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September 2003
North America

30th September         Reno          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Reno casinos await winter with trepidation

30th September         Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Launches Advanced Booking Website With Industry-Leading Features and Services

30th September         Atlantic City          The Press of Atlantic City
CCI celebrates 25 years of casino job training

30th September         Reno          Reno Gazette Journal
Are California slots tighter than Reno's?
Interesting statistics on slot paybacks and how they may be changed by operators.

29th September         St. Paul, Minnesota          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Park Place hires unlikely backer for casino at mall

29th September         Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Gaming official wants more casino security
21 casino robberies so far in 2003 have Mississippi regulators pondering repealing the ban on the use of armed security guards.

29th September         California           Yahoo/LA Weekly - Sept 26th
Long Odds for Larry - Flynt touts voter initiative for slot machines in 2004

29th September         Las Vegas           Yahoo/Reuters
Cirque Du Soleil Bares All in New Vegas Erotic Show

29th September         Carson City, Nevada           San Francisco Chronicle
Owners seek to demolish landmark Carson City casino

28th September         Austria & Las Vegas           Wirtschaftsblatt/aap
Patentrechtsklage gegen Casinos Austria - US-Unternehmen behauptet, Kartenmischer sei abgekupfert

28th September         New York           CNN/Reuters
Mayor 'annoyed' NYC has no casino

27th September         Mississippi           The Clarion Ledger
21st casino robbery brings call for action - Gaming official not ruling out armed guards

27th September         Florida           The Orlando Sentinel
Floridians hit casinos in growing numbers - Harrahs Entertainment report.

27th September         Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Treasure Island to pass the buc at auction - Pirate memorabilia up for sale as Strip hotel shifts identity
The Treasure Island is to be known as "TI" and a new outdoor attraction, Sirens is scheduled to begin in October.

27th September         Great Falls, Montana           Great Falls Tribune
Armed robbers hit local casinos

27th September         New York           New York Post
MIKE: Casinos worth a gamble
NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears open to the idea of establishing casinos in the city.

27th September         California           San Francisco Chronicle
Schwarzenegger adviser linked to card clubs, Nevada casinos Rivals cry foul amid actor's attacks on Indian gaming

26th September         Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Americans Take 297 Million+ Casino Gambling Trips in 2002; More Than a Quarter of U.S. Adults Gambled at Casinos Last Year

26th September         Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Casino Gamblers But Never Asked
Very interesting stats including - "58% of respondents said "friendly" was the most important attribute of a card dealer."

26th September         Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Acres Stockholders Approve Merger With IGT

26th September         Las Vegas           Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Names Paul C. Meyer President

26th September         Laughlin, Nevada           Las Vegas Sun
Biker gang sues Laughlin casino
The Mongols are sueing for injuries suffered and for "anguish, despair and emotional distress".

25th September         Biloxi & St. Louis           Yahoo/PRNewswire & Business Wire
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire the President Casino in St. Louis
President Casinos, Inc. Enters Into Agreement With Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

25th September         Atlantic City          The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
Casino group suspends Trump
CCC fines Marina $60K. for minor’s 68 visits - DGE attorneys angry it’s not record $199K.

25th September         Portland, Maine          Source: Portland Press Herald
Opponents decry casino job fairs and wage study

25th September         Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Defibrillators saving lives at equipped casinos
Around 17% of all heart attacks in Clark County (including Las Vegas) occur in Hotels & Casinos.

25th September         Topeka, Kansas          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Historic site at issue in casino lawsuit

25th September         Kansas City          Source: Kansas City Star
Ruling on slot look-alikes could have far-reaching effects
Reel Time Bingo machines are made by MultiMedia Games. Website: www.multimediagames.com
Stock quote: http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MGAM

25th September        Austin, Texas          Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones
Multimedia Games' Shares Rise as Machines Gain Approval

24th September         Nevada          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
iGames Entertainment Announces Application For Manufacturer and Distributor License In Nevada

24th September         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Mandalay says Las Vegas Strip hotels doing well

24th September         Idaho & Nevada          Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Idaho officer shot three times at Nevada casino

24th September         Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/Market Wire
Dramatic Finish at Borgata Poker Open - World Poker Tour Event Draws a Crowd of Over 400 Spectators

24th September         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Sues for Patent Infringement
Shuffle Master alleges that Casinos Austria Research and Development's One2Six™ shuffler and Pre-Shuffler devices infringe five of the company's patents.
"Shuffle Master" Patent search results - U.S. Patent Office.
"Casinos Austria" Patent search results - U.S. Patent Office.

24th September         Indiana          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Multimedia Games Reel Time Bingo Receives Class II Advisory Opinion Letter from National Indian Gaming Commission

24th September         Paoli, Indiana          Source: The Times-Mail
Orange County casino opponents launch new Web site
5 Groups hope to establish a casino in the Indiana town of French Lick. The The Orange County Coalition Against Legalized Gambling’s Website is at: www.no-casino.org

23rd September         Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City
Trump pledge to quit imperils casino group

23rd September         Mississippi          Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald
Casino revenues up for August

23rd September          Colorado          Source: Durango Herald
Lawmakers seek video-lottery probe

23rd September          Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Regulators probe iGames' ties with slot cheat
The Protector is an anti-cheating device sold by iGames Entertainment. The inventor Tommy Glenn Carmichael is listed in Nevada's Black Book.

22nd September          Indiana          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Park Place, Trump join bidding for Indiana license

22nd September          Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Gaming regulator, teacher Bybee dies at 65

22nd September          Mexico          Source: Daily Racing Form
Mexico may be next stop for casinos

21st September         French Lick, Indiana          Source: Naples Daily News/AP
Bird helping fund a casino in French Lick

21st September         Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
NEVADAN AT WORK: BOBBY FLORENCE, Blackjack dealer - With blackjack patent, ex-UNLV hoops star goes from nets to bets

20th September         Las Vegas - G2E          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bettors with edge worry casinos - Advantage bettors can hurt casino profits, experts say

20th September         Colorado          Source: Rocky Mountain News
Colorado casinos win big as revenue sets record in Aug.

20th September         California & Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Hard Rock still aims to manage tribal casinos - Company not discouraged by near miss in California

20th September          Rhode Island          Source: Yahoo UK/Reuters
Wembley execs plead not guilty to U.S. charges
Wembley chiefs deny bribery

20th September         Indiana          Source: Indianapolis Star
Casinos top $200 million in revenues for August

19th September         Buffalo          Source: The Buffalo News - Opinion
Horror stories from the land of the casino

19th September         Detroit, Michigan          Source: Detroit News
2 casinos, tribe to settle - Tentative deal paves way for permanent sites in Detroit; more than $70 million to be paid

19th September          Macau & Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Chinese regulator critical of Wynn remarks
The article also covers panel discussions from G2E with comments by Peter Dean of the GBGB and Teresa Tunstall from Gamcare.

19th September          Las Vegas - G2E          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Starring in a limited engagement - Slot manufacturers shine at gaming convention but have brief amount of time to deliver results

19th September          Las Vegas - G2E          Source: Reno Gazette-Journal
American pop culture on display at Gaming Expo

19th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Slot machine maker IGT's quarter going well - CEO

18th September        New York          Source: CCN Mathews
MOON Resort and Casino: Project Development & Team Update
Sounds impressive, however no location, financing or investors in the project are mentioned.

18th September         Las Vegas - G2E          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Vegas casino operators bullish at trade show

18th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Board of Directors Named Best In Gaming Industry

18th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones
Las Vegas Casino CFOs Say Gaming Market Is Back On Track

18th September          Las Vegas - G2E          Source: Las Vegas Business Press
Gamers shore up security

17th September         Las Vegas - G2E          Source: Detroit Free Press
Casino firms may look to grow abroad - Britain is a likely spot, executives say

17th September         Las Vegas - G2E          Source: The Press of Atlantic City - Joe Weinert
The future is cashless, gambling experts say

17th September         Las Vegas - G2E          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Experts: Casinos not embracing technology
A look at some of the high tech gadgetry that is now in use at the Barona Casino in California.

17th September         Louisiana          Source: Shreveport Times
Louisiana casinos win $182M in August

17th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Deployment of New ePRINTER(TM) Product as Rollout With Harrah's Begins

16th September         Las Vegas - G2E          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
States' crises viewed as challenge for casinos - Expansion likely but gaming a target, industry's top lobbyist says
Report on American Gaming Association President Frank Fahrenkopf's speech before the opening of this years G2E.

16th September         Missouri          Source: Kansas City Star
GAMBLING AND TOURISM: Missouri game outperforms every other lottery

16th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn and Alliance Gaming Join Forces to Launch Mikohn's Gravity Pays Series of Slot Games

16th September          Waukegan, Ill.          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Gaming to Offer Bose Audio in Bluebird Gaming Cabinet
WMS Gaming and Hasbro Extend License Agreement for Monopoly

15th September         Sydney & Las Vegas          Source: News.com.au/The Advertiser
Aristocrat shortlists chief candidates

13th September         Tunica, Mississippi          Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald
Harrah's Casino robbed Friday, third casino heist in week
16 armed casino robberies have so far been recorded during 2003 in Northern Mississippi.

12th September          Atlantic City          Source: The Press of Atlantic City
12 casinos win record $475M. during August

12th September          Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Atlantic City revs jump, older casinos dip 1.2 pct

12th September          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Binion exhilarated by sale of riverboats to Harrah's
Boat sale to Harrah's official - Analyst calls Horseshoe Gaming deal 'defensive'
The purchase by Harrah's of the Horseshoe's riverboats in Hammond, Ind.: Tunica, Miss.; and Bossier City, La. for $1.45 billion is expected to close in the first quarter 2004.

12th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Rome Rebuilt: New 949-Room Hotel Tower to Crown the New Caesars Palace

11th September          Las Vegas & Ontario          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Mikohn Comments on Possible Recapitalization, Progress and Provides Guidance for Third Quarter 2003
Ontario Gaming Regulators Grant Mikohn Approval to Place YAHTZEE Video Games at Ontario Racetracks

11th September          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Caesars Palace project OK'd - $376 million expansion will include a new 26-story, 949-room luxury hotel tower

11th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Harrah's Bets $917 Mln to Buy Horseshoe

11th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones & Reuters
Harrah's Announces Deal to Acquire Horseshoe Gaming
Harrah's Buys Horseshoe Gaming to Expand

11th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Entertainment Agrees to Acquire Horseshoe Gaming, Strengthens Leadership Position in Three Major U.S. Gaming Markets
Harrah's winning the battle to buy Horshoe Gaming from early favourite Ameristar Casinos.

11th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Debuts New Games
Shuffle Master Announces New Products
Form 10-Q for SHUFFLE MASTER INC

11th September          Waukegan, Illinois          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Gaming to Debut New Gaming Platform at G2E Tradeshow in Las Vegas, September 16-18

11th September          New York          Source: Reuters/WSJ & Yahoo/Dow Jones
Harrah's to buy Horseshoe for $1.45 bln - WSJ
Harrah's Poised to Buy Horseshoe Gaming for $917 Million

11th September          Reno & Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
IGT to Unveil 150 New Gaming Machine Themes at Global Gaming Expo
IGT gains as casinos bet on slot machines

11th September          Rhode Island          Source: The Guardian
UK gaming group bosses accused of trying to bribe US politician

11th September         Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Acres Gaming and International Game Technology Announce Delay in Stockholder Vote on IGT Merger

11th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData™ Corporation Receives OTC Bulletin Board Listing Approval

11th September          Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Casinos finding it hard to return to pre-2001 boom

11th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
It's official: Park Place to become Caesars Entertainment in January 2004
Park Place shareholders approve new Caesars name

10th September          Waukegan, Illinois          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Gaming Announces Sale Agreement to Harrah's Entertainment

10th September          Colorado & Rhode Island          Source: The Coloradoan
Company behind video-gambling push indicted in R.I.
Wembley Plc. are also hoping to site VLT's at company owned racetracks in Colorado.

10th September          Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming win up in July - Strong performance at North Las Vegas casinos boosts results

10th September          Arizona & Lübbecke, Germany          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Proudly Celebrates 10 Years of Success at G2E

10th September          London & Rhode Island          Source: BBC.co.uk & Evening Standard
US charges rock Wembley plc
Wembley chief fights bribe charges

9th September          Springfield, Illinois          Source: KSDK News/AP
Illinois Casino Revenues Drop

9th September          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Sun
Slot makers to debut themed machines

9th September          Reno          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Gets Licensing Rights to Develop Drew Carey Gaming Machine

9th September          Nevada          Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Las Vegas Sun
Nevada July casino revenue rose 2.6%
Strip gaming win increases nearly 7% in July

9th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master Obtains Rights to Create 'Chicago' Slot Game

8th September          Rhode Island          Source: News Alerts/Providence Journal
Legislators from Gambling States Meet to Discuss Paying Bills through Bettors

8th September          Waukegan, Illinois          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Gaming Launches Development of Men in Black Branded Gaming Devices

7th September          Mississippi          Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald
50 years with casinos should be good reading

7th September          Laurel, Maryland          Source: Imperial Valley Press
GAMBLING: ‘Racinos' eyed as fast-track fix for budget crises

7th September          Colorado          Source: Rocky Mountain News - Opinion
Con: Ballot issue does more to favor gambling than to support the tourism industry
An opposing view to Wembly Plc's attempts to bring slots to 4 racetrack's that the company owns in Colorado. Website: www.ItsABigLie.com

7th September          Vancouver, B.C.          Source: Vancouver Sun
'Racinos,' hotels swiftly changing the face of gambling

7th September          Missouri          Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Casino worker may lose job because her husband is policeman

7th September          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
9-11 ANNIVERSARY: Stores back, casinos lack - Gambling operators say economy's long struggles have slowed postattack rebound

6th & 7th September          Atlantic City          Source: Boston Globe/AP & POAC/Joe Wienert
300 at Trump N.J. casinos get pink slips
Trump axes 300 workers

6th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Station Casinos CFO to sell up to 314,384 shares
If the shares are sold at Friday's closing price of $30.62 CFO Glenn Christenson will pocket a cool $9.6 million.

6th September          Atlantic City          Source: Imperial Valley Press
In Atlantic City, gambling fails to live up to promise
Chartered buses big business for Jersey casinos

5th September          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Advantage gambler cleared of charges - Official says case lacks evidence to back accusations

5th September          Bell Gardens, L.A          Source: NBCTV News
Man Shot At 'Extremely Close Range' Outside Casino

5th September          Atlantic City          Source: Yahoo/Dow Jones
Borgata Saw 'Very Consistent' Revenue Trends in August

5th September          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Older gamblers bet more, survey finds - Authority study cites links between age, bet spending
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority statistics showing thet the 50 to 64 years age group has the biggest gambling budget.

5th September          Florida          Source: Orlando Sentinel
Gamblers no longer have to travel to play slots
Florida arcades have slots with a button to stop the reels and pay in out coupons instead of cash.

5th September          Las Vegas          Source: Reuters.com
MGM Mirage Sees Higher Profits as Las Vegas Booms 

4th September          Reno          Source: Canada.com/Edmonton Journal
IGT Obtains Licensing Rights to Create Animal House™ Gaming Machine

4th September          Edmonton, Alberta          Source: Canada.com/Edmonton Journal
Are we becoming Canada's gambling capital?
Edmonton presently has 5 casinos but that will shortly rise to 7. The Albertan Government last year recieved C$1.2 billion from gambling taxes.

4th September          Las Vegas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
MGM MIRAGE Updates Quarterly Expectations

4th September          New York          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Avery Cardoza's PLAYER The Total Gambling Lifestyle Magazine Launches This Fall

4th September          Las Vegas          Source: News Alert/Business Wire
New "Live Famously'' Ad Campaign for Caesars Palace Redefines a Legend

4th September          Las Vegas          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal & LVS
Caesars set to debut new ad campaign
Caesars Palace in Las Vegas embarks onexpensive ad campaign

4th September          Scotsdale, Arizona          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Americas Announces Opening of New Corporate Headquarters in Scottsdale

4th September           Las Vegas           Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Don't mean a thing if it ain't got that sing - Casino execs say bettors like service with a song

4th September           Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/Market Wire
Mandalay Resort Group Leads Industry With New Total Customer Value Program

4th September           Las Vegas           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming to Display More Than 100 Unique Slot Machine Titles at the Global Gaming Expo

4th September           Illinois           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Casinos decry Ill. gambling taxes; critics point to profits

3rd September           Massachusetts           Source: The Collegian & University of Massachusetts Amherst
Casino management classes are a 'sure win'
UMass to Offer Online Course on Casino Management

3rd September           Waukegan, Illinois            Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Gaming Receives Gaming Laboratories International -GLI- Approval for New CPU-NXT Operating System

3rd September           Las Vegas            Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Mandalay profits surge - Room-rate revenue growth fuels results; officials upbeat on future

3rd September           Reno            Source: Las Vegas Sun
IGT reports glitch in keno game

3rd September           Illinois            Source: North West Indiana Times
Casinos tell lawmakers of tax impact

3rd September           Las Vegas            Source: Yahoo/Reuters & Dow Jones
Mandalay Profits Rise 44%
Mandalay Resorts CFO Says Las Vegas Room Rates On Rise

3rd September           Las Vegas            Source: CNN.com/AP
Las Vegas casinos branch out - New focus on revenues from entertainment, food, hotel rooms
In the last 10 years revenue from gambling at Las Vegas Strip casinos has declined from 56.7% to 43%.

2nd September           Las Vegas            Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Labor Day $3.2 Million MegaJackpot™ Hits in Downtown Las Vegas

2nd September           Las Vegas            Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mandalay Resort Group Reports Record Results and Raises Quarterly Dividend

2nd September           Detroit, Michigan            Source: Detroit News
Casino collectibles grow - Memorabilia subculture trades in chips, venue tokens
A look at the continuing rise in popularity of collecting casino chips and memorabilia.
Casino Chips & Gaming Tokens Collectors Club. Website: http://ccgtcc.com

2nd September           Reno            Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Signs Deal to Make Gilligan's IslandSlots

2nd September           Mississippi            Source: Biloxi Sun-Herald & Tuscaloosa News
Americans learning to love casinos - But with money comes share of problems
Polls: More Americans find gambling acceptable
A look at the impact of gambling on the Mississippi Gulf coast 10 years after the opening of the first casino.

2nd September           U.S. - Gaming Technology            Source: Washington Times
Casinos take aim at card counters
Brief mention of the MindPlay MP21 table monitoring system - Website: www.mindplay.biz

1st September           Indiana            Source: Louisville Courier-Journal
Cashing in on dockside gambling  - Tax blunts casinos' gains, but helps Indiana's budget

1st September           Gaming Technology            Source: Wired News
Handcuffing a One-Armed Bandit
2 part article on the future prospects for downloadable slots.

1st September           Las Vegas            Source: Yahoo/Reuters - August 29th
Elton John in colossal Las Vegas concert series
The Las Vegas Sun reports that Mr John will be paid $54 million for a series of 300 shows at the new Caesar's Palace's Colosseum theater.
 




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