Issue 108
October 7-13, 2002
Volume 3
page 2

Spin Palace Online Casino Spins into UK

LONDON - Spin Palace Online Casino recently announced its launch to the UK market, with games now playable in British Pounds Sterling. UK gamers will now be able to play all 48 games at Spin Palace, including Blackjack, Roulette, Video Poker, Slots and the web's first Progressive Million dollar slot machine, in their national currency. With the UK online gambling market set to top £100 million in 2002, this move will save UK gaming enthusiasts the trouble of conversion from US dollars in the US-dominated market of online casinos.

"I am thrilled that I will finally be able to play on Spin Palace without my calculator by my side to figure out how much I am betting. Having pounds to gamble with will make Spin Palace even better!" enthused Emma G from London.

As an added bonus, Spin Palace is giving away £75 in gambling chips to all new UK players. Coming soon is a British section of the Spin Palace website, so watch this space.

Spin Palace is an online oasis for the gaming enthusiast and first-time gamer alike who enjoy playing in the comfort and privacy of their home. For first-time gamers who would like to simply try their luck without playing with cash, there are Free play games, which can be played both through the downloadable casino as well as the instant Flash-based games.

Boyd Gaming's Vacations Hawaii Selects New Charter Service - LAS VEGAS - Boyd Gaming Corporation announced on October 1 that Vacations Hawaii, its Honolulu-based travel agency specializing in all-inclusive Las Vegas bound tour packages, has entered into an agreement with Omni Air International to provide direct air service from Hawaii to Las Vegas beginning February 1, 2003. The existing agreement with Hawaiian Airlines is set to expire January 31, 2003.

Commenting on the announcement, William S. Boyd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said, "We are very pleased to have a new agreement in place with Omni Air International so that we can continue to offer our Hawaii customers a high level of service at the same great value.
Omni is a very experienced airline, particularly in this market, and has a solid record of success over the years. We have had a great relationship with Hawaiian Airlines, and we look forward to the years ahead with Omni."

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation is a
leading diversified owner and operator of 12 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana.

Bininon’s Insufficient Reserves Forces 40% Shut Down - /LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL/ - The financially struggling Binion's Horseshoe was forced to shut down about 40 percent of its 1,300 slot machines and three of its four table game pits on October 1 after gaming regulators found the casino had insufficient cash reserves, Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Dennis Neilander said on October 2. "The Horseshoe's been in some (financial) difficulty, and we've been monitoring their bankroll to make sure it complies with state rules," says Neilander. "They had difficulty making the minimum bankroll, so we took action." Although unusual, Neilander said regulators may order such a step a few times a year. Industry sources say similar-size casinos are required to maintain bankrolls of about $3 million to $5 million. The Horseshoe listed its required minimum as $1.2 million in a Nevada Supreme Court filing earlier this year. Nick Behnen, husband of Horseshoe owner Becky Binion Behnen, said the game and device closures are just temporary. Binion's Vice President Lynn Saladino blamed the bankroll shortfall on an unanticipated number of Horseshoe employees cashing their paychecks at the casino cage. "Needless to say it has caused us some embarrassment, but we are working to correct the problem to be in full compliance with gaming regulators." she said.

James Brown

James Brown will perform at the House of Blues
at Mandalay Bay Resort Casino on October 18.

James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," was one of the figures most responsible for turning R&B into soul and turning soul music into the funk of the late '60s and early '70s.

In late 1958, Brown's song "Try Me" became a No. 1 R&B hit, and several follow-ups established him as a regular visitor to the R&B charts.

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