October 2002 News Article Archive

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Casino occupied in Kickapoo dispute - 31 October 2002
A group of Kickapoo Indians occupied the tribe's Lucky Eagle Casino Wednesday at Eagle Pass in South Texas in a dispute over leadership of the tribal government.Officers were posted outside the casino after the takeover but there were no reports of any arrests or violence, said Maverick County Sheriff's Sgt. Sergio Bea - read more »

Camelot Upsets the Competition - 31 October 2002
CAMELOT, the operator of Lotto, the British national lottery, has taken the first steps towards creating a three-country European game that it hopes will revive its fortunes. Dianne Thompson, chief executive of Camelot, denied yesterday that she had asked the government for permission to move into other areas of gambli - read more »

Charges hurt Ameristar profits in third quarter - 31 October 2002
Ameristar Casinos Inc. of Las Vegas on Tuesday reported higher revenues for the third quarter thanks to its growing Missouri operations. But as previously disclosed, profits fell as costs rose.Ameristar reported a quarterly profit of $7.4 million, down 34.5 percent from the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share of 28 ce - read more »

Odds on the Bachelor from BetWWTS.com - 31 October 2002
The ultimate search for the perfect mate, ABC's The Bachelor gives one eligible man, Aaron, the chance to meet and date 25 available women in his search for his future wife. With only three episodes remaining and the bachelorettes narrowed down to four, today BetWWTS.com announced odds on each of the final four women b - read more »

Place your bets, Australians are addicted - 31 October 2002
With his pierced lip and black woollen beanie hat, 22-year-old Matt Cosgrove looks a little out of place in the upmarket Sydney bar to which he and fellow glazier Paul Collier have come to gamble their day's pay. But there are 15 slot machines lined up near the downstairs bar at the Brooklyn, a blond-wood and Thai-food - read more »

Online Gambling Game Providers Face Crackdown - 31 October 2002
The Korea Media Rating Board (KMRB) yesterday announced the suspension of a large number of online game services for running casino-like operations. Dacom Multimedia Internet Inc., a subsidiary of Dacom Corp., and four other online game service providers were slapped with up to 60 days of service suspension and forced - read more »

Mississippi wins gambling jackpot - 31 October 2002
One of America's most impoverished regions has seen its economy transformed by a giant gambling complex which floats on the Mississippi. The small town of Tunica near Memphis was among the poorest in the country before it allowed casinos to operate on the river ten years ago. Now it is thriving, thanks to some of the s - read more »

VirtGame gets go-ahead for 'PC' betting in Nevada - 30 October 2002
The Nevada Gaming Commission granted a limited license to a company for a closed-loop computer system for betting on sports on Thursday. The license was awarded to San Diego-based VirtGame Corp.It may be betting via computer, using a modem and a phone line - but it's not Internet betting. Confused? “It's a closed-loop - read more »

Union dispute at Hacienda, Sahara to be reconsidered - 30 October 2002
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the National Labor Relations Board must take another look at its decision that favored the Hacienda and Sahara hotel-casinos in Las Vegas in a fight with the Culinary and Bartenders unions.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the NLRB did not give adequate reasons when it - read more »

Online Gaming's Better Regulated than Banned - 30 October 2002
Online gaming is being crimped by congressional inaction into the shadiest corridors of international commerce, according to casino industry analysts and attorneys. "When you force legitimate businesses to the sidelines, it opens the world to people who operate in gray or black areas," said Internet casino expert and L - read more »

Affiliate marketers to clean up the industry - 30 October 2002
Affiliate programs and performance marketing are an important online marketing tool for casino and sportsbook operators. Professional affiliates drive traffic to online gambling sites on a pay-for-performance basis. The rewards are high for both operators and casino independent affiliates.However, the success of affili - read more »

Camelot wants to diversify - 30 October 2002
UK lottery operator Camelot wants to be allowed to diversify into gambling sectors previously beyond its remit. According to a report in the UK's Sunday Times, a letter written by Dianne Thompson, Camelot Chief executive, to Tessa Jowell, UK culture secretary, asked for an expanded role for Camelot. Thompson told Jowel - read more »

Casino tutorials from the Syndicate - 30 October 2002
It's pretty hard to beat the bank - one way that some professional gamblers try to do it is to form a syndicate. Now, the head of an Asian gambling syndicate is offering lessons in how to beat the casino - for $5000 ($2439) a time. Of course, it's easier and cheaper to play at a decent Internet casino, where you'll usu - read more »

Voters like Daley, but not his casino - 30 October 2002
Illinois voters hold Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in the highest regard, but they're lukewarm-at best-about the land-based casino that he recently suggested he may try to bring to the city.According to results of the Crain's Chicago Business/WLS-TV (ABC-7) poll, likely voters give Mr. Daley an esteem rating of 6.4 on - read more »

Voters in state's poorest city consider casino gambling - 30 October 2002
Voters in the state's poorest city are being asked to bet on casino gambling as a way to bring jobs and an economic jackpot to their community.If residents approve a measure on next week's ballot seeking support for a Holyoke casino, the Legislature would still have to approve gambling in Massachusetts. But gaming advo - read more »

Appeals court takes gambling case under consideration - 30 October 2002
Cameron Parish, desperate to get a riverboat casino, told an appeals court panel Wednesday that local voters have the power to bypass the Legislature to get gambling. The constitution and the laws do not allow a parish to usurp the Legislature, countered state lawyers. The 1st Circuit Court of Appeal judges said they w - read more »

Voters on Nov. 5th will decide the fate of The Isle of Capri - 30 October 2002
Clayton County voters on November 5th will decide the fate of the Isle of Capri riverboat casino located along the shores of Marquette in northeastern Clayton County.The general election ballot will include "Public Measure B" asking voters to approve the continued operation of The Isle of Capri. All that is needed is a - read more »

Many Teens Gamble, Some Already Have Problem: Study - 29 October 2002
Most teenagers buy lottery tickets and gamble in other ways, despite its illegal status for people younger than 18 years old, a Florida researcher reported here at the 49th annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. We need to be aware that adolescents gamble, just as adults do,' Dr. Mar - read more »

Casinos, Crooks in Technological Race - 29 October 2002
Casino operators, crooks and criminals are using technology to play tag with one another. "Device crime is rapidly on the rise," said Woody Pierce, managing partner in the International Casino Surveillance Network. Surveillance, however, seems to be chasing out more conventional casino crime. Amid the sound and fury, t - read more »

Casino opponents won't be swayed - 29 October 2002
Researchers could present overwhelming evidence that a casino wouldn't bring crime or gambling addicts to Wausau and that it would boost the local economy and solve the city's budget crisis.It wouldn't be enough to convince Sam and Barb Morgan that a casino is a good idea. The Wausau couple are heading the opposition t - read more »

Vegas resort in litigation over 'Colosseum' name - 29 October 2002
Park Place Entertainment Corp., owner of the Caesars Palace resort on the Las Vegas Strip, is suing for the right to call part of the resort the "Colosseum."Las Vegas-based Park Place sued Cyrus Milanian and his company, The New Las Vegas Development Co. LLC, from claiming rights to the Colosseum trademark.Park Place s - read more »

Chartwell Releases Version 4 of Casino Game - 29 October 2002
Chartwell Technology Inc. (TSX Venture:CWH) is very pleased to announce it has set another benchmark in online gaming with the commercial availability of Version 4.0 of its no download casino gaming suite. Driven by the client growth in new global markets, Version 4.0 of Chartwell's Online Gaming System provides unpara - read more »

B29m casino debt - 29 October 2002
A Bangkok businessman was arrested in Cambodia's Poipet township on Saturday after allegedly trying to run out on 29 million baht in casino gambling debts.Arun Wongrak, 52, was apprehended by Cambodian police as he, his wife and seven aides were about to leave the Golden Crown Club casino on Oct 26.Mr Arun faces charge - read more »

Gambling in U.S. costs businessman currency charge - 29 October 2002
A 55-year-old former construction company chairman was indicted yesterday on charges of violating the nation's foreign exchange control law, the Seoul District Public Prosecutors' Office said yesterday. Kim In-tae, ex-chairman of Kyongnam Construction Co., is suspected of borrowing $800,000 from the Mirage hotel in Las - read more »

Eliot residents, selectmen discuss referendum issues on skate park, ban on casino gambling - 29 October 2002
The Board of Selectmen and the public discussed upcoming referendum votes on a skate park and a ban on casino gambling at a hearing Thursday night at the Town Offices.Article 5 on the Nov. 5 ballot is a proposed zoning amendment that would ban casino gambling. Articles 1, 2 and 3 relate to building and funding a skate - read more »

Two tribes file suit against the state over gambling regulation - 29 October 2002
Two of the state's most powerful gambling tribes on Monday followed through on their threat to sue the state of California and the state Gambling Control Commission for allegedly failing to address disagreements in key casino regulations. The Pechanga and San Manuel bands of Mission Indians filed a joint suit in federa - read more »

BetOnSports.com Van Hits Bump in Road - 29 October 2002
A U.S. company that promotes online sports books is in a legal battle with Florida authorities, who arrested four of the firm's employees on gambling charges and impounded vehicles worth more than $130,000. In other parts of the country, however, the promotion seems to literally roll along without police hassles.Mobile - read more »

Vote seeks to better define gaming - 29 October 2002
Idaho Indian tribes, who do not want to go to court anymore on gaming issues, are asking voters to clarify the laws which allows video-type lottery machines on the reservations."The jobs and economic benefits provided by Indian gaming are threatened by a political debate over an interpretation of Idaho law. We know it - read more »

Vegas analysts say Congress should set rules for online gambling - 29 October 2002
Congressional inaction on Internet gambling is handcuffing the casino industry and favoring shady corners of international commerce, according to gambling industry analysts and attorneys."When you force legitimate businesses to the sidelines, it opens the world to people who operate in gray or black areas,"Las Vegas la - read more »

Las Vegas Sands profit up on high-roller play - 29 October 2002
Las Vegas Sands Inc. on Tuesday said its quarterly operating profit more than doubled, as Asian high-roller gamblers, who avoided Las Vegas after the Sept. 11 attacks, returned to the Strip.Sands, the owner of the Venetian casino, also said it would open a year from now a $200 million casino development in Macau, the C - read more »

Camelot Takes First Steps for European Expansion - 29 October 2002
Camelot, the operator of Lotto, the national lottery, has taken the first steps towards creating the European game that it hopes will revive its fortunes. The company has signed a letter of intent with the lottery operators of Spain and France under which the three will co-operate in trying to create a European lottery - read more »

Details of casino plans unveiled - 28 October 2002
Developers have unveiled detailed plans for a $40 million 650-room hotel and casino in the downtown area.Huntington attorney and businessman John Hankins released the plans at a news conference Thursday in the lobby of the Frederick Building, the proposed site for the gambling facility."This plan represents progress an - read more »

Ehrlich's slots plan is viable, some say - 28 October 2002
Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s estimate that slot machines could generate $800 million a year for the Maryland treasury isn't unreasonable, gambling experts say. But raising that much money would require at least 2,500 slot machines at each of four horse tracks -- in spaces roughly the size of Wal-Mart stores. And - read more »

Anti-casino ad hits a nerve in Maine's governor race - 28 October 2002
Jonathan Carter would hardly describe himself as a gambling man. But the Green Independent Party candidate in Maine's four-way contest for governor took a calculated risk last week when he aired a television ad that some claim linked his Italian-American opponent with organized crime.The ad spurred a firestorm of negat - read more »

Church secretary admits she stole so she could gamble - 28 October 2002
A church secretary has been charged with stealing $342,000 from a Catholic church in LaPorte to finance gambling binges on Northern Indiana's floating casinos. Victoria Samuelson, 38, was arraigned in LaPorte Circuit Court on Friday. If convicted, she could be sentenced to eight years in prison. According to court reco - read more »

Arizona gaming initiatives supported and opposed - 28 October 2002
Following are arguments for and against Arizona's three gaming initiatives. All the "yes" and "no" comments are made by advocates and printed in the Arizona secretary of state's proposition information publication.Yes on Proposition 200: Unless voters pass Proposition 200, gaming on Indian reservations will end when cu - read more »

Indian casino to break ground in foothills of Madera County - 28 October 2002
County, state and federal officials will converge in the Madera County foothills Tuesday to mark the birth of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.Leaders of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians expect to open their $150 million, 296,000-square-foot casino and hotel on June 24, 2003, tribal chairwoman Dixie Ja - read more »

Online Gaming Industry Proves P.T. Barnum Right - 28 October 2002
In an age when you sometimes can't even tell whether a standard e-commerce transaction is legitimate or not, I think you'd have to be crazy to open up an account for gambling over the Internet, particularly at offshore-based virtual casinos. Not to mention that the authorities frown on it. They are cracking down on the - read more »

Player Wins $179K in Progressive Roulette - 27 October 2002
Christian M. won $179,516.91 at Spin Palace Casino (www.spinpalace.com) on Friday, October 18th 2002, becoming the 1st ever online Progressive Roulette winner in history! Christian, a professional football player from Denmark, bet on his lucky number "25" (which is also his age) and it came up 5 times in a row making h - read more »

The trickster: Gambling is latest budget gimmick - 27 October 2002
Gambling is either the monkey on our back or the trickster that will solve our state's red-ink budget. I'll give you odds the trickster is coming. Taking shape in these last weeks before the November election is the rise of gambling as a budget-balancer. The sweet sound of tabs pulled or pseudo-slots rolling is too tem - read more »

N.S. Liberals pledge to cure provincial treasury of gambling addiction - 27 October 2002
Nova Scotia Liberals are promising to find ways to wean the province from its addiction to gambling revenue. Danny Graham, the party's fledgling leader, says that if the Liberals win the next election he'll commission a study to find ways to reduce or even eliminate the government's reliance on gambling proceeds. "Nov - read more »

Gambling questions draw mixed responses at forum in Grasonville - 27 October 2002
They were asked about slot machines, what to do with a hypothetical gift of $1 million and how to reverse the trend of young black citizens leaving Queen Anne's County. More than 100 people attended a candidates forum Oct. 24 at the Grasonville Community Center sponsored by the Queen Anne's County branch of the NAACP. - read more »

Malta to Offer Online Gambling Licences - 26 October 2002
The Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority is currently putting together the legislative framework for a new licensing regime that will encompass online casinos, sports betting, betting exchanges and lotteries, according to a report from the Malta Business Weekly.The news service revealed that: 'This framework has the ob - read more »

Financial Analysts Favor Casinos - 26 October 2002
Reuters reports that financial analysts predict that casino profits will maintain at current reasonably good levels despite the US recession and serve to offset a decline in profits in the hotel industry overall. The investment firm UBS Warburg has cut its stock price targets for 9 of the 10 hotel companies it follows. - read more »

Powerball Spins out of Orbit - 26 October 2002
The excitement is building and the biggest lottery jackpot in the country is on the rise again. There were no jackpot winners Wednesday but 409,912 players across the nation won a total of more than $4.1 million in prizes in America's Game. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawi - read more »

Casino Offering Raises $450 Million - 26 October 2002
Wynn Resorts, the casino company founded by Steve Wynn, raised $450 million in an initial public offering yesterday after cutting the share price as much as 43 percent. The company sold 34.6 million shares at $13 each, below the $15 to $17 proposed yesterday and the $21 to $23 set earlier this month. Wynn Resorts raise - read more »

Tourism task force pushes for casinos - 26 October 2002
Will Singapore shed its squeaky-clean image and allow casinos to operate in the country? It may, if a proposal by a government-appointed task force wins approval.Businessmen say the Tourism Working Group (TWG), which is part of the Economic Review Committee, has done the unthinkable - it has asked that casinos be legit - read more »

Nova Scotia gaming corporation says gamblers paying attention to warnings - 26 October 2002
Nova Scotia's gaming corporation has released a study that claims problem gamblers are paying attention to warnings on new video lottery terminals. When the province bought new VLTs it installed four types of warnings, including an automatic cashout and time reminders. Julia Watt of the gaming corporation said Friday - read more »

Lasseters Online Releases Club Lounge - 26 October 2002
PRESS RELEASE SOURCE: Lasseters Online CasinoLasseters Online, the World's First Government Regulated and Licensed Internet Casino have introduced a whole new level of gaming to their first class gaming operation.Lasseters' new Club Lounge promises players an exciting gaming environment similar to those experienced in - read more »

Player Wins $133K "Just Having Fun" - 26 October 2002
Some people gamble to win, some people play to kill time and some people just play to have fun. If you play to win you'll walk away flush about half the time, if you play to kill you'll never be disappointed, but if you play to have fun you'll be a winner every time you log on. At least that is the philosophy of $133,5 - read more »

Pattayas casino bid: Yes or No? - 26 October 2002
Would you say yes or no to a proposal by the city of Pattaya to open a casino in this world-renowned tourist destination?This crucial question was posed in a public opinion poll covering 60,000 residents of the city about two weeks ago. The city wanted to gauge public sentiment on this sensitive issue - that is, how ma - read more »

Aussie Casino Ignored Heart Attack Victim - 25 October 2002
Crown casino bouncers stood around and watched as friends of a man who had a fatal heart attack pleaded for an ambulance to be called, a jury heard yesterday. The casino's emergency plan was lamentable and denied Pantelli Aprikidis, 27, the chance of being revived, the County Court was told. Mr Aprikidis's widow, Helen - read more »

Investors Balk a Bit at a Casino Offering - 25 October 2002
Investors, who have lost heavily over the last two years in the stock market, have decided to hedge their bets on Steve Wynn, the casino mogul whose properties revitalized Las Vegas in the 1990's. Since Tuesday, Mr. Wynn has tried to attract investors to a package of about $800 million in stock and high-yield securitie - read more »

Park Place Posts Profit - 25 October 2002
No. 1 U.S. casino operator Park Place Entertainment Corp.(PPE) reported it had swung to profit in the third quarter, although earnings were hit by weakness at its Caesars Palace property in Las Vegas, as it warned earlier this month.Park Place, which also operates the Flamingo and Paris Las Vegas, posted a net profit o - read more »

Indian State Approves Casino Bill - 25 October 2002
The Haryana cabinet on Thursday approved the draft Bill for licensing and control of casinos the state. The Bill will now be introduced in the state Vidhan Sabha for its approval during the two-day special session commencing from October 30. The state government aims at providing world class infrastructure for casinos, - read more »

Ticonderoga Ventures Announces ASROC Conference - 25 October 2002
Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces the ASROC conference on January 7, 2003 at the Hotel Real-Intercontinental in Costa Rica.The ASROC conference will focus on Alternative Payment Processing Systems for internet related transactions.Recent decisions from financial institutions have adversely affected internet business - read more »

Man lands probation in illegal betting case - 25 October 2002
A Moore Township man who ran an illegal sports betting business avoided at least a year in prison Thursday after two federal prosecutors urged a judge to give him a break.Keith Varga, 41, was given three years of probation, instead of going to federal prison, because he cooperated extensively in the prosecution of othe - read more »

IGC In Europe - 24 October 2002
The Interactive Gaming Council is inviting online gaming executives and experts to a special meeting at the Le Meridien Russell Square Hotel in London England on the evening of November 12th, one day before the European Online Gaming 2002 conference. The meeting is open to existing IGC members, but extends a special we - read more »

Microgaming Launches Havana Club Casino - 24 October 2002
Overlooking the shimmering waters of the Caribbean lies The Havana Club. The famous Casino night club, referred to by writer Jose Maceo, as the "hottest night" in town, keeps drawing the rich and famous. Arriving in classic automobiles, guests are greeted by legendary hostess "Nina Garcia"…I can't help myself but think - read more »

Bush will decide fate of Miami casino - 24 October 2002
The Bush administration must decide by the end of the week whether the Miami tribe has the right to open a casino on land north of Kansas City, Kan. -- about 200 miles away from the tribe's current home in Oklahoma.A federal judge in June ordered the Department of Interior to decide if the Miami Nation has a claim to o - read more »

Foes vow to block city casino - 24 October 2002
A task force of religious leaders rallied Tuesday against Mayor Richard M. Daley's idea to open a city-owned casino in Chicago, saying it would provide only a short-term fix to the city's mounting fiscal problems and would have a lasting negative impact. At a news conference held yesterday at the First United Methodi - read more »

Latin America Gambles Online - 24 October 2002
Manuel Elcorobarrutia has combined his career of Peruvian lawyer specialized in Gambling Law for land based casinos with his career as a broker for a Latin American Internet Gambling site. He is to launch his own site: www.latinapuestas.com“Latinapuestas.com is the first Online Gaming Directory for Latin American - read more »

High Rollers Clean Out Australia’s Burswood Casino - 24 October 2002
Perth's Burswood Casino will no longer put out the welcome mat for international high-rollers after being cleaned out during its annual baccarat tournament in August. Speaking at Burswood's annual meeting yesterday, managing director John Schaap said the casino would impose strict betting limits on its lucrative high-r - read more »

S. Elgin approves betting parlor - 23 October 2002
Village board unanimously backs plan for OTB inside tavern   SOUTH ELGIN — The village board on Monday unanimously approved what had recently become a controversial off-track betting parlor for inside Sammy K's The Other Side tavern.   The OTB is scheduled to open Dec. 2. with Arlington Park m - read more »

Bankrupt gambler sues casino - 23 October 2002
David N. Williams burned through his life savings at the Casino Aztar, a glitzy new riverboat docked on the banks of the Ohio River here. NOW, HE’S betting on the courts to win his money back.        In an unusual lawsuit filed in federal court here in 2001, Mr. Williams, 52 years old, contend - read more »

Gambling bill probably quashed with end of session - 23 October 2002
For two years, NCAA director of gambling enforcement Bill Saum has fought the good fight trying to get Congress to consider a bill to make gambling on college sports illegal in Nevada. But with the terrorist attacks of a year ago and the boiling concerns of economic and international problems, lesser issues have taken - read more »

Harrah's Profit Up, Atlantic City a Boost - 23 October 2002
Casino operator Harrah's Entertainment Inc. (HET) on Tuesday posted a 63 percent rise in quarterly earnings over a weak period a year ago, as its Atlantic City properties and acquisitions chipped in to the improved results. Las Vegas, Nevada-based Harrah's, one of three casino operators that lead the sector by revenue, - read more »

Gambling Expansion Promoted Worldwide - 23 October 2002
MGM Mirage, the second-largest U.S. casino operator, is seeking a Thai partner to set up casinos in the Southeast Asian nation, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's office said in a statement. Thanksin met MGM Mirage Chief Executive Terrence Lanni Tuesday. MGM Mirage's interest may stem from Thaksin's statement in Augu - read more »

The Vegas Guy: Sterling Casino - 23 October 2002
Larry Mullin, the fast-talking glad-handing public face of the Sterling Casino gambling ship, bustles up and down the escalators in his slick navy suit, accosting the early-arriving staff with feel-good patter."Here's one of our most beautiful waitresses," he says to a woman dressed in a provocative black bustier and b - read more »

Philly Protesters say “No Dice” to slots at racetracks - 22 October 2002
Deserted by both the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor, groups opposing slot machines at Pennsylvania horse-racing tracks are mounting a grass-roots attack. Anti-gambling organizations such as No Dice in the Pittsburgh area - joined by similar groups in Philadelphia, Erie, the Poconos and elsewhere - ar - read more »

Department researches gamers with addictions - 22 October 2002
Using data from its own sources and analyzing information provided by other state agencies, the Iowa Department of Health has identified individuals who are classified as problem gamblers.These people encounter vocational, family and financial difficulties related to their involvement in gaming activities.The health de - read more »

Wynn relies on reputation to bolster IPO ambitions - 22 October 2002
Casino tycoon Steve Wynn packed a crowd of Wall Street money managers and stock researchers into Manhattan's St. Regis Hotel last Thursday to pitch his dream project: “La Reve”, a megaresort to rival his earlier achievements at the Mirage (now MGM Mirage after MGM bought it from Wynn) and the Bellagio. Despite Wynn's s - read more »

Variations on a theme from Intercasino - 22 October 2002
Once upon a time it was enough to have one blackjack game, video poker and maybe Caribbean poker in your arsenal to keep the punters happy - slots were the only thing you needed a variety of. But these days, casinos are offering more and more variations on the staple card games - real time gaming recently launched 5 ve - read more »

Connecticut Casinos Cash in on Asian Gamblers - 22 October 2002
If the Mohegan Sun allowed its bright rugs to show the slightest sign of wear, the path between the bus lobby and the Pai Gow poker tables in the Casino of the Earth would be shredded. Twenty-three buses carrying the Mohegan Sun logo and the casino's name in Chinese symbols arrive daily from New York and Boston's Chin - read more »

Internet gambling’s explosive growth has made it the Web’s killer app. Now critics are trying to pull the plug - 21 October 2002
About the only people actually in the hotel are a half-dozen bikini-clad women, toiling in guest rooms converted into tiny virtual casinos. As the dealers lean into Web cameras (each gets a monthly $50 “cleavage bonus”) and flirt with bettors via instant messaging, a computer tracks the house’s haul. - read more »

Casino magnate Wynn sells opulence in bear market - 21 October 2002
As Wall Street suffers the worst bear market since the 1930s, only Steve Wynn could draw a crowd to sell an over-the-top luxury casino. Loaded into Manhattan's St. Regis Hotel last Thursday, the casino legend awed Wall Street money managers and stock researchers with talk of the first Ferrari and Maserati dealership in - read more »

Casino eyes $30m raising - 21 October 2002
Casino and resort operator Burswood is understood to have begun canvassing investors about raising up to $30 million in new equity as a funding deadline for full ownership of the Burswood Hotel looms, potentially putting further strain on the group's flagging share price. Burswood has until the end of February to p - read more »

Gambling on the best investment - 21 October 2002
You know the stock market is unpredictable when you ask your financial adviser where to invest your $1,000 and he tells you to play the SuperLotto. Obviously, that's the last advice a stock broker or financial planner would give. But the reality is that the stock market has always been a gamble, and never more so than - read more »

Merrill Lowers Ameristar Casinos to 'Neutral' - 21 October 2002
Merrill Lynch downgraded Ameristar Casinos (ASCA ) to neutral from buy. Analyst David Anders says although it is never easy to downgrade a company after it pre-announces disappointing earnings per share, he thinks the downgrade is valid given that shares must appreciate by 20% to be given a buy rating. Before a meanin - read more »

Leach Bill fails to pass in Senate - 21 October 2002
As was widely predicted, H.R.556 - the “Leach Bill”, which would have effectively outlawed Internet gambling within the US - has failed to pass in the US Senate. The Senate recessed last Thursday, and will reconvene briefly in November to work on specific issues like the Homeland Security bill. At the moment, there is - read more »

$872,884 Jackpot Won on Major Millions - 20 October 2002
Michele S. won $872,884.09 at Lucky Nugget Casino on October 13th 2002, becoming the 2nd biggest winner on the biggest cash slot on the Web.CURACAO -- Jackpot Madness, the biggest progressive jackpot portal on the internet, has awarded Michele S. an enormous $872,884.09 in cash on Major Millions. This is the same progr - read more »

Online firms deny charges - 20 October 2002
Two online sports monitoring and handicapping entities that were sued by Global Sports Edge Inc., formerly known as Sports Entertainment Inc., denied accusations they stole and sold the handicapped services and selections of Global's sports handicappers. Consensus USA and Offshorebettor.com were two of 16 online sport - read more »

South Africans Lured into Web Gambling, Lottery - 20 October 2002
The number of South Africans seeking help from Gamblers Anonymous is soaring with advent of Internet gambling and lottery games, and casinos springing up around the country.A spokesperson for the Durban branch of Gamblers Anonymous said that easier access to gambling is proving to be too much of a temptation to people, - read more »

US Detectives Arrest Four on Gambling Charges - 19 October 2002
Four men operating a BetonSports mobile betting office parked outside Raymond James Stadium in Florida were arrested on gambling charges earlier this week. Two police placed officers placed the bets. 'Then we pulled out our badges,' said Detective Bill Todd. The four men were charged with soliciting wagers ranging from - read more »

No jail for Pilarinos in B.C. casino scandal - 19 October 2002
The would-be casino owner convicted of trying to corrupt former B.C. premier Glen Clark won't be going to jail. Dimitrios Pilarinos was sentenced Friday to two years less a day under house arrest and ordered to perform 240 hours of community service. In sentencing him, Justice Elizabeth Bennett said Pilarinos has alrea - read more »

New York Governor Optimistic About Casino Pact - 19 October 2002
Gov. Pataki, who must OK any casino deal, told the Times Herald-Record he's 'tremendously optimistic' the St. Regis Mohawks will soon cut a compact for a casino with New York state. 'Very real progress' has been made in negotiations for the deal, Pataki said last night as he was leaving a campaign stop at the Villa - read more »

UK gambling reforms outdated before enactment - 19 October 2002
The gambling industry has warned the UK Government that its long-awaited laws to revolutionise gambling could be out of date by the time they come into effect in 2004. The Government is currently drawing up the new legislation, which is intended to modernise gambling and e-gaming, but it won't actually be debated in pa - read more »

Connecticut Tribe Sued Over Casino Expansion Plans - 19 October 2002
In the continuing debate over how and when the Mashantucket Pequots will expand their gambling empire, four members of the tribe are suing their governing council over the way it gained approval last year of a $710 million expansion project for Foxwoods Resort Casino. Robert Hayward, Andrina Charles, Michael Porter an - read more »

President Casino case may change venue - 18 October 2002
A Mississippi judge may soon rule on moving President Casinos Inc.'s bankruptcy case to St. Louis from Biloxi, Miss., where it's currently filed. Earlier this week, certain of President's unsecured creditors and the Missouri Gaming Commission argued for the move based on the fact that so many interested parties are b - read more »

TBG wins online casino account - 18 October 2002
New media ad agency TBG has won a deal to run promotional campaigns for Gibraltar-based online casino 32Red. The company claimed it would have a "sizeable initial budget for planning and buying", and would be targeting users with high disposable incomes, essentially "high rollers." The campaign will start with 50% bonu - read more »

Jamaican Churches Against Gambling - 18 October 2002
The Jamaican Gleaner newspaper reports that leaders of the Catholic Church here “hold strong opposition” to the island's many betting shops and even to the lottery, which is very popular with the general public, who buy tickets in “supermarkets, pharmacies and stores to win their way out of the working world.”The gambl - read more »

Two Men Indicted on Casino Theft Charges - 18 October 2002
Two former Viejas Casino employees have been indicted in one of the largest insider rip-off schemes ever uncovered in a San Diego-area Indian casino. The suspects, Matthew Steven Renfro and Sean Smith, are alleged to have stolen more than $21,000 from the Alpine-area casino by cashing phony slot jackpot vouchers befor - read more »

Tribal progress- For all the economic strides, there is the issue of gambling addiction - 17 October 2002
Most of us stand in wonderment, still, that Pearl River Resort is smack in the middle of Neshoba County's red-clay hills, that some of the world's finest golfing is right under our noses; that dining is on the level of - or above - any major metropolitan area, and, perhaps most importantly, that we know the people who - read more »

Casinos' Q3 Aided By Las Vegas, Atlantic City Operations - 17 October 2002
Casino hotel operators saw rather steady business in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, but casinos in riverboat markets had to contend with tax increases and stormy weather. Cost cutting helped margins for some casino operators, said Lehman Brothers Inc. analyst Joyce Minor. That was important, given the higher costs stemm - read more »

Lottery foe says gambling will add to state's problems - 17 October 2002
Continuing North Dakota's lottery ban is "unconscionable," a lottery supporter said Tuesday as he argued that state programs would benefit from Powerball revenues without encouraging gambling addiction."I think the people of North Dakota understand that we have harmed ourselves economically, and they want to know why," - read more »

Chinese High-roller blows $51 million - 17 October 2002
An Australian high roller has gone awol after blowing $93 million ($51 million) at Crown Casino in Melbourne.Chinese national George Lu, one of the world's biggest high-rollers, was turning over more than $1 billion in Melbourne. An investigation by the Australian newspaper the Herald Sun has revealed that Lu lost $93 - read more »

Company sues 'Net operator - 17 October 2002
Mandalay Resort Group sued in U.S. District Court to stop an Albuquerque company and its owner from using its SLOTS A FUN trademark as a link to online pornographic advertisements. Mandalay, which owns the Slots A Fun casino in Las Vegas, said Telnet Inc. and its owner Edward Gifford registered the domain name "slotso - read more »

No legal casinos for Mexico - official - 17 October 2002
Recently there have been reports that Mexico is about to legalize casino gambling, to pull in tourist dollars. According to a senior Mexican government official, the rumours are just that - rumours.Last Wednesday, a high-ranking official said that the Mexican government has no intention of legalizing casino-style gambl - read more »

China’s New Rules on Internet Cafes - 16 October 2002
China has imposed strict new limits on Internet cafes, banning minors and demanding that operators keep records of customers and the information they access. The regulations, which take effect November 15, also impose tougher safety standards for the popular cafes that provide Internet access to users who pay by the se - read more »

Men Charged With Illegal Gambling Setup - 16 October 2002
Four men were charged with gambling violations at Sunday's Tampa Bay Buccaneers game after taking bets in a lavish motor home for a Costa Rica-based gambling Web site, Tampa police said Tuesday. The men parked the BET onSPORTS.com motor home across from Raymond James Stadium and set up a table with T-shirt giveaways an - read more »

Gambling ship replaced with little sis for winter - 16 October 2002
When Josh Lopez and his wife, Mary, came to town to go fishing, they saw a large, luxurious boat motoring through the channel near the ferry landing. Until recently, they did not know what it was. The couple drove from New Braunfels Monday afternoon after a friend told them that the ship they had seen was the Texas Tr - read more »

Tunica Celebrates 10 Years of Casinos - 16 October 2002
A decade ago, Tunica County was known chiefly as an annual contender for the most impoverished county in America. But the area has undergone an economic revolution since Splash Casino first opened Oct. 19, 1992. It's now the third-largest gambling destination in America, and the county's name is being touted nationwid - read more »

Betonsports’ $20 million NY ad campaign - 15 October 2002
Betonsports.com, the Costa Rica-based sports book, says it intends to spend more than $20 million in a nationwide media blitz that so far has included two huge billboards in New York City - one near the Long Island Expressway in Queens and the other outside the Lincoln Tunnel. Advertisements for its online betting serv - read more »

Antigua and Barbuda to lobby against Leach Bill - 15 October 2002
The twin-island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda announced last Wednesday that it would lobby US senators not to approve the Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act, which would result in a loss of islanders' jobs and millions of dollars in revenue. The US House of Representatives has already approved - read more »

Anti-Casino Groups Growing, Mobilizing Statewide Efforts - 15 October 2002
There was a time when most Connecticut residents thought the problems associated with gambling casinos were isolated to the generally rural towns of southeastern Connecticut.No more.Grass-roots groups, including community organizations, antigambling advocates and business leaders, are mobilizing around the state to opp - read more »

Casinos' revenues grow at slower pace - 15 October 2002
Detroit casinos' revenues rose nearly 5 percent to $89.3 million in September compared with the same month last year, but the gain was the weakest growth rate the industry has seen locally since all three gambling halls have been operating. It's also the second straight month of single-digit revenue growth. That sugges - read more »

Cassava Enterprises Launches Pacific Poker - 14 October 2002
Cassava Enterprises, Ltd., the leader in Online Casino gaming entertainment, is proud to announce the launch of Pacific Poker (www.PacificPoker.com). Pacific Poker expands Cassava's formidable reach into the quickly evolving and increasingly popular multi-player, Online Poker market. Casino-on-Net is Cassava Enterpris - read more »

N.J. regulators look back on 25 years of gambling - 14 October 2002
Yes, there are still neighborhoods in Atlantic City where casino-era prosperity is but a rumor. But the Boardwalk and the Marina District are on a hot streak, with 12 casinos in business and a 13th being built. Sure, dozens of Atlantic Avenue shops and stores that expected to hit the jackpot with casino-related custom - read more »

Casino safety issue arises - 14 October 2002
A federal judge is being asked to decide whether local officials can enforce safety regulations at Indian casinos, an issue with far-ranging consequences for tribes and for communities combatting casino growth. Sonoma County Fire Chief Vern Losh asked a county judge for a court order to let him inspect a temporary ten - read more »

Cashing in on casinos - 14 October 2002
If you regularly lose your money on the horses or at the roulette table, you may soon have the perfect way of hedging your bets. The UK-based Global Betting and Gaming Consultants has put together an index of the world's top 50 gambling companies and tracked it for the past 12 months. It found that, in the year to the - read more »

Backers betting on casino - 14 October 2002
A batting cage in this sleepy resort town still stands on the shores of Lake Taneycomo, but with half the fencing now torn away. Broken concrete litters a nearby go-cart track. An arcade that once featured bumper cars and Skeeball now serves as storage space. More than half of the buildings on Main Street are vacant - read more »

Addiction:Dark side of growth - 14 October 2002
As casinos sprang up in Robinsonville, neighboring Memphis was seeing a different type of growth — in gambling addiction. A decade ago, Gamblers Anonymous was nonexistent in Memphis. Now there are meetings every night of the week except Saturday. "We're getting more meetings every year and more people at e - read more »

Tax trial may hear of illegal gambling - 13 October 2002
Federal prosecutors will attempt to introduce evidence of illegal gambling with Fresno State basketball players into the tax fraud trial next month of businessman Hagop "Jack" Vartanian. Vartanian is scheduled for trial Nov. 13 on federal charges that he failed to report more than $500,000 in income gained in part fr - read more »

Casino insiders buying, selling - 13 October 2002
Park Place Entertainment Corp. Chief Executive Officer Thomas Gallagher on Wednesday purchased 25,000 shares of stock at $6.38 per share and another 25,000 shares at $6.20, according to two separate filings Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Also this week, Mandalay Resort Group Chief Financial Offi - read more »

Lucky Winner Hits 3 Online Jackpots - 13 October 2002
The odds of hitting three jackpots in a week may be astronomical, but that didn't stop a player named ANGELZ from doing it online to the tune of $169,207. ANGELZ who had been a Las Vegas gambler for years but had only been playing online for three months, was "shocked" after she hit a $160,032 progressive jackpot on In - read more »

Iowa Casinos Attack Compulsive, Underage Gambling - 13 October 2002
'While the system is not perfect, Iowa's gambling establishments are doing their part to close the doors on compulsive and underage gambling. We work hard to make sure responsible gaming practices are in place,' said Carrie Zaber, spokeswoman for the Diamond Jo Casino. The Dubuque riverboat gambling operation, like t - read more »

Land-Based Croatian Casino Launches Online - 12 October 2002
Casino Solei, located in Umag, Croatia, launched online yesterday. Casino Solei has operated in Croatia along the Slovenian and Italian borders since July 22, 2000. Casino Solei.com's President Mr. Borut Lozej said that company's objective is to enter the estimated $4bn market with the same high quality service, atmos - read more »

India Looks at Casino Proposal - 12 October 2002
The Haryana Cabinet will take up the issue of having casinos in the state at its meeting on October 16. Official sources said this was decided at a meeting held here today, which was presided over by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, and attended by officials of the Tourism Department and the Haryana State In - read more »

Pinnacle casino could boost sagging Lake Charles economy - 12 October 2002
Pinnacle Entertainment and local refineries could be the saving grace for a lagging Southwest Louisiana economy over the next two years, regional economists said during the sixth annual Hibernia economic outlook conference Friday. Drs. Loren Scott and James Richardson of Louisiana State University predicted 2,200 new - read more »

MSN8 will help in battle to keep kids out of casinos - 12 October 2002
MSN 8, which launches October 24 in the United States, offers parents the opportunity to block gambling sites on their computers. The newest version of MSN also allows parents to monitor their children's online activity. It also allows parents to control whom children interact with via e-mail and instant messaging. In - read more »

Hitting The Gaming Jackpot - 12 October 2002
If you're like a lot of investors these days, you've probably harbored a bitter thought or two about all the other things you might as well have done with your money. Like stuffing it in a mattress. Or buying gold ingots. Or letting it ride in Las Vegas. And you've probably consoled yourself - read more »

Gambling Lawyers Always Win - 11 October 2002
The Press of Atlantic City reports that prosecuting attorneys who “convict those who commit crimes on the casino floors” are a determining factor in how much you win or lose at the slots in any casino here. There are also regulatory attorneys who ensure that the machines themselves are operating properly. And, perhaps - read more »

Illinois Gov Candidate vs Casino - 11 October 2002
The Associated Press reports that “Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Ryan said he would fight Mayor Richard Daley's suggestion of a modified state gambling permit to open a casino in Chicago.” Ryan is the current state Attorney General and he opposes any expansion of gambling in the state, which now allows permits - read more »

Fair Gaming Act about how much of each coin dropped in slot machine gets back to state's coffer - 11 October 2002
If passed, Proposition 201, The Fair Gaming Act, would give nearly $1 million a day to Arizona, supporters of the initiative say. In Yuma, it would mean the return of greyhound racing and the creation of 300 jobs at the reopened dog racing track. A yes vote on Proposition 201, one of three gaming measures on the Nov. - read more »

Cruisin' the casinos - 11 October 2002
Cruisin' the Coast was started in 1996 with a $500,000 contribution from casinos. While gambling halls don't spend as much directly anymore, the classic car event is still a major event for them."We've always had casino partners and they don't get the credit they deserve," said Chevis Swetman, chairman of Cruisin' the - read more »

New Effort Begins To Bring Casino To Jefferson County - 11 October 2002
A Las Vegas-based gaming company has applied for a license for a casino and entertainment complex in Barnhart. Riviera Gaming Management wants to build the $153 million project on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River near I-55 and Highway M. This is the second effort for a Jefferson County casino: Isle of - read more »

Casino hopes to open Friday - 10 October 2002
The exterior of Treasure Bay Casino in Biloxi was heavily damaged during Tropical Storm Isidore. The casino has been closed since Sept. 25. A workman at Treasure Bay Casino stands atop what used to be a second floor walkway, connecting the gambling barge to a decorative fort. The storm surge whipped up by Tropica - read more »

Call for International co-operation from Racing Industry - 10 October 2002
Internet betting was high on the agenda for the 100 or so delegates from more than 60 countries and organizations gathered on Monday in Paris for the annual conference of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. The proliferation of account wagering was also a hot topic, and plans to define a 'Good Neig - read more »

Chicago Mayor gets behind casino plans - 10 October 2002
Chicago Mayor Daley has done an about face and dropped his opposition to casino gambling. On Tuesday Daley called gambling “part and parcel of American life”, suggesting that he has decided to pursue a government-owned Chicago casino because of the revenue potential for city and state. Two days after the Chicago Sun-Ti - read more »

No end in sight for Strip retail boom - 10 October 2002
Construction of shopping centers has slowed to a crawl in the rest of the country, but not in Las Vegas, where shopping, not gambling, has become the fastest-growing game in town. Developers are building a million square feet of shopping space along the Strip, to sell everything from T-shirts to $1,000 Hermes riding b - read more »

Nevada proceeds with desktop gambling - 10 October 2002
State regulators recommended a limited license Wednesday for a company that has developed a system enabling Nevadans to use personal computers to bet on sports events.The state Gaming Control Board's recommendation for the Virtgame Corp. venture goes to the panel's parent state Gaming Commission, which will have final - read more »

Leach Bill could stop gambling ads - 10 October 2002
H.R. 556 - AKA The “Leach Bill” or the Internet Gambling Enforcement Act - is unlikely to pass in the US Senate, despite getting a 7-0 approval from the House of Representatives last week. But if it does, one of the casualties could be Internet Service Providers (ISPs), who could be required to block access to or pull - read more »

Casino supporters file for citizens’ referendum - 10 October 2002
Casino supporters want Maine voters to have the final say on whether the state's Indian tribes should be allowed to build a casino and resort. Supporters have filed an application with the - read more »

Minister Offers Support to Gambling in Taiwan - 09 October 2002
Minister of the Interior Yu Cheng-hsien yesterday told the Legislative Yuan that he personally likes the idea of legalizing gambling in Penghu, but that he would follow the Executive Yuan's final decision. Yu said that he believes the authorities have the ability to maintain Pengu's security if gambling legislation is - read more »

BBC Reports Britain is Best Bet - 09 October 2002
As reported by the BBC: A year after the abolition of betting tax, some industry watchers believe the UK is aiming to become the world's biggest gambling arena. Bookmaker revenues have soared since the 9% tax on bets was abolished in October 2001, and a further shake-up of gambling laws in March paved the way for a flu - read more »

Mandalay Resort Group bullish on Las Vegas - 09 October 2002
Despite a proliferation of Indian casinos nationwide, tribal properties can't duplicate the impressive collection of tourist attractions in Las Vegas, a top casino executive assured investors during a conference call. "The casino has become a commodity," Mandalay Resort Group Chief Financial Officer Glenn Schaeffer to - read more »

Wireless Casino Games: Good to Go! - 09 October 2002
One of these days you'll have wireless access to your online casino account via your PDA, enabling you to place your bets while waiting to board that delayed flight to Las Vegas; one day real soon, in fact. In the meantime, you can still get in a few rounds of poker - wireless style. The concept of a wireless world i - read more »

Albany police charge 10 in gambling operation - 09 October 2002
A suspected gambling kingpin, who ran a $500,000-a-month sports wager operation from his Ferndale Court home, blew his profits on prostitutes and drugs, authorities said. Albany County Sheriff's Department investigators have been onto 32-year-old Peter H. Schissler III's operation for three months, and over the last mo - read more »

Jay Cohen Comments on Net Gambling Law - 09 October 2002
Jay Cohen, one of the founders of the World Sports Exchange (www.wsex.com), is infuriated about the Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act, which unanimously passed the House 7-0 last week. "This bill is one more example of certain congressmen trying to advance their right wing social agenda in the name of fighting - read more »

Trump's investment revives talk of casinos - 08 October 2002
As roulette wheels spin in legalized casinos in 13 states, so too does the rumor mill concerning the likelihood that Florida will soon allow full-scale casino gambling. The recent arrival of real estate and casino magnate Donald J. Trump, coupled with the downturn in tourism, has fueled speculation that casino proli - read more »

London Clubs looks to raise cash - 08 October 2002
London Clubs International (LCI), one of the UK's most established casino chains is in danger of going under, a rare occurrence for land-based casino chains. Unless LCI, operator of some of the most prestigious casinos in London, manages to offload some of its assets or finds a partner to invest funds in the group, it - read more »

Governor hopefuls weigh in on water, taxes and gambling - 08 October 2002
Candidates for governor differed on gambling and how to save the state's farm economy Sunday during a debate before 500 people at Colby Community College in northwest Kansas.Democrat Kathleen Sebelius said she supports additional gambling, such as slot machines, at the state's horse and dog tracks.Republican Tim Shalle - read more »

Driver doesn't recall casino crash - 08 October 2002
The driver of the vehicle that rammed into the lobby at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Saturday night told Altoona police that he doesn't remember anything about the incident. When police officers pulled Douglas Lee Kinney, 54, of Urbandale from his 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, he told them that he had no recollectio - read more »

Calls for EU clampdown on online gambling - 08 October 2002
Europe should introduce new legislation to clampdown on online gambling fraud, according to a top London lawyer. Steven Philippsohn, senior partner in the specialist fraud law firm Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald, says there are lessons to be learnt from a recent botched attempt to outlaw online gambling in Greece. "T - read more »

Sands Casino President Abruptly Resigns - 07 October 2002
Herbert Wolfe abruptly resigned as president of the Sands Casino Hotel on Monday, six event-filled months after being hired. Neither Wolfe nor Sands majority owner Carl Icahn would say why he quit, although executives said there were disputes between the two over control. Wolfe's resignation marks the sixth change i - read more »

Casino Bay City? - 07 October 2002
The Associated Press reports that developers have pitched the prospect of a “riverfront casino as the centerpiece of redevelopment in the city” to the City Commission. Michigan law currently does not allow casinos which are not operated by Indian tribes (except in Detroit). Dore Development of Bay City, and Burton-Katz - read more »

Kansas City Gaming Market's Revenue Up, Attendance Down - 07 October 2002
The Kansas City gaming market's revenue rose in fiscal 2002, but the number of patrons followed a recent trend and fell compared with fiscal 2001, the Missouri Gaming Commission announced. Revenue for the Kansas City gaming market for the fiscal year that ended June 30 was $596.2 million, up more than 7 percent from $ - read more »

Online gambling speeds addiction - 07 October 2002
Clinicians have claimed that Internet gambling is threatening to produce a new generation of compulsive gamblers. Speaking at the seminar, 'Addiction Issues: The Relationship between Substance Abuse and Problem Gambling,' clinician and training consultant Kevin O'Neill said that Internet gambling fits the profile for c - read more »

Mexico may legalize gambling - 07 October 2002
Controversial legislation making its way through the Mexican Congress would allow more than a dozen casinos to be built at popular Mexican tourist destinations and border cities, including Tijuana. A congressional analysis found that Mexico could be a $3 billion-a-year gambling market, creating 155,000 jobs and pumping - read more »

History of gambling in Washington - 06 October 2002
1889: State constitution prohibits all gambling. 1933: Legislature authorizes betting on horse racing. 1950s and 1960s: Illegal gambling rampant in Seattle and King County. 1971: King County grand jury issues indictments against 51 police officers and public officials, including former King County prosecutor, alleg - read more »

Majority opposes more casinos - 06 October 2002
Nearly six of 10 likely voters in Connecticut oppose more casinos in the state, according to a poll published Saturday.Fifty-nine percent said they oppose additional casinos in Connecticut, 31 percent said they favor more casinos and 10 percent were unsure.If Connecticut allows more casino gambling, 54 percent of those - read more »

Counselors: Help available for compulsive gamblers - 06 October 2002
Resources are available at the touch of a phone to help people like Troy Flenar, who says he robbed a Montpelier bank to pay off about $100,000 in debts after becoming addicted to gambling. If you think that you or a loved one has a gambling problem, dial 800-994-8448. And it can happen to virtually anyone, said Lori - read more »

Is UK the new gambling capital? - 06 October 2002
A year after the abolition of betting tax, some industry watchers believe the UK is aiming to become the world's biggest gambling arena. Bookmaker revenues have soared since the 9% tax on bets was abolished in October 2001, and a further shake-up of gambling laws in March paved the way for a flurry of activity in the - read more »

Park Place Responds to Boycott - 06 October 2002
The Las Vegas Sun reports that Park Place Entertainment Corporation has expressed surprise and “disappointment” at the boycott by truckers of its casino properties here, called for by International Brotherhood of Teamsters President, James P. Hoffa. Hoffa called the boycott after Park Place refused, in negotiations, to - read more »

Gulf Coast casinos reopen as Lili retreats - 06 October 2002
Twelve Gulf Coast casinos reopened Thursday afternoon after they were ordered closed by the Mississippi Gaming Commission because of high winds and rains brought on by tropical storm Lili. Casinos at Natchez, Vicksburg and Greenville on the Mississippi River were expected to reopen this morning. Cantrell Guice, a sec - read more »

Gambling revenue's fate uncertain - 06 October 2002
Burlington City Council will wait until after the Nov. 5 gambling boat referendum before it decides what to do with two–thirds of the city's annual share of Catfish Bend Riverboat Casino revenues. Residents are set to vote next month on a 10–year extension of Catfish Bend's gambling license. The city, in its - read more »

Vicious virus steals financial details from millions - 05 October 2002
Millions of computers worldwide have been infected by a fast-replicating virus that steals credit card numbers, passwords and online banking details, and security experts said the threat is still accelerating.'We have upgraded this threat from a 'category 3' to a 'category 4', our second highest threat level,' said Lin - read more »

Leach Bill Will Not Pass This Year - 05 October 2002
The bill passed by the House on Tuesday, aimed at banning Internet gambling, is not likely to receive Senate approval this year. And if it does not, the whole process will have to begin again next year.The Senate is swamped with last-minute business, including an Iraq resolution, the Homeland Security Department and b - read more »

Analysts Predict MGM Mirage’s Online Casino Will Succeed - 05 October 2002
Most Wall Street experts see MGM Mirage's playmgmmirage.com as a plus for the company, with its brand-building and business-growing prospects outweighing concerns that a security lapse could jeopardize the company's relationship with regulators who police its land-based casinos in Nevada and elsewhere. McDonald Investm - read more »

'Sin City' transformation runs deeper than Levee - 05 October 2002
Newport, which for decades had a well-deserved reputation as the tri-state's Sin City, will take another giant stride toward shedding its Triple-X image this weekend when a stunning collection of new high-priced homes show visitors that this Northern Kentucky town is no longer simply a den of strip clubs, cheap bars an - read more »

Fremont Street claim still pending against Binion's - 04 October 2002
A shortfall in funds required to pay off gamblers at Binion's Horseshoe was primarily caused by a temporary shortfall in cash used to cash payroll checks for employees, a Binion's official said Wednesday. The announcement follows an incident Tuesday night in which state gaming regulators shut down dozens of casino gam - read more »

IGC Comments on Leach Bill - 04 October 2002
Statement of Sue Schneider, Chairman, Interactive Gaming Council On House Passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Act "The membership of the Interactive Gaming Council is naturally disappointed that the House of Representatives has chosen to pass H.R. 556. As has been the case with previous legislation - read more »

Poker.com Directors Want to Privatize - 04 October 2002
Poker.com Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:PKER), announces that the Board of Directors have come to the conclusion that; Based on the current directives from the US Department of Justice and current and proposed legislation prohibiting gaming on the Internet there is a real potential risk to the company if it continues ope - read more »

August is record gambling month in West Virginia Slots top $63 million - 03 October 2002
August was a record-setting month for gambling at West Virginia's racetracks and clubs, state lottery figures show. The state broke its record for monthly racetrack video slot collections, with August figures reaching $63.08 million for the tracks' 8,161 operating machines, the state Lottery Commission learned Monday. - read more »

Macau: Family-Style Casinos for Sin City? It's inviting U.S. tycoons to build an Asian Las Vegas - 03 October 2002
It's early Friday evening in the Casino Lisboa, and players crowd three-deep around the baccarat tables. Mainland Chinese men with bad haircuts jostle for space with hard-eyed gamblers from Hong Kong. In VIP suites upstairs, high rollers drop $250,000 on a single bet. Prostitutes in tight skirts and platform shoes prow - read more »

Bill Could Enjoin ISPs From Running Gambling Ads - 03 October 2002
Under the provisions of a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night, U.S. Internet service providers could be required to block access to or pull advertising from offshore Web gambling sites. In either case, a federal or state court order would be required and ISPs would be under no legal obligatio - read more »

Governments pull lever on 8-liners - 03 October 2002
Cities around Brazoria County are trying to reduce the gamble of illegal uses for a type of slot machine coming into many communities around the area. Several business establishments have brought in eight-liners, a slot machine named for the eight-ways of winning through matching symbols in eight different ways. The ma - read more »

Indian casino experience sours mayor - 03 October 2002
Knowing what he knows now, if he were mayor of Buffalo, he would not be happy about this. If he were mayor, and George Pataki said a Seneca-owned casino is coming to downtown Buffalo, Wes Johnson would not have said "Thank you." Wes Johnson would have said, "What have you done to me?" - read more »

Tribes campaign for gaming initiative - 02 October 2002
In a five-day whirlwind tour of Idaho last week, Coeur D'Alene Tribe Press Secretary Bob Bostwick pushed tribal gaming as a viable and necessary component of Idaho's Indian economy. Voters will be asked Nov. 5 to weigh in on Proposition One, which would enact the Indian Gaming an - read more »

House passes bill to keep Internet gamblers from using credit cards - 02 October 2002
The House tried to strike a blow against Internet gambling Wednesday with passage of a bill to make it illegal to use credit cards or any form of electronic payment for the illegal offshore activity. "We shut off the money, we shut off the sites," said Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala. The bill passed the House on a voice - read more »

Direct Bank Transfer Best New Payment Option - 02 October 2002
Direct Bank Transfer has been voted the most pain-free withdrawal method by BoDog, the only sports book and casino to offer the service. 'The only way to really tell how well something works is by talking to the people who use it on a regular basis,' said Rob Gillespie, Operations Manager. 'Our players responded unanim - read more »

Suit against former casino owner settled - 02 October 2002
A woman who said she was abducted and gang-raped while employed on the luxury yacht M/V Primadonna dropped her lawsuit against its owner on Friday after reaching a settlement for an undisclosed sum. The defendants in the case are the Gary E. Primm Family Trust and Gary Primm, chairman and chief executive of Primadonna - read more »

MGM Mirage Puts Reputation Online - 02 October 2002
MGM Mirage opened its highly anticipated Internet casino last week at www.playmgmmirage.com with little fanfare. This is because MGM knows that the venture puts its credibility is on the line. Company officials describe the opening as a 'soft launch' with low player volume, designed to test whether they really can mee - read more »

Developers pitch casino in Bay City - 02 October 2002
Developers say they envision a riverfront casino as the centerpiece of redevelopment in the city. State law does not allow casinos other than those run by Indian tribes anywhere except Detroit. To bring a tribal casino to town, the city would have to sell land to a tribe in federal trust. The developers -- Dore Devel - read more »

Casino Opens Just in Time for Storm - 01 October 2002
The Copa Casino opened its new barge to a big crowd on Tuesday despite the tropical storm approaching in the Gulf of Mexico. The opening was originally scheduled a week ago, but last-minute problems led to a delay. Rick Carter, the casino's co-owner, said no one on his staff or any of his contractors or vendors were - read more »

U.S. House of Reps will vote Tuesday on whether to ban Internet gambling - 01 October 2002
The United States House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act, that would prohibit the use of credit cards, checks, and electronic fund transfers to pay for gambling via the Internet.House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) scheduled the Tuesday vote - read more »

House vote slated on Net bet ban - 01 October 2002
Pressured by other Republican leaders, House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, has scheduled a vote Tuesday on a bill to ban Internet gambling. The bill will require a two-thirds majority to pass since it will be voted on under an expedited procedure. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa, the bill would prohibit the - read more »

Conference data says gambling's costs outweigh benefits - 01 October 2002
Gambling's social costs outweigh its social benefits by a margin of at least 2-to-1 and probably closer to 5 1/2-to-1, according to data shared Sunday at a national anti-gambling conference here.“I've been kind to the gambling industry in the numbers that I use because I know they'll be challenged,” said Earl Grinols, - read more »

The man after our casinos - 01 October 2002
He's famously rude, notoriously crude, and you cross him at your peril. Yet he is also a visionary with an extraordinary imagination whose fantastical creations make William Randolph Hearst's Xanadu seem small fry by comparison. They call him the Donald Trump of South Africa, but his explosive style is more akin to Bob - read more »