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March - April 2003
Indian Gaming News

28th April          Indian Gaming          Source: New York Times
Indian Casinos Luring Big Names
A look at some ot the famous entertainers who now regularly perform at Indian Casinos across the U.S.

28th April          California          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Indian casinos install slot-like bingo devices

27th April          California          Source: San Diego Herald-Tribune & The Mercury News/AP
2 casinos bypass state limit with slot machine knockoffs
Indian casinos installing bingo devices resembling slot machines
The Morongo and Pechanga tribes are now adding "Class II" slots. The Class II devices have a  result determined by a central server. 11 of the 50 tribes with casinos in California now have the maximum allowed 2,000 machines.

26th April          California          Source: Sacramento Bee - Editorial
Gambling on defiance - How much do tribes owe the state?
Arguments over the precise definition of "Net win" at tribal casinos.

24th April          Texas          Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
$1.9 Billion Gain to Texas Per Year From Tribal Casino; Study Foresees Increased State Revenue, 15,000 New Jobs

24th April          Sacramento, California          Source: San Diego Herald-Tribune
Gambling commission adopts regulations for Indian casinos

24th April          Sacramento, California          Source: San Mateo County Times/AP
Gambling 'bill of rights' revives sovereignty debate

23rd April          Las Vegas & Northern California         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Partner With Station Casinos for New Project

22nd April          Arizona        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Demonstrates Spirit of Partnership at NIGA

20th April          California        Source: The Mercury News/AP
Cash-strapped states increasingly look at Indian gambling revenue

19th April          Indian Gaming        Source: Daily Reporter/AP
24 states have gaming compacts - Wisconsin's would provide more revenue than most others

18th April          Anchorage, Alaska        Source: Juneau Empire/AP
Native casinos face long odds at getting approved in Alaska

18th April          Connecticut & Wisconsin         Source: The Post-Crescent/AP
Connecticut’s lucrative gaming deal was hard fought

17th April          Milwaukee        Source: Milwaukee Business Journal
Oneida casino to employ facial recognition system

15th April          Palm Springs, California        Source: The Desert Sun
Tribes bet on unity to sell casinos - Gaming operators, usually rivals, join to produce glossy visitor guide, OK billboards
Palm Springs has 5 Indian Casinos. A new glossy guide is available at the newly formed Palm Springs Casino Association website: www.palmspringsusacasinos.com

10th April          Indian Gaming          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Theme-based attractions touted for Indian casinos

8th April          Phoenix, Arizona          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
American Indian casinos launching PR campaign

8th April          California          Source: Sacramento Bee
Some learn Indian justice the hard way
Players traveling to casinos on Indian reservations are mostly unaware that they are entering another country where U.S. laws usually do not apply.

7th April          California           Source: The Monterey Herald
Casino employees arrested - Scam by 10 workers may have cost tribe $100,000

7th April          Catskill Mountains, New York          Source: New York Times
New Deal Puts Fresh Face on Proposal for Indian Casino

6th April          California           Source: Sacramento Bee
Tribal casino workers held in scam
Nine dealers and a Pitboss have been detained by Tribal police at the Cache Creek Indian Bingo and Casino for allegedy stacking decks on Mini-Baccarat.

6th April          Arizona           Source: Arizona Tribune
Time stands still for casino gamblers
A look at the patrons of Casino Arizona that has recently added Blackjack and doubled the number of slots to 1,000.

4th April          California         Source: The Desert Sun/AP
Tribe blasts revenue petition in TV ad

3rd April          Connecticut         Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Foxwoods plans casino expansion, Route 2 bypass

2nd April          Las Vegas & Pechanga Reserve, California         Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Casino Data Imaging Announces Sale to Pechanga Resort & Casino

2nd April          Phoenix, Arizona          Source: Tucson Citizen/AP
Tribe doesn't want to share gambling revenue with state

2nd April          Coachella Valley, California          Source: The Desert Sun
Big names key to success - Trump 29 Casino says namesake, acts a winning combo during its first year

2nd April          Scotsdale, Arizona         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Atronic Brings Spirit of Partnership to NIGA

1st April          Sacramento, California          Source: The Desert Sun/AP
Davis asks tribes for revenue-sharing talks

1st April          California -CNIGA        Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Tribal Governments Lead California in Job Growth

31st March          California        Source: Reno Gazette-Journal
Study: Calif. casino workers fare better
A survey conducted by UNLV’s Hospitality Research and Development Center of 59 Indian casinos has found that salaries were higher than Nevada in 83 of 110 job categories.

31st March          U.S. - Indian Gaming         Source: The Desert Sun
States deal with tribes for piece of casino action - Contracts being renegotiated, with tribes winning more slots, games

30th March          Albuquerque, New Mexico         Source: SantaFeNewMexican.com
Feds: Drug Money Laundered Through N.M. Casinos

29th March          Saskatchewan, Canada         Source: Canada.com/Leader Post
Memories of casino raid remain vivid

28th March          Las Vegas         Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Tribal Operators to Join GSA
Foxwoods and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma are GSA's latest members: website www.gamingstandards.com

25th March          Connecticut          Source: Northern Light/AP
Casinos Drop Catchy Themes As War Starts

21st March          Nebraska           Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Monteau & Peebles Obtains Legal Victory for Santee-Sioux, Ruling to Affect Indian Gaming Nationally

19th March           California          Source: The Desert Sun
Casino workers: Union key to better healthcare  - Agua Caliente say issue of unionization is under study

17th March           Sacramento         Source: Sacramento Bee
Casino school draws full house - Would-be dealers hope to win a career in Indian gaming.
A look at Thunder Valley Station Casino's training school and the variety of people who are presently learning to deal. The opening is scheduled for June.

15th March           Connecticut         Source: The Hartford Courant
Casino Slot Revenues Take A Dip In February

9th March           Ft. Lauderdale, Florida        Source: Miami Herald
Seminole chief faces removal from gambling-rich tribe

8th March           Sacramento         Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Pablo casino put on hold by U.S. - Transfer of land to Lytton tribe delayed until lawsuit filed by cardrooms is settled

8th March           Payson, Arizona         Source: Payson Roundup
Casino begins dealing blackjack

8th March           Sacramento, California         Source: Oakland Tribune
Decision near on first urban Indian casino - Lawyers make final arguments on takeover of Casino San Pablo

6th March           Malaysia & New York          Source: The Business Times/AP & Las Vegas Sun
Debate over Seneca nation's casino loan
Lender defends rate on casino loan
Details of the $80 million loan from Lim Kok Thay so that the Seneca Indian Tribecould open their casino in Niagara Falls.

4th March           California          Source: Environmental News Service
California Indian Casinos Must Address Off-Reservation Impact

2nd March           Washington & California          Source: The Desert Sun
Region may get federal gaming office - Government looking to tribes to cover cost of branch office

1st March           Wisconsin          Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Economic boost from casino deals questioned

1st March           California          Source: Boston.com/AP
California Gov. Gray Davis seeks talks with tribes over casino impacts