Pokagon Band finally breaks ground on casino (June 5, 2006)

The Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians finally broke ground on the Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo Township, Michigan. The tribe was restored to recognition by an act of Congress. But litigation by gaming opponents prevented the...

Tribes oppose changes to IGRA and Class II rules (June 5, 2006)

Tribal gaming leaders and attorneys say amendments to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and proposed Class II gaming rules could hurt the $20 billion industry. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is sponsoring S.2078 to beef up regulation of tribal casinos. But...

Mississippi Choctaws tried to open Class II casino (June 5, 2006)

Indianz.Com Casino StalkerTracking casino proposals across Indian Country. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tried to open a Class II casino more than 200 miles from its reservation, according to news reports. The tribe operates a printing plant on 40...

Tonkawa Tribe hires former NIGC vice chairman (June 5, 2006)

The Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma has hired former National Indian Gaming Commission vice chairman Nelson Westrin. Westrin will help the tribe revamp its trouble casino operation. The tribe was fined $1 million and its former casino manager was fined...

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