Poarch Creek Band wants revenue-sharing deal (April 8, 2004)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians wants to negotiate a revenue-sharing compact with the state of Alabama. Chairman Eddie Tullis says a deal would benefit the state and is better alternative than the "Bingo for Books" bill under consideration that...

Cayuga Nation confirms plans for gaming in N.Y. (April 8, 2004)

The Cayuga Nation wants to open a Class II gaming facility on ancestral land in New York, an attorney for the tribe said in court on Wednesday. A federal judge heard arguments about the tribe's plans for a former auto...

NIGA annual trade show and conference wraps up (April 8, 2004)

The National Indian Gaming Association held its annual conference and trade show in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this week. NIGA chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. said gaming has raised the political clout of Native Americans. N.M. Governor Bill Richardson (D) called on...

Bill to authorize casinos in Nebraska gains new life (April 8, 2004)

Legislation to authorize Class III gaming in Nebraska was revived on Wednesday. $p The constitutional amendment was changed to allow two casinos instead of eight. Either way, tribes in the state would be able to offer gaming on their lands....

Ruling expected on tribe's Detroit casino settlement (April 8, 2004)

A federal judge is expected to rule on a settlement to pay a Michigan tribe $79 million for being unconstitutionally denied a chance to bid on three Detroit casinos. The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians came...

Seneca Nation under pressure to move casino to Buffalo (April 8, 2004)

A developer in New York is threatening a lawsuit if the Seneca Nation doesn't move its casino to downtown Buffalo. The tribe has a compact with the state for three casinos, including two off-reservation. One has been built in Niagara...

Alaska casino raises questions about tribal gaming (April 8, 2004)

A proposed tribal casino in Anchorage, Alaska, has some lawmakers worried about the possibility of tribes entering the gaming market. Perry Green, a poker star, convinced the House Finance Committee to introduce a gaming bill. He wants to convert an...