Opinion: Catskills deserves better than casinos (February 25, 2008)

"A recipe for disaster ... Ingredients: * 1,700 acres of Catskill real estate. * 2,500 electronic slot machines. * Potpourri of drifters, prostitutes, footpads, sharpers, criminals (small time),organized crime (big time). * Donald Trump. Stir, serve, hope for the best...

Opinion: Uncertainty for Oneida Nation's casino (February 25, 2008)

"Turning Stone Casino in Oneida County is sidling toward legitimacy if a recommendation announced Friday by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs holds up. Not that anyone seriously thought the wildly successful Actually, two court decisions, the other from...

Louis Gray: Gaming vital to Oklahoma's economy (February 25, 2008)

"When federal regulators proposed regulations which would have crippled the economic gains won through class II gaming and pleased state opposition to Indian casinos a hearing to listen to the concerns of the affected tribes was expected. But. what wasn't...

Opinion: Gaming not good for the environment (February 25, 2008)

"I am amazed at the great efforts the Native Americans of the Puget Sound region have made in investing the returns from their casinos. "Tribes are state's new high rollers — in business" [Times, Local News, Feb. 17] highlights the...

San Pasqual Band appeals slot machine lawsuit (February 25, 2008)

The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate a lawsuit over the number of slot machines at its casino. The tribe's 1999 compact theoretically allows 2,000 slot machines at the Valley...

Tribes seeking to develop casino in Las Vegas (February 25, 2008)

The Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington is seeking to develop the first inter-tribal casino in Las Vegas, KPVI-TV reports. The tribe wants to buy 70 acres on the southern end of the strip. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho have already...

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