Two dozen indicted for cheating casinos out of $3.3M (May 25, 2007)

A federal grand jury handed down a 70-page indictment against 24 people -- including the son of Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels -- who are accused of cheating Indian and non-Indian gaming facilities out of at least $3.3 million. The...

Opinion: Major flaws with California compacts (May 25, 2007)

"This report demonstrates why the compacts negotiated with five tribes by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2006 should be rejected by the Legislature. Although increased state revenue sharing is the principal argument in favor of the compacts, in reality, the agreements...

Ask Florida Governor: Why negotiate with tribe? (May 25, 2007)

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) explains why he wants to negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe. "[I]t's only smart for us to negotiate with the [Seminole] Tribe. Two governmental entities have input in this process ......

Editorial: Mashpee Tribe deserves shot at casino (May 25, 2007)

"The Mashpee Wampanoags yesterday marked their first official day as a federally recognized Indian tribe and Treasurer Tim Cahill celebrated . . . by wrestling away the spotlight. In a speech at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Cahill urged...

Opinion: Tribes and the Internet gaming ban (May 25, 2007)

"Documents released in the press clearly show the involvement of some of the Indian tribes with the famous lobbyist Jack Abramoff and even the White House. We will not go into details about these transactions, but in a nutshell,...