Schwarzenegger backtracks on new compact revenues (January 12, 2005)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) released a new budget on Monday that dramatically revises the amount he expects from new gaming compacts he signed with a small group of tribes. Instead of $300 million, Schwarzenegger expects just $16 million from...

Mille Lacs Band calls on gaming tribes to share wealth (January 12, 2005)

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is calling on successful gaming tribes to create a $50 million foundation to help poorer tribes in Minnesota. Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin announced the proposal during her State of the Band Address. She said...

Oakland City Council votes against casino project (January 12, 2005)

The Oakland, California, City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday night to oppose a casino proposed by the Lower Lake Rancheria-Koi Nation. There were two abstentions. The vote came after a three-hour meeting during which blasted the idea. But most of...

NIGC extends comment period on MICS regulations (January 12, 2005)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has extended the comment period on revisions to the minimum internal control standards (MICS). The proposed changes [NIGC] were outlined last month. The MICS govern how tribal casinos operate on a day-to-day basis. Comments will...