Gaming compacts were sent to wrong room at DOI (January 14, 2008)

Four controversial gaming compacts were sent to the wrong room at the main Interior Department building in Washington, D.C., but no one appears to know why it took so long for them to end up in the right place at...

NLRB set for hearing on Pequot union challenge (January 14, 2008)

The National Labor Relations Board will hear testimony on Tuesday in a labor union case at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. The tribe says the NLRB lacks jurisdiction at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. The...

Skibine recommended approval of Mohawk casino (January 14, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs official in charge of gaming recommended approval of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's off-reservation casino, Indian Country Today reports. George Skibine, the director of the Office of Indian Gaming Management, told the tribe and its...

President of Mashantucket casino resigns (January 14, 2008)

John O’Brien, the president of the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, resigned on Friday to "pursue other interests," according to a statement. O’Brien assumed control of the Foxwoods Resort Casino amid a $700 million expansion...

Editorial: Deja vu with Seminole gaming compact (January 14, 2008)

"It feels like déjà vu all over again. Florida political leaders promise that tax money from gambling will go toward educating our children at under-funded schools and universities, with the state reaping billions in revenue. That makes approving a pro-gambling...

Column: Gambling on California's future (January 14, 2008)

"To watch the endless television ads, one would think that the four Indian gaming measures on the Feb. 5 ballot were all about raising money to save the state budget. In fact, tribal casinos will barely dent California's fiscal crisis....

Opinion: Let tribes decide what's best for them (January 14, 2008)

"I've got a problem with letting the U.S. government decide what's in the best interest for Indian tribes. This, as opposed to letting the Indian tribes decide for themselves what's in THEIR best interest. How's that for a novel approach?...

Mohawk Chiefs: Keeping Indians down (January 14, 2008)

"We at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe understand that not everyone can be in favor of casinos, but to call the proposed Monticello casino a "major disaster averted" could not be more off the mark. The tribe, along with Governor...