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October 2004
North America

31st October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
WYNN LAS VEGAS: LET THE HIRING BEGIN
Job center ready for slew of applicants
Two excellent stories about Steve Wynn's recruitment drive that will begin 1st November.
- www.wynnlasvegas.com/employment.html

31st October           Atlantic City          New York Times
Casino Strike in Atlantic City Lingers With No End in Sight

31st October           California          New York Times
Aspiring Dealers Wait for Their Chips to Come In

31st October           Niagara Falls, Canada          Canada.com/CP
Toronto man wins $5.7M playing slots at Niagara Falls casino


30th October           Atlantic City          Las Vegas Sun/AP
For casino workers, study accents hazard of secondhand smoke


29th October           Colorado          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Third Quarter Earnings

29th October           Atlantic City          Philadelphia Inquirer
Union alleges unfair casino practices

29th October           New York          Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Reports 2004 Third Quarter and Nine Months Results
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Announces Management Appointments


28th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Court TV
Lawyer: Casino tycoon wanted girlfriend removed from will day before his death

28th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Ameristar Casinos Reports Record Third Quarter Financial Results

28th October           Las Vegas          San Francisco Chronicle/AP & Las Vegas Sun
Hard Rock casino to pay $100,000 to settle ad complaint
Hard Rock agrees to pay $100,000 fine in ad dispute
Hard Rock says settlement won't affect its operations

28th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Security cameras to be required in Las Vegas taxis
Wayne Newton gets a star on the famed Las Vegas Strip


27th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Court TV & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Witness: Girlfriend made grab for casino heir's home day after his death
Doctor testifies that Las Vegas casino executive was murdered

27th October           Alton, Illinois          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Argosy Gaming Company Reports Third Quarter 2004 Earnings

27th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal & Las Vegas Sun
Buyout, Borgata help boost Boyd
Coast Casinos acquisition boosts Boyd's earnings

27th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Boyd Gaming Reports Record Third Quarter Results

27th October           Chicago          Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Industries Reports First Quarter Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.08 as Revenues Rise 61% to $75.1 Million

27th October           Halifax, Nova Scotia          Toronto Globe & Mail
N.S. gambling on rise, but revenues drop

27th October           New York           Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Announces Banking Relationship with Morgan Stanley


26th October           Scotsdale, Arizona          PRNewswire
Atronic's Cash Fever™ at G2E: Just What the Doctor Ordered!

26th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Hard Rock takes action to stem unpredictable high-roller wins

26th October           Atlantic City          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Casinos look to replace workers

26th October           Lincoln, Nebraska          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas companies betting on Nebraska gaming issues

26th October           Las Vegas          KVBC.com 
Elderly Couple's Car Plunges Off Casino Parking Garage

26th October          Lansing, Michigan          Investors Business Daily
Backer of Prop 1 Profited From Internet Gambling, According to NO CasiNO MoNOpoly


25th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Court TV
Expert: Marks on casino tycoon's dead body point to murder

25th October           Las Vegas & Atlantic City          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Announces 2005 World Series of Poker Schedule

25th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
More sales may follow Caesars' New Orleans riverboat deal

25th October           Atlantic City          Courier Post Online
Casino agency approves $192 million in upgrades

25th October           Las Vegas          National Post/AP
Paris Hilton designing suite at Aladdin hotel-casino in Las Vegas

25th October           Las Vegas          Court TV
Paramedic: Signs of rigor mortis on casino tycoon's body
CASINO MOGUL MURDER CASE - Court TV's full coverage section


24th October           Alabama          Decatur Daily
Agencies to blow up gambling machines

24th October           California          San Francisco Chronicle
Backlash on betting - Californians have second thoughts about gambling

24th October           Nevada          Las Vegas Sun - Editorial
Are gamblers being fleeced? - Lawsuit says casinos abusing technology
Editorial in responce to the lawsuit filed last week in Clark County, Nevada against the use of the Mindplay MP21 System.
- http://bj21.com/allen_vs_nevada/complaint.html

24th October           California          San Francisco Chronicle
ELECTION 2004 - 2 measures ask voters to expand state gaming

24th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Trail to merger is now the fast track


23rd October           Las Vegas & New Orleans          Forbes.com/AP
Caesars to Sell Bally's Casino New Orleans

23rd October           Atlantic City          Yahoo/USA Today
Chapter 11 now a sure bet for Trump casinos
Investors in Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts stock will see their investments almost totally wiped out.

23rd October           Atlantic City          Newsday/AP & 1010Wins.com
In Atlantic City, walkout is bad luck all around
Jesse Jackson Walks Casino Picket Line
The strike at 7 Atlantic City casinos has been running since 1st October. Gaming staff are working as normal and are not involved in the action.

23rd October           California          The Desert Sun
Gaming initiative funds top $100 million


22nd October           Carson City, Nevada          Las Vegas Sun
Nevada exclusion lists help keep regulators busy
The Nevada Gaming Contol Board have 3 lists of individuals who are either excluded, wanted or found unsuitable.
GCB Excluded Person List
GCB Most Wanted List
List of Individuals Who Have Been Denied or Found Unsuitable

22nd October           New York          MSNBC News/Financial Times & New York Daily News
Trump casino group to file for Chapter 11
Trump sets casino makeover

22nd October           Atlantic City          Fox6.com/AP
Jesse Jackson walks picket lines with striking New Jersey casino

22nd October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/AP
Profits Up 21 Percent for Caesars
Alliance Gaming Falls to 1Q Loss

22nd October           Las Vegas & Carson City          Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP
Sands stock offering gets OK - Nevada regulators approve plan meant to raise $575 million


21st October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData™ Third Quarter Guidance: Revenue Shortfall; Injunction Sought; Product Development Ramp Up

21st October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire & Las Vegas Sun
Caesars Entertainment Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter of 2004
Caesars profit rises; firm warns of strike's effect

21st October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Reports First Quarter Loss of ($0.13) From Continuing Operations

20th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/AP
MGM Mirage Third-Quarter Profit Soars

20th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Reports Record Third-Quarter Results
Philip Satre to Retire as Harrah's Chairman; Gary Loveman to Assume Chairman's Post January 1

20th October           Atlantic City          USA Today/AP
Casinos, union resort to newspaper ads during walkout


19th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Attorney sues casinos for using card counting system
The lawsuit is against Alliance Gaming, subsidiary MindPlay and the El Dorado Hotel & Casino in Reno.  - www.mindplay.biz

19th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/AP
Station Casinos 3Q Net Income Jumps

19th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Station Casinos Announces Record Third Quarter Results and Increases Dividend by 20%

19th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Caesars Entertainment Introduces Newest of Its Technology Initiatives

19th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Licensing Agreement for Series of Slots Based on Content From EA's Pogo.com™


18th October           Atlantic City          USA Today/AP
Thousands of striking casino workers march in Atlantic City

18th October           New York          PRWeb.com
New Untapped Media in Casinos


17th October           Atlantic City          Newsday/AP
For casino workers, smoke study underscores hazard

17th October           Atlantic City          Philadelphia Inquirer
A.C. casinos and union locked in for long battle

17th October           Richmond, B.C.          My Telus, B.C. Newswpaper Group
River Rock casino earns $2.9 million for Richmond


16th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Business Press
Gaming - Expo had plenty to teach the gaming industry

15th & 16th October           Las Vegas          KVVU.com/Fox5 Las Vegas
Binion Re-Trial Day Number 2
Binion Murder Re-Trial Begins Opening Statements

16th October           Indiana          The Courier-Journal & Indianapolis Star/AP
Indiana casinos' tax bill is huge - 10 sites must pay state $130 million
Casinos owe $130 million for 1995-2002


15th October           Atlantic City          Newsday/AP
At one casino, specially-equipped tables clear air
120 Tables at the Borgata in Atlantic City have the Air Rail float trays from GPI.
- www.gpigaming.com

15th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Cirque du Soleil adding Beatles-themed Mirage show

15th October           Las Vegas          Reno Gazette Journal/AP
Vegas prosecutors say greed, affair motives in Binion murder

15th October           Las Vegas          Newsday/AP & LVR-J
95 union workers cited for trespassing at Harrah's protest
DEMONSTRATION AT HARRAH'S HEADQUARTERS: Culinary protesters booted

15th October           Austin, Texas          Yahoo/Business Wire & AP
Multimedia Games Expects to Report Lower Than Anticipated Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
Multimedia Games Warns on 4Q, Year

15th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Legend Jack Binion to Host World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit
- www.harrahs.com/wsop


14th October           Hollywood, California          Yahoo/Business Wire
"Family Poker Resource Center'' to Be Featured on WORLD POKER TOUR Website
- www.worldpokertour.com

14th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Cash flowing for gaming industry - Income up 45 percent from third quarter of 2003


13th October           Colorado          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Century Casinos Announces Plans for Casino in Central City, Colorado

13th October           Atlantic City          NBC10.com
Striking Casino Worker Says Security Guards Attacked Him

13th October           Florida          Palm Beach Post
Gambling fight framed as money vs. morality

13th October           Nevada          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Record August win for casinos - $905 million won tops record set in 2002, ends two months of declines

13th October           Detroit          Crain's Detroit Business
Detroit casinos take in $91.9M in September


12th October           Online Poker          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
TV, Web driving poker fever

12th October           Nevada          Las Vegas Sun
August gaming win rebounds
Nevada's casinos won $905.1 million in August up 11.2% from 2003. Slots contributed $641.3 million and table games $255 million.

12th October           Atlantic City          Newsday/AP
Union to casinos: What say we get back to negotiating?

12th October           Mississippi & Tennessee          CBS News/AP 
Many Questions In Casino Bus Crash

12th October           Tunica, Mississippi          Memphis Business Journal
Colony to re-brand Harrah's, revamp casinos


11th October           Downtown, Las Vegas         Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Barrick buys two more properties

11th October           Atlantic City          Indianapolis Star/Bloomberg News
Casinos bet on staying open to end strike

11th October           Miami          Miami Herald/AP
Anti-slot machine lawsuit won't be heard before Election Day


9th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Show ends with fistful of records - Trade convention sets marks for attendance, space used, exhibitors

9th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
G2E attendees say regulation of gaming could use overhaul

9th October           Las Vegas          CBS Marketwatch
TV nets betting heavy on Las Vegas - Sin City is red-hot backdrop for drama, reality shows

9th October           Biloxi, Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald
Isle of Capri to replace Biloxi casino with new $90 million barge


8th October           Las Vegas - G2E          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Industry fears effect of anti-smoking efforts

8th October           Atlantic City          Dow Jones Newswires
Striking Casino Hotel Workers Arrested In New Jersey

8th October           Las Vegas - G2E          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Small slot company suspends operations - Sigma Game Inc.


7th October           Las Vegas - G2E          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Unperturbed gaming executives say industry going strong

7th October           Las Vegas - G2E          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Slot makers feel celebrities' pull at expo - Companies and stars unveil machines featuring famous faces
Quite an amazing article detailing that Clint Eastwood and Pele had both not seen the slots that bear their likeness before seeing the machines at G2E.

7th October           Las Vegas - G2E          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Expo experts: Land won't be easy for casinos to find

7th October           Las Vegas - G2E          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Experts take ideas for a spin - Looking at future, panel sees downloadable games

7th October           Detroit          ClickonDetroit.com/AP & Detroit Free Press
MGM Undecided On Which Detroit Casino To Fold
MGM plans to keep its casino - MotorCity would be sold if merger with Mandalay is OK'd 

7th October          Richmond, B.C.           CCNMatthews
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation: City Council Approves Up to 1,000 Slot Machines for Coquitlam Casino
- www.gcgaming.com

7th October           Las Vegas          Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP - Adam Goldman
Hot Vegas property up for sale - Frontier's worth may be $800M
Frontier owner Phil Ruffin has subsequently denied that the property is for sale.


6th October           Las Vegas & Chicago          Hotel & Motel Management & S.F. Chronicle/AP
Playboy Enterprises partners with Palms Casino Resort
Playboy creating Hefner love shack in Las Vegas

6th October           Las Vegas - G2E          Las Vegas Sun
Technology helping cheaters find new ways to scam casinos
Survey: Casinos shifting to younger designs

6th October           Lake Tahoe          The Record-Courier
Fifth defendant in casino bilking gets probation

6th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Shuffle Master files another patent suit
The latest in the sequence is against Vending Data's PokerOne shuffler.


5th October           Las Vegas - G2E          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Note to gamblers: You're being watched and tracked
Insiders: Slots not slowing - More states likely to add games

5th October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun & KLAS-TV.com 
Station Casinos mulls options with purchase of Castaways
Station Casinos Sets Sights On Castaways

5th October           Las Vegas          The Boston Herald
Man sues casino after staffer takes his chair, causing fall

5th October           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Clint Eastwood to Open G2E Trade Show and Appear in WMS Gaming Booth


4th October           Las Vegas - G2E          Las Vegas Review-Journal
G2E promises lots of pennies, celebrities - Gaming companies to roll out new wares at convention


3rd October           Atlantic City          BBC.co.uk & New York Post/AP
Strike hits Atlantic City casinos
Casinos weathering worker walkout


2nd October           Atlantic City          Montana Standard/AP
Atlantic City casino strike has execs flipping burgers and making beds


1st October           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Licensing craze continues; celebrities drawn to show

1st October           Gaming Investments          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming stocks surge in September

1st October           Atlantic City & Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment's Atlantic City Casinos Remain Open While Talks With Striking Union Local Continue

1st October           Atlantic City          San Diego Union-Tribune
Thousands of casino workers strike in Atlantic City, but blackjack doesn't stop
 




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