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November 2001
North America

30th November    New York   Source: New York Times - Editorial
The Casino Jinx
The New York Times taking a strong stance against proposed casinos in the state. "the final vote came after midnight, before an audience consisting mainly of high-priced lobbyists".

30th November    Detroit    Source: Detroit News & Detroit Free Press
New site planned for MGM
Riverfront casino project's failure will give land a new life
Greektown and Motor City are generally happy with their temporary locations. MGM Detroit is looking for a new location. The city hosts the Superbowl in 2006 and sprucing up the Riverfront is a key issue.

29th November    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin bankers plan to auction property

29th November    Pennsylvania & Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
LaserLock Signs Worldwide Gaming Contract With Largest Casino Chip & Dice Manufacturer

29th November    Florida    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
$1,000 in Casino Coupons Offered in 2002 Edition of American Casino Guide

28th November    Detroit    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Border crossing issues help U.S. casinos
Detroit's three casinos experienced an increase in win of 47% in October from the same month in 2000 as fewer US punters are crossing the border into Canada.

28th November    Las Vegas & St. Louis    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Las Vegas Sun
Shuffle Master Acquires Licensing Rights to Develop Budweiser-Themed Gaming Machines
'Budweiser' slot machines face regulatory scrutiny

27th November    California & Nevada    Source: Yahoo/AP
Court: Bettors Liable for Debt

27th November    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun & Entertainment Tonight Online
LV gamblers sue over arrest on cheating charges
Cheaters in Vegas -- Caught on Tape!

27th November    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas tourism rebound aided by new ad campaign

26th November    New York    Source: New York Post - Editorial/Opinion
The Donald goes to court

26th November    Connecticut    Source:
Cashing In On Casino Work
In depth article on the substantial employee benefits being offered to the 20,000 staff of Foxwoods and the Mohegan Sun.

26th November    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Arizona Man Wins Big at Harrah's Las Vegas
The  $2.5 million win was on one of IGT's Wheel of Fortune machines.

26th November    Colorado    Source: Denver Business Post
October gambling proceeds increase
The three casino towns of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek recorded a win of $56.4 for October. The market is approximately the same size as downtown Las Vegas where the win was $54.6 in September.

25th November    Louisiana & Mississippi    Source:
Weak economy and staying at home cut casino take

24th November    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Slot manufacturer reports big loss

24th November    Los Angeles    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Wheel of Fortune slot machines at issue in lawsuit

24th November    Atlantic City    Source:
Child found dead, woman in critical condition in casino parking garage

22nd November    Reno & Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Reuters
IGT, Anchor still await word from FTC on merger

21st November    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Vacation Village auctioned for $17.8 million

21st November    Atlantic City    Source: - Joe Weinert
Casinos show small 3rd-quarter revenue drop

21st November    Detroit    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Greektown Casino Opens Poker Room

21st November    Las Vegas & Chicago    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming regulator annoyed at glitch

20th November    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mandalay Resort Group Reports Third Quarter

20th November    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin obtains financing to operate in 2002
London Clubs deals its way out of obligation

20th November    Atlantic City & Gary, Indiana    Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Trump Indiana to Convert All Player Tracking and Marketing Software Systems to Advanced Casino Systems Corp's CRM Solutions

20th November    Detroit & Mississippi    Source: Detroit News
Casino hiring law could be loosened - Snickers theft pushes board to reconsider criteria
An offence commited over 14 years ago amazingly resulted in a table games manager being refused a gaming license in Michigan.

20th November    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gamblers, Caesars in dispute over $5.9 million

20th November    Boonville, Missouri    Source: Kansas City Star
Mid-Missouri town hoping that casino will reverse its fortunes
The 11th Riverboat casino in Missouri is owned by Isle of Capri and will have 900 slots and 28 table games.

20th November    Las Vegas    Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Receives Green Valley Ranch License From Nevada Gaming Commission
The 50,000 sq.ft. casino will have over 2,500 slot/video poker machines, 53 table games, and a 170 seat race and sportsbook.

19th November    Seattle    Source: Seattle Times - Nov 15th
Casinos rally against a higher tax

19th November    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Ex-politician, gaming figure Jones dies - Influential Nevadan was known as 'Big Juice'

19th November    Detroit    Source: & Wahington Post
Black workers file lawsuit against MGM Grand Detroit Casino
Black Workers File Suit Vs. Casino

18th November    Chicago    Source: Chicago Tribune
Sept. 11 attacks deal losing hand to casino companies

17th November    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Researchers seeking more casino dealers for smoke study

17th November    Detroit    Source: Detroit Free Press - Andrew N.S. Glazer
For good return, treat dealers well

17th November    Detroit    Source: Detroit News
Detroit Casinos take soars - Gaming halls combined revenues climbed by 47% to 93 million in October
The three casinos are now each winning an average of $1 million a day and gained ground in October at the expense of Canada's Casino Windsor.

17th November    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & LVRJ
Palms Casino Resort Opens with Celebrity-Studded Grand Opening Ceremony
Palms owner did lots of homework to make sure new resort has class

17th November    New Orleans    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Harrah's New Orleans Casino posts first profit

16th November    Biloxi, Mississippi   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Results

16th November    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Receives Regulatory Approval for Suite of Games in Illinois; Mississippi Field Trials Set to Begin in Mid-November

15th November    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Palms opens tonight, competitors ready
Negative cash flow reported by Aladdin

15th November    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
CJPG Announces 3rd Quarter Results

15th November    Reno & Idaho Springs, Colorado   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Slot machine giant sues competitor
IGT has taken out a lawsuit against Millennium Gaming Inc. to prevent them from selling retrofit IGT machines.

15th November    Atlantic City   Source:
A.C. Coin converts warehouse to convert slots
Thousands of Atlantic City slots are being converted to the IGT EZ Pay system that prints a barcoded ticket that may be inserted into other machines

15th November    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Las Vegas Gets Ready to Rock with Opening of Palms

15th November    British Columbia, Canada   Source: Yahoo/Canadian News Wires
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation: Nine Months Financial Results For Period Ended September 30, 2001

15th November    New York   Source: Buffalo News
Planned casino suit faces funding problem

15th November    Canada   Source: & Canada West Foundation
Gambling report calls on governments to halt gambling growth
Gambling in Canada: Final Report and Recommendations

14th November    Washington   Source: Yahoo/AP
Pentagon: Slot Machines OK Overseas
The US military is a major International slot operator with around 8,000 machines at 94 overseas bases with a combined win of $127 million in 1999.

14th November    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Innovative Gaming Announces Third Quarter Results

14th November    Redmond, Washington   Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Microsoft and Bicycle Deal Three-of-a-Kind
The software giant & Bicycle playing cards have teamed up to launch "Bicycle Casino Games" set at MGM Mirage properties in Las Vegas.

13th November    North Carolina   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's to Install Digital 21 Games At Cherokee Casino in North Carolina

13th November    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Rematch history favors Rahman - Heavyweight champ defended title successfully in 10 of 13 instances
The Lewis - Rahman re-match is on Saturday at Mandalay Bay. Lewis is presently 1/4 on  & Rahman 11/4 against.

13th November    Louisiana  Source:
Anticipated casino boom hasn't come about
In return for being allowed dockside gaming the Riverboat casinos in March were handed an increase in state taxation from 18.5% to 21.5%.

13th November    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/AP
Vegas Hotel Caters to Younger Crowd
The newly opened Palms that has a 95,000sq ft casino with 2,200 slot machines, 55 tables games and a poker room.

13th November    California   Source: San Diego Union Tribune
Gamblers bet on getting gifts and casinos can count on the returns
Interesting article on the variety of marketing data collected from customers who sign up for casino slot clubs.

13th November    Financial News   Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
Gaming, travel stocks dip after crash
Leisure stocks drop as crash sparks travel worries

12th November    Mississippi   Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Job market for casinos is down, not out

12th November    Gambling Research   Source: Yahoo/Health Scout News
Odds Are Men and Women Gamble Differently

11th November    Niagara Falls, Canada   Source:
Casino Niagara lines pockets - Canadian side prospers as U.S. falters, but there's a downside, too.
Casino Niagara has 2,700 slots, 135 tables and 3,800 staff. It is owned by state government agency the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Website:

11th November    New York   Source: PressRepublican - Editorial
Casinos not the answer

11th November    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Palms ready to open, will cater to everyone
Smooth operator - George Maloof Jr. targeting broad audience with new Palms casino 
The Sun also has a comprehensive line up of photographs of the 42 story resort that stands opposite the Gold Coast. The LVRJ article is an interesting profile of the 37 year old operator.

11th November    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Resident Wins Hunt for $1 Million Treasure Harrah's Customer Becomes the Nation's Newest Millionaire.

11th November    New York   Source: Baltimore Sun/AP
Casinos offer new act to resorts in Catskills

10th November    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mandalay out with multi-casino slot card

9th November    Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
September results: Casino winnings fall
Industry wants lower high-roller minimums - Officials now suggest $500 figure
To allow private gaming salons the Nevada Control Board initially suggested a $20,000 minimum requirement and a $1 million credit line, casinos however want just $500 and $50,000.

9th November    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Casino Player Announces New Writers, Features

9th November    Glendale, California   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Announces Third-Quarter Results; Company Hires Two New General Managers

9th November    Albany, New York  Source: The New York Post
RFK.jr may sue to stop casinos

8th November    Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada casinos win $763 million in September, down 3.2 percent
Casino win dips slightly after attacks

8th November    Las Vegas & South Africa   Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Announces Sale of South Africa Operations
MGM Mirage intends selling its management operations for 4 casinos in Nelspruit, Witbank, Johannesburg and East London to Tsogo Investment Holding Co. Ltd. and Southern Sun Gaming Investments Ltd.

8th November    Las Vegas   Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Receives Approval to Operate Green Valley Ranch Station Casino

7th November    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Kerkorian sells 11% of his stake in MGM MIRAGE
Las Vegas casino owner in litigation over Coast name

7th November    Vancouver    Source: Northern LIght/PRNewswire
API Technologies to Purchase Casino-ID Software Application from Facial Recognition Developer, Imagis Technologies

7th November    Nevada    Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Experts say Nevada’s growth expected to decline

7th November    Reno    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & LVRJ
International Game Technology Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter And Record Setting Fiscal Year 2001
IGT reports record revenues, earnings
An audio conference of the financial results can be found at:

6th November    Atlantic City    Source:
Learning to beat the cheats - Training opens eyes to deceptive activity

6th November    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Counting on Cards: Veteran dealer hopes to cash in with his variation on blackjack

6th November    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Nevada Regulators Approve PDS Gaming's New 'Bonanza Blackjack'™ Digital Table Game

5th November    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Aristocrat Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract for OASIS System

5th November    Detroit    Source: Detroit News - Nov 1st & 4th
Greektown Casino celebrates 1 year
Greektown cheater gets 7 to 25 years in prison
The casino, the last of the 3 to open has 29% of the Detroit market with some 13,000 visitors per day. The craps "past poster" apparently racked up winnings of $86,000 before being spotted by another player.

5th November    Dallas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Hollywood Casino Corporation Reports Operating Results for 2001 Third Quarter

4th November    Las Vegas   Source: Financial Times
Desert Inn: The casino, taken to its peak of popularity by Howard Hughes, is now just a memory. But what a memory

3rd November    Las Vegas    Source:
Student regrets Vegas wedding

3rd November    Atlantic City    Source: PressPlus - Joe Weinert
Sharp rhetoric marked successful casino campaign
A look back at the campaign to legalise casino gaming in Atlantic City 25 years ago.

2nd & 3rd November    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Dealer testifies in Rodman trial
Rodman ordered to pay man $80,000
The charges stem from an incident that at happened on a crap game at the Mirage back in 1997.

3rd November    Iowa    Source: Des Moins Register
Close casinos, clerics say

3rd November    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino hotel rates continue downward  trend
Las Vegas softness was detected before attack

2nd November    Atlantic City    Source:
Popeye slot machines approved for Atlantic City

2nd November    New York    Source: New York Post & Yahoo/Reuters
Trump grumbles as Gov rolls dice and passes gambling Bill
Trump warns may sue to stop NY's new casinos-paper
The new law authorizes three Indian-owned casinos in the Catskill mountains and three more further upstate, slot-machine-like devices at racetracks, and the Powerball Inter-state Lottery game.

1st November    Niagara Falls    Source: Washington Post/AP
N.Y. Gambling Plan Becomes Law

1st November    Reno    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Purchases Tennecom, Maker of Player Tracking Software for Casino Table Games

1st November    Atlantic City    Source: Weinert
Popeye’s for grownups, so his slots are OK’d
Bally Gaming and Systems has won approval for Popeye themed slots in Atlantic City with a 5-0 ruling by the NJ Casino Control Commission

1st November    Las Vegas & London    Source: CBS Marketwatch & TheTimes
Park Place's results plummet 
Park Place plots entry to UK

1st November    Problem Gambling    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino self-exclusion programs grow, called a 'work in progress'

1st November    Atlantic City    Source: IHT/New York Times & The Times
Trump Gambles on Casino Debt
Casino losses hurt Trump