New Mexico tribes report drop in gaming revenues (May 19, 2009)

Some tribes in New Mexico reported double-digit drops in gaming revenues for the first quarter of 2009. Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara Pueblo and Tesuque Pueblo saw some of the largest drops in net wins from the first quarter of 2008...

Column: A practical compact for Seminole Tribe (May 19, 2009)

"I finally got around to dissecting the 105-page gambling bill the Legislature passed earlier this month. I never thought I'd say this, but the proposed compact with the Seminoles is an astonishingly good document. It fixes faults and closes...

Editorial: Recession no excuse to legalize casinos (May 19, 2009)

"Some are blowing on the dice hoping that, sooner or later, it’ll happen; others are just as fervently wishing it won’t. With a leadership change in the Legislature and cash ever harder to come by in the state, casino gambling...

Editorial: Pokagon casino helps local governments (May 19, 2009)

"The release of $6.2 million in revenue sharing from the Four Winds Casino to local governmental units this month was welcome news. The schools, libraries, New Buffalo township and city, Berrien County, as well as the state of Michigan, sorely...

Editorial: Mismanagement at Puyallup Tribe casinos (May 19, 2009)

"Gambling is an ethically challenged industry and a capricious source of revenue – as witness its sudden decline in the current recession. We wish the Puyallup tribe weren’t economically dependent on the profits from its two Emerald Queen casinos....