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March - April 2001

30th April   Las Vegas & France   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Paul-Son Gaming Corp. Announces Demand for Termination Fee from Bourgogne et Grasset and The Bud Jones Co. Inc.

29th April   Las Vegas   Source: The Sunday Times
As Others see us - The Casino Manager
An Interview with the Aladdin London Club director Wendy Llambias

26th April   London  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Rank sees Q1 profits well ahead - Grosvenor Casinos have 32 properties in the UK and 2 in Belgium.

26th April   Jericho  Source: Yahoo Asia/AP
Controversy Over Mideast Casino

25th April   Israel  Source: Haaretz News
Don't bet on casino reopening soon

23rd April   London  Source:
Who Will Be First to Roll with the Rock? - Betting on Rahmanís First Defence have priced up the potential fights against Tyson or Lewis.

23rd April   London  Source:
Ladbroke profits from Lennox Lewis defeat

23rd April   London  Source:
Stanley seeks cash to take over Coral - Stanley presently has 600 betting shops and Coral 850. The price thought to be £500 million.

22nd April   Scotland  Source: Scotland on Sunday
Viva Loch Vegas as Scots casinos hit jackpot - Scotland currently has 13 casinos. The latest - Leith in Edinburgh was opened by Stanley Leisure in early April with 16 tables at a cost of £5.5 million.

18th April   Finland  Source: Northern Light/Internet Business News
Court gives PAF right to maintain online gambling site - Ålands Penningautomatförening, translated into English - The Åland Islands Slot Machine Association.

17th April   South Wales  Source: Guardian Unlimited
5p punter urged to collect his £130,000 winnings - After his first horse lost the rest of the pensioners selections flew in at 12-1, 12-1, 16-1, 33-1 & 20-1.

17th April   London  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Arena sets deadline to win UK racing rights

15th April   London   Source: The Economist - April 5th
Faites vos jeux - A look at some of the changes that may be recommended by the Gambling Review Body.

15th April   London   Source: Electronic Telegraph
Gambling in the fast lane - Takes a look at the spread betting odds on this Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix.

14th April   London   Source: Electronic Telegraph &
Britain rolled over by lure of the lottery
Betswap odds-on favourite to be next dot-com casualty
According to figures from Manchester's Metropolitan University, gambling in the UK has an annual turnover of £27 billion, but that still does not guarantee success for everyone.

14th April   Denmark   Source: Northern Light/Nordic Business Report
Danish minister wants to preserve gambling monopoly

12th April   London   Source: Electronic Telegraph - April 11th
William Hill beats Ladbroke by a short head - Pre Tax profits for the company weighed in at £87 million on turnover up 9% at £2.04 billion.

10th April  Blackpool, England   Source: The Times
Blackpool bets on Las Vegas style - Six resort style casinos are on the drawing board with London Clubs as a partner. Widescale changes in the Gaming Act will be required

9th April  London  Source: Today
British Sky Broadcasting wagers on online betting - Rupert Murdock belives that Interactive TV betting could generate £700 in revenues for the company by 2005.

9th April  Blackpool  Source: Guardian Unlimited
Mega-casinos on UK horizon if calls for liberal gambling laws get official backing

8th April  London  Source:
Bookies braced for record takings
The Grand National was won by  33 to 1 outsider Red Marauder. In heavy going only two of the forty starters made it round without falling.

6th April  London  Source:
Lottery rejects Branson's compensation claim

6th April  UK   Source: Yahoo UK & Ireland/This is London
Gamblers set for £100m weekend - Britains punters have the Gand National, Oxford v Cambridge boat race, The Masters, England v France Rugby and Naseem Hamed providing plenty of opportunities.

5th April   London  Source:
Gambling laws 'set for overhaul' - The Gambling Review Body is due to publish its report this summer. website:

5th April   London  Source: Yahoo UK & Ireland/Reuters
Go Racing faces rival UK horseracing coverage bid

4th & 5th April   Bristol, England   Source: & The Times
Pensioners protest at zebra crossing betting posters
Pensioners deface 'offensive' poster 
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power's advertising campaign causing controversy.

4th April   Essex, England   Source: TCS Press release
Westcliff Casino TouchBet Roulette Launch.

4th April   London   Source: This is London/Evening Standard
Gamblers in an exchange of ideas

4th April   London   Source: Yahoo/UK & Ireland - April 2nd.
White: I blew £1m on gambling - The popular Snooker player talks openly about his former gambling addiction in the BBC documentary "High Stakes".

4th April   London & Sweden  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
ReadSoft To Process Millions of Game Coupons For UK Gaming Company

3rd April   London & Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo UK & Ireland Finance News
London Clubs says trading at Aladdin "disappointing"
London Clubs hit by Vegas venture
Win per slot was $78 & $99 in January & February respectively. In early tading the shares were down to 31p (150p in October 2000).

2nd April   Vienna, Austria   Source: Casinos Austria Research & Development
The Winner Takes It All In London - CARD looks back at what for them was a very successful debut at ICE 2001.

27th March   Hoofddorp & Venice Source: IGT Europe - 20th March
IGT videoís lead the way in Venice

24th March   London  Source: The Independent
Casino says high-rollers have taken it to the cleaners - After taking a £4.5m hit at Crockfords over the last few weeks Stanley Leisure are respectfully and rightly keeping the members names confidential.

23rd March   London  Source:
High-rollers hit Stanley Leisure profits - The share privce opened 13% down after warning that lucky Crockfords punters will affect the financial years results.

18th March   Europe  Source: Yahoo Asia/AFP
Gamblers stand on front line of euro cash changeover - "After midnight on December 31st gamblers who put their bets down in schillings will take their winnings in Euro's" - Casinos Austria.

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

15th March   Alderney   Source: Ananova
Sportingbet buys Australia's largest private bookmaker.

14th March   England & Cambodia   Source: EndX press release
EndX in Cambodia - The company has recently completed installation of their Pit Assistant solution at the 65 table Holiday Palace casino in Poipet.

9th March   California  Source: Atronic International
Atronic Gains Momentum In California

8th March   UK  Source: Glasgow Herald & Racetips365
Tax abolition hailed as start of gambling revolution
Punters rejoice as betting tax is abolished
Britain bets on return of exiled bookies by scrapping betting duty

7th March   London   Source: FT Marketwatch
Brown abolishes duty on betting

7th March   London   Source: Yahoo Sport & Racetips + Racing Post 
Fancy a slice of £123 billion? - A new report from Merrill Lynch apparently says online betting and gambling could be worth £123 billion by 2015.

6th March   London   Source: This is London/Evening Standard
Bookies onto a winner - The smart money is on the 35 year old betting taxes in Great Britain being abolished in tomorrows Budget. UK bookmakers being encouraged to close down their offshore operations.

5th March   London  Source: BBC News
'Safe bet' wins punter £1,343 - £27,000 at 1 to 20 on England beating Scotland at Rugby, Tax free with

4th March   London & Las Vegas   Source: The Sunday Times
London Clubs risks all in Las Vegas

3rd March   London  Source: This is London/Evening Standard
Online gaming the next step as Rank rebuilds

2nd March   London  Source: Yahoo UK & Ireland/Reuters
Rank sheds profits after slim-down - Profits at  the Grosvenor Casinos/Mecca Bingo gaming division up 29%.

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   Hoofddorp, The Netherlands  Source: IGT Europe
HOT  IGT machines to HOT Algarve