Editorial: Gaming tribes get whatever they want (September 5, 2008)

"In recent years, charity bingo has been unable to compete with the richer prizes and slot machine-type bingo games allowed at Indian casinos in California. Alarmed by dwindling bingo revenues, the Catholic Church, one of the state's biggest charity bingo...

NIGC seeks comments on 'after-acquired' lands (September 5, 2008)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is asking tribes to comment on a new policy that applies to lands acquired after the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. IGRA generally bars gaming on lands acquired after 1988. But...

Seneca Nation appeals NIGC notice of violation (September 5, 2008)

The Seneca Nation of New York is appealing a notice of violation issued by the National Indian Gaming Commission. The tribe says the Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo will remain open while the appeal is pursued. At issue is...

Massachusetts governor not ready to negotiate (September 5, 2008)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) said he is not ready to negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Patrick supports gaming but said the state will wait until the tribe's land-into-trust application is finalized. The tribe...

Eastern Cherokee council delays action on alcohol (September 5, 2008)

The tribal council of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians delayed action on a controversial issue: alcohol at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. On August 7, the council approved a referendum to ask voters about legalizing alcohol sales. Principal Chief...