Editorial: Off-reservation casinos deserve a shot (January 27, 2005)

"Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty and Turtle Mountain's Ken Davis have the same goal. They want to spread the benefits of the Indian gaming more equitably. Pawlenty, governor of Minnesota, has suggested a partnership between the state and northern Minnesota tribes to...

San Manuel Band to debut new $300M casino (January 27, 2005)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is holding a grand opening for its new $300 million casino on Friday. The 480,000-square-foot San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino took a year to complete. The tribe is awaiting approval for a...

California tribes debate 'reservation shopping' (January 27, 2005)

Two California tribes are taking steps to prevent others from opening casinos off existing reservations. The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, which operates a casino on its reservation, is opposing a Bay Area casino sought by the Lytton Band of...

Sac and Fox Nation in dispute with state regulators (January 27, 2005)

The Sac and Fox Nation and the state of Kansas are disputing whether the state can inspect slot machines at the tribe's casino. The tribe's gaming commission has restricted state access to casino games and casino records. So state inspectors...

Minnesota urban casino called 'dead on arrival' (January 27, 2005)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposal for an urban casino in the Twin Cities is being questioned by lawmakers and tribal leaders. Republican state Sen. Dick Day said the casino was "dead on arrival" unless it was located at an existing...

Kansas governor to wait on urban casino compact (January 27, 2005)

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) will wait to pursue a compact she signed with two tribes for an urban casino, her chief legal aide said. The compact with the Kickapoo Tribe and the Sac and Fox Tribe was not approved...