Michigan smoking bill exempts gaming facilities (May 29, 2008)

The Michigan House approved a bill to exempt commercial casinos, cigar bars, bingo halls and horse racetracks from a ban on smoking in public places. Detroit's commercial casinos pressured lawmakers for the exemption. They say they will lose business to...

BIA to publish final EIS for Cowlitz casino (May 29, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is publishing the final environmental impact statement for the casino sought by the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington. The tribe wants 152 acres in Clark County places in trust. The land will be used for a...

Sycuan Band draws attention with bingo machine (May 29, 2008)

State and federal regulators are looking at the electronic bingo machines being operated by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in California. The tribe offers about 300 of the machines at the Sycuan Resort & Casino. Earlier this year,...

City opposes Soboba Band land-into-trust (May 29, 2008)

The city council in San Jacinto, California, is opposing plans by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians to acquire 535 acres for a gaming project. The city cited a rash of violence on the reservation in opposing the tribe's...