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Trump Will Drop Lawsuit For $500 Million

News Brief; Donald Trump is offering to drop his breach of contract lawsuit against the Eastern Pequot tribe and the casino investors who replaced him in exchange for a half a billion dollars.

Foxwoods Finishes Its $99M Expansion

News Brief: Foxwoods Resort Casino's $99 million Rainmaker expansion added its final element this holiday weekend -- a valet parking area that would add 800 spaces to the casino.

Connecticut Casinos Cater to Asians for Thanksgiving

News Brief: Catering to a predominantly Asian clientele on Thanksgiving Day, then hosting diverse crowds of gamblers over the long holiday weekend, is an annual tradition at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun.

Mohegan Authority Names New President, CEO for Tracks

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, the operators of Mohegan Sun, announced today that Robert Soper has been designated to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Pocono Downs and five Pennsylvania off-track wagering operations.

Connecticut Tribal Casinos Report Record Slot Revenue

ews Brief: Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino won more money from their slot machine customers last month than in any previous October, the result of continued growth at the two facilities and a calendar that included two more weekend days than 2003.

Mohegan Results Mixed

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority reports gaming revenues for Q4 of $296.9 million, a 4.2% increase over the corresponding period in the prior year. Net income was $9.3 million, a 69.8% decrease from Q4 2003.

WPT Launches the Professional Poker Tour

Season One of the World Poker Tour’s Professional Poker Tour is jampacked with a stellar line-up of All-Star players, 134 of which turned out for the Tour's inaugural competition on November 9-10 at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Kerzner Reports Loss

Kerzner International Limited reported a net loss in Q3 of $11.2 million, compared to net income of $6.5 million in Q3 2003, resulting in diluted net loss per share of $0.32 compared to diluted net income per share of $0.22 in the same period last year.

BIA Rejects Paugussetts' Appeal of Recognition Denial

An appeals board within the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has rejected the Golden Hill Paugussetts' request to reconsider denial of federal recognition for the tribe.

Experts: Problem Gambling Issue Growing

News Brief: The boom in casino gambling, instant lottery tickets and other forms of gambling is causing more people to suffer severe problems, international researchers assembled here for a two-day meeting said Monday.

Mohegans File for Pennsylvania License

News Brief: The Mohegans could have 200 slot machines on line at the Pocono Downs racetrack by spring if they obtain a conditional license from the State of Pennsylvania.

Connecticut to Host Conference

News Brief: To build more awareness about people who suffer from problem gambling and other disorders, such as depression or alcoholism, the state and a private organization are sponsoring a conference next month that will bring in some of the world's leading researchers.

Connecticut Casino Looking for Foreign Workers

News Brief: Connecticut’s two casinos are looking to Brazil and South Korea for food and beverage workers.

Foxwoods Slot Take Surpasses Mohegan Sun's

News Brief: Foxwoods Resort Casino's slot machine revenues surpassed Mohegan Sun's in August for the first time in many months, according to figures released Wednesday by the two southeastern Connecticut casinos.

Gambling Linked to Good Health in Elderly

News Brief: The survey showed that recreational gamblers 65 and older reported being in better health than their peers who don't gamble.

Study: Older Gamblers are Healthier

News Brief: Researchers at Yale University have found that older gamblers are healthier than their younger counterparts, who have higher rates of alcohol and substance abuse, bankruptcy, depression and incarceration.

Connecticut Tribe Reaches Pact With Union

News Brief: The Tribal Council of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation in Connecticut has entered into a card check neutrality agreement with UNITE HERE, the nation's largest union representing casino workers.

Report: BIA Followed Rules in Tribal Recognition Process

News Brief : The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs followed regulations and was not unduly influenced by outside parties in deciding the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation should be recognized, according to the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Connecticut AG: Poker Nights are Illegal

News Brief: Connecticut’s casinos are backing Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's declaration that poker night promotions in bars are illegal.

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