Indian Gaming

Fool’s gold with any expansion of gambling in Florida

Fool’s gold with any expansion of gambling in Florida

Florida’s gambling issue returned to the spotlight this week with revelations that Gov. Rick Scott’s administration came close to striking a deal with the Seminole Indian tribe. That new compact could have added new games while possibly netting the state some $2 billion over the seven years, double the current figure in an agreement that […]

Two AJ, Mesa city leaders oppose Indian gaming in West Valley

Two AJ, Mesa city leaders oppose Indian gaming in West Valley

Two elected officials from the far East Valley were in Washington, D.C. last month to support legislation that would block the construction of an Indian casino in Glendale and prevent similar scenarios from being proposed locally. Apache Junction Mayor John Insalaco, Mesa Vice Mayor Christopher Glover and other local officials met with legislators in the […]

Gun Lake Tribe welcomes end of legal dispute

Gun Lake Tribe welcomes end of legal dispute

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) has announced that President Obama has signed into law S. 1603, a bill reaffirming the trust status of the tribal land on which the Gun Lake Casino is located. The U.S. Senate approved the legislation on June 19, 2014, and the House of Representatives gave final […]

Failed Seminole Gaming Compact ‘Largest of its Kind’

Failed Seminole Gaming Compact ‘Largest of its Kind’

Florida’s Seminole Indian tribe was willing to guarantee the state government payment of $2b over seven years for the exclusive right to offer roulette, craps and other table games at the tribe’s casinos. The tribe’s negotiations with Gov. Rick Scott over a new tribal gaming compact collapsed this spring after the legislative clock ran out […]

Documents Reveal Gov. Scott’s Big Deal With Seminole Tribe

Documents Reveal Gov. Scott’s Big Deal With Seminole Tribe

TALLAHASSEE | Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s staff nearly reached a multibillion-dollar deal with the Seminole Indian tribe that would have allowed it to add roulette and craps at its South Florida casinos, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The deal, which was scuttled last spring amid resistance from state legislators, also would have opened […]

Documents show Gov. wanted big deal with tribe – SFGate

Documents show Gov. wanted big deal with tribe – SFGate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s staff nearly reached a multi-billion dollar deal with the Seminole Indian tribe that would have allowed it to add roulette and craps at its South Florida casinos, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The deal, which was scuttled last spring amid resistance from state legislators, also would […]

Chumash Refute Claims Against 12-Story Hotel Tower, to Proceed with Casino Expansion Now

Chumash Refute Claims Against 12-Story Hotel Tower, to Proceed with Casino Expansion Now

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will help fund additional fire and police personnel but is otherwise prepared to begin a planned expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort — and a new 12-story tower — this fall. Tribal leaders last week self-certified the project’s environmental evaluation, which included lengthy responses refuting concerns from Santa […]

Bet on having fun: More to Harrah’s than games

Bet on having fun: More to Harrah’s than games

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is just over an hour from Asheville. But walk through the doors of this big flashy complex and it’s like visiting Las Vegas or Atlantic City. About three million visitors make the trip every year, said Leeann Bridges, vice president of marketing at Harrah’s Cherokee. The gaming floor is buzzing with […]

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