Column: Federal law and tribal casino regulation (September 3, 2009)

"A number of readers and fellow gamblers have asked me recently about how much of the money we wager at Indian casinos actually stays on the reservation. The answer: It depends. Background in this area requires a bit of case...

Non-Indian racetracks to fight Seminole gaming (September 3, 2009)

Non-Indian racetracks in Florida are opposing a Class III gaming compact for the Seminole Tribe. The tracks say the state gave up too much in the deal. They are concerned about provisions that give the tribe exclusive rights to slot...

Anti-tribal gaming bill slowly dying in California (September 3, 2009)

A bill that makes it harder for tribes to open casinos is slowly dying in the California Legislature. ACR 56 bars the state governor from entering into Class III gaming compacts unless the gaming site at issue is already in...

City resolution questions Guidiville casino report (September 3, 2009)

The city council in Richmond, California passed a resolution that questions the environmental impact report for the casino proposed by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. The city hasn't officially opposed the tribe's land-into-trust application. But the resolution calls the...

Referendum sought on Graton Rancheria casino (September 3, 2009)

A city council member in Petaluma, California, wants voters to decide on the casino proposed by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, also known as the Coast Miwok Tribe. Councilor Mike Healy is a critic of the casino. He says...

Mashantucket Tribe charges sales tax at casino (September 3, 2009)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut started charging a sales tax at Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The 1 percent tribal tax is added to the state's 6 percent tax rate. It covers merchandise sold at...

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