Tribal Casino http://kplu.org en Tribal Casinos Move into New Territory: High-End Luxury http://kplu.org/post/tribal-casinos-move-new-territory-high-end-luxury <p>Tribal casinos are trying to appeal to a new kind of customer—one who may not even gamble at all.</p><p>Across the Northwest, one-time no-frills casinos are expanding into resort-style destinations and adding high-end amenities like spas, fine dining, and luxury hotels. The tribes are hoping to give Las Vegas a run for its money.</p><p>Let's face it: there's not much ambiance in a room with a thousand slot machines. Or maybe it's really that there's too much ambiance.</p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 16:00:45 +0000 Jessica Robinson 10096 at http://kplu.org Tribal Casinos Move into New Territory: High-End Luxury Non-tribal casinos renew push for video slot machines http://kplu.org/post/non-tribal-casinos-renew-push-video-slot-machines <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957903.mp3</p><p>Lawmakers expect to get more bad news tomorrow when the new state revenue forecast comes out. If the budget shortfall grows, pressure will intensify to find new sources of tax dollars to offset some of the cuts. Maybe gambling.</p><p>That&#39;s what owners of the state&#39;s non-tribal casinos are betting on. They&#39;re ready with a proposal to allow video slot machines in off-reservation mini-casinos &ndash; something they say will benefit the state&rsquo;s coffers.</p><p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:04:02 +0000 Austin Jenkins & KPLU News Staff 1009 at http://kplu.org Non-tribal casinos renew push for video slot machines