Okla. tribes lobby for passage of gaming compact bill (February 26, 2004)

Some Oklahoma tribes have spent the week lobbying heavily for a bill that would legalize certain electronic casino machines for tribes and horsetracks. Among the many pushing for passage was former Cherokee Nation chief Wilma Mankiller. "This is not a...

Editorial: Tribes should combat problem gambling (February 26, 2004)

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer calls on tribes to do their part in treating gambling addictions. The paper ran a series on problem gambling this week. "[A]lmost nothing is spent on treatment for problem gambling," the paper observes. The paper says tribal...

N.M. tribes seek to renegotiate gaming compacts (February 26, 2004)

Nine New Mexico tribes seeking to renegotiate their gaming compacts with the state ended talks without a new agreement last month, The Albuquerque Journal reports. The tribes want to expand hours and offer "comp" food and lodging in order to...

Minn. AG says casino audits should be kept secret (February 26, 2004)

Minnesota attorney general Peg Lautenschlager issued a legal opinion February 13 that supports keeping the state's casino audits secret. In the opinion, Lautenschlager said the state's regulation of tribal gaming supersedes the public's interest in seeing the records. Her stance...

Opinion: Okla. tribes scoring big with gaming centers (February 26, 2004)

"Oklahoma tribes looking for a quick way to generate income have come up with a very impressive answer. They not only are scoring big with their gaming centers, they also are making other retail investments, including a hotel and plans...

Meskwaki Tribe plans $150M casino expansion (February 26, 2004)

The Meskwaki Tribe announced a $150 million expansion of its hotel and casino on Wednesday. The tribe wants to add 200 seats in the bingo hall, 50 gaming and poker tables and 3,000 new slot machines. The expansion would nearly...

Calif. bills would authorize casino for state tribe (February 26, 2004)

A California lawmaker has introduced two bills to authorize a casino for the Gabrieliño/Tongva Nation, a tribe that is recognized by the state but not by the federal government. The first bill would set up a reservation for the tribe...

Ill. lawmaker wants study of possible tribal casino (February 26, 2004)

A lawmaker in Illinois is calling for a study on the effects of a casino sought by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas. The tribe is reclaiming ancestral land in Illinois and recently purchased a home in DeKalb County....

Lac du Flambeau Tribe calls casino a 'no-brainer' (February 26, 2004)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is sort of in a hurry to develop a casino in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The tribe has asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to place about 93 acres into trust....

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