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  • Icahn: No $100M for Taj Mahal if north Jersey casinos are approved

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said Wednesday that if New Jersey approves casinos in the northern part of the state, he won’t pump $100 million into his newly acquired Trump Taj …


  • New Jersey Gov. Christie wants state takeover of Atlantic City

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday the state will assume vast control over Atlantic City’s finances and decision-making, saying the seaside gambling resort is incapable of getting its finances …


  • Study finds Idaho’s five tribes generate $1 billion in annual sales

    Idaho’s five Indian tribes employ nearly 5,000 people and generate annual sales in excess of $1 billion, a new study says. The tribes hired Steven Peterson, a University of Idaho …


  • Horse race machines spark debate for Idaho tribes, casinos

    “Instant racing” machines flash neon colors at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls, where for as little as a quarter, people can wager on historical horse races. …


  • Getting There: $2.5 million Market Street upgrade in works

    Market Street in the Mead area is slated for major improvements starting next year. The Spokane County commissioners last week accepted a $1.5 million grant from the state to rebuild …


  • Casino heist may have paid way to poker tourney

    A professional card player may have bought his seat at a World Series of Poker tournament with proceeds from a casino heist in Clarkston, Wash. The potential connection has emerged …


  • Casino opponents criticize tribe-funded study

    Critics of the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino and resort at Airway Heights took issue Wednesday with the findings of a consultant’s study that claimed the project poses no threat to …


  • Indian casinos see increase in revenue

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Indian casinos brushed off weak consumer spending in a sluggish U.S. economic recovery to post a modest increase in revenue in 2011, an industry study reported Wednesday. …


  • Inslee guarded on tribe casino

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee wouldn’t say Wednesday which way he’s leaning on the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino on the West Plains. Inslee has the final ability to block the …


  • Alleged card cheats face felony charges

    Small bets at poker games at the Hooters casino in Spokane Valley have led to felony charges against two North Idaho men accused of the rarely prosecuted crime of cheating …


  • Spokane Tribe lambastes critics of proposed casino

    The Spokane Tribe shot back Wednesday at critics of the casino it wants to build at Airway Heights. Mike Spencer, vice chairman of the tribal council, said he thinks most …


  • Spokane Tribe pushes case for casino

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A glittering casino that has brought financial success to a tiny Indian tribe is drawing covetous eyes from a larger neighbor. The Kalispel Tribe’s off-reservation Northern Quest …


  • Industries keep eye on the future

    Go West, young person. It worked for those who heeded the advice of 19th-century newspaperman Horace Greeley, and it just might work for today’s job seekers, who on the West …


  • Our View: Spokane Tribe’s plans merit thorough review

    The Spokane Indian Tribe, the author of so much of the region’s history, has a glittering vision for the future. It’s a vision of bright lights, excited crowds, whirring slot …


  • Work to begin on casino

    The business arm of the Colville Confederated Tribes will break ground Monday on a 58,000-square-foot casino on reservation land near Omak, Wash. The $24 million project, expected to be completed …

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