Column: Florida needs compact with Seminole Tribe (May 13, 2004)

"A state gambling compact with the Seminoles (and the Miccosukees) would limit casinos to reservations. The Hard Rock in Hollywood was built on the site of a trailer park along a depressing stretch of U.S. 441. Not on the beaches...

San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe considers casino (May 13, 2004)

The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona is interested in building a casino, The Arizona Republic reports. The tribe, one of the state's smallest, is seeking trust status for a parcel near Flagstaff. The tribe could ask Congress for...

Oklahoma House repeals tribal-state gaming act (May 13, 2004)

The Oklahoma House has joined the Senate in repealing the tribal-state gaming compact act. Large tribes, notably the Chickasaw, Cherokee and Choctaw nations, lobbied heavily to get SB 553 passed. They are now convinced they can get Oklahoma voters to...

Opinion: Indian gaming a 'boon' for California (May 13, 2004)

"Indian gaming is a boon for the state. But we shouldn't allow the Sacramento sinkhole to collect and control the revenues. I want to see the money in action on a local level. Currently, many tribes give to their local...

Narragansett Tribe's casino partner offers more (May 13, 2004)

The backers of the Narragansett Tribe's proposed casino in Rhode Island offered to pay the state $100 for a casino license in addition to a revenue-sharing arrangement. Harrah's Entertainment CEO and president Gary W. Loveman testified before a House committee...

Small tribe questions why others can't turn profit (May 13, 2004)

The Minnesota Senate Tax Committee took testimony on Wednesday on a bill to authorize an urban casino for two remote tribes. But the leader of the Upper Sioux Community questioned why the tribes aren't seeing success with their gaming operations....

Wisconsin tribe bets casino plan on court rulings (May 13, 2004)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin announced plans for a $240 million casino expansion on Wednesday. The tribe originally planned a $120 million expansion of its casino in Milwaukee but beefed up the project to add more gaming space...