Editorial: It's time to say no to more Indian gaming (May 11, 2004)

"California is at a crossroads. Its response to the pressure to allow greater proliferation of gambling -- either by lifting the barriers on the scale of tribal operations or letting racetracks and card rooms into the game -- will determine...

Opinion: Tribal casinos a 'tax' on poor non-Indians (May 11, 2004)

"In essence, these Indian casinos are hidden regressive tax hikes on the non-Indians living nearby. The tax is regressive in that lower-income people tend to frequent casinos more than upper-income people, and therefore tend to have more of their incomes...

Detroit casino seeks dismissal of tribe's case (May 11, 2004)

The owner of a casino in Detroit is asking to be removed from the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe's case. The tribe sued after it was denied a chance to bid on three casinos in Detroit....

Seminole Tribe set to open $279M casino resort (May 11, 2004)

Today is the big day for Seminole Tribe of Florida. The tribe is opening a $279 million Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, an event expected to draw 1,500 people to Hollywood. The facility 500 rooms, 4,000 video gaming machines, poker...

Casino proposed in Chicago, this time by mayor (May 11, 2004)

The mayor of Chicago asked the Illinois Legislature to approve the state's first land-based casino, a week after the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin announced plans for a casino in a Chicago suburb. Mayor Richard Daley says the casino will generate...

Report supporting Rhode Island tribal casino bashed (May 11, 2004)

A non-Indian gaming facility in Rhode Island says a State Senate report touting the benefits of a tribal casino is "garbage." Lincoln Park claims its business will be hurt if the Narragansett Tribe gets a casino. But the report, prepared...

Casino floor 'not much different than Disney World' (May 11, 2004)

The number of slot machines in the United States has grown from 175,000 in 1991 to 750,000 last year, a sign of the growth of Indian and non-Indian gaming. States are legalizing slot machines as a way to boost revenues....

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