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July - August 2004
Indian Gaming News

30th August          California           The Mercury News - Columnist opinion
Hypocritical attitude on gambling

30th August          Regina, Saskatchewan           Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Gambling expert wants Sask government to halt casino expansion

27th August         Sacramento           Sacramento Bee & San Francisco Chronicle
Governor backs off on Bay Area casino
San Pablo casino won't get OK in 2004 - Governor gives up after lawmakers oppose compact

27th August         California           NBC4/AP
Tribes With New Gambling Deal Order More Slot Machines

27th August         Sacramento, California           San Francisco Chronicle
Schwarzenegger gives lawmakers more time on big casino proposal

26th August         San Francisco, California           San Francisco Chronicle
SACRAMENTO - Legislators may not ratify pact for San Pablo casino

25th August         Sacramento           KTLA5/Los Angeles Times
California on Path to Become Nation's Gambling Capital
Casino revenues are forecast to exceed Nevada's by 2010. If Card Clubs, OTB and Racetrack's are included the State may already be there.

25th August         Orange County, California           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Orange County city shoots down idea of Indian casino

24th August         San Francisco          San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Tribe scales back plan to build casino in Bay Area

24th August         California
California gambles with idea of urban casinos

23rd August         Sacramento, California           San Francisco Chronicle & Pacific News Service
Tribe cuts slots plan by half
Schwarzenegger Casino Proposal a Pandora's Box

23rd August         Sacramento, California           The Mercury News
Legislators balk at huge casino

22nd August         Syracuse, New York           The New Standard
Oneida Indians Move to Unseat Casino Boss

22nd August         San Francisco           San Francisco Chronicle - Columnist Opinion
State casino deal bets against the vulnerable

22nd August         California           The Desert Sun
Gambling compacts score federal approval - Agreement with five tribes provides $1 billion for state

22nd August         San Francisco           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Feinstein announces opposition to proposed giant San Francisco Bay Area casino

21st August         Sacramento           San Francisco Chronicle
San Pablo casino plan cut back, Burton says - Democrats insist project be reduced 2,500 slots maximum

21st August         Sacramento           Sacramento Bee
Bay Area casino plan hits snag - Make it smaller, says Senate leader

20th August         Sacramento           The Argus Online & Contra Cost Times - Editorial
Governor stands firm by casino plan
Flawed casino deal

20th August         Sacramento, California           New York Times & Yahoo/Reuters
California Deal Authorizes Huge Casino Near Oakland
California agrees to big casino near San Francisco
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians casino is planned to have up to 5,000 slots and may become the 3rd largest in the U.S behind the Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods in Connecticut.

20th August         Sacramento, California           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Gov. Schwarzenegger, tribes agree to major gambling expansion; includes Bay Area casino

19th August         San Diego           The San Diego Channel
Indian Bands Discuss Side-By-Side Casinos

19th August         California           San Francisco Chronicle
Politicians shocked by casino deal - Size of project alarms mayor, congressman

19th August         California           San Francisco Chronicle
San Pablo set to host 5,000-slot casino - Schwarzenegger, tribe cut deal to build nation's 3rd-largest gambling palace

14th August         Connecticut            Newsday/AP
Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods give state more than $19 million for slots

12th August         La Jolla, California           Yahoo/PRNewswire & San Diedo Union-Tribune
Nevada Gold Signs Contract With the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians
Tiniest casino makes hotel deal; 30 slots will go to 349

11th August         Niagara Falls           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Seneca Gaming Corporation Announces Its Operating Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended June 30, 2004

8th August         Arizona            The Arizona Republic/AP
5 Navajo chapters have go-ahead for gambling

4th August         Barstow, California           Church Central
The New Gambling Goliath - Christian activists struggle to slow the rapid growth of Indian casinos

31st July         New Mexico           MSNBC/New Mexico Business Weekly
Games net $611M for NM tribes

31st July         California           Payson Roundup
Casino's new card game is player-friendly - Spanish 21

30th July         Sacramento, California           San Mateo County Times
Arnold's high stakes ballot war on casinos

30th July         California           Madeira Tribune
Tribe fires its casino managers

28th July         Rapid City, South Dakota           Rapid City Journal
Official: Money being siphoned from tribe's casino

27th July         San Diego, California           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Alliance Gaming Announces Bally Casino Management System Goes Live at Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino

27th July         Connecticut           PRNewswire
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Third Quarter and Fiscal 2004 Year to Date Preliminary Operating Results

20th July         Uncasville, Connecticut           Newsday/AP
Casinos take in $130 million from slots in June

20th July         California & Nevada           Yahoo & Reuters
California Tribal Casinos Set to Rival Las Vegas
California tribes disagree on gambling expansion

19th July         California           Sacramento Bee
Gambler is thunderstruck - wins $12 million at casino

19th July         California           North County Times
Report: Tribal casinos generated $4.2 billion in 2003

15th July          Washington          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Congressman: Tribes shouldn't purchase land to build casinos
"Casino shopping" is the practice where Indian tribes, with the aid of investment groups, will actively seek land for casinos in States far removed from their traditional homelands.

13th July          California          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Spectre Gaming Announces Agreement With Alliance Gaming to Supply Spectre With Bally Machines and Titles for Class II Markets

8th July          San Diego           San Francisco Chronicle/AP & Yahoo/Reuters
Judge denies tribe's move to block Schwarzenegger's casino deal
Court ruling lets Calif. casino expansion proceed

7th July          Indian Gaming           Billings Gazette/AP & washington Times/UPI
Report: Indian gambling grew 8 times faster than non-Indian gambling in 2003
Indian casino revenues top $16 billion
The third annual Indian Gaming Industry Report by Alan Meister at the Analysis Group.

7th July          San Diego           Yahoo/Reuters
Court to rule Wed. on California casino expansion

7th July          Indian Gaming           Billings Gazette/AP
Report: Indian gambling grew 8 times faster than non-Indian gambling in 2003
The report is from Allan Meister at the Analysis Group. Website:

3rd July          Sacramento           San Francisco Chronicle
Gaming revenue estimate disputed - State may get a fraction of what governor figured, lawmakers say

3rd July          California           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
For the first time, counties compensated for casino impacts


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