Quapaw Tribe fined for illegal casino agreement (April 21, 2005)

The Quapaw Tribe has been fined $50,000 for operating a casino without an approved management contract, The Oklahoman reports. The National Indian Gaming Commission launched an investigation into the tribe in 2003. The agency eventually determined that the tribe had...

Provision in off-reservation deal called illegal (April 21, 2005)

A provision in a deal to prevent a New Mexico county from opposing an off-reservation casino is probably illegal, state attorney general Patricia Madrid said in an advisory letter. In the letter [Text], Madrid said the proposed deal between Jemez...

Ho-Chunk Nation to ask BIA for off-reservation land (April 21, 2005)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin will ask the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take land into trust for an off-reservation casino in Illinois, The Munster Times reports. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois) said the tribe is preparing the application to...

Schwarzenegger said to back off-reservation casino (April 21, 2005)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is supportive of a tribal effort to open an off-reservation casino in Barstow, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The Los Coyotes Band of Mission Indians is working on the deal with the Big Lagoon Rancheria....

Oregon tribe adds golf course to casino resort (April 21, 2005)

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in Oregon has purchased a golf course next to its casino resort but has no plans at this time to take the course into trust. The Lakeside Golf Course and Health Club is next...