Oklahoma tribes support repeal of gaming compact bill (May 6, 2004)

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association is advocating for the repeal of the tribal-state compact bill so that the issue can be put before the voters this November, The Daily Oklahoman reports. OIGA chairman Brian Foster says the tribes will raise...

Cherokee Nation announces surprise of its own (May 6, 2004)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma plans to open a casino near a racetrack recently purchased by the Choctaw Nation. The Choctaws claimed to have outsmarted the Cherokees with the purchase of the Blue Ribbon Downs. But the Cherokee Chief Chad...

Ho-Chunk Nation offers 25 percent of casino take (May 6, 2004)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is offering an unprecedented revenue-sharing deal in exchange for a casino in Illinois. Most revenue-sharing deals are based on a percentage of slot machine revenues. But the tribe is offering to share 25 of net...

Vote set on bill for urban tribal casino in Minnesota (May 6, 2004)

The Minnesota House Tax Committee plans to vote on a bill to authorize an urban casino for two Ojibwe tribes. The White Earth and Red Lake bands operate casinos on their remote reservations but haven't seen many benefits. They are...

Catawba Nation sues to establish gaming rights (May 6, 2004)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina filed suit in federal court on Wednesday to reaffirm its gaming rights on the reservation. The suit asks the court to block state officials from seizing video poker machines. Although such machines are currently...