Issue 204
August 9 - 15, 2004
Volume 4
page 2

Cayugas' bingo hall stays open in Union Springs
As reported by The Post-Standard

Union Springs, NY -- Let the games continue.

That's the upshot of the latest ruling by a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The judges upheld a decision issued in May allowing the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York to continue operating its high-stakes bingo hall in Union Springs. The village had sought an injunction to temporarily halt its operation.

"It was not unexpected," Alan Peterman, a lawyer representing the village, said Monday of the latest decision.

The ruling denying the injunction means the Cayugas can continue to operate their Class II gambling hall in the former NAPA auto parts store without local interference. Next up: The village will appeal a related case in which U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd ruled that the bingo hall is "Indian country" and thereby exempt from local and state laws. The case may come before the federal appeals court in September.

Hurd ruled that the Cayugas have sovereign nation rights to operate the gambling hall, without local interference, because the property lies in the Cayuga Indian land claim area.

The village sought an injunction to shut the gambling hall until the appeals court ruled on the challenge to Hurd's decision.




Plans for White City casino

United Kingdom -- Chelsfield PLC, the British property developer, is planning to build a giant Las-Vegas style casino as part of its plans to build a GBP £2 billion shopping and leisure complex at White City, west London, The Times newspaper reported.

The company is hoping to take advantage of the proposed de-regulation of the UK's gambling laws.

The British government is at present deciding where so-called "leisure destination" casinos should be built.

Mikohn slot game approved by Mississippi gaming

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Mikohn Gaming Corporation, a leading provider of diversified products and services used in the gaming industry worldwide, announced today that it has received two important approvals from the Mississippi Gaming Commission.

Mikohn's Garfield(TM), It's all About Me!® slot game has been approved by Mississippi Gaming. Installations are expected to begin immediately throughout the state. In addition, Mississippi Gaming has also granted approval to commence beta testing of Mikohn's Ticket-In/Ticket-Out (TITO) technology.

President and Chief Executive Officer Russel McMeekin stated: "We are very pleased to receive these important new approvals. Our Garfield(TM) game has been performing exceptionally well and we look forward to the installation of over 60 additional games in this key territory. The addition of TITO-enabled games in this jurisdiction, upon approval, should incrementally increase our installed base in this lucrative market."


MGM Grand: Famous rockers Sting and Anne Lennox perform in the "Sacred Love Tour" at the MGM Grand.

Date: September 24, 2004

Price: $52.00 - $152.00

Time: 8:00pm


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