Opinion: Gaming hasn't cured tribal woes (January 24, 2008)

"There are 105 tribal entities in California with approximately 56,158 tribal members. There are 31 gaming tribal casinos. Yes, Indian gaming revenue has been used to build houses, schools, roads and sewer and water systems and to fund health...

Editorial: Wildlife can't derail Mashpee Wampanog casino (January 24, 2008)

"Yesterday, it was the northern red-bellied cooter. Today, it is the eastern box turtle. Tomorrow, it will be some other animal that threatens to scuttle the $1 billion casino resort project planned for Middleboro. If casino backers think opponents will...

Michigan governor backs off-reservation casino (January 24, 2008)

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) is backing legislation to authorize an off-reservation casino for the Bay Mills Indian Community. Granholm wrote a letter to Rep. Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Rep. Don...

Mashantucket Tribe to hire 3,000 for casino (January 24, 2008)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut plans to hire 3,000 people for its new MGM Grand at Foxwoods casino. The MGM facility will open in May and the tribe is busy recruiting for 2,000 gaming positions. Another 1,000...

County weighs challenge to Mechoopda casino (January 24, 2008)

Officials in Butte County, California, are weighing a challenge to the Mechoopda Tribe's proposed casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a finding of no significant impact for the project. The next step is for the 631-acre site...

Poll shows tight battle over California compacts (January 24, 2008)

Only 42 percent of California voters support four controversial gaming compacts, according to a new Field Poll. The poll showed 37 percent of respondents opposed the compacts that are on the February 5 ballot. Another 21 percent said they were...

Shawnee Tribe proposes Oklahoma City casino (January 24, 2008)

The Shawnee Tribe announced plans for a $400 million casino and entertainment complex in Oklahoma City. Preliminary plans call for a casino, hotel, shopping center, performance hall and movie theater complex on 104 acres near a major interstate. The...

Mohegan Tribe pitches casino in Massachusetts (January 24, 2008)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut presented its plan for a casino in western Massachusetts. The tribe wants to bid for one of three commercial casinos that are being proposed in state legislation. Plans call for a $1 billion resort with...

Narragansett Tribe seeks state backing for casino (January 24, 2008)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is renewing its push for a casino. The tribe wants the state to support efforts to repeal a federal law that bars gaming on the reservation. The law was written after the tribe...