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January - February 2004
Indian Gaming News

29th February           Michigan          Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
Sault Fire Department saves Kewadin Casino

29th February           Washington          Captial Hill Blue
More scandals for the Bureau of Indian Affairs

28th February           Hollywood, Florida          South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Casino job fair runs overtime
The Seminole Hard Rock casino will have interviewed almost 5,000 individuals in two days. Remarkably, many of those successful are being told if they have a job almost on the spot.

27th February           New Mexico          Las Vegas Sun - Jeff Simpson
Figures in Venetian contest-rigging land at Indian casino

26th February           Saskatchewan, Canada          CBC News
SIGA reports 24 per cent more profit in Q4

26th February           Florida          The Ledger/St. Petersburg Times
U.S. Warns Seminoles: Casinos May Be Shut Down

25th February           Indian Gaming - California          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Probe of alleged BIA conflict launched

25th February           Tampa, Florida          The Herald Tribune
Federal government threatens to shut down Seminole casinos
The 3,000 member Seminole tribe have 5 casinos and an annual budget of $300 million.

25th February           Hollywood, Florida          Miami Herald
New Hollywood, Fla., Hotel-Casino Looks to Fill Some 3,000 Jobs
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood need to fill 3,000 positions and have a job fair on the 26th.

24th February           Florida          South Florida Sun-Sentinel
New Seminole casino ready to recruit 3,000 at job fair
The Seminole Hard Rock casino in Hollywood is scheduled to open in 2 months time.

23rd February           Plymouth, California
Ranks of tiny casino-seeking tribe suddenly grow

22nd February           Sacramento          MSNBC/AP
Feds part of tribe pushing for casino - New members added include BIA employees

18th February           Wisconsin          Wisconsin State Journal
Voters say no to Ho-Chunk casino
The Ho-Chunk tribe had apparently been outspending "No Dane Casino" by a margin of 40 to 1 during the campaign.

18th February           Las Vegas & Fresno, California          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Caesars to sign tribal gaming deal
Big Sandy Band of Western Mono Indians will partner with Caesars Entertainment to develop and manage a $200 million tribal casino near Fresno in North California.

17th February           Connecticut          The Day
Slot Players Brave Cold, Set January Record At Casinos
Net slot win at Foxwoods and the Mohegan Sun was $56.9 and $64.5 million respectively. Total slot handle for the two casinos was over $1.5 billion.

16th February           California           Yahoo/Los Angeles Times
Casino Revives Tribe's Old Rivalries
The 990 member Pechanga Tribe, who after the opening of their casino have an estimated income of almost $200 million annually. Website:

15th February           Minnesota           Times Record/Sripps Howard
States look hungrily at Indian casino profits

15th February           Sacramento, California           The Sacramento Bee
Editorial: What price casinos? - One calculation isn't on any balance sheet

13th February           California           San Diego Union-Tribune
Tribes interested in gaming talks

13th February           Sacramento, California           The Fresno Bee
Governor names gambling chief, veterans secretary

9th February           California           Christian Science Monitor
Gambling a solution for California?

7th February           Arizona           Arizona Daily Sun
Tribal casinos not as profitable as state thought

5th February           California           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Future growth of California tribal casinos uncertain
Discussions of the impact and future of tribal gaming from the Southern Gaming Summit.

4th February           Rhode Island           Dow Jones Newswires/AP
Indian Tribe Releases Plan For $450M Rhode Island Casino

2nd February           Connnecticut           Las Vegas Sun/New York Times
Opposition to Indian casinos stiffens

1st February         California           Contra Costa Times/LA Times
Gaming tribe seeks to expel tenth of its own

1st February         California           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Pechanga Band seeks to drop members in dispute over gaming money
Members of the Pechanga tribe presently receive $120,000 annually from the income of the Pechanga Hotel & Casino. Website:

31st January         Connecticut           The Day
Mohegan Sun Casino Earnings Up A Third - Gaming Revenues Of $274M Hit A Record For First Quarter '04
During the last 3 months of 2003 the average daily casino win was $3 million.

31st January         Seattle           The Seattle Times
Tulalip Casino lays off 240 workers seven months after opening
Apparently non of the 240 laid off were Tulalip tribal members.

30th January         California           Sacramento Bee
Thunder Valley Casino revenues top $68 million for fourth quarter

30th January         Connecticut           Las Vegas Sun/AP & Connecticut Post
Connecticut tribal ruling prompts protests
Tribes running casinos congratulate Schaghticokes

26th January         California           San Francisco Chronicle
Stakes huge in gambling initiatives - Card rooms take aim at tribes' monopoly 

18th January         Connecticut           New Haven Register/AP
Casinos pay $30 million to state from slot revenues

18th January         California           San Diego Union-Tribune
Proposed gambling initiative wouldn't help state budget - Cardrooms, racetracks could get slot machines

17th January         Buffalo, N.Y           Buffalo News
Senecas urged to reconsider Buffalo casino

16th January         Pennsylvania           Reuters
Native American tribe sues for Pennsylvania land

16th January         Palm Springs, California           San Francisco Chronicle/AP & Las Vegas Sun
Tribes attack proposed measure allowing non-Indian slot machines
Tribes attack plan allowing non-Indian slots

16th January         Colorado           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Casino-hunting tribes claim 27 million acres in Colorado
The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma will drop their Colorado land claim if they are granted 500 acres where they can build a $150 million casino.

15th January         Palm Springs, California          Reuters & The Desert Sun
Some Calif. tribes mull casino payments to state
Hands off profits, tribes tell governor

15th January        California          San Francisco Chronicle/AP
American Indian tribes wary of giving more casino profits to California
Report from the California Nations Indian Gaming Association meeting in Palm Springs.

12th January         New York State          Buffalo Business Journal
Seneca Allegany Casino opens dealer school

10th January         Sacramento, California         Sacramento Bee - Editoral
Editorial: Gambling choice - More than money at stake in negotiations

8th January         Connecticut & Wisconsin          Newsday/AP
Mohegans invest in Wisconsin tribe's casino

7th January         Sacramento, California
Schwarzenegger names tribal casino negotiator
Attorney Daniel Kolkey will begin negotiating shortly with casino owning tribes.

6th January         Florida          PRNewswire
Cash Systems, Inc. Announces Contract to Provide Services at Seminole Tribe Of Florida Casinos

4th January         Tampa, Florida          The St. Petersburg Times
Casino jobs draw crowds
More than 1,000 job seekers turned up at the Tampa Convention Center on Saturday for the first day of hiring for the new Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

4th January         Connecticut & New York          The Norwich Bulletin
N.Y. casino more generous to host community

4th January         Sacramento, California          Biloxi Sun-Herald/AP
Arnold looks to Indian casinos - Greater share of revenue could help dig California out of hole

2nd January         California & Connecticut          Sonoma News
Lessons from Connecticut's Indian casinos

2nd January         Sacramento          Press Telegram - Editorial
Stacked odds - Negotiating more money from Indian casinos won't be easy

1st January         Niagara Falls, N.Y.          Democrat & Chronicle & Buffalo News
Payoffs are a trickle for Seneca's year-old casino
New parking garage adds to enticements to lure gamblers to Seneca casino


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