BIA publishes rules for Section 20 gaming acquisitions (October 5, 2006)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs published its proposed Section 20 land-into-trust regulations in the Federal Register today. The rules describe how the BIA will take land into trust for gaming purposes. Gaming is generally barred on lands acquired after October...

Oklahoma tribe share far less than expected (October 5, 2006)

Oklahoma's gaming tribes are sharing far less revenues with the state than expected. This year, the projected revenue sharing amount was $53 million. Now it's only going to be $20 million. Oklahoma voters legalized certain forms of Class III gaming...

Michigan Supreme Court to hear compact suit (October 5, 2006)

The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a case that challenges the legality of tribal gaming compacts. Taxpayers of Michigan Against Casinos says all compacts must be approved by state lawmakers. But the state says the governor was...

Montana tribe renegotiates Class III compact (October 5, 2006)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the state of Montana are negotiating a new Class III compact. The existing compact expires November 30. An agreement hasn't been reached but a tribal spokesperson was optimistic on the outcome. Tribal leaders...

First Class III racino nears opening in Florida (October 5, 2006)

South Florida's first Class III racino is on its way. The Isle of Capri racino at Pompano Park installed 1,500 slot machines after voters in Broward County legalized the games. The racino is already talking about building a bigger facility...

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