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September - October 2001
Indian Gaming News

31st October    Niagara Falls    Source: Buffalo News
Casino for Falls is seen by next fall
The Seneca Nation of Indians propose to open a temporary casino in the Niagara Falls Convention and Civic Center.

30th October    Texas     Source: Houston Chronicle
Texas tribe pushes on with gambling plans

29th October    New York    Source: Syracruse.com
Oneidas take long view on casinos
Turning Stone gets mixed reviews from business community
Oneida Nation's Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona gets 3.5 million visitors and employs some 2,500 staff. Locals however seem divided over the benefits to the community. Website: www.Turning-Stone.com

26th October    Connecticut     Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Fourth Quarter Results
On September 25, 2001 the Casino of the Sky opened and back in April  the Hall of the Lost Tribes smoke-free slot room - a combined additional 3,191 slots and 82 tables.

26th October    Connecticut     Source: Boston.com/AP
Connecticut casinos not sweating New York casino plans
The Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, the worlds two largest casinos, seem unconcerned about competition springing up in neighboring New York State.

25th October    San Diego     Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
Plans for casino might be scaled back

22nd October    Native Indian News   Source: Christian Science Monitor & Hartford Courant
Enterprising tribes look beyond casinos
Tribes Say They're Not In It For The Casinos
Of the 561 tribes that have gained federal approval, 198 engage in gambling, 200 more are awaiting a ruling from the federal Department of Interior.

21st October    California    Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
Tribes might have pushes slot licenses beyond state limit

14th October    California    Source: SFGate.com
Congress decision boosts chances for California's first urban casino

25th September     Connecticut    Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mohegan Sun Opens Spectacular Casino of the Sky, Shops at Mohegan Sun, Cabaret and Arena
The expansion means that the Mohegan Sun is now possibly the second largest casino in the world with a combined gaming floor of 315,000 square feet.

22nd September   Minnesota    Source: Pioneer Planet & Star Tribune
Judge due to block release of tribe's casino audits
Four Indian bands sue to keep audit reports nonpublic

19th September   California   Source: Indian Country Today
Tribes aid in terrorist attack relief efforts
North American Indian tribes have been making significant donations to the disaster relief organizations.
websites: www.indiancountry.com & www.pechanga.net

18th October    Las Vegas    Source: Las Vegas Sun
Tribal gambling dominates World Gaming Conference opening

18th September   Connecticut   Source: Boston.com
Foxwoods slot revenues hit record high
Slot win was $76.8 milion for August. The State of Connecticut received 25%($19.2 million).

15th September   Connecticut  Source: Yahoo/PRNewswire
Mohegan Tribe Donates $1 Million To Twin Towers Fund

14th September   California   Source: Pechanga.net
Details of the substantial donations and pledges to the American Red Cross from Native Indian Casinos may be found at Victor Rocha's Pechanga.net and the California Native Indian Gaming Association

10th September   Sacramento   Source: San Diego Union Tribune - Sept 8th
Second tribal group seeks casino changes

3rd September           California          Source: The Desert Sun
Casino’s economic impact seen as minimal