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May 2001
North America

31st May   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Status of $8.7 million Aladdin payment unknown

30th May   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Casino Player Announces "Best of Gaming'' 2001 Readers' Survey Results
A full list of winners will be published in the July edition of Casino Player.

30th May   Illinois   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Illinois Casino Gaming Association Presents Year 2000 Annual Report
The Association has eight members. There are 9 riverboats in the state that have dockside gaming overseen by the Illinois Gaming Board.

30th May   Las Vegas   Source: Philadelphia Enquirer - May 27th
The nickel slot is casinos' new darling - The new Multi-line video slots mean that players can now play up to 45 to 90 lines. In 1995 AC had 422 nickel slots, in 2000 there were 5,100.

30th May   Las Vegas   Source: LVRJ & The Seattle Times (May 24th)
Gaming salon bill signed by governor
Keeping big-shot gamblers from riff-raff
More on the approval of Senate Bill 283 to allow Nevada casinos to have private gaming areas for their most elite clientele.

29th May   Kansas City, Missouri   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Riverboat operator seeks to combine two casinos

29th May   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Charles Anderer Named Vice President Group Publisher of GEM

29th May   Las Vegas & Holland   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Innovative Gaming Signs Initial $3 Million Technology License Deal in Europe For IGCA's 'Europa-ITEM'

28th May   Gary, Indiana   Source: TheTimes Online 
Casinos helping Gary go from industrial age to new age - The productive use of $147 million in revenues generated since casino boats arrived on the shores of Lake Michigan in 1996.

28th May   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Casinos operating as if odds are against them - Spiraling energy costs mean that many casinos are now installing more efficient Halogen bulbs and turning off their signs earlier.

28th May   Chicago   Source: Chicago Business
Casino developer asking state for a $5-mil. favor - More on the proposed Emerald Casino in the Chicago suberb of Rosemont.

27th May   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Wynn remains mum on plans - Developer won't divulge details of project planned for the site of the Desert Inn

27th May   London & Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Anticipation continues as Aladdin ponders payments

27th May   Utah & Nevada   Source: Northern Light/AP
Utah Town May Join Nev. Counterpart

26th May   Hawaii   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Hawaii governor says voters should decide gambling issue

26th May   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casinos' 'Save the Whales' campaign is succeeding

26th May   Colorado  Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Central City and Historic Casinos Sue Black Hawk and Others in Conspiracy Plot

25th May   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Wynn working on new deal for Desert Inn-sources

25th May   Detroit   Source: Detroit News
Casinos try wooing more to the tables - Operators hope free lessons will win Craps, Blackjack play

25th May   Atlantic City  Source: Ashbury Park Press
Roll back those coin giveaways, casino exec urges rivals
Bus passengers recieved an average of $17.33 per head in coin from AC's 12 casinos during 2000.

25th May   US Research  Source: USAToday.com/AP
Gambling has drug-like effect on brain - The survey however was carried out on a sample of just 12 men.

24th May   Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/AP
Vegas Seeks Privacy for High Rollers

24th May   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Shuffle Master beats expectations

24th May   New Jersey   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Industry Leaders Convene at Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress, May 24, 2001

23rd May   Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Man pleads guilty in slot cheating

23rd May   Tennessee   Source: Tennessean.com
Lawmakers press for bill to block casinos

23rd May   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Announces 2nd Fiscal Quarter 2001 Results
The company now has 7,261 shuffler units in the field either sold or on lease. The share price has risen from around $9 to over $31 in the last 12 months.

22nd May   Hawaii  Source: Chicago Tribune
Casinos not welcome
NCL's cruises out of Hawaii in December will have the casino removed as no ship with gaming facilities onboard can begin and end cruises from the islands.

22nd May   Mississippi & Indiana   Source: Biloxi Sun Herald & Cincinnati Enquirer
State casino revenue fell in April
Riverboat casino attendance drops

22nd May   Atlantic City   Source: Press Plus - May 20th
A.C. gaming convention focuses on views of experts

21st May   Las Vegas   Source: TheTimes.co.uk
Fear and bluffing in Vegas - The British take on the world's high rollers for $1.5m

21st May   Canada   Source: The Globe and Mail
Gambler aims to sue Quebéc for addiction - The province rakes in some C$220 million anually from VDL's. Warnings were placed on or near the machines in 1999 about possible dangers of addiction.

21st May   Nova Scotia, Canada   Source: The Halifax Herald - May 17
Nova Scotians bet $1 billion last year

20th May   Las Vegas & Chicago   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Blackjack, computer expert Braun dies - The reclusive computer expert who died in September 2000 is profiled by the LV Sun and Blackjack Confidential.

20th May   Quebec   Source: Vancouver Sun
Compulsive gamblers may strike back at Loto-Quebec with class-action lawsuit

20th May   Las Vegas   Source: PokerPages.com
Carlos Mortensen from Madrid, Spain is the new World Champion, taking home $1.5 million! - 613 entrants created a total prize pool of $6,130,000. Nine players were at the final table. Mortenson who is 29 has been a professional player for just 4 years.

19th May   Vancouver   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
API Gaming and Imagis to Market Blacklist ID Software and Biometric Facial Recognition to Casinos

19th May   Mexico   Source: Dallas Morning News
Support from Fox helps renew debate over legalized gambling
Illegal since the 1930's casinos in tourist areas could provide stiff competition for the Caribbean.

19th May   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada regulators changing method of tracking slot win.

19th May   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mikohn chief disputes claims by disgruntled shareholders

19th May   New York  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
U.S. slot machine makers hit jackpot on new trends - A surge in business following the expansion of gaming in California has seen most suppliers stock prices rocket over the last 12 months.

19th May   New York  Source: National Post Online
Refugees Get Lucky at Casino

19th May   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mandalay Resort Group Reports First Quarter

18th May   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review Journal
Expert: Aladdin needs $100 million overhaul - Park Place, Icahn seen as potential buyers
Aladdin facing payment deadline - Technical default looms for troubled property

18th May   Ontario, Canada  Source: National Post Online & The Detroit News
Revenue slides at Ontario casinos
Casino Windsor revenues drop 12%
Revenue for Windsor fell 12% to $476.8 million for the year ending March 31st. Windsor wins on average $1.3 million a day ahead of MotorCity's win of circa $980,000.

18th May   Las Vegas & Sydney  Source: Yahoo Asia/Reuters & News.com.au
Aristocrat wins final Nevada approval
Aristocrat gets the nod for Penguin play
The game had been on trial at the Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, There are presently some 2,500 Pequin Pays throughout the US.

17th May   Nevada & Sydney  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Announces Final Approval of Its First Nevada Entry; Penguin Pays® Games to Be Installed Throughout Nevada Casinos

17th May   Las Vegas & South Africa  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Acres Gaming Receives Second South African Order for Acres Advantage

16th May   Nevada  Source: Las Vegas Sun
State Assembly panel approves bill authorizing private gambling salons

16th May   Toronto, Ontario  Source: Yahoo/CNW
Fourth quarter highlights: Ontario casinos and slot operations at racetracks
The daily average visitors numbers to OLGC run casinos, Windsor, Niagara & Rama were 17,323, 20,378 & 9,354 respectively.

16th May   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Union settles complaints with two casinos

15th May   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino Journal Reports First Quarter Record Results

15th May   Mexico   Source: Northern Light via Reforma/Infolatina
Mexico Casino Authorization Seen Bringing 2 Billion Dollars In FDI

15th May   New Brunswick, Canada   Source: CBC.com
N.B. will keep video lottery terminals
New Brunswickers decide to keep video gambling machines in referendum
The vote appears to have been 53% in favour of keeping the machines. 47% believing that the social costs of addiction outweigh the benefits.

15th May   Detroit   Source: NJ.com/AP
State numbers show wide variations among city's casinos - In the 18 months since the MGM opened the now  3 Detroit casinos have had 13.6 million visits. Average win per head being $68.

14th May   Las Vegas   Source: Seattle Times Book Review
Book review: Exposing the greed, glitter of Las Vegas - Sounds like one for all conspiracy theorists shelves

13th May   Canada   Source: Montreal Gazette - May 11th
Stigma is gone, sting lives on
A look at changing attitudes towards gambling(gaming) in Canadian society.

13th May   Las Vegas & Atlantic City  Source: Las Vegas Review Journal & PressPlus
Park Place announces plan to expand Caesars
Park Place to be dominant in gaming, its chief vows

12th May   Nevada  Source: Las Vegas Sun
IGT sues over new game

12th May   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mikohn announces new slot strategies

12th May   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/Entertainment Wire
Park Place to Build All-Suites Hotel Tower at Caesars Palace

11th May   Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Reports 1st Quarter Results - Table Games Drop Up 17%

11th May   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Extensive Conference Schedule Announced For 15th Annual World Gaming Congress and Expo

11th May   Las Vegas & Reno   Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Shuffle Master Begins S+ Retrofit Field Trial -- IGT Files Suit in an Attempt to Halt Field Trial

11th May   Atlanta   Source: Boston.com - May 9th
Taxicab drivers fighting over $90 million lottery jackpot

10th May   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Reports First Quarter 2001 Financial Results

10th May   Atlanta  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Global Payments Launches First Electronic Check-Cashing Card For the Gaming Industry

10th May   Mississippi  Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Gambling industry convenes on Coast - The 8th annual Southern Gaming Summit underway at the the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.

10th May   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Strip casino win was strong in March - Nevada Statewide win was $858 million. Las Vegas Strip properties winning $434.4 million and downtown casinos $62.6 million.

10th May   New Jersey  Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Carl Icahn licensed to own Atlantic City Sands

10th May   Las Vegas  Source: Yahoo Entertainment/AP
Las Vegas Casinos Gamble on Art  - The Guggenheim-Hermitage museum is scheduled to open at the Venetian in September.

9th May   Indiana  Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Jack Binion's Horseshoe Casino Opens in Style

9th May   West Virginia & Alabama  Source: LVRJ & Al.com/AP
W. Va. Legalizes Video Poker
House committee approves video gambling legislation 
13,000 so called grey machines will be replaced with 9,000 taxed and regulated in W. Virginia. An unlimited number of video terminals may be allowed at Alabama's four dog tracks.

8th May  Las Vegas & New Zealand  Source: Las Vegas Sun
Company installing slot software package - Harrah's Entertainment will trial the "seePower" slot monitoring system from NZ company Compudigm International.

8th May   Las Vegas & Connecticut  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
American Gaming Association Board Members, Top Executives To Speak at Global Gaming Expo

8th May   Canada  Source: Yahoo/CNW
Atlantic Foundation on Compulsive Gambling endorses Techlink International's "Smart VLT"

8th May   Kentucky  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Kentucky Derby Wagering Establishes Record; Television Ratings Soar to Highest Since 1992
The attendance of 154,00 bet $8.8 million on the race (down 4%). Off track simulcast betting was $62.7 million (up 11%).

7th May   Las Vegas  Source: Las Vegas Sun - May 4th
Stupak proud, but not notably nostalgic about Stratosphere

7th May   Oregon & New Jersey  Source: Statesman Journal
Casinos draw in elderly
Senior gambling on the rise

6th May   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Gaming Chips: 'Powers' slots a shagadelic success

6th May   Canada   Source: Hotel-Online/The Buffalo News - May 3rd
Casino Workers in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Again Reject Union - 66% voted against joining the Canadian Auto Workers Union. The Union presently represents workers at Casino Windsor.

6th May   Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
PROBLEM GAMBLING: Treating legal, financial woes crucial

5th May   Illinois   Source: Chicago Tribune
WMS betting future on slots

5th May   Mississippi   Source: Yahoo/AP
Casino Evacuated After Fire

4th May   Indiana   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Jack Binion Set to Bring Horseshoe Brand of Gaming to Midwest

4th May   New Jersey   Source: PressPlus
Poor economy shows in casinos' April win - Gaming win for the 12 casinos was $354 million, a decline of $3.7% over Apil 2000. Table game revenue was down 10.4%.

3rd May   Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Bankers' help likely needed to keep Aladdin from bankruptcy

3rd May   US    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
CASINO TECHNOLOGY: Casinos undecided on coinless slots

3rd May   Las Vegas & Mississippi    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal & SFGate.com
Plaza fires dealers for stealing
Authorities accuse dealers at Biloxi casino of aiding cheaters

3rd May   US College betting   Source: Financial Times
McCain set to battle gambling

2nd May   Montreal   Source: The National Post & Yahoo Canada/CP
Loser claims Montreal Casino's games are rigged
Montreal Casino disputes lawsuit alleging it rigged roulette

1st May   Mississippi   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino revenue up in March