Editorial: Okla. House should pass gaming bill (February 23, 2004)

The Daily Oklahoman endorses a bill to expand Indian gaming and save the state's failing racetrack industry. The paper says SB553 enjoys strong support from the horsetracks, three of which will be allowed to offer the same electronic casino machine...

Sponsor of Neb. gaming bill unsure of support (February 23, 2004)

The sponsor of a bill to legalize up to eight casinos in Nebraska isn't sure how much support it has. Sen. DiAnna Schimek, a Democrat from Lincoln, has tried to legalize tribal casinos for several years but hasn't been able...

Ernie Stevens: Tribes already sharing with states (February 23, 2004)

Ed. Note: The following opinion was written in response to a Providence Journal editorial that called on tribes to share gaming revenues with states. "Tribal-government gaming generates some $5 billion annually in federal taxes and revenue savings, through increased income...

GOP lawmaker wants more games for Okla. racetracks (February 23, 2004)

A Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma says his GOP colleagues won't vote for a tribal gaming compact bill unless changes are made. Rep. Wayne Pettigrew says racetracks need to be able to offer more electronic casino games. He also wants to...