Mescalero Apache Nation signs gaming compact (June 2, 2004)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico signed a gaming compact with the state of New Mexico on Tuesday, ending a long-running dispute over revenue-sharing. The tribe will pay $25 million in back payments owed under old compacts that were...

Editorial: Time to stop 'bluffing' on gaming compacts (June 2, 2004)

"A high-stakes card game has ensued since the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that Gov. James Doyle overstepped his authority in signing Indian gaming pacts. In politics, of course, there's always a lot of bluffing and posturing, which we normally take...

Gaming initiatives qualify for California ballot (June 2, 2004)

Two rival Indian gaming initiatives have qualified for the November ballot in California. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians wants tribes to pay an 8.84 tax to the state. In exchange, the tribes would be able to offer an...

Schwarzenegger said near deal for urban casino (June 2, 2004)

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is poised to announce a gaming compact for an urban casino in the Bay Area, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians has nine acres in trust in the city of San...

Narragansett Tribe blasts state for casino job fair (June 2, 2004)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island criticized the state for sponsoring job fairs for a tribal casino in Connecticut. Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas called Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) a hypocrite because he opposes tribal gaming. But Carcieri had nothing to...

Puyallup Tribe to operate new casino on fee land (June 2, 2004)

The Puyallup Tribe of Washington will operate its new casino on 20 acres of fee land near a major highway, The Tacoma Tribune reports. The tribe will pay property taxes because the land will remain in fee status, a casino...