Cherokees want United Keetowah casino closed (August 2, 2004)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is pressuring state and federal officials to shut down a small casino run by the United Keetoowah Band. In September 2000, the National Indian Gaming Commission agrees the casino is not operating on trust land....

New Mexico tribes see major growth in revenues (August 2, 2004)

Revenues at New Mexico's tribal casinos rose 13 percent last year, according to a report by the Analysis Group. The tribes saw $611 million in revenues in 2003, up from $539 million in 2002. As of last year, 13 tribes...

Michigan Supreme Court upholds gaming pacts (August 2, 2004)

The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday rejected a constitutional challenge to four tribal-state gaming compacts. By a 5-2 vote, the court said the Legislature was right to ratify the compacts through a resolution. The court said the Legislature's approval did...

Hearing set over gaming proposals in California (August 2, 2004)

A California judge will hold a hearing August 5 over rival gaming proposals that pit tribes against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R). Tribes are backing Proposition 70. Sponsored by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, it would allow tribes to...

Judge rejects challenge to 'no compete' compact (August 2, 2004)

A federal judge in Wisconsin threw out a lawsuit challenging a "no compete" clause in a tribal-state gaming compact. The clause is contained in the Ho-Chunk Nation's compact. If off-reservation casinos are approved, it requires the state to compensate the...

Rhode Island girds for battle on casino initiative (August 2, 2004)

The Narragansett Tribe's proposed casino is headed to the November ballot now that the House joined the Senate in overriding Gov. Donald Carcieri's veto. The tribe's partner, Harrah's Entertainment, says it is prepared to spend at least $2 million to...

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