Editorial: Seminole Tribe's 'culture of cronyism' (March 9, 2004)

"Nothing better illustrates the excess of gambling than the way Florida Seminole tribal leaders have poured through their casino profits. Tribal leaders spent tens of millions of dollars in recent years, frittering away much of the money on cars, vacations...

Casino workers fear loss of jobs due to bill (March 9, 2004)

Employees of Connecticut's two tribal casinos say a bill introduced by an anti-gaming lawmaker will cost them their jobs. The employees rely on a state-subsidized bus service to get to work. But state Sen. Edith Prague, a Democrat, says the...

Neb. gaming proposal fails to emerge from filibuster (March 9, 2004)

Supporters of an amendment to allow gaming in Nebraska failed by one vote to break a filibuster. Sen. DiAnna Schimek, a Democrat, needed 33 votes. She said the proposal is essentially dead this session. Nebraska has four federally-recognized tribes but...

NIGC chooses members of Class II advisory panel (March 9, 2004)

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) on Monday announced the members of an advisory committee that will refine rules and regulations affecting Class II games. Only one member is from Oklahoma, the state where classification of games has been a...

Businesses see boost from new Seminole Tribe casino (March 9, 2004)

Businesses in South Florida are already seeing benefits from the casino the Seminole Tribe is opening next month. The tribe is hiring local vendors for numerous projects, including landscaping and hotel services. The new casino is creating 3,000 jobs and...

Wis. tribe seeks approval for off-reservation casino (March 9, 2004)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin have purchased 92.7 acres for an $80 million off-reservation casino. The tribe bought the land for about $320,000, according to The Wisconsin State Journal. The land is located near Shullsburg,...

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