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March - April 2004
Indian Gaming News

25th April           California            Scotland on Sunday/CSM
Casino rights bonanza fuels bitter tribal feud

25th April           California            Forbes/Reuters & Sacramento Bee
Calif. tribal casinos should pay up to state - poll
Casino pacts need teeth, agencies say

24th April           Oklahoma & Austin, Texas            Yahoo/Business Wire
NIGC's Acting General Counsel Interprets Development Agreement as Management Contract - Multimedia Games.

21st April           Catskill Mountains, New York            Yahoo/Business Wire
Building and Construction Trade Council Signs Pact for Cayuga Catskill Casino

14th April           Mississippi            The Clarion Ledger
Choctaws bank on jackpot with $750M resort gamble

10th April           New York State            Buffalo News
Senecas pick Cheektowaga

10th April           Detroit            Detroit News
Federal judge OKs tribe's settlement with two Detroit casinos

10th April           Palm Springs            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Casino workers demand union talks

9th April           Palm Springs, California            The Desert Sun
Spa Resort Casino protest ends in arrests

8th April           Coachella, California           The Houston Chronicle/AP
Trump wins $250 gambling against a chicken

6th April           Mississippi           The Clarion-Ledger
Casino lays off 87, puts blame on slots
All the layoffs at the Choctaw's two casinos have come from table games.

5th April           Mississippi 
Pearl River Resort Lays Off 87 Workers
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will reduce table games at their Silver Star and Golden Moon casinos from 127 to 85.

31st March           Sacramento, California           San Diego Union-Tribune
'Monster' gaming deal near - State could get $1 billion in accord with group of tribes

31st March           Cabazon, California           Yahoo/PRNewswire
Morongo Tribe's Topping-Out Ceremony Marks Major Construction Milestone for the New Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

31st March           New Mexico           MSNBC/Reuters
Casino pulls ad aimed at those in debt

31st March           Hollywood, Florida           The Miami Herald
Seminole Tribe to own Creek casino

27th March           Temulca, California           The Miami Herald/AP
Growth of Indian casinos escalates fights over tribal membership

27th March           New Mexico           USA Today
Some upset by New Mexico casino ad recruiting debtors

25th March           Kansas City           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
National Indian Gaming Commission decides to shut down tribe's casino
"Converting a couple trailers into a casino isn't quality gaming in our opinion."

24th March           Sacramento, California           San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Schwarzenegger urges Congress to reject gambling changes

22nd March           Connecticut          The Norwich Bulletin
Casino workers can fight firings

21st March           California          L.A. Daily News/AP
Tribes want casinos on the beaten path

20th March           Temulca, California          The Press-Enterprise
Pechanga panel ejects 130 adults from tribe

19th March           Rochester, New York          Democrat & Chronicle
Okla. tribe seeking casino - Sites in downtown Rochester are mentioned
Story about what has become recently known in the press as "Reservation shopping".

18th March           Buffalo, N.Y          The Buffalo News
Senecas tell state casino won't be in Buffalo

17th March           Tampa, Florida          South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Seminole casino's a high-stakes saga before doors open
The privately owned Cordish Co. could make more than $1.3 billion in 10 years from the creative financing of the Seminole Indian's two Hard Rock casinos in Tampa & Hollywood.

17th March           Sacramento, California          The Desert Sun
Tribe, critics duel over casino conditions

16th March           Connecticut
Casinos each report $68 million in slot revenue
The 12,897 slots at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwood's won a combined $137.3 Million in February. A daily average of $367 per machine.

15th March           Connecticut          The Day
Welcome To Casino TV - First There Was Televised Poker, Now Comes Blackjack
Tonight GSN, formerly the Game Show Network starts broadcasting the "World Series of Blackjack" which was filmed at the Mohegan Sun in January.

14th March           New York          The Buffalo News
Casino's 9-month profit: $50 million
An statistic filled article on the Seneca Indian casino in Niagara Falls. The casino was built with a loan paying interest at 29% from the owners of Gentings in Malaysia.

13th March           Sacramento, California          The Desert Sun
New gaming commissioner promises tough approach
Former Lake Tahoe Police Chief Burks "Dean" Shelton has been chosen by Governor Schwarzenegger to be the new California Gambling Control Commission chairman.

12th March           Sacramento, California          Star Telegram/AP
New gambling chair dislikes gambling, links it to crime

10th March           Sacramento, California          Las Vegas Sun/AP
Schwarzenegger urged to restrict casino impact

9th March           Florida          St. Petersburg Times - Editorial
Casino-profit cleanup
The National Indian Gaming Commission's ultimatum to the Seminole Indian tribe.

8th March           Connecticut          The Day
At Casinos, Odds Stacked Against Counterfeiters - Every Precaution Taken where Cash Flows Freely
Very interesting article on the precautions taken at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods to protect themselves against counterfeit bills.

5th March           Las Vegas & California          Sacramento Business Journal & Yahoo/Reuters
Thunder Valley manager looks south
Station, Calif. tribe plan casino, need state deal
Station Casinos deal with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians.

2nd March           Washington          Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tribal gaming boosted by ruling - Justices reject appeal, clear way for more electronic gaming

2nd March           Barstow, California          The Daily Press & Desert Dispatch
Casino interests visit Barstow
Casino interests converge on City Hall
Three separate Indian tribe's and their representatives are now vying for the votes of the Barstow City Council.

2nd March           Barstow, California          The Desert Dispatch
Anti-casino Web site launched
The Barstow Coalition for Responsible Growth have announced development of the site  Citizens also opposed to a casino in Plymouth, California have a website at:

1st March           Washington          MSN Money/Reuters
Indian Casinos Win Supreme Court Round
Shares in all the major U.S. slot manufacturers have rose today as a result of the decision between 5 and 11%


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