Gaming Legal News - May 23, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 12

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In This Issue:

- NINTH CIRCUIT DEMANDS INTERIOR EXPLAIN GLENDALE TRUST DECISION:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has required the Secretary of the Interior to reconsider a decision to accept an unincorporated parcel surrounded by the City of Glendale into trust for the Tohono O’odham Nation. This ruling reverses the court’s prior decision upholding the trust acceptance, and it will slow but probably not derail the Tribe’s efforts to add a fourth casino and enter the lucrative Phoenix market....

- DETROIT CASINOS’ APRIL REVENUES DECREASE FROM SAME MONTH LAST YEAR: MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD RELEASES APRIL 2013 REVENUE DATA:

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for April 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan, commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 2.68% decrease in gaming revenues compared to the same month in 2012. Aggregate gross gaming revenue for the Detroit commercial casinos also decreased by approximately 10.9% compared to March 2013 revenue figures, continuing a similar decrease in revenues between March and April in prior years....

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