California tribes await vote on new compacts (April 16, 2007)

Six California tribes are expected to face a tough audience when their compacts go before the state Assembly. The state Senate held hearings last week on the agreements. With Democrats as sponsors the compact bills are expected to gain...

Column: Lining up for the jackpot in California (April 16, 2007)

"The thing politicians like best about legal gambling is that it's an opportunity to put their fingers in your pockets without leaving prints. Take the lottery. You plunk down a buck for a ticket. About 65 percent of the money...

Oklahoma tribes contribute less than expected (April 16, 2007)

When the tribal-state gaming compact was approved in 2004, state officials predicted tribes would share $70 million a year in Class III revenues. The actual amount has been far less. In the three years, tribes have contributed $46 million...

Column: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe waits on Kempthorne (April 16, 2007)

"According to the St. Regis Mohawks, the tribe's casino project at the Monticello Gaming & Raceway won't live or die on what Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne thinks about it. Two tribal chiefs said yesterday that the feds will sign...

Column: California tribes learn to play the game (April 16, 2007)

"You'd think the millions of dollars the tribes deposit in the state coffer would be enough incentive for our selfless representatives in Sacramento to allow American Indians pretty much free rein when it comes to operating their casinos on...