Two more California tribes press for compacts (April 12, 2007)

Two more California tribes went before lawmakers to seek approval of their gaming compacts. The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians testified yesterday. They followed the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians,...

Nambe Pueblo cites NIGC approval for casino (April 12, 2007)

Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico says the National Indian Gaming Commission has approved the environmental assessment for a new casino. The tribe says the NIGC concluded the 50,000-square-foot casino would not have a significant impact on the environment. The analysis...

Maine Senate passes Passamaquoddy slot bill (April 12, 2007)

The Maine Senate voted 22-12 on Wednesday to pass a bill that allows the Passamaquoddy Tribe to install slot machines at a proposed racetrack The House already approved the bill but Gov. John Baldacci (D) has said he will veto...

Column: Reject expansion of gaming in Maine (April 12, 2007)

"Maine voters made a big mistake when they approved this bait-and-switch operation while rejecting the Indian casino three-and-a-half years ago. The schizophrenic decision paved the way for a big-time slot machine operation in Bangor and currently for the Passamaquoddy Tribe...

Editorial: Shingle Springs casino missing water (April 12, 2007)

"The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians finally has everything set in place to build its casino off Highway 50 in El Dorado County. The tribe has a court-blessed environmental document. It has an agreement with El Dorado County. And...

Santa Ysabel Band celebrates opening of casino (April 12, 2007)

The Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueño Indians celebrated the opening of the 10th casino in San Diego County, California. The Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino has 349 slot machines. The $27 million, 35,000-square-foot was financed by a bank loan guaranteed...