Bill to restore gaming for Texas tribes delayed again (May 3, 2007)

A bill to restore gaming rights to the Tigua Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe was delayed in the Texas House again on Wednesday. Rep. Norma Chavez (D) said she would continue to press for the bill despite the setbacks. She...

Regulation at issue for new California compacts (May 3, 2007)

Regulation of tribal casinos is one of the issues at stake as California lawmakers debate six new gaming compacts. The agreements already passed the state Senate. But Assembly leaders have concerns over regulation and labor unions. To address the...

Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe options more land (May 3, 2007)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has optioned more land for its casino quest. Last week, the tribe's developer agreed to buy 125 acres in Middleboro for $1.76 million. Now the tribe will take out an option for 200...

Village Voice: New York's Catskills casino deal (May 3, 2007)

"On February 19, just seven weeks after taking office, [New York Gov. Eliot] Spitzer did something even Pataki never worked up the nerve to do, signing a formal letter of support to the U.S. Department of the Interior calling...

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe plans 2008 opening for casino (May 3, 2007)

The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma plans to open its new casino by the summer of 2008. Chief Paul Spicer presented the proposal to the city council in Grove on Tuesday night. He said the casino would create 450 jobs The...

Opinion: Government scams poor through gaming (May 3, 2007)

"Some scandals don't involve illegal activity -- they're just outrageous and unjust. Take gambling in America. Abetted by Congress, legislatures from 48 states now sponsor gambling operations and lottery monopolies to balance their budgets on the backs of their poorest...

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