David Treuer: Going home from casino trip (August 14, 2009)

"Indians are famous for a few things—a kind of off-brand environmentalism, Sitting Bull, broken English, and most of all for being poor. Poverty is, for many, synonymous with the very idea of Indians and Indian reservations. This thought stuck with...

Chickasaw Nation eyes racetrack for $80M (August 14, 2009)

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma plans to buy a non-Indian racetrack for $80.25 million. Global Gaming Solutions, a tribal subsidiary, reached a deal to buy Remington Park from Magna Entertainment Corp.. The purchased has to be approved in federal...

California tribes offer dollar friendly deals (August 14, 2009)

Tribes in southern California are offering recession-friendly deals to draw customers to their casinos. Tribes are reducing restaurant prices, offering more casino rewards and emphasizing value over glitz, The North County Times reports. "This recession's going to change the mindset...

Column: FireKeepers features earthy glitz (August 14, 2009)

"So maybe you're not an avid gambler, and you don't too much care about fancy food or live entertainment. There still is an eye-catching reason to visit FireKeepers Casino. The glitzy, neon-filled decor has left quite an impression in...

Donations linked to off-reservation casino (August 14, 2009)

A non-Indian racetrack owner who opposes off-reservation gaming donated $125,000 to the political action committee of a former U.S. Congressional candidate, The New Mexico Independent reports. Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino owner Stan Fulton made two donations to Madrid PAC,...