Issue 161
October 13 - October 19, 2003
Volume 3
page 1

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Gaming News
Gloria Estefan at Caesars Palace

The Schwarzenegger Affect

Maryland Leaders Decide Against Casinos

Washington Tribe to Build $60 Million Casino

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Gloria Estefan Launches New CD ``Unwrapped'' with Exclusive Performance and V.I.P. Reception at
Caesars Palace

Five-time Grammy Award winner, Gloria Estefan launched her latest CD "Unwrapped" with a special performance and V.I.P. reception at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Her first CD after a six-years hiatus, "Unwrapped" has garnered wide-spread critical acclaim and the first single titled "Wrapped"/"Hoy" hit the #1 position on the Billboard Latin Charts making this Estefan's 12th #1 hit, the most of any female artist on the Billboard Latin Charts.

Estefan is in the midst of an exclusive seven show engagement, choreographed by renowned film and television director Kenny Ortega, which runs until October 19 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Estefan, famous for her energetic and fun-filled concerts, is accompanied by a 23 piece band and a percussion section jammed with over 200 rhythm instruments. A specially-designed 40' x 80' video display on the Colosseum's giant LED screen, moving set pieces, and over a dozen dancers compete the spectacle.

Some tickets for this exclusive engagement are still available at the Caesars Palace box office and are priced at $175, $150, $127.50 and $87.50. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster at 702.474.4000 or online at Caesars Palace.

Gaming Bosses Contemplate Schwarzenegger's Affect

BRENDAN RILEY, Associated Press Writer

Nevada casino officials, slot machine manufacturers and state regulators puzzled Wednesday over California Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger's stance on Indian gambling -- and the potential effect on the gambling industry in general.

"Some see Schwarzenegger's election as an opportunity, some see it as a threat," said Bill Bible, head of the Nevada Resort Association, which represents many of the state's casinos. "It depends on where your position is in the industry." "I don't think anybody knows," added Thomas Baker, head of slot-making giant International Game Technology. "I think (the impact) is yet to be determined."

Dennis Neilander, chairman of the state Gaming Control Board, said he expects Schwarzenegger will start with an assessment of Indian gambling in California and the numbers of slot machines they should be allowed -- a process that wasn't finished by recalled Gov. Gray Davis' administration by a deadline last March. "He'll have to decide whether to expand or contract (the slot numbers," Neilander said. "And we'll have to wait and see what his position is on the issue."

"If the Indian casinos expand, that could cause some economic harm to smaller communities in Nevada," Neilander said. "On the other hand, it could help slot machine manufacturers." Nevada companies that have agreements with tribes to operate casinos in California also could benefit.

Schwarzenegger's campaign statements on gambling reflect a harsher stance toward the tribes than that of Davis. In a late-September ad, he accused the tribes of playing "money politics" in Sacramento and making billions without paying their fair share.

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