Coyote Valley Pomos ignore NIGC closure order (June 8, 2004)

The National Indian Gaming Commission will ask federal marshals to shut down the casino owned by the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California. Last week, NIGC chairman Phil Hogen issued a Notice of Violation to the tribe. The...

Editorial: Urban casino in Grand Forks a good idea (June 8, 2004)

"A casino in Grand Forks would create that opportunity for the Turtle Mountain Chippewa. Their community is remote and hard to get to - three hours from Grand Forks or Winnipeg and 90 minutes from Minot - so it's not...

BIA gaming official to address land-into-trust request (June 8, 2004)

George Skibine, the Bureau of Indian Affairs official in charge of gaming, will speak on land-into-trust and gaming issues in La Center, Washington, today. Skibine was invited to speak to speak to the city council, which is opposing a land-into-trust...

Bill requires notification of compact talks (June 8, 2004)

The Louisiana House approved a bill requiring the governor to notify lawmakers and local officials of any gaming compact negotiations. The bill arose when former governor Mike Foster (D) negotiated an agreement with the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians. The...

Gaming compact decision costs Wisconsin millions (June 8, 2004)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision against a tribal-state gaming compact will cost the state $75 million, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The court invalidated a provision of the compact that authorized more Class III games and a higher rate of...