Editorial: Vote yes on Passamaquoddy racino (October 25, 2007)

"Do you want to allow a Maine tribe to run a harness racing track with slot machines and high-stakes beano games in Washington County? The success of the slots facility in Bangor makes the question of expanding gambling one of...

Mississippi governor opposes Choctaw casino (October 25, 2007)

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) opposes the off-reservation casino sought by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians The tribe wants 100 acres in Jackson County placed in trust for gaming purposes. The site is more than 200 miles from the...

Kempthorne asked to visit Mohawk casino site (October 25, 2007)

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne is in New York City today but supporters of an off-reservation casino want him to make a detour to the Catskills. Kempthorne opposed off-reservation gaming when he was governor of Idaho. He is now supposed to...

NIGA opposes NIGC's latest Class II regulations (October 25, 2007)

The National Indian Gaming Association opposes Class II regulations that were published in the Federal Register on Wednesday. NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. said the rules would hurt tribal economies. "The most basic problem is that the new regulations arbitrarily...

State loses challenge to Wyandotte casino (October 25, 2007)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday dismissed the state of Kansas' challenge to the Wyandotte Nation's proposed casino. The court said it lacked jurisdiction to hear the case because the land where the Oklahoma-based tribe wants to...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, Seneca Nation partner (October 25, 2007)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts and the Seneca Nation of New York announced on Wednesday a gaming partnership. The two tribes will bid for one of the three commercial casinos that are the subject of state legislation. "As we...

NLRB orders election at Mashantucket casino (October 25, 2007)

An official for the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday ordered the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut to allow a union election. Peter Hoffman, a regional director for the NLRB, rejected the tribe's sovereignty defense. He cited NLRB precedent...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe wins gaming contract case (October 25, 2007)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is owed more than $525,000 from its former gaming management partner, a tribal judge ruled. The tribe signed a management contract with BBC Entertainment in 1994. BBC was to receive 35 percent of...

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