Mashantucket Tribe to challenge union vote (November 26, 2007)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut plans to challenge a pro-union vote at its Foxwoods Resort Casino. About 60 percent of card dealers at the casino voted to organize with the United Auto Workers union. Turnout was high...

Column: Good news and bad news in compact fight (November 26, 2007)

"The bad news for four SoCal Indian tribes that want voters to approve deals allowing their already-big casinos to get bigger is that the public is kind of lukewarm about the idea so far. Both public and private polls...

Column: Republicans cheer Seminole lawsuit (November 26, 2007)

"From the time the Seminoles first opened bingo halls in 1979, the state has been negotiating and litigating over their gambling operations. And yet, nowhere in the state constitution is anything authorizing the governor to work out compacts with Native...

Choctaw Nation plans bigger casino near Texas (November 26, 2007)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is planning a big expansion of its casino near Texas. The Choctaw Casino in Durant will undergo a two-phase expansion. The first phase adds 300,000 square feet and 3,000 electronic machines, a 350-room hotel,...

Editorial: Foxwoods union vote a critical one (November 26, 2007)

"Roughly 3,000 dealers at Foxwoods Resort & Casino will vote today regarding whether to join a union. The voting will take place at the casino from 8 a.m. to roughly 11 p.m., with the results known within hours of that....

Column: Vegas crowd blocks Michigan casino (November 26, 2007)

"HR 2176, the bill to approve the land-claim settlement between the state of Michigan and Bay Mills, was offered by U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Menominee, whose district includes the contested land. It was co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison...

Editorial: 'Troubling' Shawnee casino proposal (November 26, 2007)

"Given the hostile response to the Shawnee Tribe's initial proposal for an Oklahoma City casino, we're surprised the tribe is still interested. That casino would have been near Bricktown, an idea that drew scorn from city officials. The latest...

Editorial: Cowlitz casino belongs elsewhere (November 26, 2007)

"The Cowlitz Tribe’s housing center is in the Lewis County town of Toledo for good reason, the same reason tribal offices are in the Cowlitz County town of Longview: Obviously, this is Cowlitz country. One reason The Columbian has...