Opinion: Bush administration stifles tribal economies (February 1, 2008)

"Some Indian tribes have made millions at home by exploiting a market for on-reservation casino gaming created by state law and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. In recent years, tribes that do not enjoy a non-Indian gaming market have attempted...

California tribes could share $10.2B under compacts (February 1, 2008)

An economist hired by four California tribes says they could share up to $10.2 billion under their Class III gaming compacts. Economist Alan Meister, who puts together the annual Indian Gaming Report, was given access to proprietary information. By...

Nebraska AG: Ponca Tribe 'lied' about casino plans (February 1, 2008)

The Ponca Tribe "lied" on its land-into-trust application, Nebraska attorney general Jon Bruning said on Thursday. Bruning said the tribe promised to build a health care facility on a 5-acre site in Iowa. But the tribe changed its mind...

10th Circuit revises Wyandotte Nation casino opinion (February 1, 2008)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday published a revised opinion in favor of the Wyandotte Nation's out-of-state casino in Kansas. The court arrived at the same conclusion as it did last October. A three-judge panel dismissed Kansas' lawsuit...

Town opposes Mashpee land-into-trust application (February 1, 2008)

The town of Mashpee, Massachusetts, is opposing the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land-into-trust application out of fear of a casino. The newly recognized tribe is seeking 140 acres in the town as an initial reservation. But since the tribe is also...

Navajo Nation Council approves liquor at casino (February 1, 2008)

The Navajo Nation Council on Thursday narrowly approved a bill to allow the sale of liquor at its first casino. The bill passed by a vote of 38-36. "I assumed it was going to be close because it was a...

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