Editorial: Amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (April 14, 2008)

"It’s an election year, so there might be no great prospects for Sen. David Vitter’s latest efforts to tighten the rules of Indian gambling. With America’s tribes investing heavily in political action committees in both parties, even in the wake...

Poarch Band celebrates $250M casino project (April 14, 2008)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama held a topping out ceremony for the $250 million Wind Creek Casino and Hotel. The casino portion of the project is scheduled to open this December. It features 1,600 electronic bingo games,...

Connecticut lawmakers won't back down on smoking (April 14, 2008)

Connecticut lawmakers say they won't withdraw a bill that aims to ban smoking at tribal casinos. The Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation want to negotiate the issue. So does Gov. Jodi Rell (R). But supporters of the...

Opinion: Off-reservation casino support dwindling (April 14, 2008)

"F or almost a decade, a debate has raged over whether state and federal governments should approve Oregon's first off-reservation casino, resort and parking lot in the Columbia River Gorge. And with each year, The Oregonian's logic to justify the...

Analysis: Connecticut casinos are cooling off (April 14, 2008)

"Clyde Barrow’s annual analysis of New England’s gambling industry came a little too late to make a difference in this year’s casino debate. Barrow, one of the most knowledgeable local experts on the topic, often is targeted by opponents for...

Opinion: America becoming a casino culture (April 14, 2008)

"In March, the Massachusetts House of Representatives rejected a measure that looked unstoppable when it was proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick last September: the authorization of “destination casinos” across the commonwealth. The plan was for Massachusetts to sell three...