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March 2003
North America

31st March          Atlantic City        Source: Philadelphia Enquirer/AP
Older casinos in Atlantic City are sprucing up

31st March          Las Vegas & Beaune, France        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2002

31st March          Reno        Source: Yahoo/Business Week Online
IGT: A Winning Streak at the Slots

31st March          Beverly Hills, California        Source: CBSNews.com/AP - March 28th
Merv Griffin's Good Life

31st March          California        Source: Reno Gazette-Journal
Study: Calif. casino workers fare better
A survey conducted by UNLV’s Hospitality Research and Development Center of 59 Indian casinos has found that salaries were higher than Nevada in 83 of 110 job categories.

31st March          Sydney & Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Update On Aristocrat's Americas Review May Come Wednesday
Aristocrat May Cull More Executives

31st March          Maryland         Source: Washington Times
Lawmakers saw effects of gambling

30th March          Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Analysts growing grim on gaming

30th March          Las Vegas         Source: The Toronto Star
Los Vegas: Ka-ching of slots numbs the senses - War? What war?

30th March          Detroit         Source: Detroit News
$500 donation could cost casino supplier $150 million
Greektown adds five to its board

30th March          Rhode Island         Source: TheDay.com/AP
Rhode Island Legislators Pushing For Special November Election On Casino Gambling Issue

28th March          Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Tribal Operators to Join GSA
Foxwoods and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma are GSA's latest members: website www.gamingstandards.com

28th March          Las Vegas & Macau         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Financing set for China project

28th March          Gaming & Technology         Source: BrightHand.com
Company Claims Patent on Peer-to-Peer Gaming - Gaming, as in playing games on wireless PDA's

27th March          Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
War could cause credit woes for Las Vegas casino industry

27th March          Detroit & Maryland         Source: Sunspot.net/Baltimore Sun
In Detroit, casinos bring glitz and grit - Detroit's casinos foreshadow what could be in store for Maryland

27th March          Reno         Source: Reno Gazette-Journal
Casinos’ entertainment alliance paying off - Harrah's joins Eldorado, Legacy, Circus Circus in promotion

27th March          Calgary, Alberta         Source: Canoe.ca/Edmonton Sun
Gambling prevention conference focuses on young children

27th March          San Antonio, Texas         Source: San Antonio Express-News
Game room's raid is a heist

27th March          Vancouver         Source: Canada.com/Vancouver Sun
Council to consider slots at track - A go-ahead would also require changing provincial rules

27th March          Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Bally’s pays $80,000 tab for using  cheaper liquor
Bally's Atlantic City has been fined $80,000 for dispensing falsely branded liquor over an 18 month period.

26th March          U.S. Sports Betting         Source: Reuters.com
March Madness Leads to Betting Fever
The FBI has estimated that $2.5 billion is wagered illegally on sports annually with just 2% of the total in Nevada.

26th March          New Jersey          Source: The Thoroughbred Times
New Jersey drops plans for video gambling at racetracks

26th March          Detroit          Source: Detroit News
Detroit casino lays off 3 execs - Cost-cutting needs cited in Greektown manager shakeup

26th March          Mississippi          Source: Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Tulane to offer casino course at Mississippi coast campus

26th March          New York         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mickey Brown Announced as Opening Night Keynote Speaker for New York Gaming Summit, April 21-22 in Albany

26th March          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Celine Dion opens 3-year Las Vegas show

26th March          Chicago         Source: Chicago Business
Gaming Board puts off casino vote

25th March          Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Technologies Names Gavin Isaacs President

25th March         Las Vegas & Boston, Mass.         Source: Boston Globe
Harrah's CEO bets '50-50' on casinos - Loveman, lawmaker spar on gaming in state

25th March          Gaming Investments          Source: Reuters.com
S&P says prolonged war could hurt casino ratings

24th March          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino Journal Announces Record and Pay Dates for Gaming Venture Spin-off

24th March          Nevada          Source: Hoovers.com/LVRJ
New Study Says Nevada Tax System for Casinos Could Be Updated
Non-gaming revenues along the Las Vegas Strip are now 57.8% at properties with gaming revenues of $72 million p.a. or more.

24th March          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Caesars casino bets on love with Celine Dion show
Celine Dion's three year engagement at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace is expected to net the singer $100 million. Park Place will recieve nothing from ticket sales.

24th March          Edmonton, Alberta          Source: Canoe.ca/CP
Parents in wealthy Alberta fed up with reliance on casinos to fund education

23rd March          Nevada          Source: The Nevada Appeal/AP
Federal money-laundering rules to be imposed in Nevada

22nd March          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Megabucks player wins $39.7 million - California man hits jackpot at Excalibur
The software engineer from Los Angeles will apparently still be going to work on Monday morning.

22nd March          Gaming Investments          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
War's start helps lift gaming stocks

22nd March          Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Midsized casinos must file suspicious-activity reports

22nd March          Chicago           Source: Chicago Sun Times
Casino license could go to bid

22nd March          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Man wins $39 million on Las Vegas slot machine

22nd March          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
World Record Slot Jackpot Hits at Excalibur in Las Vegas
The largest slot machine jackpot in gaming history, $39,713,982.25 has been won on a Megabucks® machine at the Excalibur in Las Vegas.

21st March          White Plains, New York           Source: CNN.com/AP & Philadelphia Enquirer
Fraternity brothers sentenced in betting scam
Three receive prison terms in Breeders' Cup betting scam

21st March          Tallahassee, Florida           Source: The Sun-Sentinel
Legislators disagree on allowing video slot machines

21st March          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Wienert
Security tight at A.C. casinos - Terror fears not keeping gamblers away

21st March          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bidder choice seen for Aladdin - Sources say bankers may pick bid by Planet, Starwood

21st March          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Park Place betting on Dion success
Celine Dion opens at the new $95 million Colosseum theater at Caesars Palace on Tuesday.

21st March          Chicago           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Wells-Gardner Announces Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Tovis of Korea

21st March          Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Fed rules imposed on Nev. gambling industry
From next Tuesday, Nevada casinos must comply with new cash reporting rules adopted by the U.S. Treasury Department.

21st March          Mississippi           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Woman Wins More Than a Million Dollars With a Bet of 15 Cents On Regis' Cash Club™
Correction -- IGT

21st March          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Chairman David J. Thompson Retires

21st March          Colorado           Source: The Denver Post
Snow cited in casinos' 3-day loss
20 of the 26 casinos in Black Hawk and Central City are closed due to snowstorms that have closed Colorado 119 and U.S. 6.

20th March           Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casinos would bear brunt of new taxes

20th March           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Le Reve affords Wynn's unique opportunity
Elaine Wynn speaking at the annual luncheon of the Southern Nevada chapter of the Better Business Bureau.

20th March           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming stocks expected to weather war with Iraq - No major effect seen on Vegas room reservations

19th March           U.S. Sports Betting          Source: United Press International/Joe Bob Briggs column
The Vegas Guy: Shhh! Everyone's in Vegas

19th March      Baton Rouge, Louisiana          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Binion firm hit with hefty fine in Louisiana

19th March           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Vegas oddsmakers bet on 'Chicago' to take top Oscar

19th March           Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Injunction Does Not Affect Shuffle Master's Slot Business

18th March           Richmond. B.C.         Source: Canada.com/Vancouver Sun
Protesters fail to stop plans for new casino

18th March           Washington         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casinos heighten security measures - Specific efforts tied to terror alert status

18th March           Washington         Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
SEC Sues Texas Slot-Machine Co. For Fraud - BGI, Inc.of Austin, Texas.

18th March           Waukegan Illinois         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Dow Jones Business News
WMS Granted Preliminary Injunction in Complaint Against Shuffle Master
WMS/Shuffle Master Suit: Injunction From Nov Claim

18th March           Louisiana         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Horseshoe Announces the Renewal of its Louisiana Gaming License

18th March           Gaming Investments         Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Deutsche says time to beton casino stocks

17th March           Gatineau, Quebec         Source: CTV.ca
Hazardous materials  tests return negative for Quebec casino

17th March           Natchez, Mississippi         Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Mississippi town reflects on pros, cons of gaming

17th March           Quebec         Source: Canada.com/Ottawa Citizen
Foul play ruled out in casino scare - Five employees sent to hospital after breaking out in rash

17th March           New York         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ladbrokes Closes Book for Individual Oscar Nominations But Adds New Category for 'Chicago'

17th March           Wisconsin & Texas         Source: Chicago Tribune/Ledger-Enquirer
Deal us in, desperate states say to gambling

16th March           Austin, Texas         Source: Austin-American Statesman - Editorial
Keno would bring more problems than solutions

16th March           Dover, Delaware         Source: Dover NewsZap
Smoking ban not helping Delaware casinos
 
15th March           U.S.         Source: CBS Marketwatch
After the war, casinos say, 'Let's roll'

15th March           Austin, Texas          Source: The Houston Chronicle
Texans favor gambling to raise revenue - Poll finds majority willing to bet on casinos to ease budget crisis

15th March           Clark County, Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bill lets unhappy casinos relocate

14th March           Carson City, Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Bill would disclose private salon numbers

14th March           Montgomery, Alabama          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
State panel OKs bill on cash payouts - Opponents say video machines at tracks are illegal in Alabama

14th March           Macau & Hong Kong          Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Venetian Group Not Seeking To List Casino In HK

14th March           Colorado          Source: Toronto Star/AP
Casino staff Crapps out

14th March           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mikohn Gaming's profit increases

14th March           Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2002 Financial Results

14th March           Colorado         Source: Denver Post
Casino thief reveals gaps in security - Worker gets probation, must repay $200,000

13th March           Blackpool & California          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Jerde Partnership and EDAW Unveil Master Plan Vision to Transform Historic British Seaside Town Blackpool into World-Class Resort Destination

13th March           New Jersey          Source: The Press of Atlantic City
State breaks up A.C.-Las Vegas gambling ring

13th March           Cripple Creek, Colorado          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Reports Net Earnings for 2002 and Fourth Quarter

12th March           Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gambling win rises in January -  But total still down from '01

12th March           Kansas City          Source: Kansas City News
Area casinos grossed $50 million in February

12th March           Arizona          Source: Sedona Red Rock News
Cliff Castle Casino will post opening date after its staff completes training

12th March           Tucson, Arizona          Source: The Vegas Guy/UPI
The Vegas Guy: Duel in the Grandstand
Will the current desire to place slots at racetracks to help balance state budgets eventually destroy racing?

12th March           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Park Place wins suit over Colosseum name

11th March           Nevada          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Nevada Jan. casino revenue rose 10 percent

11th March           Trenton, New Jersey        Source: Philly.com/AP
Casino employees charged in alleged sports gambling ring

11th March           Nevada        Source: Las Vegas Sun
January casino win up - Rise was on weak 2002 comparison

11th March           Nevada        Source: Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Nevada casinos start 2003 with double-digit gain in win
Highlights of January 2003 revenue report on Nevada casinos
The $844.6 million win included $545.5 million from slots, up 4.3%, and $294.2 million from tables, up 23.7%

10th March           Richmond. B.C,        Source: Yahoo/CCN Mathews
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation : Financial Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2002

10th March           Minneapolis        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Lakes Entertainment, Inc. Announces World Poker Tour Television Agreement

10th March           Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
iGames Entertainment Inc. Featured in Casino Player Magazine For Debut of New Table Game 'Table-Slots'

9th March           Edmonton        Source: Canoe.ca/Edmonton Sun
Bring on the VLT suits
Details of a series of lawsuits involving a VLT software glitch, Zues Yaghi, WMS Gaming and the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.

3rd to 9th March           Omaha, Nebraska        Source: Omaha World-Herald
Casinos a losing bet outside Omaha
Bluffs casino operators keep an eye on Nebraska
Compromise reached on Nebraska casino plan

9th March           Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming companies suffer through hard '02 - Big six operators' collective net profit $1 million for year

9th March           Missouri        Source: St Louis Today
Loss-limit bet could give President Casino a big win
Riverboats in Missouri are unique in having a $500 loss limit per 2 hour gaming session.

8th March           Maryland         Source: Sunspot.net
The ABCs of slots
Maryland may soon have thousands of slots or VLT's located at the state's Racetracks.

8th March           Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Harrah's Entertainment Chairman Satre Gets $3.8 Million Bonus

8th March           Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
January jolt lifts Mandalay - Convention center helps boost profits

8th March           Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Riviera files copyright infringement suit

7th March           Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Regulators, gaming industry wrestle with cashless slot issues
Proposed regulations are for Nevada casinos with revenues of $10 million or more to install online slot metering systems within 2 years and another 6 months to connect the slot machines to the system.

7th March           Boston, Massachusetts          Source: Portsmouth Herald/AP
Mass. bill would create three full casinos, four slot machine operations

7th March           New Jersey         Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Assessing worth of casinos not easy

6th March           Kansas & Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Publisher of Casino Journal acquired by JP Morgan arm
GEM Communications has been acquired by Ascend Media a division of New York based JP Morgan.

6th March           California         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Calif. talks may yield more slots for Harrah's, Station

6th March           Laughlin, Nevada          Source: The Arizona Republic
Laughlin bets, wins on Arizonans who like casino gaming

6th March          Carson City, Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Owner to keep Imperial Palace - Betty Engelstad tells regulators she plans to keep both casinos for now
Trustees: Imperial Palace is not for sale

6th March           Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Reuters
Mandalay Resort Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End Results
Mandalay posts profit as convention center opens

6th March           Omaha, Nebraska          Source: The Grand Island Independent
Casino bill barely advances - Measure moves on to second round of debate on 25-19 vote

6th March           Las Vegas & Macau          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM Mirage deal in Macau possible

5th March           Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Herbst Gaming Reports Year End Results

5th March           Carson City, Nevada         Source: Las Vegas Sun
MGM Grand ordered to pay gambler

4th March           Tallahassee, Florida          Source: San Diego Herald-Tribune
Ex-Florida State quarterback McPherson faces gambling charge

4th March           Macau & Las Vegas          Source: The Malaysian Star
MGM Mirage vying for new hotel-casino venture in Macau

4th March           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Park Place, developer settle casino dispute - Legal settlement allows gaming company to sell, renovate landmark Las Vegas Hilton

4th March           New Jersey          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Casino revenue fell with the snow
Atlantic City's 11 casinos won $299.3 million in February, $44 million less than last year. Slots declined 14% and table games 9.4%.

4th March           Mineola, New York          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Kenilworth's Manifest - Cash Strapped States May Benefit from Our Recent Technical and Patent Disclosure

4th March           Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place Settles Las Vegas Hilton Litigation
Park Place Settles Hilton Lawsuit

4th March           Pennsylvania          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Completes Acquisition of Hollywood Casino Corporation

4th March           New Jersey          Source: Sunspot.net/Baltimore Sun
25 years later, Atlantic City hasn't cashed in on casinos
The writer believes that casinos have not made good on promises made to Atlantic City when gambling was legalised in 1978.

4th March           Massachusetts          Source: The Boston Globe
Slot machines at dog tracks are a bad bet - Opinion

3rd March           Seattle, Washington          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Former Washington governors fight gaming expansion

3rd March           Las Vegas          Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Vegas locals gambling more; 39% say they budget $50 or more a day

3rd March           Dayton, Ohio          Source: Dayton Daily News
Feds say gambling netted man $25 Million - Government wants to seize target’s assets

3rd March           Las Vegas           Source: Bloomberg.com/WSJ
Harrah's Casinos Will Sponsor Television Game Show, WSJ Says

3rd March           Las Vegas & Mississippi          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mississippi Gaming Commission Grants Mikohn Approval to Place Its Yahtzee Game Throughout State

3rd March           Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Las Vegas man believed to have killed himself with ricin
Death blamed on biotoxin - Ex-slot maker executive was native of Japan
Tomoo Okada who died on Saturday is the brother of Steve Wynn's partner in the new Le Reve - Kazuo Okada.

2nd March           Michigan          Source: Detroit News
New casino boss to tweak rules
Gaming chief was a casino opponent - Watchdog now leads 100-person staff overseeing gambling

2nd March           Austin, Texas          Source: Star Telegram
Gambling bills roll fiscal dice
Faced with a $9.9 billion budget deficit,Texas has no fewer than 5 Bills pending that in some way will liberalise gambling laws.

2nd March           Reno          Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Slot jackpot still climbing
Megabucks jackpots - Record of location, date and jackpot total dating back to 1987.