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May - June 2002

29th June       Austria       Source: Yahoo/AP
Klose could cost German bookies money despite record betting sums
The story is about Austrian bookmakers, Germany has Oddset which generally sees only small stakes betting.

28th June       France       Source: Northern Light/AFX
Accor Casinos reprend le casino du Touquet, prévoit ouverture à Carnac

28th June       Jerusalem       Source: The Nando Times/AP
Israeli attorney-general grounds flying casino

27th June       Switzerland       Source: Northern Light/AFX-CH & Swiss Info - English & French versions
In Luzern öffnet das erste Grand Casino der Schweiz
Swiss place their bets as first Grand Casino opens
Nouvelles recrues pour faire tourner la roulette
Casinos Austria International (45%) and Dachgesellschaft Kursaal-Casino AG Luzern (55%) have opened the first "Class A" casino in Switzerland complete with 16 tables and 217 slots. A futher 6 Class A casinos will open in the following months.

26th June       Paris       Source: Northern Light/AFX
Européenne de Casinos: c.a. 1S01/02 en hausse de 7,8% à 70,1 M EUR
Groupe Partouche: c.a. 1S01/02 en hausse de 10,5% à 153,5 M EUR

25th June       Sweden & London      Source: Yahoo UK/Primezone
Boss Media Signs Contract with British Sportsbook
bet365 Group Ltd is the latest bookmaker to choose Boss Media's Internet casino product and joins Victor Chandler and

21st June       Bordeaux, France       Source: Northern Light/AFX
Accor: inauguration du Casino de Bordeaux

17th June       Italy       Source: Northern Light/Il Sole 24 Ore
Lottomatica will continue to expand - (Lottomatica, risposta all'Antitrust)

16th June       Athens, Greece       Source: Kathimerini English Edition
No more bids
Brief article on the bidding process for the Mont Parnes casino.

14th June       Switzerland       Source: Northern Light/AFX-CH
Casinos Austria mit sechs Projekten in der Schweiz - Auf Deutsch
Casinos Austria are involved in 6 of the casino projects in Switzerland. Worldwide the company has 78 casinos with 1063 tables and 8,675 slots in 15 different countries.

7th June        Miami & Eilat, Israel       Source: Ha'aretz Daily News
Eilat's floating casino sets sail
A casino boat owned by Casinos Austria has completed refurbishments in Miami and will soon be headed for Eilat.

5th June        Paris       Source: Northern Light/Le Figaro
Lucien Barriere to list on Second Market - (Le groupe Barriere change de structures)
Le groupe Lucien Barrière simplifie ses structures et vise le Second marché

5th June        Paris       Source: Northern Light/AFX
Groupe Partouche: c.a. 1T01/02 en hausse de 10,3% à 79,015 M EUR

4th June        France       Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Newswires
SHCLB Makes Friendly Bid For Two French Casinos
Societe Hoteliere de la Chaine Lucien Barriere are trying for a complete takeover of the Cannes & Deauville casinos presently operated by members of the Barriere Desseigne family.

30th May        Athens, Greece       Source: Yahoo/AP & Macedonian Press Agency
Government submits draft bill banning gambling-related arcade games
Bill submitted on banning electronic gambling
The potential ban covers all electronic and mechanical games which operate according to chance and can be used to place bets or to win money.

28th May        London       Source: London Evening Standard
Judges rule on casino boss claim

27th May        Israel      Source: Yahoo Singapore/AFP
Airborne casino to lift spirits of Israeli gamblers

27th May        Israel       Source: Ha'aretz Online
Israel to launch world's first airborne casino

27th May        London       Source: The Daily Telegraph
Wm Hill chalks up £30m deal for flotation costs

26th May        World Cup betting       Source: - The Business of Betting
World Cup draw is a short straw - France need to beat the best to reach final

26th May        World Cup betting       Source: Yahoo UK/Reuters
Back me and win, Ronaldo tells gamblers

26th May        North East England       Source: The Evening Standard
Blair donor set to hit the jackpot
Multi-millionaire Duncan Bannatyne will this week unveil his plans for a new venture, Bannatyne's Casinos.

26th May        London       Source: The Independent
Bookie takes a punt on the stock market
A profile of William Hill chief executive David Harding as he prepares the company for its stock market float in June.

26th May        London      Source: The Daily Telegraph
Bidders under orders for Coral

25th May        Monaco      Source: National Post
Monaco's big gamble - A legendary getaway for playboys and gamblers, Monaco is also rich in history

24th May        Israel      Source: Ha'aretz Online
Gambling channel is safe bet

13th May       Switzerland       Source: Northern Light/AFX-CH
Stadtcasino Baden/2001 - Jahresgewinn - 40% auf 2,36 Mio CHF, Dividende 15%

9th May       Saint Vincent, Italy       Source:
Winning gambler tips staff with tinned tomatoes

5th May       Ireland       Source: Sunday Business
Buddhist bookie aspires to British betting heaven
A look at the colorful history of Irish Bookmakers Paddy Power and the companies quest to secure a part of the €17 billion British market.

3rd May       Holland      Source: NRC Handelsblat
Nederlanders vergokken recordbedrag in casino's
Holland Casino had a win of  €90.9 millon in the last financial year an increase of 20%. The average spend per head was €101. Total visitors for the year were 5.9 million up 600,000. The company will not invest any further in their Internet casino project.