William Current: Drug abuse in the gaming industry (September 1, 2009)

"The federal government estimates that approximately three-quarters of all illicit drug users 18 and older are employed. This information is according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s “2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.” One industry...

Narragansett leader files complaint over racetrack (September 1, 2009)

A leader of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island filed a complaint with the state attorney general, questioning whether a non-Indian racetrack is engaging in "deceptive trade practices" and "false advertising." Council member Randy Noka said the Twin River facility...

Mashantucket leader removed amid gaming crisis (September 1, 2009)

The leader of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has been placed on administrative leave, The New London Day reports. Fellow council members said chairman Michael Thomas “betrayed our trust” by telling tribal members about the tribe's "dire...

North Carolina governor open to new gaming deal (September 1, 2009)

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) said she is open to a new Class III gaming compact with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. “I am going to have a conversation. I don't know what the contract allows, but we're...

Blog: New wrinkles in compact with Seminole Tribe (September 1, 2009)

"My first reaction to reading the latest gambling agreement between the Seminoles and Governor Charlie Crist: Uh-oh. Here we go again. Just like the 2007 original, this version gives too much to the Seminoles, and doesn’t leave enough flexibility...

Seminole Tribe beats deadline on gaming compact (September 1, 2009)

The Seminole Tribe and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) beat a deadline to sign a new Class III gaming compact on Monday. The deal authorizes the tribe to offer slot machines and table games at all seven of its...

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