Internet poker bill in California doesn't address tribal rights (June 1, 2010)

California Sen. Roderick Wright (D) introduced a bill to legalize Internet poker but it apparently cuts tribes out of the game. The bill authorizes five-year contracts for up to three operators. Presumably, a tribe can apply for a contract but...

Redding Rancheria casino suffers from electricity blackouts (June 1, 2010)

The casino owned by the Redding Rancheria of California has suffered six blackouts in recent months, The Redding Record-Searchlight reports. The tribe buys power from the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and has a backup diesel generator. But that apparently...

Crow Tribe to use $3M Shakopee loan to build a new casino (June 1, 2010)

The Crow Tribe of Montana agreed to the terms of a $3 million that will be used for a new casino. The tribe previously accepted a $2.5 million loan from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. Legislators voted...

Habematolel Pomo await BIA approval for gaming compact (June 1, 2010)

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake await Bureau of Indian Affairs approval of its Class III gaming compact. The tribe reached the deal last year. It authorizes a casino with up to 750 slot machines and addresses off-reservation impacts of...

Eastern Cherokee gaming payments linked to better health (June 1, 2010)

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found a link between per capita payments and improved health and well-being among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina. The study compared tribal youth who received...

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