U.S. Attorney cites threat to Indian gaming (May 21, 2008)

U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling of the Eastern District of Oklahoma says Indian gaming remains vulnerable to criminal elements. Sperling successfully prosecuted Ivy Kwok Ong for tax fraud and bribery. Ong was able to infiltrate the Seminole Nation's gaming operation despite...

Cowlitz Tribe not worried about Section 20 rules (May 21, 2008)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington says its proposed casino won't be affected by the new Section 20 regulations. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act bars gaming on lands acquired after 1988. But Section 20 contains four exceptions, including one for...

Section 20 rules won't apply to Oneida Nation (May 21, 2008)

The Interior Department has agreed to acquire about 13,000 acres in trust for the Oneida Nation of New York -- including the tribe's Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The decision raises some questions: Is the acquisition considered gaming? If...

Nebraska objects to Ponca Tribe's casino in Iowa (May 21, 2008)

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) has informed the Interior Department of his opposition to the casino sought by the Ponca Tribe The tribe is based in Nebraska. But it plans to open a casino in Carter Lake, Iowa, about 200...

Meskwaki Tribe gets ready for under-21 gamblers (May 21, 2008)

The Meskwaki Tribe is getting ready to welcome a younger set of gamblers to the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Tama, Iowa. The tribe recently lowered the gambling age to 18. The change goes into effect on June 1. The...

Lac du Flambeau Band negotiates compact (May 21, 2008)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is negotiating a Class III gaming compact with the state of Wisconsin. The tribe's 1998 compact was due to expire in July 2004. But since a new deal couldn't be reached...

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