Deal for off-reservation casino deemed illegal (April 19, 2005)

A controversial deal for an off-reservation casino near Denver, Colorado, is unfair to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, the National Indian Gaming Commission has ruled. In an internal memo reported by The Denver Post, the NIGC said the...

Opinion: Off-reservation casino good for tribes (April 19, 2005)

"Recently the Red Lake, White Earth and Leech Lake Tribal Councils released a legal opinion that supports the constitutionality of the Minnesota Gaming Fairness Act. The Gaming Fairness Act is Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposal that provides an opportunity for the...

NIGC says Florida tribes entitled to slots (April 19, 2005)

Florida's two federally recognized tribes are entitled to offer slot machines but not other Class III games, the National Indian Gaming Commission told state lawmakers on Monday. NIGC Chairman Phil Hogen said the tribes can offer the machines since the...

Navajo allottee objects to tribal casino proposal (April 19, 2005)

A Navajo allottee and her family are objecting to plans to use their land for a Navajo Nation casino near Flagstaff, Arizona. Betty Scott's land is being eyed for a casino complex off I-40. Tribal leaders have been trying to...

Leech Lake Band won't support deal with racetrack (April 19, 2005)

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe said it will not support plans to merge a proposed state-tribal off-reservation casino with a racetrack in the Twin Cities. Leech Lake Chairman George Goggleye said a merger with the "racino" will not benefit...

Column: Off-reservation casinos everywhere (April 19, 2005)

"The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has proposed closing an existing casino on its reservation and replacing it with one in Cascade Locks -- just 44 miles by interstate from Portland. The plan already has received the endorsement of Gov....