Daily Nambling Notes - Aug. 7, 2002

7 August 2002

US Bit -- Tom Gallagher, chairman of the Nevada Resort Association, on Tuesday took advantage of Responsible Gaming Education week--which is this week--to announce a new initiative from his group that promises to spread awareness of gambling addiction. As part of the program, the group will ask Nevada employers who are not in the gaming industry to educate their employees about gaming.

Makin' Deals -- Person-to-person betting site operator and software developer Feverpitch has joined forces with iNet, a wagering software company based in Costa Rica. New Zealand-based Feverpitch and iNet will combine their software and share revenues. The move will allow iNet's online casino customers to offer P2P betting.

New Stuff -- Spin Palace Online Casino launched in the U.K. market Tuesday, with games including a progressive million-dollar slot machine.

Names and Faces -- Howard S. Cohen is resigning as chief executive, president and director of GTech Holdings Corp. for personal and business reasons. The company's chairman, W. Bruce Turner, will replace him as president and chief executive.