Winnebago Tribe signs new compact with Iowa (December 9, 2004)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has negotiated a new gaming compact with the state of Iowa. The tribe operates the casino on trust land in Iowa. The existing compact wasn't set to expire until December 31, 2006, but the tribe...

Poarch Creek Band removes gaming machines (December 9, 2004)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama has removed and modified nearly 700 electronic gaming machines in order to comply with federal law, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. The tribe removed 76 machines that were deemed illegal to operate...

Michigan Senate votes to repeal tribal compact (December 9, 2004)

The Michigan Senate voted 24-11 on Wednesday on a measure that rescinds a gaming compact with the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians. Lawmakers previously approved the compact in December 2002 but it was never signed by former governor John Engler,...

Wisconsin tribe buys land for off-reservation casino (December 9, 2004)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has completed the purchase of 93 acres for an off-reservation casino in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The tribe paid $320,000 for the land, according to news reports. The land will be used for...

New York tribes oppose land claim for casino deals (December 9, 2004)

Two New York-based tribes are opposing land claim settlements that would allow out-of-state tribes to open casinos in the Catskills. The Oneida Nation and the Seneca Nation say Gov. George Pataki (R) flip-flopped on his prior opposition to negotiating with...