Five Oklahoma tribal-state compacts approved (February 10, 2005)

Five more Oklahoma tribal-state gaming compacts were published in the Federal Register this week. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved compacts for the Choctaw Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Quapaw Tribe, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and Eastern Shawnee Tribe. This brings the...

Narragansett casino would be state-tribal partnership (February 10, 2005)

The Narragansett Tribe would partner with the state of Rhode Island under new casino legislation announced on Wednesday. The revised bill seeks to address constitutional problems that kept the tribe's casino off the ballot last year. It asks, "Shall the...

Column: Governor's support of slots 'deplorable' (February 10, 2005)

"Governor Carcieri has been eloquent and accurate in denouncing the dangers of having a full-fledged casino in Rhode Island. So his willingness to support an ambitious video-slot escalation and renovation at Lincoln Park is deplorable. Carcieri said the place needs...

Lytton Band unveils scaled-back casino plan (February 10, 2005)

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians unveiled plans on Wednesday for a scaled-back casino in the Bay Area. Chairwoman Margie Mejia promised that the facility in San Pablo "will be in good taste." She said, "It will not look like...