Opinion: NIGC regulations will hurt Oklahoma (March 10, 2008)

"Last week, U.S. Reps. Dan Boren and Tom Cole held congressional oversight hearings in Miami, Okla., to investigate the economic impact of proposed federal rules to limit Class II Indian Gaming. The testimony was dramatic. Tribal and local government...

Column: The casino arms race in New England (March 10, 2008)

"So what's Connecticut to do, now that Massachusetts is wising up and planning to stem the flow of gambling dollars across state lines? Let them beat us at our own game? Not so fast, suggests Arthur W. Wright, University of...

Letter: Casinos not to blame for everything (March 10, 2008)

"In response to the letter, “Casinos put employees and patrons at risk,” published March 7, on Connecticut trying to ban smoking at the two state casinos, it's ludicrous. They are sovereign nations with their own laws, and American citizens and...

Chumash neighbors voted against gaming deals (March 10, 2008)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of California didn't have a gaming compact on the ballot last month but nearby voters expressed their displeasure with the tribe anyway. According to The Lompoc Record, 62 percent of voters in...

California compacts strongly backed by neighbors (March 10, 2008)

Last month, voters in California approved four gaming compacts with 56 percent of the vote. But people who live nearby the casinos backed the agreements in higher margins, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. According to the final results, 67 percent of...

Kempthorne warns casinos could end up 'anywhere' (March 10, 2008)

According to assistant secretary Carl Artman, his boss didn't play much of a role in developing a new policy that restricts off-reservation gaming. But Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne doesn't want tribes getting casinos hundreds of miles from existing reservations. "Once...

Column: Don't meddle with First Nations on gaming (March 10, 2008)

"It would be better if the federal government expended its resources on creating the conditions for economic development on First Nations rather than just focus on stamping out some of the only opportunities available to those communities. Recently, Ottawa...

Opinion: North Fork Rancheria casino a bad idea (March 10, 2008)

"There are many seductive arguments for supporting the Indian casino planned for 305 acres on Highway 99 north of Madera. You could get blinded by them if you weren't paying attention. The casino would help members of the North...