Santa Ysabel Band breaks ground on first casino (May 13, 2005)

Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueño Indians is expecting more than 400 people to attend a picnic to break ground on a new casino being financed and built by Indian money. The tribe plans to open the facility in May 2006....

Column: Wampanoags 'on the prowl' for casino backer (May 13, 2005)

"Wanted: New casino partner for the Bay State's only recognized Indian nation. The Wampanoag Tribe of Martha's Vineyard seeks a deep-pocketed gambling industry partner. Must be willing to spend millions on a highly uncertain quest to win approval for a...

Oklahoma tribe makes land claim in casino push (May 13, 2005)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is staking claim to land in Ohio as part of its effort to open several off-reservation casinos on their ancestral territory. Eastern Shawnee Chief Charles Enyart sent a May 5 letter to state attorney...

GOP congressman introduces anti-Indian gaming bill (May 13, 2005)

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) introduced a bill on Thursday that targets the $18.5 billion Indian gaming industry. The bill would require state and legislative approval of gaming compacts, increase background investigations and require tribes to disclose gaming plans in seeking...