Stillaguamish Tribe finally starts work on casino (May 4, 2004)

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington has begun construction of a $19 million casino. The tribe saw opposition from local residents and some tribal members who said the leadership was unaccountable. The tribe also lost its first investors when the state...

Billionaire calls gaming a 'tax on ignorance' (May 4, 2004)

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett isn't supporting proposals to authorize Class III gaming in Nebraska. While Buffett says gaming is "a perfect way to raise money" he believes it is "basically a tax on ignorance." "I don't like the idea of...

Debate opens on bill to allow slot machines in Texas (May 4, 2004)

Debate on a bill to legalize slot machines in Texas is expected to last several days in the Texas House. Gov. Rick Perry (R) says $1.5 billion in revenues from up to 40,000 slot machines at racetracks and tribal casinos...

Muckleshoot Tribe funds effort against gaming initiative (May 4, 2004)

The Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington is funding a political committee aimed at defeating a ballot initiative that would authorize non-Indian gaming. The tribe gave $50,000 to the "No on I-892" committee, which is being run for a public affairs consultant...

Ho-Chunk Nation seeks suburban Chicago casino (May 4, 2004)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin announced plans on Monday to build an off-reservation casino in a suburb of Chicago. The 432-acre facility is being billed as the largest gaming facility in the country. The tribe plans a hotel, water park,...

BIA to take land into trust for Catskills casino (May 4, 2004)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has recommended approval of an off-reservation casino for the Cayuga Nation of New York. The tribe and partner Empire Resorts plan to open the casino on 30 acres in the Catskills. The area is 90...

BIA to take land into trust for two Wisconsin tribes (May 4, 2004)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs plans to take 26 acres of land into trust for an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin, according to a notice published in the Federal Register on Monday. The Bad River and St. Croix bands of the...