Issue 55
September 25 - October 1, 2001
Volume 1
page 2

The Gaming Factory Delays Site Launch,
Helps Terrorist Attack Victims

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA - TGF, the new kid in the online gambling arena has delayed the launch of its much-anticipated online casino Players Galaxy to assist in efforts with the terror that struck the US at the WTC, Pentagon and the flight crash over Pennsylvania.

"We are calling out to ALL Gamblers and Casino operators to make a pledge to our relief fund" states Richard Onorato, CEO of The Gaming Factory. "We ask that ALL gamblers and Casino operators go to the following URL, and make a pledge. Large or small it all HELPS!"

TGF will be matching a portion of funds collected. " We will be giving this money to the Red Cross, United Way, The NYC Firefighters Fund as well as to local charities in each of the locations to help the victims" states Shannon Diem VP Marketing for TGF.

"We will also be donating a plaque with donors names engraved and present that to the City of NY as well. We are wishing to express our deepest sympathies to families of the victims and want them to know they are all in our prayers." Rich Onorato- CEO at TGF. "This marks the first time that the potential for the gambling industry to unite is around the corner. We must show the world gamblers and casino operators care. We aggressively want the gambling community to unite on this effort from a global perspective. And wish to show the world that the online gambling

community stands for great things and great causes. We all want to do our share to help. This is a perfect way to show the world our integrity as well as our compassion in such tragic times."

To learn more about the TGF relief fund or to make a donation to help those in need. Please visit

Mandalay To Pause Construction of Convention Center - LAS VEGAS, NV - Mandalay Resort Group announced on September 21 that it would pause on its construction schedule for its planned convention center. Originally slated to open in summer 2002, the $235 million project will now open in 2003.

Mandalay Resort Group owns and operates 11 properties in Nevada: Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, Circus Circus, and Slots-A-Fun in Las Vegas; Circus Circus-Reno; Colorado Belle and Edgewater in Laughlin; Gold Strike and Nevada Landing in Jean and Railroad Pass in Henderson.

Harrah's Closes Some Vegas Restaurants - LAS VEGAS, NV - Casino operator Harrah's Entertainment Inc. announced on September 25 that it closed some restaurants at its Los Vegas properties due to slower business following the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Harrah's said the closings were temporary, but have affected 160 workers. The company said it projects business to be softer than expected in Las Vegas if airline passenger traffic remains at reduced levels.

For the five days following the attacks, combined gaming revenues for its two Las Vegas properties fell about 39 percent compared with the same five days in 2000. In the five days ended Sept. 22, the combined revenue decline narrowed to about 7 percent below the year-ago period.

At its two Atlantic City, New Jersey, properties, gaming revenues declined about 23 percent versus a year ago for the five days ended Sept. 15, Harrah's said.


Cats - the show that revolutionized musical theatre is coming to the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts at Aladdin Resort Casino for eight performances,
October 9-14.

Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS won seven 1983 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lighting and Best Costumes.

SHOWTIME: 8 pm Tues-Fri; 2 & 8 pm Sat;
2 & 7:30 pm Sun

TICKETS: $35.00, $55.00, $75.00 plus tax

For more information please call the Aladdin box office at 800-634-3424
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