North Dakota governor opposes more gaming (June 22, 2009)

North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven (R) won't be supporting off-reservation gaming, a spokesperson said. Hoeven's support will be needed if the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians wants approval for a casino in Grand Forks. But it doesn't look like...

Lobbying intensifies on Internet gaming bill (June 22, 2009)

Groups on both sides of the Internet gaming debate are spending big in Washington, D.C., this year. The Poker Players Alliance spent $430,000 in the first three months of the year while the Interactive Gaming Council spent $768,500. Both groups...

Wisconsin GOP lawmaker wants casino smoking ban (June 22, 2009)

A Wisconsin Republican says tribal casinos should ban smoking. The state's ban on smoking in public places goes into effect in July 2010. State Rep. Dean Kaufert (R) said it should include Indian Country. "It's a fairness issue," Kaufert told...

Editorial: Casino road paved with good intentions (June 22, 2009)

"The opening and dedication of a new public works project usually is an opportunity for fanfare, with speeches and proclamations followed by a ceremonious ribbon-cutting. But next Tuesday's ceremony celebrating the opening of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's $67...

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