April 2003 News Article Archive

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Another tribal casino proposed for northern California - 30 April 2003
Another American-Indian tribe is planning to build a casino in northern California, this one off Highway 49 in Amador County - a drive-in feeder market for South Lake Tahoe.The Ione Band of Miwok Indians, with 500 members but no established tribal home, is trying to purchase land in the town of Plymouth to develop a ca - read more »

Trump Hotels & Casino loss widens on bad weather - 30 April 2003
Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc. DJT.N , named after real estate mogul and chief executive Donald Trump, reported a wider quarterly loss on Wednesday, mainly because severe winter weather cut into revenue.The debt-heavy company which owns the Taj Mahal and other casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, reported a net lo - read more »

Station Casinos shows profit,sees business rebound - 30 April 2003
Station Casinos Inc. STN.N , which runs gambling halls catering to Nevada locals, reported a quarterly profit on Wednesday, and said softer business levels have rebounded since the first week in April.Las Vegas-based Station reported a net first-quarter profit of 12.6 million, or 21 cents per share.Before certain items - read more »

Kitchen fire flares out of control at Pahrump casino - 30 April 2003
About 50 people fled a rural casino early Tuesday when a kitchen fire flared out of control and gutted the building, authorities said.“It's a total loss,” Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo said as firefighters doused pockets of fire at the Mountain View Casino & Bowl. “Thank God no one was hurt.”Nye County Fire Chief Scott - read more »

Web Gambling in Utah Debated - 30 April 2003
The head of a major online casino told Congress on Tuesday that bettors from Utah could be successfully blocked from gambling at Internet casinos, while a Justice Department official expressed skepticism over the effectiveness of the barriers. The discussion came as a House subcommittee weighed the merits of two bills, - read more »

Man held in Helena casino heist escapes - 29 April 2003
After somehow breaking through a thick pane of bulletproof glass and dislodging a reinforced-steel frame, a suspect in a string of casino robberies squeezed through a 12-inch-wide window at the Yellowstone County jail Monday morning and escaped. George Alan Cooper, 26, remained at large Monday. He is named as a suspect - read more »

Casinos bet on high-tech slots to improve returns - 29 April 2003
Hunkered in a windowless office and bathed in the competing glows of a computer screen and an incandescent floor lamp, Lance Peterson writes one-liners for Rodney Dangerfield, Regis Philbin and Gene Wilder. He's preparing them for their casino performances - not onstage, but for talking slot machines bearing their name - read more »

Casino-tax debate reaches key stage - 29 April 2003
A high-stakes battle over $112 million in Iowa casino taxes reaches the U.S. Supreme Court today as lawyers debate the constitutionality of having different tax rates for racetrack and riverboat casinos.Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will ask the justices to reverse a state court ruling last year that favored Prairie - read more »

Dust in anti-gambling letters causes a stir - 29 April 2003
An attempt to persuade state senators to reject a casino gambling measure led to a brief Capitol security scare Monday, angering several lawmakers.Gambling opposition group, Gambling With The Good Life, sent each lawmaker an envelope containing a $5 bill that had been rubbed with mud to illustrate its contention that g - read more »

Indian Casinos Luring Big Names - 28 April 2003
Jay Leno was pacing the stage in his customary suit and tie and being his usual funny self. There was a joke about his wife's cat and about how cats in general were kind of unmanly pets. There was another one about his elderly parents, how they turn up the volume on the television until it's blasting and then fall asle - read more »

Greektown Casino cuts back hotel plans - 28 April 2003
Bowing to the concerns of entertainment venues such as Ford Field, Greektown Casino plans to shrink the size of its proposed hotel, tweak its mix of building materials and concede that its previously preferred freeway exit could snarl traffic in its new neighborhood, The Detroit News reported. Until recently, most gamb - read more »

Mississippi gambling industry to show off at annual summit - 28 April 2003
The 10th annual Southern Gaming Summit next month on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is the casino industry's chance to strut its stuff -- just not too much.Gambling in Mississippi has seen a steady improvement in earnings year-by-year for a decade, some years better than others. The first dockside casinos opened in the sta - read more »

Groups worry that gaming bills will cut funding to charities - 28 April 2003
In the tiny Aleutian Islands village of Nikolski, residents rely on pull-tab gambling money from games played 900 miles away for basics such as the satellite phone that links them to the outside world in bad weather.Around the state, people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis get detailed information about the dise - read more »

Sparks nixes purple casino - 28 April 2003
Mint Casino owner Carl Giudici wanted to include bright purple among the new colors of his Victorian Avenue casino.But the landlord didn't like it.The landlord in this case was the city of Sparks, and the issue almost ended up on the City Council agenda before both sides agreed purple wasn't the best color.Now the casi - read more »

Madison casino remains unlikely possibility - 28 April 2003
Gov. Jim Doyle is considering an effort to start up a casino in Madison but said he would reserve the final say for Dane County residents. Doyle signed seven new tribal gaming compacts Friday, with one allowing for a casino at the DeJope bingo hall southeast of Lake Monona. Doyle's provision for the new Ho-chunk casino - read more »

Gambling bill brings tough choices - 27 April 2003
As lawmakers across the nation weigh hiking taxes and slashing spending to fill budget gaps, many are considering a third option to help dull the pain: state-sponsored gambling.Almost every state has a deficit, and all but three -- Hawaii, Utah and Tennessee -- already allow some form of gambling. Many, like Minnesota, - read more »

2 casinos bypass state limit with slot machine knockoffs - 26 April 2003
Two of California's largest and busiest Indian casinos are moving beyond the state's limit of 2,000 slot machines with games that resemble slots but are technically and legally something different.Some industry insiders say that in addition to bolstering their slot inventories, the tribes may be firing a warning shot a - read more »

Local leaders cool to casino - 26 April 2003
The Ho-Chunk Nation's bingo hall in southeast Madison should not be converted to a full casino, Madison and Dane County leaders said Friday. But many gamblers at the tribe's DeJope Bingo Hall near the intersection of Interstate 90 and Highway 12-18 said they would welcome a hand of poker or spin at the roulette wheel t - read more »

Catskills Still Banking On Casinos - 26 April 2003
On the final Wednesday OF Passover, men in yarmulkes and women in fur hats socialized between services and kosher meals at Kutshers Country Club, one of just a few resorts remaining in the Catskills' legendary Borscht Belt. A couple miles away, amateur harness drivers from Hungary readied their horses for the fifth rac - read more »

Casino opening in Lake Las Vegas - 25 April 2003
Casino MonteLago -- the second casino at the growing Lake Las Vegas resort area in Henderson -- will open May 8.The 40,000-square-foot casino doesn't have its own hotel but is attached to the nearby Ritz-Carlton Hotel, which opened in February.The Ritz-Carlton, which is part of the Marriott chain of hotels, is separate - read more »

Agreement reached for sale of Aladdin - 25 April 2003
A partnership that includes the co-founder of the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain has reached an agreement with the owners of the bankrupt Aladdin hotel-casino to buy the 2,587-room resort on the Las Vegas Strip.A joint venture between Planet Hollywood Chief Executive Robert Earl, Bay Harbour Management LC and Starwo - read more »

Company expanding loyalty club program - 25 April 2003
Park Place Entertainment Corp. expects to introduce a second phase of its slot player loyalty club card, Connection Card, that will reward customers with a bank of "Connection Comps" that can be used like cash to pay for hotel rooms, dining, shows and other services. Las Vegas customers will earn complimentary rewards - read more »

CEO tries to quell talk of Tropicana overhaul - 25 April 2003
Aztar Corp.'s top executive on Wednesday tried to quell rumors that the company has decided to redevelop its Tropicana resort in Las Vegas.The company won't know whether to green-light an overhaul of the property until it completes a feasibility study that is expected by the end of the year, Aztar Chief Executive Offic - read more »

Illinois governor says he's considering state takeover of casinos - 25 April 2003
Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Thursday he is considering an unprecedented state takeover of Illinois' casinos and hiring a company to run them to benefit the cash-strapped state. The casino industry immediately called the proposals "preposterous." Alternatively, Blagojevich said he is considering auctioning off the nine li - read more »

IGC Urges Australia To Regulate Rather Than Prohibit Internet Gambling - 25 April 2003
While conceding that Internet gambling is a “complex policy issue” for governments throughout the world, the Interactive Gaming Council is asking the federal government of Australia to step back from its efforts at prohibition and move toward a system of regulation that would better protect Australian consumers.“Rather - read more »

Expanding gambling unfair way to make up for budget shortfall - 25 April 2003
That our state is in deep financial trouble is no great secret; it's a crisis we share with just about every other state in the Union. Every state, as a matter of fact, with the single exception of Wyoming (which has benefited from an increase in natural gas prices) either has had a decrease in revenue in the current f - read more »

States Look at Indian Gambling Revenue - 25 April 2003
To help close California's $34.6 billion budget deficit, Gov. Gray Davis hopes to wager on a windfall from an unusual source: American Indian casinos. He becomes only the latest governor to reach for a share of tribal gambling money as casinos revenues soar while budget deficits rock capitals nationwide. "The change in - read more »

Planet Hollywood CEO, Starwood venture to buy bankrupt Aladdin casino - 24 April 2003
Aladdin Gaming LLC has agreed to sell its bankrupt Las Vegas casino-hotel to a joint venture involving Planet Hollywood's co-founder and the Starwood hotel chain. The deal announced Wednesday calls for the Arabian Nights-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip to be branded as Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. The property - read more »

Great Canadian buys B.C. casino - 24 April 2003
Locally based Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCD:TSX Venture) has reached an agreement to buy a sixty-per-cent interest in the Jack O'Clubs Gaming Hall Ltd. JGH provides operational services under contract to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation for a casino in Wells, British Columbia. Great Canadian will inves - read more »

Union labor may support casino - 24 April 2003
Organized labor is willing to throw its support behind development of a $650 million casino in York County if casino owners reach an agreement with trade unions.The executive board of the Maine AFL-CIO voted recently to back the casino campaign by the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes if there is a so-called pre-proje - read more »

Hard Rock profit jumps 72 percent in first quarter - 24 April 2003
The parent company of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday reported a first quarter profit of $2.6 million, a 72 percent increase over a profit of $1.5 million for the same quarter of last year.Hard Rock Hotel Inc. generated net revenue of $33.9 million, an 8.2 percent increase. Improved food and bevera - read more »

Underage online gambling increases - 24 April 2003
The number of young boys gambling on the Internet is rising, a new survey released last Monday shows. They are twice as likely as girls to gamble on the Internet. The survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania showed 54% of boys between the ages of 14 and 18 have gambled compared to - read more »

State begins setting minimum operating standards for Indian casinos - 24 April 2003
Against tribal opposition, California's gambling commission on Wednesday adopted the first in what is expected to be a series of minimum operating standards for the state's 51 Indian casinos. The move follows months of public and private haggling over whether the commission has the authority to impose such regulations, - read more »

We spend $319 a year each on gambling - 24 April 2003
Gambling is a sure bet for the B.C. government. Revenues and profits from gambling in B.C. have more than doubled in the past decade, says Statistics Canada.But at $319 per year, the average British Columbian still spends less than the national average of $447 on gambling."It's still a steady, significant increase and - read more »

Keno expansion not a sure bet - 24 April 2003
State-run keno games would be offered 12 times an hour under one plan lawmakers are debating in the final days of the legislative session as House Democrats scramble to find revenue to fill a $2.6 billion budget gap.With support for a 0.2 percent sales tax increase practically dead, talks over expanded gambling are hea - read more »

Alves renews support for casino in West Warwick - 23 April 2003
Don't expect Sen. Stephen Alves (D-Dist.38) to waver on the casino question. "As far as I am concerned I'm not supporting any casino proposal that doesn't include West Warwick in the mix," says Alves. For years Alves has not been shy about pledging his support toward the construction of a world class gaming facility i - read more »

Commission threatens to close Indian casino - 23 April 2003
A lawyer for the elected Meskwaki Indian tribal council says the National Indian Gaming Commission is threatening to close the tribe's casino unless the elected council is returned to power."They told us verbally that unless the casino and the funds are immediately returned to the control of the elected tribal council, - read more »

SEC report details Wynn salaries - 23 April 2003
Wynn Resorts said Monday that Chairman and Chief Executive Steve Wynn received a $197,115 salary in 2002, the same year he took his casino and resort development company public.According to a proxy statement released by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Wynn signed a new five-year employment contract with the com - read more »

Casinos face economic malaise after enduring war jitters - 23 April 2003
Major Las Vegas casinos are breathing easier after the U.S. victory in Iraq, saying business has held up well during what turned out to be a relatively swift end to the conflict.That victory hasn't spelled relief for American consumers, who are coping with difficult economic times by cutting back on discretionary spend - read more »

Vegas Strip loses pirate show - 23 April 2003
The pirate show will be no more in Las Vegas later this summer.Treasure Island hotel-casino is giving up on its trademark show and skull marquee on the Las Vegas Strip. Instead, hotel owner MGM Mirage will remake the casino, to feature more sex.The facility had been drawing about 4.5 million people a year to its outdoo - read more »

Casino Aztar continues to contest payments - 23 April 2003
While the county north of it debates whether or not it wants a casino, Pemiscot County hasn't collected a penny in property taxes from its casino in Caruthersville in four years. “It would be the worst mistake of their lives,” said Pemiscot County Assessor Donna Snyder of the proposal to build a $300 million casino and - read more »

For U.S. Casinos, Jackpot Outside Las Vegas - 23 April 2003
For U.S. casino operators looking for growth, Las Vegas has been as dry as the surrounding desert, while the heartland has proven fertile.Regional U.S. casino operators posted bumper profits on Tuesday, days after a Las Vegas-focused competitor sparked a share sell-off with a conservative outlook.Harrah's Entertainment - read more »

Nevada results boost Harrah's Entertainment - 23 April 2003
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. today said it boosted quarterly revenue and cash flow by cutting operating expenses and increasing its ranks of loyal slot player club members.Including one-time charges, the company earned $81.1 million for the first quarter, or 74 cents per share. That compares to a loss of $6 million, or - read more »

Government gambling profits top $11-billion - 23 April 2003
Government-run lotteries, video lottery terminals and casinos generated $11.3 billion in revenues across Canada last year, up almost six per cent from 2001.That's four times higher than the cash flow from betting a decade earlier, says Statistics Canada.After prizes and expenses, $6 billion poured into provincial coffe - read more »

BetWWTS.com Announces Odds on Which TV Series Will Be Axed this Spring - 23 April 2003
Every spring, network executives make key decisions about several television programs, often resulting in the cancellation of a number of underperforming series for the Fall season. Recognizing that the next few weeks could spell doom for a number of popular TV series, BetWWTS.com today became the first bookmaker to ac - read more »

Senators spar over slots-at-tracks proposals - 23 April 2003
While Gov. Ed Rendell considered which slots-at-the-tracks bill to endorse, state senators on opposite sides of legalized gambling sparred at a legislative hearing Tuesday.Sen. Gibson Armstrong, who wants an 18-month moratorium on any gambling expansion, challenged Sen. Robert M. Tomlinson, the sponsor of one of the bi - read more »

New age rule to affect Cliff Castle Casino - 22 April 2003
If you can't legally buy alcohol in Arizona, you'll no longer be able to gamble at Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde starting this summer.Those under the age of 21 will be prohibited from placing bets due to new restrictions agreed upon by Native American tribes and the state government.The minimum age increase for gam - read more »

Pa. tracks ready to install slot machines - 22 April 2003
Two of Pennsylvania's four thoroughbred racetracks have drawn up blueprints for gambling areas they hope to build if state lawmakers agree to legalize slot machines at the tracks.Philadelphia Park in Bucks County has received preliminary approval from Bensalem Township officials to construct a 150,000-square-foot tempo - read more »

Casinos could make or break Nebraska racing - 22 April 2003
Though the fanfare and pageantry isn't what it was two decades ago, horse racing goes on at Fonner Park and, in earnest, at only two other tracks in the state.In this so-called sport of kings, it's mostly lower-quality horses that run on the Nebraska circuit these days. Alternative forms of gambling have decimated raci - read more »

King maintains anti-casino stance after visit to The Strip - 22 April 2003
Angus King makes no secret that he opposes casino gambling, but while passing through Nevada with his family he couldn't resist a side trip to Las Vegas to take in The Strip. "If anything, my opinion about casinos has solidified. It's an absolutely lousy idea for Maine," the former governor said. A referendum question - read more »

Russia plagued by rise in gambling - 22 April 2003
A century ago, the city's notorious gambling dens enticed Fyodor Dostoyevsky to fritter away his fortune, eventually forcing him to pawn his wife's wedding ring to pay off his debts. Now, after being all but banned during the Soviet era, gambling fever has returned with a vengeance to Russia's former tsarist capital, S - read more »

Gambling coalition threatens to sue state - 22 April 2003
The non-tribal coalition pushing for gambling expansion has threatened to sue the state's Public Disclosure Commission to speed up investigations of alleged delays in campaign finance reporting by the group opposed to expanded gambling.Regulators have been investigating a complaint that Citizens Against Gambling Expans - read more »

Senate approves changes to Nevada casino worker registration - 22 April 2003
The Nevada Senate voted unanimously Monday for a measure to eliminate county-issued work cards in favor of statewide registration for casino employees _ a sweeping change that would rely on casinos policing their workers.Under SB432, workers in gambling-related positions would register through their jobs once every fiv - read more »

Cash-strapped states look at Indian gambling - 22 April 2003
Gov. Gray Davis angered California Indian tribes when he asked for $1.5 billion in casino revenue to help close the state's $34.6 billion budget deficit, but he was only the latest governor to reach for a share of tribal gambling money.With Indian casinos booming and budget deficits hitting capitals nationwide, more an - read more »

Pennsylvania Tracks Making Slot Plans - 20 April 2003
Two of Pennsylvania's four Thoroughbred racetracks have drawn up blueprints for gambling areas they hope to build if state lawmakers agree to legalize slot machines at the tracks. Philadelphia Park in Bucks County has received preliminary approval from Bensalem Township officials to construct a 150,000-square-foot temp - read more »

Gambling boosts economy, but hits budgets - 20 April 2003
The first major study into gambling in South Africa shows that the industry has boosted the economy and contributed to job creation.On the other hand, the report also revealed that many families are diverting money for neccesities to gambling.The Economic Impact of Legalised Gambling in South Africa study, commissioned - read more »

Mississippi gambling regulars OK new Biloxi casino - 19 April 2003
The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Wednesday approved site development for the $58 million Rock-N-Roll Casino in Biloxi.The casino would be the first new gambling house in Mississippi since the Beau Rivage opened in Biloxi in 1999.The music-themed resort will sit just behind the Palace Casino.The riverboat that will - read more »

Atlantis Resort files suit over Reno deal - 19 April 2003
The owners of the Atlantis Casino Resort have gone to court against the city of Reno and three local companies over a deal that could allow a new casino to open less than a mile away.Besides the city, the suit filed by Monarch Casino & Resort, which owns the Atlantis, names as defendants Nevada Casinos Inc., owner of t - read more »

Legislators wrestle with gambling expansion plans - 19 April 2003
Gambling is a hot issue in Alaska's capital as legislators consider a proposal to boost state revenue by allowing video gambling machines in bars and clubs.Lawmakers are getting a barrage of phone calls and e-mails from both sides. The topic drew a standing-room-only crowd for a 7 a.m. Wednesday hearing of the House Sp - read more »

Locals fight state for casino cash - 19 April 2003
The Indiana General Assembly has turned to the state's riverboat gambling industry as a source of funding for a major portion of the revenue needed to operate the state government.As a result, Dearborn County would be shortchanged millions of dollars as the state takes away a major percentage of its riverboat admission - read more »

Gambling addict appeals court decision - 19 April 2003
A compulsive gambler is appealing a federal judge's dismissal of his lawsuit against a riverboat casino he claims lured him to gamble away his life savings.Attorneys for David N. Williams, 53, filed the appeal with the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.That court's ruling on another compulsive gambling-relat - read more »

World Series of Poker makes Internet debut - 19 April 2003
The 34th annual World Series of Poker at Binion's Horseshoe is expected to draw as many as 8,000 players from around the globe as well as hundreds of tourists who will watch an event that has become the gambling industry's top spectator sport.For the first time this year, hundreds more are expected to watch the event l - read more »

MGM MIRAGE in pact for NY slots - 19 April 2003
The New York Racing Association said Thursday it has awarded a contract to MGM MIRAGE to operate 4,500 video lottery terminals at New York's Aqueduct racetrack in Queens.The slot contract -- made possible by legislation approved after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to help raise tax revenue -- marks the first with a Ne - read more »

2004 start planned for south LV casino - 19 April 2003
Coast Casinos Inc. executives said Thursday the company expects to break ground next year on its planned Southcoast resort on South Las Vegas Boulevard, confirming a schedule reported in the company's recent annual report.The company expects to begin construction on its fifth Las Vegas casino in the second quarter of n - read more »

Racetracks prepare casino plans in case slots legislation passes - 19 April 2003
Two of Pennsylvania's four thoroughbred race tracks have drawn up blueprints for gambling areas they hope to build if state lawmakers agree to legalize slot machines at the tracks.Philadelphia Park in Bucks County has received preliminary approval from Bensalem Township officials to construct a 150,000-square-foot temp - read more »

Aladdin casino posts stronger monthly cash flow, profits - 19 April 2003
Strong occupancy rates and improved operations helped the Aladdin hotel-casino post a profit for the third consecutive month - a record for the bankrupt property.The Aladdin's cash flow also was the highest for a first quarter since it opened in August 2000, the company reported Friday in a federal bankruptcy filing.Co - read more »

Track proposes betting parlor - 18 April 2003
The owners of an Indiana pari-mutuel track want to open a betting parlor near Louisville, Ky., that would compete with one operated by Churchill Downs.Indiana Downs officials told members of the Clark County Council on Monday that they want to offer off-track betting in either Jeffersonville or Clarksville.The parlor w - read more »

City betting horse racing, slots will spark a revival - 18 April 2003
Evelyn Clark said she thought it was a cruel joke the first time she heard a politician say that this hardscrabble city's salvation lay in a horse track and casino planned for its down-and-out waterfront."I thought, 'A casino? This is the last thing that Chester needs,' " said Clark, captain of the Chester chapter of t - read more »

MGM MIRAGE to Partner With NYRA on VLT Operation - 18 April 2003
MGM MIRAGE, which owns and operates 14 casino resorts in the United States and Australia, has been tabbed by the New York Racing Association to operate video lottery terminals at Aqueduct. The track's grandstand and clubhouse will be renovated at a cost of $100 million.The tentative date for the VLTs to be online is se - read more »

Ehrlich will not give up on slots - 18 April 2003
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday there is a chance that his failed bid to legalize slot-machine gambling at horse-racing tracks could be resurrected in a special session of the General Assembly. "I'm holding out hope, but I'm not counting on it by any means," said Mr. Ehrlich, whose plan to reap budget-balanci - read more »

Sluggish economy hurts riverboat numbers - 18 April 2003
The perpetually weak economy is starting to make itself known even at the Catfish Bend Casino.At the quarterly Southeast Iowa Regional Riverboat Commission meeting Tuesday, Catfish CEO Joe Massa told the board that attendance was down by 15 percent in the first quarter of the year, but that revenue only decreased by on - read more »

All Iowa casinos report profits in 2002 - 18 April 2003
Iowa's casino industry is in sound financial condition, although it isn't generating the double-digit revenue increases recorded in the 1990s, the administrator of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission said."They are experiencing little or no growth in the present year, which I think is a reflection of the overall econ - read more »

The governor's proposed new gambling agreements with Wisconsin's Indian - 18 April 2003
The governor's proposed new gambling agreements with Wisconsin's Indian tribes would provide the state more Indian gambling revenue than most states receive. But one, Connecticut, gets far more money from its tribal casinos, an Associated Press review found.In fact, Wisconsin would get less than one-third the money Con - read more »

Illinois casino-tax plan draws criticism - 18 April 2003
Tax increases proposed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for the state's casinos would produce far less revenue than he's projecting, a panel of securities analysts said Thursday. Raising taxes on receipts and admissions for the second consecutive year would make the state less attractive to new operators and would caus - read more »

Native casinos face long odds at getting approved in Alaska - 18 April 2003
Legalizing video gambling machines would bring Alaska a step closer to allowing tribal casinos. But large hurdles would remain because of the unique status of most Native lands in the state.Federal law limits tribal gambling to games that are legal in the state where the tribe is based. Alaska law allows only bingo, pu - read more »

Casino Affiliates shout B I N G O - 17 April 2003
The online Casino Affiliate Marketing industry was undoubtedly the most profitable Affiliate sector of all time. During the previous five years, Affiliates located all over the world were scrambling to sign-up for the Next-Generation Affiliate Program, looking to cash-in on the explosive growth of the iGaming industry. - read more »

Where gambling is now as close as a cell phone - 17 April 2003
Forget about grand casinos and shady bookmakers. Europeans can now satisfy their gambling urges on the spot - with their cell phones."M-gambling" is gaining momentum after a sputtering start in the late 1990s, when it relied on a far slower technology called WAP.In the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Britain and Austria, - read more »

Religious leaders slowly respond to gambling plan - 17 April 2003
Gov. Rendell's plan to allow slot machines in Pennsylvania racetracks has begun to draw opposition from area religious leaders.Some clergy say, however, that they are surprised at how muted it has been compared with the broad religious opposition that Philadelphia's riverboat-gambling proposal drew in 1999."There doesn - read more »

Rock-N-Roll Casino site approved - 17 April 2003
The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Wednesday approved the site for a $58 million music-themed casino in Biloxi."This is a significant step," said John Maxey II, attorney for the Rock-N-Roll Casino. The casino, at 210 5th St., would be just behind Palace Casino.The riverboat that will be the center of gambling activit - read more »

Iowa's casinos expect little new growth in 2003 - 17 April 2003
Iowa's casino industry is in sound financial condition, although it isn't generating the double-digit revenue increases recorded in the 1990s, the administrator of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission said. "They are experiencing little or no growth in the present year, which I think is a reflection of the overall eco - read more »

Critics say gambling could lead to greater social ills - 17 April 2003
Proponents of raising $52 million by legalizing electronic gambling and instituting a statewide lottery were met with sharp criticism Wednesday from lawmakers who said the state can't afford the proliferation of gambling addicts.Proposals in the House Ways and Means Committee would institute a statewide lottery to rais - read more »

Haridopolos' gambling ban a reckless move - 17 April 2003
In a time of economic stress and job loss, it's astounding that newly elected state Sen. Mike Haridopolos would file a bill that would cut 4,000 jobs in the state and 1,000 in Brevard County. Introduced last week, the Melbourne Republican's measure would ban cruise-to-nowhere gambling ships from Florida ports, includin - read more »

Alliance Gaming reports rise in revenue - 16 April 2003
Las Vegas slot maker Alliance Gaming Corp. on Monday reported an increase in operating earnings and revenue driven by strong slot machine sales at higher prices.The company said it earned $12.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, or 25 cents per share, on revenue of $175.5 million. That compares to profits of $11.1 - read more »

Woman receives disputed jackpot - 16 April 2003
Euphoria turned to anger and then back to euphoria for Debra Hughes after her slot machine winnings rose to $12,000 on a $10 card.Hughes, 49, of nearby Marysville, initially was denied the payoff Friday night because the machine at the Tulalip Casino about 30 miles north of Seattle was in "demo mode.""I was playing tha - read more »

Indiana Senate approves plan for additional casino - 16 April 2003
The state Senate approved legislation Monday to allow a casino in southern Indiana's economically depressed Orange County, bringing proponents to the brink of fulfilling a yearslong push in the General Assembly.The Senate voted 32-18 for the bill after more than an hour of debate. Dozens of casino boosters from French - read more »

Casino scheme prompts new storm - 16 April 2003
Storm clouds are gathering today over moves to open a high-class casino on Felixstowe's seafront - with residents launching a major protest campaign.More than 1,000 petition forms have been circulated and opponents hope councillors will veto plans to turn the upstairs fitness suite at the Regal complex into a "gambling - read more »

Casino liquor license approved - 16 April 2003
The state's Alcoholic Beverage Control board has given the OK, but whether or when liquor will flow at the Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne is unclear. "We want to review all of the conditions of the liquor license, make sure our staff is fully trained for safety and make sure the tribe is comfortable with what we end up d - read more »

March Slots Action: $1.6 Billion - 16 April 2003
Gamblers spent more than $1.6 billion on slot machines during March at Foxwoods Resort and Mohegan Sun casinos, state gambling regulators reported Tuesday.The two casinos were virtually even in their reported "win" for the month, which represents the amount gamblers lost - and the casinos won - after winnings were paid - read more »

Haridopolis proposes gambling ship ban - 15 April 2003
Gambling cruises - those ships to nowhere that tool around international waters while passengers play the slots - would be banned from Florida ports under a last-minute bill introduced by the state's newest senator. Sen. Mike Haridopolis, R-Melbourne, who has been in the Senate less than a month, filed the bill last we - read more »

Detroit casinos set see record monthly revenues - 15 April 2003
Detroit's casinos have brought in more than $100 million in monthly revenue for only the second time in their existence. Combined March revenues for the city's three casinos were up one percent to $103.8 million, breaking the previous $102.4 million record set last March, The Detroit News reported in a Tuesday story. L - read more »

House bill gambles that gaming will save budget - 15 April 2003
Deal 'em, say some legislators. The state needs money and gamblers are willing to spend theirs, so how about a lottery and video card games to help balance the budget?Legislation is moving in the state House to expand Alaska gambling, now limited mainly to bingo and pull-tabs. The bill provides for a lottery and electr - read more »

Gambling opponents speak out - 15 April 2003
Gambling opponents teamed up with the Florida Sheriff's Association and the Florida Council of Churches on Monday to ask lawmakers to reject an expansion of gambling in the state.The Senate Finance and Taxation Committee will consider a bill (SB 1920) today authorizing video lottery terminals at the state's 27 pari-mut - read more »

Shootings at two casinos leave two dead, officer wounded - 14 April 2003
A robbery suspect killed himself after shooting a sheriff's deputy outside a Temecula casino and wounding two more people inside another casino near San Diego, one fatally, San Diego Sheriff's officials said.The violence began Saturday with the robbery of a GNC store in Temecula. The suspect fled in a late model Volvo - read more »

Casino security guard dies after 'heroic effort' - 14 April 2003
It was like something out of the movies: A routine Saturday night at a local casino erupted into chaos when a man ran into the building and started shooting, sending patrons diving behind counters and dropping to the floor.When the gunfire ended Saturday night at Harrah's Rincon Casino and Resort, two people were dead - read more »

Gambling technology firm bets on listing - 14 April 2003
A company that provides the technology for person-to-person betting exchanges is to defy the economic gloom by pursuing a stock market listing to raise between £3 million and £4 million for expansion. TradingSports, which was founded three years ago by Joe Tighe, a former director of government bond options at Garban E - read more »

Grizzlies, casino still talking of deal - 14 April 2003
The Fresno Grizzlies and Table Mountain Casino are still talking about renewing a promotional agreement that ended recently over concerns that it violated minor league baseball guidelines on doing business with gaming establishments.There is nothing preventing the Grizzlies from cutting a deal with a casino as long as - read more »

Slots winner told it was just practice - 14 April 2003
A Marysville woman was euphoric after winning a $12,000 prize at a Tulalip Casino slot machine - then angry when she was told it was a mistake. When Debra Hughes tried to cash in her winning ticket Friday night, she was told the machine was in "demo mode."When new games or upgrades to the slots are made, the technician - read more »

Rep. Madigan warming to video-poker machines in Illinois communities - 14 April 2003
Video-poker operators have found a way of improving their odds of expanding legal gambling into taverns across the state: gaining the support of one of the state's most powerful lawmakers. Video-poker machines are already in taverns. While they are supposed to be used only for entertainment purposes, many are being use - read more »

Casino in Pyramid 'far-fetched,' but 'have you got a better idea?' - 13 April 2003
State Sen. Steve Cohen spent 18 frustrating years rallying for a state lottery before he finally got the issue on the ballot. Shelby County Commissioner John Willingham thinks a Las Vegas-style casino housed in The Pyramid - possibly owned by an Indian tribe - could open its doors in just 2 1/2 years. Cohen (D-Memphis) - read more »

Great Lakes museum board takes no stand on gambling debate - 13 April 2003
The controversial debate over the riverboat casino issue in the Iowa Great Lakes has moved from the coffeehouse to the boardroom. Breaking a long history of conducting closed-door meetings, the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum (IGLMM) Board of Directors on Saturday spontaneously opened its doors to the media at a meeti - read more »

Don't bet on casinos - 11 April 2003
Even if a proposal to allow casino gambling in Ohio makes it through an unsupportive state Senate in the next few weeks, Gov. Bob Taft appears poised to veto the idea.Orest Holubec, Taft's spokesman, said the governor has serious questions about a provision in the two-year state budget -- passed by the House late Wedne - read more »

Down-in-the-dumps Indiana town pins revival on casino - 11 April 2003
Decades ago, this town in southern Indiana's hill country was the playground of rich and privileged travelers who lounged in mineral springs by day and gambled the nights away.Gambling and prostitution flourished for nearly a half-century thanks to the influence of well-connected hotel owners and politicians, and polic - read more »

Shares in Stanley Leisure drop 25% after profit warning - 10 April 2003
Citing a higher percentage of winning favorites at the Cheltenham Festival and Doncaster Lincoln meets, British-based betting and gaming operator Stanley Leisure announced that it would miss profit projections for the first half of the year. Shares in the company fell 25% after the warning was released.In January, Stan - read more »

Gambling industry criticizes tax plan - 10 April 2003
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's proposal to help plug a $5 billion budget deficit by raising casino taxes to 70 percent on all revenues above $250 million drew quick and angry response from the gaming industry.It was also criticized by local leaders in Joliet, a city that received nearly $33 million in revenues last year from i - read more »

New Orleans land casino looking at World Trade Center for hotel - 10 April 2003
Harrah's New Orleans Casino is studying the nearby World Trade Center as the site for a possible hotel.Walker Tucei, past president of the nonprofit World Trade Center, said Wednesday that the trade group has had informal talks with Harrah's New Orleans Casino about the casino developing a hotel.The 35-year-old World T - read more »

Big casino operators interested in Iowa licenses - 09 April 2003
If the Legislature approves a bill to add three gambling boat licenses to the 10 now in Iowa, Des Moines leaders say they'll be in line for one.City Councilman Chris Coleman said he has already met with national casino companies looking at the Des Moines market."We should do more than sit back and wait for someone to c - read more »

City betting waterfront horse racing will spark a revival - 09 April 2003
Evelyn Clark said she thought it was a cruel joke the first time she heard a politician say that this hardscrabble city's salvation lay in a horse track and casino planned for its down-and-out waterfront."I thought, 'A casino? This is the last thing that Chester needs,'" said Clark, captain of the Chester chapter of th - read more »

Britons lined up for TV gambling trial - 09 April 2003
A US entrepreneur wants to offer British gamblers the chance to play roulette, craps or baccarat games happening 5,000 miles away.Herbert Lindos, the 77-year-old president of Kenilworth Systems, has asked Nevada politicians to approve the satellite TV project.Lindos said it opens the door to worldwide betting on live T - read more »

MGM Mirage failed to file federal money laundering reports - 09 April 2003
Casino giant MGM Mirage failed to file nearly 15,000 anti-money laundering reports with federal officials for two years, according to an investigation by Nevada gambling authorities. But Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman Dennis Neilander said investigators had determined the casino's actions weren't criminal and tha - read more »

Debate focuses on gambling - 09 April 2003
A debate last Thursday evening focused on issues which the four panelists concluded should not be, but have become, intertwined: the education lottery bill and American Indian gambling. Amber Wilkins, president of the Native American Law Student Organization, said the lack of the American Indian perspective on the topi - read more »

Casino employees arrested in scam - 08 April 2003
Ten employees at an Indian casino in Yolo County have been arrested on charges they stacked the deck against the house in a scam that cost the tribe as much as $100,000.Tribal police on Thursday detained nine dealers and a pit boss, or supervisor, at Cache Creek Indian Bingo and Casino and then turned them over to Yolo - read more »

American in Kuwait Wins $50,000 at Internet Casino - 08 April 2003
Joseph Simmons, a contractor for the US Army based in Kuwait since 1994, won a $50,000 Jackpot playing at cyber casino GoldenPalace.com.Simmons was enjoying a game of Deuces & Joker Poker when, after holding one deuce, was dealt three more deuces and a joker hitting the $50,000 Jackpot.“I couldn't believe it,” Simmons - read more »

Controversial pact approved - 08 April 2003
Federal officials approved the state's gaming compact with the Forest County Potawatomi on Sunday, allowing the tribe to offer more games in exchange for larger payments that Gov. Jim Doyle plans to use to help close Wisconsin's budget deficit, a tribal spokesman said.The deal's approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - read more »

Tribe revives New York casino proposal - 08 April 2003
Many people in the Catskills thought Robert A. Berman's dream of building a $500 million casino at the Monticello Raceway had died -- just like every other scheme to resurrect the faded resort area once known as the borscht belt -- when he lost his Indian partners three years ago.But on Friday, Berman resurfaced, signi - read more »

Online Gaming to tackle world Poverty - 08 April 2003
An “influential group of industry insiders” have joined forces to create IGIPRP, the International Gaming Industry Poverty Relief Project, according to a press release received by onlinecasinonews.com. The IGIPRP aims to raise $1 billion by 2006 to help combat global poverty.IGIPRP describes its vision as one in which - read more »

State pacts put gambling on a roll - 08 April 2003
The broader and open-ended gambling deals Doyle's administration has been cutting with the tribes have triggered the anticipated burst of gambling development. In exchange for the expansion, the tribes will pay the state some $237 million more over the next two years and help pare the state's $3.2 billion deficit."The - read more »

United Kingdom: English Internet Casino Law - 07 April 2003
The principal law governing betting and gaming in England and Wales was the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963, (the Act) covering games of chance, and lotteries as well as betting. The part of that law dealing with Gaming was repealed by the Gaming Act 1968. The parts dealing with lotteries, prize competitions and - read more »

Time to roll the dice here on a casino? - 07 April 2003
When it comes to controversial national issues, I'm still in the neutral zone on two big ones -- affirmative action (specifically, the University of Michigan case) and gun control. I can be swayed by the arguments of each side.Same goes for an issue that shows up every so often on Toledo's radar screen -- casino gambli - read more »

Officials eye gambling terminals to help raise revenues - 07 April 2003
State and city officials are considering a proposal to open new OTB teletheaters in New York City equipped with slot machine-like video terminals that would boost municipal revenues. Instead of focusing on horse racing as Off-Track Betting parlors normally do, the proposed teletheaters would be operated by the city's O - read more »

U.S. gives gambling pact the go-ahead - 07 April 2003
Federal officials agreed to the state's expansive new gambling deal with the Forest County Potawatomi tribe, but with a key change that will keep alive the possibility of an off-reservation American Indian casino in Kenosha.The tribe still would increase its payments to the state by $78 million over the next two years, - read more »

Tribal casino workers held in scam - 06 April 2003
In one of the first known cases of its kind in California, 10 employees of a Yolo County Indian casino have been arrested for allegedly running a crooked card game in which dealers literally stacked the deck -- against the house.Sources said warrants also had been issued for at least two non-casino employees who posed - read more »

Slots defeat costs county $5 million annually - 06 April 2003
When slots died in the Maryland House of Delegates Ways and Means Committee, so did a source of revenue that was supposed to make up for the state's excessive spending during the Glendening administration. “Are slots a dead issue? I can't answer that question. Are slots a dead issue this year? Yes,” said Delegate LeRoy - read more »

Casinos hit, lay off staff - 06 April 2003
Reeling from back-to-back blows - the closing of the border and then the outbreak of atypical pneumonia in the region - casinos in the Cambodian border town of Poipet have been forced to lay off nearly 500 employees.Border officials said the outbreak had taken its toll on gambling businesses in Poipet, which is adjacen - read more »

New Management for Casino Action Group - 05 April 2003
Online gaming group, Casino Action, today announced that it has purchased Challenge Casino and Music Hall Casino, to add to its portfolio of internet casinos.The new operations offer completely upgraded functionality, utilising software provided by Isle of Man based Microgaming Software Systems, and are available for i - read more »

One casino proposal suffers House setback - 05 April 2003
One of three casino proposals before the Legislature received a setback this week in the House.A bill proposing an Indian-owned casino in the northern Twin Cities suburbs was defeated on a 10-8 vote by the House Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee. The bill would allow the White Earth and Red Lake ba - read more »

PayPal charged with breaking Patriot Act - 05 April 2003
A U.S. Attorney's office has alleged that PayPal violated laws regarding the processing of online gambling payments, and is asking parent company eBay to hand over nine months of the gambling-related earnings in settlement. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri told eBay that its online payment service - read more »

FSU addresses gambling case - 05 April 2003
Florida State president T.K. Wetherell has read the voluminous police report detailing its probe into rumors that Adrian McPherson ran up thousands in gambling losses. "I'm aware of more than most people," he said Friday. "I don't see anything in any of the reports I hadn't seen before I came to this job (in January)." - read more »

Davis Looking For More Money From Indian Casinos - 05 April 2003
Gov. Gray Davis has launched an effort to harness Indian casinos as a means of solving California's budget crisis. The state's Indian casinos generate an estimated $5 billion a year. Earlier this week, the governor notified 61 tribes that he wants to renegotiate their gambling agreements, netting the state a greater sh - read more »

Casino measure advances in Senate - 04 April 2003
A French Lick casino seemed to be as close to reality yesterday as it has been in a decade after a key Senate committee approved legislation to authorize it. The bill's author, Rep. Jerry Denbo, D-French Lick, called passage by the powerful Senate Finance Committee "the biggest hurdle" the bill has faced. "If we get a - read more »

8-liners are illegal gambling devices, state Supreme Court says - 04 April 2003
The color drained from Carlos Hernandez's face when he heard the news. The Texas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the casino-style, eight-liner machines found in many gaming parlors like the one Hernandez manages, the Treasure Chest in Portland, are illegal gambling devices that can be confiscated by law enforcement. - read more »

Foxwoods Eyes $99-Million Expansion - 03 April 2003
Foxwoods Casino will soon undergo another growth spurt, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation officials announced on Tuesday.By next summer, the tribe plans to add 120,000 square feet of gaming, retail and restaurant space and a seven-story parking garage to its already sprawling resort at a cost of $99 million.Also in the - read more »

A.C. casino revenue falls 2.1% short of last March - 03 April 2003
Gambling revenue at the city's 11 casinos declined 2.1 percent in March, to $376.5 million, according to unofficial results obtained Wednesday by The Press of Atlantic City.Still, it was the industry's second-best March ever, trailing only last year's $384.5 million gross.After a good start in January, casinos finished - read more »

Canterbury casino bill narrowly passes - 03 April 2003
A bill authorizing a state-operated casino at Canterbury Park racetrack in Shakopee squeaked through the Minnesota House Tax Committee on Wednesday on a 13-11 vote.The vote came after the bill was amended so the Canterbury casino would yield more money for the state - $100 million - during the state's upcoming budget c - read more »

Developers say they will return in a future session to present gambling bill - 03 April 2003
Although "Destination Montana" partners have given up trying to pass a bill in the 2003 Legislature to allow wide-open gambling in part of Butte, a partner said Wednesday they'll return at the earliest opportunity to try again to pass the same measure that stalled in the House this week. "We have no time to have someth - read more »

Perry's convoluted logic on gambling doesn't scan - 03 April 2003
Gov. Rick Perry opposes expanded gambling in Texas. On that point, a lot of Texans - maybe even a majority - back him. The Texas Lottery has fallen far short of the rosy projections made for it. Pari-mutuel dog-race and horse-race betting isn't exactly the mother lode, either. And the great overarching debate as to the - read more »

San Ramon police close Outpost Casino - 03 April 2003
The Outpost Casino closed Friday when a team of San Ramon police led by Chief Brian Lindblom shuttered the city's only card room.Casino owner Mark Luciano failed to pay the $12,500 required to renew his city gambling license before the permit expired March 24.Lindblom said there is no official or unofficial "grace peri - read more »

CryptoLogic signs deal with U.K. firm - 02 April 2003
CryptoLogic Inc. has won a contract to supply its gaming software to a British sports betting company hoping to offer on-line poker and casino games to millions of its international sports customers.The Toronto company said Wednesday it had struck a deal with ukbetting PLC, a licensed on-line sports bet taker and the l - read more »

Gambling income and expenses - 02 April 2003
With more and more gambling establishments, the IRS reminds people that they must report all gambling winnings as income on their tax return.Gambling income includes, but is not limited to, winnings from lotteries, raffles, horse and dog races and casinos, as well as the fair market value of prizes such as cars, houses - read more »

Panel Says Voters Should Decide On Casino Gambling - 02 April 2003
Voters this year should decide whether Rhode Island will welcome a casino, but without knowing a specific location or developer, according to a House commission that spent eight months investigating expanded gambling. A special statewide referendum would be held in November, said the seven-member panel in a report rele - read more »

Tribes lose casino vote; vow to press on - 02 April 2003
White Earth and Red Lake American Indian leaders say they will continue to pursue a Twin Cities casino even after a Minnesota House committee Tuesday rejected their proposal.“It means a setback for our people,” White Earth Chairman Doyle Turner said.But within minutes of the 10-8 vote, the two tribes' lobbyists declare - read more »

Gambling bill craps out on House floor - 02 April 2003
The vision of developing a $1.8 billion Butte gambling and entertainment mecca to create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue was defeated soundly on the House floor Tuesday. Opposing legislators said wide-open gambling would spread throughout the state and cause social problems. House Bill 757, spo - read more »

Arkansas Senate unlikely to pass expanded gaming at racetracks - 02 April 2003
A bill that would allow Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to operate video gaming machines has stalled on the state Senate floor as Terry Smith (D-Hot Springs) attempts to rally support.The bill passed a Senate committee, but Smith has not called the bill for debate on the Senate floor because he does not have eno - read more »

Conflict reduces Internet LV trip bookings - 01 April 2003
A company that tracks last-minute travel bookings on the Internet says Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla., are seeing fewer upcoming bookings.But officials with the two dominant Las Vegas Internet sites say bookings have nearly recovered from a lull that began with the outbreak of war in Iraq.Site59.com, an Internet company t - read more »

Casino supplier posts net loss - 01 April 2003
PDS Gaming Corp. of Las Vegas reported a loss from continuing operations of $624,000, or 16 cents per share for the fourth quarter or 2002 compared to net income before one-time items of $32,000, or 1 cent per share, for the same period a year earlier.Including one-time charges, the company reported a net loss of $1.7 - read more »

'Net gambling operators look for ways around payment curbs - 01 April 2003
Congress took substantial action this month against Internet betting, with a House committee approving a bill to curb online gambling and a nearly identical bill being introduced in the Senate.Similar bills have been introduced in Congress before, but none passed both houses in the same session. With increased congress - read more »

Big Names Among Participants in First Gaming Technology Summit - 01 April 2003
The inaugural Gaming Technology Summit is attracting support from some of the biggest names in the gaming and technology industries, including charter sponsors and exhibitors Acres Gaming, Aristocrat, Bally Gaming & Systems, Cooper Levenson, Harte-Hanks, IGT, Infogenesis, Konami Gaming, Microsoft and PeopleSoft. The co - read more »

Arkansas pro-gambling laws stall - 01 April 2003
Three legislative proposals that would allow more gambling in Arkansas appear to be faltering this session, the Associated Press reports. The first would allow expanded video gambling at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs and Southland Greyhound Park in West Memphis, Arkansas' only legalized gambling ventures. The bill has pa - read more »

EBay Says PayPal Didn't Violate Law - 01 April 2003
EBay Inc. said Monday that federal prosecutors in Missouri claim the company's PayPal operation violated a part of the Patriot Act by facilitating illegal gambling. As a result, PayPal might have to forfeit money it received from gabling sites, and it also might be subject to criminal liability, EBay said in its annual - read more »

Tribe hopes it has a winner in Las Vegas-style gaming hall - 01 April 2003
Visitors to the new Tulalip Casino won't have to go far to spend their winnings.The casino -- scheduled to open June 6 -- is the Tulalip tribe's latest development at Quil Ceda Village, a 495-acre business park that already includes a Home Depot, Wal-Mart and several smaller businesses. The new 227,000-square-foot buil - read more »