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March 2004
North America

31st March           Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Corporation Reports Operating Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended

31st March           Atlantic City           The Seattle Times/AP & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Trump casinos dangerously low on luck, auditors warn
Trump Casinos' viability questioned - Stock falls 11 percent

31st March           Cripple Creek, Colorado & Miami           The Seattle Times/AP
Century Casinos Announces Casino Opening
 

30th March           Las Vegas           USA Today/AP
Planned casino will have highest rooms in Las Vegas
Sheldon Adelson intends building a 43 story hotel casino tentatively called The Palazzo between the Venetian and Steve Wynn's Wynn Las Vegas.

30th March           Las Vegas & U.K.           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Brokerage sees Vegas company expanding in U.K.
More pie in the sky figures from analysts about the potential the U.K. market has for U.S. gaming companies.

30th March           Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's to Reopen Binion's Horseshoe April 1; Property Gears Up for the World Series Of Poker

30th March           Chicago           Yahoo/Reuters
Illinois lawmaker's bill would add two casinos
 

29th March           Reno           Sacramento Bee
While Thunder Valley thrives, Reno keeps its seat at the table

29th March           Nevada           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Wheel of Fortune® Just Keeps Spinning on Sunday!
IGT's Wheel of Fortune was the most popoular and profitable slot in the U.S during 2003 for the 4th consecutive year.

29th March           Cripple Creek, Colorado           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Opening of Casino Aboard Silver Cloud
 

28th March           Dania, Florida           The Miami Herald
Poker is king and winning hearts in South Florida

28th March           Atlantic City           Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Table games make comeback with new generation of gamblers
 

27th March           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Cashless slots becoming more popular - Survey shows 77 percent of casinos use them; not everyone thinks they're so great
 

26th March           Biloxi, Mississippi           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Issues Statement

26th March           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Caesars, MGM MIRAGE eye opportunity

26th March           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Staff steps lively toward return to Horseshoe - Workers participate in meeting, march

26th March           Rosemont, Illinois           CNN.com/AP
Casino deal threatened over mob allegations

26th March           Atlantic City           New York Post & Delaware News Journal
Casino Sex ring busted in N.J.
Prostitution charges at N.J. casinos

26th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Four Gaughan casinos pass to Barrick
 

25th March           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Barrick takes over downtown casinos
Gaughan changeover leaves workers a little melancholy
Barrick Gaming Corp. are the new owners of the Plaza, Las Vegas Club, Western and Gold Spike.

25th March           Gaming Equipment           International Herald Tribune
Technology lets casinos find the jokers
Mindplay's MP 21 and Mikohn Gaming's Casino Link systems.
 

24th March           Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Reports Fourth Quarter 2003 Operating Results

24th March           Illinois           Miami Herald/Chicago Tribune
Gaming Board Not Fit to Decide Rosemont, Ill., Casino Issue, Governor Says
An unusual twist - A Gaming Board being declared not fit and proper!.

24th March           Gaming Investments           Business Week
Tougher Odds Ahead for IGT

24th March           Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Awarded Additional TableLink Chip Tracking Contracts
Mikohn's TableLink CT uses of patented casino chips embedded with RFID microchips. Website link: www.mikohn.com/systems/tablelink.cfm

24th March           Chicago, Illinois           Biloxi Sun-Herald
Isle fires back at ex-Illinois official
 

23rd March           Vancouver           CBC News
Wall places 40% bet as Great Canadian Gaming buys Hastings thoroughbred track

23rd March           California & Alderney           PRNewswire
Harrah's Chooses Quova
Harrah's Online Ltd's subscription site www.luckyme.com is using Quova's GeoPoint software.
 

21st March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Wynn hits trifecta with date
28th April 2005 is also Elaine Wynn's Birthday and 55 years after the original opening of the Desert Inn.

21st March           Biloxi, Mississippi          Yahoo/PRNewswire & Chicago Daily Herald
Statement from Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
Isle of Capri casino chief addresses past violation 

21st March           Las Vegas          Daily Herald/AP - Adam Goldman
Fugitives flock to Las Vegas -- only to get caught in most cases
 

20th March           California          Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Slots seized at Moose Lodge

20th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Fight over Strip casinos' parking spaces breaks out
With over a year to go before opening Wynn Resorts and the Venetian are already in a dispute over parking.
 

19th March           Carson City          Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Regulators approve Venetian fine - Officials criticize other agencies in investigation
Nevada gambling regulators criticize casino contest probe
The rigged Mercedes Benz drawing took place at the Venetian during Chinese New Year 2002. No criminal charges have been brought against those responsible.

19th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
High-profile fugitives have come to hide out in Las Vegas for years
Chance meeting puts amateur detective on trail of suspect - Great reading!

19th March           Chicago          Chicago Sun-Times
Earliest date for Rosemont casino opening: May 2005 

19th March           Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald
Mardi Gras, Strait, snowbirds are winning hand for casinos
Mississippis's 12 coast casinos won $114.4 million in February, an 18.4% increase from 2003.

19th March           Chicago          Forbes.com/Reuters & Yahoo/Reuters
Isle of Capri not rushing on Chicago casino debt
Court to take up Illinois casino plan May 17
 

18th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Barrick Gaming moves closer to owning Gaughan properties - Council unanimously approves transfer of gaming, liquor licenses

18th March           Windsor, Ontario          The Windsor Star
Staff at casino vote to strike if talks cave in
1,800 of the casino's 3,400 unionized workers voted, 98% are in favour of strike action at Casino Windsor.
 

17th March           Feature Article          Card Player - I. Nelson Rose
Playboy and the Past and Future of Gambling
A look at Playboy's casino owning past and the power of their brand.

17th March           Chicago, Illinois          Yahoo/Reuters
Illinois governor calls for casino auction review

17th March          Chicago          CBS 2 Chicago
Company that won Illinois' 10th casino license under scrutiny

17th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun & KRNV.com/AP
Wynn sets opening date for new resort
Wynn settles dispute with Vegas homeowners
28th April, 2005 is the date set by Steve Wynn for the opening of Wynn Las Vegas.

17th March           Minneapolis          Yahoo/Business Wire
WORLD POKER TOUR Events Continue Dramatic Growth
546 players signed up for the PartyPoker Million being held this week onboard the Holland America ship "Ryndam". The total prize pool is $3,847,000.

17th March           Atlantic City          Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's mulls more Atlantic City hotel rooms

17th March           Chicago          Yahoo/Reuters
Illinois Atty. Genl. wants more info on casino auction
 

16th March          Las Vegas & Oklahoma          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Bally Unit to Supply Systems Solution for Oklahoma's Cherokee Nation Enterprises

16th March           Chicago          Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Casino selection needs bankruptcy court OK
Isle of Capri's bid has a clause where the company will pay the state a fine of $500,000 a day up to $105 million if the casino is not open 8 months after final approval.

16th March           Chicago & Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Rosemont to get another chance at a casino

16th March           Chicago          Chicago Sun-Times
Rosemont wins state's 10th casino

16th March          Chicago & Mississippi          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., Selected as Successful Bidder for the 10th Illinois Casino License

16th March           New Orleans, Louisiana          The Ledger/AP
Casinos pull in $189.7 million in February

16th March           Chicago          Las Vegas Sun - Wire reports
Harrah's loses Illinois casino bid

16th March           Tallahassee, Florida          Miami Herald
Mini-casinos targeted in proposed crackdown
The slots have another button to stop the reels that apparently qualifies them as "skill machines". Players can win vouchers but not cash.
 

15th March           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Edgar Online
Wynn Resorts Ltd. - Annual report summary

15th March           Las Vegas & Detroit          Yahoo UK/PRNewswire
Rio Enters Marketing Alliance With Greektown Casino

15th March           London & New Jersey          Yahoo UK/PRNewswire
ISWI to Expand Distribution Into Betting Shops

15th March           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Entertainment Launches ''Best Rate Plus Guarantee''
The press release gives a full rundown of Caesar's websites for their U.S. properties.

15th March           Connecticut          The Day
Welcome To Casino TV - First There Was Televised Poker, Now Comes Blackjack
Tonight GSN, formerly called the Game Show Network begins broadcasting the "World Series of Blackjack" which was filmed at the Mohegan Sun in January.

15th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Caesars takes on travel sites - Company offers to beat any Web price for rooms

15th March           Illinois          Chicago Daily Herald
When casinos pay for people's gambling habit
The Illinois Gaming Board has fined the Grand Victoria Casino $60,000 for extending credit to a player in 2000 who still had an unpaid casino debt of $40,000.
 

14th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Business Press
Nugget owners make it official
Tim Poster and Tom Breitling's plans for the Golden Nugget now that the purchase from MGM Mirage has been formally completed.

14th March           Las Vegas          KLAS-TV.com
Lost Vegas Historic Gambling Museum Opens
 

13th March           Gary, Indiana          Indianapolis Star
8 face charges in casino scam
Trump Indiana's refer-a-friend programme being somewhat abused.

13th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Business Press
Harrah's Horseshoe deal is finally rescued -- again 

13th March           Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald
Biloxi poker expert deals advice in hot-selling books
Ken Warren, author of 'The Big Book of Poker' and "Winner's Guide to Texas Hold'em Poker".

13th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
New Binion's owner plans to target 'hard-core' gamblers
Binion's on opening is planned to have some 800 slots and 40 table games. Harrah's Entertainment will manage the property on behalf of new owners MTR Gaming Group.

13th March           South Carolina          The State
Nevada judge upholds jury award in video gambling suit - IGT
 

12th March           West Virginia          Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Powerball Winner Robbed Twice in a Week
Jack Whittaker won the $314.9 million Powerball jackpot in December 2002 but appears now to be having a spot of bad luck!.

12th March           Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Review-Journal
State gaming win up in January - Baccarat winnings fuel increase in month marked by downtown LV casino closings
Baccarat win at the 23 Nevada casinos with the game was $68.2 million in January up 128.5%.

12th March           Nevada          Yahoo/Reuters
Nevada casino revenue up 4.4 pct in January

12th March           New York          USA Today
Trump's gamble not paying off at casino
A detailed look at Trump Hotels & Casinos - a company that has not made a profit in 10 years.

12th March           Las Vegas          Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs Contracts with 30 Gaming Properties; Casinos Take Advantage of Latest Cash Access Technology

12th March           Missouri          Kansas City Star
KC casinos hit the jackpot - Gamblers' losses added up to record revenue in February
"We've had a dramatic increase in table game play". Win at Missouri's 11 Riverboat casinos grew 16.9% in February to a record of $123.1 million.

12th March           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
MTR Gaming Group Acquires Binion's Horseshoe Hotel & Casino and Enters into Joint Operating Agreement with Harrah's
MTR have purchased Binion's Horseshoe for $20 million and Harrah's will manage the property for at least 1 year. The WSOP will commence on the 22nd April.

12th March           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
MTR Gaming Unit Completes Purchase of Binion's Horseshoe; Harrah's to Operate Las Vegas Property, Host World Series Of Poker
 

11th March           Chicago          Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's, Isle are top bidders for Ill. casino
Harrah's have made a bid of $520 million and Biloxi, Mississippi-based Isle of Capri have offered $518 million.

11th March           Chicago          Chicago Sun-Times
Waukegan leads Rosemont for casino prize
Bidding for the 10th and final Illinois license went on all night Wednesday with the three companies involved hitting the magical $500 million mark.
 

10th March           New York          Stockhouse canada
CIBC World Markets'13th annual Gaming, Lodging and Leisure Conference to be held on March 16th, 2004 - Website: www.cibcwm.com/conferences/gaming04

10th March           Las Vegas & Mexico          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Source of video shot in Bellagio at issue - Corruption alleged in Mexico City government

10th March           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Raises Guidance for First Quarter of 2004

10th March           U.S. Poker          St. Petersburg Times - 22nd February
Moneymaker has lived up to his name
A look at what has happened to Chris Moneymaker in the year after winning the WSOP.

10th March           Colorado          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Reports Earnings for the Fourth Quarter and the Year Ended December 31, 2003
 
 
9th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson/Casino City Times
Gaming Today Publisher Di Rocco Dies
Website: www.gamingtoday.com
Chuck Di Rocco 1935-2004 - Remembrances

9th March           Vancouver          Canada.com/Vancouver Sun
Record profits, revenues for Great Canadian

9th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Golden Nugget owners say TV show cameras draw gamblers
"Casino" a TV reality show featuring the Golden Nugget and new owners Tim Poster and Tom Breitling is presently being filmed. Punters being far from camera shy.

9th March           U.S.          Las Vegas Sun
Study shows industry hiring higher percentage of minorities

9th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Former slot supervisor investigated in thefts

9th March           Kentucky          Cincinatti Enquirer/AP
Casino gambling not likely in Kentucky, backer says

9th March          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson & LVRJ
Harrah's confident deal will close
Harrah's confident purchase of Horseshoe will go through
 

8th March           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
New Mexico Woman Wins $8 Million On Megabucks(R) At Palms
 

7th March           Texas & Oklahoma           Star-Telegram/AP
Texas gaming supplier giving millions to Oklahoma casinos

7th March           Detroit          Detroit Fee Press/AP
Man dies in fall from Detroit casino parking structure

7th March           North Carolina          News Record
Video poker or bust? Man tries to make it - legally 

7th March           Atlantic City          WNBC News/AP
Man Pleads Guilty In Atlantic City Casino Chip Heist - More Than $180,000 Stolen From 2 Casinos
 

6th March           Illinois          Chicago Sun-Times
Harrah's Waukegan casino offers highest bid for license
The operator for the 10th and final Illinois casino license will be announced on the 15th March.

6th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
World Series of Poker to remain at Horseshoe

6th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Harrah's named leading bidder for Illinois license

6th March           Las Vegas & Illinois          Las Vegas Review Journal
Board recommends Harrah's for final gaming license in Illinois

6th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Room rates, occupancy drive Mandalay earnings
Schaeffer defends share sales
 

5th March           New York          Yahoo/Business Wire
Trans World Corporation Announces Profits for 2003 and Reverse Stock Split
Trans World Corp. operate 3 casinos in the Czech Republic under the American Chance brand.

5th March          Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos, Inc. Announces Partnership with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians

5th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
MTR Gaming OK'd for Binion's purchase - Property slated to reopen April 1

5th March           Carson City & Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Barrick Gaming bullish on downtown
The Nevada Gaming Board has voted 3 - 0 to license Barrick Gaming. The company is purchasing 4 downtown Las Vegas casinos from Jack Gaughan.

5th March           Las Vegas & New York          Reuters.com
Alliance Gaming seen benefitting from Sierra buy

5th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun/AP - Adam Goldman
Mandalay Resort posts strong fourth-quarter earnings

5th March           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mandalay Resort Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

5th March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Hard Rock challenging gaming board complaint
 

4th March           Waukegan, Illinois          Chicago Daily Herald
Study: Gambling, sailors don't mix

4th March           Dodge City          Wichita Eagle/AP
Dodge City is gunning for a new casino

4th March           South Dakota          Keloland.com
Pair Of Criminals Arrested For Royal Flush Robbery
Casino Workers Glad Suspects Are Arrested 

4th March           Rhode Island & Las Vegas          Woodsocket Call
Harrah’s plans stepped-up campaign for R.I. casino

4th March           Kentucky          Louisville Courier-Journal
House reviews plan for 9 casinos - Committee could act on Clark's bills next week

4th March           Las Vegas & New Orleans          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's to Build 450-Room Hotel Tower in New Orleans
 

3rd March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
April 1 target for opening Horseshoe

3rd March           Lake Tahoe, Nevada          Reno Gazette-Journal
Diaz agrees to pay casino $675,000 in restitution
Dealer Patricia Gail Diaz has pleaded guilty to stealing over $800,000 in $500 chips from Harrah's Lake Tahoe over a 4 year period from 1999 to 2003.

3rd March           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Completion of the Acquisition of Sierra Design Group

3rd March           Niagara Falls, Ontario          Niagara Falls Review
Attractions will be delivered: Casino

3rd March           New York          Yahoo/Reuters
Court rule seen raising gaming machine maker revenues
The U.S. Supreme Court has let a stand an earlier appeals court ruling allowing Indian casinos to install Class II slots.

3rd March           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Dow Jones
Shuffle Master CEO Selling 20% Of Shares,Options

3rd March           Las Vegas & Los Angeles          ABC News/Reuters
L.A. Gambler Sues Las Vegas Casino for Barring Him
The lawsuit is being brought by an Los Angeles Lawyer against MGM Mirage.

3rd March           London & Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
U.S. casino giants OK so far with British rules
British Government officials are apparently discussing a tax rate of between 15 and 20% for new developments. A rate at which American operators are comfortable with.
 

2nd March           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Longtime MGM executive Fred Benninger, 86, dies - Successful businessman friend and partner to Kirk Kerkorian

2nd March           Chicago, Illinois          Chicago Daily Herald
Who has the best casino proposal?

2nd March           Chicago, Illinois          Chicago Sun-Times & The News Sun/AP
Casino finalists lay out their proposals
Casino companies emphasize benefit to communities

2nd March           Las Vegas          Atlanta Constitution-Journal/AP
Ex-Gambling Executive Benninger Dies
 

1st March           Chicago          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Midwest Gaming Unveils Bold Plan for Des Plaines Casino

1st March           Rochester, N.Y.          Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
School cashing in on casino careers - Former dealer bets on a local boom in gambling industry jobs - Miguel Brache who was formerly at the Turning Stone Casino.
 




 
 

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