Comanche Nation to distribute first per capita (January 19, 2006)

The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma is distributing the first-ever per capita payments from the tribe's gaming enterprise. Each of the more than 8,000 adult tribal members will receive an annual check for $1,035.58. Juveniles will have their share placed in...

Editorial: UKB casino 'plan' a wake-up call (January 19, 2006)

"Alabama's constitution prohibits games of chance. But you wouldn't know it by what has happened in the state in recent years. Because legislators, courts and, in some cases, voters have made exceptions, they have opened the floodgates of gambling. The...

Lawmakers vow to fight non-existent UKB casino (January 19, 2006)

Members of Congress are already lobbying the Interior Department against a casino that hasn't even been proposed yet on land that isn't even in trust. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Alabama) said they have already spoken to...

Norton appoints 'ombudsman' for casino project (January 19, 2006)

In what appears to be the first action of its kind, Interior Secretary Gale Norton has appointed an "ombudsman" to oversee a land-into-trust application. George Skibine, the director of the Office of Indian Gaming Management at the Bureau of Indian...

Narragansett Tribe circulates casino proposal (January 19, 2006)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is proposing to amend the state constitution to allow a "privately owned and operated" casino. The tribe wants the proposal put on the November ballot. According to The Providence Journal, it reads: "Approval of...