First Indian gaming hall marks 25th anniversary

First Indian gaming hall marks 25th anniversary (December 15, 2004)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida opened the first gaming hall in Indian Country on December 14, 1979. The rest, they say, is history. The bingo hall was the work of then-chairman Howard Tommie. But he planned on keeping all the...

New Mexico county approves off-reservation deal

New Mexico county approves off-reservation deal (December 15, 2004)

The Doa Ana County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to enter into a services agreement for New Mexico's first off-reservation casino. The agreement is with the developers of the casino rather than Jemez Pueblo, the tribe behind the...

Analysis released on off-reservation casino

Analysis released on off-reservation casino (December 15, 2004)

An off-reservation casino could generate between $16 million and $53 million over 10 years for the city of Monroe, Ohio,, according to a financial analysis. The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has purchased land in the city for the proposed...

Conservative group presses Indian gaming probe

Conservative group presses Indian gaming probe (December 15, 2004)

A conservative group in Alabama says state officials are working with the federal government to shut down Indian gaming. The Alabama Policy Institute is backing state attorney general Troy King's probe of gaming in the state. The group says the...