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September 2004
North America

30th September           Las Vegas          KLAS-TV  & Las Vegas Review-Journal
Family of Dragged Woman File Lawsuit
Woman suing for dragging dies - Attorney says incident at casino made heart condition worse

30th September           Las Vegas & Vienna, Austria          Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. and CARD to Introduce New Products at the Global Gaming Expo
After their merger was completed in the Summer, G2E will be the first show where Shuffle Master and CARD will share the same stand.

30th September           Washington & Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Casinos seen as terrorist target for money laundering - Senate committee eyes cash-transaction reports

30th September           Las Vegas          Reno Gazette-Journal & Maine Today/AP
Police probe murder at Strip hotel, related suicide at Hoover Dam
Co-worker: Victim was warned not to go on trip with boyfriend 

30th September           Las Vegas          Business Wire
Global Cash Access to Introduce and Demonstrate a Big Line-up of New and Exciting Cash Access Products at Global Gaming Expo 

30th September           Reno & Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
IGT court victory showcased high-stakes battle
Slot maker to unveil new games at G2E

29th September           Reno, Nevada          Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT Systems Group Combines Best of IGT and Acres Technology in Its System Product Suite

29th September           U.S.          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming expansion likely to slow - Observers predict defeat for initiatives in several states

29th September           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Gaming briefs for September 28, 2004 - Slot maker to create Anderson slot machine

29th September           Tallahassee          Yahoo/AP
Lawsuit Alleges Fraud in Fla. Slots Drive

29th September           New York          Yahoo/Reuters & USA Today/AP
Trump Casinos: Decide on Debt Deal Soon
Bets May Reveal 'Apprentice' Finalists

28th September           Ontario, Canada          Business Wire
iView Systems Selects EndX Ltd. As Exclusive Reseller In Europe

28th September           Missouri          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Missouri report finds casino revenue, problem gamblers up
Around 115 people a month are barring themselves from Missouri's Riverboat casinos and there are now 7,500 on the list.

28th September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Licensing Agreement for New 'Special Edition' Pamela Anderson Playboy Slot Machine
Pamela Anderson will be on the Bally Gaming Stand (4210) from 1 to 3pm on Wednesday 6th.

28th September           Waukegan, Illinois         Yahoo/Business Wire
WMS Gaming Launches Mechanical Reel Product Line

28th September           Missouri          Kansas City Star - Rick Alm
Gambling industry tract wins points for honesty
The American Gaming Organisations new pamphlet explaining the odds,  part of the AGA's "Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming".

28th September           Florida          Daytona Beach News
Gambling's Trojan horse - Close the gate to constitutional Amendment 4

28th September           Alabama 
Christian Coalition Responds to Allegations About Indian Gambling Money

28th September           California          Hollister Free Lance
Casino group touts local ties
Beware of casinos bearing gifts

28th September           Reno & Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT World of Games and IGT Systems World Offer a World of Creativity, Innovation, Technology and Fun at Global Gaming Expo

28th September           Las Vegas          MSNBC/AP
Harrah's, Caesars to sell four casinos for $1.24B - Companies hope move eases anti-trust concerns with takeover

27th September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Gaming Standards Association Demonstrates a More Profitable World at Global Gaming Expo

27th September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's, Caesars Sign Agreement to Sell Four Casinos to Colony Capital

27th September           Reno          Yahoo/PRNewswire
IGT/Action Gaming Awarded Damages in Alliance Suit
U.S. Patent office links. No: 5,823,873 and 6,007,066

27th September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Adverse Jury Award

26th September           Vancouver. B.C.          The Globe and Mail
Great Canadian gambling on expansion
GCG operates 7 casinos on behalf of the B.V Lottery Corporation, 4 in Washington and 1 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

25th September           Nevada          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Station fined $2.2 million - Local gaming giant failed to file required reports
WARREN NELSON: Gambling pioneer dies
Two more people added to state Black Book

25th September           Las Vegas          Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Station Casinos will pay $2.2 million fine to settle complaint

25th September           Atlantic City          The Deal
Colony to make $1.24B casinos deal
The Deal reports that Colony Capital are close to an agreement that could see them acquire 4 casinos from Harrah's and Caesars Entertainment.

25th September           Las Vegas          San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Gambling regulators dismiss part of Hard Rock Hotel ad complaint

25th September           Reno, Nevada
Nevada gambling pioneer Warren Nelson dies at 91

25th September           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Hard Rock CEO planning $1 billion condo-hotel

25th September           Las Vegas          The Tribune/AP
Nevada casino licensee to pay fine after dealings with felons

24th September           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal & LVS
Control board to fine Station Casinos $2.2 million
Regulators set to fine Station Casinos $2.4 million

24th September           U.S.          Yahoo/
Forbes List Has Most Billionaires Ever

24th September           Tallahassee & Hollywood, FL.          The Sun-Sentinel &
Anti-casino group begins attack
Seminoles unveil new entertainment, shopping complex beside casino

24th September           New York          N.Y. Daily News & N.Y. Post
Trump bets on new debt deal
Deal Craps Out

24th September           Las Vegas          San Francisco Chronicle
Blue Man Group to move to The Venetian hotel-casino in Vegas

24th September           Indiana          Indianapolis Star
More casinos workers vote to strike
Bailout for Trump collapses - Bankruptcy looks likely for company developing second Indiana casino

23rd September           New York          Yahoo/Reuters
Trump optimistic after casino rescue scuttled

23rd September           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun & LVR-J
Hard Rock controversy looms as Gaming Commission meets
Experts: New billboard lampoons regulators

23rd September           New York, & Yahoo/Business Wire
Trump rolling the dice with casinos?
Trump Hotels & Casinos, DLJ end investment talks
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc. Makes Announcement

23rd September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/
Harrah's Leverages Brand Ties to Leave Customers 'Set for Life'*

23rd September           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
MGM Mirage outlines profit potential of merged company

23rd September           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
A glimpse of things to come - Global Gaming Expo puts companies' latest wares before an influential audience

23rd September           Las Vegas          PRNewswire
VendingData™ Receives Gaming Laboratories International, Inc. (GLI) Approval for PokerOne™ Shuffler
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22nd September           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Newspapers co-defendants in lawsuit over Web site

22nd September           Windsor, Ontario News Service
Milestone birthday for Casino Windsor

22nd September           Las Vegas          PRNewswire - Harrah's press release
Annie Duke Wins World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions

22nd September           Los Angeles          Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour Enters into Licensing Agreement with Slot Machine Manufacturer IGT

22nd September           Bellevue, Washington          PRWeb/Yahoo
Careers In Gaming Opens its Doors for Operation

22nd September           Las Vegas & Israel          Globes Online
Leviev plans $800m tourism project in Las Vegas

22nd September           Tunica, Mississippi          The Tennessean/AP & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Ex-Titan Thigpen, pit boss win big
Jury awards $60,000 to ex-casino worker
A former Pitboss at the Grand Casino in Tunica has been awarded $60,000 in damages after being fired in 1999 for refusing to authorise a change of BJ shuffling procedures.

21st September           Carson City          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming Commission to hear Hard Rock ad dispute

21st September           U.S. - Health issues          San Francisco Chronicle/WP
Smoke bans a big help for casino, bar workers
The research paper can be found in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  -

21st September           Las Vegas          Newsday/AP - Adam Goldman
Harrah's Entertainment creates World Series of Poker Circuit

21st September           Northwest Indiana
Casino spending deflates in August

20th September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
10 Poker Legends Square Off in $2 Million Tournament of Champions

20th September           Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald
Storm revives inland debate - Concersns for gmbling industry come ashore after Ivan

20th September           Las Vegas          CBS News 
Vegas Soars To Lavish New Heights

19th September           California & Nevada          San Diego Union-Tribune
Laughlin faces tough odds but can still win the day

19th September           Atlantic City          Philadelphia Inquirer
Oct. 1 strike set for A.C. casinos

18th September           Nevada          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Casino companies phasing in last pieces of 'Code of Conduct'
U.S. casinos are now beginning to place leaflets on their premises explaining to players the odds on various games as well as the theoretical loss for each $100 bet.

18th September           Atlantic City
Atlantic City casino workers postpone strike day before Miss America pageant

18th September           Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald
Casinos are back to normal

18th September           Davenport, Iowa          Quad-City Times
Revisiting 3-card poker, a game with little edge

17th September           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM Mirage turns to banks - Company to finance Mandalay Resort merger without stock offering

17th September           Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi Gaming Commission approves two casinos

17th September           Spokane, Washington          Spokane Journal of Business
DigiDeal wins state OK to sell poker table here - Approval of its ‘Trips’ game opens markets for maker of electronic gaming tables

17th September           Mississippi          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Coast casinos to reopen today following storm

17th September           Las Vegas & Mississippi          Biloxi Sun-Herald
Caesars Gulf Coast Casinos Escape Major Damage

17th September           Las Vegas & California          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Caesars signs deal with tribe to build casino

17th September           Atlantic City          San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Casino workers rally on Atlantic City boardwalk

16th September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Reuters & Fresno Bee
Caesars Expected to Unveil Casino Deal
Caesars, tribe will announce casino

16th September           Los Angeles          Yahoo/Business Wire
WPT Enterprises Extends World Poker Tour's Casino Partner Commitments to Ten Years

16th September           Nevada 
Nevada Gambling Regulators Confiscate $26,000 in Fake Chips

16th September           Las Vegas           San Francisco Chronicle/AP & LVR-J
Cirque du Soleil introduces new Las Vegas show at MGM Grand
New Cirque du Soleil saga 'Ka' coming to life at MGM Grand

16th September           Atlantic City           CBS New York
Casino Union Accused Of "Hidden Agendas"

16th September           New York           Yahoo/AP
Casino Shares Weak As Ivan Gains Strength

15th September           Las Vegas           Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas visitor count gains 2.6 percent in July
A peek at the Palazzo

15th September           Atlantic City           Newsday/AP
Casinos get lucky, union holds off on strike

15th September           Minneapolis, MN           Yahoo/Business Wire
Cash Systems, Inc. Announces Contract with Carnival Corporation & plc

15th September           Las Vegas           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Licensing Agreement for Series of Chippendales® Slot Machines

15th September           Mississippi  & Biloxi Sun-Herald
U.S. Gulf Coast casinos empty ahead of Ivan
Gaming Commission closes casinos

15th September           Louisiana           Yahoo/Business Wire
Penn National Gaming Prepares for Hurricane Ivan

15th September           Lake Tahoe           Reno Gazette-Journal
Defendant sentenced in casino theft

14th September           Louisiana           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Hurricane Ivan Forces Closure of Harrah's New Orleans Casino

14th September           Atlantic City           CBS New York/AP & Las Vegas Sun
A.C. Casino Workers Eye Possible Strike
Union workers get ready for possible strike against casinos

13th September           Boston, Massachusetts           Boston Herald
Gamblers synonymous Mass. chapter: Two casino magnates betting big, both in state
A look at the very different backgrounds of Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman and Sheldon Adelson, owner of Las Vegas Sands.

13th September           Atlantic City           Newsday/AP
Union gets ready for possible strike against casinos

13th September           Reno           Newsday/AP
New Jersey family buys downtown Reno casino

12th September           Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald - Opinion
How would casinos cope with one storm after another?

12th September           New York          Scottish Sunday Herald
Trump Masterclass

12th September           Nevada          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Gaming win dips in July - $812.5 million is lowest monthly total since December, but fall blamed on calendar

12th September           Las Vegas          Chicago Sun-Times/AP - Adam Goldman
A post-attack Roy Horn appears in 'Miracle'

12th September           Reno, Nevada           Reno Gazette-Journal
Fitzgeralds Casino Sold - Fitzgeralds sold for $9.9 million to New Jersey family with Atlantic City experience

11th September           Nevada          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Nevada casinos win $812.5 million in July
Gaming win slumps in July
The statewide hold on Blackjack for the month declined to just 10.4%. On the Las Vegas Strip it was just 9%.

11th September           Carson City          Las Vegas Sun
Gaming Board grills license applicants

11th September           Washington & Colorado         Las Vegas Sun
White House, Colorado governor blast casino proposal

11th September           New York & Ontario          Buffalo Business Journal
Gaming publication says area casinos will take in $1.2 billion

11th September           Omaha, Nebraska          Omaha World Herald
Venetian support tops $200,000
Both Las Vegas Sands and Coast Casinos have given more than $200,000 to campaigns promoting 2 casinos in Nebraska.

11th September           Lake Tahoe          Reno Gazette Journal
South Lake Tahoe drags down July statewide gaming revenues

11th September           Las Vegas & Colorado          Las Vegas Sun
LV company buys casinos - Golden Gaming Inc.

11th September           Atlantic City          Las Vegas Sun & Wire reports
Atlantic City casino workers vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike

10th September           Atlantic City
Workers OK strike against N.J. casinos

10th September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Alliance Gaming and Atari® Announce Licensing Agreement for Series of Slots Based on Atari Video Games

9th September           Maryland
Maryland slots referendum collapses again

9th September           Delaware          Innovations Report
Ventilation in bars, casinos doesn’t control health risk for hospitality workers

9th September           Mississippi           Biloxi Sun-Herald
Hurricanes raise safety/financial issues for Mississippi casinos

8th September           Las Vegas          PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming to Display Over 200 Unique Slot Titles, Advanced Systems Technology at Global Gaming Expo

8th September           New York          New York Times
The Midas Touch, With Spin on It
A profile of Donald Trump and his amazing ability to bounce back from adversity.

7th September           Los Angeles          Yahoo/Business Wire
World Poker Tour and WagerWorks to Create International WPT-Branded Online Gaming Site
World Poker Tour Expands International Television Distribution

7th September           U.S.          MSNBC/Washington Post
Poker proves a hot hand for gaming industry

7th September           Las Vegas          Reno Gazette Journal
Las Vegas Monorail to resume service

7th September           Las Vegas          San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Las Vegas Sands files IPO for up to $350 million in common stock

6th September           Las Vegas          Daily Racing Form
Hooters takes leap into casino scene

6th September          St. Louis, Missouri          Daily Journal/AP
Pinnacle Entertainment bids $30 million for President Casino on the Admiral

5th September           Detroit & Ontario, Canada          Detroit News
Casino Windsor bets on growth - Competition,tight border sting venue

5th September           Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rendell appoints Judge Colins to fill last slot on new gaming board

4th September           Iowa          Quad-City Times
Coinless slots strips casino of familiar sound

4th September           Las Vegas          Las Vegas Sun
Shuffle Master posts strong quarter

3rd September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Reuters & AP
Mandalay Profit Misses Street Target
Mandalay Profit Falls Short of Forecasts

3rd September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/AP
Shuffle Master 3Q Profit Up 27 Percent

3rd September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Showtime Championship Boxing Will Make History at Caesars Palace

3rd September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
VendingData™ Files Motion to Invalidate Shuffle Master's Patents
Further information can be found at: - Why the strange domain name ?

3rd September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

2nd September           Las Vegas          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mandalay Resort Group Reports Second Quarter Results

2nd September           Iowa          Daily Nonpareil
Bluffs Run faces fine for gaming incident

2nd September           Las Vegas & Macau          Las Vegas Sun - Liz Benston
Wynn Resorts seeks to buy out Macau partners

2nd September           Niagara Falls, Ontario          Buffalo Business Journal
Early returns positive for duel N.F., Ont. casinos

2nd September           Atlantic City          New York Post
Inside Job at the Taj
Tyron Daniels, of Atlantic City has been charged with robbing the Trump Taj Mahal of $70,000 on the 30th August, an employee suspected of assisting has also been arrested.

2nd September           U.S. - Further education
Colleges offering Casino 101 - Students learn to be pit bosses, dealers, slot machine repairers

2nd September           U.S. - Sports betting          Palm Beach Post
No such thing as guarantees for bettors

2nd September           St. Louis, Missouri          St. Louis Post Dispatch & Business Journal
Gambling panel backs Pinnacle for casinos
Pinnacle gets green light from Missouri Gaming Commission

2nd September           Las Vegas & Missouri          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Pinnacle Entertainment Selected for Priority Investigation by Missouri Gaming Commission

1st September           Las Vegas            Information Week
MGM Mirage CIO Braces For New Acquisition

1st September           Illinois            Chicago Business
Gaming Board says it's 'messed up'

1st September           Las Vegas            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Robin Leach Delivers Fame and Fortune to New Jersey Coast Guard Officer

1st September           Las Vegas            Las Vegas Sun
New chapter for Aladdin begins as Earl takes over

1st September           Las Vegas & Beaune, France            Yahoo/Business Wire
Gaming Partners International Corporation Announces Name and Trading Symbol Change

1st September           Wisconsin & South Dakota            Showano Leader & Duluth Superior/AP
Las Vegas men held on charges of trying to cheat slot machines
Man accused of trying to rob Deadwood slot machines

1st September           Reno, Nevada            Reno Gazette Journal
Group seeks home for area's historic neon
NEONN - Neon Enthusuiasts of Northern Nevada.

1st September           Las Vegas            Star
Travelocity buys agency

1st September           Las Vegas  
UPDATE 2-Harrah's, Caesars in talks to sell four casinos
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