States use tribes to make money, students told (July 25, 2007)

States are using tribal casinos as a "moneymaker," students at Tulane University in Mississippi were told. Lloyd "Eddie" Gibson, the chairman of the Choctaw Gaming Commission, and Patrick Sheehan, an attorney who specializes in Indian gaming law, spoke to students...

Massachusetts governor to receive gaming report (July 25, 2007)

A task force will present its report to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) by the end of the week, as voters in the town of Middleboro vote on a casino for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Patrick created a task force...

Hearing examines Barona Band's liquor license (July 25, 2007)

An administrative law judge in California began a hearing on Monday to consider the liquor license for the Barona Band of Mission Indians. The tribe won a state license to serve alcohol at its casino. But opponents say drunk-driving crashes...

Big Lagoon Rancheria casino proposal in limbo (July 25, 2007)

The Big Lagoon Rancheria blames wealthy tribes for blocking its off-reservation casino proposal. The tribe originally planed to build a casino on its rancheria in northern California. But conservation groups and local officials are concerned about the impacts on the...

Gun Lake Tribe pushes for approval of compact (July 25, 2007)

A Michigan House committee approved a bill to ratify a Class III gaming compact for the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Band. Chairman D.K. Sprague said his tribe was the only one in Michigan...