Editorial: A bad bet on off-reservation casinos (September 25, 2009)

"While Gov. Charlie Crist pushes his campaign to expand gambling at Seminole Tribe casinos, President Barack Obama is doubling down on the deal. Looking to reverse a Bush administration policy, the U.S. Interior Department is considering looser licensing rules that...

Mashantucket Tribe drops Pauma casino deal (September 25, 2009)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut withdrew from a casino deal in California due to economic concerns, a spokesperson said. The Pequots agreed to help the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians with a $300 million casino. But they tribes...

NIGC to throw retirement party for Phil Hogen (September 25, 2009)

The National Indian Gaming Commission will throw one last party for outgoing Chairman Phil Hogen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. After seven years on the job, Hogen is leaving the agency that regulates the $28...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes land fix (September 25, 2009)

Legislation to fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar will ensure the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts can acquire land for a casino. The tribe gained federal recognition in May 2008. That's long after the passage...

Column: Comanche teen studies tribal gaming (September 25, 2009)

"On the whole, have casinos benefited the Comanche Nation and other Native American tribes who own and operate them? This question became the subject of an Advanced Placement English class research paper for Rob Boling last year, and his essay...

Editorial: The realities of gaming dependence (September 25, 2009)

"Lawmakers convinced that gambling revenues are an easy fix for busted state budgets may change their minds after reading a detailed, new report on the subject. Gambling is big business, but it turns out lotteries, casinos, racinos, and pari-mutuel wagering...