NIGC denies 'conspiracy' on Class II regulations (August 11, 2008)

National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen is rejecting criticism that he is trying to make changes in the Class II industry without going through the regulatory process. In June, Hogen withdrew two controversial regulations affecting classification standards and definitions...

Q&A: Lawyer Howard Dickstein on Indian gaming (August 11, 2008)

The Sacramento Bee interviews Howard Dickstein, an attorney who represents a small group of tribes in California, about Indian gaming issues in the state. Q: "Two major casino tribes, Viejas and Pechanga, recently announced layoffs amid a weakening economy. Is...

BIA predicts Cowlitz casino decision by December (August 11, 2008)

A decision on the casino sought by the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington won't be ready until December at the earliest, a Bureau of Indian Affairsofficial said. The BIA issued a final environmental impact statement in June. Public comments are being...

Three California tribes share $65.1M with state (August 11, 2008)

In just four months, three tribes have contributed $65.1 million in gaming revenues to the state of California. The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians signed new...

Massachusetts governor waits on compact talks (August 11, 2008)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) is not ready to negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, a spokesperson said. Patrick supports gaming but wants the tribe to operate one under his proposal to legalize three commercial...

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