Letter: IGRA benefits tribe, members and states (February 1, 2007)

"The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was passed primarily to establish a baseline regulatory protocol that would ensure lawful gaming and generate self- sufficiency for Native Americans. The IGRA provides gaming regulatory protocol for economic development support and respect toward...

Arizona tribes have shared $250M with state (February 1, 2007)

Arizona's 15 gaming tribes have shared $251.4 million in revenues with the state over the past four years. The tribes have been sharing revenues since 2003, after state voters approved Proposition 202. The initiative expanded Class III gaming for the...

California tribes back with off-reservation casino bid (February 1, 2007)

Indianz.Com Casino StalkerTracking casino proposals across Indian Country. Two California tribes who want to build side-by-side casinos hundreds of miles from their reservations were back at the state capitol on Wednesday. The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cuperno Indians...

Massachusetts tribes eager to discuss gaming (February 1, 2007)

With Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) launching a task force on gaming, the two tribes in the state are eager to get in on the ground floor. The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe has expressed interest in opening a casino. The...

Buena Vista Band releases new casino impact study (February 1, 2007)

The Buena Vista Band of Me-Wuk Indians of California released a new draft tribal environmental impact report for its proposed casino. The tribe plans to open a Class III gaming facility on its 67.5-acre reservation. The project will be...