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July - August 2003
Indian Gaming News

31st August           California            Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
Davis defends his offer to give tribes role in regulating casinos

31st August           California - Recall elections            Source: San Francisco Chronicle & Oakland Tribune
Schwarzenegger spars with Davis on gaming - Candidates take on more aggressive tone
Davis defends allowing tribes say on commission

30th August           Connecticut           Source: The Day
Anti-casino Organization Sets Its Sights On Expansion
The Connecticut Alliance Against Casino Expansion : Website:

30th August           California - Recall elections            Source: The Sacramento Bee
Bustamante receives $500,000 from Indians; FPPC has doubts
The Pechanga tribe operate the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Website:

29th August           Arizona          Source: Arizona Republic
Apology given employees detained at casino audit

29th August           Verona, New York            Source: ABCNews/AP
A Tribe's Good Fortune - Indian Casino Turns Area Into Vacation Spot
The Onieda Tribe that operate the Turning Stone casino. Website:

28th August           Kansas City          Source:
Indian tribe opens contested casino

28th August           California          Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Tribes to meet candidates gaming for casino dollars
A number of candidates in the California Governor race are actively pursuing donations from casino tribes.

26th August           Wisconsin           Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette
Oneida rolls out craps, roulette
Under a new state contract, the Oneida tribes can now offer all traditional casino games with higher maximums.

26th August           Arizona           Source: Arizona Republic
Casino Arizona undergoes audit - No wrongdoing suspected

26th August           Connecticut & Las Vegas           Source: The Day
Mohegan Sun Teams With Las Vegas Casino To Draw New Customers - Casinos Targeting Higher-level Customers Who Have Visited One Site

26th August           California           Source: Los Angeles Times
Indian Gambling Looks Beyond the Reservations
The LA Times reports that 26 Californian Indian tribes are planning casinos outside of traditional reservation lands.

25th August           New York State            Source: San Francisco Chronicle/AP
TURNING STONE: Upstate NY casino, 10 years old, transforms tribe, region
The Oneida tribes casino has 104 tables and 2,100 cashless slots. Website:

24th August           Ontario            Source: Toronto Star
Casinos roll dice in legal game Native bands fight over Rama profits Province's 20% take also disputed

24th August           Nevada          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
INSIDE GAMING: Arizona likes bettors better in-state

24th August           California          Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Money from casino-owning tribes could play big role in California recall campaign
Indian tribes have apparently donated over $120 million to California politicians since 1998.

24th August           Sacramento, California           Source: Scramento Bee
Casinos find winner in Asian community
Asian players are reported to make up to 60 to 70% of total table game players at the newly opened Thunder Valley casino near Sacramento.

22nd August           Seattle, Washington State          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
New Clearwater Casino Opens Friday: Seattle's Closest Vegas-style Attraction Features Free Ferry Cruise and Water Views

21st August           California          Source: San Francisco Chronicle & Press Democrat
Casino big deal -- but not to all  - Local developer and a pastor want to stop the project
Tribe announces deal to buy land, build casino near Rohnert Park
Secret meetings led to RP casino plan

20th August           Las Vegas & California         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Graton Rancheria Enters Into Option Agreement for Alternative Site For Sonoma County Resort/Casino Project

20th August           Sonoma County, California          Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Casino? In a cow pasture? - Tribe buying land near Rohnert Park for big gambling resort

16th August           California           Source: San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Tribe looks for new casino site after first choice meets reistance
The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Tribe and their partner Station Casinos.

14th August           Nevada, California & Arizona           Source: Arizona Republic & Reno Gazette-Journal/AP
Arizona casinos may be cutting Laughlin's take
Thunder Valley doesn’t hurt Northern Nevada gaming as much as feared
Reports based upon the release of June's gaming win by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

14th August           Mississippi           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise Announces Third Quarter Results

13th August           California           Source: Miami Herald/AP
Bill will send more gambling money to state's poorest tribes

12th August           California           Source: The Davis Enterprise
Hearing for casino scam suspects set

12th August           California           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Growth in Tribal Employment Nears 20%

10th August          California           Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
Casino taking gamble with new game? - Rincon is offering a variation of craps

10th August          Nevada           Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Washoe Tribe wants to build northern Nevada's first tribal casino

8th August          Sonoma, California           Source: Monterey Herald/AP
Environmentalists say tribal casino threatens wetlands

4th August          Sacramento, California           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Fired official again lobbying for Indian gambling

4th August          Indian Gaming - Oklahoma           Source: Native American Times
Seminoles prepare to restart gaming - Casinos will reopen in the fall

3rd August          Tacoma, Washington State           Source: News Tribune
Indian casinos have unfair edge in tax, gaming rules
Letter from Jim Springer, chairman of the Entertainment Industry Coalition in Washington State.

31st July          Arizona           Source: Arizona Republic
State gets 1st pay from casino pacts

31st July          Connecticut           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2003 Operating Results
As usual extremely large numbers from the world's second largest casino. Slot handle for the quarter of $2.4 billion and a table games drop of $467.8 million.

30th July          Connecticut           Source: Greenwich Time/AP
Casino folding poker tables
The Mohegan Sun will close its 36 table Poker room on the 2nd September.

30th July          New York          Source: New York Times
1993 Deal for Indian Casino Is Called a Model to Avoid

29th July          Palm Springs, California           Source: The Desert Sun
Proposed casino sign sparks opposition

28th July          Sacramento, California          Source: Sacramento Business Journal
Casino construction was a race against calendar
In depth look at the construction of the Thunder Valley Casino that was completed by Perini in just 7 months.
Longshot casino eyes foothills

26th July          Michigan          Source: Miami Herald/AP
Mackinaw City selected as prospective site of new casino

25th July          Sacramento, California          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Tribes 'Outraged' at Governor Davis Refusal To Sign '99 Tribal-State Gaming Compacts

25th July          Arizona          Source: Tucson Citizen
Arizona to rake in casinos' 1st payout

24th July          Connecticut           Source: Norwich Bulletin
Casino patron claims pain following fall from chair

22nd July          Connecticut          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
It's MICROS Again for Mohegan Sun, One of North America's Largest Entertainment Destinations

22nd July          Kansas          Source: Kansas City Star
Republicans want tribal casino sites restricted

22nd July          U.S. - Indian Gaming          Source: San Bernadino Sun
2002 tribal casino revenue outpaces U.S. gaming sites
Growth in gaming revenues at Indian casinos has been estimated at 13% for 2002. The National Indian Gaming Commission believes total revenues were $14.5 billion - up from $12.8 billion in 2001.
Tribal Gaming Revenues for 2002 -

21st July          California & New Mexico           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic's California Magic® Wide Area Progressive Arrives in California
Atronic's Magic Arrives in the Land of Enchantment
Atronic now has it's WAP "Magic" series installed at Indian casinos in Arizona, Michigan, New Mexico & California.

21st July          California           Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Indian casinos facing scrutiny - Feinstein wants to rein in projects
Indian tribes are increasingly seeking to open new casinos off traditional reservation land. 52 California Tribes presently own and operate casinos.

20th July          Oregon           Source: Arizonal Central/AP
Ore. tribe to build casino despite town protests

19th July          New York           Source: The Ithaca Journal/AP
Casino a boon to Oneidas, area - Turning Stone Turns 10

18th July          Connecticut           Source: The Hartford Courant
Casinos Report Slot Revenues

18th July          New York           Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Park Place Issue Statement on Court Ruling Upholding New York Native American Gaming Law

18th July          New York           Source: New York Daily News/AP & Yahoo/Reuters
Judge OKs six N.Y. casinos, video slots at racetracks
Court puts N.Y. casinos in the cards
N.Y. court says casinos legal, cites dissent

17th July          Scottsdale Arizona           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic's Magic Continues to Grow with 'Michigan Magic®'
Atronic has now added a WAP to Michigan to complement the system already operating in Arizona.

16th July          Connecticut          Source: The Hartford Courant/AP
Casinos provide $33.1 million to state from June slots

15th July          California          Source: yahoo/PRNewswire
California Gaming Tribes Sharing Revenues With Non-Gaming Tribes And Reaching Out to Problem Gamblers

14th July          New York           Source: Las Vegas Sun/New York Times
Tribe defies court order, breaks ground on casino - Shinnecock Indian Nation lacks federal recognition

13th July          New York           Source:
Meeting of Iroquois nations focuses on casinos

11th July          Madison, Wisconsin           Source: The Capital Times
Ho-Chunk has no target for casino games rollout

11th July          North Carolina           Source: Heral Tribune/AP
Cherokee tribe takes more control over casino operation

10th July          Washington          Source: St. Louis Tribune
Tribes upset over casino profit-sharing compact with states

7th July          Scottsdale, Arizona           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic's MAGIC Gives Half a Million Dollars Back to Arizona Tribes

7th July          Long Island, New York           Source: Washington Times/AP
Indians plan casino in Hamptons

7th July          Connecticut           Source: The Norwich Bulletin
Casino designs thrown out the window

5th July          California           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Cultures Clash Over Calif. Casino

3rd July          New London, Connecticut           Source: The Day
Brown Says College Is Housing Casino Workers Improperly
The Mohegan Sun & Foxwood's have recruited over 400 Polish students for the summer months.

3rd July         Sears Point, California           Source: Yahoo/Reuters
Cultures clash over Calif. wine country casino

1st July         Connecticut           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2003 Preliminary Operating Results

1st July         Rhode Island           Source: New York Post
Bet-Time story - defiant 'tribe' breaks ground on new L.I. casino

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