Vegas said no and so did New York and Denmark, but the planned heavyweight title
fight between Mike Tyson and champion Lennox Lewis may yet have life.
Mohegan Sun casino/resort in Connecticut has expressed an interest to host the
bout in its new 10,000-seat arena.
Etess, the Sun’s executive vice president for marketing did not rule out the
possibility of hosting the fight.
is premature,” Etess said the day after Tyson’s license application in
Nevada was denied. last week by a 4-1 vote. “There are a million things that
must happen before we could even reach an agreement.”
foremost obstacle would be the Mohegan Boxing Commission granting Tyson a
license. California and Texas have also expressed an interest in the
multi-million dollar matchup, as has South Africa.
Vegas police have recommended that the former heavyweight champion be charged
with sexual assault in two cases, a prosecutor said Friday.
and police met for two hours Friday to discuss a September complaint by a Las
Vegas woman and a November 2000 allegation from another woman identified by
police as being in her 20s and an out-of-state resident. The second case was not
reported to police until December.
done a very thorough investigation,” Chief Deputy District Attorney Doug
Herndon told The Associated Press. He said police are seeking arrest warrants
from prosecutors for Tyson on multiple counts of sexual assault in each case.
in the Catskills may not be a lock.
Cornelius Murray filed a suit in Albany claiming that laws allowing New York
gambling violate the state constitution.
a judge says the request is valid and grants the injunction, the governor
can’t cut a deal with a tribe to open a casino. Video lottery terminals would
also not be allowed at nearby Monticello Raceway.
construction might be delayed until the lawsuit is resolved. The Mohawks and
Mohicans were hoping to begin construction this year. The VLTs were headed to
Monticello in November.
Casino boosts Bama
new video gaming center run by the Poarch Creek Indians is expected to generate
$10 million this year for a rural Alabama town.
Trupp, manager of the Wendy’s in Wetumpka, said his facility sells more
burgers than ever since the video gaming center opened near the restaurant.
chairman Eddie Tullis said the center may employ a total of 60 people by the end
of the year. The jobs at the center represent the biggest economic impact on the
community, according to David Sollars, associate dean of business at Auburn
University in Montgomery.
center has cash-winning machines and progressive cash jackpots as high as
$60,000 according to Tullis.
Trump likes Spotlight
Trump, who has never avoided the spotlight, likes the one he has in California.
an investor in Spotlight 29 Casino, is asking the National Indian Gaming
Commission to ratify a management contract that would allow his company to
operate the casino, owned by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians.
love golf,” Trump said during his visit last week to the California site.
“There is no better place in the world to golf.”
would like to take over management in April and rename the casino Trump 29.
Smoking peace pipe
leaders and California officials are beginning to settle their differences
through the gaming industry.
Hensley, chairman of the state Gambling Control Commission, said that the board
is working much better with tribal leaders.
used as an example a new regulation that will allow tribes to access the bond
market to finance new casinos and expand established operations.
Diego County has eight tribes that operate casinos. The Pechanga band runs a
casino near Temecula in Southwest Riverside County.
The commission will meet with the tribes Feb. 19 in San Diego.