Tribes an issue at Southern Gaming Summit (April 11, 2007)

The $23 billion tribal casino industry will be on the agenda at the 14th annual Southern Gaming Summit next month. The conference takes place May 9-10 in Biloxi. Representatives of the National Indian Gaming Association, the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

Neighbors upset about Gila River casino plans (April 11, 2007)

Residents of Chandler, Arizona, are upset that the Gila River Indian Community wants to expand and relocate one of its casinos. The tribe plans to double the size of the facility and move it closer to several housing subdivisions in...

Florida governor talks gaming with Kempthorne (April 11, 2007)

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) discussed gaming issues with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Crist talked about the Seminole Tribe's proposal to operate slot machines, which have been legalized in the state. The tribe wants to...

Two tribes want off-reservation casino considered (April 11, 2007)

Two California tribes want lawmakers to consider their compacts for an off-reservation casino in Barstow. The Big Lagoon Rancheria and the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians have proposed side-by-side casinos in Barstow. Both tribes are based hundreds...

California tribes begin push for compact approval (April 11, 2007)

Three California tribes went before lawmakers on Tuesday to seek approval of their new gaming compacts. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Yurok Tribe signed deals with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...

Maine House approves Passamaquoddy slot bill (April 11, 2007)

The Maine House of Representatives voted 82-60 on Tuesday to pass a bill that allows the Passamaquoddy Tribe to install slot machines at a proposed racetrack. The bill goes to the Senate and faces at least one more House vote....

Meskwaki Tribe divided over alcohol at casino (April 11, 2007)

Members of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether to legalize alcohol at the casino. Opinion is divided on the proposal. Older tribal members are mainly opposed, citing the damaging effects of...