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September - October 2001
Asia & Australasia

31st October    Australia    Source: ABC News Online
PBL confirms online casino will be based in Vanuatu

30th October    New Zealand     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
NZ's Sky City celebrates record yr with share split

29th October    Queensland     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Shares in Australia's Jupiter Rise 2% on Growth Expectations

29th October    Sydney     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Asian Stock Focus: Australia's Aristocrat A Popular Bet
The Australian slot manufacturer now derives 45% of total revenue from International sales and aims to be the second largest player in the US by 2005.

28th October    South Korea     Source: Chosun.com
Casino Celebrates Profitable First Anniversary

27th October    Auckland, New Zealand    Source: NZoom.com
New centre to study gambling

26th October    South Korea     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
S Korea's Kangwon Land Trades Higher On Growth Hopes

26th October    Kuala Lumpur     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Malaysian gaming king says has no stake in Genton

25th October    South Korea     Source: Yahoo Singapore/AFP
Casino shares make hit in South Korean stock market
On the first day of trading KangwonLand's market capitalization surged to 2.74 trillion won, the second largest company on the KOSDAQ after Korea Telecom Freetel.

24th October    Kuala Lumpur     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Malaysia's Genting gambles on Macau licence

24th October    Seoul, South Korea     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Casino's debut on Korea Kosdaq seen to be a sure win
Shares in Kangwon Land Inc. that operates the only casino for South Korean's are expected to soar when trading begins on Thursday.

23rd October    Perth     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Australia's Burswood Reports Stronger 1Q Performance
Burswood's net profit was A$22.1 million for the year ending 30th June. Average daily attendance is around 12,500 daily.

22nd October    Macau    Source: Yahoo Singapore/AP
Macau Says 22 Companies Keen In Bidding For 3 Gambling Licenses
An interesting field lining up at the start. Those competing for a license include MGM Mirage, The Venetian, Aspinall's & Gentings International.

21st October    Macau   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Macau gets 23 bids for casino licences
Sealed envelopes will begin to be opened on Monday containing bids for the three gambling concessions that become available on the 1st January.

21st October    Australia   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse - Oct 19th
Australian Bookmaker's Plans for ASX Listing Collapse

21st October    Seoul, South Korea    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters - Oct 17th
South Korea casino operator to list on Kosdaq

20th October    Taiwan   Source: Taipei Times
Welfare groups say casinos would only hurt Penghu

18th October    New Zealand    Source: Newsroom.com.nz
New Gambling Laws Are On The Way
Gaming Review Acknowledges Value Of Racing
The New Zealand Government has announced that there will be no more casino licenses and future expansion of existing properties will be not allowed.

17th October    Victoria, Australia    Source: TheAge.com.au
Quarter of chronic gamblers under 30

15th October    Victoria, Australia    Source: Herald Sun
Pokies swallow $75 a second
Victorian gamblers lost more than A$2.36 billion on the states 27,500 machines.

15th October    Australia   Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Ainsworth keen to go ahead with float of new gaming company
Len Ainsworth is the 78-year-old founder of Aristocrat Leisure, he established Ainsworth Game Technology after selling his holding in Aristocrat in 1997.

14th October    Australia   Source: The Independent
PBL bets on UK casino deals

14th October    Australia   Source: ABC.net.au - Oct 10th & 11th
New effort to tackle problem gambling
Gambling taskforce queries new gaming code

10th October    Canberra    Source: Sydney Morning Herald/Technology
eBet gains ACT approval to sell loyalty, tracking systems

10th October    Burma    Source: Bangkok Post
Walkbridge backed for casino trade

10th October    Jakarta, Indonesia    Source: The Jakarta Post
Sutiyoso supports gambling center

8th October    Korea     Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Korean Revenues From Gambling, Race Betting Rise

8th October    New Zealand     Source: New Zealand Herald
Hamilton casino battle over but its influence may linger

5th October    Bermuda & China     Source: Northern Light/Business Wire
Creator Capital Announces Opening Date Of China's First Soccer Lottery Betting Facility

5th October    Las Vegas     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Joins American Gaming Association

3rd October    Victoria, Australia    Source: TheAge.com.au
Inquiry into casino body's $400,000 'fee'

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

2nd October    Melbourne, Victoria     Source: TheAge.com.au
It's high time, gaming venues warned
Pokie operators who have not fitted digital clocks on their machines could face fines of up to A$2000. 30 inspectors being sent out to check the states 30,000 machines.

1st October    Melbourne, Victoria    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
State Govt Levy to Cost Australia's Tabcorp US$4.19 MLN a Year
The levy on the 30,000 gaming machines in Victoria rose to A$1,533 on the 1st July.

21st September   Perth   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Australia's Burswood Set for Improved Earnings

21st September   Sydney   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Australia's Mycasino Convinces Barclays to Write Off Debt
The company has had a massive A$934,000 in Credit Card chargebacks since January. On Friday the share price was up 50% at A$0.03 - in May 2000 it touched $0.80.

20th September  Kuala Lumpur    Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
Genting 2H Arrivals To Match 1H

20th September  Philippines    Source: The Philippine Inquirer
Palace reminder: Govít  men banned from casinos

19th September   Kuala Lumpur   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
U.S. attacks don't scare visitors, says Genting

17th September   Australia   Source: TheAge.com.au
Investors offered a second punt on sex and gambling

15th September   Las Vegas & Australia   Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Aristocrat Employees Create Relief Fund for Red Cross; Company Donates $100,000 to Start Account

13th September   Australia   Source: ABC News Online
SA Govt waits on support for gambling research proposal

12th September   Australia   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Computer Daily News
Ebet Takes A Punt On Online Gambling In The US

11th September   Kuala Lumpur   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Dow Jones
PAS To Shut Genting Casino If It Wins Poll

11th September   New Zealand   Source: Newsroom.co.za
Casino Workers Settle

10th September   Australia   Source: ABC News
SA loses more than $500m on pokies each year

10th September   Singapore   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Channel News Asia
250 nabbed in raid on open-air gambling, prostitution den

9th September   Manila   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Reuters
Mondragon gets adviser for rehabilitation

8th September   Victoria, Australia   Source: TheAge.com.au - 6th Sept
Panel probes state gaming problems
The Victorian State Government will fund a Gambling Research Panel costing A$500,000. Gamblers lost A$2.6 Billion on Pokies in the State during the last financial year.

5th September   Victoria, Australia   Source: Herald Sun
Minister under fire over pokies
Opposition parties claim that Victorian State Government is addicted to gambling revenues.

4th September   Hong Kong   Source: Yahoo Singapore
Dwindling attendance, turnover greets Hong Kong's opening race meet

4th September   Victoria, Australia   Source: The Herald Sun
$2.36b lost on pokies
$2.3b pokie losses spark control calls
The A$2,360,000,000 win for operators is an increase of 9% over 2000. Pokies win on average A$6.5 million a day or A$75 a second. Website: Victoria Casino and Gaming Authority

3rd September   Manila   Source: Yahoo Singapore/Asia Pulse
Philippines' Waterfront Plans to Set up Hotel-Casinos
Waterfront Philippines, Inc. operates the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel,  Waterfront Mactan in Cebu and Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City.

1st September   Tokyo   Source: National Post & Indepenent.co.uk
44 die in fire, explosion at Tokyo casino
44 dead after explosion in Tokyo gaming club