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November 2003
North America

30th November          St. Louis, Missouri            St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Tax plan might sink Missouri casinos
Gov. Bob Holden wants to raise casino taxation to 22% and admision charges to $4. Missouri has a $500-a-session loss limit in place.

30th November          Chicago            North West Indiana
Casino class draws interest - As area gaming grows, professor looks to educate about industry
Roosevelt University has a 16 week course entitled "Introduction to Gaming".

30th November          Colorado            Denver Post
Casinos shifting to coin-less slot machines

29th November          Tunica, Mississippi            The Clarion Ledger
Walls man arrested in connection with robbery of Tunica Grand Casino
The Honey buns box robbery apparently netted $60,000 from the Grand Casino.

29th November          Vancouver & Vilnius, Lithuania            Yahoo/CCN Matthews
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation: Company Update

29th November          Detroit            Detroit News & Detroit Free Press
Casino-hotels may not be ready for 2006 Super Bowl
Getting casino deals done would make a statement

28th November          Rhode Island            In Business Las Vegas
Gaming firms looking at deal - Wembley assets include R.I., Colorado tracks

29th November          Reno            Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Nevada begins to worry about gambling expanding in California

27th & 28th November          Vancouver & Vilnius, Lithuania            CCN Matthews
Creation Casinos Commences Trading on CNQ
Creation Casinos Inc.: Private Placement
Creation Casinos owns and operates the newly opened Grand Casino World in Vilnius, Lithuania.

28th November          California            San Bernadino Sun
Two casino measures cause buzz about future gambling

28th November          Atlantic City            New York Post
The Donald "Ramps" up casino suit

27th November          Windsor, Ontario            Canada.com/The Windsor Star
Boy found gambling in casino - 12-year-old at table games
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario is almost certain to hit Casino Windsor with a major fine over the incident.

27th November          Connecticut            The Day
Newtown Officer Accused In Theft Of Casino Chip Resigns

27th November          Reno            Las Vegas Sun
Former workers sue owners of closed Reno casino
The Sundowner Casino that closed on November 9th.

27th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Icahn may be looking at LV Hilton

26th November          Las Vegas & Detroit            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mandalay Resort Group Announces Settlement Agreement With Lac Vieux

26th November          Indiana            Indianapolis Star
State will focus on Blue Chip Casino

26th November          Detroit            Detroit News
Casinos to pay tribe $79 million

26th November          Detroit            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Lac Vieux Tribe Nets $94 Million in Casino Settlement

26th November          Detroit            Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP & Detroit Free Press
Ruling opens door for permanent Detroit casinos
Casino deal likely means permanent sites by '06

25th November          Indiana            Leader Publications
Ind. Gaming Commission asked to renew investigation of casino

25th November          Michigan            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Some say Michigan could be hitting capacity for gambling

25th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Casino sues website operator
MGM Mirage who own the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas allege that Gold Nugget Online Casino is infringing upon their trademark.

25th November          Poway, California            Business Wire
International Thunderbird Gaming Corporation: Message to our Shareholders on 2003 Third Quarter Results

25th November          South Padre Island, Texas            Brownsville Herald
Developers hope to place casino on Island

24th November          Austin, Texas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Multimedia Games Reports Record Fourth Quarter Net Revenues, EBITDA and Net Income

23rd November          Nevada & Japan            Miami Herald/Knight Ridder - from LVRJ
Nevada Initiated Probe into Japan Loan Shark's Activity at Las Vegas Casinos

23rd November          Televised Poker            San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Poker is suddenly one of television's hottest programming trends
Website: www.worldpokertour.com

22nd November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
JOHN L. SMITH: Casinos moonwalked away from Michael Jackson show and attraction

21st November          Sacramento, California            San Diego Union-Tribune
Initiative would spread gambling profits - Cardrooms, tracks envy tribes' slots

21st November          Nevada            Las Vegas Sun
Reputed mobster dropped from list after his death
The dead gangster is apparently no longer a threat to Nevada's casinos!.

20th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Cost of next Coast Casinos endeavor at $350 million

20th November          Waukegan, Illinois            Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Gaming Receives Approval for Bluebird Gaming Platform from Gaming Laboratories Inc.

20th November          Los Angeles            Yahoo UK/Business Wire
NBC Sports Presents 'The Travel Channel World Poker Tour Battle of Champions' 4-6 p.m. ET on Super Bowl Sunday

19th November          Wyomissing. Pennsylvania            Yahoo/Reuters
Penn National says in talks to buy UK's Wembley

19th November          Wyomissing. Pennsylvania            Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming in Discussions with Wembley plc

19th November          Ottawa, Canada            MyTeus/Canadian Press
Canadian traffickers laundering money through casinos: U.S.

19th November          Las Vegas & Newcastle            Las Vegas Sun
New U.K. gaming deal set

19th November          Las Vegas & Newcastle            Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE and Newcastle United PLC Announce Joint Venture Agreement

19th November          Las Vegas & California            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Announces $165 Million Expansion Of Harrah's Rincon; Management Contract for Southern California Tribal Casino Extended

19th November          Las Vegas            Yahoo/Investors BusinessDaily
Slot Machine Maker Drops Its Coins Into An Acquisition - Alliance Gaming

18th November          Las Vegas & Macau            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn impressed with gaming potential in Asia
Wynn Macau will open in early 2006 however Shelton Adelson's project will be doing business much earlier.

17th November          Reno & UK            Las Vegas Sun
IGT prepares to enter U.K. gambling market

17th November          Atlantic City            The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert 14th November
‘Cashless’ slots just the beginning - Experts predict soon slot players won’t be using bills, coins at all

17th November          Indiana            Indianapolis Star
Crooked casino workers cash in - Employees stole at least $62,000 from riverboats last month, police reports show

17th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal - Rod Smith
INSIDE GAMING: Wynn may be back in art market

17th November          Sacramento, California            NDTV.com/AP
Schwarzenegger plans tax on casinos

16th November          Mississippi            Biloxi Sun-Herald
Tulane launches casino management degree
Demand appears strong for the course that will start in the spring at Tulane University College.

16th November          Hawaii            Honolulu Advertiser - Opinion
Akaka bill could revive question of gambling in Hawaii

16th November          Manitoba, Canada            Canada.com/CP
Manitoba hotels, bars push for increased gambling if smoking banned

15th November          Florida             Sun-Sentinel - Opinion
Gambling Hits Roadblocks

15th November          Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Three suspects arrested in man's kidnapping at casino

15th November          Las Vegas             The Mercury News
Casino tries to fix $1.4 million mistake
The Venetian have apparently wired $1.4 million to the wrong bank account - and are seeking a return of the funds.

15th November          Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas man hits Megabucks

15th November          Las Vegas             Yahoo/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Reports Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2003

14th November          Carson City             Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Advantage gamblers": High court questions lower ruling

14th November          Las Vegas & Michigan             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Station to develop tribal property - Las Vegas locals giant to direct Indian casino in Michigan

14th November          Connecticut             The Day
Officer Denies Knowing $5,000 Chip Stolen

14th November          Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Web place to go for LV rooms - Reservations all about speed, simplicity
A look at Park Place's success with online bookings and MGM Mirage and Harrah's strategies.

14th November          Las Vegas             Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Park Place Gets Subpoena in Money Laundering Probe

14th November          Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Man Hits Megabucks® at Stardust Casino - a cool $19.6 million.

14th November          Las Vegas             San Francisco Chronicle - The Betting Fool
Psycho Fool goes nuts (and broke) in Vegas

14th November          Mississippi             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Results

14th November          Mississippi             Go Memphis
From poverty to jackpots, casinos reshape Tunica

14th November          Las Vegas & Michigan             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Enters Partnership to Develop and Manage Entertainment Facility for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians

14th November          Las Vegas & New York             Yahoo/Business Wire
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Park Place Sign New Casino Agreements

14th November          Chicago             Chicago  Sun-Times & Las Vegas Sun/AP
10th casino should have town to call home in spring
Sources say deal reached on disputed license - Rosemont/Emerald casino.

14th November          Reno             San Francisco Chronicle
Backers pull plan for neighborhood casino in Reno

13th November          Las Vegas            CBS New York
Pedicabs crowd Las Vegas Strip, but maybe not for long

13th November          Florida             The Sun-Sentinel
Poker's back, but pari-mutuels battle stacked deck

13th November          Illinois             Chicago Business
Emerald Casino deal on the table - Madigan to announce details Thursday

13th November          Charleston, West Virginia             zwire/Daily telegraph
Manchin's support of table game idea brings gambling into race

13th November          Las Vegas & China             Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData™ Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2003 Financial Results
The company has moved the majority of its manufacturing base to Guangdong Province, China.

13th November          Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Wins Top Quarterly Hospitality Ranking in Casino Industry From Market Matrix Survey of 35,000 Consumers

13th November          Las Vegas             News Alert/Business Wire
Park Place Web Sites Pass Half-Million Mark in 2003 Online Room Sales
Website bookings rising to over 500,000 room nights so far in 2003 compared with 386,000 for the whole of 2002 and 114,000 in 2000.

12th November          Atlantic City             The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
9.2% revenue jump not win for all casinos - Borgata is tops in table games, but only three halls report gains

12th November          Las Vegas - Advertising             LVR-J & LVS/New York Times
TV spots that happen here will stay here
Vegas, gambling images go mainstream in ads

12th November          Edmonton, Canada             Edmonton Journal
Catholic school district bans casinos, bingos - Board votes unanimously to end gambling fundraisers

12th November          Las Vegas             Yahoo/Dow Jones
Harrah's Places a Wager on The Web

12th November          Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Plans To Launch Online Gaming Venture; Subscription-Based 'Lucky Me' Site To Begin Operations In 2004 First Quarter
Harrah's owned websites appear to be: www.luckyme.com & www.luckyme.co.uk

12th November          Nevada             Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Slot Machine Manufacturing: Alliance Gaming buys Sierra Design
Alliance buying Reno firm

12th November          Lake Tahoe             Tahoe Daily Tribune
Economy and Indian gaming take toll on Northern Nevada casinos

12th November          Atlantic City             NJ.com/The Star-Ledger
Sans Borgata, casino revenues slip
Atlantic City casino win was $380.7 million in October. Without the Borgata's contribution win declined 3% from October 2002.

11th November          Atlantic City             Ashbury Park Press/Bloomberg
Casino revenue up 9.2%
Atlantic City win in October was $380.7 million. Slots up 7.6% to $285.2 million and tables up 14% to $95.6 million.

11th November          Colorado & South Africa             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Reports Progress on Johannesburg Casino License

11th November          Reno             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atlantis Casino Resort to Purchase Acres Bonusing™ System

11th November          Nevada             Las Vegas Review-Journal
September Gaming Report: Slim rise seen in revenue

11th November          Las Vegas             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Sierra Design Group

11th November          Hawaii             Honolulu Advertiser - Editorial
Gambling beginning to lose its Mainland allure

11th November          Vicksburg, Misissippi             Vicksburg Post
Gun-toting robber hits downtown casino
Vicksburg casino robbed
Interesting picture of the robbers bomb - It appears to be a FILA shoe box.

11th November          New York             New York Post - Editorial
Pataki's bad-faith bet
The New York Governor's plans for VLT's at Off-Track Betting outlets.

11th November          Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Court to decide sidewalk pamphlet issue - Porn distributors battle The Mirage

10th November          Nevada             Las Vegas Business Press
IGT system deal accererates right into the stations
Station Casinos intend to have 100% TITO slots at all the companies 11 operations within 2 years.

10th November          Santa Monica, California             PRNewswire
Game Show Network Says 'Hit Me' With Its First Casino Game Series "GSN PResents the World Series of Blackjack" - Website: www.gsn.com

10th November          Las Vegas             Las Vegas Sun
Court to decide sidewalk pamphlet issue - Porn distributors battle The Mirage

10th November          Nevada             Las Vegas Sun
Nevada casinos below expectations with 3.9 percent September gain
Strong slot play boosts September gaming win

10th November          Las Vegas & London             Reno Gazette-Journal
British gamers OK MGM Mirage’s stake in English casino

10th November          Colorado             The Denver Post
Ex-guard accused in casino theft

10th November          Mississippi             The Clarion-Ledger
Casino robbery state's 24th this year

10th November          Detroit             Philadelphia Inquirer/AP
Detroit casinos may sue to block racetrack slots

10th November          Atlantic City             The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
A.C. casinos set sights on video signage

10th November          London & Las Vegas             Financial Times
US casino groups eye UK market

This time it is Park Place, the world's largest casino operator (based on Gaming floor size). The FT has an interview with former Ladbrokes Casinos chief executive Peter George.

10th November          Minnesota             KSTP.com/AP
New casino in the works for The Falls

10th November          Las Vegas             San Francisco Chronicle
Priceless art collection comes to Las Vegas hotel-casino

9th November          French Lick, Indiana             Indianapolis Star
Casino firms to be judged on what they bring to table - License likely to hinge on jobs and cash offered

9th November          Maine             Portland Press Herald
Pro-casino leaders' exit rankles
Dana: 'This was to be our gift to Maine'
Leaders of the Pro-Casino "Think about it" campaign apparently left Maine within 36 hours of their plan being rejected by voters.

9th November          Iowa             Des Moins Register
Editorial: Rake in more from Iowa gambling

9th November          Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Art of borrowing works for Wynns

9th November          Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
POKER IN LAS VEGAS: Full House - Televised tournaments, online games fuel hot growth for Las Vegas poker

8th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Westin opens in Vegas

8th November          Reno             Reno Gazette-Journal
Sundowner abruptly closing Monday morning, three weeks early - 375 out of work: Casino can’t sustain financial losses

8th November          Las Vegas & Louisiana             San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Federal request could delay final Harrah's-Horseshoe deal

8th November          Massachusetts            The Day
Gambling Suffers Setback In Massachusetts - Bid To License Casinos, Add Slots At Tracks Fails To Win Support

8th November          Edmonton            Edmonton Journal
Anti-casino banner rallies residents - Downtown loft residents fight move by Baccarat

8th November          St. Augustine            St. Augustine Record
Illegal gambling business raided,is shut down
The 50 slots seized had a button to stop the reels and were described by owners as "skill games".

8th November          Tacoma, Washington State            KIRO TV
Dealers Accused Of Stealing $450K From Emerald Queen Casino

8th November          Tacoma, Washington State            Seattle Post-Intelligencer/AP
Two women charged in Emerald Queen Casino cheating
Baccarat dealers Thong Sok Sovan and Pheap Norng have been charged with "cheating in the first degree".

8th November          Nevada            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Casinos expected to deliver emergency plans within two weeks

8th November          Las Vegas & Bristol            Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
MGM MIRAGE expansion into Britain proceeding
MGM Mirage gets approval for stake in British casino
"It's a very prominent early step" in the company's British expansion strategy but "it's certainly not our (last) step,".

7th November         Las Vegas             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Park Place contest worth the weight
Park Place's 7,000 employees lost a combined 43,000 pounds during their dieting competition.

7th November          Atlantic City            PRNewswire
Winners Announced for First Annual Global Gaming Business Gaming and Technology Awards

7th November          Las Vegas & Bristol            Las Vegas Sun/AP & Dow Jones
MGM Mirage gets approval for interest in British casino firm
MGM Mirage Gets U.K. OK to Buy Metro Casinos Stake

7th November          Las Vegas & Bristol            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Board for Great Britain Approves MGM MIRAGE Investment in Metro Casinos
MGM MIRAGE's approval for a 25% holding in Metro Casinos, a unit of R. J. Bown Ltd. follows Isle of Capri's approval for a 50% stake in Blue Chip Casinos.

7th November          New York & Reno            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Scientific Games Completes $143 Million Acquisition of IGT OnLine Systems

7th November          Colorado            Miami Herald/Knight Ridder
Colorado Casinos Stand to Benefit from Defeat of Racetrack Slots Measure

7th November          Atlantic City            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Reports Reopening of Facilities at Tropicana Casino and Resort In Atlantic City

7th November          Carson City, Nevada            Las Vegas Sun
Control Board raps Hard Rock on print ads

7th November          Louisiana            ABC News/AP
Louisiana Casino Expectations Unfulfilled

6th November          Indiana            The Journal Gazette/AP
French Lick sees big payoff from casino OK

6th November          Maine & Connecticut            Bangor News & The Day
Gambling split a curious distinction
Maine Vote Bodes Well For State's Two Casinos

6th November          Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
iGames Entertainment Inc. Announces Release of New Table Game 3and5 Poker

6th November          Colorado            Rocky Mountain News
Wembley poured $7.4 million into failed initiative - Video-lottery defeat 'not surprising,' firm tells shareholders

5th November          Dubai, U.A.E            CCN Matthews
MOON Resort and Casino: Contract Award & Development Team Update
TCS John Huxley have apparently got the contract for the 1,000 table casino. Just one problem - the project does not yet have a site!. It is on web though at: www.moonresortandcasino.com

5th November          Colorado            Rocky Mountain News/AP
Voters reject racetrack gambling

5th November          Las Vegas            Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Reports Third Quarter 2003 Results

5th November          Las Vegas & Boulder City            Las Vegas Sun
More killers are dumping bodies near Boulder City
Quite remarkable story with the quote "I can say we definitely have fewer bodies dumped in the desert in Las Vegas now because we simply don't have as much desert as we used to have".

5th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Trump's plans now iffy at New Frontier - Condominium tower project may no longer be part of resort's redevelopment

4th November          Saskatoon, Canada            Canada.com/The Star Phoenix
Council kills casino expansion

4th November          Reno            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Reno slot maker sets quarterly, annual records

4th November          Las Vegas            Yahoo/Dow Jones & Reuters
Intl Game Tech 4th-Quarter Net Rose 72%
Slots maker IGT quarterly profit up 72 percent

4th November          Reno            Yahoo/PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Record Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2003 Results

4th November          Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
iGames Entertainment Inc. Announces Release of New Table Game Red Dog Blackjack

3rd November          Jackson, Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Former Bally's employee arrested in connection with August casino robbery

3rd November          Mississippi & Pennsylvania           NJ.com/The Express-Times
Isle of Capri Casinos says tainted past was out of its control as it eyes area land
Isle of Capri announced last week that the company had become the first U.S. operator to be licensed by the British Gaming Board.

3rd November          Daytona Beach, Florida           Miami Herald/AP
Dog tracks gamble to resuscitate struggling industry
Attendance at Florida's dog tracks has declined 80% since 1990.

3rd November          Reno           Reno Gazette-Journal
Look Ahead: Strong financial results expected from IGT

3rd November          Louisiana           Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Ten years later, casino expectations unfulfilled - Biloxi, Tunica are where gamblers go
A look at the effects of legalised casino gambling in Louisiana 10 years on.

3rd November          Nevada           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Only 14 Nevada casinos comply with new homeland security law

3rd November          Atlantic City           The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Casino Notes - Analysts talk of Taj, Plaza bankruptcy reorganization

2nd November          Portland, Maine           Portland Press Herald/Maine Today
'Thuggery' cancels anti-casino rally
More legalized gambling will hurt Maine people - Editorial
Supporters of an Indian Casino in Maine have been termed an "unruly mob" after a rally by a group opposing the casino was cancelled. The Portland Press strongly urges readers to vote against allowing casino gambling in the state.

2nd November          Nevada           Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: California may spell bet growth b-i-n-g-o

2nd November          Las Vegas           Los Angeles Daily News
Vegas casino employs celebrity look-alikes as dealers
A look at the Imperial Palace's "Dealertainers". 23 celebrity impersonators are now employed and the pit open 7 nights a week.

2nd November          Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald
Isle style going to British Isles

1st November          Detroit          ClickonDetroit.com/AP
MGM Casino Workers Get New Contract - Pay Raises, Enhanced Retirement Part Of Agreement

1st November          Maine          Bangor Daily News
Casino defeat predicted: Poll: Opposition climbs; supporters play defense

1st November          Atlantic City          The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Banned gambler seeks reprieve Man barred for 25 years asks CCC to remove his name from exclusion list
The New Jersey Gaming Commission have 168 persons on the excluded list, the last removal was in 1992.

1st November          Atlantic City          The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Caesars cuts 80 table jobs

1st November          Boston, Maine          The Enterprise
Counterfeit bills targeted by inventor

1st November          Atlantic City          Newsday.com
Was it a Rush Job? Collapse investigators look into concrete-pouring work
 




 
 

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