Two tribes talk with Cleveland mayor about casino (February 2, 2005)

Representatives of two tribes met with Cleveland, Ohio, Mayor Jane Campbell to discuss an off-reservation casino. A consultant for the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma said a casino in Cleveland could be a viable alternative to a statewide gaming referendum...

New Mexico bill challenges off-reservation casino (February 2, 2005)

A New Mexico Democrat introduced a bill that would allow gaming in hotels, bars, restaurants and convenience stores if the state governor ever approves an off-reservation tribal casino. State Sen. John Arthur Smith said he wanted to "make certain the...

Minnesota tribes gave $550K to state candidates (February 2, 2005)

Minnesota tribes with casinos gave about $550,000 to state candidates and political action committees last year, according to a new report from the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. The tribes gave largely to the Democratic party. John McCarthy, the...

Editorial: Off-reservation casino deserves a shot (February 2, 2005)

"Wichita needs to decide, sooner rather than later, whether it wants a stake in casino gambling. If the city delays, the decision will be made for it when the market becomes saturated with competing venues. That would create the worst...

Minnesota tribes cite contributions to state (February 2, 2005)

Two Minnesota tribes have launched a public relations campaign to counter claims by Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) that they aren't sharing enough with the state. The Prairie Island Indian Community and Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community say their casinos have generated...

Wisconsin Republican wants tribe's casinos closed (February 2, 2005)

A Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin says Gov. Jim Doyle (D) should shut down the Ho-Chunk Nation's casinos because the tribe isn't sharing more revenues with the state. State Rep. Dean Kaufert claims the tribe owes $60 million under a new...

Mashantucket Tribe approves $700M casino expansion (February 2, 2005)

Members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut approved a $700 million expansion of their casino on Monday. The project will include a 825-room hotel, a new casino, a 5,000-seat concert theater, six nightclubs and restaurants, and a 21,000-square-foot...

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