Kempthorne to swear in DesRosiers at NIGC (March 15, 2007)

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne will swear in Norm DesRosiers to the National Indian Gaming Commission this afternoon. DesRosiers joins NIGC as its third member. He was the longtime gaming commissioner for the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians in California....

Navajo Nation Council debates overrides on gaming (March 15, 2007)

The Navajo Nation Council is meeting today to consider overriding vetoes by President Joe Shirley Jr. The council passed legislation to create gaming enterprises for two chapters. Shirley vetoed the bills, saying the tribe should only have one central gaming...

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation talks Illinois gaming (March 15, 2007)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas met with officials in DeKalb County, Illinois, to talk about the tribe's disputed plans for gaming. The tribe bought 128 acres within its ancestral 1,200-acre reservation. The tribe wants to open a...

Gila River Indian Community to expand casino (March 15, 2007)

The Gila River Indian Community in Arizona plans to relocate and expand its smallest casino. The Lone Butte Casino will double in size to hold up to 750 slot machines, a 750-seat bingo hall, two restaurants and a food...

Opinion: New Mexico compact lax on regulation (March 15, 2007)

"Bugsy Siegel was the guy who turned Las Vegas, Nev., into the gambling mecca it is today. He did pretty much what he wanted in what was then pretty much trackless desert. Made a bunch of money. Built a casino...