Connecticut bill seeks expanded liquor sales (February 25, 2009)

The Connecticut Legislature will debate a bill that allows 24-hour liquor sales at the state's two tribal casinos. Gov. M. Jodi Rell (R) and Republican lawmakers say expanded liquor sales will help the economy. They expect an extra $5 million...

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe hopes to reopen casino (February 25, 2009)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas says gaming will bring jobs and revenue back to the reservation. The tribe operated a successful Class III casino until it was shut down by the federal courts. Unemployment has skyrocketed to 32 percent as...

Sen. Schumer backs off-reservation casino (February 25, 2009)

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) wants the new administration of President Barack Obama to reconsider an off-reservation casino. Schumer said he was "disappointed" that the Bush administration rejected the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Band of Mohican Indians, of Wisconsin. The tribe wants...

Editorial: Off-reservation casino a good bet (February 25, 2009)

"We’ve long thought the Calexico casino project would be good for the city and it’s nice to finally see a bit of movement on that front, but we hope the city isn’t putting all its eggs in one basket prematurely....

Florida Baptists oppose expansion of gaming (February 25, 2009)

The Florida Baptist Convention continues to oppose a Class III gaming compact for the Seminole Tribe. The group told the Florida Legislature's Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review that gaming hurts families. “We ask in unprecedented times you do...

Column: Alabama governor tied to gaming interests (February 25, 2009)

"In last year’s U.S. Senate investigations surrounding the convictions of the infamous duo Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon, it was revealed that Bob Riley’s 2002 Election Campaign received at least $600,000, and probably close to $2.5 million, in contributions from...

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