Supreme Court turns down gaming compact case (February 22, 2005)

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear a challenge to Michigan's tribal-state compacts. Taxpayers of Michigan Against Casinos (TOMAC) brought the suit after the state Legislature approved the compacts. The group, which has been fighting several tribes, said the...

Crime rose, then fell, after opening of casino (February 22, 2005)

The chief of police in a town near the Fond du Lac Ojibwe Reservation said crime rates rose after the tribe opened its casino but fell a few years later. Wade Lamirande was a detective when the Black Bear Casino...

Bill in Minnesota legalizes poker games at bars (February 22, 2005)

Some Republicans in Minnesota are supporting a bill that would legalize a certain game of poker in bars. The bill would only authorize Texas Hold'em, a tournament game that has grown in popularity and is often played for free. The...

Montana tribe to bring Class II games to casino (February 22, 2005)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana are installing Class II machines as part of a $1.5 million expansion project. The casino will offer 20 Rocket Bingo machines for a six-month trial period. If the machines prove successful, 40...

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