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October 2001
North America

31st October    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs New Contracts With 16 Gaming Properties

31st October    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter of 2001

31st October    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Layoff charges contribute to MGM MIRAGE loss

31st October    Gardena, California    Source: Daily Breeze
Matriarch of Gardena casino dies
The 72 table Normandie card casino was opened 61 years ago and remains a family owned business.

31st October    Las Vegas & Atlantic City    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Secures Agreement With Harrah's to Install SDS® Slot System at Showboat Atlantic City

31st October    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn Reports 54 Percent Improvement in Third Quarter Income Before Extraordinary Item

31st October    Louisiana    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Boyd Gaming Receives Louisiana Gaming License For Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino

31st October    New York    Source: Boston.com
Casino case raises issues of money, politics - Contributions coincide with favorable decisions

30th October    Las Vegas    Source: Northern Light/Canadian News Wire
Park Place Names Global Gaming Veteran Peter George To Lead International Development And Operations

30th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Motley Fool
MGM MIRAGE Reports Third Quarter Results
MGM Mirage's Earnings Disappear

30th October    New York     Source: Oneida Daily Dispatch - Oct 26th
Gambling law good news for track, casino

29th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Acquisition of Casino Marketplace Development Corporation; Two New Senior Vice Presidents Named

29th October    New York    Source: TimesUnion.com
Casinos bring wind of change
In the wake of potential casino developments in the Catskill Mountains - property speculators are already making their move.

28th October    Atlantic City     Source: New Jersey Record - Oct 25th
Threat of NY gambling expansion chills Atlantic City casinos

27th October    New York     Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
N.Y. may be tip of iceberg for expansion of casinos
New casinos likely to hurt Atlantic City

27th October    Atlantic City     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Third Quarter Results
Trump Hotels profits up, girds for Indian casinos

26th October    Arizona & Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire 
Atronic's Adventure at G2E: A Success Story

26th October    New York     Source: Las vegas Review Journal
Supporters, foes debate N.Y. gambling expansion - Opponents argue measure exploits Sept. 11 attacks
Slot machine companies might be winner with New York gaming bill's OK

26th October    Atlantic City     Source: PressPlus.com - Joe Weinert
Southern N.Y. ready to be next player in casino game

26th October    New York     Source: Boston.com
New York's new gambling initiatives sure to be challenged in court.

26th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Las Vegas Sands Inc. Reports Third-Quarter Results
The parent company of the Venetian Casino Resort reported total revenues for the quarter of $123.2 million compared with $136.5 in 2000.

25th October    New York     Source: CNN/AP & Las Vegas Sun
NY Senate approves gambling expansion
Historic expansion of gambling approved

25th October    Illinois     Source: Yahoo/AP
Crackdown on Cockfighting Increasing

25th October    Albany, New York     Source: The Post-Star & Yahoo/New York Post/AP
Senate approves wide-ranging gambling expansion
Tracks will be off to races with video slots
N.Y. Senate Approves Gambling Plan

25th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mikohn's New Products Solid Winners at Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas

25th October    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino security now a top priority

24th October    New York     Source: New York Daily News & Yahoo/AP
Rudy: Deal City In on Casinos
NY Governor Eyes Gambling Expansion

24th October    Reno     Source: Yahoo/AP
Flamingo Reno hotel-casino closes with worker protest

24th October    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Experts: New wave of slot cheats emerging - Some familiar scams also resurface

24th October    Las Vegas     Source: LVRJ & Las Vegas Sun
The Evolving Strip: Desert Inn down in the dust
Way cleared for Wynn's Le Reve

23rd October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/AP
Desert Inn Hotel Is Demolished - Photos
The list of Las Vegas implosions being: Dunes (1993), Landmark (1995), Sands (1996), Hacienda (New Year's Eve 1996), Aladdin (1998) & El Rancho (2000).
History of the Desert Inn at www.lvstriphistory.com

23rd October    Reno     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Gaming Industry Sees First Permanent Job Casualties Since Sept. 11 as Flamingo Reno Closes

23rd October    Connecticut     Source: Salt Lake Tribune/Washington Post
Casinos, Colleges Comfortable Together

23rd October    Alberta, Canada     Source: Miami Herald & Yahoo/Canadian Press
Alberta maintains casino moratorium, reduces gaming sites
Alberta opens door to electronic bingo, plans to lift casino moratorium
The province will cap VLT's at 6,000 and intends to reduce the number of outlets 10 to 15% from the present 1,260.

23rd October    Detroit, Michigan    Source: Nola.com/AP - Oct 21st
Background checks result in one in five being dismissed

23rd October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
PDS Gaming Corporation Reports Strong Third Quarter Earnings

22nd October    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Tower at DI to go quietly
Wynn wrapping up design of Le Reve

22nd October    Ontario, Canada    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Niagara hits the jackpot as construction of new casino under way

22nd October    California    Source: The Desert Sun
California to reconsider corporate ownership of card clubs

21st October    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Competing gaming shows leave top executive unimpressed
Global Gaming Expo and World Gaming Congress and Expo are now over. Which show will survive?. It will perhaps depend very much upon how the AGA members who attended both shows this year decide to book for 2002.

21st October    Las Vegas    Source: Press Plus, LVRJ & RGJ
Wynn plans ‘dream’ resort for Las Vegas
Wynn can't mask his zeal - Developer shares his vision for planned Le Reve resort
Casino developer Steve Wynn talks about latest Vegas project

21st October    New York State    Source: Yahoo/New York Times
In Albany, Getting Serious About Casinos

20th October    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
15th Annual World Gaming Congress and Expo a Huge Success

19th October    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Remote casino gambling technology is advancing
Station Casinos subsidiary GameCast Live LLC has developed a system that may possibly allow the playing of live table games & slots from a customers hotel room.

19th October    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Wynn: Resort will be Le Reve
The historic Desert Inn that was bought and then closed by Steve Wynn will provide the site for "Le Reve" - French for "the dream".

19th October    Kansas City, Missouri   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
National Center for Responsible Gaming Appoints New Board Members

18th October    Ontario, Canada   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
The OLGC is holding a news conference on the 22nd to mark the start of construction of the new Niagara Casino Complex.

18th October    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
AGA Awards Dinner Raises More Than $175,000 for Problem Gambling Research: Funds to Benefit National Center for Responsible Gaming

18th October    Nevada    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Nevada regulators endorse Fitzgeralds casino deal

18th October    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Nevada Gaming Commission Gives Final Theme Approval for Popeye® Game

17th October    Nevada    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Official: No states allow Web gaming - Old state laws may stymie Nevada companies' plans for Internet wagering

17th October    Connecticut    Source: TheDay.com & The Citizen Online
Despite difficult times, local casinos are booming
Casinos increase income in September, despite attacks
The worlds two largest casinos Foxwoods and the expanded Mohegan Sun's slots won $68 million and $54 million respectively in September. Total slot handle was a remarkable $1.48 Billion. Table game revenues are not made public.

17th October    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Reports Third-Quarter Results
The 60 year old company posted third-quarter revenues of $1.05 billion, up 10.7 percent. Harvey's Casino resorts revenues being included following the takeover concluded on July 31st.

16th October    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming, Playboy Enterprises International Announce Licensing Agreement for Series of Playboy Slots

16th October    Louisiana    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Is Selected to Receive Final License By Louisiana Gaming Control Board for Lake Charles Project

15th October    Online Advertising    Source: Direct Marketing News
Harrah's Bets on Increased Online Marketing

15th October    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Reports Third Quarter Results

15th October    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Named One of Forbes 200 Best Small Companies in America

14th October    Mississippi   Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Operators bank on goofy slots
A look at the new themed slots that debuted at G2E. In the US alone some 100,000 slots will be replaced this year.

14th October    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
New Gaming Technology and the Future of Slots Focus of Two Seminar Series Tuesday

14th October    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Strip resorts rehiring some workers on part-time basis

13th October    Reno   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Principal in purchase of Flamingo Reno had license problem

13th October    Las Vegas   Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Reports First Quarter Results

12th October    Nevada   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Aristocrat Launches New Progressive CASH EXPRESS Platform

12th October    Southern US   Source: Miami Herald
'Skill' beats odds in gambling laws
Story that reveals what happened to around 36,000 video poker machines after they were declared illegal in South Carolina.

12th October    Atlantic City   Source: PressPlus.com/Joe Wienert
Affirmative action rules for casinos tossed out
Preserving payouts for players - Rule change would forbid casinos from ‘removing’ jackpots
Two interesting stories, the second on how casinos in AC have been allowed to remove or decrease progressive jackpots since 1992.

12th October    Nevada   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gamblers losing more to nickel slot machines
Of the $825 million win during August for Nevada casinos, $126 million came from 5 cent denominated machines. Up 25% on 2000.

12th October    Education & Management training   Source: Las Vegas Sun
Critics: Casino courses lag behind occupational growth

11th October    Ontario, Canada   Source: The National Post
Casino Windsor cuts workforce by 12% - 600 part-time employees to be laid off on Oct 13th

11th October    Nevada   Source: Yahoo UK Finance/Reuters
Nevada casino win up in August, plunge seen in Sept.
Casino win throughout Nevada was up 1.2% to $825 million in August. The Las Vegas Strip won $411 million and Downtown $56.6 million.

11th October    Las Vegas   Source: Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas review Journal
Researcher says Vegas' mob past has been overblown
Author: Hughes' memos show he knew risks of radioactive movie site

11th October    Arizona   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Tucson's Casino Del Sol Opens to the Public
The 70,000 square feet property owned by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe has 500 ticket-in/ticket-out slot machines and 12 poker tables.

11th October    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Reports First Quarter Earnings of $0.32 Per Share

11th October    Las Vegas   Source: TheDeal.com
Tables turned on Aladdin Gaming

11th October    Louisiana    Source: NJ.com/AP
Concerns raised about all three casino applicants
The Louisiana Gaming Control Board is interviewing applicants for the 15th and final Riverboat license in the state.

10th October    British Columbia, Canada    Source: Northern Light/Market News Publishing
Great Canadian Corp - Opening of New Flagship Property

10th October    Ontario, Canada    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Casino Windsor - Difficult times, difficult decisions
Windsor now competes for custom with the three Detroit casinos. Following the increased security implemented at the US - Canadian border the property has seen a  severe drop off in business.

10th October    Sports Betting    Source: Northern Light/Ascribe News
Book by University of Nevada History Professor Takes Exhaustive Look at Sports Betting in America

10th October    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
'Strictly Slots' Awards 216 Honors To Harrah's Entertainment Casinos

10th October    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT to Provide SAS™ Protocol as Gaming Association Standard

10th October    Las Vegas   Source: Yahoo/AP
Vegas Resort Hotels Nearly Full

10th October    Sacramento, California    Source: Sacremento Bee
Betting on 16th street: Couple spend $3.5 million to open cardroom

9th October    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Riviera poker room folds hand - Poor financial performance leads to closure

9th October    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Panelist urges women in gaming to be aggressive

9th October    Problem gambling    Source: HealthSurfing.com - Oct 5th.
Gambling Blocker: Brain drug may help curb urge to gamble
If it works, doctors in the US could well be dealing out Naltrexone tablets to gamblers.

9th October    Reno    Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Tarnished river pictured as Reno-Sparks jewel

8th & 9th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Indian Gaming Featured at Upcoming 15th Annual World Gaming Congress and Expo; Several Thousand Tribal Attendees Expected October 17-19
World Gaming Congress and Expo to Present Free Seminar for Laid-Off Casino Industry Workers
Website: www.worldgamingcongress.com

9th October    Torrance, California     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Seiko Instruments Introduces "Seiko Secure" Program Designed Exclusively for Casino Industry

9th October    Las Vegas    Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Guggenheim Hermitage Museum Opens in Las Vegas with the Exhibition ''Masterpieces and Master Collectors''

8th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/BW Sportswire
Caesars Palace Sports Book Offers Michael Jordan Wagering Propositions

8th October    Mexico     Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Mexico sees new push to legalize casinos

8th October    Atlantic City     Source: Pressplus.com
A.C. not envying Las Vegas these days

7th October    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Panel of experts rates best, worst of Las Vegas casinos - MGM Mirage, Coast Resorts draw praise for customer service.

7th October    Mississippi     Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Casino revenue helps offset taxpayers' expense

7th October    Ontario     Source: Toronto Star Online
Do kids gamble? Do you wanna bet?
Are hand held Blackjack & Poker games in the Sears catalogue that are advertised as suitable children as young as 8 educating the gamblers of tomorrow?.

7th October    Louisiana     Source: Daytona Beach News Journal
Program lets students discover the long odds of gambling
80 million to 1 - winning the Poweball lottery. 2 million to 1 - being killed by a lighting strike.

6th October    British Columbia     Source: Northern Light/CCN Newswire
Great Canadian Casinos Inc.: Casino Opens in Coquitlam
The 35,000 sq ft property will be GCC's sixth community casino in British Columbia.

6th October    Michigan     Source: Philadelphia Daily News
New Jersey cheat craps out in Mich.

6th October    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino security comforting uneasy visitors

6th October    Reno     Source: Washington Post
Park Place Selling Flamingo Reno

6th October    New Jersey     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
An Announcement from The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey: Compulsive Gamblers Income Grows, Along With Their Debt

5th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/AP
Guggenheim to Open 2 Vegas Museums

5th October    Mexico     Source: Houston Chronicle - Oct 3rd
Mexican tourism may look to casinos
Casino gambling has been illegal in Mexico since 1939. Betting is allowed at horse and dog tracks, Cockfights and Jai Alai.

5th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Signs Contract With Mystic Lake to Provide Bally's SDS® Slot Management System
Alliance Gaming Announces Nevada Gaming Control Board Unanimously Recommends Theme Approval of Popeye® Game

4th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Mood at Vegas convention subdued but upbeat

4th October    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Park Place interested in bankrupt property

4th October    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Study: Casino workers at risk of gambling - Employees' addictive behavior chronicled

4th October    US    Source: Scientific American
Casinos More Often Lead to Losses than to Economic Development
The study was published in a special edition of Managerial and Decision Economics - January to May 2001. PDF versions of all the papers may be found at: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/issuetoc?ID=84504218

4th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/AP
Struggling Las Vegas Resort Is Sued

4th October    New Jersey     Source: PressPlus.com
Sept. win dips at A.C. casinos
The city's 12 casinos won $354.2 million in September a decline of 6.3% from 2000. Slot win was $264 million and Table games $94 million a percentage split of 74/26.

4th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Slot machines take on new looks, sounds, smells
A look at the new slots making their debut at G2E with celebrity theming taking center stage.

3rd October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Opening Day at Global Gaming Expo a Grand Success!
Link to Exhibition opening day photos: http://www.einzig.com/g2e

3rd October    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Celebrity slots gaining popularity

3rd October    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
New gaming convention looks like success despite attack aftermath

3rd October    Las Vegas & Sydney     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Commits to Aristocrat's CASH EXPRESS Jackpot Systems

3rd October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Las Vegas Convention Business Still Strong At Sands Expo & Convention Center

2nd October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
US Casino jets working to bring back high rollers

2nd October    Atlantic City     Source: PressPlus.com
Casino gambling failing to reclaim public favor
A look at the AGA's annual survey that details revenues and employment statistics from 735 commercial and tribal casinos in 30 US states.
Attacks hit casino workers in the wallet

2nd October    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Casino security remains visible - Vehicle, ID checks make tourists feel safe
Casino industry health touted - Lobbyist for national group says image of gambling has improved - American Gaming Association President Frank Fahrenkopf speaking at the Global Gaming Exhibition.

2nd October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Whoopi Goldberg humours Las Vegas convention crowd

2nd October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Reuters
IGT sees limited long-term effects from attacks
MGM Mirage Cuts 6,000 Jobs Since Sept 11
Harrah's weathers downturn with diversity

2nd October    Las Vegas     Source: Las Vegas Sun
Aladdin future up in the air after filing

2nd October    Nevada     Source: Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review Journal
Gaming chairman selected
Guinn picks panel chief
The new chairman of the 5 member Nevada Gaming Commission is Peter Bernhard. He was chosen by Govenor Kenny Guinn and replaces Brian Sandoval who resigned in August.

1st October    Las Vegas     Source: CBS Marketwatch
Las Vegas reels from terror attacks - Gaming industry convention however is oversubscribed

1st October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Mystery of the Sphinx Returns to Atronic

1st October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Gaming Premieres New Branded Participation Games

1st October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT to Provide SAS™ Protocol as Gaming Association Standard
The SAS™ protocol provides a method for gaming machines to securely communicate data to a central monitoring system.

1st October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Players Network Announces Launch of Multimedia Website And Webcast of Gaming Industry Events

1st October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Expects Significantly Lower Third Quarter Results
Station Casinos Comments On Third Quarter Business Trends

1st October    Atlantic City     Source: The Washington Post
Tourists gamble closer to home - Business is brisk at casinos not dependent on air travel
In Atlantic City just 3% of visitors arrive by air. In Las Vegas the total is over 50%.