Editorial: Indian gaming not a sure bet in California (January 27, 2009)

"Deals that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger negotiated with Indian gambling tribes have not produced the huge increases in revenue the governor predicted. Indian gambling will bring $362 million into the state general fund this year, $123 million less than expected. It...

Editorial: Bad bets for Catskills casinos in New York (January 27, 2009)

"Wow. Talk about playing long shots. Talk about dreaming dangerously. The push to bring gambling to the Catskills is on anew, with three state legislators from the region and near it showing the go-for-broke sort of thinking you'd expect in...

BIA waits to take land into trust for Gun Lake casino (January 27, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs expects to take land into trust for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians in a few days. A spokesperson said the agency is waiting for a final mandate from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals...

California tribes sued over off-reservation casino (January 27, 2009)

Two California tribes are being sued over a proposed off-reservation casino in the Bay Area. The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians plans to build a casino at former Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot in the city of Richmond. The Rumsey...

Supreme Court won't hear gaming contract case (January 27, 2009)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition in Harrah's Operating Company v. NGV Gaming. The case involved a dispute between Harrah's Entertainment and NGV Gaming. The two companies are litigating over contracts they signed with the Guidiville Band...

Supreme Court urged to reject Seminole compact case (January 27, 2009)

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum submitted a response in Seminole Tribe v. Florida House of Representatives, urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to accept a gaming compact case. The Seminole Tribe is asking the high court to review a Florida...

Official resigns over Mashpee casino controversy (January 27, 2009)

A Massachusetts town leader resigned his post on Monday, citing the "all-consuming" controversy surrounding the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Adam Bond, the chairman of the selectmen in the town of Middleboro, wanted to reopen the town's intergovernmental agreement with the tribe....

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