Arizona tribes install smoke clearing systems (June 13, 2008)

Smoking is legal at Arizona's 22 tribal casinos but that doesn't mean customers have to put up with hazy rooms. Several tribes have installed state-of-the-art smoke clearing systems at their facilities. "It's a business decision casinos are making," Sheila...

Oregon court allows challenge to gaming compact (June 13, 2008)

The Oregon Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit that challenges a Class III gaming compact for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. A group called People Against a Casino Town questions whether the governor has the...

Cardrooms seek new Cowlitz casino study (June 13, 2008)

Non-Indian cardrooms want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to conduct a new environmental impact statement for the casino sought by the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington. The BIA issued a final EIS for the casino last month. The four non-Indian cardrooms...

Colorado River Indian Tribes lay off casino employees (June 13, 2008)

The Colorado River Indian Tribes laid off about 70 employees at the BlueWater Resort & Casino in Parker, Arizona. The tribe cited the "declining economy and reduced patron counts" in making the cuts. "Like nearly everyone we are feeling...

Washington governor rakes in tribal donations (June 13, 2008)

Tribes in Washington have donated more than $650,000 to Democrats since Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) killed a gaming compact they opposed, The Seattle Times reports. Tribes have donated $49,000 directly to Gregoire since 2004. An additional $604,131 to the state...

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