Editorial: Oklahoma wants new Class II regulations (December 18, 2006)

"This being the Christmas season and all, we'll venture a guess as to what state Treasurer Scott Meacham has at or near the top of his holiday wish list: a new set of federal rules for Class II gaming. The...

NIGC's Hogen suggests tribes not heavily regulated (December 18, 2006)

National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen says California tribes may have misled voters about regulation of their casinos. Voters in the state approved a tribal gaming initiative twice. Hogen says the tribes argued that their facilities were "heavily regulated...

Opinion: 'Bingo' machines illegal in Nebraska (December 18, 2006)

"The federal government has been very slow to undo the opinion of a minor bureaucrat in the National Indian Gaming Commission who declared in 2003 that calling slot machines “bingo” made them allowable as “class II gambling devices” for...

Sharing the Wealth: Q&A with Ernie Stevens of NIGA (December 18, 2006)

Dorreen Yellow Bird of The Grand Forks Herald interviews Ernie Stevens Jr., the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association. "Q: Have the tribes been able to generate economic development in areas other than casinos?Let's start with some of...