NIGC chooses Paxton Myers, Eastern Cherokee, as chief of staff (August 9, 2010)

Paxton Myers, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina, has been named the new chief of staff at the National Indian Gaming Commission. Myers recently served as the Native American Affairs Advisor. for Rep....

City plans suit on Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino (August 9, 2010)

The city of Glendale, Arizona, plans to sue the Bureau of Indian Affairs in hopes of blocking an off-reservation casino for the Tohono O'odham Nation. Mayor Elaine Scruggs said she is waiting for a notice of the acquisition to be...

Editorial: Pokagon Band can look beyond gaming for development (August 9, 2010)

"It's good news that the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians has prospered to the extent that it is proposing a new venture in Hartford, Mich. The Four Winds Casino which opened in New Buffalo three years ago is estimated...

Alabama Governor: Ridding the state of 'illegal' gaming machines (August 9, 2010)

"Slot machines are illegal in Alabama. Not even supporters of gambling dispute what Alabama law says about slot machines. Nonetheless, thousands of them crept into our state under the phony label of "charity bingo" while some elected officials looked the...

Column: Desperate politicians turn to gaming despite hidden costs (August 9, 2010)

"Call them desperate politicians. The House Financial Services Committee approved a bill last month to legalize online poker and other nonsports betting. Taxes on the winnings of gamblers and the profits of site operators might raise as much as $42...

Series: The history of tribal gaming and race tracks in New Mexico (August 9, 2010)

"In a ruling that opened the door for tribal gaming, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1997 held that if state law criminally prohibits a form of gambling, then tribes within that state may not engage in the activity. But if...

Law Article: The Americans with Disabilities Act and tribal casinos (August 9, 2010)

"Question: Does the Americans with Disability Act apply to an Indian casino? Are there any other federal laws or regulations that do or do not apply to Indian casinos? Answer: The applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act to Indian...

Opinion: Not every tribe has cashed in on Indian gaming industry (August 9, 2010)

"Indian casinos have been crucial to improving the quality of life for some tribes, supplying not only employment for tribal members and non-Indians, but the seed money for other tribal business ventures. Additionally, tribes with successful gaming ventures now have...

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