Senate and House hold hearings on gaming (April 27, 2005)

NOTE: The House hearing has finally started after a one-hour delay. "I guess we are on Indian time today," said Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), the commitee chairman. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee and the House Resources Committee are holding separate...

Oklahoma's gaming tribes give nearly $1M to state (April 27, 2005)

Oklahoma tribes have given the state nearly $1 million under new Class III gaming compacts that require revenue sharing. In the last three months alone, Oklahoma tribes gave more than $850,000 to the state. The money comes from card games...

County to stick with off-reservation casino deal (April 27, 2005)

A New Mexico county plans to stick with an agreement to host an off-reservation casino despite a legal opinion questioning its validity. The Doa Ana County Commission signed a deal with Jemez Pueblo for a casino 300 miles away from...

Minnesota casino bill sent to unfriendly committee (April 27, 2005)

Legislation to allow up to two casinos at a racetrack in the Twin Cities has been sent to a committee seen as unfavorable to any expansion of gaming. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) is backing one casino in partnership with...

Tohono O'odham Nation plans $80M casino expansion (April 27, 2005)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is planning to tear down a 20-year-old casino and replace it with an $80 million facility with a hotel and restaurants. The tribe recently approved the expansion plan for the complex, which originally started...

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