Column: Tribes exploiting 'loophole' in IGRA bill (April 10, 2006)

Ed. Note: The cutoff date was NOT pushed back several months. It was pushed back two weeks -- from March 31 to April 15 -- by the committee. The markup Sen. John McCain was considering actually had a June 1,...

Resighini Rancheria to open casino for fourth time (April 10, 2006)

The Resighini Rancheria in northern California plans to open the new Gold Bear Casino by May 26, its fourth foray in the gaming arena. The tribe's first casino was washed out by a flood in 1997. A second, temporary casino...

Mashantucket Tribe eyes slot license in Philadelphia (April 10, 2006)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is seeking one of two licenses to run a slot machine facility in Philadelphia. The tribe, owners of the successful Foxwoods Resort Casino, wants to open the Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia. The facility would...

Bois Forte chairman elected vice chairman of NIGA (April 10, 2006)

Kevin Leecy, the chairman of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, was elected vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association. Leecy was sworn in last Thursday during NIGA's annual trade show and conference. The event took place in...