Hastert unsupportive of Ho-Chunk casino in Illinois (May 7, 2004)

Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois) said he isn't likely to support the Ho-Chunk Nation's bid for a casino in a Chicago suburb. Hastert, the Speaker of the House, didn't rule out an objection to a bill to acquire land for the...

Study says Narragansett casino will benefit state (May 7, 2004)

A study commissioned by the Rhode Island Senate finds that a tribal casino will have positive benefits for the state and will not hurt two existing gaming operations. Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) has used those two arguments to oppose the...

Bill for urban tribal casino in Minnesota defeated (May 7, 2004)

A Minnesota House committee voted 13-9 against a bill to establish an urban casino for two Ojibwe tribes. Casino backer Rep. Bill Haas (R) blamed other tribes and an anti-gaming group for the bill's defeat. He had been hoping to...

Small Oklahoma tribes back repeal of gaming bill (May 7, 2004)

Small Oklahoma tribes are reaching out to an Oklahoma lawmaker who is trying to repeal the state-tribal gaming compact bill. The Sac and Fox Nation will meet with Rep. Forrest Claunch, a conservative Republican, to talk about the effort, The...

Column: Lobbyists to make 'big bucks' on casino bid (May 7, 2004)

"The Ho-Chunk tribe is clearly facing long odds in its bid to place a mammoth casino complex in a Chicago suburb. The smart money says it won't happen. But one thing is a sure bet: The lobbyists will rake in...