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March 2001
North America

31st March   New Jersey  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire and Strike Strategic Alliance

31st March   Ontario, Canada  Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Casino Windsor Workers and Management Reach a Tentative Deal, Closure Averted

31st March   New Orleans  Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
JCC Holding Company Emerges From Bankruptcy; Casino Remains Open

31st March   Detroit   Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire & Detroit Free Press
MGM MIRAGE to Develop Riverfront Site
Only MGM will move to Detroit riverfront

30th March   Missouri   Source: Yahoo/Kansas City Star - Mar 28th
Missouri House rejects proposal to eliminate casino loss limits - The $500 a day loss limit wil stay for customers of the states 10 Riverboat casinos.

30th March   Computer Games  Source:
Monopoly Casino - An Interactive CD Rom casino version with Mr Monopoly taking over as dealer. $29.95.

30th March   Ontario  Source:
Strike may idle Casino Windsor - Windsor has over 100 table games and 3,000 slots and is in direct competition with the three Detroit casinos.

29th March   Louisiana & Pennsylvania  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Licensed by Louisiana Gaming Control Board

29th March   Atlantic City  Source: Yahoo/AP
Regulators OK Firm's Casino Purchase - Colony Capital has been given regualatory approval to buy Resorts Atlantic City from Sun International for $140 million. The property was the first AC casino to open on May 26, 1978.

29th March   Mississippi  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle's Goldstein Celebrates Riverboat Gaming's 10-Year Anniversary - The 86 casinos in the six US states with dockside/riverboat gambling have revenues of $8.6 billion and pay $2 billion in local & state taxes.

28th March   Connecticut & Atlantic City   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
It's More Than a Roll of the Dice - It's a Done Deal: `Gaming Industry Observer' Partners with Global Gaming Expo as an Official Media Voice

28th March   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
VendingData Corp. Announces Acquisition of Assets of Spintek Gaming Technologies Inc.

28th March   Las Vegas   Source: PRNewswire & Business Wire
Mikohn Comments on Jury Verdict in Patent Litigation With Acres Gaming
Acres Gaming Bonusing Patents Validated by Jury Verdict

28th March   Los Angeles  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Bonuses slashed by two thirds for Harrah's top execs

28th March   Nevada & California  Source: Wall Street Research Net/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Announces Consummation of Merger With Silicon Gaming

28th March   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Testimony details Wynn's interest in casino numbers

27th March   Florida  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Author's ''Great American Casino Tour'' Set to Begin March 29 in Mississippi - Steve Bourie author of the American Casino Guide planning to visit every casino across 33 States.

26th March   Las vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino Journal Reports 2000 Results

26th March   Connecticut & Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
G2E to Showcase New '3-P' Approach

26th March   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Constitutionality of gaming regulations to be challenged by denied applicant

25th March   Atlantic City  Source: PressPlus - Mar 23rd
10 Showboat pit bosses dismissed in reshuffling

25th March   Bismark, North Dakota  Source: Minot Daily News
Maximum bet may be raised to $25

25th March   Washington/Michigan/New York  Source: Seattle Times/Lansing State Journal/New York Post
Vegas man plans casino for Kelso
Planned casino just a dice toss from Lansing
Chips down for Catskills casino plan
For Michigan, the Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians are proposing to invest $60 million and expecting 3 million visits per annum.

23rd March   Louisiana  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Louisiana laws provide mixed bag for casino operators

24th March   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Acres Gaming Reports Order for Sixth MGM MIRAGE Property

23rd March   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Panel denies developer's gaming license request

23rd March   Canada  Source: National Post - OPINION
Heads they win, tails we lose

23rd March   Mississippi  Source: Picayune Item/AP
Mississippi casino revenue down slightly in February - The states 30 regulated casinos won $228 million down less than 1% on 2000.

23rd March   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Gaming Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2000 Financial Results, Including Major Strategic Repositioning and Related Charges

22nd March   Atlantic City & Mississippi Gaming shows   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
American Gaming Association President Frank Fahrenkopf to be Honored At Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress
Mississippi Governor, Top Industry Experts to Address Southern Gaming Summit; Glenn Schaeffer, Terry Lanni, Phil Satre to Address General Assembly

22nd March   Canada  Source: National Post
Casino staff more likely to gamble: expert
This was the view of a speaker at the Candian Gaming Summit being held at the Congress Center, Ontario.

22nd March   New Jersey  Source:
Atlantic City, N.J., Casino Will Keep Its Name, Despite Double Meaning - The Borgata Casino scheduled to open in 2003.

22nd March   Mississippi  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Poker Takes Over the Mid South; Presented by Horseshoe Casino and Gold Strike Casino Resort

21st March   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Jornal
Panel to consider Black Book nominee - The Nevada Gaming Control Board list of excluded persons can be found at

21st March   New Orleans   Source: The Advocate Online
Casino bailout gaining ground in committees, despite objections

21st March   Georgia   Source: PRNewswire
Leisure Time Casinos & Resorts, Inc. Announces Chapter 11 Reorganization

20th March   Louisiana  Source: Education Week
Louisiana Wants Casinos To Ante Up For Teacher Raises

19th March   Nevada  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Evolving industry: At 70th anniversary of legalized gaming, casinos are more diverse than ever
Gambling was legalized in Nevada on 19th March 1931. The first gaming licence cost $1,410 for three months.
Top gamers, gamblers helped shape industry
Judge allows D.I. demolition work to continue

17th March   Scottsdale, Arizona   Source: PRNewswire
Atronic Announces Premiere Appearance at Canadian Gaming Summit

17th March   New Orleans   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
HARRAH'S NEW ORLEANS: Casino, city reach deal - The $100 million annual payment to the city being cut to $50 million.

17th March   Mexico City   Source: Northern Light & El Economista/Infolatina
Investors Ready To Leap If Mexico Legalizes Casinos

17th March   Central City & Black Hawk, Colorado   Source: Northern Light/AP
Jury: Gambling Town Abused Power

16th March   Non Gaming   Source:  - Yahoo/Reuters -
Las Vegas area leads soaring Nevada population
Over the last 10 years the Nevada population is up by 66% to 2 million.
Theme weddings all the rage in Las Vegas
With 122,000 marriages and a variety of unusual packages available, the business was worth an estimated $690 million to the city in 2000.
Defiant and violent, Las Vegas casino robber sentenced to 52 years

16th March   Las Vegas & Connecticut   Source: Alliance Gaming
Alliance Gaming Signs Contract With Foxwoods To Provide Bally's New SDS(R) Slot Management System

16th March   Detroit   Source: Hotel-Online
Detroit Casino Business Shoots Up in February
The figures for February show the three casinos won $75.7 million. $6.1 million was paid in state & city taxes. MGM & MotorCity holding approx $1 million & Greektown $700,000 per day.

15th March   Florida Panhandle   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
SunCruz Casino Sets Sail in Panama City; New Management Launches SunCruz IV
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15th March   Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada companies report strong profits to Wall Street, plead poverty to Legislature

15th March   Detroit  Source: The Detroit News
Problem Gamblers prefer State lottery

14th March   Quebec   Source: Ottawa Citizen
'Addictive' craps OK'd for Hull Casino
"Until April 1999, dice games were banned in Canada under laws that went back 600 years in English legal history"

14th March   New Orleans   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Workers confident casino to stay open - Employees unfazed by possible March 31 closure of bankrupt Harrah's New Orleans

14th March   Detroit   Source: Detroit Free Press
Most want 3 casinos to stay put

14th March   Canada  Source: Canada Newswire
Canadian Auto Workers Union files second application at Casino Niagara

13th March   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Union performance debated after votes - Strip casino dealers explain their decisions

13th March   Atlantic City  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Bill would let gambling addicts ban themselves from casinos

13th March   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
GEM Communications Announces Plans For 8th Annual Southern Gaming Summit; Largest Gaming Conference Held Outside Las Vegas Slated for May 9 & 10

13th March   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Acres Gaming Reports Order for Another MGM MIRAGE Property

13th March   Canada   Source: Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council.
Occupational Standards for Casino Dealer and Casino Slot Attendant Available

12th March   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Deck stacked against union in Las Vegas casino dealers drive

12th March   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
DEALERS ELECTIONS: Union turns to negotiations - Transport Workers Union loses final vote at Treasure Island by 4-to-1 margin

12th March   Hawaii   Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin
Cruise line switching to ship with no casino

12th March   Louisiana   Source: The Dallas Morning News
Louisiana governor urges using casino funds for schools

12th March   Missouri   Source: Hotel-Online/Kansas City Star
United Way Organizations Thank Casinos for Contributions

10th March   Las Vegas   Source: Gaming Wire - Feb 9th
Nevada might keep public away from high rollers

10th March   Las Vegas & Switzerland   Source: Gaming Wire - Feb 9th
Owner of Regent-Las Vegas parent to step away

10th March   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Treasure Island dealers will vote on union representation

10th March   Las Vegas   Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Reports 4th Quarter Results - Revenues up 16% and EBITDA up 128%

9th March   Nevada  Source: Las Vegas Review Journal, Reno Gazette Journal, Las Vegas Sun
Casino Win: Revenue rises in January
Gaming numbers drop in Reno
Vegas casinos enjoy strong win in January
Gaming win for Reno in January was down 11.4% to $54 million. The Las Vegas Strip was up 6.5% to $496 million. Nevada as a whole won a record $897 million for the month.

9th March   Carson City, Nevada  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Legislator proposes private gaming salons in Nevada

8th March   Texas   Source: Houston Chronicle - Mar 6th  & Galveston Daily News
Galveston's casino ship sails in April
Talisman set to debut casino ship
The former Commodore Cruise lines Enchanted Sun.

8th March   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Announces New Management Titles

7th March   Westminster, British Columbia   Source: Edmonton Journal
Casino king to sell gambling riverboat
The Royal City Star being bought by Gateway Casinos for C$28 million.

7th March   Las Vegas   Source: MSNBC
In drive to unionize, casino dealers defy a longtime Las Vegas tradition - A detailed look at the history of gaming in the city that leading up to the recent unionisation votes.

6th March   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Increase in Earnings Estimate and Provides Update on Wide Area Progressive Games

6th March   Reno, Nevada   Source: Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming
Designing Casinos to dominate the competition - The Institute announce the availability of their latest publication authored by ex Castaways executive Bill Friedman. 624 pages with 164 colour photos.

5th March   Atlantic City   Source: Press Plus/Joe Weinart
No crime in name of Borgata casino

5th March   US Gaming industry  Source: International Herald Tribune
Looking at Gaming Stocks? It's Tough to Beat the House
As the US & world markets continue to slide, does the Gaming sector offer a safe haven.

5th March   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Excalibur dealers reject union - 79 votes for and 213 against joining the Transport Workers Union.

4th March   Canada   Source: Northern Light/Comtex
Great Canadian Gaming Corp. - Subsidiary Signs Agreement with British Columbia Lottery Corporation

4th March   US   Source: Seattle Times - From Feb 25th.
High-tech scams make it easier to beat the house

3rd March  Sparks, Nevada  Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Western Village is First Northern Nevada Casino To Install IGT's EZ Play(TM) Ticket System Machines

3rd March   Online Gambling   Source: Winner Online/Mark Balestra
Brand Names are the Safest Bet - A quick rundown of some of the names from retailing, Bookmaking and the casino business that now have subsidiaries operating Internet casinos.

3rd March   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Excalibur dealers will vote on union representation

3rd March   Atlantic City   Source: Press Plus
Casino win fell 1.3 percent in Feb. - According to the Press of Atlantic City unofficial figures show slot win was up 0.7% and tables down 6.2%.

2nd March    Atlantic City, Mississippi & Louisiana     Source:
How other cities, states have fared

2nd March   Carson City, Nevada  Source: Las Vegas Review Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Bill would mandate nonsmoking rules in casinos
Casinos fight bill requiring non-smoking areas

2nd March   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Three Stooges(R) Video Game Submitted For Approval - Shuffle Master also revealed contracts for a number of themes including Rubiks Cube & WC Fields.

2nd March   Las Vegas  Source: Gaming Wire
Palace Station targets Asian Gamblers

2nd March   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Nevada casinos face 25% hike in power costs

2nd March   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mandalay plotting long-term expansion plans for Strip

1st March   Las Vegas  Source: Gaming Wire
Aladdin Lays off workers

1st March   Las Vegas & Madrid  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Shuffle Master Signs Reel Slot Game and Slot Machine Component Supply Agreement With Recreativos Franco

1st March   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mandalay Resort Group Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings