Viejas gaming commissioner tapped for NIGC post (December 7, 2006)

Norm DesRosiers, the longtime gaming commissioner for the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, has been tapped to join the National Indian Gaming Commission. DesRosiers, who is non-Indian, fills a year-old vacancy on the panel. He replaces Nelson Westrin, who...

Seminole Tribe buys Hard Rock for nearly $1B (December 7, 2006)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is buying the Hard Rock venture for $965 million. The tribe will own the 124 Hard Rock Cafes, four Hard Rock Hotels, two Hard Rock Casino Hotels, two Hard Rock Live! concert venues and a...

Editorial: County should oppose Cowlitz Tribe casino (December 7, 2006)

$stalker "This afternoon at 2 o'clock, Clark County commissioners will meet behind closed doors to decide whether to spend more public money and employees' time defending something they should have stayed away from in the first place: county participation (real...

GOP leaders drop off-reservation gaming bill (December 7, 2006)

The Republican leadership in the House abandoned efforts to pass the off-reservation gaming bill on Wednesday evening. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois) and Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) wanted to bring up the bill during the lame-duck session. That prompted...

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