Experts back Florida tribes' claim to slot machines (February 28, 2005)

Legal experts say Florida tribes are able to offer slot machines because state law no longer outlaws them. Last November, voters in two counties approved a referendum that would legalize slot machines at racetracks. Regardless of how the March 8...

Hearings begin on land claim for casinos settlement (February 28, 2005)

The New York Legislature is holding its first hearing today on legislation to settle five tribal land claims for casinos in the Catskills. Gov. George Pataki (R) submitted a bill to end the Oneida, Cayuga and Mohawk land claims with...

Lobbyist doesn't expect off-reservation bill to pass (February 28, 2005)

Efforts to bar or limit off-reservation gaming won't pass in Congress, a lobbyist who represents tribes says. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), chairman of the House Resources Committee, are...

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