California bill imposes ban on new casino compacts (March 17, 2005)

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill to seek a moratorium on new tribal gaming compacts for three years. Assemblyman Joe Nation is proposing a constitutional amendment to ban new casinos until 2008 and create a commission to study the...

Jena Choctaw attorney says casino on the way (March 17, 2005)

An attorney for the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians says the state of Louisiana has agreed to a casino in Creola. Jena Chief Christine Norris met with Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D) and other state officials to discuss the plan, attorney...

San Manuel chairman says Pombo bill not enough (March 17, 2005)

The chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians says a proposed bill by Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California) won't do enough to stop the spread of off-reservation casinos. Deron Marquez wrote a letter about Pombo's draft that would limit...

Pechanga Band casino official arrested for theft (March 17, 2005)

The financial controller for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians' casino in California was arrested on Thursday on allegations he embezzling $489,000 from the tribe. Paul Del Vacchio, 39, who is not a tribal member, is to be charged with...

Competing gaming plans get hearing in Minnesota (March 17, 2005)

Lawmakers in Minnesota held the first hearings on competing proposals to expand gaming in the state. Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) has proposed a partnership with three rural tribes for a casino in the Twin Cities. The deal is expected to...

New York officials fear off-reservation bill (March 17, 2005)

Officials in New York are worried that a bill by Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California) will kill plans for five off-reservation casinos. New York Gov. George Pataki (R) settled land claims with five tribes, including three from out-of-state, for casinos in...

Michigan tribe plays down Flint casino proposal (March 17, 2005)

The mayor of Flint, Michigan, announced a major casino on Wednesday but the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians said it hasn't confirmed its participation in the deal. The complex would include a shopping mall, hotel and 200,000-square-foot casino....

Narragansett Tribe seeks referendum on casino (March 17, 2005)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island and its gaming partner Harrah's Entertainment renewed their proposal for a $650 million casino resort and called on a statewide referendum in November. The tribe wants to locate the casino in the town of...

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