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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.

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.

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