Montana governor offers gaming deal extension (November 30, 2006)

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) visited the Flathead Reservation on Wednesday and said he offered the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes a last-minute extension to the gaming compact. Schweitzer said he hoped the tribe would accept the extension while...

Tigua Tribe hopes to ressurect economy with casino (November 30, 2006)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas hopes to revitalize the local economy by reopening its once-successful casino. The Speaking Rock Casino employed more than 1,000 people and had an impact of nearly $900 million a year. But that ended in 2002...

Critic of Mohegan Tribe gets day in court (November 30, 2006)

The Connecticut Supreme Court heard arguments in a case filed by a former employee of the Mohegan Tribe's casino. Bradley W. Beecher was an investigator for the casino. He claims the tribe fired him for criticizing the gaming operations but...

Labor unions, racetracks fight gaming compacts (November 30, 2006)

Labor unions and racetracks are teaming up for the first time to host a lobbying conference on Indian gaming. The unions and racetracks hope to convince lawmakers to oppose five compacts that were recently signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)....

Tribes won't let NIGC conduct Class III audits (November 30, 2006)

Tribes nationwide aren't letting the National Indian Gaming Commission audit their Class III operations in the wake of a landmark court decision. On October 20, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NIGC lacks the authority to...

Judge hears Michigan tribe's casino land case (November 30, 2006)

A federal judge held a hearing Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging a Michigan tribe's land-into-trust application. The Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi, also known as the Gun Lake Band, wants 146 acres in Allegan County placed in trust. The land will...

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