Montana tribal-state gaming compact bill tabled

Montana tribal-state gaming compact bill tabled (February 1, 2005)

The Montana House Judiciary Committee voted mostly along party lines to table a bill that defines the negotiating process for tribal-state compacts. All nine Republicans on the panel, plus two Democrats, voted to stop the bill. The remaining seven Democrats...

County won't fight  decision on trust land for casino

County won't fight decision on trust land for casino (February 1, 2005)

Commissioners in Kitsap County, Washington, agreed on Monday not to challenge the Bureau of Indian Affairs' decision to allow gaming on land held in trust for the Suquamish Tribe. The commission heard debate on both sides of the issue. But...

Pawnee Nation wants casino near old Indian school

Pawnee Nation wants casino near old Indian school (February 1, 2005)

The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma is proposing a casino resort near the old Chilocco Indian School. The tribe wants to build a casino, hotel and golf course on 800 acres next the school. The facility is near the Kansas border....

Battle over future of California gaming cost $105M

Battle over future of California gaming cost $105M (February 1, 2005)

Final campaign statements filed on Monday show that tribes, racetracks, card clubs and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) spent more than $107 million on two rival gaming initiatives. Proposition 68, to allow slot machines at non-Indian card clubs, and Proposition 70,...

Texas lawmaker to introduce casino, slot machine bills

Texas lawmaker to introduce casino, slot machine bills (February 1, 2005)

A Texas state lawmaker who has accepted money from the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is filing a series of bills to legalize casinos at South Padre Island and allow slot machines at certain facilities. Rep. Ismael “Kino” Flores, a Democrat, says he...

Local support for five Catskills casinos in the air

Local support for five Catskills casinos in the air (February 1, 2005)

Local officials and lawmakers in the Catskills are still on the fence about New York Gov. George Pataki's request to increase the number of casinos there from three to five. Pataki, a Republican, is expected to submit a bill this...

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