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November - December 2003
Indian Gaming News

30th December         Colorado          The Denver Post
Casino operator gives massacre site to Indians

29th December          Sacramento, California          San Bernadino Sun
Off-reservation casinos the next step?
Gambling warning part of Navajo lore

29th December          Hollywood, Florida          The New York Times/AP
Seminole Casino Plan Inspires Hope and Fear

28th December          Florida          The Ledger Online - Editorial
Casinos Come To Florida

28th December          California          San Bernadino Sun
Tribes pretty much regulate own casinos

28th December          California          Los Angeles Daily News
You bet your bottom dollar, casinos pay off big for tribes

28th December          Hollywood, Florida          St. Petersburg Times/AP
Casino: Big risk or big riches? - Critics say two Hard Rock hotels, including one set to open in Tampa, could sink the Seminoles
The story includes a good image of the model of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

27th December          Niagara Falls, N.Y.          Newsday/AP
Niagara Falls casino thrives while neighbors wait
The Seneca Niagara Falls Casino celebrates it's first anniversary on New Years Day. Average attendance is 12,000 on weekdays and 20,000 at weekends.

26th December          Hollywood & Tampa, Florida          The Ledger/AP
Seminoles hope two Hard Rocks lead tribe away from past troubles

24th December          Wisconsin          Fox News/AP
Decade of Indian Gambling Brings Uneven Dividends

23rd December          Sacramento, California          Napa News/AP
Federal court upholds state's Indian casino law
Card Club owners had challended the legality of Proposition 1A that gives Indian tribes a monopoly on casino gambling in the state.

23rd December          California & Reno          The Auburn Journal
Thunder Valley Casino impacting Reno gambling operations

22nd December          Florida             The Orlando Sentinel - Registration required
Seminoles gamble big on new enterprise - a pair of casinos

22nd December          California & Nevada             San Francisco Chronicle
California Indian casinos hurting Reno resorts

21st December          California             San Diego Union-Tribune
Tribes casino figures don't add up - Stated '02 revenue seems more than $2 billion low
Latest estimates are that the 55 Indian casinos in California are now generating a gross win of around $6 billion annually.

21st December          Niagarra Falls, N.Y.             The Buffalo News
2003 handle at Falls casino hits $4 billion
A wedge of statistics on the first year of operation of the Seneca Niagara casino. Slot win alone being calculated at $210 million from the casinos 2,946 machines.

15th December          Manitoba    Post
Natives push for more casinos

15th December          Wisconsin             Chicago Sun-Times/AP
Two tribes hit casino jackpot, but most in Wisconsin struggle

12th December          Washington State              Vancouver Business Journal
Tribal casinos surpass all other gambling businesses in Washington

12th December          Saskatchewan             CBC Saskatchewan
SIGA spending unauthorized, unchecked: Auditor

12th December          New York State             The Buffalo News
Senecas looking into idea of Catskills casino

11th December          Connecticut             The Day
Casino Workers From Brazil To Stay In NL Hotel

10th December          Connecticut   
Gambling Casino Chosen as U.S. Davis Cup Venue
The U.S: will play Austria at the Mohegan Sun between the 6th and 8th February.

8th December          California             Roseville Press-Tribune
Three charged with Thunder Valley Casino scam
Another Baccarat scam, this time at the newly opened Thunder Valley in California operated by Station Casinos.

8th December          California             Riverside Press Enterprise
Gaming industry lures workers

7th December          Idaho             San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Tribe's casino venture paying off big

5th December          South Florida             Miami Herald
Seminoles retool image from tribe surviving in Everglades to savvy casino owners

4th December          Spokane, Washington State             The News Tribune
Tribal casino income soars
The Washington State Gambling Commission estimates Tribal casino win to be around $700 million up from $422 million in 2001.

4th December          New York State   
Seneca Nation Hires For Casino

1st December          Sacramento, California             Sacramento Bee
Casino-resort rising - New Cache Creek expected to open in April after years of controversy

1st December          Portland, Oregon            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Court rejects Indian gaming case - Anti-casino group challenged compact

29th November          Connecticut            The Day & Norwich Bulletin
Casinos Look Abroad For New Workers
Brazilians bound for casinos have housing in place

26th November          Detroit            Detroit News
Casinos to pay tribe $79 million

26th November          Detroit            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Lac Vieux Tribe Nets $94 Million in Casino Settlement

26th November          Detroit            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Lac Vieux Tribe Nets $94 Million in Casino Settlement

25th November          Connecticut            Yahoo/CCN Matthews
Foxwoods Resort Casino Awards Contract for iView's Total Security & Surveillance Platform

25th November          Connecticut            The Norwich Bulletin
Casinos hiring Brazil students
Foxwoods and the Mohegan Sun are employing over 100 Brazilian students over the winter months, this follows on from the casinos taking some 400 Polish students last summer.

24th November          California            The Press Democrat
CASINOS: Sovereignty keeps financial reports from state, public

23rd November          Sacramento, California            San Diego Union-Tribune/AP
10 tribes say they'd give state money if allowed more slots

22nd November          Palm Springs            Contra Costa Times/LA Times
Palm Springs bets future on casinos

19th November          Las Vegas & California            Yahoo/PRNewswire
Harrah's Announces $165 Million Expansion Of Harrah's Rincon; Management Contract for Southern California Tribal Casino Extended

17th November          Sacramento, California            Sacramento Bee
Casinos could hold cards in talks
A look at the difference between Class II & III machines and the important role it may play in Governor Schwarzenegger's negotiations with gaming tribes.

17th November          Washington State            Seattle Times
Tribes becoming political players with casino cash

15th November          Sacramento, California             San Diego Union-Tribune
Governor drops rule on Indian casinos - Environmental mandate waived

15th November          Washington & California             Sacramento Bee
Appeals court throws out lawsuit against Thunder Valley Casino

15th November          Sacramento, California             Sacramento Bee
Davis, out of time, breaks off Indian casino talks

15th November          Connecticut             The Day
Casinos' Staff To Pay More For Health Care

14th November          Palm Springs, California             Yahoo/Business Wire
New Palm Springs Spa Resort Casino Celebrates Historic Grand Opening with Gala VIP Entertainment Spectacular

14th November          California             The Fresno Bee
Casino may fire manager - Chukchansi upset that builders still are not paid

14th November          Las Vegas & Michigan             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Station Casinos Enters Partnership to Develop and Manage Entertainment Facility for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians

14th November          Las Vegas & New York             Yahoo/Business Wire
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Park Place Sign New Casino Agreements

14th November          Las Vegas & Michigan             Las Vegas Review-Journal
Station to develop tribal property - Las Vegas locals giant to direct Indian casino in Michigan

13th November          New York             News Alert/Indian Country
New York Tribes Jockey for Position in Taxation, Land Claim, Casino Disputes

13th November          Placier County, California             Argus Courier
How new casino affected one town
Opinions seem positive on the opening of the Station Casino's managed Thunder Valley.

13th November          Sacramento, California             Yahoo/PRNewswire
Tribal Gaming Regulators Converge in Sacramento for Summit

10th November          Indian Gaming             Christian Science Monitor
Despite casino setbacks, Indian clout rises
Annual revenues from the 321 Indian Gaming operations in the U.S. are estimated to be $12.7 billion.

9th November          Palm Springs             The Desert Sun - Editorial
Our Voice: Spa Casino brings downtown to life - Its upscale nature will be catalyst for new business

8th November          Sacramento, California            MSNBC/Sacramento Journal
Ka-ching! Casino clears $5.7 million a week
The Thunder Valley Casino is managed by Station Casinos and owned by United Auburn Indian Community that has just 225 members.

7th November          Tacoma, Washington State            The News Tribune
'Cheat team' charged with taking casino for $450,000
The alleged scam involving a false shuffle on Baccarat took place at the Emerald Queen Casino casino in Washington State owned by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

7th November          Palm Springs, California            Sacramento Bee
Agua Caliente tribe unveils new casino in Palm Springs

6th November          New Mexico            KRQE.comAP
Governor Signs Compact For Navajo Nation Casino

6th November          Palm Springs, California            The Desert Sun
Spa Casino seen as catalyst for new life in downtown
The Agua Caliente's 1,000 slot, 30 table Spa Resort Casino opened on the 3rd November.

5th November          New York  
Mohawks prepare for casino layoffs unless compact approved

5th November          Maine            Boston Globe
Casino plan for Maine rejected by wide margin
Casinos NO campaigners in Maine (Yahoo/AP Photos)

5th November          Maine            Lewiston Sun-Journal
Tribe members stunned by casino defeat
If approved the Passamaquoddy Tribe's and Penobscot Nation's $650 million casino was to be built by Las Vegas developer Marnell Corrao.

5th November          Maine            Lewiston Sun-Journal
Voters turn down proposed Indian casino
Despite spending $6.8 million campaigning proposals for an Indian casino in Maine have been soundly rejected voters.

4th November          Sonoma County, California            Press Democrat
3 businessmen to reap millions in RP casino deal

4th November          Palm Springs            The Desert Sun
New casino opens early - $95 million facility’s big opening is Thursday
The Agua Caliente owned Spa Resort Casino has opened in Palm Springs with 1,000 TOTO slots and 30 table games.

3rd November          New York State           Buffalo Business Journal
Tuesday is ground breaking for Senecas' Salamanca casino
The Seneca tribes second casino will open in a temporary facility with 1,500 slots and 30 tables.

3rd November          Sacramento, California           LA Times
Waging War on Casinos
Profile of Cheryl Schmit and her organization Stand up for Califironia. Website:

3rd November          Connecticut           The Day
Former Casino Worker Charged With Taking Chip

2nd November          Portland, Maine           Portland Press Herald/Maine Today
'Thuggery' cancels anti-casino rally
More legalized gambling will hurt Maine people - Editorial
Supporters of an Indian Casino in Maine have been termed an "unruly mob" after a rally by a group opposing the casino was cancelled. The Portland Press strongly urges readers to vote against allowing casino gambling in the state.

2nd November          Arizona           Arizona Daily Sun
Gaming revenues coming up short
Arizona's Gaming Compact provides for Indian tribes to pay to the State just 1% of Net gaming win on the first $25 million.

2nd November          California           The Mercury News
Reservations ravaged, but casinos spared

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