I. Nelson Rose: A tribal casino is just a casino (February 28, 2007)

"The most important federal Court of Appeals below the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that, at least for labor law, tribal casinos are to be treated exactly the same as casinos that are owned by private citizens. In other words,...

Anti-gaming group to appeal land-into-trust decision (February 28, 2007)

An anti-gaming group in Michigan wants the Bureau of Indian Affairs to put its land-into-trust decision for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe. Michigan Gambling Opposition, or MichGO, has been trying to stop...

More Washington tribes slated to sign compact (February 28, 2007)

The state of Washington is close to finalizing a new gaming compact with 27 tribes. The proposed deal would allow the tribes to add more Class III machines to their facilities. The cap, currently at about 18,225 machines, would rise...

NIGC announces preliminary fee rate for 2007 (February 28, 2007)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has announced its preliminary annual fee rate for 2007. The agency will collect 0.00 percent of revenues from tribes in the Tier 1 category and 0.59 percent of revenues from tribes in the Tier 2...

Bill to reopen tribal casinos advances in Texas (February 28, 2007)

A bill that would allow the Tigua Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe to reopen their casinos was approved by the Texas State House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence on Tuesday. The two tribes were forced to close their casinos in response...