Editorial: Don't force state's smoking ban on tribes (March 19, 2008)

"Mashantucket and Mohegan are sovereign nations. And sovereignty is the exclusive right to govern ones' self, or in this case, not to be regulated by the state. Attorney General Blumenthal maintains sovereignty isn't a factor in this case, since the...

County approves Dry Creek Rancheria casino deal (March 19, 2008)

Supervisors in Sonoma County, California, voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve a $100 million deal with the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians. The agreement requires the tribe to spend about $75 million to address the impacts of...

Massachusetts governor concedes on gaming bill (March 19, 2008)

Gov. Deval Patrick (D) conceded his proposal to legalize three commercial casinos doesn't have enough votes to pass. Patrick testified at a lengthy public hearing in Boston yesterday. He said he was open to a compromise and urged lawmakers to...

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe wants ex-employee punished (March 19, 2008)

The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma says a former casino employee should be indicted on criminal charges. The tribe filed a civil lawsuit in state court against Pat Mae Culver. The tribe says Culver, a former employee of the Grand Lake...

Ohio shuts down illegal 'Cherokee' bingo hall (March 19, 2008)

The state of Ohio shut down an illegal bingo hall that was being operated by a group called the Tallige Cherokee Nation. Scioto County sheriff's officers raided the Cherokee Bingo Hall yesterday. The state said the facility lacked a license....