Pataki wants NIGC to act on Oneida Nation casino (September 29, 2005)

New York Gov. George Pataki (R) has asked the National Indian Gaming Commission to determine the legality of the Oneida Nation's casino. In a letter to the NIGC, Pataki's chief legal counsel called the casino "illegal" and said "criminal activity"...

New York county hopes law will shut Cayuga bingo hall (September 29, 2005)

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new law aimed at shutting down the Cayuga Nation's bingo hall. The tribe is operating the Class II establishment on ancestral land. Under the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Sherrill...

City officials again object to Soboba Band casino (September 29, 2005)

Two Temecula City Council members said the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians hasn't responded to their concerns about the relocation of the tribe's casino. The tribe has an existing casino on its reservation but wants to relocate to a 128-acre...

Wisconsin governor opposes GOP gaming bill (September 29, 2005)

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) said he opposes a Republican bill that would require the state Legislature to approve non-reservation casinos. Some tribal leaders also said the bill would cause problems. Doyle has previously vetoed bills that attempted to limit...