City opinion backs Burt Lake Band casino bid (February 27, 2009)

The Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians can pursue a casino under state law, according to an opinion from the attorney for the city of Sturgis, Michigan. The tribe's lack of federal recognition means the issue can be...

Editorial: Ethics and gaming for South Dakota tribe (February 27, 2009)

"State Rep. Kristi Noem this week has raised a question about the ethics of a member of the South Dakota Senate. As Sen. Scott Heidepriem pushed a resolution that would let South Dakota voters allow unlimited gambling in South Dakota,...

Editorial: Texas seeks to keep gamblers at home (February 27, 2009)

"A non-scientific perusal of the vehicle license tags in the parking lots of Oklahoma tribal gaming casinos shows an abundance of Texans partaking in the games. Texans want in on the other end of the action, too. The Associated Press...

Grant to help laid off casino workers in Connecticut (February 27, 2009)

An $880,286 federal grant will help people who were laid off from the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Last fall, the tribe eliminated about 700 jobs, or about 7 percent of the workforce, at Foxwoods Resort Casino....

Judge rules in Little Traverse casino payment case (February 27, 2009)

A judge in Michigan has struck down a formula used to distribute casino payments from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. Under its Class III gaming compact, the tribe shares 2 percent of electronic gaming revenues from the...

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