Citizen Potawatomi Nation opens 'Vegas' casino (October 24, 2006)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma celebrated the grand opening of the new FireLake Grand Casino. The facility features 125,000 square-feet of gaming space, more than 1,800 gaming machines and table games. Customers have commented on the "Vegas" feel...

Minority lawmakers back Narragansett casino (October 24, 2006)

Minority lawmakers in Rhode Island endorsed the Narragansett Tribe's casino after Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas faced "tough" questions about the proposal. Thomas stood with the Rhode Island Minority-Leadership/Legislative Caucus as the group publicly supported Question 1 on the November...

Gaming by out-of-state tribes an issue in New York (October 24, 2006)

The Republican candidate for governor of New York is trying to make gaming by out-of-state tribes an issue in the race. At a recent debate, Democrat Eliot Spitzer said he opposed gaming by tribes that are not presently based in...

Snoqualmie Tribe closes on land for casino (October 24, 2006)

The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington paid $50.8 million for a 56-acre parcel that a former business partner bought for $3.8 million just three years ago. Tribal administrator Matt Mattson said the price was a "tough pill to swallow." But...

DOI proposes Class III rules for Seminole Tribe (October 24, 2006)

The Interior Department plans to issue rules that would allow the Seminole Tribe of Florida to offer slot machines because negotiations with Gov. Jeb Bush (R) have failed. A September 26 letter urged the tribe to strike a deal with...

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