Choctaw Nation to sell commercial racetrack (June 11, 2009)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is getting out of the racetrack business. The tribe purchased the Blue Ribbon Downs in 2003 for $4.25 million. The move drew controversy because the Cherokee Nation was planning to buy the failing facility....

New Statesman: Tribes find hope in Indian gaming (June 11, 2009)

"The story of how the native inhabitants of North America have fared since the arrival of the first European settlers is a sad one. Their numbers depleted by foreign diseases to which they had scant resistance, they were cheated...

City rejects negotiations for Cowlitz Tribe casino (June 11, 2009)

The city council in La Center, Washington, voted 3-2 against negotiating a casino deal with the Cowlitz Tribe. About 100 people turned out for a meeting where the issue was discussed, The Columbian reported. About half of the speakers supported...

Cachil Dehe Band lays off 42 casino employees (June 11, 2009)

The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians has laid off 42 employee at its casino in northern California. The layoffs represent nearly 10 percent of the workforce at the Colusa Casino Resort. "There is not a second wave of cuts...

Opinion: Avoid conflict over tribal gaming revenues (June 11, 2009)

"The recent article in the Enquirer about the Firekeepers Casino and the local revenue sharing board (LRSB) was very interesting. It presented information, but also dealt with possibilities and maybes. It is very important that we deal with the facts...

Some welcome alcohol sales at Eastern Cherokee (June 11, 2009)

Some patrons of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are looking forward to drinking at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in North Carolina. Beverly Easton said drinking is part of the gambling experience. "You come here to have fun and relax,...

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