Wisconsin governor finalizing revised compacts (December 10, 2004)

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) is finalizing negotiations on new compacts that will look at lot like the agreement that was the subject of a legal dispute with state Republicans. The state Supreme Court ruled that Doyle exceeded his authority...

California tribal group opposes gaming machines (December 10, 2004)

A group calling itself the California Tribal Business Alliance is criticizing two tribes for using video lottery machines. The group has six members, five of which recently signed new gaming compacts with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R). The tribes happen to...

Texas AG rules against tribal-state gaming plan (December 10, 2004)

The state of Texas cannot establish gaming on lands owned by the Tigua Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, state attorney general Greg Abbott ruled on Thursday. The decision strikes down a major part of a plan by Gov. Rick Perry...

Audit finds misuse of First Nation gaming funds (December 10, 2004)

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority misspent nearly $500,000 (Canadian) on golf and other questionable items, the Provincial Auditor has found. Among other expenditures, SIGA used $95,000 for golf fees and promotional merchandise and $20,000 on golf clubs for staff members,...

Morongo Band's $250M resort ready for the public (December 10, 2004)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California is opening the doors to its $250 million casino resort to the public today. The tribe held two nights of private ceremonies that attracted thousands of state and federal officials, celebrities and...

Oregon tribe close to deal on off-reservation casino (December 10, 2004)

The Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon are negotiating a deal with Gov. Ted Kulongoski (D) for an off-reservation casino outside of Portland. The tribes and the Kulongoski hope to reach an agreement by early January. It would be the first...

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