Conn. tribes report record slot machine revenues

Conn. tribes report record slot machine revenues (March 17, 2004)

February was a good month for Connecticut's two tribes, which reported record slot machine revenues. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation increased its slot take by 15 percent last month, compared to February 2003. The Mohegan Tribe reported a 22.3 percent...

Pawlenty says 'all' options on table for future gaming

Pawlenty says 'all' options on table for future gaming (March 17, 2004)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) said "all" options are on the table if tribes refuse to negotiate existing gaming compacts to give more revenues to the state. Pawlenty did not say exactly what he would support. But proposals are being...

GOP Lawmaker: I wasn't out to  break state's promise

GOP Lawmaker: I wasn't out to break state's promise (March 17, 2004)

A Republican lawmaker who introduced a bill that threatened to make slot machines illegal for tribes explains his thinking in a Minneapolis Star Tribune column. Sen. Thomas Neuville says he and Rep. Jim Knoblach, also a Republican, weren't trying to...

Editorial: Casino company gift 'fit for a king'

Editorial: Casino company gift 'fit for a king' (March 17, 2004)

"New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, traveling in Las Vegas with his wife, must have been mortified when it turned out their hotel meal was one they couldn't eat. Silver is an Orthodox Jew, and the kitchen of the Paris...

Gaming interests spend $165K on lobbying in R.I.

Gaming interests spend $165K on lobbying in R.I. (March 17, 2004)

Gaming interests have spent more than $165,000 in lobbying in just the first two months of the year, The Providence Journal reports. The Narragansett Tribe and its partner Harrah's Entertainment have a total of 10 lobbyists pushing for approval of...

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