Column: Congress needs to clean up Indian gaming

Column: Congress needs to clean up Indian gaming (October 5, 2005)

"The house of cards built by Congress that developed into the $19.4-billion-a-year tribal casino industry has been wobbling in the nation’s political wind for years and is now closer than ever to toppling. Legal loopholes and regulatory shortcomings have long...

Connecticut casinos seeking to help Katrina victims

Connecticut casinos seeking to help Katrina victims (October 5, 2005)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are reaching out to victims of Hurricane Katrina who lost their jobs with the destruction of a number of Gulf Coast casinos. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has hired a family of dealers who...

Cayuga Nation shuts down Class II gaming facility

Cayuga Nation shuts down Class II gaming facility (October 5, 2005)

The Cayuga Nation of New York has temporarily shut down its Class II gaming facility. The tribe closed the facility in response to a new Seneca County law that outlaws gaming. The tribe doesn't believe it is subject to the...

DOJ gaming proposal shows changes to Johnson Act

DOJ gaming proposal shows changes to Johnson Act (October 5, 2005)

The Department of Justice has posted a document detailing its proposed changes to the Johnson Act. The proposal seeks to clarify the difference between Class II and Class III machines. It prohibits tribes from operating games that resemble slot machines...

Seneca Nation buys land for  Buffalo casino

Seneca Nation buys land for Buffalo casino (October 5, 2005)

The Seneca Nation of New York announced the purchase of land for a non-reservation casino in downtown Buffalo. The tribe purchased a total of nine acres along the city's waterfront. The land includes a former rail terminal, The Buffalo News...

Tribes see gaming business soar in wake of Katrina

Tribes see gaming business soar in wake of Katrina (October 5, 2005)

Two tribes say they have seen their gaming operations soar as gamblers find alternatives to the Gulf Coast casinos destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The tribe operates three Class II facilities. The chief financial officer said business has nearly doubled at...

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe has new compact

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe has new compact (October 5, 2005)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe signed a new gaming compact with Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) on Tuesday. The 25-year compact requires the tribe to share between 6 percent and 8 percent of revenues with the state. The tribe...

Oregon tribe votes to sell alcohol at casino

Oregon tribe votes to sell alcohol at casino (October 5, 2005)

Leaders of the Umatilla Tribes of Oregon voted unanimously to approve the sale of liquor at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino. Tribal leaders acted in response to increased competition. Non-Indian bars and taverns are now offering video poker. Liquor sales...

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