Navajo Nation to hold referendum on gaming (April 28, 2004)

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. believes tribal members will eventually approve gaming for the entire reservation. Voters will get a chance to prove Shirley right, or wrong, this fall. The Navajo Nation council schedule a referendum August 3 on...

Proposed fees on slot machines in Texas called too low (April 28, 2004)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas says a bill to impose a $25,000 fee on every slot machine is too high. But a consultant says its not high enough. State Reps. Jim Pitts (R) and Ron Wilson (D) introduced a bill...

Editorial: Catawba Nation's 'end run' on the state (April 28, 2004)

"The Catawba Indian Nation is trying two approaches to convince the Legislature to allow it to operate a high-stakes bingo hall at Santee. On the one hand, the tribe argues that its only fair. On the other, it threatens to...

Bingo still a tradition at some California casinos (April 28, 2004)

California's $4 billion Indian gaming industry started out with bingo, a fact not lost on several tribes who still offer the game to customers. But bingo is slowing losing ground to slot machines and Class III offerings. According to The...

Casino firm gave checks to Minnesota lawmakers (April 28, 2004)

The world's largest casino company has fired a lobbyist for giving checks to Minnesota lawmakers considering an expansion of gaming in the state. Envelopes containing seven checks were sent to the lawmakers. Two of the checks came from two senior...

Editorial: Cheyenne-Arapahos should play by the rules (April 28, 2004)

"There have been two Indian-owned casinos in Colorado for a decade: the Ute Mountain Utes' in Towaoc and the Southern Utes' in Ignacio. Although their reservations existed long before 1988, they also adhere to the $5 limit. According to Don...

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