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November 2004
North America

30th November          Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData™ Corporation Announces That Court Enjoins the Use in the United States of the PokerOne™ Shuffler from Dealing Hands of Playing Cards

30th November          Las Vegas & Singapore           Bloomberg News & Channel News Asia
Harrah's Says Singapore Will Be Key to Asian Growth
Harrah's sees Singapore as springboard for regional expansion
Top executives from Harrah's were in Singapore on Tuesday. Competition to secure a license for a proposed casino is intense with at least 6 major operators interested.

30th November          Dallas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Beal Bank Provides $100,000,000 Loan to Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc.

30th November          Durham, North Carolina           New Observer & The New Herald
Chance or skill? suit asks - Poker club owners put issue to courts
Bets are off unless suit ruling alters law

30th November          Brownsville, Texas           Browsville Herald
Police shut down video-gambling establishment

30th November          Kansas City, Missouri          Kansas City Star & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Jackpot computer glitch costs St. Charles casino
Missouri fines casino $200,000 - Progressive slot malfunction costs Las Vegas-based operator
Ameristar's Casino in Lake Charles Casino in Missouri has been fined $200,000 after progressive jackpot slots failed to display the correct payment.

29th November          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
TV-fueled poker revival attracts Strip casinos
Both Ceasars Palace and the MGM Grand are re-installing Pokerrooms as a result in the present surge in the games popularity.

29th November          Chicago 
Slot-machine executives cash in
Executives at WMS Industries Inc. sold $6.6 million in stock in the company between 29th October and 11th November.

29th November          Quebec & Las Vegas 
DEQ Systems systems GLI-certified; ratifies Mikohn deal

29th November          Las Vegas & Macau           Forbes/AP
Vegas Sands Names Macau Arm Chief
Las Vegas Sands have announced that Casinos Austria executive Frank McFadden willl be the CEO of Venetian Macau Ltd.

29th November          Atlantic City           Newsday/AP
Opening of expanded Tropicana reflects nongaming casino trend

27th November          Slot Cheating           Las Vegas Sun/Skrips Howard 
Sophisticated gangs cheating slot machines across country
The story has been on the newswires for a while now. It's an interesting read.

27th November          Las Vegas           Daily Racing Form & Las Vegas Review-Journal
New verdicts are in, but Binion saga far from over
Binion forensic evidence crucial - In retrial, medical testimony raised doubt for defense

27th November          Gaming Investments           Business Week online
Wynn Resorts: Snake Eyes For Investors
At $57 a share, Wynn Resorts has a market capitalisation of an amazing $6.3 billion. Wynn Las Vegas is scheduled to open on 28th April 2005.

26th November          Niagara Falls           Niagara Falls Review
Casinos double visitors
Daily attendance at the combined Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino was an average of 40,620 between 1st July 1 and 30th September.

25th November          Levis, Quebec           Canada Newswire
DEQ Systems Corp. announces California GLI Certification or Tribal Casino Commercialization of its product for Poker Tables 

25th November          Connecticut           Newsday/AP
Thanksgiving like New Year's Eve at casinos

25th November          Trenton, New Jersey 
Odds get better for legalized sports betting

25th November          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Murphy plans legal actions - Wrongful incarceration, palimony, inheritance battles might be coming

24th November          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Reversal of fortunes - Jurors acquit Tabish, Murphy of murder

24th November          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Top Sands execs get five-year contracts after IPO

24th November          Las Vegas           The Street
Boyd Gaming Buys Land Next to Stardust

24th November          Las Vegas           CNN/AP
Stripper, lover are acquitted of murder in death of casino heir
Ex-stripper, lover cleared in casino heir's death

24th November          New York           Yahoo/AP
$149M Lottery Winner Had 78 Cents in Bank

23rd November          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sands IPO goal: $524 million - Venetian owner seeks increase of $150 million from original filing
After the IPO Sheldon Adelson will control 88.1% of the stock. The target price is between $20 and $22 a share.

23rd November          Las Vegas           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Stripper and her lover are acquitted of murder in death of Las Vegas casino heir
The verdict for Murphy and Tabish was not quilty of murder, but quilty on several other charges.

23rd November          Atlantic City           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aztar Announces Limited Opening of Tropicana Atlantic City Expansion

23rd November          Atlantic City           USA Today & Yahoo/AP
Trump Hotels & Casino files for Chapter 11
Trump Casinos Seek Bankruptcy Protection

23rd November          Las Vegas           Yahoo/AP
Las Vegas Sands Discloses IPO Price

23rd November          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Casino workers frequently confused on card counters

22nd November          Las Vegas & Lake Tahoe           Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Caesars sells another casino to Columbia Sussex

22nd November          Las Vegas & New York           CBS Marketwatch
Las Vegas Sands eyes $500 million purse - Casino operator sets estimated price range in IPO

22nd November          Mississippi          KSHB/NBA Action News
Sophisticated gangs cheat slot machines

22nd November          Atlantic City 
Trump's casinos file for bankruptcy

21st November          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Showdown develops over plans for casino
INSIDE GAMING: Look for Boyd to join urban cowboys

21st November          Harrisburg, Pennsylvania           Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Legislature votes reform of slot machine measure

20th November          Las Vegas            San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Jury begins deliberating in retrial of pair accused of killing casino executive

20th November          Las Vegas & Lake Tahoe            North County Times/AP
Caesars agrees to sell Caesars Tahoe in $45 million deal

20th November          Las Vegas & Lake Tahoe            Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Entertainment Agrees to Sell Caesars Tahoe to Columbia Sussex Corp.

20th November          Las Vegas            Daily Racing Form
Another piece of history gone
A look at the long list of Las Vegas casino implosions over the last decade.

20th November          Atlantic City & Peru            Philadelphia Inquirer
Peruvian charged in casino threat

19th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Gaming regulators nix wireless cash machines
Gaming Commission rejects plan for wireless cash access
The NGC has rejected a proposal from Cash Systems & Mikohn Gaming for a field trial in Nevada of their wireless casino ATM system.

19th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
Defense: Power of Binion family influenced case

19th November          Atlantic City            Newsday/AP
Brothel operator gets prison in casino prostitution ring

19th November          Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Tom Baker to Retire as IGT Chairman
Tom Baker stepping down as chairman of Reno-based IGT

19th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Mandalay officials could get $75 million
One can understand why executives of Mandalay Group are so keen for the merger with MGM Mirage to go ahead.

19th November          Biloxi, Mississippi            Biloxi Sun-Herald
Team works to reorganize for merger of casino giants

19th November          Las Vegas            Yahoo/Court TV
Prosecutor delivers closings, says all evidence shows casino heir was murdered

18th November          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Stratosphere's latest act of thrill - Passengers will feel gravity's pull (and then some) on Insanity-The Ride
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18th November          Primm, Nevada           Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Casino workers find a home in Primm - Desert Oasis special place for employees
Primm casino staff gets new place to call  home
A look at subsidised housing and facilities provided by MGM Mirage for workers in Primm on the California/Nevada border.

18th November          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
$200,000 PAYMENT: Police settle lawsuit over casino action

18th November          Las Vegas           Las Vegas Sun
Gaming parlors are not producing desired results

18th November          Las Vegas & Reno           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Foundation Pledges $1 Million to Satre Gaming Studies Chair at University of Nevada, Reno

18th November          Las Vegas & Iowa           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Legendary Horseshoe Casino Brand Planned for Iowa

17th November          Niagara Falls, Canada           CNW Telbec
Fallsview Casino shines in its first full quarter

17th November          New Orleans, Louisiana           The Ledger/AP
State-licensed casinos win $178.9 million in October

16th November          Las Vegas   
Desert Inn Implosion
History of the Desert Inn Hotel
History of Las Vegas Implosions
The 1950 built Desert Inn was imploded just after after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday 15th November.

16th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
LV tourist count tops 3 million in September - Year-to-date local visitor volume is nearly 28.3 million

16th November          Carson City, Nevada            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Advantage gamblers lose case against Control Board agents

15th November          Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData™ Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2004 Financial Results

15th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Insiders see Wynn poaching workers
Recruitment is now underway for Wynn Las Vegas that has a scheduled opening date of 28th April.  -

15th November          Greensburg, Louisiana            The Advocate
Beavers use bags of bucks for building dam - Bills stolen from Greensburg casino
The remarkable story of what happened to part of the $75,000 stolen from the Lucky Dollar Casino last week.

15th November          Las Vegas
Shuffle Master's Mark Yoseloff
Very intersting article. One of Shuffle Master's table games had a costly math error and revealing details about the lawsuit brought against CARD.

14th November          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tabish testifies, denies killing Binion

14th November          Cincinnati, Ohio          Cincinatti Enquirer
Casinos spur growth at Columbia Sussex

13th November          Canada          Vancouver Sun/CP
Canadian poker player says life has dealt him a winning hand - Daniel Negreanu

13th November          U.S.
Game of poker hits a hot streak

12th November          Mashantucket, Connecticut          Yahoo/Business Wire
WPT Enterprises, Inc. Launches the Professional Poker Tour

12th November          Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Gaming Partners International Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months of 2004

12th November          Biloxi, Mississippi          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Results

11th November          Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
State gaming win up in September - $924.8 million in month is 10% gain from year ago

11th November          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Golden Nugget owners eye expansion plans

11th November          Atlantic City          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Atlantic City casinos show revenue increase, despite monthlong strike

11th November          Indiana          Yahoo/AP & Indianapolis Star
Lotto Officer Charged With Disclosing Info
Informant reported lottery scam

11th November          Tallahassee, Florida          Florida Baptist Witness
Suit claims invalid signatures tainted Fla. gambling petitions

11th November          Las Vegas          The Independent
Las Vegas street preachers and casino owners make uneasy peace in 'Sin City'

11th November          Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData™ Receives Nevada Gaming Control Board Approval For Its PokerOne™ Shuffler

11th November          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Strip 'metropolis' planned - MGM Mirage development will bring 12,000 jobs

11th November          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
MGM Mirage plans massive Strip project - 'Urban metropolis' would contain hotels, condominiums, retail shops
The LVS Has an impressive image of MGM's proposal for "Project City Centre".

11th November          Las Vegas & Laughlin          Las Vegas Sun
Barrick buying Golden Nugget in Laughlin for $31 million

11th November          Detroit          Crains Business Detroit
Detroit casinos take in $91.9M in September

10th November          Las Vega & Laughlin
Barrick Gaming buying Laughlin Golden Nugget for $31 million

10th November          Las Vegas          Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage to Build Megacasino in Vegas

10th November          Las Vegas          MGM - Press release
MGM MIRAGE to Develop a Dramatic Urban Environment for the New Millennium

10th November          Cambridge, MA.          The Harvard Crimson
HMS Funding Tied To Gambling - Gambling research institute funded by gaming industry, critics charge

10th November           Las Vegas          Wall Street Journal
SoHo in Vegas? New Developments Will Recast Sin City
A look at the ambitious new development projects for the Las Vegas Strip from MGM Mirage and Steve Wynn.

10th November          Las Vegas          Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage to Build Megacasino in Vegas

10th November          Las Vegas
MGM plans $4 bln Las Vegas housing, casino complex

10th November          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
MTR taking Binion's reins in March - World Series poker tourney, Horseshoe name will vanish

10th November          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
MTR to take over Binion's in March
Only the final 2 tables of the 2005 WSOP will be held at Binion's Horseshoe. In 2006 the entire tournament will be held at Harrah's Rio.

10th November          Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Wynn unveils tower details
Wynn to complete $400 million stock offering

10th November          British Columbia, Canada Times Colonist
Bigger B.C. casinos hit the jackpot
Both Great Canadian Gaming and Gateway Casinos have seen large gains in profits during 2004. - &

9th November          Poway, California          Business Wire
International Thunderbird Gaming Corporation: Message to our Shareholders on 2004 Third Quarter Results

9th November          Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Wynn Resorts Announces Common Stock Offering
Wynn Resorts Announces Expansion of Wynn Las Vegas

9th November          Florida - Editorial
Slot Machines No Slam-Dunk

9th November          Richmond, B.C.          Stockhouse Canada &
Great Canadian Gaming grows Q3 profit 46% to $6.3M on new casino, acquisition
River Rock Casino Resort-Continued Growth in Gaming Revenues

9th November          Nevada          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Faster cash, but at what cost? - Stay-N-Play gadget raises problem gambling debate

8th November         U.S.         Las Vegas Sun
Gambling TV backers hopeful

8th November         U.S.            USA Today
Casinos struggle to find way to deal in next generation
USA Today has an indepth feature of how Las Vegas casinos and slot manufacturers are trying to attract a younger crowd.

7th November         Detroit            Detroit News
Gamblers lose shirts . . . teeth shoes, undies

7th November           Las Vegas          Napa News/AP - Adam Goldman
Thousands cash payroll checks at Vegas casinos but at what cost?

6th November          Las Vegas            Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bettor's rights violated, jury finds - Advantage gambler will receive nearly $400,000 for ordeal

6th November           Tallahassee          St. Petersburg Times & South Florida Business Journal
Beaten slots foes plan more battles
Miami-Dade, Broward OK to vote on slots

5th November           Minneapolis, M.N.          Yahoo/Business Wire
Lakes Entertainment, Inc. Announces Results for Third Quarter 2004
WPT Enterprises, Inc. Announces Results for Third Quarter 2004

5th November           Atlantic City          Newsday/AP
Back to work at the casinos for 10,000 workers who were on strike

5th November           Tallahassee, Florida          Sun-Sentinel
Slots measure for S. Fla. tracks wins approval

5th November           Las Vegas          New York Times & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Digging in Nevada Desert at Night, and 2 Are on Trial for Murder as a Result
BINION MURDER TRIAL: Bondsman tells about conversation

5th November           U.S.- Gambling Propositions          Las Vegas Sun
Industry finds little success in measures on Election Day

5th November           Gaming Investments          Yahoo/Reuters
Penn National Shares Surge on Merger News

4th November           Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Sun
Gaming Control Board is leery of wireless cash advance systems

4th November           Atlantic City
AC Casino Workers End Strike, Return To Work

4th November           Tallahassee, Florida          Sun-Sentinel &
Question on slots may force recount
South Florida slot machine amendment still undecided
With absentee ballts still to count the proposal to allow slots at Dade and Broward Pari-mutuels is training by less than 7,000 votes. (3,422,792 to 3,429,673)

4th November           Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Casinos save whales' salons
Gaming Control Board approves extension of underperforming salons
Efforts by MGM Grand, Ceasars and Mandalay Bay to attract high rollers to private gaming salons have so far failed miserably.

4th November           U.S. Gambling initiatives          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Voters reject six gaming expansion proposals

4th November           Charleston, West Virginia          Yahoo/AP
Penn National to Acquire Argosy

4th November           Charleston, West Virginia          Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming to Acquire Argosy Gaming Company Creating Nation's Third Largest Casino Operator
The $2.2 billion offer for Argosy will if approved create the third largest gaming company in the U.S. behind Ceasars and Harrah's. &

4th November           Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald
Policy change hastens approvals for slot games
Mississippi is to outsource it's testing of new slots to three private laboratories.

3rd November           Ontario          Globe & Mail
Gambling here to stay, McGuinty affirms
Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre  -

3rd November           Las Vegas          USA Today
MindPlay technology tracks cards, bets
Alliance Gaming's Mindplay MP21 system, on trial at Harrah's Las Vegas is the subject of USA Today's technology interview.

3rd November           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports Strong Third Quarter and Year-to-Date 2004 Results

3rd November           Atlantic City          Yahoo/AP
Tentative Deal Reached in Casino Strike

3rd November           Atlantic City          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Sets Tentative Five-Year Union Contract; Local 54 Union Members Expected to End Atlantic City Walkout

3rd November           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn's TableLink - The Next Generation
Mikohn Reports EPS of $.07 in Third Quarter of 2004 - 2nd November.
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3rd November           Lincoln, Nebraska          Des Moins Register
Nebraska gambling plan loses

2nd November          Las Vegas & Manchester          Las Vegas Sun
BMI inaugurates McCarran service
BMI will fly 3 times a week direct from Manchester to Las Vegas.  -

2nd November           Reno          PRNewswire
International Game Technology Reports Fourth Quarter and Record Fiscal Year 2004 Results

2nd November           Atlantic City          ABC News/AP & MSNBC/AP
Casino Reaches Tentative Deal With Workers
Atlantic City casino strike settled
The Local 54 branch of UNITE HERE have backed down on their demands for a 3 year contract.

2nd November           Deadwood, South Dakota          Rapid City Journal
Gambling celebrates 15 years in Deadwood
Casino gaming officially began in Deadwood on 1st November 1989. The bet limit is $100.

1st November           Florida          South Florida Sun-Sentinel
NO: Backers cash in on casino-style gambling
Letter from Christine Dorchak, vice president of GREY2K US an organisation opposed to Greyhound racing.  -

1st November           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Man Wins $13.6 Million at The Palms Casino

1st November           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn's Texas Hold 'Em Bonus Poker Table Game Approved in Mississippi and Washington State

1st November           Buffalo, New York          Buffalo Business First
Study reveals region could support more casino gaming
An online resource for casino trade and industry news