Hamburg, Germany Source:
Hamburg eröffnet ihre fünfte Dependance
Spielbank Hamburg will be
celebrating its 25th anniversary on the 20th January 2003. The company
has also been granted a 15 year contract extension and will be opening
its 5th operation shortly.
Lindau, Germany Source:
41 Jahren Roulette in den Ruhestand
Excellent story about the
retirement of a Saalchef who began work at the Lindau Spielbank in 1961
and his successor who has also been at the casino 35 years.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG
rollen die Kasino-Kugeln
A look at the Swiss Casino
industry and also the selection of slots so far chosen by operators.
Germany Source: Yahoo
live": Nervenkitzel bei der Vierschanzentournee
Scaraboo, a subsidiary of
Siemens, is a German based betting platform for use on mobile telephones
Switzerland Source: Northern
B-Casino der Schweiz im Kurort Bad Ragaz eröffnet
The 10th of 15 "Class B"
casinos has opened in Bad Ragaz. There are a total of 125 slots and 7 tables
- 4 Roulette and 3 Blackjack.
Paris Source: Nothern Light/Les
Partouche sees good turnover result - (Hausse de 28% du chiffre d'affaires
de Groupe Partouche)
Loutraki, Greece Source: Globes
Loutraki owners will make €120m exit - source
Article on the controlling
interest in the Loutraki casino now being purchased by Casino Austria.
Schweizer Nobelort St. Moritz zieht das Glücksspiel ein
The St. Moritz Casino (Class
B) has re-opened in the Kempinski Grand Hotel, there are 7 tables and 75
für illegales Casino Werbung
The Swiss Gaming Board is
looking into Internet Casino advertising placed recently in Swiss newspapers.
Spain Source: BBC.co.uk
celebrates huge lotto wins
The Christmas Lottery in
Spain is the worlds largest gambling event. Prizes this year totalled €1.6
Swiss Alpine Resort Opens Casino to Boost Image
The town of Zermatt at an
altitude of 5,315 feet has opened its "Class B" casino. It is a partnership
between the town and Saarland Spielbanken.
Source: Northern Light/AFX
des Casinos Lugano entlassen
Just three weeks after opening
Casinò Lugano SA have sacked Director Bert Westermann from partner
Holland Casino. The company will now just have an advisory role in the
Las Vegas and Beaune, France
Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Names CFO and Announces That Its Nasdaq Listing Will Continue
and IAMC undertake strategic alignment
Source: Yahoo Germany/OTS - December
Welt: "Spiel-Hölle" in Kirchgemeindehaus ausgehoben
An gambling club run by
Yugoslavians has been raided in Zurich and SF14,000 confiscated. The venue
was apparently Church property.
Source: Yahoo Germany/OTS
Mitglied für Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission
Source: Northern Light/Primezone
Media launches software for online poker with assistance from poker professional
Monte Carlo Source: Yahoo/AP
and New Year's lights illuminating the casino in Monte Carlo
London & Sweden
Source: Northern Light/Primezone & Yahoo Sweden
the U.K.'s Biggest ISP, Launches Online Bingo with Boss Media
Media: Genombrott för Boss Medias nya bingoplattform
Sweden's Boss Media, Victor
Chandler and Free serve are teaming up to offer Bingo at: www.freeservebingo.co.uk
Partouche: chiffre d'affaires 2001/02 en hausse de 28% à 371,9 M
withdraws from Cirsa board - (Olivetti sale del consejo de Cirsa tras considerar
no estrategico su 5%)
Cirsa is parent company
of slot manufacturer Unidesa and was founded by Chairman Manuel Lao in
Vienna, Austria Source:
- Kasino muß Verluste zur Hälfte ersetzen
Casinos Austria must pay
back half of the losses of a student after not correctly verifying his
Bremen, Germany Source:
isa-casinos.de - 13th December
Mark Trinkgeld gezahlt
A player who tipped the
dealers around 70,000 DM in the Bremer Spielbank has gone to court to try
and get the money back.
France Source: Northern
casinos du Mont-Dore et de la Bourboule rachetés par Arev Finances
Jersusalem Post & Ha'aretz Online
rejects casino airplane petition
casino is grounded before venture even takes off
Vienna, Austria Source:
dreht nach neun Monaten operativ ins Plus
Admiral Sports Betting is
publicly traded in Vienna and is part of the casino supply company Novomatic
Source: Norwich Bulletin
Sun recruiting casino dealers in Poland
100 English-speaking dealers
from Poland are expected to be recruited early in 2003 on 9 month working
Source: The Slovak Inspector
struggle with low attendance, bad image
Interesting look at the
development of casinos in Slovakia that first began opening in late 1989.
Salaries for casino staff have unfortunately not kept pace with inflation.
Athens & Serbia Source: Yahoo/Dow
Jones Business News
Serbian Unit Gets Fixed-Odds Games Contract
Intralot operates the Greek
National Lottery and sports betting. Website: www.pamestihima.gr
Berlin Source: Yahoo/Reuters
turns on to Bingo
Berlin, Germany Source: Der Tages Spiegel
Germany's first Bingo Hall
with 330 places has opened on the first floor of Spielbank Berlin in Potsdammer
Switzerland Source: Casinos.ch
Lugano öffnet heute seine Tore
The "Class A" Casino Lugano
has opened for business today. With a combined gaming floor of 4,000 square
metres, 26 tables and 250 slots. Average future attendance is thought to
be in the region of 900 to 1,300 daily.
Switzerland & Italy Source:
lanciata la prima sfida diretta
Bad Homburg, Germany Source: Berlin
Morning Post/DPA & ISA-Casinos.de
Homburger Spielbank überfallen
Homburg-Spielbank überfallen - 140000 Euro
Bad Homburg casino has been
robbed at gunpoint by two men who fled the scene on foot, there is disagreement
from news reports about exactly how much was stolen. The casino is famous
as it was originally founded by the Blanc brothers who later established
the casino at Monte Carlo. Website: http://spielbank-bad-homburg.de
Israel Source: Ha'aretz Online
'I stole for my gambling brother'
Hohensyburg, Germany Source: PressePortal.de/NewsActuell
- setzt - siegt Casino Hohensyburg Dortmund
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Vitali Klitschko took time
out from fight preparations last Friday to bet on No: 7 at the French tables
of Germany's largest casino. Klitschko's next fight could possibly be against
Lennox Lewis in early 2003.
Lugano, Switzerland Source: Northern
Lugano rechnet mit 90 Million CHF Gewinn pro Jahr
Daily attendance at the
"Class A" Casino Lugano is calculated to be between 900 and 1,300. Average
daily win per slot at 400 Swiss Franc's and 4,300 per table. The first
day of business will be on the 29th November.
Switzerland Source: Northern
Casinos Services AG entlässt 16 Mitarbeiter
Austria & Switzerland Source:
Casinos Austria International
Number 4 for Casinos Austria International in Switzerland
On the11th November "Class
B" Casino Zürichsee in which Casinos Austria Internationals (CAI)
have a 30% stake opened its doors to the public.
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Source:
Welt am Sonntag
bittet NRW Casinos zur Kasse
4 casinos pay 80% of win in Tax to the state. Although the gaming staff
are paid out of the Tronc there is little left for modernisation. Casino
Hohensyburg in Dortmund is one of the largest in Europe.
Switzerland Source: Northern Light/AFX-CH
erwirtschaften 292 Million CHF
In the last year the 23
Swiss casinos had a gross win of 292 million Swiss Francs. The most profitable
operation is Casino Baden with a win of just under CHF46 million.
Montreux, Switzerland Source:
Montreux verschiebt Eröffnung um zwei Monate
The "Class A" Montreux casino
is expected to have its official opening on the 12th February 2003. Budget
for the project is CHF44 million.
Switzerland Source: News
Zürichsee eröffnet - Nadine Vinzens und Jennifer Ann Gerberrollten
die erste Kugel
Casino Zürichsee at
Pfäffikon is a "Class B" casino with 10 tables and 150 slots. Miss
Switzerland, Nadine Vinzens will do the honours by spinning the first number.
Lisbon, Portugal Source: Journal
Associação de Casinos Corre o Risco de Se Desfazer"
The President of the Portugese
opeator Solverde is worried about the effect that a new casino in Lisbon
will have upon other properties.
Toulouse, France Source:
compte accueillir un casino d'ici à quatre ans
The Toulouse town council
has approved in principal the establisment of a casino at a site yet to
be determined. Under the 1988 French Gaming Act all cities with a population
over 500,000 are elible to have casinos.
France Source: Northern
gambles on south-west
French casino operator Moliflor
has aquired two casinos in Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Saint-Paul-les-Dax.
Pfäffikon, Switzerland Source:
Yahoo DE/News Aktuell
des Casinos Zürichsee
On the 12th November another
"Class B" casino will open in Switzerland. The Pfäffikon
casino will have 10 tables and 150 slots and is a Partnership between Swiss
Casinos (70%) and Casinos Austria (30%). www.swisscasinos.com/en/casinos/pfaeffikon.html
Israel & Loutraki, Greece Source:
to sell 25% of Greek casino for $163 million
Casinos Austria appear set
to take a 25% stake in the Loutraki casino. One of the busiest in Europe,
the operation is presently 80% owned by Israeli company Residio FIBI.
Bulgaria Source: Novinite.com
Police Scrutinizes Gambling Halls
Italy Source: Northern Light/Il
Sole 24 Ore
losses mount - (Le perdite Snai a 11 milioni nel primo semestre)