Editorial: Let public vote on Graton casino (November 28, 2007)

"When an Indian tribe bought property just south of Petaluma hoping to establish a casino complex there, then-Petaluma City Councilman Mike Healy suggested giving residents an opportunity to vote on the proposal. Healy’s reasoning was based on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s...

NIGC reviewing Alabama Quassarte casino site (November 28, 2007)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is trying to determine whether the Alabama Quassarte Tribal Town's new casino in Wetumka, Oklahoma, is legal. Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, a casino must be located on "Indian lands." The city of...

Ohio city debates Eastern Shawnee casino deal (November 28, 2007)

The city council in Monroe, Ohio, is still debating whether to revise a casino agreement with the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. The council previously tabled a bill that would allow the tribe to change the location of the proposed...

Editorial: Unions in Oklahoma tribal casinos (November 28, 2007)

"As the Choctaw Nation moves forward with an ambitious plan to transform its casino in Hugo into a destination resort, tribal officials are keeping an eye on Texas, which doesn't have casino gaming but very well could someday. That possibility...

Opinion: Debate on Seminole compact nonsensical (November 28, 2007)

"Today in Florida, the doyens of political power are engaged in a debate less metaphysical, but no less silly. To wit, where, how, and under what circumstances should a person be allowed to bet his or her hard earned money....

Judge won't stop gaming compact referendum (November 28, 2007)

A judge in California said a voter referendum on the gaming compact for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians can go forward. The tribe sued in state court to stop the February 5, 2008, election. The tribe said...