Editorial: Pokagon Band making good on promises (October 15, 2007)

"Spokesmen for the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians declared long before the Four Winds Casino Resort opened near New Buffalo that the band would be a responsible community member. Now it has begun to deliver on that promise. The...

Rep. Campbell: Gaming and federal recognition (October 15, 2007)

"By now you may have heard that there are several groups trying to get federal recognition as the federally sanctioned Juaneno Indian Tribe in Orange County. It is very clear that the groups seeking recognition as this tribe are doing...

Shinnecock Nation offers to drop casino plan (October 15, 2007)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York is offering to drop its controversial plans for a casino on Long Island. The tribe instead wants to build a $1.4 billion gaming resort at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. A last-minute proposal...

Editorial: Gaming tribes blinded by bigger profits (October 15, 2007)

"The gambling tribes running casinos in California operate with one basic rule in mind: The more money they get, the more money they want. It's a strategy that has made their members rich and turned the tribes into a powerful...

Catawba Nation expects GOP opposition on gaming (October 15, 2007)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina expects state Republicans to oppose efforts to place the tribe under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The tribe hasn't approached Congress with any proposals to do that. But attorney Jay Bender said it would...

Lawmakers haven't endorsed Choctaw casino (October 15, 2007)

Two lawmakers said they haven't endorsed the off-reservation casino sought by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians despite statements that appear on a tribal website. Sen. Trent Lott (R-Mississippi) and Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Mississippi) are listed as "Opinion Leaders"...

Oklahoma turns into a major gaming state (October 15, 2007)

Gaming has become a $2.2 billion business in Oklahoma, according to the North American Gaming Almanac. The figure includes revenue from tribal and non-tribal facilities, as well as the state lottery. It puts Oklahoma in reach of Louisiana as one...