Issue 309
August 14 - August 21, 2006
Volume 6
page 2

Riverside Casino Ready for Grand Opening

As Reported by the Lone Tree Reporter

IOWA – "The Riverside Casino and Golf Resort will open to the public Thursday, August 31 with the featured headline entertainer being Ottumwa native Tom Arnold.

"General Manager Joe Massa, officially announced the opening date during a press conference at the Casino on Monday, July 31, unveiling the casino's first television ads.

"…Massa said the casino would feature 1,181 slot machines, 24 gaming tables, 15 poker tables, several bars and restaurants. The casino, including office, entertainment hall and restaurants, is 350,000 sq. ft. He said the casino facility was about 95 percent complete and that significant progress could be seen each day.

"Yet to be completed is the spa, indoor/outdoor swimming pool and a gift boutique in that area, plus the employee wellness facility…"




Greektown Receives Final Approval
As Reported by the Detroit News

DETROIT, Michigan – "Greektown Casino received final approval Tuesday for its permanent $200 million casino/hotel/entertainment complex.

"The Michigan Gaming Control Board unanimously approved Greektown's plans, and casino officials hope to have the complex open by September 2008, about six months after the opening of permanent facilities for MGM Grand Detroit Casino and the MotorCity Casino.

"Each casino will feature 400-room hotels, 100,000-square-feet of gaming space, restaurants, entertainment facilities, meeting rooms and parking decks.

"Greektown originally planned to spend $450 million to build an all-new facility. But casino officials changed their minds last November and decided to expand the temporary casino in the heart of the Greektown business district -- a move that will save $250 million…"

Rhode Island Casino Vote Approved
As Reported by the Providence Business News

RHODE ISLAND – "A federal judge, citing the public interest, Tuesday ruled that a statewide referendum on the proposed Narragansett Indian Tribe casino in West Warwick may go forward.

"The Town of Johnston and its own prospective casino partner, Ajax Gaming Ventures LLC, had filed a lawsuit July 21 in U.S. District Court, Providence, asking the court 'to restrain the [R.I.] Secretary of State from placing on the statewide ballot … the Resolution passed by the R.I. General Assembly for a Casino in West Warwick to be owned and operated by the Narragansett Indian Tribe and its 'chosen partner.' '

"The plaintiffs named that partner, Harrah's West Warwick Investment Co. LLC,along with the Narragansetts and R.I. Secretary of State Matthew Brown as defendants in the lawsuit.

"Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith ruled that the November vote can go forward. His ruling does not end the legal battle, however, and hints that the Narragansetts eventually might lose...

JuJMariah Carey

Mohegan Sun Arena: Superstar Mariah Carey, with thirteen #1 hits and a record-breaking career, will be entertaining fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena for one night only, Friday August 25th.

Date: August 25, 2006August 11 - 12

Time: 8 pm

Ticket Price: $95, $135, and $150

For more information: (860) 862-8499

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