Kialegee Tribal Town leader discusses controversial casino (January 30, 2012)

The leader of the Kialegee Tribal Town of Oklahoma says gaming will help his people become self-sufficient. Speaking to the media for the first time since the Red Clay Casino was announced, Chief Tiger Hobia said the tribe has considered...

Wisconsin governor explains off-reservation casino criteria (January 30, 2012)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who is the target of a recall bid, explained the criteria he will use to evaluate off-reservation gaming. The Menominee Nation and the Ho-Chunk Nation are seeking off-reservation casinos. If they are approved by the...

Opinion: UKB casino in South Carolina a win for the economy (January 30, 2012)

"Citizens in Jasper County and other parts of the Lowcountry are telling us, “This is our time. This is our opportunity. We must prevail.” They’re talking about their future — theirs and their children and grandchildren — as they contemplate...

Mayor accused of making racial slurs in casino controversy (January 30, 2012)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians are accusing Lansing, Michigan, Mayor Virg Bernero of making racially insensitive remarks about their opposition to an off-reservation casino. Bernero reportedly said he was under fire from "bows...

Johnny Johnson: Tribal casinos well regulated in Minnesota (January 30, 2012)

"On Jan. 22, for the second Sunday in a row, the Star Tribune published a front-page article that omitted key facts about tribal government gaming in Minnesota. The superficial analysis of tribal gaming regulation leaves readers misinformed and gives tribal...

Editorial: City wastes money on tribal slot machine tax case (January 30, 2012)

"Six years ago the tribe and Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service sued Ledyard to block these taxes, claiming such municipal action disregards well-established principles of federal Indian law and interferes with the tribe's gaming operations, self-determination and sovereign immunity....

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