Witness list for SCIA hearing on NIGC (April 16, 2008)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee oversight hearing on the National Indian Gaming Commission takes place tomorrow at 10:30am. Don't forget to tune in Panel 1 THE HONORABLE PHILIP HOGEN Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission THE HONORABLE DELIA CARLYLE Chairwoman, Arizona...

Maine governor vetoes Penobscot slots bill (April 16, 2008)

Maine Gov. John Baldacci (D) vetoed a bill to authorize a slot machine facility for the Penobscot Nation. The tribe wanted to operate up to 100 slot machines at a high-stakes beano facility on Indian Island. Lawmakers approved the bill...

Bill to limit compact talks in California advances (April 16, 2008)

California's Senate Governmental Organization Committee voted 9-1 on Tuesday on a bill that restricts compact negotiations. SB1695 was introduced by Sen. Dean Florez, a Democrat. He is apparently targeting the casino sought by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono...

NIGA sees slowdown in growth of tribal casinos (April 16, 2008)

The National Indian Gaming Association says the tribal casino industry continues to grow but at a slower pace. In 2006, the industry saw 12 percent growth. In 2007, however, the rate fell in half, to 5.5 or 6 percent, Indian...

Judge reopens lawsuit over Wyandotte casino (April 16, 2008)

A federal judge has given permission for the state of Kansas to reopen its lawsuit over the Wyandotte Nation's out-of-state casino. The state claims the Oklahoma-based tribe cannot engage in gaming on trust land in downtown Kansas City. But...

County holds final hearing on Cowlitz casino (April 16, 2008)

Commissioners in Clark County, Washington, held the last of three hearings on the casino sought by the Cowlitz Tribe. The county is trying to determine whether to enter into an intergovernmental agreement for the Cowlitz Casino. Most people who...

Seminole Tribe invites Gorbachev to casino (April 16, 2008)

The Seminole Tribe has booked former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to speak at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. ''As the former leader of the Soviet Union, he's been an enormous figure in the world....