$1B offer for education doesn't help Cheyenne-Arapahos (July 8, 2004)

The backers of a proposed casino in Colorado say the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma will contribute $1 billion over 10 years for public education. Council Tree Communications made the offer to the state Board of Education on Wednesday....

Winnebago Tribe's new casino will finally open (July 8, 2004)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is set to open the new Iron Horse Bar and Casino on Friday. The tribe planned to open the Class II casino last week. But it was delayed while the state reviewed the facility. The...

Tribal contributions to states up 30 percent (July 8, 2004)

Tribal gaming revenues grew by 12 percent last year while contributions to states and local governments grew by 30 percent, Jodi Rave Lee reports. Tribes with casinos took in a record $16.2 billion in 2003, according to estimates from the...

Schwarzenegger argues against rival proposals (July 8, 2004)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Wednesday filed ballot arguments against two gaming initiatives. Schwarzenegger opposes Proposition 68, which would allow slot machines at non-Indian card clubs and racetracks. He also opposes Proposition 70, an initiative sponsored by the Agua...

Charges dropped in Wyandotte Nation casino case (July 8, 2004)

A state judge in Kansas dropped charges against the manager of the Wyandotte Nation's casino in downtown Kansas City. Ellis Enyart, 52, had been charged for violating state laws against gambling. But the judge said the state had no authority...

Federal judge won't block new California compacts (July 8, 2004)

A federal judge on Wednesday refused to block new gaming compacts signed by five tribes and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R). The Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians sought a temporary restraining order against the state. The tribe said the...