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Man Accused in Casino Investment Scam

News Brief: Arizona regulators have charged a Tucson man with securities fraud, stemming from suspected efforts to sell tribal water rights he did not hold and participation in the management of a non-existent Indian casino.

Aztar Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Aztar Corporation reports that its Board of Directors has appointed Neil A. Ciarfalia to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Arizona Tribe Chooses Site for Casino

News Brief: After looking at the pros and cons of moving the Rawhide Western Town farther south, a Gila River Indian Community board has decided to stick to its original site.

Arizona Casinos Give $9.9 Million in Revenue

News Brief: Arizona's Indian tribes with casinos gave $9.9 million in gaming revenue to the Arizona Department of Gaming covering the quarter running from October through December.

Casino Arizona Chooses JCM American

Casino Arizona has chosen JCM American as the exclusive supplier of bill validators for its two Scottsdale-area properties.

$30 Million Powerball Jackpot Won

Three lucky players in Arizona, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania matched all 6 numbers Wednesday and will share in a $30 million jackpot.

Gaming Allows Tribes to Flex Political Muscle

News Brief: Flush with new cash from increased gaming in the state and aware they are a key voting block, Arizona tribes are starting to flex their political muscles.

Ak-Chin Indian Community Extends Harrah's Management Contract

The National Indian Gaming Commission has approved an agreement between the Ak-Chin Indian Community and a subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET) that extends Harrah's contract to manage Harrah's Phoenix Ak-Chin hotel and casino for an additional five years.

Arizona Casino Cash Helps Reduce Reservations' Poverty

News Brief: Poverty is a serious problem on reservations across Arizona, but gaming slowly is beginning to improve the poor conditions.

Aztar CEO to Retire

Aztar reports that Paul E. Rubeli has informed the Board of Directors of his intention to retire from his positions as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2005.

Navajo Delegates Object to Tribe Owning Casinos

News Brief: Some Navajo council delegates are objecting to assertions by Navajo Nation officials that the tribe, not the individual chapters, would own the casinos.

Seabiscuit, Smarty Jones Credited for Arizona Track Success

News Brief: The lingering popularity of the film ‘Seabiscuit’ and dual classic winner Smarty Jones as well as a concerted effort by tracks to reach a broader audience has helped spark Arizona’s racetracks to their best fiscal numbers in five years.

Arizona Lottery Results Up

News Brief: Arizonans pursuing quick riches bought a record $366.6 million in Lottery tickets in the year that ended June 30, a nearly 14 percent gain over the previous 12 months.

Navajo President Opens Door for Gambling

News Brief: Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. has cleared the way for gambling at five tribal chapters by not acting on legislation passed by the Tribal Council.

JMC Awarded Temporary License

JCM American has been granted a temporary gaming license by the State of Arizona.

Arizona Win Big on Slots

News Brief: More slot machines meant a higher payoff last year for Arizona Indian tribes, which took in an estimated $151 million more in gambling revenue than in 2002, according to an independent analysis being released today.

Female Problem Gamblers Deal with More Issues

News Brief: Female problem gamblers deal with many issues that male gamblers deal with, such as shame and serious financial problems. But in many cases, the issues become much harder for women.

Expansion Begins at Oregon Casino

News Brief: Work has begun on a $20 million project to expand the hotel at the Spirit Mountain Casino in Oregon.

Officials Fired Over Inappropriate Photos

Two members of Fort McDowell Casino's tribal regulatory office have been fired after one of them used casino surveillance cameras to zoom in and photograph the breasts of unsuspecting female patrons and employees, authorities said.

Harrah's, Arizona Tribe Extend Contract

News Brief: Las Vegas-based casino giant Harrah's Entertainment Inc. will operate the Ak-Chin Indian Community's casino for five more years under terms of a contract extension announced this week.

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