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October 2002
North America

31st October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Japanese businessman's contribution to Le Reve key, casino insiders say
Regulators had questions for Okada

31st October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino changes owners - The Lady Luck  in downtown Las Vegas.

31st October        US - Legal Issues        Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Harlan Goodson, Director of California's Division of Gambling Control, Named IMGL's Gaming Regulator of the Year

31st October        New York        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Times Union
Scientific Games Uncovers Evidence of Potential Employee Wrongdoing
Scientific Games fires worker over suspicious bet
Jackpot queries concern OTB
Apparently all six winning tickets on Saturday's Arlington Park Breeders Cup "Pick Six" worth in total over $2.5 million were bought by the same person.

31st October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
iGames Entertainment Inc. Receives Nevada Gaming Board Approval For Slot Machine Security Device

31st October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, Limited, Breaks Ground for Le Reve on Thursday
The ceremony, at the future site of the 2,700 Le Reve is at 12.00 Midday PST.

31st October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Sigma Reaffirms Relationship With Mikohn Gaming Corporation

31st October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Reports Third Quarter 2002 Financial Results

30th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Earnings climb for Venetian parent - Convention business helps buoy results, analyst says

30th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Le Reve designs in final stages - Groundbreaking on Wynn's resort set for Thursday

30th October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Announces Third Quarter Results And Provides Guidance For 2003

29th October        Reno        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association Appoints President

29th October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Investors Business Daily
Gaming Firm's Ace In The Hole Turns Out To Be Slot Machines
Detailed look at the business model of Shuffle Master and the companies move into slot development.

29th October        Atlantic City       Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Resorts reports flat earnings following tower demolition

29th October       Las Vegas       Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Aladdin offer still pending - Pinnacle CEO cautious on terms

29th October        Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Aristocrat Receives Nevada Regulatory Approval for Its New MKVI Platform

29th October        Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Las Vegas Sands, Inc. Reports Record Third Quarter in Property EBITDAR, Income from Operations, Revenues and Net Income
Las Vegas Sands Inc. is the owner and operator of the Venetian.

29th October        Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGCA Announces Preliminary Results for 3rd Quarter 2002 and Future Guidance

29th October        Hollywood, California & Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Michael Flatley Signs $250 Million Deal
Lord of the Dance will return to the Venetian's show room starting 1st November.

28th October        Connecticut        Source: CTNow.com
Casinos: The Trial Lawyers' Sure Bet
Article by James C. Dobson. President of  Focus on the Family, who also served on the National Gambling Impact Study Commission from 1997 to 1999.

28th October        Nova Scotia, Canada        Source: Canada.com/Canadian Press
Grits: province hooked on gambling
Nova Scotia presently receives C$178 million a year in gambling taxes of which C$110 million comes from VLTs.

28th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Groundbreaking set for new Wynn project

28th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Vegas resort in litigation over 'Colosseum' name

28th October        Boston, Maine        Source: Boston Globe
Anti-casino ad hits a nerve in Maine's governor race

28th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - a must read!
Catch them if you can - High-tech surveillance methods help casinos fight ever-trickier crooks

27th October        Las Vegas        Source: The Seattle Times/Orange County Register
Las Vegas is losing its vintage neon signs but lighting up with deals
A look at the steady disappearance of Neon signage in favour of high tech video displays.

27th October        Washington State        Source: The Seattle Times - Opinion
The trickster: Gambling is latest budget gimmick

27th October        Toronto        Source: Toronto Mirror-Guardian
City cashes in on slot bucks - $4 million added to Toronto's capital reserve fund from Woodbine Racetrack's coffers

26th October        New York & Las Vegas        Source: New York Times
Casino Offering Raises $450 Million

26th October        Colorado        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Reports Impact of Property Write Down and Other Write Offs In The Third Quarter

25th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Park Place records third-quarter profits - Results remain lower than periods prior to terrorist attacks

25th October        Las Vegas & New York        Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
Wynn stock now trading
Initial share price has little meaning once public trading starts
On the first day of trading Wynn Resourts (WYNN - Yahoo quote) closed at $13.01 - up 1 cent.

25th October        New York & Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Steve Wynn Gets His IPO, at a Price

25th October        New York        Source: CBS Marketwatch
Wynn trades flat after price reductions - Deal gets out door after delays, multiple markdowns

25th October        U.S. Quarterly results        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Business Wire
Boyd Gaming Reports Third Quarter Results
WMS Industries Reports First Quarter Profit
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc. Reports Record - Third Quarter and Nine Month Results
Park Place Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter of 2002

25th October        New York        Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones
At Pricing, Wynn Changes IPO Terms One Last Time

24th October        New York        Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Wynn to buy stock,cuts IPO price range

24th October        New Jersey        Source: The Press of Atlantic City
DGE cites success of its first 25 years

24th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Harrah's posts record profits, revenue - Geographic diversity lifts third-quarter results, exec says

24th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wvnn Resorts: Offering's outcome uncertain Bankers scramble to set price

24th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM Mirage sets profit record - Increase in nongaming revenue, hotel occupancy boosts earnings

23rd October        New York       Source: Dow Jones Business News, Las Vegas Sun &LVRJ
Wynn Resorts Is Expected to Further Amend Terms of Pending IPO
Price of Le Reve IPO cut again
WYNN RESORTS: Source: Offering's share price dips

23rd October        Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Industry Leaders to Outline Their Views at Racino 2002

23rd October        US - Quarterly Results       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Business Wire
Aztar Reports Third-Quarter 2002 Results
Pinnacle Entertainment Reports Strong Third-Quarter 2002 Operating Results
Penn National Gaming Reports Record Third Quarter Revenue, EBITDA and Net Income

23rd October        Las Vegas       Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Reports Record Third Quarter Results

23rd October        St. John, Nova Scotia       Source: CanadaEast.com/SJ Telegraph-Journal 
Casino would put city on map for tourists

23rd October        New York       Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Underwriters Opt to Delay Pricing Wynn Resorts IPO

23rd October        Las Vegas & New York        Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. Licenses Game Themes to Sierra Design Group

23rd October        Waukegan, Illinois        Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
WMS Gaming and Sierra Design Group Expand Relationship With New York and Washington Game Licensing Agreements

23rd October        Las Vegas        Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Mikohn Gaming Completes Restructuring and Cost Reduction Actions

22nd October        Nevada        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Research: LV gambling challenged by rivals
Las Vegas's share of US gaming market is 26.3% of the total. Analysts are predicting total nationwide revenues to rise to $33 billion by 2006.

22nd October        New Jersey        Source: The Press of Atlantic City
To chair CCC Linda Kassekert sees a new opportunity in top commission post

22nd October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Aladdin losses still mounting - Property officials remain positive
The property apparently pays nearly $100,000 a day just to make use of the parking garage!

22nd October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Wynn changes offering - Move calls for more shares, lower prices
Shares are expected to begin trading Wednesday under the symbol WYNN.

22nd October        Alton, Illinois        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Argosy Gaming Company Reports Third Quarter Earnings

22nd October        Washington & Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Wynn Resorts Files With SEC To Change IPO Terms
23.7 million shares will be up for grabs at $18 to $20. $19 a share will value the offer at $450 million.

22nd October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Reports Third-quarter Records In Revenues

22nd October        Montreal        Source: Canada.com/Montreal Gazette
Casino dealers want tips to stay in their hands
Management discussions between Loto-Québec and the casino dealers union at Montreal Casino.

21st October        Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM Mirage, IGT strike deal - Casino giant will switch nearly all slots to cashless models under pact

21st October        Las Vegas      Source: Las Vegas Sun
Decision nears on Le Reve funding

21st October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Bally Gaming and Systems Unit Selected to Provide VLTs to New York State

21st October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Ameristar warns on low margins at new casino

21st October        Las Vegas        Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Combines Ticket-In Ticket-Out Technology With Its New Players Club Reward Program

21st October        Las Vegas        Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Aristocrat, Mikohn Enter Into joint Development/Licensing Agreement

21st October        Las Vegas & St. Louis, Missouri        Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Announces $75 Million Expansion of Harrah's St. Louis
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. Announces Plans for Major Renovation And Enhancement of Ameristar Kansas City

20th October        Atlantic City        Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
High roller follows exec to Borgata

20th October        Michigan & Las Vegas        Source: Detroit News - Book review
Student card sharks get the best of Vegas

20th October        Las Vegas & New York         Source: Forbes.com/Reuters
Casino magnate Wynn sells opulence in bear market

19th October        Tunica, Mississippi         Source: New York Times - Oct 16th
Casinos Revive a Town, but Poverty Persists

18th October        Nova Scotia, Canada         Source: Canada.com/The Daily News
Mounties nab roving casino at fairgrounds - Mounties raid Maritime Fall Fair, seize trailer
“We’re alleging there were illegal ‘grey machines’ in this one and there was an illegal bar set up.”

18th October        Saratoga, New York & Tampa, Florida        Source: The Saratogan & Tampa Bay Online
7 arrested in gambling ring
Men Charged With Illegal Gambling Setup
Two stories that illustrate why there are so many sports bookmakers now based in the Caribbean.

18th October       Las Vegas         Source: Canadian Business
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Reports Record 3rd Quarter Net Revenues, EBITDA & Net Income

17th October        Canada & Las Vegas         Source: Canadian Business
Fly him to the moon
Profile of Michael R. Henderson and his plans for the $5 billion Moon Resort & Casino unveiled today in Las Vegas.
"the model alone covers 96 square feet and took 4,000 man-hours to build - at a cost of well over several hundred thousand dollars."

17th October        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Bennett pulls prime Strip property off the market
Photo of the land
Located directly opposite the Sahara it has been empty since the El Rancho burnt down in 1960.

17th October        Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Toronto Star
10,000-Room, $5 Billion Luxury Mega Resort Casino Unveiled in Las Vegas
Canadian tycoon plans world's grandest casino
The developers do not have a plot of land for the project but the website may be found at: www.moonresortandcasino.com

17th October        Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
CCC lets Harrah’s add 500 more slots
Tropicana cuts another 120 jobs in  management shift

17th October        Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Global Cash Access Signs Corporate Contract With Coast Hotels & Casinos to Use Innovative Cash Access and Guest Development Marketing Products

17th October        San Diego, California        Source: The Desert Sun
Arrests at casino, hotel linked to check scheme - Counterfeit checks allegedly used by Las Vegas woman

17th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Man revises plea in Wynn stalking case - Donald Phillips claims he was mentally ill

17th October        Las Vegas & Atlantic City        Source: Las Vegas Sun & LVRJ
$1.5 billion A.C. resort shelved by MGM MIRAGE
MGM halts casino plan for  resort
MGM Mirage casinos - image of the companies properties in the US and overseas.

17th October        Atlantic City        Source: Yahoo/AP Photos
Atlantic City - AP Taj Mahal photo
Despite 24 years of casinos in Atlantic City the photo shows that there is still much re-development required.

17th October       Las Vegas        Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Racino 2002, the First Conference to Focus on Common Ground Between the Racing And Gaming Industries

17th October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire, Northern Light/AP & Las Vegas Sun
MGM MIRAGE to Take Strategic Steps to Actively Pursue Growth Opportunities
MGM Mirage Suspends Plans for N.J.
MGM Mirage has but on hold plans for a  $1.5 billion 1,500 to 2,000 property in Atlantic City. Construction on The Borgata, a partnership with Boyd Gaming continues with an expected opening date of Summer 2003.

17th October        Scottsdale, Arizona        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Louisiana License Opens Market for Atronic

17th October        Reno, Nevada        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Dominates Gaming Machine Categories in National Readers' Poll

17th October        Mississippi        Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald
Gaming commission has new gambling definition
Casinos post September revenue gains

17th October        California        Source: San Jose Business Journal
Where are the jobs? At the blackjack table

16th October        Canada        Source: Canada.com/Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Forum kicks off casino debate - Public meeting explores merits of casino proposal
Ivan Sack of Canadian Gaming News commented that Canada presently has 75 casinos with 12 under construction.

16th October        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Four arrested on bookmaking charges - Mother of slain bookmaker among detained

16th October        Las Vegas & Iowa        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Aristocrat Awarded Contract for OASIS System for Peninsula Gaming Properties

16th October        Nevada        Source: Christian Science Monitor
Nevada's unfortunate drug initiative

16th October        Las Vegas & France        Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Paul-Son Gaming Reports Results for Quarter Ended August 31, 2002, and Announces Appointment of New Director
Following the approved merger the Paul-son Gaming brand also now incorporates Etablissements Bourgogne et Grasset S.A and the Bud Jones Company, Inc.

15th October        Louisiana        Source: KPLCTV.com/AP
Casinos win $154.4 million in September
Louisiana's state licensed casinos win was down 9% from the August total of $173 million.

15th October        Atlantic City        Source: Newsday/AP
Casinos recovering from Sept. 11
Atlantic City's 12 casinos won $371 million in September a 5.3% increase over September 2001. Slot/Table win was 76% and 24% respectively.

15th October        Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Harrah's Entertainment Announces Agreement to Sell Harveys Wagon Wheel in Colorado

15th October        Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Aristocrat Awarded Systems Contract for New Tuscany Hotel and Casino

15th October        Detroit         Source: Detroit News
Casinos' revenues grow at slower pace - Gains in the double digits may return with new sites
Detroit's 3 casinos with a win of $89.3 million in September fell just short of winning a combined $3 million per day.

15th October        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Barron's critic bearish on Wynn
Wynn IPO getting mixed reviews

15th October        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Owner Behnen denies Horseshoe is in trouble

15th October        Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & Las Vegas Sun
Alliance Gaming Reports First Quarter Earnings of $0.13 Per Share
LV firm reports higher operating earnings

15th October       Oklahoma         Source: NewsOK.com/The Oklahoman
Cockfighting foes winning cash war
Cockfighting is presently legal in three US states - Oklahoma, Louisiana & New Mexico.

15th October        Texas         Source: Herald Democrat
56 machines seized in raid on Triple Bar Games

15th October        Phoenix, Arizona         Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Arizona Governor Race May Hinge on Gambling

15th October        Las Vegas        Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
X - The Sexiest New Show in Vegas Takes CenterStage at Aladdin

14th October        Atlantic City        Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Job seekers clicking their way to Borgata Web site

14th October        Connecticut        Source: Newsday/AP
Anti casino groups consider forming statewide coalition

14th October        Mississippi        Source: HeraldTribune.com
10 years later: Casinos replace abject poverty in Tunica County
When Splash Casino first opened in October 1992 there were 20 hotel rooms in the County, now there are 6,320.

14th October        New Jersey        Source: Courier Post Online
Lindenwold hopes for casino gain

13th October        Omaha, Nebraska        Source: Omaha World Herald
Vegas casino giant checks out Omaha

13th October        Las Vegas         Source: Washington Post
No Dice: 7 Options for Non-Gamblers in Vegas
The Post takes a look at some of the attractions in Las Vegas for those that do not want to hit the tables or slots.

13th October        Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Borgata jobs go online today
The Borgata is a 50% partnership between Boyd Gaming and MGM Mirage. Some 5,000 staff are required and a dedicated website has been set up to take applications. www.borgatajobs.com

12th October        Gaming Investments - Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casino insiders buying, selling
Mandalay Group CFO Glenn Schaeffer has sold 733,333 shares totaling $24 million. Park Place CEO has been buying $6.38 & $6.20.

12th October        St. Louis         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
President Casinos, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results

12th October        Missouri         Source: Kansas City Star
Ameristar continues dominance in casino market share
The average player in Missouri stays 4 hours and 12 minutes and loses $52.23. 87.5% of casino win now comes from slots.

11th October        Nevada         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
State gaming win up - Baccarat numbers fuel gain
Slot win was down 6.2% statewide whilst table games rocketed 18.4% - helped by good Baccarat results.

11th October        Nevada         Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Nevada August casino revenue rose 1.8 percent
Slump in Nevada casinos winnings ends

10th October        Nevada         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming stocks fall again - Nevada slot win off
Nevada casino win for August was $839.5 million, up 1.8% from August 2001. Baccarat win was $74.6 million up 138%

10th October        Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Gambling loan leads to kidnap; debtor held captive in A.C.

10th October        Atlantic City         Source: Newsday.com/AP & The Press of Atlantic City
Casino regulators look back on 25 years keeping tabs
At CCC, a pause to mark 25 years
Resorts International, opened on May 26, 1978. 18 months after voters said yes to allow casinos in Atlantic City.

10th October        Nevada         Source: Reno Gazette Journal
Nevada proceeds with desktop gambling

10th October        Portland, Maine         Source: SeaCoastOnline.com
Casino supporters seek citizens referendum

10th October        Illinois         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Argosy Gaming Company Receives Approval for Joliet Barge-Based Casino

9th October        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Former employee sentenced
The case of a Slot Tech supervisor selling old machines from Treasure Island and pocketing the cash.

9th October        Gaming Investments         Source: Yahoo/Reuters Business News & Las Vegas Sun
US casino stocks slip, third quarter seen mediocre
Argosy, Mandalay reports drag down gaming stocks

9th October        Chicago        Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Daley enthusiastic on casino

9th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Many slots, keno back at Binion's
Slots and games ordered to be turned off by the Nevada Gaming Control Board last week are now back in service.

9th October        Nevada        Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Nevada to gamble on legalising marijuana

9th October        New Jersey        Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Gaming and Technology Conference to Focus on Internet, Cashless, Marketing Issues

9th October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Mandalay Resort Group bullish on LasVegas - Firm says tribes can't compete with the Strip

8th October        Las Vegas & New York        Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
SEC lets Wynn Resorts pitch stocks - IPO receives tentative approval
The Wynn Resorts share sale looks to have firm SEC approval but the Macao venture appears to be a little shaky.

8th October        Chicago, Illinois        Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Chicago casino plan is gaining steam

8th October        Indiana        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Indiana casino penalized
The Beltera Casino is closed for 3 days as a punishment by the Indiana Gaming Commission. Staff are on full pay plus what they would have made in tips.

8th October        Minneapolis        Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Table Trac, Inc. Adds New Director

8th October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mandalay Resort Group Websites Honored With Three Awards

8th October        Tinian, Marianas Islands        Source: GoAsiaPacific.com
Marianas casino settles workers lawsuit

8th October        Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Completes Purchase of Tunica Property From Isle of Capri

8th October        Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones Business News
Wynn Resorts Sets IPO at 20.5 Million Shares
The company hopes to issue 20.5 million shares in a price range of $21 to $23. The Le Reve project on the site of the old Desert Inn has a budget of $2.4 billion with a targeted opening date of April 2005.

8th October        Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Peppermill Hotel Casino Teams Up With ValetNoir
Website: www.valetnoir.com seems to be offering a Playsys.com type comps system.

8th October        San Diego         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
International Thunderbird Gaming Corporation: TSX Suspension of Company's Listing

7th October        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Strip Survivor -  Although its glory days as swank resort are over, Sahara adapts to ever-changing market
Sahara Timeline

7th October        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun - 4th October
After 50 colorful years, resort remains a 'jewel'
The Sahara's 50th birthday can be celebrated at: www.saharavegas.com

7th October        Las Vegas & Edmonton, Canada         Source: Canoe.com/Edmonton Sun
Gamblers ordered to pay $1.3M - Vegas hotels go after Edmonton pair

7th October        New Jersey         Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Gaming lawyers get lots of action from casinos
If you want to make money from casinos then own one represent one in court!

7th October        Connecticut         Source: CTNow.com/Hartford Courant - PART 2 
The Poor Play More
A Hartford Courant survey has found that the Connecticut lotteries players are predominantly from poor areas and disproportionately Black and Hispanic.

6th October        Michigan         Source: The Detroit News
Michigan enforces ban on slot sales - Distributors agree to comply with 1931 law prohibiting sale, ownership of machines

6th October        Seattle, Washington         Source: The Seattle Times
State ponders taking exclusive rights to slot machines away from tribal casinos
History of gambling in Washington

6th October        Chicago         Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Daley may reverse course on city casino
Illinois has one license left to issue. The 9 operating casinos are each limited to 1,200 gaming positions.

6th October        Connecticut         Source: CTNow.com/Hartford Courant - PART 1
States Manipulate Lottery Dreamers - Scratch-Off Tickets Aimed At Vulnerable Targets
A detailed look at the $40 billion lottery industry in the US. Connecticut now has a scratch-off ticket that costs $30!.

5th October        Scottsdale, Arizona         Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Atronic Casino Promotions in Nevada Help Drive Sales and Player Awareness

4th October        Mississippi         Source: Biloxi Sun Herald
Casinos get plenty of practice closing, reopening
Gulf Coast casinos were ordered closed by the Mississippi Gaming Commission for the second time in two weeks.

4th October        Scottsdale, Arizona & Germany         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Celebrates the Depth of Success at G2E

4th October        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Park Place warns of earnings slump - Company to miss third-quarter figures by 25-30 percent 

4th October        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Aladdin bid expected soon, source says

4th October        Las Vegas         Source: Las Vegas Sun
Fremont Street claim still pending against Binion's - Downtown casino hit by cash shortfall

4th October        Mississippi         Source: WPMI.com
Regulators allow coast casinos to reopen

3rd October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Correction: Harrah's Entertainment Announces Plan to Sell Harveys Wagon Wheel in Colorado

3rd October        Las Vegas        Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters Business News
Park Place Lowers Third Quarter Earnings Estimate
Park Place sees quarterly profit below forecasts

3rd October        Missouri        Source: Kansas City Business Journal
KC gaming market's 2002 revenue rises, patrons fall
Customers at the 4 Kansas City casinos  were 10.8 million for the year, down nearly 9%. Win however was up 7% to $596.2 million. Statewide win was $1.21 billion from 22.6 million customer visits.

3rd October        Las Vegas        Source: Las Vegas Sun
Shortfall reported at Horseshoe
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has shut down half the casinos 1,300 slots and 3 of 4 table games Pits as Binions has apparently failed to maintain adequate cashdesk funds.

3rd October        Atlantic City        Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
A.C. casino win up 6% for September - Analysts aren’t impressed by gain

2nd October        Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
DiBartolomeo hopes to reapply early for license

2nd October        Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Megabucks gets miniplay
Just 27 IGT Megabucks progressive-jackpot slots remain in Atlantic City, down from a peak of 250 in 1995.

1st October        Hawaii          Source: Yahoo/The Hawaii Channel
Police Find Rigged Device In Gambling Raid
The shoe used in Baccarat was apparently able to deliver a card of choice from a remote wireless signal.

1st October        Atlantic City         Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Wienert
After only six months, Wolfe quits as  president of Sands
Over the last few months Sands has reduced its table games down to just 26 and added 400 more slots.

1st October        Stanford, California         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Betting Odds May Predict Close Elections Better than Pollsters, Stanford Business School Study Suggests

1st October        Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Lighting and Sign Purchased by Employee Group