FBI downplays briefing on Indian gaming 'problem' (June 29, 2004)

The FBI is downplaying a press briefing being held tomorrow to address the "$15 billion gaming problem" in Indian Country. $P Last week, the FBI announced a briefing to "address Indian Country Crime prevention and the establishment of the Indian...

FBI Briefing on Indian Gaming (June 29, 2004)

The following is the text of a media advisory the FBI distributed on June 28. WHAT: Media briefing to address Indian Country Crime prevention and the establishment of the Indian Gaming Working Group and the proactive measures in place to...

Editorial: New compacts about more than just money (June 29, 2004)

"Once again, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promised the moon and settled for an asteroid. Not a bad asteroid — not a real clinker — mind you, but one offering considerably less than lunar glow. In fact, the most interesting parts of...

Coalition fights Washington slot machine initiative (June 29, 2004)

A broad coalition of tribes, Christian leaders and anti-gambling groups say they will work to defeat an initiative to expand slot machines in Washington. $p Currently, slots are limited to tribal casinos. Initiative 892, if passed, would allow the machines...

North Dakota tribes oppose off-reservation gaming (June 29, 2004)

North Dakota tribal leaders met on Saturday to show their opposition to off-reservation gaming. $p The North Dakota Indian Gaming Association called the meeting after the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewas floated a plan for a casino in Grand Forks....

Judge strikes down Oneida Nation gaming pact (June 29, 2004)

The Oneida Nation's gaming compact with the state of New York is invalid, a state judge ruled on Monday. $p The tribe signed the agreement in 1993. But acting Supreme Court Justice James McCarthy said Cuomo "exceeded his authority" by...

Rincon Band asks court to block new gaming compacts (June 29, 2004)

The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians asked a federal court on Monday to block new gaming compacts signed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and five tribes. $p The Rincon Band says the agreements will hurt remote and smaller tribes....

Buffalo suburb to appeal Seneca Nation case (June 29, 2004)

A Buffalo suburb that wants to host a Seneca Nation casino is appealing a court decision blocking the tribe's plans. $p On June 16, State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Makowski ruled that the tribe has to build the casino in...