BIA publishes approval of 'Big Four' compacts (December 19, 2007)

The Class III gaming compacts for four California tribes are being published in the Federal Register today. The "Big Four" compacts are for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the Pechanga Band...

Editorial: Diversity economy without casinos (December 19, 2007)

"The idea of expanding Connecticut's casino industry was raised by Arthur Wright, a University of Connecticut professor emeritus of economics, during a discussion of the 2008 issue of The Connecticut Economy journal which Wright edits. Wright proposed re-negotiating the state...

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reaches Illinois deal (December 19, 2007)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas has reached an agreement for Class II gaming on ancestral land in Illinois. The tribe reached the agreement with the DeKalb County Board. The MidWeek News publishes details of the deal, which limits...

Catawba Nation blames lottery for killing bingo (December 19, 2007)

The Catawba Nation says its thriving bingo operation was killed by the South Carolina lottery. The tribe was doing well until the state legalized the lottery in 2002. After that, bingo profits dropped in half and the tribe was...

Cowlitz Tribe cuts off enrollment after surge (December 19, 2007)

It's harder to get into the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington these days. Only newborns who can show they are a lineal descendant from a tribal member can enroll. And it has to be done by the baby's first birthday. "This...