Eastern Band increases per capita payments (April 25, 2007)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians made $122 million in per capita payments last year, thanks to an increase in profits at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel. The casino is managed by Harrah’s, which made $280 million in profits...

Maine House approves Passamaquoddy racino (April 25, 2007)

The Maine House voted 84-59 on a bill to authorize a racetrack with slot machines for the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The bill faces a veto by Gov. John Baldacci (D). But due to the way it is written, the racino proposal...

Off-reservation casino bill clears vote in Wisconsin (April 25, 2007)

A bill to require legislative approval for off-reservation casinos was approved by the Wisconsin Assembly on Tuesday. The Assembly voted 57-37 on the bill. Supporter say lawmakers, in addition to the governor, should have a role in off-reservation gaming. Gov....

Michigan tribe secures $5M for casino design (April 25, 2007)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians have secured $5 million for the design and development of a casino in Michigan. IGT, a leading gaming manufacturer, provided the money. It will be used to design the $150 million, 136,000-square-foot FireKeepers...

Texas tribes lobby for restoration of gaming (April 25, 2007)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe are pushing lawmakers to approve a bill that would allow Class III gaming. The tribes used to operate Class III casinos until they were shut down by the state. The state has refused...

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