Conn. tribes provide appeals for casino employees (March 22, 2004)

People who feel they were unfairly terminated at Connecticut's two tribally-owned casinos can follow an appeals process. Both the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe allow review of termination. The Mashantucket Tribe gives 15 days to request a...

Mille Lacs ad campaign features 'real people' (March 22, 2004)

The Mille Lacs Ojibwe Tribe of Minnesota is running ads to show how "real people" are using their casino winnings. The billboards, print, radio and TV campaign feature stories of successful winners. But the tribe will also show the negative...

States hope to keep gaming dollars at home (March 22, 2004)

Officials in Maryland and Pennsylvania say they are tired of seeing residents gamble in New Jersey, West Virginia, Delaware and New York. So efforts are underway to legalize some form of gaming in the two states. In Maryland, Gov. Robert...

Editorial: Minn. tribes under state threat again (March 22, 2004)

Tribes in Minnesota should "seize" the opportunity to renegotiate their gaming compacts even as state Republicans threaten to approve non-Indian gaming, The Minneapolis Star Tribune says in an editorial. The paper says a racino is a bad idea for the...

Opinion: Tribal casinos should give more to state (March 22, 2004)

"Minnesota was one of the first states to negotiate tribal gambling compacts. Compared with other states, our negotiators did a poor job. There are only three states with compacts that have no revenue sharing and no expiration dates, and that...

Opinion: Indian gaming achievements ignored (March 22, 2004)

"One of the truly tremendous economic success stories in our state's modern history has been largely ignored. When the state entered into agreements with Minnesota's tribes nearly 15 years ago, a great deal of attention focused on the state's potential...

Indian Affairs Committee to consider gaming bill (March 22, 2004)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday, March 24, on a bill to amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) of 1988. S.1529, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Amendments of 2003, would authorize minimum internal control standards...

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