New Mexico tribes want to renegotiate compacts (February 18, 2005)

Tribes in New Mexico have asked Gov. Bill Richardson (D) to renegotiate their gaming compacts. The tribes will meet with Richardson to discuss the compacts. It was not reported what changes are being proposed. At one point, the tribes asked...

State wants tribe to pay $30M in gaming revenues (February 18, 2005)

New Mexico's attorney general asked a federal judge on Thursday to force Pojoaque Pueblo to pay $30 million in gaming revenues or close the tribe's casino. The state says the money is owed under a compact that required tribes to...

Mall of America developer questions tribal casinos (February 18, 2005)

A casino at the Mall of America won't be an expansion of Minnesota's gaming industry, developer Nader Ghermezian says. Ghermezian told The Minneapolis Star Tribune that Minnesota "already is a gambling state" due to existing tribal casinos. But he said,...

Opinion: 'Dog and pony show' on tribe's casino bid (February 18, 2005)

"It was a song and dance. Ten head honchos from well-to-do Indian Gaming companies, law firms and architecture businesses, showed up to razzle-dazzle the country bumpkins of Siskiyou County on Feb. 8. These men tried to explain that Indian Gaming...

Santee Sioux Tribe settles gaming suit with U.S. (February 18, 2005)

The Santee Sioux Tribe and the U.S. Attorney for Nebraska have reached a settlement in their long-standing gaming dispute. The federal government sued the tribe in 1996 for operating Class III games at its casino without a tribal-state compact. Tribal...

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