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June 2003
North America

30th June         Mississippi & Las Vegas            Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Announces Agreement to Sell Vicksburg, Mississippi, Casino

30th June         Reno            Source: Las Vegas Sun
IGT buying LV 'bonusing' company for $130 million

30th June         Atlantic City            Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Children in Casinos - Taj gets tough - Editorial
The Taj Mahal is set to begin a midnight-to-7 a.m.curfew for all children 14 and under, whether they are with an adult or not.

30th June         Reno & Las Vegas           Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Harrah still casts shadow over gaming industry
The day Reno changed
Longtime Nevadans recall Harrah’s legacy, Reno’s progress
Bill Harrah died of heart failure on June 30th, 1978. He was 67.

30th June         Reno            Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Dow Jones Business News
International Game Technology and Acres Gaming Incorporated Announce Merger Agreement
Intl Game Tech to Buy Acres Gaming for $130 Million

30th June         Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Borgata kicking it up a notch
Excellent look at the technology that is being employed at the Borgata for both front and back of house operations.

30th June         Atlantic City           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jeff Simpson
Bring on Borgata - Boyd, MGM Mirage hope venture becomes New Jersey gem

30th June         Atlantic City           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Atlantic City to open first casino in 13 years

29th June         Las Vegas            Source: San Diego Union-Tribune/AP
Las Vegas gets first look at car for new monorail system

29th June         U.S. Horeseracing           Source: Thoroughbred Times
Racing accounted for less than 10% of all U.S. gambling in 2002, study says

28th June         Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Mandalay CEO exudes confidence in outlook

28th June         Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Castaways notes lack of competitiveness on Boulder Strip in bankruptcy filing
Lender criticizes casino executives - Vestin says Castaways misspent loan

28th June         Nevada           Source: Washington Times/UPI
Nevada to tax brothels

27th June         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Avowed virgins target Strip porn scene - 'Good girl cards' to provide alternative to sexually explicit handouts

27th June         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jeff Simpson
Golden Nugget deal official - Poster Financial hopes to close $215 million deal by year's end

27th June         New Jersey          Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Unclear how a state shutdown would affect casinos

27th June         Pennsylvania          Source: Pennyslvania Times-Leader
Analyst: $50 million slot licenses don't add up to much

27th June         Colorado          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
GLI Certified As Testing Laboratory for Colorado Division of Gaming

27th June         Cripple Creek, Colorado          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Opening of Casino Aboard Oceania Cruises' Regatta

27th June         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
The Venetian Opens 'Venezia' Hotel Tower

27th June         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino Player Readers Award Harrah's Entertainment 598 Honors In Annual 'Best Of Gaming' Poll

27th June         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Update - MGM Mirage selling Golden Nugget casinos

26th June         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
New venture may set pace - Others seen to follow Harrah's

26th June         Quebec, Canada          Source: Canada News Wire
Loto-Québec - Québec's Casinos to Offer a Smoke-Free Environment As Of July 2003

26th June         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Golden Nuggets in LV, Laughlin being sold

26th June         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Dow Jones Business News
MGM MIRAGE to Sell Golden Nugget Hotel-Casinos to Poster Financial Group
MGM to Sell Golden Nugget Businesses for $215 Million
Station Director, Timothy Poster, Resigns His Position

26th June         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming's Trivial Pursuit Easy as Pie Slot™ Game Approved for New Jersey Market

26th June         Illinois         Source: Chicago Sun-Times/AP
Governor fires outgoing gaming board chief

26th June         Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jeff Simpson
Historic LV casino faces sale - Price for two Golden Nuggets expected to top $200 million
The LVRJ reports that MGM Mirage has agreed to sell its Golden Nugget Las Vegas and Laughlin casinos to founders of online bookings website Travelscape.

26th June         New Jersey         Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Trump casinos win four-year license renewals
Donald Trump's casinos in Atlantic City the  Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza and Trump Marina & Gary, Indiana carry around $1.8 billion in debt. The share price at $1.98 values the company at just $43.6 million.

26th June         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Lender foreclosing on Las Vegas hotel-casino - Castaways Casino Hotel

25th June         London & Las Vegas          Source: Reuters.com & Ananova.com & Yahoo/Dow Jones
UPDATE 3-Harrah's, Gala Group to build UK casino chain
Bingo firm signs deal to open mega-casinos
Harrah's, Britain's Gala Ink Deal to Develop Casinos

25th June         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
GSA Membership update - Organization Welcomes New Member Companies; IGT Resigns

25th June         London & Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gala Group, Harrah's Entertainment Plan to Form Joint Venture to Develop Regional Casinos in United Kingdom
Gala & Harrah's have signed a letter of intent to develop up to eight provincial casinos in a 50/50 joint venture, 

25th June         London & Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News & Reuters
Harrah's, U.K.'s Gala Near Pact to Develop Casinos
Gala Group, Harrah's to develop casinos in UK

25th June         Iowa          Source: Des Moins register
Voters OK plan for new river casino
Iowa has 16 casinos including indian operations. There is presently a moratorium on new licenses in the state.

25th June         Las Vegas          Source: Reno Gazette-Journal/AP & Yahoo/Reuters
Vegas gets a look at first advertising-themed monorail car - website: www.lvmonorail.com
Las Vegas monorail aims to become new attraction

25th June         Pennsylvania          Source: Ledger-Enquirer
Pennsylvania closer to allowing racetrack casinos

24th June         Washington & Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Foes square off over casino acceptance study
Fact filled article focusing on the latest "State of the States" report from the American Gaming Association.

24th June         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming execs sell shares on rising prices

24th June         Washington          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Annual Survey Indicates High Acceptance of Casinos; Adults 21 to 39 Most Positive About Benefits, Acceptability

24th June         Las Vegas          Source: Ascend Media Group
Ascend Media Gaming Group Announces New Editor, Sales Manager for The 'Re-Imagined' Casino Journal

24th June         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Hotel gets Wynn name - Research helps inspire decision to change project's name
Le Reve resort renamed - Brand recognition fuels switch to Wynn Las Vegas

24th June         Las Vegas          Source: The Ledger Enquirer/AP
Steve Wynn Dumps Le Reve Name for Casino
The new name for the "Le Reve" project will now be "Wynn Las Vegas". Opening is scheduled for March 2005.

24th June         U.S.          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Gambling acceptance rate up 6% in AGA poll
The American Gaming Association commissioned Poll of 1,001 U.S. Adults found 85% believe casino gambling is acceptable for themselves or others. Website: www.americangaming.org

24th June         Reno          Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Casino change attendant stabbed

24th June         Scottsdale, Arizona         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Has Great Success at Southern Gaming Summit

23rd June         New Jersey          Source: The Press of Atlantic City
McGreevey gambling future on casino fight First N.J. governor to challenge industry

23rd June         Las Vegas          Source: Wynn Resorts Press Release
A Global Name for Wynn Resorts Hotel/Casino Properties

23rd June         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gradual change planned as Aladdin goes Hollywood
Image rendering of the finished "Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino"

23rd June         Arlington, Texas          Source: Star-Telegram.com/Fort Worth News
Casino and college
The Top 'o Hill Casino reputedly operated by Binnie "The Cowboy" Binion and Fred Browning in the 1930's & 40's.

22nd June         Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Casino-tax bill would let slot suppliers share in revenue

22nd June         Elko, Nevada          Source: San Francisco Chronicle & RGJ
Plague of crickets besieges town - Elko, Nev.
Region fights off crickets - Infestation worst in nearly 60 years
Cricket Photos - SF.Chonicle & RGJ

22nd June         Illinois          Source: Chicago Daily Herald
Gaming regulator's defection could spur change

22nd June         Mississippi          Source: Clarksdale Press Register
Eight more charged in casino robberies

22nd June         U.S. Casino Security          Source: Detroit Free Press
Thieves prowl aisles of casinos  - Andrew N.S. Glazer Column

21st June         Illinois          Source: The Beacon News
Hollywood Casino could lay off 300

21st June         Illinois          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Illinois governor approves casino tax hike
The top tax rate will become 70%. Most casinos will be paying 50% on annual revenues of $100 million or more.

21st June         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Planet Hollywood wins Aladdin - Scramble for hotel-casino ends when judge refuses to accept rival bids

21st June         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire, Las Vegas Sun/AP
Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino Lands in Las Vegas
Judge picks Planet Hollywood co-founder to buy Vegas casino
Upon completion of renovations the Aladdin will be known as the "Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino".

21st June         Carson City, Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mirage pays $5 million fine for cash violations

21st June         Las Vegas & Monaco          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts and Societe des Bains de Mer of Monaco Enter into Previously Announced Strategic Alliance

21st June         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Two Mandalay top stockholders reduce stake 15%
Reuters reports that CE, COO and Chairman Michael Ensign and Vice Chairman William Richardson have both sold around 880,000 shares at around $33. Worth a cool $29 million.

21st June         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
High-roller files new suit against Park Place - L.A. man claims company defrauded him out of millions

20th June         New Jersey        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & The Star-Ledger
Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa to Open July 3
Borgata will be open by July Fourth weekend - Casino reveals July 3 date, but no other details

20th June         Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming and DP Stud Enter into Joint Development Agreement

20th June        Carson City, Nevada         Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Record $5 million fine paid by MGM Mirage

20th June         Biloxi, Mississippi         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Results

20th June         Las Vegas         Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Aladdin creditors prefer Planet Hollywood co-founder buy casino

20th June         New York State         Source: The Saratogan
State needs an answer on future of VLTs, casinos

19th June         Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Commission to get MGM Mirage case

19th June         Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Aladdin Bankruptcy: Bidder status murky - No word on bankrupt megaresort's additional suitors
And the winner is.....The successful bidder is due to be announced in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Friday morning.

19th June         Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Anti-terrorism conference addresses resort security risks

19th June         Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun & RGJ/AP
Tropicana formally unveils $500 million proposal
Tropicana hotel in Vegas considers big makeover plans

19th June         Atlantic City         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Announces Borgata Opening Date
Thr Borgata will open to the public on Thursday, July 3rd. The Hotel Casino & Spa is a  50/50 partnership between Boyd Gaming and MGM Mirage. Website: www.theborgata.com

19th June         Detroit          Source: The Detroit News
Greektown Casino plan moves forward

19th June         Trenton, New Jersey          Source: The Star-Legger & The Press od Atlantic City
Casino tax author complains of threats - Gaming group vows to mobilize workers
Lawmaker wants A.G. to probe casino ‘threat’

19th June         Atlantic City          Source: The Press od Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Gambling while self-excluded doesn’t pay off - Caesars forfeits jackpot of player who opted for A.C. casino ban

19th June         Mississippi          Source: The Clarion-Ledger
Casino robberies prompt alert - Security at Miss. casinos major concern following 10 robberies

19th June         Illinois          Source: Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Daily Herald & LVRJ/AP
Harrah's hires Gaming Board chief
Gaming board leader quits to join Harrah's
Illinois regulator resigns to take job at Harrah's

19th June         Colorado          Source: Denver Post
Central City wins road bet - $42.5 million in bonds sold to fund direct route from I-70
Gaming officials keep lid on conflict investigation

19th June         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Receives Nevada and GLI Approval for its YAHTZEE Looking for Love Video Slot Game

19th June         Edmonton, Alberta          Source: Canada.com/Edmonton Journal
Financier pitches new casino for airport - 7 applicants vying for single licence

18th June         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Officials silent on bid qualifiers
The auction to determine the new owners of the Aladdin is likely to be held in court on Friday.

18th June         Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Terrorism worries may lead to casino changes

18th June         Montreal, Quebec           Source: Yahoo/Canada News Wire
Loto-Québec Maintains Its Revenue and Net Income Levels During Fiscal 2002-2003

18th June         Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs New Contracts with 21 Casinos

18th June         Delaware           Source: DelawareOnline/News Journal
Casino plans unveiled; debate begins - $50 million project needs new state law to proceed

18th June         Mississippi           Source: The Clarksdale Register
Casino robbery spree continues with Bally's heist
There have now been 10 armed robberies at Mississippi casinos in the last 2 weeks.

18th June         New Jersey           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Governor has harsh words for casinos

18th June         Mississippi           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT's Wheel of Fortune® Quarters Hits Again in Biloxi at the President Casino

18th June         Las Vegas           Source: The Guardian
Lapdancer strips veil off Las Vegas casinos
A look at the work of Andrea (formerly George) Hackett of the Las Vegas Dancers Alliance.

18th June         New York           Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
MGM track partner accused of rampant criminal activity
NYRA management faulted for "Corrupt" system - Official A.G. Release - June 14th
Racing Association Chairman Calls Inquiry a 'Witch Hunt'  - New York Times - June 15th

18th June         Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
El Cortez agrees to fine in employee gambling case - Casino to pay $15,000 to settle Control Board complaint

18th June         Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Sahara looking to evict NASCAR Cafe
Sahara parent trying to evict NASCAR Cafe

17th June         Illinois & Sydney, Australia           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
WMS Gaming to Allow Rapid Roulette Distribution Agreement to Expire
WMS takes charge as abandons roulette game

17th June         Colorado           Source: The Denver Post
Gaming Division's leaders shuffled as probe proceeds
Amazing. Being a chip collector appears to be classed as a conflict of interest for gaming regulators!.

17th June         Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Wienert
Gender change atop A.C. casinos - Promotion at Hilton puts women at the helm of 5 of city’s 11 gaming halls

17th June         Halifax, Nova Scotia           Source: The Halifax Herald
Casinos will obey smoking bylaws
Casino Nova Scotia that operates the Sydney & Halifax casinos will adopt a smoke free policy in both casinos starting July.

17th June         Reno, Nevada           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Nevada bartender sues casino over makeup row

16th June        Louisiana          Source: Houma Today/AP
Louisiana's licensed casinos won $182.4 million in May

16th June        Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
El Cortez hit with Gaming Board complaint; property fined $15,000

16th June        Burnaby, B.C          Source: Yahoo/Canada News Wire
Gateway Casinos Income Fund - Relationship with Gateway Casinos Inc.'s proposed casino relocation to Langley, British Columbia
Gateway Casinos Income Fund announces May 2003 distribution

16th June        Mashantucket, Connecticut           Source: The Day
On His Game: Foxwoods Employee Comes Up With Gambling Innovations
A profile of Foxwood's employee Ken Perrie. He invented two of the most popular Blackjack side bets Over/Under 13 & Super Sevens.

16th June        San Diego         Source: PRNewswire
VirtGame Completes Installation of Sports Wagering Systems In Four Nevada Casinos

16th June        Las Vegas          Source: Card Player
The 2003 World Series of Poker - Mike Sexton review of this years tournament.
Online Poker Revolutionizes the World Series - Dan Goldman VP of Marketing at Pokerstars.com.

16th June        Las Vegas & London          Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Harrah’s mum on UK casino reports

16th June        U.S.           Source: Yahoo/USA Today - Editorial
States, cities ignore odds, place new bets on gambling

16th June        Boston, Maine          Source: Boston Business Journal - Editorial
Knowing when to walk away from the table

16th June        Reno          Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Robber forces partial evacuation of Reno casino

15th June        Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Blacklist a help in ‘constant’ casino fight

15th June        Mississippi          Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Mississippi casino offers $50,000 reward in theft case

14th June        Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino executives top Nevada pay scale
The 3 top executives of Harrah's, MGM Mirage & Mandalay Group between them pocketed $53 million in salaries and share options in 2002.

14th June        Las Vegas & Monaco          Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Wynn in deal with Monaco casino operator
Monaco casino operator partners with Wynn
The $45 million deal will see SBM buying 3.6% of Wynn Resorts. Both companies appear to be gaining the abilty to cross market their casinos and exchange staff & services.

14th June        Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mirage woes prompt audit review

13th June        Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Mandalay Shares Climb After Casino Firm Declares Dividend

13th June        Lula, Mississippi          Source: Clarksdale Press Register
Gunmen rob Isle of Capri - Isle of Capri Casino in Lula was robbed early this morning

13th June        Las Vegas & Monaco          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Yahoo France
Monaco casino takes 3.6% stake in Wynn Resorts
SBM : alliance stratégique avec Wynn Resorts

13th June        Las Vegas & Monaco          Source: Wynn Resorts/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts, Limited to Enter Into Strategic Alliance With Societe des Bains de Mer of Monaco
SBM will buy 3 million Wynn Resorts shares at a discounted $15 each, for a total of $45 million. Closing price on Thursday was just under $18.
Yahoo France SBM stock quote - http://fr.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=BAIN.PA&d=2b

13th June        Lula, Mississippi          Source: Clarksdale Press Register
Gunmen rob Isle of Capri - Isle of Capri Casino in Lula was robbed early this morning

13th June        Las Vegas & London          Source: Yahoo.com/Financial Times
Harrah's Entertainment in talks with Gala
FT.com link - http://search.ft.com/search/article.html?id=030612006007
The FT reports that Gala and Harrah's Entertainment are in negotiations to establish a 50/50 joint venture in the UK.

13th June        Atlantic City          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Borgata wins license; opening date a mystery

12th June        Denver, Colorado          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Colorado Gaming Association, Ascend Media Gaming Group Announce New Partnership and New Gaming Conference

12th June        New York          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Las Vegas Monorail Makes First Stop in New York's Times Square on Its Cross-Country Journey to the Famous "Las Vegas Strip''

11th June         Vancouver, B.C.          Source: Canada.com/Vancouver Sun
Liberals slipping in more slots
The number of slots in British Columbia operated by the Lottery Corp. will increase to 5,400 from the present 3,000.

11th June         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
BusinessWeek Names Shuffle Master to 100 Hot Growth Companies List

11th June         Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Borgata Receives Gaming License From The New Jersey Casino Control Commission

11th June         Nevada          Source: Reno Gazette-Journal
Publisher settles simmering dispute over book with Vegas mayor

11th June         New Jersey          Source: Daily Record
10 busted in gambling ring

11th June         Springfield, Illinois          Source: St. Louis Today/AP
Casino operator threatens to sue over tax hike

11th June         Oklahoma & Las Vegas          Source: The Norman Transcript
Poker players of the world, unite!
Chris Moneymaker's win at the 2003 WSOP. Poker is presently illegal in Oklahoma.

10th June         Mississippi          Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald
Gambling grandma offers new video poker software

10th June         Reno          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Reno casinos looking to river to deliver tourists - Officials try to counter Indian gaming with recreational opportunities

10th June         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
JCM/AGA's 5th Annual Golf Classic Raises $75,000 For National Center for Responsible Gaming

9th June         Las Vegas          Source: Enterprise Networks and Servers
Casino's Player Reward Program Draws on IT Savvy - Enterprise Network Management Brings Stability, Reliability to Business Operations - An article for the IT department!

9th June         Silver Spring, Maryland          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Travel Channel Announces its Popular World Poker Tour Series Will Offer Two New Specials to Cap its Amazing First Season
World Poker Tour website: www.worldpokertour.com

9th June         Newton, Massachusetts          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino City Press Publishes New Data on $9 Billion Nevada Gaming Market
The 2003 Nevada Gaming Almanac. Website: www.GamingAlmanac.com

9th June         Indiana          Source: The Indianapolis Star/AP
Casinos want to stay open 24/7 - Belterra, Caesars hope to take advantage of a provision that recently became law

7th June          U.S.             Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gambling expansion in U.S. dips - Once expected proliferation fizzles as legislative sessions wind down

7th June          Las Vegas             Source: Las Vegas Sun
Major hotel companies compete for bankrupt Las Vegas casino
All bids for the Aladdin Casino Hotel have to be submitted to the u.S, bankruptcy court by June 17th.

7th June          Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Win by casinos declines in April - 6.9 percent drop attributed to war

6th June          Nevada           Source: Reno Gazette-Journal/AP & Las Vegas Sun
Casinos show 6.9% decline in April; Reno area down 9.6%
War, SARS hurt April casino win in Nevada - Business seen picking up
The win of $744 million was down 6.9% from April 2002. A tourism slump caused by the war in Iraq is cited as one of the reasons. Every market in Nevada reported a decline in revenues.

6th June          New York & Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Cocktail Service, Entertainment Tie the Knot in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Sun BevErtainer photo - The stage appears to be on top of two IGT Deuces Wild video pokers!

6th June          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
iGames Entertainment Inc. Receives Nevada Gaming Board Approval For Next Generation Slot Machine Security Device

6th June          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Renowned Judges Will Evaluate Nominations in Sarno Awards, First Program to Recognize Excellence in Casino and Resort Design
Website: www.sarnoawards.com

6th June          New Jersey           Source: Newsday.com
Gambling Ring Out of Luck

6th June          Tennessee & Michigan           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Arena eyed for state's first casino
Michigan racetrack owners eager for slots

6th June          Las Vegas Strip           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Third group enters bid for bankrupt Aladdin
New bidder emerges for bankrupt Aladdin

6th June          Reno            Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gambling Companies: Investors cheer new IGT dividend
Companies in the gaming and casino sectors in the U.S. traditionally do not pay dividends to shareholders.

6th June          Las Vegas            Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Moulin Rouge probe points to arson - Investigators mum on evidence or suspects

5th June          New Jersey & Las Vegas            Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Technologies' MKVI Slot Platform, Games Approved in New Jersey

5th June          Las Vegas            Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Rio Transforms Cocktail Service Into Entertainment
Harrah's Entertainment Top-Ranked Gaming Company in Barron's 500
Only in America, perhaps!. An exceptionally interesting concept and I will be watching this story with interest to see how it works. Or if it lasts :)

5th June          Las Vegas            Source: Las Vegas Sun
Station leaving Vegas chamber

5th June          Las Vegas & Isle of Man          Source: International Herald Tribune
Online gamble ends - MGM Mirage to shut Internet unit
"MGM Mirage formed its MGM Mirage Online unit in September 2001 and once estimated that it would generate annual revenue of as much as $500 million."

4th June          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Taxes, war complicate quarter for Big Six operators

4th June          New York & Switzerland          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Scientific Games Austria Wins SWISSLOS Order for New Gaming System for Swiss Sports Betting

4th & 5th June          Las Vegas           Source: CNET News.com, Las Vegas Sun &LVRJ
MGM Mirage shutters online casino
Casino giant exiting Internet gaming
MGM Mirage to shut Web gambling site  - Legal, political doubts plagued effort

4th June          Las Vegas & Isle of Man          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE to Discontinue Online Gaming Operations
www.playmgmmirage.com will apparently cease trading on the 30th June. It will become the latest major casualty following on from the recent failures of Crown Games, Tattersalls, & Casino Atlantis.

4th June          Maine          Source: MaineToday.com/AP
Study: State's casino costs higher than its revenues

4th June          Trenton, New Jersey          Source: NorthJersey.com/AP
McGreevey urges casinos to drop opposition to tax hike

4th June          Reno          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Announces 4-For-1 Stock Split and Cash Dividend
IGT presently has 85.8 million shares outstanding. The closing price on June 3rd was $85.35 giving a market cap for the company of approximately $7.32 billion.

3rd June          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun & Yahoo/Business Wire
Venetian hit with $44 million judgment
Venetian Responds to Bovis Verdict

3rd June          Barstow, California           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Tribal casino would intercept gamblers headed to, from LV

3rd June          Missouri           Source: Kansas City Star
Gaming takes center stage in Missouri budget circus

3rd June          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Officials fired in scandal suing Mirage
Claims against Mirage berated - Industry sources disparage wrongful termination lawsuit filed by ex-official

3rd June          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Report: Marriott joining bid for bankrupt Aladdin
Report says Marriott will vie for Aladdin

3rd June          Reno, Nevada           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. Announces Opposition to Condemnation of Downtown Casino, Resulting in the Movement of the Associated Non-Restricted Gaming License

3rd June          Scottsdale, Arizona           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Brings MAGIC to New Mexico, California and Michigan

3rd June          Missouri           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Sigma Game Settles License Dispute with Missouri Gaming Commission

3rd June          Albany, New York           Source: Syracuse Post-Standard
Casino smoking ban sought - Two CNY lawmakers want new state law to include Indian gambling sites

3rd June          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Revenue rains on casinos in May
Atlantic City's 11 casinos won $405.5 million in May up 8.3%. Slots won $304.3 million and Table games $101.2 million.

3rd June          Lincoln, Nebraska           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nebraska casino measure fails - Bill could be resurrected

2nd June          Nevada           Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Firms tout ‘data warehousing’ for casinos

2nd June         Illinois           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Argosy Gaming Company Announces Impact of Illinois Legislative Gaming Tax Increase

2nd June          Springfield, Illinois           Source: Yahoo/Daily Herald
Why state is prepared to enter the casino business

2nd June          Indiana           Source: Chicago Sun-Times/AP
Hoping to get lucky, counterfeiters hit casinos

2nd June          Las Vegas           Source: Arizona Republic/AP & Yahoo/Dow Jones
Marriott bidding on Aladdin casino in Las Vegas
Marriott, Partner Enter Bidding for Aladdin Hotel

2nd June          Omaha, Nebraska           Source: WorldNet Daily
Nebraska lawmaker 'declares war' on Iowa - Tongue-in-cheek measure to highlight state's casino woes

1st June          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Pack of suitors thins in Aladdin scramble

1st June          Bell Gardens, Los Angeles           Source: The Mercury News/AP
Card clubs facing tough times as tribal gambling grows
California has 104 card clubs with a total of 1,394 tables, declining from 220 clubs and 1,955 tables in 1997.

1st June          Iowa           Source: Des Moins Register
Push is on across Iowa to add floating casinos