Jena Choctaws seek support for Class III gaming (June 14, 2007)

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Louisiana is seeking support for a Class III gaming compact. The tribe recently received a reservation proclamation from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The decision allows the tribe to open a Class II...

Town delays vote on Mashpee Wampanoag casino (June 14, 2007)

Leaders in the town of Middleboro delayed a vote on a casino deal with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The tribe has offered $7 million a year plus an estimated $150 million in infrastructure improvements. The tribe still...

Opinion: Gaming tribes and campaign contributions (June 14, 2007)

"The five southern California tribes currently seeking permission to vastly expand their gambling empires have spent millions of dollars on California politics and elections to achieve their goal. By now, every Californian has seen the flapping eagle that was a...

DOI won't revoke Oneida Nation gaming compact (June 14, 2007)

The Interior Department won't rescind its approval for the Oneida Nation's gaming compact with the state of New York. Associate deputy secretary Jim Cason said it was too late to review the 1993 deal. There is no mechanism in the...

Gabrielino-Tongva Nation seeks casino near Los Angeles (June 14, 2007)

The Gabrielino-Tongva Nation, an unrecognized tribe, wants to build a casino near Los Angeles. The tribe and its backer approached the city of Garden Grove last month. They are offering $100 million upfront for infrastructure and $70 million per year...