|A San Diego woman won a Porsche Cayman at Viejas Casino in San Diego on Sunday. Deborah Smith was randomly
selected after she qualified for the drawing by earning V Points on her V Club card.
The new $1-billion resort, casino and spa will feature 60,000 square feet of luxury meeting and
conference facility space and offer unprecedented views of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.
The Sands' first-quarter losses were driven by higher construction costs, the slowing economy and increased
competition in Macau, according to the casino operator.
Publicly owned gambling companies lost 2.5 percent of their value in April in large part due to the economic downturn that has home prices in the basement and oil costs in the stratosphere.
The Arizona Department of Gaming reported that the casino revenues Indian tribes shared with the state for the first three months of 2008 were down 0.8 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Steve Wynn announced that he won't layoff employees like rivals
Station Casinos, MGM Mirage and Harrah's Entertainment have done, even though his company
suffered a 20 percent decrease in income during the first quarter.
Former Kahnawake Grand Chief Joe Norton and lawyer Morden Lazarus urged that legislation be enacted to
recognize gambling as a legitimate aboriginal activity under the Canadian constitution.