Opinion: Negotiate new compacts in Minnesota (February 20, 2009)

"As we face an expected $7 billion state budget deficit, many gambling proposals are being introduced — from installing gaming machines in bars or at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, to legalizing sports betting around the state. Obviously this would raise...

City questions Tohono O'odham off-reservation casino (February 20, 2009)

Officials in Glendale, Arizona, are voicing concerns about the proposed Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino. A staff analysis says the casino won't benefit the local community as the tribe suggests. Officials also say the city doesn't have the infrastructure...

Poll shows Florida voters back Seminole compact (February 20, 2009)

A majority of Florida voters support a Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, according to a new poll. Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,000 voters and found that 63 percent want state lawmakers to approve a deal that includes slot...

Judge cites IGRA in overturning ban on video poker (February 20, 2009)

A judge in North Carolina said the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act prohibits the state from banning video poker while allowing it to be offered on tribal lands. The state Legislature outlawed video poker but exempted the Eastern Band of...

Campo Band settles lawsuit over casino slip and fall (February 20, 2009)

The Campo Kumeyaay Nation paid a California woman $500,000 to settle a slip and fall lawsuit stemming from an accident at the tribe's casino. Celeste Bluehawk took the tribe to court after she was injured at the Golden Acorn Casino....

Editorial: EchoHawk nomination and Indian gaming (February 20, 2009)

"The big discussion in the tiny Grant Parish village of Creola centers on a question only the president of the United States can answer: Will the president appoint Larry EchoHawk to be head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs?...