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May - June 2004

30th June          Bern, Switzerland 
SWISSLOS rekurriert gegen Entscheid der Spielbankenkommission

30th June          Brussels  & Österreich Journal
Austrian company to run Brusselsí first casino
Casinos Austria: Außergewöhnlicher Erfolg in Brüssel

29th June          Vienna           Casinos Austria - Press releases
Außergewöhnlicher Erfolg in Brüssel - German
Enormous success in Brussels - English

29th June          Brussels & Vienna           De Standard Belgium
Oostenrijkse groep mag Brussels casino uitbaten

29th June          Brussels & Vienna           Der Standard & Tirol Online
Brüssel-Konzession für Casinos Austria
Casinos Austria erhalten Konzession in Brüssel
According to several news sources Casinos Austria have been awarded the long awaited casino concession for Brussels. The contract is for a period of 15 years and the company bid €45 million beating out 3 other bidders.

29th June          Salzburg, Austria           Österreich Journal
70 Jahre Casino Salzburg
Casinos Austria's Salzburg operation first opened on 1st July 1934. Website:

26th June          Palermo, Italy          Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
Gambling: 300 Finance Police Swooping In Palermo

25th June          Bern, Switzerland          Yahoo Germany/ots
EJPD: Spielbanken: Konzessionierungsphase abgeschlossen - alle Casinos in Betrieb

24th June          Bulgaria & Israel          Focus English News
Virtual Jerusalem: Israeli Mafia Controls Illegal Casinos in Romania and Bulgaria

23rd June          Cyprus          Cyprus Mail
Casinos back on the government agenda - Undated article.

21st June          Konstanz, Germany & St. Gallen, Switzerland          Der Tagblatt
Der Kampf um die Glücksspieler

20th June          Jersey, Channel Islands
'Casino not needed' clergymen say

20th June          Holland & Greece          Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn's CasinoLink Chosen by Porto Carras in Greece

10th June          Paris
Des Titres pour Racheter les Casinos de Didot-Bottin

10th June          Niedersachsen, Germany          FT Germany &
NRW-Bank schielt auf Niedersachsens Spielbanken 
NRW-Bank an Kauf von Spielbanken Niedersachsen interessiert

9th June          Austria &
Rien ne va plus: Casinos Austria litten 2003 unter schwacher Konjunktur!
Casinos Austria leiden unter Flaute
Casinos Austria's 12 operations within Austria had 7.2% fewer visitors in 2003. The Slot to table game split is 67% to 33% up from 64%/36% in 2002.

9th June          France & Austria
Gaminatorô auf Siegeszug in Frankreich

7th June          Germany
Bayern: Sportwetten-Werbespots im DSF verbieten

6th June          Vienna
Demnächst live im Internet Die Bilanzpressekonferenz von Casinos Austria

4th June          Brussels & Cote de Azur, France          LaBolsa/European Press
Bruselas devuelve a Francia parte del proceso de concentración de los casinos galos
The E.U. competition commission in Brussels has not made a ruling on the merger of Accor Casinos and Lucien Barriere, but has instead  referred the case back to local authorities on the Cote de Azure to decide.

26th & 28th May          Bayern, Germany         Yahoo Germany/ddp & Merkur Online
Bad Wiessee feiert Richtfest der neuen Spielbank
"Winner 1" soll Casino-Flagschiff werden- Morgen Richtfest für Spielbank Bad Wiessee

25th May          Cyprus          Cyprus Media Net
Cyprus Government Examines All Possibilities for the Establishment of Casino

25th May          Israel          Arutz Sheva
Weissglass Represents P.A. Firm With Casino Interests In Southern Gaza

16th May          Zürich          Swiss Info
Swiss Casinos mit leicht tieferem Verlust im Jahr 2003
Swiss Casinos Holding have an interest in 5 casinos, 2 Class A and 3 Class B. Website:

14th May          Niedersachsen, Germany
Privatization of Spielbanken Niedersachsen GmbH
The State of Lower Saxony are selling the 10 casinos of Spielbank Niedersachsen. Website:

14th May          Vienna, Austria          OÖNachrichten & Der Standard/APA
Casinos Austria wollen in USA Fuß fassen
Casinos Austria legten Grundstein für US-Markteinstieg
The terms of the deal between Shuffle Master and Casinos Austria have not been fully revealed. Casinos Austria however has taken a 4% interest in Shuffle Master and is expressing an interest in operating a casino in the U.S.

14th May          Monaco          Yahoo UK/PRNewswire
Speculations About Casino de Monte-Carlo
Spéculations autour du Casino de Monte-Carlo 
An unusual analyst report about trading in the stock of Société des Bains de Mer. SBM operate the 4 casinos in Monaco and recently took a position in Wynn Resorts.

13th May          Las Vegas & Vienna          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Announces Completion of CARD Acquisition
Ernst Blaha will maintain his position as CARD's Managing Director and oversee international distribution of Shuffle Master's combined product line.

12th May          Italy          ITV Football & The Guardian
Betting scandal rocks Italy
Mafia police inquire into betting scandal

12th May          Prague, Czech, Republic          Czech Happenings
Czechs spend Kc78bn on betting, lotteries in 2003

7th May          Austria & Athens          Die Presse & Der Standard
Olympisches Glücksspiel
Olympia nützt Casinos Austria

5th May          Dublin          Yahoo UK /Irish technology News
E-betting opens in Ireland, creates jobs
Victor Chandler have now opened up their Irish unit trading from the domain:

5th May          Israel          Ha'aretz Online
Four men arrested in north for running gambling ring

4th May          Dublin & Gibraltar          RTE & Business World
Victor Chandler betting on Ireland
Victor Chandler targets Irish betting 

4th May          Helsinki, Finland          Reuters
Odds Rising Against Nordic Gambling Monopolies

1st May          Aaborg, Denmark          Norwich Evening News
Ex-Canary Nielsen in gambling scandal
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