Editorial: Torres-Martinez casino a major step (April 5, 2007)

"A new chapter in the storied history of the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians took shape Sunday afternoon when the familiar clang of coins and the ring of slot machines echoed inside the tribe's new Red Earth Casino on Highway 86,...

State official questions Class II in Massachusetts (April 5, 2007)

The Massachusetts state treasurer says the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe might be breaking the law if it decides to open a Class II facility. Treasurer Tim Cahill said the electronic casino machines the tribe might offer are illegal because they resemble...

California tribes prepare to defend compacts (April 5, 2007)

SIx California tribes will go before state lawmakers next week to seek ratification of their gaming compacts. The tribes include five of the most successful in the state. The compacts would allow them to operate more slot machines in exchange...

Jena Band of Choctaws forge ahead with Class II (April 5, 2007)

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians plan to open a Class II facility now that the Louisiana tribe has a land base. The tribe was recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1995. Earlier this month, the agency proclaimed...

Indian gaming won't be a hot issue in Congress (April 5, 2007)

Indian gaming won't be a controversial issue during the 110th Congress, former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell said. Campbell spoke at the National Indian Gaming Association's conference and trade show last week. He said there won't be any major legislation dealing...

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes feud over casino contract (April 5, 2007)

Members of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma are feuding over a contract with a gaming company. At a general council meeting this past Saturday, tribal members approved the contract with Southwest Casino and Hotel Corp. Tempers ran so high that...