Morongo Band goes big with casino opening (December 6, 2004)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will debut its $250 million casino resort with two days of star-studded events. On Wednesday, chairman Maurice Lyons will be joined by "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and Grammy-award winning musician Santana for the...

Lawmakers to review compact for urban casino (December 6, 2004)

California lawmakers are returning to work today and will consider a controversial compact for a large urban casino in the Bay Area. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed a compact with the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians in August. The deal...

New Mexico tribe blasts revenue-sharing deals (December 6, 2004)

States have no right to take gaming revenues from tribes, the leader of a small New Mexico tribe says. Pojoaque Pueblo Gov. George Rivera wrote a letter to state Gov. Bill Richardson (D). In the letter, Rivera did not rule...

Wyoming to seek rehearing on Class III gaming case (December 6, 2004)

The state of Wyoming will ask the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling favoring the Northern Arapaho Tribe. On November 23, the court issued a unanimous decision that said the state has to negotiate a compact for...

Ex-employee criticizes Mohegan Tribe's casino (December 6, 2004)

A former employee of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has gone public with his criticism of the way the tribe's successful casino is regulated. Brad Beecher, a 21-year state police veteran, was an investigator for the tribal gaming commission. He...

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