N.M. tribal casino execs were fired in Vegas scandal (March 5, 2004)

Two casino executives for the Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico were fired in Las Vegas for a rigging scandal. The Las Vegas Sun said Michael French, chief operating officer for the tribe's casino, and Brian Parrish, director of marketing,...

N.M. tribes report $110M in slot machine revenues (March 5, 2004)

New Mexico's gaming tribes reported $110 million in slot machine revenues for the last quarter of 2003. The 11 tribes contributed $8.74 million of those revenues to the state. Gaming compacts set up a sliding percentage scale for the tribes....

Supporters of gaming in Neb. think positive (March 5, 2004)

Supporters of a proposed gaming amendment in Nebraska say they have enough votes to break a filibuster and head to a final vote next week. Sen. DiAnna Schimek (D) is a supporter of gaming for the state's tribes but has...

No gaming revenues in Minn. governor's new budget (March 5, 2004)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) released a new budget on Thursday that didn't include revenues from the state's gaming tribes. But Pawlenty said he continues to meet with tribal leaders to discuss renegotiating compacts in order to get a "better...

Subway founder dreams of new casino in two years (March 5, 2004)

The founder of the Subway sandwich shop empire grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and now wants to see the city grow into a casino-resort destination. Frederick A. DeLuca is the financial backer of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, whose bid for...

Casino company sees large tribal casino in R.I. (March 5, 2004)

Harrah's Entertainment has bumped up the estimated cost of a casino for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island. An executive said the 3,000-slot machine facility would cost $600 million. But the project could be scaled back if state lawmakers approve...

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