Maine tribal slot machine measure passes House (June 1, 2005)

The Maine House voted 94-53 on Tuesday to approve a bill that allows a tribal slot machine facility. The Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe wants to open a race track with slot machines in Washington County. They point out...

Federal Register: Class III gaming compact notices (June 1, 2005)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved six Class III gaming compacts, according to notices published in the Federal Register today. The BIA approved Class III compacts between the state of Oklahoma and the Iowa Tribe, the Modoc Tribe, the...

Jena Choctaw Band to sue for compact negotiations (June 1, 2005)

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians plans to sue the state of Louisiana to force the negotiation of a Class III gaming compact. Class III gaming is legal in the state but Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D) has refused to negotiate....

Pennsylvania school districts reject slot revenues (June 1, 2005)

An overwhelming majority of public school districts in Pennsylvania have rejected Democrat Gov. Ed Rendell’s plan to use slot machine revenues to lower property taxes. Rendell backed legislation to authorize up to 61,000 slot machines in hopes of generating...

Tribes, county frustrated with California gaming fund (June 1, 2005)

Tribal and local officials in San Diego County say they are frustrated with the way the state of California distributes Indian gaming revenues. Tribes give a portion of their slot machine revenues to the Special Distribution Fund. The money is...

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