Editorial: Tribes breaking promise on gaming (November 5, 2004)

"It's time for a new consensus on gambling and its limits. In 1998 and 2000, voters backed Indian gambling. But the approvals came with a clear expectation: The gaming would be limited in scope and located primarily in rural locations...

South Florida slot machine initiative passes (November 5, 2004)

A ballot initiative that could pave the way for slot machines in South Florida has been approved. Amendment 4 was losing in the polls but absentee and provisional ballots pushed it over the top by 93,000 votes. The amendment allows...

New Turtle Mountain chair supports urban casino (November 5, 2004)

The newly elected chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa supports an off-reservation casino in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Incoming chairman Ken Davis and other tribal officials say the project will create jobs and revenue. The tribe is willing...

Wisconsin gaming compact suit still unresolved (November 5, 2004)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is again being asked to resolve a gaming compact lawsuit. The owners of a racetrack filed the suit against compacts signed by Gov. Jim Doyle (D). The track says the compacts allow Class III games that...

Ruling voids Timbisha Shoshone casino pact (November 5, 2004)

A superior court judge in California has voided a casino-related agreement between the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe and the city of Hesperia. The agreement covered municipal services the city was to provide to the tribe's proposed casino. The judge ruled that...

Cowlitz Tribe outlines plans for casino complex (November 5, 2004)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington is trying to spread the word about its plans for a casino resort. The tribe took out a full-page newspaper ad to describe the project. The resort would include a 160,000-square-foot casino, 210,000 square...

Schwarzenegger says he will sign more compacts (November 5, 2004)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) says he will sign gaming compacts with five more tribes. Schwarzenegger wants tribes to share more of their revenues with the state. So far, he has convinced about a dozen tribes to do that. But...