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March - April 2002
Indian Gaming News

29th April      Indiana     Source: Chicago Tribune
Gary open to casino proposal from tribe - Native Americans try to claim land

25th April      Saskatchewan, Canada       Source: The Saskatoon/Star Phoenix
Deal puts city casino in the cards - Gov't, FSIN set to announce plan opening door to SIGA-run casino

25th April      Kittery, Maine      Source:
Kittery council: No casinos here
Residents of the coastal town located North of Boston are against the building of a $400 million Indian casino.

25th April      Arizona      Source: Tucson Citizen/AP
House committee wants financial disclosure from Arizona Indian casinos

24th April      Texas     Source: Christian Science Monitor
Texas closing down Indian gaming bonanza

23rd April      California      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Record Attendance Expected at the National Indian Gaming Association's 11th Annual Trade Show and Convention in San Diego

22nd April      New York      Source: The Boston Globe
Foes to gaming in Catskills argue casinos won't help declining area
Six casinos operated by Indian tribes are proposed, three in the Catskill Mountains and three in Western New York near Buffalo.

16th April      Kittery, Maine     Source: Portsmouth Herald & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Conn. police chief details the negative effects of Foxwoods
Official warns Maine group of casino problems
This evening Jeff Benedict, author of "Without Reservation" will address residents opposed to casinos in Maine.

15th April      Buffalo      Source: Buffalo News
Anti-casino leader sees loss of sovereignty

13th April      New York       Source: Yahoo/
New York State of Mind
Forbes takes a look at some of the recent political developments that may bring Indian casinos to New York State.

12th April      New York       Source: ZWire/Oneida Dispatch - 10th April
Oneida Nation ponders plans for another casino, gaming representatives meet in Albany at summit

9th April      Indian Gaming     Source: Northern Light/Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal: Review & Outlook: Indian casinos today
Editorial abstract from the 4th of April edition.

8th April      Indian Gaming     Source: & Wall Street Journal
Indian Casinos Today
The 4th of April editorial in the Wall Street Journal was especially critical of the regulatory efficiency of Indian Casinos in the United States. (Subscription is required)
National Indian Gaming Association Rebuts Wall Street Journal Editorial
The full press release reply from the National Indian Gaming Association available at Victor Rocha's

8th April      California     Source: The Desert Sun
Casino thrives during first year - Expansion plans include hotel, improving access to interstate
The Agua Caliente Casino was the Coachella Valley’s first casino opening on 6th April, 2001 and now has some 1,000 employees.

5th April      Conecticut      Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Auditor Change

5th April      Kansas City     Source: Topeka Capital Journal/AP
Leaders warn tribal casinos may see decline in revenues

4th April      Columbus, Ohio      Source: Northern Light/PRNewswire
Roundtable Warns of Tribal Casinos Coming to Ohio

3rd April      California      Source: Yahoo/AP
Donald Trump opens casino on California Indian reservation

3rd April      Indian Gaming      Source: Kansas City Star
Getting more American Indians into careers at Indian casinos is goal
Revenues at Native Indian casinos and Bingo Halls in 2001 has been estimated at $10.6 billion.

24th March     Connecticut     Source: Boston Globe
Jackpot loser fights casino - Says jackpot was wrongfully denied him by tribal court

10th March     New York       Source: Syracuse Post Standard
3 N.Y. tribes urge state on casinos

10th March     Connecticut       Source: The Boston Globe
Report hits Mohegan Sun deal - Backer's profits called 'egregious'

8th March     San Diego       Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
Area casinos banking on new ad campaign - Orange County is target of initiative
The Barona, Sycuan and Viejas casinos are each contributing $200,000 to attract players who might normally travel to Las Vegas.

8th March     Louisiana       Source: Northern Light/AP
Feds Nix Choctaw Plan for Casino

6th March   Bangor, Maine     Source: Bangor Daily News
King vetoes Calais casino - Curtis endorses Kittery project

4th March   San Diego     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Barona Invests $1 Million in Cutting-Edge Communications Technology

1st March    Washington     Source: Yahoo/AP
Report: Tribal Documents Backdated