Tribes face challenge over liquor at casinos (July 23, 2007)

Two tribes, one in California and the other in New York, are facing challenges to serving liquor at their casinos. The Barona Band of Mission Indians in California won a state liquor license in 2004. Since then, the local sheriff...

Opinion: California tribes have upheld commitments (July 23, 2007)

"At the end of June 2007, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (D.-Los Angeles) announced that a side deal had been worked out with four of the five tribes. The tribes agreed their casinos could be audited by the state. They...

Editorial: Town ignores impact of Mashpee casino (July 23, 2007)

"Middleboro officials, so blinded by the riches that may be coming their way with a new casino, have done little outreach to determine what impact the billion-dollar facility would have on surrounding towns. So Lakeville selectmen have rightly taken the...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reaches casino deal (July 23, 2007)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts, reached a sizable casino agreement on Friday. The tribe agreed to share revenues from the proposed casino. . The base payment starts at $7 million and will increase by...

New California compacts face challenge at the polls (July 23, 2007)

A diverse group of interests -- including labor unions, racetracks and some tribes - is considering a challenge to five new gaming compacts. The state Legislature approved the compacts in June. The deals allow four of the wealthiest tribes...