Opinion: Gaming compacts will help California (January 16, 2008)

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a "fiscal emergency" because the state faces a $14.5 billion deficit. He has said we may have no choice but to release 22,000 nonviolent offenders from prison early, and he has proposed deep spending cuts...

Illinois county goes over Prairie Band agreement (January 16, 2008)

Officials in Dekalb County, Illinois, went over a casino agreement with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas. The agreement calls for the tribe to share 2.5 percent of annual gaming revenues from a Class II facility in the county....

Five California tribes agree to abide by MICS (January 16, 2008)

Five California tribes have agreed to comply with the National Indian Gaming Commission's minimum internal control standards, or MICS. The MICS cover nearly every aspect of a Class III operation. But the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said the NIGC...

Massachusetts tribes lobby state on gaming (January 16, 2008)

The two federally recognized tribes in Massachusetts have stepped up their lobbying expenditures amid efforts to legalize casino gaming in the state. The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe spent $75,000 in 2007, according to figures reported yesterday. That's a huge increase...

NLRB opens hearing into Pequot union challenge (January 16, 2008)

The National Labor Relations Board opened a hearing on Tuesday to determine whether a union can organize at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. The NLRB allowed the United Auto Workers to hold an...

Navajo Nation's $100M gaming loan in limbo (January 16, 2008)

The Navajo Nation is looking at alternative sources of funding for its new gaming empire due to concerns about a $100 million loan from JP Morgan Chase bank. The tribe agreed to secure the loan in order to build its...

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