Opinion: Rolling the dice on Alabama bingo (October 12, 2009)

"The recent federal court ruling in Madison County is instructive in understanding the complexity of the gambling laws in Alabama, and particularly how state laws would apply to Indian gaming operations within Alabama. It's important to note that — contrary...

Connecticut tribes facing casino debt woes (October 12, 2009)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are having problems paying debt they owe on their mega-casinos, The Norwich Bulletin reports. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods, are already in talks to restructure...

Chickasaw woman named to NIGC position (October 12, 2009)

Steffani Cochran, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, has been appointed as an associate member of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Cochran is an attorney who has worked for tribal and state governments. She served as general counsel...

Editorial: Indian gaming linked to economy (October 12, 2009)

"Two significant milestones are taking place within the Mohegan Tribe, owners of Mohegan Sun. Thirteen years ago this weekend, the tribe opened its casino on the banks of the Thames River in Montville. And last week, the tribe’s nine-member tribal...