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May 2002
North America

31st May        San Diego       Source: Yahoo/CCN Mathews
International Thunderbird Gaming Corporation: Message To Our Shareholders On 2002 First Quarter Results

31st May        Las Vegas & California       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Will Install its TableLink System at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California

30th May        Carson City, Nevada       Source: Yahoo/AP
Rodman Settles With Casino Worker

30th May        Minneapolis & Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Bringing Poker to the Mainstream: Lakes Gaming, Inc. Announces National Launch of the World Poker Tour in Las Vegas

30th May        Chicago        Source: Yahoo/Forbes.com
The Big Money Pit
Background on the intense struggle to get a casino license for the Chicago suberb of Rosemont.

29th May        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Travelers Advantage List of 10 Memorable - and FREE - Things to Do in Las Vegas

28th May        Scottsdale, Arizona        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Exceeds Projected Sales Goals at NIGA 2002; Trade Show Success

28th May        Pennsylvania & New Jersey         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
LaserLock Technologies and AC Coin Sign Strategic Alliance To Market SLOT-TRAX™ in Atlantic City

27th May        Muckleshoot Casino, Washington State         Source: Eastside Journal & Seattle Times
3 found dead in car at casino: - Young men's hands bound
Police tracking down leads in triple slaying

28th May        Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
$22.6 Million Megabucks Hits at Bally's Las Vegas
The $22,621,229.74 jackpot is the 3rd largest ever.

27th May        Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun & Yahoo/AP
Unions reach agreement with biggest Las Vegas Strip hotels
Vegas Strip Workers Reach Agreement

27th May        Gardena, Los Angeles       Source: The Daily Breeze
Gambling Clubs plead poverty
Detailed story about Californias card clubs including Larry Flint's "Hustler" that opened in 2000. The number clubs in California continues to dwindle as they face increasing competition from Indian casinos.

27th May        Reno       Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Unions lack clout in northern Nevada casinos - Las Vegas union eyes rest of state
Sick leave issue raised in casinos

27th May        Reno       Source: Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Second-hand smoke study expanded to northern Nevada

27th May        Buffalo, New York       Source: Bufalo Business First
Paladino ready to roll on casinos

26th May        Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Gaming Chips - Coupon program pays off

26th May        Arkansas       Source: Times Record
Alleged Gambling Machines Seized

25th May        Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
PHOTO: Chip Shape - Photo of the eventual tournament  winner Robert Varkonyi of Brooklyn, New York

25th May        Las Vegas      Source: Northern Light/AP
New Yorker Wins Poker World Series

25th May        Atlantic City     Source: North Jersey News/Bergen.com
Governor shies from casino freebies tax

25th May        Las Vegas       Source: PokerPages.com
American systems analyst wins World Series of Poker
Yahoo/AP. Photos - The last two players - the winner - the prize
The winning hand!.  Varkonyi's Full House 10's over Queen's beating Gardner's Flush.

25th May        Las Vegas       Source: PokerPages.com
And the winner is!  World Series of Poker No Limit Hold 'em Main Event
Robert Varkonyi of Brooklyn, New York is the 33rd WSOP Champion and collects the $2 million first prize. Runner up was Julian Gardner from Manchester, England who takes away $1.1 million. PokerPages.com has the details.

24th May        Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Poker world ready for new champion
There were a record 631 players who entered the $10,000 no-limit Hold'em tournament, 13 were ex-champions but all were eliminated early on.

24th May        Las Vegas      Source: PokerPages.com
World Series of Poker No Limit Hold 'em Main Event - Final
Starting Midday - PST. England Expects!. British & Irish players have a good chance of winning the $2 million first prize with 3 of the 9 players at the final table. Watch the tournament final Pay-per-view at www.binions.com & www.pokerpages.com
World Series of Poker a retrospective - an exhibition from the UNLV's special collections.
Check the result - www.pokerpages.com/tournament/result5259.htm

24th May        Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Strike talk not quelled by deals - Union: Walkout threat remains despite tentative accords with three companies

24th May        Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Dealers file suit, complaint

24th May        Detroit      Source: Detroit News
Greektown maps $375 million expansion - Casino operator envisions 400-room hotel, 1,000-seat theater over 4 downtown blocks

24th May        Chicago      Source: Chicago Sun Times
Jim Ryan pulls plug on casino profit deal

24th May        Atlantic City      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress the Forum for Major Announcements

24th May        Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Reuters Business Report
Casino Operators Reach Deal with Union

24th May        Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mandalay Resort Group to Build 1,150 Room All-Suites Tower On Las Vegas Strip

23rd May        Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Strike would devastate LV, official says - Executive tells shareholders how company is suited to tap into valley growth
Station Casinos AGM held at the Green Valley Ranch.

23rd May        Chicago      Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Illinois official vows to kill deal on casino

23rd May        Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Behnen: Dealers tried 'absolute extortion'
Two very different versions seem to be emerging as to what exactly happened. Friday is the final day of the $10,000 no-limit Hold'em competition. Nine players will be playing for the $2 Million first prize.

23rd May        Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Supports AGA's Casino Charity Challenge

23rd May        Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mandalay Resort Group Reports First Quarter Results

23rd May        Atlantic City      Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
MGM Mirage sees Sept. 2003 start for new casino

23rd May        Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Announces 2nd Fiscal Quarter 2002 Results

23rd May        Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Gaming executives claim media should focus on labor dispute's context

23rd May        Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review Journal
Park Place, union reach deal - Tropicana also agrees to tentative agreement
Park Place, Tropicana, union negotiators reach tentative agreement Harrah's group may be close 

23rd May        Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place Issues Statement on Tentative Labor Agreement

23rd May        Waukegan, Illinois      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Gaming's PAC-MAN Themed Participation Gaming Devices Arrive in Park Place Entertainment Casinos

22nd May        Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review Journal
Dealers fired in dispute at World Series of Poker
Binion's fires 12 poker dealers - Another 10 to 15 others walk out of World Series tourney in protest
The $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas hold'em tournament started at 1 p.m. Monday with a record 631 players. As tips have apparently been bad this year the dealers had asked for a 1.5% guarantee from the buy-in.
Tournament updates from the LVRJ at: www.casinogaming.com/wsop/

22nd May        Niagara Falls, Ontario       Source: Yahoo/AP
Yahoo Photos
Jay Cochrane's tight-rope walk on the 21st between the roof of the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel and the tower at Casino Niagara.

22nd May        Atlantic City       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Opens Atlantic City's First Las Vegas-Style Resort
Harrah's Atlantic City is celebrating the opening of the 25 story Bayview Tower. The property now has  1,626 hotel rooms and 3,700 slots.

22nd May        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Approvals to Begin SDS® Ticketing™ Field Trials in Nevada, Michigan

22nd May        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGCA Announces Resignation of Andrew Tottenham From Board of Directors

22nd May        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Las Vegas union brass reject casino contract offer

21st May        Wendover, Nevada       Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
New Urban Developments Inc.'s Keys Resort & Casino - Combining Main Street and Urban Hip in the High Desert

21st May        Atlantic City        Source: Press of Atlantic City
A.C. to hear plans from McGreevey Governor to talk about future of city at gaming conference

21st May        Chicago        Source: Chicago Tribune
State to show hand at casino hearing - Emerald investors seek delay, deal

20th May        Colorado         Source: Denver Business Journal
Gambling proceeds rise in April
Win in Colorado's 44 "limited-stake" casinos was $59.9 million in April. $44 million or 74% of the total coming from Black Hawk.

20th May        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Binion's silver dollars prove popular with coin collectors

20th May        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Bookmaker's earnings improve
American Wagering Inc. operates 41 Leroy's sportsbooks in Nevada.

20th May       Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Industry Observer Wins Its Third National Honor for Editorial Excellence

20th May       Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT's Harley-Davidson® Video Slots Roar Into Nevada

20th May       Missouri       Source: The New York Times
Mid west towns feel gambling is a sure thing

19th May       Detroit      Source: Detroit News
Critics question report on casinos

19th May       Gaming Investments      Source: New York Times
Casino stocks: First check the map

19th May       Las Vegas      Source: CBS Marketwatch
Clock ticking on possible Vegas strike - June 1 deadline for casinos' non-gaming operations

19th May       Detroit      Source: Detroit Free Press
Mayor outlines plan for city's casino cash

18th May       Las Vegas      Source: USA Today
Las Vegas casino workers authorize strike

18th May       St. Louis      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
President Casinos, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2002 Results

17th May       Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Panel: Barriers hinder casino sales - License waits stall deals, expert says 

17th May       Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Proposed Strip spur of monorail hits snag - Mandalay opposes additional line

17th May       Halifax, Nova Scotia      Source: Canada.com
N.S. to exempt casino from tough anti-smoking measures

17th May       Las Vegas      Source: FT Global Archive
Low-paid in Las Vegas place bets on a strike

17th May       Gaming Investments      Source: CBS Marketwatch
Strike vote has casino investors wary
The vote by the 50,000 strong Culinary Union was 18,654 for and just 877 against taking strike action if present negotiations with casinos fail.

17th May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News & NorthernLight/AP
Vegas Workers Vote to Authorize Strike
Las Vegas Casino Workers OK Strike

17th May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
20,000 Las Vegas Culinary Union Members Vote in Strike Authorization Meeting

17th May       Carson City      Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada regulators may revise 'post time' bets for horse races

16th May       Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Las Vegas casino workers to vote on strike

16th May       Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
March visitor volume declines - Authority exec says Las Vegas is in 'recovery mode'
Visitors in March to Las Vegas were down 1.2% in March to 3.26 million. Occupancy levels for the126,395 hotel and motel rooms was 92.3%

16th May       Kentucky     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Curd, bookmaker credited with creating 'juice,' dies
Sports betting in the US is typically $11 to win 10 on both sides. Known as the vigorish this gives the bookmaker a 5% advantage provided the book is evenly balanced. 

16th May       Detroit      Source: Detroit News
Kilpatrick won't budge on casinos - Mayor hopes to sway council to OK deal in showdown Friday

16th May       Las Vegas & Australia      Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Acres Inks $1.5 Million Deal With Another MGM Mirage Resort - Third Australian Casino to Implement Acres Bonusing System®

16th May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Culinary Workers Union Launches Gaming Investor Update
The Union represents 53,000 casino industry workers and is presently in negotiation with a number of the largest US operators. Website: www.LasVegasContractDeadline.com

16th May       Atlantic City      Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Casinos follow order to abandon Andersen

15th May       Missouri      Source: Kansas City Star/AP
Revenue up again at Missouri casinos
The state's 11 casinos won $104.4 million in April, up 17% from $88.9 million April 2001.

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

15th May       US Lotteries      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Farewell Big Game - Hello Mega Millions! Tickets for New 'Mega Millions' Game on Sale Today
Will You Be the First Mega Millionaire?
Mega Millions now takes the place of The Big Game. Tickets will be available in nine US States. Average jackpot is predicted to be $80 million. The odds of winning the jackpot are 135,145,920 to 1.

15th May       Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review Jornal
Bankruptcy judge approves Aladdin's request for more time to work on plan

15th May       Mississippi      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
President Casinos, Inc. Announces Closure of the Admiral Due to Flooding

15th May       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Las Vegas Hotel/Casino Workers to Take Citywide Strike Vote

14th May       Louisiana       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal/AP
Louisiana regulators scrutinize Binion deals - Riverboat owner's partnerships may lead to misconduct, consultant says

14th May       Missouri       Source: Kansas City Star
Panel rejects removal of casino loss limits
Riverboat casinos in Missouri have a $500 loss limit per two hour gaming session.

14th May       Las Vegas       Source: Entertainment Tonight Online
The Life of a Vegas Showgirl

14th May       Las Vegas       Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Aristocrat Awarded Boyd Gaming Games Contract; Agreement Will Place Aristocrat Gaming Devices in 12 Boyd Properties

14th May       Rosemont, Chicago       Source: Chicago Business & Chicago Tribune
Latest casino plan folds
Casino buyout rejected again - Gaming Board to make Emerald face judicial test

14th May       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
JCM Unveils New Intelligent Cash Box System

13th May       Reno       Source: Las Vegas Sun
IGT wins top Nevada tech award

13th May       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Mel Exber, longtime Las Vegas Club operator, dies - Seminal figure in early Las Vegas sports betting was one of first developers of parlay card

13th May       Washington & Kansas       Source: Northern Light/U.S. Newswire
Kansas Legislature Passes Bill Banning Cockfighting; Bans Attending, Hosting Cockfights, Training Fighting Birds

13th May       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Wins Contract Valued At $2.8 Million From Ameristar Casinos, Inc.

12th May       Detroit       Source: Detroit News
MotorCity unveils plans for expansion - Permanent casino to include big hotel rooms, 50,000-sq.-ft.-convention center and a spa

12th May       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
NEVADAN AT WORK: DOUG DALTON -- MGM Mirage director of poker operations

12th May       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
'Siegfried & Roy Present Darren Romeo, The Voice of Magic' Debuts at The Mirage

11th May       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Resort operators unite in contract struggle - Two firms work on a counteroffer

11th May       Mississippi       Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Keep 'em laughing and deal - Table games need a 'card'
Casino consultant Vic Taucer's speech at the Southern Gaming Summit last week.

10th May       US Casino Gaming       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Survey reveals questions about gaming revenue
The Las Vegas Sun reporting on the just released survey from the American Gaming Association.

10th May       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE, Harrah's execs are selling stock
The recent rises in US operators share prices is proving to be a big bonus for many executives who are now deciding to cashout some of their holdings.

10th May       Nevada       Source: Las Vegas Sun, LVRJ & Reuters Company News
Casino rebound stalls
State casino industry still struggling - Gaming win at Strip resorts down 9 percent in March
Nevada gaming revenues down 5.8 pct in March
Nevada casino win was $807.1 million in March. There has been a decline for the last 6 out of 7 months compared to 2001. Baccarat win on the Las Vegas Strip fell a whopping 52.1%.

10th May       Gaming Investments       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Analyst says insider selling a 'red flag'
Looking at insider deals for 5 US gaming companies, (Top 4 operators and No 1 supplier) reveals that management & executives in 2002 alone have cashed in shares worth around $200 million.

10th May       Detroit       Source: Detroit Free Press
Detroit Council delays casino vote

10th May       Missouri       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. Makes History With Coinless Gaming At St. Charles, Mo. Facility

10th May       Boston       Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Mass. House Spurns Casinos and Slot Machines

9th May       Atlantic City       Source: The Press of Atlantic City
‘King of chip thieves,’ alleged mobster added to casino exclusion list

9th May       Detroit       Source: Detroit News
Council may kill casino deal - Kilpatrick sends plea from overseas to postpone today's vote

9th May       Gaming Investments      Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Insider selling surges for US casino stocks - study
Executives & Management of US gaming companies have so far this year have sold over $215 in shares compared with every $1 they have bought.

9th May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs New Contracts With 20 Casinos

9th May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Reports First Quarter Financial Results

9th May       US      Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
U.S. casino growth slows to decade-low in 2001

8th May       Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Six hurt as workers clash with security at Circus Circus
LABOR WOES: Casino, Culinary clash - Circus Circus site of melee

8th May       Washington      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Industry Survey Shows Growth in Casino Gaming for 2001
The American Gaming Association's fact filled annual survey of the size of the industry and the perception of gambling and casinos held by the general public.

8th May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
PDS Gaming Corporation Reports First Quarter Earnings and Discontinues Unprofitable Businesses

8th May       Illinois      Source: Hoovers.com/St. Louis Post Dispatch
Illinois Might Allow Casino Expansion for Higher Taxes, Officials Say

8th May       Biloxi, Mississippi      Source: Las Vegas Sun
MGM dumps Arthur Andersen; search is on for new accounting firm

8th May       Reno      Source: Yahoo/Business Week
BusinessWeek Online. IGT: A Smart Bet on Slot Machines?

8th May       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Strike plans put Las Vegas casino recovery at risk

8th May       Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Sahara Avenue hotel, casino planned

8th May       Mississippi       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming summit kicks off in Miss.

7th May       Nevada      Source: Forbes.com
Nevada considers anti-monopoly casino measure
Nevada's present anti-monopoly law apparently dates back to the 1960's when Howard Hughes first started acquiring casinos along the Las Vegas Strip.

7th May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Herbst Gaming Reports First Quarter Earnings

7th May       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Sahara Hotel and Casino Kicks-Off Their 50th Anniversary Celebration by Launching the "First-Ever'' Interactive Las Vegas History Timeline
Website link: www.saharavegas.com

7th May       Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Shuffle Master shares fall on growth concerns

6th May       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
New security camera system may have potential in casinos

6th May       Kansas        Source: Kansas City Star
House approves bill expanding gambling in Kansas

6th May       Chicago        Source: Suburban Chicago News
Speaker tells casino downside - Economics professor: Says profits don't stay in community

5th May       Chicago        Source: Yahoo/Chicago Daily Herald
Lawmakers looking to gaming to help solve shortfall in budget

5th May       Las Vegas       Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Las Vegas weighs bet on its mob past  - Mayor envisions gangster museum to revive downtown

5th May       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Official: Some resorts allowing risque behavior

5th May       New York       Source: New York Post
Gambling with the Law
The New York Post heralds the decision that any expansion in gambling in the State without first amending the constitution would be illegal.

4th May       Atlantic City        Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
A.C.’s April casino win up 3.2% - Slots drive increase in revenue for sixth consecutive month
266 Sands workers will lose their jobs

3rd May       Nevada       Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Casino industry to study changes - Antimonopoly rule said to lack clarity
Acquisitions prompt look at antitrust regulation
Recent casino mergers and takeovers in Nevada and the US has resulted in the vast majority of the Las Vegas Strip being controlled by just four companies.

3rd May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Strengthens Product Development Team
The company has snapped up 5 ex-members of Anchor Gaming's development team. Anchor became a subsidiary of IGT in late 2001.

3rd May       Laughlin, Nevada       Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casinos discuss ways to combat violence

3rd May       Missouri       Source: KansasCity.com/AP
House backs higher casino taxes, school funding revision

3rd May       Detroit      Source: Detroit News
Lawyers spar on casinos - Tribe says rebidding could earn more for city
Whatever the outcome one thing is sure - the lawyers will end up the big winners.

3rd May       Las Vegas      Source: Washington Post
A Museum That's Married To the Mob? - Las Vegas Mayor Looks To Make Crime Pay
Mayor Oscar Goodman once defended many mob figures in court. Now he wishes to establish a museum in a disused downtown Federal building detailing the cities colourful past.

3rd May       Nevada      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Videotape reveals mayhem in casino brawl - Member of Hells Angels makes court appearance; bail set at $250,000 

3rd May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Reuters Company News
Development heats up at north end of Vegas Strip

2nd May       Mississippi      Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Hold'em or Fold'em - Poker, craps fight for floor space with slots
A must read article on the continuing struggle between slots and table games on the gaming floor. It was just 12 years ago that slots first out performed tables in Las Vegas.

1st May       Detroit      Source: Detroit News
Casino fight returns to court - Detroit objects to Indian tribe's contention that casino licenses should be invalidated

1st May       Mississippi      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Study: Tax hike would have closed seven casinos

1st May       New Jersey      Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Atlantic City's Sands cuts tables - Move designed to increase profitability with added slot  machines, less staff
The casino, now owned by billionaire financier Carl Icahn is axing 43 tables, leaving just 38 that includes 10 pokers. Around 150 table games staff are set to lose their jobs. Atlantic City's 12 casinos have a combined total of 1,247 tables

1st May       Missouri      Source: Kansas City Star
Missouri lawmakers consider raising casino taxes

1st May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones
MGM Mirage Director Files To Sell 210,000 Shares

1st May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Coinless Systems, Inc. to Enter Casino Ticket Manufacturing Business; Industry Expects Growth to Exceed $50 Million

1st May       US Quarterly results      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports First-Quarter 2002 Results In Line With Prior Guidance

1st May       Las Vegas      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Offers Consumers Wireless Internet Access To Its Resort-Casino Sites

1st May       Waukegan, Illinois      Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Industries Reports Third Quarter Results - Backlog of Participation Games Increases to Record 1,500 Units