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September - October 2003
Indian Gaming News

28th October          San Diego, California          The San Diego Channel
Casinos Close Due To Power Outages - Hotels Offer Free, Discounted Rooms To Evacuees

21st October          Maine          Maine Today/AP
Casino backers accuse opponents of racism
Promoters of a proposed Indian casino in Maine also object to the website Maine Cowboys -

21st October          Needles, California          San Francisco Chronicle
Threat to veto Needles casino - Schwarzenegger wants tribes to pay more to state

21st October          Needles, California          Oakland Tribune/AP & San Diego Union-Tribune
Davis approves casino off reservation
Davis signs another Indian gambling agreement

21st October          Sacramento, California          Yahoo/Reuters
Calif. tribe eyes casino, Schwarzenegger to review

20th October          California          The Sacramento Bee
Indian casinos dealing jobs

19th October          Palm Springs, California          The Desert Sun
California closing gap with Nevada-style resorts
Palm Springs pitches self as gambling capital of California
Morongo tribe's fortunes are skyrocketing
Three articles detailing the explosive growth of Indian Gaming in California.

18th October          Spokane, Washington State          News Tribune/AP & USA Today
Counterfeit tickets costs tribal casino $100,000
Computer bar-code scheme leaves tribal casinos vulnerable
The article details what may have been a major software glitch in certain TITO slots. A duplicated ticket entered at the same time as the original in two separate machines.

18th October          Buffalo, New York State          The Buffalo News
Senecas negotiating for reservation casino site

18th October          New York State          New York Times - Editorial
New York's native american casino contributes, but not to tax rolls

16th October          Connecticut           The Stamford Advocate/AP
Casinos take in $128 million from slots in September

15th October          Sacramento, California           Sacramento Business Journal
Area casinos plan 1,160 new jobs
"The jobs range from beginning positions that pay minimum wage to dealer jobs paying $60,000 a year, including tips."

14th October         Sacramento, California            WSJ/Dow Jones Business News
Schwarzenegger Wants To Tap Casino Money
The new Governor could well be planning a similar scheme to that in operation in Connecticut where the state government receives 25% of all slot profits.

14th October         Indian Gaming            Reno Gazette Journal/Arizona Republic
Tribal casinos struggle with serving alcohol

13th October         Sacramento, California            San Diego Herald-Tribune
Davis signs 3 new gaming pacts, allots millions for local entities

13th October         Portland, Maine            The Telegraph/AP
Maine tribes eye ways to invest casino profits

13th October         Sacramento, California            Las Vegas Sun/AP
Official says Davis plans Indian gaming control changes
Davis wields pen to help Indian tribes
The outgoing Governor has signed a bill extending the casino monopoly of Indian tribes in California until January 1st 2010.

12th October         California            The Desert Sun - Opinion
Casino isn’t looking out for workers’ health

9th October         California            Las Vegas Review-Journal
California gambling may grow - Schwarzenegger may look to wagering to lift state revenue

8th October         California            Las Vegas Sun
Gaming opponents cheer Schwarzenegger win

8th October         New York            The Record Online
Will non-N.Y. tribes get casinos?
The Record also has an extensive archive of articles on attempts to establish casinos in the Catskill Mountains - Catskill Casino Watch

8th October         California            MSNBC/Indian Country Today
Have gaming tribes bought Calif.? - No, says Indian Country Today guest columnist

8th October         California   & San Mateo County Times/AP
Arnie wins California election
Austria hails Arnie victory
A look at Tuesday's California recall by the numbers:

8th October         California & Nevada            Las Vegas Sun
Casinos follow election closely - Calif.'s handling of tribal gaming will affect Nevadans

7th October         Connecticut            The Day
Casino Staffs Gamble On Tips - Employees' Paychecks Can Rise And Fall With Whims Of Customers
Casino dealers at Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun average $13 an hour in tips on top of the salary that starts at the minimum wage of $4 an hour.

7th October         Connecticut            The Day
Police Disclose How Alleged Theft At Casino Was Carried Out

6th October         Kahnawake, Montreal           MyTelus
Kahnawake rejects casino proposal
Strangely the tribe voted to  reject a casino but the Mohawks host servers for internet casinos on their reservation land.

6th October         California           The Guardian
Tribes' casinos thrown into election mix

5th October         California           San Diego Herald-Tribune
Indian casinos face layers of regulation

3rd October         Indian Gaming & Politics           USA Today
The newest kingmakers: Indian tribes They have what it takes: Cash, votes

3rd October         Montreal, Canada           My Telus/CBC
Kahnawake votes on casino

2nd October         Tama, Iowa           Las Vegas Sun/AP
Takeover attempted at disputed tribal casino

2nd October         California           Palm Springs Desert Sun
Bustamante may have lost all in gamble, some say

2nd October         California - Recall Elections          L.A.
Schwarzenegger lays out agenda for first 100 days
Front runner Schwarzenegger has once again critisised Democrat Bustamante for accepting millions of dollars from casino owning Indian tribes.

30th September         Sacramento, California          Reno Gazette Journal
Thunder Valley holding straight flush, executives say
Thunder Valley Casino exceeds expectations
Estimates are that 60 to 70% of table game revenue at the new Thunder Valley casino comes from Asian players.

29th September         California - Recall Elections          The Joplin Globe
Gaming tribes have gone too far

29th September         California - Recall Elections           American Daily
California Recall – a Great Opportunity for Casinos and Drug Dealers

28th September         California           Reno Gazette Journal
Gamblers, Wall Street drawn to Southern California
California closing gap with Nevada-style resorts
Pechanga tribe member details Indian gaming
Fortunes skyrocket for Morongo
4 articles looking in detail at Indian Gaming and the threats and challenges that Reno faces in drawing California gamblers across the Sierra Nevada mountains.

27th September         Seattle. Washington 
Tribal casinos hit jackpot with gamblers

25th September         New York           Yahoo/Reuters
NY tries to bar out-of-state tribes from gaming

25th September         Indian Gaming          Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tribal casinos gaining clout - Flood of Wall Street funding seen for Indian developments

25th September         Topeka, Kansas          Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Historic site at issue in casino lawsuit

25th September         Connecticut          Source: The Norwich Herald
Polish casino workers heading home

21st September         Fort Lauderdale, Florida          Source: Orlando Sentinel
Feds probe tribe's casino profit

21st September         California          Source: Orlando Sentinel/LA Times
Tribes, casino giants link up - The latest project is a $250 million Caesars hotel and casino resort near Temecula.

21st September         San Diego          Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
Pauma band signs deal with colossal gaming ally - Park Place Entertainment

21st September         Window Rock, Arizona          Source: Salt Lake Tribune/AP
Navajos court casino gambling, sign pact with New Mexico

19th September         Detroit, Michigan          Source: Detroit News
2 casinos, tribe to settle - Tentative deal paves way for permanent sites in Detroit; more than $70 million to be paid

19th September          California          Source: Yahoo/Business Wire
Park Place Chosen to Develop Caesars-Brand Casino with Pauma-Yuima Band of Mission Indians

17th September         Connecticut          Source: The Norwich Bulletin
Casinos rake in their biggest-ever slot haul
Slot win at Foxwoods and the Mohegan Sun was a combined $153.1 million in August.

10th September          Ottawa, Canada          Source: Citizen
Casino funds flowed to native leader despite police probe, internal fight

10th September          Sacramento          Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
Two more San Diego tribes sign gambling compacts
California presently has 54 Indian tribes with casinos. 2002 revenues were believed to be more than $5 billion.

8th September          Sacramento, California          Source: News Alert/Mercury News
Casino Revenue Lets American-Indian Tribes Contribute to California Campaigns

4th September          Connecticut          Source: New York Times
Gambling Foes Try to Curb Growth of Connecticut's 2 Casino Giants
The Connecticut Alliance Against Casino Expansion. Website:

4th September           Connecticut           Source: Las Vegas Sun/AP
Fans mourn as Conn. poker room folds
The Mohegan Sun has now closed its poker room to accomodate more slots. The 54 table Poker room at Foxwoods will remain open.

4th September           Indian Gaming           Source: Imperial Valley Press
Tribes defend their gambling wealth
Indian tribes now operate some 330 casinos across the U.S. Around 55% of the estimated $14.5 billion in revenues coming from the top 20 operations.

3rd September           California - Recall Elections            Source: Press Democrat & Las Vegas Sun/AP
Bustamante gets $2 million from tribe
Davis: Offer to tribes is 'perfectly appropriate'
Tribe's donation raises questions about Bustamante's campaign
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. Website:

2nd September           Madison, Wisconsin            Source: Green Bay Press Gazette
State’s eyes on gaming tables - Electronic data collection planned for 17 casinos as part of increased oversight

1st September           California            Source: Sacramento Bee - Editorial
Editorial: Gambling tribes call tune
The Scaramento Bee with a strong editorial. Indian casino tribes are now California's largest political donators.
"The spectacle of politicians grovelling for their money shows just how powerful and potentially corrupting that interest can be."

1st September           Connecticut            Source: The Day
At Casinos, Search For Workers Is Endless
A wealth of statistics from the world's largest and second largest casinos.

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