Column: Big tribal casino coming to the Bay Area (April 27, 2004)

"The first thing that hits you when you stroll through the doors of Casino San Pablo is the low-hanging haze of cigarette fumes. For a smoke-free state, it's a jolt. How can they get away with this in California? "This...

Tribes raise $13M to defeat card club initiative (April 27, 2004)

A group of California tribes has raised nearly $13 million to defeat a ballot initiative that would allow slot machines at non-Indian card clubs and racetracks, Copley News Service reports. The amount eclipses the $8.4 million the card clubs and...

Tigua Tribe doesn't support fee on slot machines (April 27, 2004)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas says it can't afford a proposed $25,000 licensing fee per slot machine but does support an 8 percent revenue-sharing compact. The tribe testified at a Texas House committee hearing yesterday. The tribe's lawyer said a...

Michigan tribe's ad questions use of lottery revenues (April 27, 2004)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is standing by a print advertisement that questions whether a proposal to add slot machines at racetracks will benefit public education. The tribe ties the issue to the state lottery. The ad says: "You...

Column: Tribe's Kansas casino just 'pocket change' (April 27, 2004)

"The Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma appears to have backup sources of income that will help keep tribal cupboards from going bare while its 7th Street Casino in Kansas City, Kan., is closed. The tribe, based in Wyandotte, Okla., recently filed...