Column: Some strange conclusions on Poarch Creek gaming (May 1, 2012)

"The Internal Revenue Service says Class III gaming “consists of card games played against the house, slot machines, dog and horse racing, jai alai and all other types of casino gaming.” So what are those machines with bells, whistles and...

Little progress seen in Seneca Nation casino compact dispute (May 1, 2012)

Officials in Niagara Falls, New York, don't feel optimistic about receiving their share of gaming revenues from the Seneca Nation anytime soon. The tribe has withheld an estimated $400 million, accusing the state of allowing an expansion of non-Indian gaming....

Graton Rancheria gaming opponents lobby state lawmakers (May 1, 2012)

Opponents of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria say a new poll shows opposition to the northern California tribe's casino. Stop the Casino 101 says 68 percent of Sonoma County oppose the casino. The group conducted poll in hopes of...

Column: Bill benefits Shakopee Tribe and racetrack industry (May 1, 2012)

"Jeff Hilger had grown tired of fighting. For years, the racehorse breeder from Stillwater had urged the Legislature to allow slot machines at Canterbury Park to help fortify purses. But he and his allies could not overcome opposition from Native...

Ballot language finalized for Mashpee Wampanoag casino bid (May 1, 2012)

Voters in Taunton, Massachusetts, will to the polls on June 9 to determine whether they want to host a casino for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. As reported by The Taunton Daily Gazette, the ballot language reads: “Shall the City of...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to host public forums for casino (May 1, 2012)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts will host two public forums next week to discuss its gaming plans. The tribe will host a forum in Freetown on May 7 and one in Lakeville on May 8. Both communities have scheduled...