Shakopee Chair: Reject expansion of non-Indian gaming industry (August 5, 2010)

"For all the same tired arguments people make in favor of expanding gambling in Minnesota in order to place slot machines at the horse racing track, there are still plenty of good reasons against it. As popular as horse racing...

'Andrew Jackson Institute' criticizes Florida tribal casino industry (August 5, 2010)

A group called the Andrew Jackson Institute has been "set up to expose corruption in the Indian gaming industry," according to its web site. The group, named for the president that forced tribes from the Southeast, wants to repeal the...

Editorial: State's treatment of Mississippi Choctaws disrespectful (August 5, 2010)

"Politicizing the Jones County casino issue as Attorney General Jim Hood did at The Neshoba County Fair on Wednesday by insinuating the governor has declared war on the Choctaws is unfortunate. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is Mississippi's third...

Pechanga Band negotiates agreement to address casino impacts (August 5, 2010)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in California continues to negotiate an agreement to address the impacts of its casino. The tribe already reached an agreement with the city of Temecula. An agreement with Riverside County is still in the...

Editorial: Answers needed on gaming legislation in Massachusetts (August 5, 2010)

"Power struggles are not uncommon on Beacon Hill, a place where strong-willed, sometimes self-serving politicians throw their weight around on pet projects that too often benefit the powerful few rather than the commonwealth as a whole. The battle over casinos...

Mississippi governor defines meaning of 'casino' in 1992 compact (August 5, 2010)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians signed a Class III gaming compact in 1992 and Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is offering a newcomers' interpretation of the deal. The compact doesn't dictate the type of gaming facility the tribe can build....

Editorial: Hypocritical to restrict gaming in Oregon to reservations (August 5, 2010)

"Even if the backers of a taxpaying private casino lose in court, Oregon voters will get a rare chance this fall to vote indirectly on an important issue: Should the operation of casinos in the state be allowed or limited,...

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