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Sharks in the Desert
by John Smith
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One of Nevada's finest newspaper columnists and authors here has penned one of the best biography-history combination books ever with tis work which focuses on those folks who made big money in the casino business. How HAS Las Vegas changed since the early days? Who were the visionaries, the entrepreneurs, those who anticipated what it has become today? Also, what changed the perception of Las Vegas as an 'outlaw city,' to 'a community that prospered because it remained intriguing and was able to constantly reinvent itself'? From Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, the Flamingo and El Rancho to the earliest days of the Frontier and Stardust, Smith takes us on a historic trip, focusing on the people, their dreams, what went right, what went wrong and how it all led to the Las Vegas we know today.
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Global Gaming Business

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Global Gaming Business is a premium monthly trade publication focusing solely on the casino gaming industry worldwide. A unique combination of features, columns and departments, the magazine provides innovative editorial coverage. Global Gaming Business also publishes the most timely gaming electronic news magazine, Global Gaming Business Weekly, a joint venture with Spectrum Gaming Group and Michael Pollock's Gaming Industry Observer. Global Gaming Business is an official publication of the American Gaming Association and Global Gaming Expo (G2E).
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Gaming Corporation Financials

According to the American Gaming Association, gambling in the United States is a $72 billion dollar business.  Each year, a great perecentage of that total is being earned by publicly-traded corporations.   Gaming company mergers have been big news, casinos are bought and sold, and Native American gaming companies are making a big impact.  Internationally, gambling is also on the move.  US companies are increasingly looking overseas for opportunties and Internet gambling has become legitimate with a number of high-profile and successful IPOs.

Corporate financials for gaming companies give a glimpse into this lucrative world.  Harrah's, MGM Mirage, Boyd Gaming, PartyPoker, PBL and many more companies release financials and prospective plans.  Keep up with the corporate gaming world here.

Latest Gaming Corporation Financial Results

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results
Friday, June 23, 2006

Isle of Capri Casinos today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended April 30, 2006. For the fourth quarter, the Company reported a 19.3% increase in net revenues to $306.5 million compared to net revenues of $257.0 million for the same quarter in fiscal 2005.
PokerTek Announces Results for First Quarter 2006
PokerTek Announces Results for First Quarter 2006
Friday, May 12, 2006

Even though the company took a loss of over $1.5 million in the first quarter, PokerTek is looking to gain momentum in the coming months as demonstrations of product and distribution picks up.
Crytpologic Reports Strong Profits
Cryptologic is a leading online gambling software manufacturer.
Thursday, May 11, 2006

Gambling software company CryptoLogic Inc. said Wednesday its first-quarter profits soared 58 per cent to $7.7 million (U.S.) as its casino games drew more customers -- and now Playboy will use its technology on a new website.
Century Casinos Increases Year-Over-Year Net Earnings by 68%
Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Century Casinos, owners of Womacks and Caledon casinos, released reports of strong first quarter earnings. Revenue gains were modest.
Lakes Entertainment Announces First Quarter 2006 Results
Lakes Entertainment Announces First Quarter 2006 Results
Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Lakes Entertainment has posted strong 1st quarter results. After long legal battles, the company sees its plans of working with the Potawatomi and Jamul tribes coming close to fruition.
The Majestic Star Casino, LLC Announces First Quarter 2006 Results
Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel
Monday, May 08, 2006

Majestic Star Casino, LLC is expected to report net income of $3.7 million compared to net income of $3.4 million for the same period in 2005.
Las Vegas Sands Reports Strong 1st Quarter Results
Artist's rendering of the future Venetian Macau
Friday, May 05, 2006

Las Vegas Sands reported strong gains in the 1st quarter of 2006. Net revenue was up 31.3% and operating income nearly 19%.
World Gaming plc Has Good First Quarter
Thursday, May 04, 2006

According to the company, the first quarter of 2006 demonstrated the value of the recently acquired SPORTSBETTING.COM brand, through both strength in key performance indicators and the significant earnings enhancement that this acquisition delivered.
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