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June 2002
North America

30th June       Atlantic City       Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Union argues to keep casino drinks in cups

30th June       Downtown, Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Negotiators race clock; strike looms - Pickets march to put pressure on 12 casinos

30th June       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Gaming Chips - Last call: Poker Digest folds hand
CSP maintains it's reputation as the worst casino game for players - holding 28.9% in Nevada over the last 12 months.

29th June       Chicago        Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Illinois Gov. Signs Riverboat Casino Tax Increase

28th June       Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
LV visitor count expected to jump for July Fourth - Longer weekend may help overcome labor, terror woes

28th June       Dallas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Hollywood Casino Announces It Has Been Exploring Strategic Alternatives To Maximize Shareholder Value

28th June       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino Journal Publishing Group and Card Player Magazine Reach Agreement
Poker Digest magazine will be acquired by Shulman Media, LLC who are owners and publishers of the magazine Card Player.

28th June       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Nationwide Rollout For First in a Series of New Playboy Slots

28th June       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun - June 27th & Reuters Company News
Culinary Union officials predict strike downtown
Strike deadline looms for downtown Las Vegas casinos

28th June       Dallas & St. Louis       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Speculation arises over casino gambling merger possibilities
Further consolidation in the US casino industry could be underway as Hollywood Casino Corp. and President Casino's are both reportedly up for sale.

27th June       Las Vegas       Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Licenses Gamecraft, Inc.'s Award Winning Heads Up Poker and Will Develop and Market First "Intelligent'' Video Poker Game throughout the United States

27th June       Niagara Falls and Rochester New York       Source: Hartford Courant
Driver Spent 38 Hours In A Casino - Police Say He Went Without Sleep, Refused To Pull Over Bus
Tragic story of the death of five members of a church group after their coach driver apparently fell asleep.

27th June       Atlantic City      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Gordon Group, Park Place to Give Atlantic City's Million Dollar Pier Monopoly Makeover
Atlantic City Gets Monopoly Theme
The original Monopoly game was invented by Charles B. Darrow of Germantown, Pennsylvania and used the streets and neighborhoods of Atlantic City.

26th June       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Station denies talk of locals' gambling shops in Britain
Station eyes British neighborhoods

25th June       Massachusetts       Source: Voice of America News
Casino City Press Publishes 2002 Nevada Gaming Almanac

24th June       Indiana      Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Casino loan to city raises eyebrows - Hammond, Ind., borrows $3 million from riverboat

24th June       Gaming Investments      Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Indiana casino shares gain on tax compromise
Indiana riverboats that cruise look likely to be paying a tax rate of 22.5% whilst those that choose to remain docked will pay a graduated scale up to 35%.

23rd June       Illinois        Source: Yahoo/Chicago Tribune
Emerald back to gaming board with offer

22nd June       Atlantic City       Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Methodist forum focuses on ills of A.C. casinos

22nd June       St. Louis, Missouri       Source: KansasCity.com/AP
Despite one bankruptcy, Missouri casinos in good financial health

23rd June       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
FBI calling off Vegas threat probe after man fails polygraph

22nd June       New Orleans       Source: Yahoo/AP
New Orleans Casino Still Struggling
"What we've probably learned is that if you want to legalize gambling because you want it to be economic development, you're probably making a mistake,"

21st June       Las Vegas & Alaska       Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Licensing for Ritz-Carlton approved
Panel votes to let Alaskan Indians profit from casino
Las Vegas's latest casino the 350-room Ritz-Carlton will have a 40,000 sq ft casino and is scheduled to open early 2003.

21st June       Atlantic City       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Borgata Tops-Off $1 Billion Atlantic City Resort; Atlantic City's First New Casino Hotel in 13 Years Begins Countdown
The $1 billion resort due to open in 2003 is a partnership between Boyd Gaming & MGM Mirage it will have 2,010 hotel rooms and a 120,000 sq ft casino.

20th June       St. Louis       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
President Casinos, Inc. Voluntarily Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

20th June       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Fortune Magazine Ranks Shuffle Master as One of America's 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies

20th June       Nevada       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casinos 'strongly support' new tax revenue in Nevada

19th June       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Creditors letting markets decide pace of Aladdin sale

19th June       Biloxi, Mississippi & Miami      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Sets Sail With Isle Miles And A Strategic Marketing Partnership With Carnival Cruise Lines

19th June       Chicago       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Wells-Gardner Receives $4 Million Monitor Orders for the Canadian Gaming Markets

19th June       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Receives Nevada and GLI Approvals For CLUE Winning Solution Video Slot Game

18th June       Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Wynn's $2.5 billion Le Reve price tag raises eyebrows
Figures and statistics related to the development of Le Reve are revealed by the Sun as part of Wynn REsorts IPO filing.

18th June       Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegans warming up to coinless slot systems
A survey of 300 local slot players reveals that 59% prefer the coinless systems, that print a ticket at the machine to traditional coin-in/out slots. 9 of the top 10 games preferred were from IGT.

18th June       Mississippi      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mississippi gambling regulators tour Biloxi Queen riverboat

18th June       Missouri      Source: KansasCity.com
Casino deals a set of new rules in heat of the game
Interesting story. Management at the Isle of Capri casino apparently lowering a BJ table maximum because a player was winning $14,000. Card counting has been legal in the state since March 1999.

18th June       Biloxi, Mississippi      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Record Fourth Quarter Results

18th June       Illinois      Source: Chicago Sun Herald
Attorney general investigates casinos - Antitrust issue: Concerned with meeting of gaming operators

17th June       Illinois & Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News & Las Vegas Sun
Ill. attorney general supoenas casinos over meeting
Illinois begins probe of LV execs

17th June       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Las Vegas Sun & Yahoo/Reuters
Wynn Resorts Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
Wynn details $2.5 billion plan for Le Reve in IPO
Casino mogul files for IPO of new dream resort

17th June       Las Vegas       Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Aristocrat's Cash Express Has Slot Floors Steamin' Into The Copper Rush; Highly Successful Progressive Slot Now Available In Penny Denomination

17th June       Detroit      Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Newswires
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Detroit Appeal in Casino Flap

17th June       Missouri      Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP - June 14th
Former Station employees plead guilty in  theft case

17th June       Weat Virginia      Source: Post-Gazette.com
W. Virginia casinos continue to grow
The casinos in West Virginia are what are known as "Racinos" - no table games and located at the State's racetracks. There is also no limit on the number of slots at each location.

17th June       Seattle      Source: Seattle Business Journal
Opponents deal new casino a losing hand

17th June       Missouri       Source: CNN.com/AP
Casino lab helps cops catch cheaters
More on the mock casino run by the Missouri Gaming Commision.

14th June       Las Vegas & Illinois      Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Mandalay sees $40 mln annual hit from Ill. tax hike

14th June       Missouri      Source: KansasCity.com/AP
Five plead guilty to stealing from Lake Charles casino

14th June       Detroit      Source: Detroit News
Casino revenues up in May - MGM, Motor City and Greektown post gains as patrons stay away from Windsor site
The three casinos won $95.3 million in May, up 19% from 2001.

14th June       Illinois      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Hollywood Casino Corporation Announces Opening of New Aurora Dockside Casino

14th June       Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Sun Photo - Phylis Diller against Ginger the Chicken
Ginger, the Tic Tac Toe (Noughts and Crosses) playing chicken is the latest attraction at the Las Vegas Tropicana. She was only beaten five times at the Tropicana, Atlantic City the winners taking home a  $10,000 prize.

13th June       Minnesota        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Midwest Gaming & Travel Announces 2002 Readers' Choice Awards for Native American Casinos

12th June       Las Vegas & Puerto Rico        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Global Gaming Business Magazine Launched at Caribbean Gaming Conference

12th June       Gaming Investments        Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Casino shares drop on Indiana gaming tax concerns

12th June        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Allegations could threaten gaming's image - Experts say rigged giveaways would cast doubts on industry integrity

12th June        Las Vegas        Source: Hoovers.com/LVRJ
Las Vegas Casino Job Losses Prompt Nevada Gaming Control Board Investigation

12th June        Minneapolis        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Table Trac, Inc. Signs Contract With Shooting Star Casino, Hotel & Event Center

12th June        Illinois        Source: Yahoo/Reuters Market News
Argosy to replace leased slot machines in Illinois

12th June        Atlanta        Source: Yahoo/Reuters
An Old Vice Draws Fire in the New South

11th June        Missouri       Source: Yahoo/AP Photos
A selection of interesting photos from the mock casino operated by the Missouri Gaming Commisssion that is used train field operatives and staff.
Counterfeit tokens, Surveillance monitors, Slots mainboards

11th June        Reno        Source: Reno Gazette Journal
EZ is just the ticket for slots
Ticket-in/Ticket-out slots are gaining an ever increasing share of the slots floor. For operators the various systems offers the potential for considerable labour savings and increased security.

11th June        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
Venetian Investigated Over Alleged Promotion Rigging
Gaming Control investigation of hotel-casino under way

11th June        New Jersey        Source: The Guardian/AP
N.J. Servers Alcohol Gag May Get Ax
Since casinos were legalised in 1978, waitresses in Atlantic City have not been allowed to mention any words referring to Alcohol.

11th June        Ontario        Source: Detroit News
Gambling rebounds at Casino Windsor - shorter waits at border, promotions lure US bettors
Casino Windsor is owned by the Ontario government and managed by Park Place Entertainments. Win for the 4th quarter ending 31st March was $103 million. Average visitor numbers are 15,000 a day.

10th June        Atlantic City & Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Chicken tic-tac-toe promotion coming to LV

10th June        Missouri        Source: Kansas City Business Journal
Revenue rises, patrons fall at four KC-area casinos

10th June        New Orleans       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Harrah's details takeover plan for N.O. casino

9th June        Detroit       Source: Boston Globe/Los Angeles Times
Detroit takes a new look at its mixed casino fortunes
Detroit's 3 casinos now make an average of $100 million a month. Win per gaming position per day is $337. Las Vegas averages $204 and Atlantic City $271.

9th June        Missouri       Source: Jefferson City News Tribune/AP
Regulators use mock casino to learn how to spot cheaters
The Missouri Gaming Commission's 100 employees take care of 11 Riverboats and have their own small casino to learn about potential scams.

8th June        Georgia       Source: Augusta Chronicle
Video poker fans play final hands before ban
Poker machines where winners are paid in merchandise will soon be declared illegal in Georgia.

8th June        Reno       Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Belmont, big fight boosting sports books
The Belmont Stakes where War Emblem is trying to win the Triple Crown will be followed in in the evening by the Lewis-Tyson fight.

8th June        Memphis, Tennessee       Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Celebrities Hit Town for Lewis-Tyson Fight

7th June        Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Russel McMeekin Named President and COO of Mikohn Gaming

7th June        Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
MGM Mirage to reconsider Bellagio expansion

7th June        Biloxi, Mississippi       Source: Las Vegas Sun
New casino seeks approval

7th June        Lake Charles, Missouri       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos to Hire More Than 800-Plus Team Members For All-New St. Charles Operations

7th June        New Orleans       Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Harrah's Entertainment To Raise JCC Hldg Stake To 63% Versus 49%
Harrah's claims control of New Orleans casino

7th June        Nevada       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Vegas casino workers expected to approve new contract

6th June        Nevada       Source: Las Vegas Sun
McCartney concert gives Strip gaming win a boost
Casinos in Nevada won $800 million in April up 3%. Table game win rose 8.6% but slot win was just up 0.8%.

6th June        Nevada       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Market News
Nevada casino revenues rise 3.1 pct in April
Casino win for April was $800 million statewide compared with $776.1 million in 2001. April is the first month that casino win has risen since September 2001.

6th June        Minneapolis, Minnesota       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Cash Systems, Inc. Announces Contracts to Provide Cash Access Services In Twelve Additional Casinos

6th June        New Orleans       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & NJ.com/AP
JCC Holding Company Announces Automatic Disqualification of Two Directors
Two Harrah's executives tossed off casino board

5th June        Las Vegas & Chicago       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Park Place still likes Chicago despite tax hike

5th June        Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Slot Machine Expert Frank Legato Joins Global Gaming Business Magazine
Global Gaming Business is a new US based hardcopy trade magazine which will be published twice monthly beginning 1st July.

5th June        New York & Ontario       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Scientific Games and Ontario Lottery Finalize Contract for 8,500 On-Line Lottery Terminals and Related Software

5th June        Illinois       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Hollywood Casino Corporation Announces New Earnings Guidance Due to Illinois Gaming Tax Increase

4th June        Gaming Investments       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming industry comeback confirmed

4th June        Las Vegas & Illinois       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE Withdraws Proposal to Acquire Emerald Casino
Gaming giant withdraws offer for Illinois casino

3rd June        Alton, Illinois       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Argosy Gaming Company Announces Impact of Illinois Legislative Gaming Tax Increase

3rd June        Illinois       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Casino Shares Off on Ill. Gaming Tax Hike
Illinois budget would hike casino, cigarette taxes