Newspaper series: Gambling in New Mexico (January 10, 2005)

The Albuquerque Journal ran an eight-day series about the growth and impact of gaming in New Mexico. "The Big Bet" looked at all angles of the gaming industry: tribal, non-tribal and state. The articles suggested that state regulation of tribal...

Governor discusses urban casino with rural tribes (January 10, 2005)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) went to the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation on Thursday to discuss an urban casino proposed by three tribes. Pawlenty met with representatives of the White Earth, Red Lake and Leech Lake bands but said no...

Blackfeet Nation to build new casino with $3.5M loan (January 10, 2005)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana has secured a $3.5 million loan to build a casino. The 22,000-square-foot facility, to be located in Browning, is expected to create at least 40 new jobs. The tribe hopes to attract tourists who travel...

Chickasaw Nation to expand casino empire (January 10, 2005)

The Chickasaw Nation is planning to expand its gaming empire, the largest in Oklahoma. The tribe plans to spend $260 million on casinos and other projects to tap into the state's growing gaming market. Most of the money is being...

Tribes bow to Schwarzenegger on disputed machines (January 10, 2005)

Two California tribes have agreed to removed video lottery terminals that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) said were illegal. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians were told to remove the machines by Friday or...

Editorial: Bay Area casino plan bad for California (January 10, 2005)

"Displaying his political muscle, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger got a Southern California Indian tribe to stop operating video lottery terminals at its casino last week, a move that likely avoided a long and costly legal battle. But it was just one...

Editorial: Rural tribes deserve a shot at success (January 10, 2005)

"Gov. Tim Pawlenty's attempt to get a share of Indian gambling dollars flowing into state coffers took him to the White Earth Chippewa reservation in northwestern Minnesota on Thursday. It was a smart turn. That trip, and the words spoken...

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