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Arizona Chapter Passes First Hurdle for Casino

News Brief: Manuelito Chapter passed its first hurdle on its proposed gaming act from the Navajo Nation Council's Public Safety Committee on Monday.

Hopis Vote Down Gaming

Hopi voters went to the polls to voice their opposition to gaming for the second time in 10 years on Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

Arizona Treaty May Lead to Casino

News Brief: The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, one of the smallest of Arizona's 21 tribes, has reached a treaty with the Navajo Nation that could lead to a casino's being built 10 miles west of Flagstaff, according to Evelyn James, president of the Paiute Tribe.

Hopis to Vote on Winslow-Area Casino

News Brief: Members of the Hopi Tribe will have to choose between building a casino or not building a casino when they vote on gaming next week.

Arizona Receives $37.8 Million from Casino Tribes

News Brief: The state received $37.8 million from Arizona tribal casino gambling revenues in the first full year of contributions under a voter-approved proposition in 2002 to expand Indian gambling.

Navajo Nation to Vote on Gambling

News Brief: The Navajo Nation will learn in August if the third time is a charm for approving gambling. Last week the nation's council voted to let the people decide the controversial issue.

Friends Bond Over Poker

News Brief: For a group of guys who started playing penny-ante poker together in central Phoenix more than half a century ago, poker has been the glue that has kept them in touch for most of their lives.

Arizona Launches Self-Banning Program

News Brief: Some Tucson casino gamblers who don't know when to quit are trying a new tactic: banning themselves from all casinos in Arizona.

Help for Problem Gamblers Increasing

Arizona Department of Gaming officials hope to expand problem-gambling treatment in more parts of the state and to boost education as funds generated by a 2002 Indian gambling measure increase.

Hopi Tribe to Vote on Casino Issue

News Brief: The Hopi tribe will vote on whether the reservation will have a casino -- or whether they will lease slots out to another tribe as allowed by Arizona gaming law.

Arizona Slot Revenues Help Schools

News Brief: Arizona tribes have made three payments totaling about $9.15 million to the Department of Education.

Poker Tournaments Draw Full House

News Brief: Arizona poker tournaments are cashing in on poker’s newfound popularity.

Consultants Pitch Casino Plans to Navajo

News Brief: Gambling consultants presented casino proposals to two Navajo committees.

Arizona Gambling Payments Dip

News Brief: Arizona's gaming tribes paid the state $6.7 million in January in the third round of quarterly payments. The third payments were substantially lower than the $11.9 million collected by the state in the second round.

Hopis Could Reverse Anti-Casino Stance

News Brief: The Hopi Tribe of northern Arizona, facing a major economic hit with the likely 2006 shutdown of the Mohave Generating Station, could reverse years of gambling opposition and try to cover its losses with a casino.

Arizona Tribal Leaders Set Gaming Priorities

News Brief: Tohono O'odham leaders will hold what tribal Chairwoman Vivian Juan-Saunders calls an unprecedented meeting next month to set priorities for spending the next 20 years' worth of gaming profits.

Casino Opens: Cocopahs Unveil New Gaming Facility

News Brief: If you want to feel like you're in Las Vegas without leaving Yuma County, the Cocopah Tribe believes their new casino is the place for you.

Study: Racino States Do Better

News Brief: The horse-racing industry generally fares better in states that allow slot machines at racetracks than in neighboring states without so-called ‘racinos,’ according to early results of a University of Arizona study shared here Tuesday.

Casino Arizona Managers Back at Work

News Brief: Seven of nine top managers at Casino Arizona, including President and CEO Jon Jenkins, will return to work Thursday, three months after they were put on paid leave for a casino administrative audit.

Arizona Commission Renews Turf Paradise License

News Brief: The Arizona Racing Commission unanimously renewed T. P. Racing’s license so that it can operate races and simulcasting at Turf Paradise in Phoenix through May 2006.

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