California Vote: Benefits for the Big Four tribes (January 31, 2008)

"As the gaming tribes the Pala Band of Mission Indians and the United Auburn Indian Community, is tagged, “It’s amazing what millions in political contributions can get you.” But if you’re like most California voters by now, you’re thinking...

California Vote: The cost of casino expansion (January 31, 2008)

"Critics of four ballot measures that could drum up as much as $9 billion in state operating revenue over the next two decades say those agreements are really nothing more than sweetheart deals struck between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and...

Editorial: Vote yes on California gaming compacts (January 31, 2008)

"Propositions 94 through 97 on the California primary ballot on Tuesday are all about the same thing: They allow four Indian tribes to increase the number of slot machines at their existing casinos. The new deals would increase the amount...

'Death knell' sounds for Eastern Shawnee casino (January 31, 2008)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma probably won't be getting a casino in Ohio, University of Dayton law professor Blake Watson says. Watson, who specializes in property and Indian law, says the Bush administration has essentially blocked all off-reservation...

Editorial: Give Shawnee casino proposal a fair shot (January 31, 2008)

"The visceral reaction to the Shawnee Tribe's first proposal for an Oklahoma City casino seemed absent last week when the tribe gave more detail on what it wants to do on land it recently bought at Interstate 35 and...

Florida court hears Seminole compact lawsuit (January 31, 2008)

The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a lawsuit over the legality of the Seminole Tribe's Class III gaming compact The tribe reached the deal with Gov. Charlie Crist (R). It authorizes slot machines and certain card games for...

Arizona tribes contribute $15.2M to state (January 31, 2008)

Arizona's gaming tribes shared $15.2 million in gaming revenues with the state in the final quarter of 2007, the Department of Gaming reported on Wednesday [PDF]. The contribution for the final quarter of 2007 was up only 0.6 percent...

Nebraska sues NIGC over Ponca casino in Iowa (January 31, 2008)

Nebraska attorney general Jon Bruning on Wednesday sued the National Indian Gaming Commission for allowing the Ponca Tribe to open a casino in Iowa. Bruning is upset that the tribe, whose headquarters are in Nebraska, might open a casino across...

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