Interior rejects Class III games for Nebraska tribes (July 20, 2004)

The Department of Interior has informed the Santee Sioux Tribe that most Class III games cannot be operated a tribal casinos even if they are not completely outlawed in the state. The tribe argued that Nebraska law permits casino nights,...

Professor: 'Clever' wording in tribal casino bid (July 20, 2004)

The referendum for the Narragansett Tribe's casino in Rhode Island is a "rather cleverly-worded bill" that will deny voters their rights, according to a retired professor and former state lawmaker. Rod Driver calls on voters to reject the referendum. He...

Tribal competition prompted MGM-Mandalay merger (July 20, 2004)

The growing California tribal casino market was one of the reasons for the billion-dollar merger of the MGM Mirage and Mandalay Resort Group gaming companies, an executive said. The deal, worth an estimated $5 billion, was announced shortly before another...

Pataki explains rejection of Seneca-Cayuga deal (July 20, 2004)

New York Gov. George Pataki (R) said lack of local support forced him to drop negotiations with the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma. Pataki's office was working with the tribe to settle its portion of the 64,000-acre Cayuga land claim. The...

Professor: Gaming motivates tribal recognition (July 20, 2004)

Tribes seeking federal recognition are doing so only because they want to open a casino, a University of Nevada professor said during an online chat yesterday. William N. Thompson, a professor and gambling researcher at the University of Nevada/Las Vegas,...

Wyandotte Nation seeks return of seized property (July 20, 2004)

The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma went to court on Monday to seek the return of property seized by the state of Kansas. In April, state authorities raided the tribe's trust land in downtown Kansas City. A reported $500,000 in cash...