County wants Coyote Valley casino to stay open (June 24, 2004)

Officials in Mendocino County, California, want the casino owned by the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians to stay open. $p County supervisors sent a letter to the National Indian Gaming Commission to support the casino. "Shodakai Casino employs one...

Report issued on California tribal-state compacts (June 24, 2004)

California State Auditor Elaine Howle issued a report into the state's administration of the state-tribal compact. $p The report addressed conflicting interpretations of the compact. Tribes have accused the state Gambling Commission of making decisions not consistent with the agreement,...

Legislation for Narragansett casino bid questioned (June 24, 2004)

A bill to put the Narragansett Tribe's casino bid before the voters is being questioned by supporters and opponents. $p Two versions of the bill were rushed through the House and Senate on Tuesday evening. Now that more people have...

Opinion: Anti-tribal initiative the new smallpox (June 24, 2004)

"To natives of the Pacific Northwest in the 19th century, whites brought smallpox, venereal disease and alcohol. In the 20th century, whites brought laws that seldom benefited the surviving natives. The 21st century has produced Tim Eyman. The Great Opportunist...

Pennsylvania slot machine bill said to exclude tribes (June 24, 2004)

Republican and Democrat lawmakers in Pennsylvania reached a deal to legalize slot machines but tribes are not included in the proposal, negotiators said. $P Sen. Vincent Fumo, a Democrat, wanted the bill to include the Delaware Nation and the Delaware...

Gaming companies outspend Minnesota tribes (June 24, 2004)

Gaming interests seeking to break the tribal monopoly on slot machines outspent Minnesota tribes by more than 2-1, the Associated Press reports. $p Caesars Entertainment spent the most money on lobbying -- $636,000. The company wants to build a casino...

First Nation casino objects to tough smoking law (June 24, 2004)

The Scugog Island First Nation of Ontario says its casino doesn't have to comply with a tough new smoking law. $p The law bans smoking except in designated rooms at casinos. The room must be separated from the non-smoking area,...

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