Class II rules would help Oklahoma, not tribes (November 13, 2006)

New Class II rules proposed by the National Indian Gaming Commissioncould send more tribal gaming revenues to the state of Oklahoma. The rules would reclassify certain games as Class III. Under the tribal-state compact, Oklahoma tribes would have to share...

California tribes create positive image of gaming (November 13, 2006)

With thousands of jobs, charitable contributions and community projects, California tribes are credited with creating a positive image of gaming. Gambling used to be socially unacceptable. Now, only about a third of Americans disapprove of it, according to national...

Poarch Creek Chairman: Class II rules threaten tribes (November 13, 2006)

"When Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, the legislation was explicitly intended to promote "tribal self-sufficiency." Our tribe, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has worked hard to avail itself of the opportunities which that law and...

Spokane Tribe moves closer to off-reservation casino (November 13, 2006)

The Spokane Tribe of Washington is moving forward with plans to develop an off-reservation casino. The tribe is close to a new compact with the state that would allow the casino. Deals are also being finalized with Spokane County and...

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