Nebraska lawmakers send casino bid to voters (April 15, 2004)

The Nebraska Legislature on Wednesday narrowly approved a two-casino measure for the November ballot. The proposed constitutional amendment needed 30 votes to be placed on the ballot. It received 31 votes. The measure is seen as a compromise to an...

Poarch Creek Band's casinos fund operations (April 15, 2004)

Thanks to gaming, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama have emerged from poverty and depression. The tribe, which gained recognition in 1984, own three bingo halls. Gaming revenues fund health, education and other services for the long-neglected tribe....

Calif. gaming tribes turn up heat on rival petition (April 15, 2004)

California tribes have launched a campaign against an initiative they say would benefit pornographer Larry Flynt. The tribes, who are not named in two press accounts, sent a mailer to 1 million voters statewide. The mailer says the "Larry Flynt...

Opinion: Non-Indian slot initiative a bad idea (April 15, 2004)

"If Tim Eyman were king — now there's a frightening thought — Washingtonians hankering to play electronic slot machines would not have to drive 35 minutes to the nearest Indian casino. They could travel a shorter distance to a tavern,...

Oklahoma tribes launch plans for out-of-state casino (April 15, 2004)

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma said on Wednesday they will settle a 27-million acre land claim for 500 acres and a casino in Colorado. The tribes filed a petition with the Department of Interior to resolve the claim....

Minnesota GOP sees support for urban tribal casino (April 15, 2004)

Minnesota Republicans backing a plan to authorize an urban casino for two tribes say opposition from Democrats is loosening. Democrats have traditionally opposed any expansion of gaming. They say the state should keep its promise to limit Class III gaming...

Calif. tribe denies land will be used for casino (April 15, 2004)

The Pinoleville Band of Pomo Indians of California says land the tribe is buying will not be used for a casino. The tribe's deal for 105 acres near Ukiah sparked rumors of a casino. Chairwoman Leona Williams says the land...