Editorial: Negotiate smoking with Connecticut tribes (March 25, 2009)

"From a tribal perspective, Connecticut passing a law to force a smoking ban at the Indian-run casinos would be akin to the state legislating a smoke-free Canada. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is preparing a legal fight. It is his position...

Tigua Tribe sends women to lobby for gaming bill (March 25, 2009)

Women from the Tigua Tribe of Texas are lobbying for a gaming bill in response to concerns raised by a lawmaker. According to Quorum Report, state Rep. Valinda Bolton (D) is concerned that Tigua women don't have a right...

NIGC investigates Muscogee Nation gaming funds (March 25, 2009)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is investigating the use of gaming funds by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, The Tulsa World reports. The NIGC has been investigating as far back as November 2007. The agency said the use of gaming revenues...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seeks land-into-trust fix (March 25, 2009)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is hoping to keep its casino proposal alive after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The tribe wants to build a resort in the town of Middleboro. But its land-into-trust application...

Florida tribes differ on sovereignty at casinos (March 25, 2009)

Florida's two federally recognized tribes take different approaches to protecting their sovereignty at their gaming facilities. The Seminole Tribe allows local law prosecutors to handle cases at its Hard Rock casinos. Even tribal members must go to state court. Under...

Florida lawmakers clash on Seminole compact (March 25, 2009)

Lawmakers in Florida are at odds over Class III gaming for the Seminole Tribe. A bill in the state Senate affirms the tribe's rights to offer all forms of Class III gaming, including slot machines and table games. But the...