Saturday, June 25, 2005

Native American Times - America's Largest Independent, Native American News Source

Native American Times - America's Largest Independent, Native American News Source: "Report: Indian gaming in Oklahoma has 'experienced remarkable growth'
State leads nation in number of new casinos

Native American Times and Associated Press 6/15/2005

American Indian tribes shared $900 million in casino gambling revenue with governments in 2004, a 23 percent increase over the previous year, according to a comprehensive review of Indian gaming.

The industry was responsible for $8.8 billion in wages, and 277,000 jobs.

The Indian Gaming Industry Report, compiled by Alan Meister, a Los Angeles-based economist with Analysis Group, also characterizes Indian gaming in Oklahoma as undergoing �remarkable growth.�

According to the report, Indian tribes contributed a whopping $6.2 billion in taxes, two-thirds of which went to the federal government. The rest was split between local and state governments.

Some tribes have come to resent legislators who rely on tribal revenue sharing for their state budgets, Meister said.

'Every new agreement is involving some sort of revenue sharing [with the state]. I don't think necessarily that all tribes are against it, but it's got to be a win-win relationship.'

Some factoids from the report, as compiled by the Native American Times.

-The top two revenue generating Indian gaming states, California and Connecticut, accounted for almost 40 percent of the nationwide total. The top five grossing states, which included (from high to low) Arizona, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, accounted for 60.1 percent of total gaming revenue at Indian gaming facilities. Compared to 2003, the top five states experienced a slight change in order as Arizona moved ahead of Minnesota to ran"

Friday, June 17, 2005

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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Horse tracks still betting on gaming

Horse tracks still betting on gaming: "June 11, 2005

Horse tracks still betting on gaming
Industry officials say Hoosier Park, Indiana Downs need pull-tabs to save racing in state.

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What is fast becoming the nation's most famous lemonade is available today at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind.

Alex's Lemonade Stand will be open during the showing of the Belmont Stakes and also for tonight's live harness card on the south apron at Hoosier Park, one of about 30 tracks nationwide expected to host the stand.

Alex's Lemonade Stand was founded in 2000 by then 4-year-old Alex Scott, Wynnewood, Pa. She was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 1 and died last August, but her parents have continued to use the stands to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.

Afleet Alex, the morning-line favorite in today's Belmont, is not named after the stand founder. But Chuck Zacney, Afleet Alex's co-owner, heard of the girl last year and has pledged a percentage of the colt's winnings to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Liz and Jay Scott, Alex's parents, hope to raise $1 million at 1,000 stands nationwide this weekend. For more information, go to

-- Michael Pointer

By Michael Pointer

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Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson had just announced plans for a new Colts stadium that would be funded by slot machines in Marion County. Suddenly, the local horse racing industry had a high-profile partner in its attempts to bring pull-tab machines to Hoosi"