Issue 314
September 18 - September 24, 2006
Volume 6
page 2

French Lick Casino Opening On Track

As reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal

INDIANAPOLIS Indiana – "A legal dispute between the partners developing the French Lick Casino Resort hasn't slowed progress on the project, leaving it on track for a public opening in November, the casino's general manager said yesterday.

"More than 400 slot machines have been delivered to the site, about 700 employees are on staff and renovated hotel rooms are simply waiting for furnishings, general manager Chris Leininger told the Indiana Gaming Commission.

"…The commission's discussion of the project yesterday included nary a word about the continuing dispute that threatens to tear apart the once-celebrated 50-50 partnership between the Indianapolis-based Lauth Group and a company created by the Bloomington-based Cook Group.

"Each has sought to reduce the ownership interest of the other, and the disputes are being fought in an Orange County court and in arbitration, where the parties are trying to establish a panel of mediators.

"The gaming commission is investigating the dispute, but executive director Ernest Yelton said yesterday that there's no evidence it has had any impact on the casino's projected opening or on its operations…"




Beloit Casino Clears Hurdle
As Reported by the Janesville Gazette

BELOIT, Wisconsin – "The proposed Beloit Indian casino leapt one last county hurdle Thursday night at the Rock County Board.

"Supervisors approved by 19-2 changes to the intergovernmental agreement between the county, the Beloit City Council and the St. Croix and Bad River bands of the Chippewa tribe. The Beloit City Council approved the changes earlier.

"The Bureau of Indian Affairs requested the changes, telling the groups some language in the agreement may have violated federal law…"

Narragansett Indian Chief Campaigns for Casino Vote
As Reported by the Rhode Island Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island –"That tireless juggernaut spending millions of dollars each month to persuade voters to approve a Harrah's-Narragansett Indian casino in November visited downtown yesterday in the form of a royal-blue bus, with Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas stepping off to promise good things if the referendum question passes.

"The 40-foot tour bus with the words 'Support the Narragansett Indian Casino Vote Yes on [Question] 1,' parked on a corner of Kennedy Plaza for what Thomas said was the first stop of the tribe's "victory drive" to win voter approval for a casino.

"The scene had all the makings of a campaign rally, complete with cheering bystanders -- in this case, construction workers recruited by their union stewards from several surrounding job sites to hold signs in front of the television cameras.

"…Thomas said repeatedly during his speech that the proposed casino was a $1-billion investment in Rhode Island, which would create 3,500 construction jobs, 3,800 permanent casino jobs, nearly 2,000 more jobs in the business community and provide $144 million in property-tax relief.

"…Lawmakers agreed to put the question of a casino before voters -- in the form of a constitutional amendment -- even though financial terms with Harrah's were never worked out…"

Corrales vs. Casamayor III


Mandalay Bay: In October 2003, Casamayor won their first match by TKO in six, leaving Corrales bleeding badly from the mouth. Five months later, winning by split decision, Corrales came out on top. Now for the third and last time, Diego "Chico" Corrales and Joel "El Cepillo" Casamayor will square off at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Oct. 7th for the world lightweight championship.

Date: October 7, 2006

Time: Saturday 3:30pm

Ticket Price: $25, $50, $100, $200, $300

For more information: (877) 632-7400

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