Prairie Band can't intervene in gaming case (October 12, 2007)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas won't be allowed to intervene as a party in a lawsuit that challenges the state's new gaming law. The tribe opposes the law, which authorizes state-run casinos. But the tribe will only be...

Editorial: Massachusetts gaming bill not perfect (October 12, 2007)

"Gov. Deval Patrick made it official yesterday, filing legislation to support his plan to allow up to three resort casinos in Massachusetts. Naturally the multi-layered bill reflects the enormous complexity of the issue. But in a couple of respects, the...

Mashantucket Tribe passes its own labor law (October 12, 2007)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has passed its own labor law amid efforts to unionize at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. The tribe intends to use the two-month-old Mashantucket Pequot Labor Relations Law and other tribal laws at a...

Blog: Gaming plan wipes out tribal sovereignty (October 12, 2007)

"Governor Deval Patrick has unveiled his casino legislation, "AN ACT ESTABLISHING AND REGULATING RESORT CASINOS IN MASSACHUSETTS." In the title of the bill the governor is making clear his intentions to eliminate Massachusetts cities from competing for casino development. One...

Florida Republicans took gaming money (October 12, 2007)

Florida Republicans who have opposed the Seminole Tribe's Class III gaming compact have taken money from gaming interests, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Records show Florida Republicans took $844,000 from gaming interests between July and September. September was when...