Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces casino questions (May 24, 2007)

With official federal recognition, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hopes to open the first Indian gaming facility in Massachusetts. The tribe has purchased land in Middleboro for potential development. Local clergy have made it clear they don't want a casino in...

Editorial: Mashpee Wampanoag casino promises (May 24, 2007)

"Whether the Mashpee Wampanoags build a casino in New Bedford, Middleboro, or elsewhere, municipal officials who serve as the residents' negotiators will face the challenge of ensuring that the good intentions professed by Tribal Council Chairman Glenn Marshall are translated...

Citing 'scandal,' McCain seeks more gaming oversight (May 24, 2007)

Citing potential for "scandal" and "abuses," Sen. McCain (R-Arizona) called for stronger oversight of the gaming industry. “I am concerned about the oversight and regulation of gaming,” McCain said in a conference call with reporters, The Boston Herald reported. “You...

Opinion: New gaming compacts bad for California (May 24, 2007)

"In addition to establishing the all-important number of slot machines allowed, California gaming compacts can regulate nearly every other aspect of casino operations. States can require tribes to reach agreements with local governments about the scale and scope of...

Redding Rancheria plans $90M casino expansion (May 24, 2007)

The Redding Rancheria in California unveiled plans for a $90 million expansion of the Win-River Casino. The tribe will add a hotel, parking garage, event center and restaurants to the facility. The gaming floor will grow to 200,000 and the...

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