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Harrah's Worker is Thankful

News Brief: For the first time in her life, Cherel Bernard, a main banker at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino, will celebrate Thanksgiving somewhere other than New Orleans.

Casino Arizona Awards Record Poker Jackpot

Tim Armstrong won $250,000, the largest bad beat poker jackpot in Arizona history, at Casino Arizona.

Arizona Tribal Casino Contribution Up

News Brief: Arizona Indian Gaming tribes paid $22.8 million to the state in the past quarter, a 22 percent jump from the $18.7 million contributed the same time last year.

De La Hoya, Casino Plan to Continue Deal

News Brief: Six-time boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya and Desert Diamond Casino are hoping to continue their boxing card relationship for another year.

Hellmuth Joins TASER Fundraiser

Twenty lucky people will have the opportunity to play poker against the best, Phil Hellmuth, at a poker tournament hosted by the TASER Foundation.

Turf Paradise Opens 50th Season

News Brief: In an area where a 20-year-old shopping mall nearly rates as an historical landmark, Turf Paradise has everything beat. The Phoenix track opens its 50th season of racing today.

Attorney: Tribes, City Need Clear Contract

News Brief: The key to a successful relationship between an Indian-owned casino and a host city is a well-written contract - called a memorandum of understanding, according to an Arizona attorney who specializes in Indian gaming regulations.

Leupp Passed Over for Casino

News Brief: Twin Arrows near Leupp, Arizona, was passed over as a likely location for a successful casino in favor of Cameron, an hour's drive to the north.

Lottery Sales Set Record

A boost in sales this year from Arizona Lottery means millions more for several programs in the state, including ones to build parks, support education and fund social-service programs.

Spirit Mountain Casino Expansion Near Completion

News Brief: Spirit Mountain Casino is completing an expansion which will include a new sports bar and additional gaming space.

Navajo President Vetoes Casino Deal

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. has vetoed a memorandum between the Navajo Nation and Hogback Chapter over a casino the chapter wants to build.

Arizona Casinos Want More Poker, Slots

News Brief: More poker games and multistate progressive slot machine games are in the early talking stages among casino executives in Arizona.

Arizona Tribe Battles Over Gambling

News Brief: The battle lines are set this week with powerful forces on the Navajo Nation Council battling President Joe Shirley Jr. over gaming.

Arizona Casino Resort Expect to Open in December

News Brief: The Radisson Resort and Casino at Fort McDowell, Arizona, is under construction and is on schedule to open Dec. 1, likely adding another tourist destination to the northeast Valley.

Arizona Tribal Leaders: Gaming Act Fine As Is

News Brief: Two Arizona tribal leaders will tell a U.S. Senate committee Tuesday that Congress doesn't need to change the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and that Arizona is a national model for gambling oversight.

Arizona Casino Money Helps Community

News Brief: Slot machine, blackjack and poker winnings by Arizona Indian casinos helped restore the sight of sheep in the Silver Bell Mountains, saved Tucson's trauma center and gave many Tucson-area teachers an extra $250 or so at the end of the school year.

Suns, Casino Arizona Forge Sponsorship Deal

News Brief: The Phoenix Suns has signed a multiyear sponsorship deal with Casino Arizona for title sponsorship to the new Pavilion area at America West Arena.

Senate Inquiry to Focus on Lobbyist

News Brief: Senator. John McCain said that his Senate Indian Affairs Committee's investigation into disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff's dealings with Native American gaming tribes will not delve into the conduct of lawmakers who may be linked with those activities.

Arizona Tribe Plans Complete Casino Renovation

News Brief: The Tohono O'odham Nation plans to tear down its original, bare-bones Desert Diamond Casino complex at and replace it with an opulent casino, 200-room hotel and restaurants.

JCM Granted Arizona Tribal Gaming Licenses

JCM has been granted several tribal gaming licenses, allowing the company to immediately conduct business directly with the Tribes.

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