Issue 39
June 5 - 11, 2001
Volume 1
page 2

Nevada Lawmakers
OK Internet Gambling

CARSON CITY, NV -/Associated Press/ - The Silver State has become the cyberstate as Nevada lawmakers voted June 4 to permit Internet gambling by casinos there.

Legislators approved the law even though the Justice Department says Internet gambling is illegal. State officials say court challenges could change the federal government's position.

Experts estimate that revenues from Internet gambling - largely conducted by offshore companies because of the U.S. ban - reached $1.5 billion last year and could reach $6 billion by 2003.

To ensure Nevada's expansion into Internet gambling moves ahead smoothly, the state Gaming Control Board and state Gaming Commission must first draft and adopt rules governing such gambling.

Those requirements would include assurances that minors wouldn't be able to play. Also the games couldn't be conducted from states that prohibit gambling.

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Topless Revue Opens on Vegas Strip - LAS VEGAS, NV - A Parisian icon will raise curtains - and perhaps eyebrows - in the United States for the first time when "La Femme'' opens on the Strip in Las Vegas late June. Known for its "artistry of the nude,'' the topless revue features a dance troupe from the famed Crazy Horse in Paris. The 14 dancers, trained in ballet, are members of the Paris troupe that was founded in 1951. "La Femme,'' which means "The Woman,'' is set to open June 14 in the MGM Grand Hotel Casino rather in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel Casino farther down Las Vegas Boulevard.

Gaming Companies Raise Money to Support Problem and Youth Gambling Research - LAS VEGAS, NV - At the third annual JCM-AGA Golf Classic held May 21, 2001 at TPC Summerlin Las Vegas, Nevada, executives from casino operators, slot manufacturers and related industries contributed $50,000 to finance groundbreaking research on problem and youth gambling. The event, hosted by JCM American Corporation (JCM) and the American Gaming Association (AGA), raised funds for the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG).

"JCM is committed to serving the gaming industry and strives to raise awareness to conduct gaming responsibly,'' stated JCM President Akiyoshi Isoi. "We are grateful to receive an overwhelmingly positive response from registrants, sponsors and auction donors, who helped make this the most successful tournament yet.''

The NCRG was created by the gaming industry to address problem and youth gambling through independent research and education. The organization also promotes public awareness of problem and youth gambling through conferences and other programs for researchers, treatment providers, gaming industry personnel and public policy makers.

Boxing: Oscar de la Hoya
vs. Javier Castillejo

While their press conference in Los Angeles was mostly an exchange of pleasantries, Javier Castillejo did use the opportunity to test Oscar De La Hoya with at least a couple of verbal jabs.

Using a mixture of bravado and opinion, Castillejo targeted De La Hoya's extracurricular activities as a reason he may upset the Golden Boy when they meet June 23 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

SHOWTIME: June 23, showtime TBA

TICKETS: $100, $250, $500, $800 plus tax

For more information please call MGM Grand box office at 800-646-7787.
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