Texas tribe sees gaming as route to sufficiency (July 12, 2004)

Gaming didn't come easy for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. In 1994, tribal members voted 2-1 against getting into the casino business. But after seeing the benefits gaming brought to neighboring tribes, the Alabama-Coushattas voted in 2000 in support of...

New Mexico tribe breaks off compact negotiations (July 12, 2004)

"Enough is enough," the new governor of Pojoaque Pueblo has told New Mexico attorney general Patricia Madrid. Gov. George Rivera said he was ending talks with the state over a long running revenue-sharing dispute. "Your negotiating tactics make me believe...

Narragansett casino question going to high court (July 12, 2004)

Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to rule on the constitutionality of a referendum on the Narragansett Tribe's casino. Carcieri claims an earlier ruling held that a casino is a "lottery operation and...

Oneida Nation finishing work on major casino expansion (July 12, 2004)

The Oneida Nation of New York is finishing construction on the second phase of a $308 million casino expansion project. The tribe is adding a 19-story hotel, a 5,000-seat performing arts center and a two-story, glass winter garden to the...

Busy Chickasaw Nation casino bothers some neighbors (July 12, 2004)

The Chickasaw Nation's expanding casino in Newcastle, Oklahoma, is so busy that some neighbors are complaining about the traffic and crowds. The tribe bought eight acres in 1995 and opened a truck stop the next year. A casino soon followed....

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