Turtle Mountain Band sees opposition on casino (January 26, 2005)

Charitable groups and other tribes are lining up to oppose an off-reservation casino proposed by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The tribe held two meetings in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Tuesday to present the idea. Officials said...

More than 1,000 expected at tribal gaming meet (January 26, 2005)

The 10th annual Western Indian Gaming Conference kicks off today in Palm Springs, California. Sponsored by the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, the event is expected to draw more than 1,000 people over the next two days. Seminars on Class...

Miccosukee Tribe asks Gov. Bush to negotiate (January 26, 2005)

The Miccosukee Tribe is asking Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) to negotiate a Class III gaming compact. In a letter, the tribe's general counsel said a voter initiative approved last November paves the way for slot machines. Although two counties...

Editorial: Urban casino promising, but not yet (January 26, 2005)

"The governor's casino idea is promising. But it seems unripe for legislative discussion, and it seems premature to assume that the state will actually collect a $200 million casino licensing fee the governor is counting on. The three tribes involved...

Minnesota governor proposes urban tribal casino (January 26, 2005)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) proposed the state open a Twin Cities casino in partnership with tribes. Pawlenty didn't identify a site or say which tribes would be involved. But he has met with leaders of three remote tribes --...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe makes casino pitch in Ohio (January 26, 2005)

The chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is in Ohio to lobby for a casino. Chief Charles Enyart plans to meet with state lawmakers this week. He says Class III gaming will bring jobs and revenue to the...

Mohegan Tribe completes purchase of racetrack (January 26, 2005)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut completed the purchase of an out-of-state racetrack as part of an endeavor to diversify its holdings. The tribe's gaming authority bought the 400-acre Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The tribe will now seek a state...