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May 2003
North America

31st May          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Officials propose instantly adjustable slots

31st May         Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Borgata to start taking reservations for July 11

31st May          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Anti-Money Laundering rule: Criminal case may threaten settlement

31st May          Las Vegas           Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
Las Vegas politics mirrors culture - Campaign game is unique in freewheeling 'Sin City'

31st May          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aladdin Gaming Files Proposed Plan of Reorganization and Accompanying Disclosure Statement

31st May          Illinois          Source: Reuters.com
Illinois house passes casino tax, stocks hit
The top rate of tax for the 9 Riverboat casinos will move up to 70% and entrance fees will range between $4 & $5.

30th May          Vancouver, B.C.          Source: Canada.com/CP
B.C. Liberals lift cap on slots in casinos

30th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Mandalay Resort Group income slips - Company says Mandalay Bay helps revenue rise

30th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casino's short life belies storied history

30th May          Las Vegas          Source: Orange County Register/AP
Fire claims Vegas landmark - Moulin Rouge was the first of the city's casinos to welcome black guests along with whites. 

30th May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire, Dow Jone & Reuters
Mandalay Resort Group Reports First Quarter Results
Mandalay Resort's 1st-Quarter Net Fell 9.8%
Mandalay Profit Off but Las Vegas Humming

30th May          San Diego          Source: Yahoo UK/Business Wire
International Thunderbird Gaming Corporation: Message to our Shareholders on 2003 First Quarter Results

30th May          Carson City, Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Bill would require state certification of gambling counselors

30th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Expert: Casinos need to improve online security
Gaming executives face technology issues - Mandalay chief: IT departments key to growth

30th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
N. Vegas casino moves ahead
Coast Casinos Inc.'s plans for a future casino to be named the North Coast Hotel & Casino.

28th May          Las Vegas & Bristol, UK          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM Mirage will buy stake in British casino developer

28th May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs New Contracts with 16 Casinos

28th May          Las Vegas & Telford, England          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Acquisition of UK-Based Honeyframe Systems Company

27th May          Deadwood, South Dakota         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
Increase in bet limit brings benefits to Dakota town
Slots drive betting dollars in Deadwood

27th May          Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City -  May 25th & 24th
The casino success that almost wasn’t - AC Coin and Slot got start with industry
Casinos all in family - Second generation now joining casino work force

27th May          Deadwood, South Dakota         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
Increase in bet limit brings benefits to Dakota town
Slots drive betting dollars in Deadwood

27th May          Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City -  May 25th & 24th
The casino success that almost wasn’t - AC Coin and Slot got start with industry
Casinos all in family - Second generation now joining casino work force

27th May          Las Vegas & Bristol, UK          Source: Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE entering U.K.'s casino market
MGM's plans to enter the UK market could be hindered if the story in the Liverpool Echo (see link below) about a delay in the deregultion timetable is proved correct.

27th May          Washington          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gamblers more frequently misstating results, IRS says

27th May          Biloxi, Mississippi         Source: NewsAlert.com/Biloxi Sun Herald
The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss., Inside Gambling Column
Could Park Place be about to sell any or all of its Mississippi casinos?

27th May          Las Vegas           Source: NewsAlert.com/Philadelphia Inquirer
Vegas casino-hopping via monorail
Update on the Las Vegas monorail system that will take visitors between Tropicana and Sahara. The fare will be $3 with an opening date scheduled for early 2004.

27th May          Atlantic City           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Casino Data Imaging Announces Sale of CasinoCAD Millennium to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

27th May          Pennsylvania           Source: Yahoo/Investors Business Daily
The Financial Stakes Are High As States Consider Gaming Bills

27th May          Reno & Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mandalay Resort Group Signs Ticket-In Ticket-Out Machine Purchase Agreement With IGT

27th May          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Homeland Education Resource Organization, LLC (HERO) Hosts 'Gambling with Security: Hospitality and Gaming Face High Stakes'

26th May          Indiana           Source: Indianapolis Star
State's casinos unfazed by fake $100 bills

26th May          Atlantic City           Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - May 24th
Starting soon, slots are no longer small time - The $1,000 slot machine will have its Atlantic City debut at the Borgata

26th May          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Press Editorial: 25 years of casinos - The region wins
Readers view the casino scene - in 1978
A.C.’s next 25 years More casinos, competition, technology in Atlantic City’s future

26th May          Las Vegas           Source: The Mercury News/AP
Mirage to pay $5 million in state fines

25th May          Las Vegas & Cyberspace           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Web casinos thorny issue
From $40 to Moneymaker - Binion's poker win is Cinderella story for Tennessee man
WSOP - World Series Poker Faces - Two excellent pictures of the winner and runner up

25th May          Canada           Source: Canoe.ca/London Free Press
A safe bet - Those who have gambled and won in the U.S. see some of their winnings held back by the U.S. tax officials, but some of that money can be relaimed.

25th May          Las Vegas           Source: New York Times
A Player Called 'Money' Wins World Poker Title

25th May          Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Good or bad, gaming impact inescapable
Our celebrities
A.C. casinos brought progress, but at a price
Atlantic City celebrates 25 years of casino gaming on Memorial Day.

25th May          Las Vegas          Source: The Miami Herald/AP
Web player wins $2.5 million poker championship
Amazingly of the 839 players, only 63 paid the buy-in price of $10,000

24th May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE Statement on Resolution of 6A Matter
Regulator calls Mirage case a wake-up call
The company will pay a fine of $5 million for the non-filing of 15,000 cash transaction reports.

24th May          St. Louis, Missouri          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
President Casinos, Inc. Announces Bid Process for Sale of St. Louis Casino

24th May          Las Vegas          Source: Source: PokerPages.com
May 24th - World Championship Event No Limit Hold'em Final Day
Winner Chris Moneymaker winning the $2.5 million first prize. Sam Farha coming second and picking up $1.3 million.

24th May         New Orleans          Source: UPI/Joe Bob Briggs
The Vegas Guy: Harrah's New Orleans

24th May          Atlantic City         Source: 1010wins.com/AP
Casino to Offer Atlantic City's First $1,000 Slots
When the Borgata opens in the Summer it will have 3,640 slots, including 2 x $1,000, 2 x $500, 10 x $100 and 16 x $25. 

24th May          Carson City, Nevada         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming panel shelves ATM slots
Station urged to consider Northern Nevada needs

23rd May          Las Vegas - WSOP           Source: PokerPages.com & Others.
May 22nd - World Championship Event No Limit Hold'em Day 4
Day 5. Friday 23rd May 14.00 PST (22.00 UKT). Down to the final table and just 9 players left chasing after the record first prize of $2.5 million. The final table action can be watched live at www.binions.com for $29.95 (complete with a bunch of freebie offers).  Betfair.com has betting in running. 
Player profiles: www.pokerpages.com/pokerinfo/tournamentgallery/wsop/gallery2003-finaltable.htm
Further updates from: www.pokerpages.com/interactive/pokerforum/viewforum.php?f=17
& www.gutshotwsop.co.uk

23rd May          Atlantic City - 25 Years           Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
A.C. casinos 25 years: An era of mixed payoffs
"But I've been here since casino gambling first came, and there's not one black millionaire in town here."

23rd May          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
CCC lets casinos make free cash valid only for play

23rd May          Louisiana           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Harrah's temporary slot casino opens at racetrack - Officials hope to turn around poor racing attendance

22nd May          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mirage probe 'embarrassing' to company, chief executive
MGM Mirage eyeing new casino in Las Vegas or Atlantic City

22nd May          Biloxi, Mississippi           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Jeopardy® Progressive Slot Machine Sets Record High at Isle of Capri Casino Biloxi
The $13,789,894.29 MegaJackpot™ is the largest ever won outside of Nevada.

22nd May          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Announces 2nd Fiscal Quarter 2003 Results
The company now has over 10,000 shuffling machines installed world-wide. Shuffle Master has also aquired from Sega the Royal Ascot multi-player horseracing machines.

22nd May          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Cooper Levenson to Present Regulatory Seminar at Inaugural Gaming Technology Summit

22nd May          Atlantic City           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to Open with Global Cash Access Products and Services

22nd May          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Casino successes abound
A look at the casino career of Steve Callender, senior vice president of table games operations at Bally's.

22nd May          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
There she is … at a slot machine
Gormley attacks McGreevey over casino taxes
The Miss America pageant's change of policy on gambling & Casino tax raising critism from the Mid-Atlantic Gaming Summit.

22nd May          Louisiana           Source: Nola.com/AP
Slot casino opens at Bossier City racetrack
The slots at Louisiana Downs is part owned and will be managed by Harrah's.

22nd May          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Anti-Money Laundering Rules: Violationprompts charges - Former MGM Mirage official arrested for failing to file forms

22nd May          Springfield, Illinois           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Gambling advocates vow to push expansion

22nd May          Louisville, Kentucky           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Wagering on Kentucky Derby 129 Continues Uptrend

22nd May          Las Vegas - WSOP           Source: PokerPages.com
May 21st - World Championship Event No Limit Hold'em Day 3
WSOP results so far - www.pokerpages.com/pokerinfo/tournamentgallery/wsop/wsop-events-2003.htm
Names still very much in contention include Phil Hellmuth JR , Jeff Shulman (Card Player) & Stuart Wheeler (IG Group).

22nd May          Las Vegas - WSOP           Source: PokerPages.com
May 20th - World Championship Event No Limit Hold'em Day 2
May 19th - World Championship Event No Limit Hold'em Day 1
Prize Pool: $7,802,700  Number of entries: 839

22nd May          Las Vegas           Source: International Herald Tribune
At poker's World Series, even Little Leaguers get a shot
The $10,000 No limit tournament this year drew 839 players for a total prize pool of  $7,802,700 with $2.5 million to the winner.

22nd May          Chicago           Source: CNN.com/AP
Chicago mayor aims to gamble on casino

22nd May          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Ex-casino official arrested
The arrest is in connection with the Mirage's failure to file thousands of cash transaction reports.

22nd May          Hauppage, New York          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Payment Technologies, Inc. Has Received a One-Year Extension of Its Supply Agreement with Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited

21st May          New Jersey           Source: NJ.com/Star-Ledger
Governor a no-show at casinos' key event - Industry hoped he would address tax issue
The Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress being held in Atlantic City today.

21st May          Chicago           Source: Chicago Business  & Chicago Daily Herald
Guv nixes gaming expansion to cure budget ills
Gambling decision hits nerve
In a move sure to hurt U.S. casino stocks today, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has ruled out allgambling expansion in the state.

21st May          Harvey, Louisiana           Source: UPI - Joe Bob Briggs
The Vegas Guy: Boomtown Casino
Another excellent article looking also at the history of Pinnacle Entertainment.

21st May          Biloxi, Mississippi           Source: HoumaToday.com/AP
Mississippi casinos' ad campaign to oppose tax increase talk

21st May          Indiana           Source: Indianapolis Star
Casinos generate $182M in April revenues
April was a loser for the riverboats

20th May          Chicago           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Illinois gov. nixes expanded gambling for budget

20th May          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Study: Indian casinos win $14.1 billion in 2002 - Total surpasses Nevada take
According to the study  221 tribes operated 348 gaming clubs in 30 states in 2002. They had 206,000 slots and 4,500 table games.

20th May          Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ/AP
Mandalay Resort Group awards bonuses to execs
Mandalay Resort Group pays bonuses to executives
President and CFO Glenn Schaeffer appears to have made a cool $17 million during 2002.

20th May          Kansas City, Missouri           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Gaming Wire
Judge orders seized slot returned to Ameristar

20th May          Vancouver. B.C.           Source: Vancouver/Canadian NewsWire
Gateway Casinos Income Fund Reports Strong First Quarter 2003 Results, Meets All Cash Distribution Targets

20th May          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
A brutal winter for A.C. casinos -  First-quarter profit down 12% citywide

20th May          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Global Gaming Business Debuts 'World of Gaming' Map Series

20th May          South Carolina           Source: TheState.com
Ban gets credit for steep drop in gambling addicts
Video Poker History - Highlights of video poker's history in South Carolina
Video Poker was banned in South Carolina in 2000. At the time of the ban it was a $3 billion per annum business.

19th May          Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
iGames Entertainment Inc. Enters Distribution Agreement For Table Game 'Table-Slots' For California Indian Casinos

19th May          Atlantic City & Sunnyvale, Calif           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Blue Pumpkin Take Customer Service Beyond the Gaming Floor

19th May          Newton, Massachusetts           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Casino & Gaming Market Research Handbook is now Available Through Casino City Press

19th May          Chicago           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Daley wants Chicago to own casino - Mayor eyeing ways to boost city's economy

19th May          Mississippi           Source: Biloxi SunHerald
April casino winnings
Mississippi's casino win was down from $234.5 million in April 2002 to $226.6 million - a drop of 3.4%.

19th May          Louisiana           Source: Houma Today/AP
Louisiana casino winnings down 8.6 percent from year ago

19th May          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Yes to gambling
The POAC looks back at 25 years of legal gambling in New Jersey. The state's first gambling referendum on November 3rd, 1974 failed to pass despite the Press's editorial support.

19th May          California & Mississippi           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
1,000th MegaJackpot™ Won on Sodak/IGT's Native American Linked Progressive Systems
Megabucks® Hits at Grand Casino Biloxi
The first story is a fact filled look at IGT subsidiary Sodak Gaming and operation of the Native American MegaJackpots systems.

19th May          Atlantic City & Ohio          Source: Canton Republic - Editorial
Mixed results in gambling mecca

18th May          Nevada           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevadan At Work: Jim Murren, President and Chief Executive Officer, MGM Mirage

18th May          Chicago, Illinois           Source: Chicago Herald Tribune
Mayor says casino would boost city's economy
Gambling: Is it the only answer?
Gambling critics decry video poker as 'crack cocaine'

18th May          Gaming History           Source: SaukValley.com
The big game: Lotteries have history in first century B.C.

18th May          Atlantic City           Source: Newsday.com/AP
New AC Casino hires farm to provide vegetables

18th May          Indiana           Source: Courier-Journal
Indiana casinos weigh staying open 24 hours a day

18th May          Atlantic City           Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Cleaning house of panhandlers Gaming halls here find homeless not easy to keep out

17th May          Nevada - Health & Safety           Source: Las Vegas Sun
Money, chips a concern after fires in casinos

17th May          San Diego           Source: Yahoo/CCN Mathews
Thunderbird Announces Fiscal 2002 Results

17th May          Monticello, New York           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Empire Resorts Affiliate Plans Implementation of up to 1,800 VLTs

17th May          Toronto           Source: Canadian Press
U.S. firm files RICO allegation against Great Canadian Gaming over lust boat
The China Sea Discovery now based in Taiwan was originally the Cunard lines Carinthia. Later operating as Sitmar Cruises "Fair Princess".

17th May          Illinois           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP & Yahoo/Reuters
Ill. House committee approves video poker, new Chicago casino
More Illinois gaming bills move in legislature
A raft of proposals designed to increase the size of Illinois casinos and place slots at state racetracks has been approved by an Illinois House committee.

16th May          Gulfport, Mississippi           Source: Biloxi SunHerald
Land casino idea makes waves - Gaming panel chairman defends studying the options

16th May          Tunica, Mississippi           Source: Clarksdale Press Register
Gunmen rob Robinsonville casino
The Grand Casino has become the third Tunica area casino to be robbed at gunpoint in the last week. The Isle of Capri Casino in Lula was robbed Friday, and Fitzgerald's Casino in Robinsonville was robbed Saturday.

16th May          Kansas City, Missouri          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Hearing set on suit in slot case
The Review-Journal with a very different story from that appearing in the Kansas City Star. The chip in the IGT. $1 Red, White & Blue is No: SPLUS8788.

16th May          Kansas City, Missouri          Source: Kansas City Star & Las Vegas Sun
Gaming official says 'there's nothing to' suit against slot machine
Disputed slot to be put back in service - See earlier stories from the 14th below.

16th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Coast Casinos reports jumps in earnings, income for quarter
Coast Casinos operates the Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Suncoast & The Orleans all in Las Vegas.

15th May          Kansas City, Missouri          Source: Kansas City Star
Kansas City casino revenues down again
Interesting stats on payback rates for different denomination slots at Harrahs. $1 - 94.6%, 5c - 89.2%, and 1c - 87%.

15th May          Lawrenceburg, Indiana          Source: Journal-Press
Children left in casino garage lead to gunpoint arrests

15th May          Tunica, Mississippi          Source: KATV.com
Robbery at Grand Casino in Tunica

15th & 16th May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Las Vegas Sun
Paul-Son Gaming Reports First Quarter Financial Results
Gaming supplier reports first-quarter loss

15th May          Vancouver, B.C.          Source: Yahoo/CCN Mathews
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation: Re-Zoning Approved for New Casino Development in Richmond, British Columbia

15th May          Dallas & Taiwan          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Allegiance Capital Corporation Amends Lawsuit Against Great Canadian Gaming Corporation to Allege RICO Act Violations

15th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM Mirage chief looks ahead - Chairman says casino company ready to ride economic upswing

15th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn Resorts holds Annual Meeting

14th May          Missouri          Source: The KansasCityChannel.com - 12th & 13th May
State Auditor's Report Warned Of Faulty Slot Machines Before Lawsuit Was Filed
Judge Orders Slot Machine Pulled From Casino
A single $1 IGT Red, White & Blue slot has been removed from Ameristar Casino as part of a lawsuit claiming the casino and the state gaming commission have knowingly allowed a defective machine to continue to operate.

14th May          Mississippi          Source: Clarion-Ledger
Weekend robberies target 2 casinos

14th May          Waukegan, Illinois          Source: Chicago Daily Herald
A look at Waukegan's casino license plans

14th May          Deadwood, S.D.          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Higher bets help S.D. casino town flourish
Deadwood, South Dakota now has a $100 bet limit on Blackjack & Slots. It was $5 from 1989 to 2000.

14th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE adjusts to new realities

14th May          Austin, Texas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Multimedia Games and National Indian Gaming Commission Mutually Agree to Extend Review Period for Reel Time Bingo Version 2.0

14th May          Gaming Investments         Source: Yahoo/Investors Business Daily
Gambling Fever Pays Off For Game Maker - Profile of IGT

14th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn takes stand in trial of stalking suspect

14th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
'Garfield' slots face scrutiny

14th May          Missouri          Source: Kansas City Star
House rules work against disgruntled gamblers

14th May          Olympia, Washinton State          Source: The Seattle Times
Gambling lobby sweetens pot in pitch to lawmakers

13th May          New York          Source: The New York Times
Pataki Banks Heavily on Gambling in New Plan to Rescue New York City

13th May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Reports Results for First Quarter 2003

13th May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Licenses Casino Rights to Garfield and Plans Development of Slot Games Based on The World Famous Cartoon Cat Created by Jim Davis

13th May          Colorado          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces First Quarter Earnings

13th May          Richmond, B.C.          Source: Yahoo/CCN Mathews
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation: Financial Results for Three Months Ended March 31, 2003

13th May          Louisville, Kentucky          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Churchill Downs Stewards Conclude Inquiry Into Photograph Of Finish of Kentucky Derby 129

13th May          Las Vegas          Source: USA Today
High rollers like Bennett get royal treatment at casinos

13th May          Atlantic City          Source: USA Today & CNN/AP
Mixed blessings in Atlantic City, 25 years after first casino
Atlantic City casinos bring mixed blessings
The Haddon Hall hotel re-opened as Resorts International Hotel Casino on May 26th 1978.

12th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Jeff Simpson
Paintings art jackpot for Wynn - Developer proud to bring two masterpieces home to LV

12th May          Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Two paintings worth millions on display in Las Vegas
Steve Wynn has wasted no time in getting the Renoir and Cezanne, bought last week from Sotheby's and Christies for over $40 million on public display at the Wynn Collection.

12th May          Illinois        Source: Chicago Daily Herald
Slots at track - just do it - Opinion
What slots at the racetrack could mean

12th May          Gulfport, Mississipi        Source: Al.com/Mobile Register
Gambling icon Copa Casino in watery grave
A look at the life of the Ryndam, Pride of Galveston and later the Copa Casino. The ship built in 1942 and launched in 1951 sank off the coast of the Dominican Republic March 16th.

12th May          Wisconsin        Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
Lawmakers consider legalized video gambling in state taverns

11th May          Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Guggenheim Pop Culture Showcase in Las Vegas Closes

11th May          Chicago        Source: Chicago Daily Herald & Chicago Business
Blagojevich now playing 'The Gambler'
Long odds for mayor's casino play

11th May          Louiseville, Kentucky        Source: MSNBC/NBC Sports
Horse racing’s credibility teetering - If Santos broke rules, sport’s integrity would be rocked again

11th May          Chicago        Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Casinos run by government?
A comparison of the privately run casinos in Illinois with those across the border in Ontario, Canada that are owned by the provicial government.

10th May          Nevada        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Good news, bad news on Nevada casino win
Nevada's slots had their best month ever - winning $573 million. Table game win dropped 3.1% to $256.5 million.

10th May          Atlantic City        Source: Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
Casinos join hands in employee-training lab

10th May          Louisville. Kentucky        Source: Yahoo/AP
Kentucky Derby Probes Winning Jockey
Yahoo/AP Photos - Jockey Jose Santos aboard Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide.

10th May          Louisville. Kentucky        Source: Miami Herald
Photo of Kentucky Derby-winning jockey raises questions

9th May          Las Vegas        Source: BBC.co.uk
Casino magnate's £25m art spree
An unusually poor article from the BBC - complete with spelling mistakes.

9th May          Colorado        Source: Rocky Mountain News
Casino settles lawsuit for $300,000

9th May          Carson City, Nevada        Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada casinos show 3.4 percent win gain in March

9th May          Reno        Source: Las Vegas Sun
IGT a sleeping giant in 'Net gaming
IGT, the world's largest slot manufacturer continues to monitor the potential for allowing the company's games for use by Internet casinos.

9th May          Chicago        Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Illinois gaming expansion bill passed by panel
Under the plan the maximum number of gaming positions will be raised from 1,200 to 2,000 per casino. Slots may be introduced at Ilinois Racetracks and Chicago will be able to have a Riverboat operation.

8th May          Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Vegas plays high stakes games with SARS

8th May          Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn's Yahtzee Video Slot Receives Approval from Mississippi Gaming Commission

8th May          Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Court Approves Bid Procedures For Aladdin Casino Sale

8th May          Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Industry Leaders to Headline 7th Annual Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress

8th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Judge gives OK to lead bid for sale of Aladdin - Stage set for possible June 20 auction

8th May          New York         Source: CNN Money & Borsa Italia/Reuters
Casino magnate buys $17M Cezanne
U.S. casino magnate nabs another Christie
Steve Wynn was also reported yesterday to have spent $25.5 million for a Renoir at Sotheby's. A two day spending spree of over $40 million.

8th May          Carson City         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Station Casinos execs lectured on role in California

8th May          Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Wienert
CCC keeps former Caesars exec out of casinos

8th May          Biloxi, Mississippi         Source: Biloxi SunHerald/AP
Mississippi casinos watch potential competition in South
Land casinos next? - Commission: Barges may be thing of past
Cutting edge casinos - Gaming summit shows new trends
Reports from the Southern Gaming Summit on Mississippi's Gold Coast.

8th May          Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Spectrum Gaming Group, Gaming Industry Observer Announce Merger

8th May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
MOON Resort and Casino: It's Time to Shake Some Sand... Website: www.moonresortandcasino.com

8th May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
2003 World Series of Poker to be Webcast 'Live' for First Time Via Advanced Internet Media Delivery Technologies
The final table of $10,000 No Limit Hold'Em at the 2003 World Series of Poker Championship Match will be shown live on May 23rd.

8th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Last cocktail waitress in weight lawsuit against Mirage settles

8th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Grand opening set for new Lake Las Vegas casino
Casino MonteLago at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson will hold it's grand opening this evening.

7th May          Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bennett case arouses concerns about casino privacy - Ex-Cabinet secretary's playing habits may have been leaked to reporters

7th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Aztar considers strategies for developing Tropicana

7th May          New York          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Sotheby's Auction Season Begins Modestly
Steve Wynn has paid $23,528,000 for an 1882 work by French Impressionist Renoir at Sothebys New York. It will be displayed as part of the Wynn Collection at the new Le Reve. "Dans Les Roses" Yahoo/AP Photos

7th May          Carson City, Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Assembly panel hears bills revising Nevada gambling laws

7th May          Wichita, Kansas          Source: Wichita Business Journal
Trump says he has no interest in developing Wichita casino

7th May          Atlantic City          Source: FoxNews.com
Casino Bans Bibles From Rooms
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa scheduled to open in Atlantic City this summer.

7th May          Las Vegas          Source: KVBC.com
Forgotten Las Vegas Signs Cleaned Up For Display

7th May          Chicago          Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Daley says he's 'reviewing' idea of city-owned casino 

7th May          Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Opinion
A.C. Beach Bars - Shot of excitement

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

7th May          Biloxi, Mississippi          Source: Biloxi SunHerald
Southern Gaming Summit to start in Biloxi
A.C. Coin opens Coast office

6th May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Coinless Slots Agreement With Harrah's Entertainment
Harrah's Entertainment Announces Coinless Slots Agreement With Alliance Gaming

6th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Planet Hollywood seen as weak link in bid for Aladdin
Bidder for Aladdin in London Clubs deal

6th May          Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Anti-Money Laundering Laws: Fed role feared after breaches

6th May          Nevada          Source: Nevada Appeal - Opinion
A choice for Station Casinos
The writer believes that Station Casinos Indian Gaming contracts in California could contravene Nevada Gaming Commission Regulation 5.010.

6th May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Cell phones cost casinos - Industry's revenue for in-room telephone service plummets as consumers use alternatives

6th May         Wichita, Kansas           Source: Kansas.com/Wichita Eagle
Kansas Senate shoots down bill for unlimited casinos

6th May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports Strong First Quarter 2003 Operating Results

6th May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Acres Gaming Reports Record Financial Results for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of Fiscal 2003

6th May          Las Vegas          Source: Newsday/AP
Las Vegas Casinos Seeking Racier Image

5th May          Reno          Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Man arrested in casino-patron robbery

5th May          Detroit          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Casino's ejection of winning gamblers upheld
The Michigan Gaming Control has deemed that Detroit's Greektown Casino had every right to bar Video Poker players who were regarded as unprofitable.

5th May         Deadwood, South Dakota          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Old mining building to become gaming complex - Theater to be at center of S.D. Slime Plant conversion

5th May          Ra'anana, Israel & Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Globes Online
Bally's Atlantic City Implements NiceVision Digital Video Recording Solution
Bally’s Atlantic City casino buys NICE recording solutions
Bally's intends implementing a digital surveillance system in the casino that will replace VHS - pending regulatory approval.

3rd May          Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Third defendant in casino theft gets probation

3rd May          Atlantic City          Source: Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
Casino gamble paid off in many ways for Atlantic City

3rd May          Atlantic City          Source: PhilyBurbs.com/AP
NJ Casinos' 25th
Quotes about the 25th anniversary of gambling in Atlantic City
Casino gambling was legalised in New Jersey in 1976 and Resorts International opened in 1978. Some 45,000 people are presently employed at the 11 casinos. In 2001,  $342.4 million was paid in gaming taxes.

3rd May          Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Casino win falls for 3rd month - Revenue at A.C. properties declines 4.7%, officials blame effects of war, economy
Unofficial figures show Slots declined 3.1% to $261.5 million and Table games down 9.5% to $82.6 million.

3rd May          Gulf Coast, Mississippi          Source: Biloxi SunHerald
Gaming summit hits the big time - Show is largest outside of Vegas

2nd May          French Lick, Indiana          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Lobbyists realize dream as governor signs casino bill

2nd May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Harrah's Entertainment Gets New $1.96 Billion Credit Facility

2nd May          Connecticut          Source: CTNow.com/The Hartford Courant
State May Just Say No To 3rd Casino

2nd May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Aladdin Gaming Sale Pact Calls For $5M Breakup Fee

1st May          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Park Place swings to profit, reduces forecast

1st May          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Dow Jones Business News
Park Place Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2003
Park Place Meets 1Q Forecast but Lowers Outlook

1st May          Pennsylvania          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Reports Record First Quarter Revenue and Net Income