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June 2001
North America

29th June   Atlantic City   Source: PressPlus.com
Slots must wow players, top designer says
Joe Weinert reporting on the speech of IGT's Joe Kaminkow at the third annual Technology & Gaming Conference.

29th June   California   Source: MSNBC.com
Ex-grocery clerk claims $141 million
The lucky 66 year old winner chose to take the lump sum and will get  $42.3 million after taxes.

28th June   Indiana  Source: Post-Trib.com
Illinois, Michigan threaten Indiana casino boats

27th June   Las Vegas & Missouri   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casino Kansas City Receives Approval to Consolidate Casinos

27th June   New York State   Source: Albany Times Union -Editorial
Gambling on New York

27th June   Louisiana   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Men steal ATM machine - The machine at the Hollywood Casino in Shreveport was apparently not bolted down and simply wheeled away.

27th June   Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Regulators to review rules on casino monopolies
Nevada regulators to review rules on casino monopolies

27th June   Las Vegas   Source: Hotel Online/LVRJ - June 24
Las Vegas Casino Hopes $550 Million Renovation Will Restore Glory to Property
Park Place's plans to rejuvenate the Caesars World brand.

26th June   Nevada  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Payback: Gaming pioneer Redd looks back on a lifetime of giving to those in need
Interesting and indepth look at the life and times of the now 89 year old inventor of the video poker machine.

26th June   Las Vegas  Source: Northern Light/Christian Science Monitor
Vegas keeps lights burning as tab soars - Energy efficient bulbs are being used as Electricity prices for casinos have risen 27% in the last 12 months

26th June   California  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
International Game Technology Reports California Megabucks Jackpot Reaches $4 Million

26th June   New Jersey  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Industry Observer, Rutgers Offer Credits For Casino Conferences, Training

25th June   California & Michigan Lotteries  Source: CNN & NJ.com/AP 
Winning ticket sold in $141 million lottery jackpot
Lottery sales declining; some say casinos to blame
Californian's were buying tickets at the rate of $64,00 a minute and apparently there is a single ticket winner. The ticket seller will get $700,000. The Michigan Lottery pays out 54% and is coming under pressure after sales have declined 17% in April and May.

24th June   Problem Gambling  Source: Seattle Times
Medicine to curb gambling looks like a good bet - A study at the University of Minnesota involved giving 20 problem gamblers the drug Naltrexone.

24th June   Missouri  Source: Hotel Online/Kansas City Star
Kansas City, Mo., Riverboat Casinos Rake in $48.7 Million in May

23rd June   New York State  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Lawsuits threatened over new NY casinos, legislators act

23rd June   California  Source: San Diego Union Tribune & North County Times
Panel votes to cut gambling board's control over slots
Senate OKs funds for state gambling panel

23rd June   Las Vegas & Sydney   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
ALL And CDS Merger Approved in Nevada and Mississippi
The Aristocrat/Casino Data Systems merger.

22nd June   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Maxim's days seem numbered

21st June   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn's MONOPOLY Blackjack Edition™ Game Gains Regulatory Approval in Nevada and Mississippi

21st June   Mississippi   Source: NJ.com
Mississippi casino revenue rises significantly in May

21st June   New Jersey   Source: PressPlus.com
Gaming regulators turn down proposed card-counting rules
The plan was to use 20 decks for BJ. Counting is not illegal in AC but operators implement shuffle-up and staking restriction counter measures.

21st June   Lake Huron  Source: The Detroit News
Port Huron wants gambling - City proposes casino to keep tourists and money in town

21st June   Niagara Falls, NY  Source: Toronto Star/AP & Buffalo Business News
N.Y. plans 2 casinos to take on Casino Niagara
Casino deal near for Niagara Falls, Buffalo
The two proposed casinos are to be operated by the Seneca Indian Nation in Buffalo and on the US side of the border at Niagara Falls.

20th June   Los Angeles  Source: CNET News/Reuters
Park Place installs coin-free slot machines - The three year deal with IGT will see some 15,000 slots installed using IGT's patented EZ Pay system.

20th June   New Orleans  Source: NJ.com/AP
New procedures aimed at making casino more accountable

19th June   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Park Place Entertainment to Install IGT's EZ Pay™ Systems And EZ Play™ Cash-Optional Gaming Machines
Fact Sheet on IGT EZ Pay™ Systems and EZ Play™ Machines

19th June   Detroit   Source: Detroit News
MGM Grand tops Detroit casinos in productivity - The casino averaged $320 per day per slot during May. MotorCity and Greektown were $298 & $229 respectively.

19th June   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Slot cards spreading at big LV gambling houses - Mandalay Group are set to begin offering slot club membership at their 5 LV casinos.

18th June   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Gaming Chips - Poker prize pool prompts probe 

16th June   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal - 15th June
Bill advancing Internet gambling signed by Guinn

16th June   New Jersey   Source: Newsday.com
Junk Drawer Yields $46M Ticket unclaimed for one year

16th June   Las Vegas   Source: San Diego Union Tribune/AP
Cocktail servers tell casinos: kiss my feet

15th June   Carson City, Nevada   Source: Norhern Light/AP
Nevada governor signs Internet gambling bill

14th June   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Transport Workers charter local to back casino dealers

14th June   New Jersey   Source: InJersey.com/AP
Labor-pressed casinos get recruitment help from state, college

14th June   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
CASINO FLOOR: Harrah's likes slot deal - IGT and Harrah's have signed a 30 day nationwide exclusivity deal on "The Price is Right" themed slot.

13th June   Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Sun
LV gambling operators likely pondering casinos in Mexico
Casino operators also eye Taiwan for gambling

13th June   Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Casino win drops - Bad calendar, poor luck at tables blamed for April's 1.5 percent fall

13th June   New York   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Link to other addictions raises new questions about gambling

12th June   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
April gaming numbers soft - Statewide win was $774.2 million with slots up 5.5% but table game win was down a massive 14.7%. Nevada Gaming Control Board website - http://gaming.state.nv.us

12th June   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and Harveys Casino Resorts Receive FTC Second Request

11th June   Atlantic City    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Technology Conference to Explore Cashless, Regulatory, Marketing, Internet Issues

11th June   Nevada    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Lawmakers approve measure allowing private gambling salons in casinos

11th June   Florida    Source: Orlando Sentinel - Editorial & St. Petersburg Times
Close door to casinos
Losing life to gambling
Slots at Florida dog tracks could well be on the next state ballot. Casinos in Florida have been rejected by voters in 1978, 86 and 94.

10th June   Michigan   Source: Lansing State Journal
Academy deals up gambling know-how - The Casinos Wild training school in Lansing taking members of the United Auto Workers and training them to deal.

9th June   New Jersey  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Isle of Capri Registers 14 Properties with Casino Careers Online

8th June   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Microsoft, IBM said to be interested in buying IGT

8th June   Atlantic City   Source: Yahoo Asia/AP
Debate Raging Over N.J. Gambling Law

8th June   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Station Casinos' subsidiary to offer in-room gambling

8th June   New York & Mexico   Source: Utica Observer Dispatch
Oneidas, Mexicans sign pact - The Oneidas tribe operate the Turning Stone Casino in upper state New York. (Please note this link could change when the UOD updates their website  - Ian).

7th June   Atlantic City   Source: PressPlus.com 
New Dice game in AC. mixes Craps, Sic Bo
The game with six multi-coloured dice is on a Gaming Commission approved 270 day trail at the Sands.

7th June   Florida   Source: Tampa Tribune - Editorial June 5th
Stealthy effort to bring in casinos

7th June   Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Professionals stunned at failure of Nevada problem-gambling bill - Nevada received around $585 million in gaming taxes in 2000, but non of the money will go to fund problem gambling initiatives.

7th June   Ohio   Source: The Columbus Dispatch
Video lottery terminals would ruin lives, ex-gambler says - The Ohio Lottery Commission is considering introducing VLT's to the states seven racetracks.

7th June   Chicago  Source: CBS MarketWatch
Slot machines pay off for investors - Article concentrating on the phenominal growth in slot manufacturer share prices overt the last 12 months.

7th June   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Announces Formation of GameCast Live, LLC and Release of Remote Play eSlots for In-Room Gaming Applications

5th June   Tennessee  Source: The Tennessean
House passes ban on casinos 

5th June   Minnesota  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Midwest Gaming & Travel Announces Co-Marketing Agreement With About Casino Gambling

5th June   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
The Venetian Files Federal Suit to Invalidate Patent of Innovative Slot Systems

4th June   Nevada  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Companies Raise Money to Support Problem and Youth Gambling Research

4th June   Toronto  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Canadian gambling channel may be a sure bet

3rd June   Atlantic City  Source: PressPlus.com
Trump can't keep up with Atlantic City rivals

3rd June   California   Source: Inland Empire Online
Gambling addiction called "hidden disease"
Some bet gambling at a high

1st June   Atlantic City   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place Entertainment Acquires Claridge Hotel & Casino

1st June   Missouri   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Research on Gambling Addiction Yields Breakthroughs

1st June   Quebec   Source: Montreal Gazette
Cut in VLTs decried as toothless gesture
VLT's contributed C$1.25 billion to province coffers in 2000. There are 15,300 machines in total and 8,256 slots at  the 3 casinos. www.Loto-Quebec.ca

1st June   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo Asia/AP
Las Vegas Hotel Fire Injures 17

1st June   Kissimmee, Florida   Source: Orlando Sentinel
Keller to lead Osceola fight against casinos

1st June   Atlantic City   Source: PressPlus.com
Poor casino, rich casino: Claridge joins Park Place
Park Place is the worlds largest gaming company. With the purchase the company will generate some 35% of the win in AC from 4 of the 12 casinos, and will have a combined gaming floor of 433,000 sq ft.