New Mexico tribes saw slight growth in gaming (February 23, 2009)

Tribes in New Mexico saw a slight increase in slot machine revenues last year, according to the state's Gaming Control Board. The "net win" at tribal casinos reached $710,191,501 in 2008, up from $700,330,214 in 2007. That was up 1.5...

Tohono O'odham Nation wants to discuss casino (February 23, 2009)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is ready to sit down and discuss its proposed off-reservation casino, Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said. The tribe announced plans for the casino in Glendale but officials there said they weren't told in...

Interview: Tigua leader on gaming rights bill (February 23, 2009)

The El Paso Times interviews Carlos Hisa, the lieutenant governor of the Tigua Tribe, about a bill to restore the tribe's gaming rights in Texas. "Times: Are you worried that, given the economic conditions, you might get permission to open...

Editorial: State loses battle on Seminole compact (February 23, 2009)

"It's unfortunate Gov. Charlie Crist didn't possess the steely resolve of former governors Lawton Chiles and Jeb Bush when it came to combating efforts by the Seminole Tribe to turn Florida into a casino-gambling state. Crist overstepped his authority in...

Turtle Talk: Negotiate new compacts in Michigan (February 23, 2009)

"The success β€” shocking and aweing (surely to the MichGO plaintiffs β€” :) ) β€” of the Gun Lake Band in getting their Class III gaming compact through the Michigan Senate (controlled by Republicans) and House (controlled by Dems, and...