Column: Smoke and mirrors on Catskills casino (March 5, 2007)

"The Spitzer administration was apparently blowing some smoke in its initial suggestion that a Mohawk casino in the Catskills would be smoke free, but the governor's office is still hopeful at least a partial ban will be in place. The...

Southern Ute Tribe begins work on bigger casino (March 5, 2007)

The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado has begun work on its new Sky Ute Casino. The facility will be more than triple the current size of the casino. It will feature several hundred slot machines, 20 poker and blackjack tables,...

Section 20 rules won't affect South Dakota tribes (March 5, 2007)

Proposed regulations in the way the Bureau of Indian Affairs takes land into trust for casinos won't affect South Dakota, the chairman of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe said. Chairman Michael Jandreau said tribes won't be able to acquire new...

Editorial: Negotiate compact with Gun Lake Tribe (March 5, 2007)

"When it comes to a proposed casino in Allegan County, the old country song applies: You've got to know when to hold 'em. And know when to fold 'em. For Michigan, the time to fold will be when land is...

Editorial: Tribes should pay for gambling addictions (March 5, 2007)

"A California Senate committee recently learned that while many of us love to gamble, quite a few suffer from addiction as casinos empty their pockets. The state's legal gambling operations make $13 billion a year — and rising -- yet...