Issue 30
April 4 - 10, 2001
Volume 1
page 2

Oneida Tribes to Build
Casino Resort in Mexico

CHICAGO, IL - /Washington Post/ - The Oneida Indian Nation, which owns the Turning Stone Casino Resort in upstate New York, made an agreement with officials of Mexico on March 30 to develop and manage Las Vegas-style casinos in the Pacific Coast tourist resorts of Acapulco and Mazatlan.

It is believed to be the first time an American Indian tribe has negotiated a nation-to-nation diplomatic agreement for casino development outside of the United States. Oneida officials said that market studies have not been completed but that the new casinos and resorts could cost as much as $500 million to build, depending on the size.

Mark Van Norman, executive director of the National Indian Gaming Association said Acapulco and Mazatlan, which is about an hour's flight north of Acapulco, are popular destination resorts and will thrive more with casinos. He said the tribe would contribute capital and gaming expertise to the enterprises.

The Oneidas' enterprises include the prosperous Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, NY, which has 1,500 cashless slot machines and gets 3.5 million visitors a year. The Oneidas also publish a national newspaper, Indian Country Today; manufacture gaming machines; operate a chain of gasoline stations and convenience stores; and manufacture clothing.

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Greyhound Offers Direct Service to Barona Casino - DALLAS, TX -- Greyhound casino service, called Lucky Streak, now takes passengers to the front door of the Barona Casino, located in San Diego, CA. A round trip Greyhound ticket is priced at $15 and entitles customers to a $5 Barona Casino voucher to play games, 50 percent off the Barona buffet and 50 percent off their next Greyhound trip. Greyhound schedules to Barona leave Monday through Friday from the Greyhound terminals in Los Angeles and the downtown Greyhound location in Tijuana. Each bus makes stops in Anaheim, Santa Ana, Oceanside, Escondido, San Diego and San Ysidro. Greyhound Lucky Streak service is offered across the country to casinos in Atlantic City; Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut; Caesars in Lake Tahoe, California; Lady Luck Casino in Las Vegas; and the Sands Regency, Flamingo Hilton and Reno Hilton in Reno, Nevada. For more information on Greyhound Lucky Streak casino service call 1-888-2THEBUS (888-284-3287).

California Investor to Purchase Resorts Atlantic City - ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The grand dame of the Boardwalk has a wealthy new partner who wants to restore some of her faded luster. Colony Capital LLC, a private investment firm with $6 billion in assets, won regulatory approval Match 28 to buy Resorts Atlantic City for $140 million. The deal was closed on March 30. Colony plans to add a 500-room hotel towel and is examining the possibility of developing a 10-acre property next door that is currently used for surface parking. Colony Capital, based in Beverly Hill, CA, is an international investment firm that specializes in real estate assets and operating companies but also owns Harvey's Casino Resort of Lake Tahoe, NV.

MGM Mirage to Develop Detroit Casino Riverfront Site - LAS VEGAS, NV - MGM Mirage on March 30 said it has signed an agreement with the city of Detroit to build a permanent casino on property along the Detroit River, and it expects to begin construction in summer 2002. The company did not disclose the cost of the project. MGM Mirage already operates a casino in a temporary location in downtown Detroit along with two other operators who have pledged money to develop land into a park near the new, permanent MGM Mirage riverfront casino. The other operators, MotorCity Casino and Greektown Casino, will remain at their present locations and construct their permanent hotel-casinos there, MGM Mirage said in a statement.

98 Degrees, Baha Men, Dream, Debalah Morgan

98 Degrees will perform one show at the Aladdin's Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, April 27, 2001. Also performing will be Baha Men, Dream, and Debalah Morgan.

98 Degrees' 1998 multi-platinum sophomore smash, 98� And Rising, spawned the hits "Because of You," "The Hardest Thing" and "I Do (Cherish You)." The group's gold-selling 1997 debut self titled album included the hit track "Invisible Man." Their current single "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)" shows a more rhythmic side of the band, long known for its powerful ballads.

DATE: April 27, 2001

SHOWTIME: 7:30 pm

TICKETS: $25, $40, $55 plus tax

For more information please call The Aladdin Box Office at 702-474-4000.

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