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May - June 2004
Indian Gaming News

30th June          New York           Times Herald-Record
Mighty M arrives with VLTs blazing

30th June          Utica, New York           Utica Observer-Dispatch
State high court: Oneida gaming compact invalid

30th June          New York           Yahoo/Business Wire
Grand Opening of Mighty M Gaming at Monticello Raceway Wednesday June 30, 2004 - Website

29th June          Albany, New York           The Guardian & Newsday/AP
N.Y. Judge Strikes Down Deal on Casino
Judge strikes down 1993 agreement that opened Turning Stone
The ruling centres on the granting of rights to the Oneida Nation to open the Turning Stone casino in Verona, New York. Website:

29th June          Sacramento           Yahoo/Reuters
Calif. tribe asks court to stop new gambling deals

29th June          California           PRNewswire
Massive Destabilization of Gaming Will Result From New Indian Gaming Compacts, New Study Shows
The Rincon Luiseno Band of Indians have established their own website opposing unlimited slots in California. -

28th June          California           San Diego Union-Tribune
Rincon fears hit in profits, seeks to block gambling compact
Rincon says it could take 50% hit from gambling compact

28th June          Florida          The Miami Herald - Columnist opinion
Casino tribes getting a free ride in Florida

27th June          New York          Daily Freeman
Monticello makeover: Video gaming comes to harness track
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22nd June          Sacramento, California          New York Times
More Slot Machines for Tribes, and $1 Billion for California

22nd June          Sacramento, California          Governors Office - Press release
Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Re-Negotiated Gaming Compacts with Five Indian Tribes
Governor Releases Full Text of Compacts With Tribes on Gaming
A full listing of the Governor's new compacts with the 5 casino owning tribes.

22nd June          Temecula, California          North County Times & NBC San Diego
Pechanga seeks alternative to Schwarzenegger deal
Not All Tribes Happy With Governor's Gambling Deal

22nd June          Sacramento, California          San Francisco Chronicle
Schwarzenegger signs tribal gambling agreement worth $1 billion
The deal is with 5 of the 50 or so gaming tribes in California and will allow them to place additional slotss, but only on existing tribal lands.

22nd June          California          Yahoo/Reuters
Tribe casino revenue to back $1 bln California bond
"With the state cap on slot machines lifted, the five tribes could potentially build the largest casinos in the world"

19th June          Sacramento          Yahoo/Reuters
Calif. pact with tribes shakes up casino business

19th June          Florida          Miami Herald/AP
Seminole president tells business leaders of casino success
The two Hard Rock casinos that opened in March & May owned by the Seminole Tribe are apparently performing well. Website:

18th June          Sacramento, California          International Herald Tribune
California nears deal on Indian casinos

16th June          Sacramento, California          San Francisco Chronicle
Governor, tribes close to $1 billion gambling agreement

15th June          Connecticut          Stamford Advocate/AP
Casinos take in $141 million from slots in May

11th June          New York          Reuters & Yahoo/Business Wire
New York and Cayugas reach casino-land accord
Empire Resorts, Inc. Announces Key Development Regarding Cayuga-Catskill Resort

5th June          Wisconsin          Wisconsin State Journal
Tribe to end craps and roulette

2nd June          Sacramento, California         Yahoo/Reuters
Calif tribes, governor make progress on casino deal

31st May          Sacramento, California         Sacramento Bee
Station Casinos' gamble pays off
Thunder Valley could see Station casinos earning $70 million from their 24% stake in the first year of operation.

30th May          Salem, Oregon         Statesman Journal
Tribal grants vital to nonprofits

29th May          Wisconsin          The Post Crescent
Tribe told pay or give up casinos - Potawatomi say they’ll withhold state’s $34 million

26th May          California          Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Police raid Ukiah casino

25th May         California          San Diego Union-Tribune
Some tribes oppose limitless slot machines - Giant casinos taking all the business is a worry

25th May          Israel & Connecticut          Business Wire
NICE Chosen To Enhance Security At One Of The Largest Resort Casinos In The World -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Foxwoods Casino

20th May          Phoenix, Arizona          The Guardian/AP
Hopi Indian Tribe Votes Down Casino

20th May          California          San Bernadino Sun
Man fatally shoots self in restroom at casino

19th May          Connecticut
Connecticut Casinos Report Boosted Profits
Foxwoods and the Mohegan Sun's slots won $135 million in April - an average of $4.5 million a day.

19th May          California          Yahoo/PRNewswire
Indian Gaming Jobs Hit New All Time High
California's 50 or so Indian casinos had 44,300 employees in April 2004 according to statistics from the California Employment Development Department.

17th May          California & Minneapolis          Yahoo/Business Wire
California's Sycuan Resort & Casino Becomes First to Debut New 'World Poker Tour All-In Hold 'Em' Table Game

16th May          Sacramento, California          San Diego Union-Tribune
Prospect of dramatic casino growth emerges
Governor Schwarzenegger appears willing to grant Indian tribes the right to open casinos off traditional reservation lands.

12th May          Hollywood, Florida          The Sun-Sentinel & London Evening Standard
Casino opening attracts thousands
Rank extends US casino alliance
The $250 million Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has opened in Hollywood, Florida with customers banging on the doors to be let in.

11th May          Hollywood, Florida          Yahoo UK/Reuters
Pioneering US bingo Indians move into big league

10th May          Hollywood, Florida          South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Seminoles recount long road from hard times to Hard Rock

10th May          Hollywood, Florida          Charlotte Observer/AP & Miami Herald
Seminoles open $279 million Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Broward
Seminoles poised to hit the jackpot with new casino
The Hollywood casino will open on Tuesday. The Seminoles sister operation in Tampa has attendances of up to 20,000 a weekends. Website:

4th May          New York          Yahoo/Business Wire & Reuters
Key Federal Agency Endorses Cayuga Nation Plans for an Indian Casino in the Catskills
Cayuga Indians clear hurdle for Catskills casino

2nd May          Buffalo, New York          Buffalo News
Salamanca casino opens with a splash


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