Archive - Oct 2006
Florida's first state-approved slot machines will begin operation in December at two commercial racetracks in Broward County -- just in time for the holidays. The slots are the result of a 2004 change in Florida's state constitution. The state will get a 50% cut of the gross slot revenue, and each site is limited to 1,500 machines as well as a 16-hour day.
Thread: Indian Gaming in the News
In 1990, voters in Jackson County, Mississippi rejected legalized gambling. Now, the Mississippi Press reports on October 16th that the Mississippi Band of Choctaws are asking Jackson County voters to consider allowing an off-reservation tribal casino under IGRA's "best interests" exception.
The National Indian Gaming Commission and the Justice Department have filed a notice of appeal from a district court decision regarding the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma's efforts to open a casino in Kansas City, Kansas.
What an interesting time we had in Oklahoma. We gave a talk on the compromises inherent to the law and politics of Indian gaming.Everyone was exceptionally friendly, and we had a tremendous audience for our lecture and follow-up questions. We always enjoy the chance to get out to different communities and talk about the complicated questions raised by tribal gaming.
We’re off to Ada, Oklahoma, to deliver the 2006 Lou Watkins Endowed Lectureship at East Central University. It’s an honor and a privilege to be asked to speak to an audience who undoubtedly is well versed in the complexities of Indian gaming law and policy.