Issue 131
March 17-23, 2003
Volume 3
page 2

CT to Cancel Lottery Adventure Game

HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut Lottery Corp., guided by advice of the attorney general, canceled plans on March 12nd to introduce a computer-based
lottery game.

The Treasure Tower adventure game, which was scheduled to go on sale last week, was postponed after the Division of Special Revenue director Susan G. Townsley received a letter from Attorney General Blumentahal advising that the game does not pass legal muster and "is not permitted under existing legislation." Treasure Tower, given out free when a customer bought a package of four instant scratch tickets for $15, featured a cartoon character in search of cash prizes. Players would have a chance to win $25,000 in the game.

Each additional ticket would have cost $4 and would have permitted game-play that would last up to 20 minutes. Customers would have been able to forgo the CD and just scratch and turn in their ticket to see if it was a winner.

According to Blumenthal, the game fails on two levels. "First, the game appears to be a video lottery, which has been banned in Connecticut since 1983," he wrote. "Secondly, it has design features that appeal directly to young children."

Bus Company Opens Las Vegas Terminal - LAS VEGAS - A Nebraska-based bus charter company with locations in six states has opened its 12th operation with a terminal in Las Vegas. Arrow Stage Lines, a division of Busco Inc., Omaha, has opened an office and terminal at 155 West Imperial Ave in Las Vegas. and has hired Jim Sides, formerly of Vision Holidays and Ryan's Express, as its sales manager.

Arrow, a 75-year-old charter company, has seven 48- and 55-passenger buses and nine drivers based in Las Vegas. Dan Adolphson, marketing director of the company, said Arrow, the nation's 18th-largest bus charter company, will offer hotel shuttles and convention transportation, charter trips to California and Arizona and will service national accounts with transportation needs in Las Vegas. Adolphson said Arrow has had trips to and from Las Vegas for years, but opened a base of operations for the first time with the new terminal.

Detroit Casino's Neighbors Air Concerns - DETROIT, MI – Greektown Casino's future neighbors have concerns about the plan for its permanent location, including highway access and a proposed 29-story hotel complex.

Greektown's plan under a deal reached last year with the city includes a 400-room hotel, 100,000 square feet of gambling space, a 1,500-seat theater, conference space, more restaurants and a 10-story parking garage. Another 400 hotel rooms could be added depending on demand.

The 12-member Entertainment District Association says it welcomes Greektown, but has concerns. Among the greatest is traffic. Greektown's 75,000 square feet of current gambling space already attracts more than 12,000 people daily. And in a March 6 letter to Detroit's City Planning Commission, Ford Field General Manager Joan LeMahieu took issue with the 29-story hotel tower.

Beastie Boys and
DJ Hurricane

The Beastie Boys and DJ Hurricane will appear at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay Resort Casino April 25, 2003.

$75.00 (General admission), $150.00 (Reserved)

Price Note:
May not include all taxes & fees.

Show Time:
8:00 p.m.

Reservations Recommended

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