Column: John McCain, the tale of a gambling man (October 1, 2008)

"We've known for a while of John McCain's childhood connection to the region, where he lived for a short period when his father was serving a stint here as a Navy submarine commander. But it wasn't until the results of...

Gaming Guru: Tribal casino regulation in Michigan (October 1, 2008)

"Everyone is aware of the strict guidelines and operating procedures to which state-regulated casinos are held. But who sets the standards and controls for Native American properties? Casinos such as Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan, are...

Blog: 'Hatchet job' on McCain and Indian gaming (October 1, 2008)

"The New York Times, a shrill partisan voice, assails John McCain in yet another misleading, loaded-for-bear "expose." All in a day's work for the partisan gray lady. Not exactly your October Surprise, but close. Truth is, McCain has distanced himself...

Shingle Springs Band sends compact to BIA (October 1, 2008)

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians of California says it's on track to open its casino in December. All that's needed is for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve the tribe's Class III gaming compact. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...

Mashantucket Tribe to cut 700 casino employees (October 1, 2008)

Citing a drop in revenues and the downturn in the national economy, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is laying off 700 gaming employees, or about 6 percent of the workforce. The cut will affect jobs at all areas...

Casino agreement with Cowlitz Tribe in dispute (October 1, 2008)

The mayor of La Center, Washington, is proposing a new casino agreement with the Cowlitz Tribe but other city officials say they don't want to negotiate. The tribe has offered $3 million annually for 10 years to make up...

Opinion: Schwarzenegger leads gaming expansion (October 1, 2008)

"If there is one politician in the country that should be credited with the rapid growth of the casino industry in the United States, it is California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is signing Indian tribe casino compacts on what seems...