Letter: Responding to article about Habematolel Pomo compact (October 7, 2010)

"Your story on the Department of the Interior's disapproval of the Upper Lake Rancheria's Class III gaming compact contains a couple of factual errors. Specifically the article states as follows: “The Interior secretary previously signed four ballot measures allowing four...

Law Article: Say goodbye to simple financing for Indian gaming (October 7, 2010)

"The federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in October 1988, and a movie entitled “Field of Dreams” was released six months later. The former established the foundation for what has become a monster gaming industry. The latter was a...

7th Circuit hears Lac du Flambeau casino debt case this month (October 7, 2010)

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments in a closely-watched Indian gaming debt case on October 20. The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin defaulted on a $50 million bond. A federal...

New York governor threatens to terminate Seneca gaming deal (October 7, 2010)

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) is threatening to terminate the Class III gaming compact with the Seneca Nation. Paterson claims the tribe violated the compact when it withheld revenue-sharing payments from the state. His administration wants to meet...

Supreme Court won't hear lawsuit over disputed casino jackpot (October 7, 2010)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined the petition in Hoffman v. Sandia Resort and Casino. Gary Hoffman, a non-Indian, claims he won $1.6 million on a slot machine at Sandia Resort and Casino. Sandia Pueblo said the machine malfunctioned....

Mescalero Apache Nation against Jemez off-reservation casino (October 7, 2010)

The Mescalero Apache Nation announced its opposition to an off-reservation casino for Jemez Pueblo. The Mescalero Apache Nation operates a casino on its reservation in southern New Mexico. The tribe said the Jemez project intrudes on Apache ancestral territory. "Jemez...

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