Editorial: Address off-reservation gaming concerns (September 2, 2009)

"To be certain, state lawmakers must do everything they can to revitalize the economy - and pushing forward with casino plans for the Catskills should be in the mix. But it's no cure-all. Gov. David Paterson is working with federal...

Seminole gaming compact a thorny political issue (September 2, 2009)

A Class III gaming compact for the Seminole Tribe is about more than gaming in the state of Florida. Nearly all of the major players in the debate have bigger political aspirations. Gov. Charlie Crist (R), the first governor in...

North Fork Rancheria paid for politician's trip to DC (September 2, 2009)

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians paid for a council member in the city of Madera, California, to travel to Washington, D.C., and testify in favor of the tribe's proposed casino, The Fresno Bee reports. The tribe bought Gary...

Pequot chairman on leave pending internal review (September 2, 2009)

The leader of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal review. The tribal council did not say what they would be reviewing. But Chairman Michael J. Thomas has been at...

Editorial: Lawmakers in hot seat on Seminole deal (September 2, 2009)

"The gambling compact reached Monday between Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe puts the Legislature on the hot seat. With a special session looming in the fall, lawmakers will be forced to either approve a deal that contains provisions...

Editorial: Let Florida voters decide on full casinos (September 2, 2009)

"The Florida Legislature should permit full Las Vegas-style casinos in any county where voters approve them. We’re already halfway there. The new gambling pact between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, if approved by lawmakers, puts the state...