Issue 102
August 19-25, 2002
Volume 3
page 2

Turning Stone To Add
Hotel, Events Center to Casino Complex

VERONA, NY - The Oneida Indian Nation is planning to add a 300-room, 20-story hotel and a 5,000-seat events center to its Turning Stone Casino complex.

The expansion, which also would include a 100-suite hotel and a world-class spa, would create up to 1,000 more permanent jobs, Oneida officials said. The nation currently employs more than 3,000 people at Turning Stone and its other businesses.

The whole plan just re-emphasizes and builds on the golf resort theme,' Nation spokesman Jerry Reed said Friday.

The existing complex includes a casino, a convention center, a showroom, a 285-room luxury hotel and two golf courses.

One thousand new jobs excites me,' Verona Town Supervisor David K. Reed said.

Former TV Star Wants to Build Nevada Casino -
RENO, NV – Nearly three years after his dreams for a $175 million Jethro's Beverly Hillbillies Mansion and Casino fizzled in Reno, actor Max Baer Jr. still wants to build a casino in Nevada. Baer said he has scouted sites in Carson City and the Minden area for a casino based on the television show he starred in more than 30 years ago as the dimwitted Jethro Bodine. Baer said he considered Carson City's vacant Wal-Mart building as a casino site, but has no plans to build in the capital.

In October 1999, negotiations broke down between Baer and the Reno shopping mall where he wanted to build the Beverly Hillbillies-themed casino.

Owners of Park Lane Mall said they couldn't wait for Baer to secure financing for the project, which would have featured Granny's Shot Gun Wedding Chapel and a Cement Pond swimming poll.

Baer clashed with the Reno City Council before winning approval for a 240-foot oil-derrick marquee with a flame in front of the casino.

Critics had called the project an embarrassment to the city, and dozens of neighbors complained about the potential for increased noise and traffic.

Mississippi Grand Casinos Issue Commemorative Elvis Coins - GULFPORT, MS – To mark the 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, Grand Casino's Biloxi and Gulfport sites are awarding commemorative coins to gamblers who earn a certain amount of points.

“The coin promotion is responsible for a more than 10 percent increase in slot play," said Steve Rosen, vice president of marketing for Park Place Entertainment's Mid-South region, which oversees the two casinos. "The interest isn't limited to this area," he said. "We've got people calling us from Minnesota and New York trying to collect those coins."

Heidi Hamers, vice president of marketing for Treasure Bay Casino in Biloxi, said Brandon Bennett, a 19-year-old Elvis impersonator from Ponchatoula, LA, draws capacity crowds at Scalawag's Showbar.

Goo Goo Dolls,
Third Eye Blind,
Vanessa Carlton

Goo Goo Dolls, Third Eye Blind, and Vanessa Carlton will performa at the Event Center at Mandalay Bay Resort Casino on September 10.

$25.00, $30.00, $45.00

7:00 p.m.

Reservations Recommended

For more information please call: (877) 632-7400
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