Few noticed closure of tribe's tiny casino (June 23, 2005)

The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians closed its tiny 30-slot machine casino in January but few people noticed, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. But that won't be the case when the tribe reopens with a facility 10 times bigger,...

Editorial: Put an end to reservation shopping (June 23, 2005)

"We commend Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, for wading into this high-stakes conflict between long-distance Indian tribes and local government leaders. He holds a possible solution. The chairman of the House Resources Committee, which oversees Indian affairs, wants to amend the...

California tribes meet with state over machines (June 23, 2005)

Eight California tribes met with state officials on Wednesday to discuss their use of disputed gaming devices. No agreement was reached but the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians is confident the talks will be beneficial, said chairman Mark Macarro. The...

Catskills casino plan subject of ongoing debate (June 23, 2005)

First it was three, then it was five, then it was one. And now it could be none if an agreement isn't reached about the number of tribal casinos in the Catskills of New York. Currently, Gov. George Pataki (R)...

Federal judge refuses to shut down UKB casino (June 23, 2005)

A federal judge on Wednesday refused to shut down the casino operated by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. The tribe has been running the casino since 1986. But state officials say the facility is not located on Indian...

Wisconsin tribes took in nearly $1.2 billion in 2004 (June 23, 2005)

Wisconsin tribes generated nearly $1.2 billion in revenues from their casinos in 2004, the state Legislative Audit Bureau said in a report [PDF] on Wednesday. The amount represented a 10 percent increase from 2003 and a 29 percent increase from...

Casino proposed near Gettysburg battle site (June 23, 2005)

Now that slot machines are legal in Pennsylvania, a group of investors wants to open a casino less than two miles from the site of the historic Gettysburg battle and the Gettysburg address. State law authorized slot machines at...

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