Washington tribes wary of Class II proposal (January 7, 2008)

Washington tribes say the National Indian Gaming Commission's proposed Class II regulations could hurt their casinos. "This jeopardizes thousands of jobs and economic opportunities," Ron Allen, the chairman of the Washington Indian Gaming Association, told The Everett Herald. Tribes in...

Colorado smoking ban won't apply to tribal casinos (January 7, 2008)

Casinos in Colorado went smoke-free last Tuesday but not the ones on reservations. The state's laws do not apply in Indian Country. That means the casinos owned by the Southern Ute Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe allow smoking....

Editorial: Vote yes on tribal gaming compacts (January 7, 2008)

"The decision on Props. 94 through 97 on the Feb. 5 ballot depends on voters sorting through a battle between competing special interests to find the public's stake. One crucial point should make that task easier: California is better off...

Opinion: No off-reservation Choctaw casino (January 7, 2008)

"In looking back over the news stories that affected residents of South Mississippi in 2007, we must include the resounding victory won by opponents to the proposed Choctaw casino in Jackson County. By a margin of 60/40 the citizens have...

Commentary: Tribal spending on compact referendum (January 7, 2008)

"On Friday, the Pechanga Band of Temecula, one of the big four tribes who stand to gain from passage of Propositions 94 to 97 and 17,000 new slot machines, contributed $30.8 million in support of these propositions. This brings the...

Editorial: Bungling of California gaming compacts (January 7, 2008)

"Here's what happened. After the Legislature approved the compacts last summer, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sent them to the California secretary of state's office. Even though the compacts were not set to become law until Jan. 1 and opponents were collecting...

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