Some Puyallups question monthly payments to tribal members

Casino Locations Tribal Lottery System Tribal Contributions 12 tribes that had tribal/state compacts for gaming negotiated a compact amendment with the Gambling Commission staff and the Attorney General's office over machines that fit within the Court's order. An "Agreement in Principle" was reached in June 1998 on a gaming device modeled after the state lottery. Terms of the Proposed The Puyallup Tribe of Indians on Sept. 20 broke ground on a $200 million resort and casino complex in Tacoma. On the Kitsap Peninsula, the Suquamish Tribe in August opened a new casino with a TACOMA – The Puyallup Tribe of Indians takes the direct approach with profits from its Emerald Queen Casino. Every one of the tribe's 3,450 members gets a monthly check for $2,000. Since the The Puyallup Tribe of Washington says it will continue to make $2,000 monthly per capita payments although some members say it isn't wise to do so. Tribal leaders say the Emerald Queen Casino is doing well and will continue to generate revenues. Find out what slot machines actually returned to the public in all U.S. states. See which states have the best-paying casino slot games and which have the lowest-paying casino slots. Includes slot machine payback statistics for all U.S. casino/resorts, riverboats and Indian casinos. As Puyallup tribal members receive the first of their $2,000 checks in a monthly bonanza of casino payouts, leaders of other Washington tribes question the wisdom of those payments — and wonder if their tribes may be forced to follow suit. Clearly, the Puyallups' success — totaling some $5.6 million a month — has hit a nerve in Indian country. While some tribal leaders worry the easy TACOMA - The Puyallup Tribe of Indians takes the direct approach with profits from its Emerald Queen Casino. Every one of the tribe’s 3,450 members gets a monthly check for $2,000. TACOMA, Wash. – The Puyallup Tribe of Indians takes the direct approach with profits from its Emerald Queen Casino. Every one of the tribe's 3,450 members gets a monthly check for $2,000. Since the program began in 2002, the Puyallups have paid out $280 million. But as the tribal population increases, the payments have become a topic of heated debate. Puyallup leaders say there's no problem PUYALLUP TRIBE: Age of casino wealth leaves some Indians behind. Feb 25th, 2002. TACOMA (AP) - George Sibbits can't understand why the Puyallup Tribe of Indians won't let him in. He's 100 percent American Indian and a full quarter Puyallup - more than many members. His grandmother was a Puyallup tribal elder, and, 12 years ago, his brother Its leaders believe that even if the tribe could afford to do so, doling out large per capita payouts brings more harm than good. Handing out large checks is too much of a temptation for younger members, said Gary Besaw, a tribal legislator with the Menominee. Besaw also is chairman of the Menominee’s effort to build a casino in Kenosha.

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