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Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fight


Pojoaque cannot legally engage in gambling without a state compact – which expired June 30.
Editorial: Colville Tribes realize dream with flagship casino


Hats off to the Colville Confederated Tribes for persevering with plans to build a destination-style casino in the mid-valley area.
Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos


Two separate three-judge panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit have rendered labor law decisions concerning Indian casinos in Michigan only 22 days apart.
Editorial: Negotiate new casino compact with Seminole Tribe


A divided Legislature couldn't come to an agreement on an extension of this part of the compact during last year's session or this year's, and now the ball's in Gov. Rick Scott's hands.
Opinion: Renew Class III gaming compact with Seminole Tribe


Unlike any other casino gambling interest in Florida, the Seminole Tribe is actually headquartered in the state and has been here for hundreds of years.
Editorial: Enterprise Rancheria fails to share details on gaming


We have to admit we're a little stymied and bemused by plans publicized recently for a mini-casino in Yuba County.
Editorial: Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe's wrong approach on casino


It is hard to know if the tribe intends to press ahead with plans to place rows and rows of blinking electronic bingo devices in its living room and invite gamblers in, or if this is some type of bluff designed to advance mainland aspirations.
Editorial: Washington doesn't need another off-reservation casino


If tribes can place casinos on ancestral or aboriginal lands, rather than on reservations, then where does it end?
Law Article: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses decision in NLRB dispute


Weighing in on a hotly contested issue, a panel of the Sixth Circuit has found that federal labor law applies to Indian tribes’ casinos, notwithstanding the tribes’ inherent sovereignty.
Brian Pierson: Tribal labor sovereignty could land in Supreme Court


Four of the six judges in the Sixth Circuit who have examined the issue, in two different cases, have concluded that the NLRA has no jurisdiction over the tribes. The tribes have lost both cases!
Pierre Bergeron: Judges split on federal labor law at tribal casinos


Although the court has been restricting en banc review, such a flagrant disagreement between two panels certainly should attract en banc attention.
Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo gets pass on illegal gaming operation


Pojoaque rolled the dice in a bet that the federal government would not actually enforce the laws requiring Indian gambling operations to be subject to compacts with states. And won.
Editorial: Extend Class III casino compact with Seminole Tribe


It is the best way to keep a lid on the spread of gambling in the state and ensure the state will continue to receive a cut of the Seminoles’ gambling operations.
Brian Patterson: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act restores our rights


The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act restores parity to all sovereign governments across the United States.
Gary Metoxen: Indian gaming generates economic opportunities


Indian gaming today provides more than 1 million jobs, pays millions in local, state and federal taxes as well as supports local charities.
David Collins: Tribes keep gaming dollars at home in Connecticut


Here's hoping that Connecticut lawmakers continue to see the wisdom of giving the tribes at least one satellite near the Massachusetts border, to help keep at home Connecticut gambling dollars.
Column: So much for a Class III casino deal with Seminole Tribe


The governor has disappeared. The Legislature can’t agree on a basic budget, much less work out a new gambling compact with the tribe.
Casino Answer Man: About those Class II and Class III machines


I know the machines at the Indian casinos are different, but how are they different from the Las Vegas machines?
Editorial: Don't turn Poarch Creek racetrack into a full casino


Casinos won’t kill you, although they offer ample opportunity to hurt yourself.
Editorial: Extend Class III gaming compact with Seminole Tribe


With Florida lawmakers facing a big gap in the state budget as they prepare to reconvene for a special session, it would be irresponsible for them to walk away from the table games compact with the Seminole Tribe.
Editorial: No guarantee of success for new casino in Connecticut


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was still deciding this weekend whether to sign legislation approved early Friday that would lead to possibly opening a new tribal casino along the Connecticut-Massachusetts border.
Kurt Luger: It's time to put an end to the Indian wars in America


After 200 years of genocide by the United States, enough is enough!
Cayuga Nation Leaders: Tribe hasn't authorized gaming facilities


The gaming facility benefits only a few financially, not the Cayuga Nation as a whole, and comes at a great cost societally to both our people and our neighbors.
Opinion: Poarch Creeks need state to protect gaming enterprise


You can't blame the tribe for trying to protect its business interests, but that's the problem with cutting a classic sweetheart deal.
Opinion: Today's Indian wars are being fought over new casinos


America still fights Indian wars, but today these battles center not around settlers pushing their homesteads onto tribal lands but around gambling.
John Berrey: Governor in Kansas turns back on Quapaw Tribe


The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is very clear – the state of Kansas has an obligation to negotiate in good faith a gaming compact.
Bo Mazzetti: California must regulate Internet poker games


The debate in Sacramento over the legalization of online gaming, specifically Internet poker, appears to be moving forward.
Opinion: Sen. McCain changes tune on tribal casino in Arizona


From 2004 to 2006, Washington was transfixed by the revelations that several Indian tribes had paid exorbitant fees to then-uber lobbyist Jack Abramoff to stop other tribes from opening casinos.
Editorial: Regulate online poker games to protect consumers


State lawmakers are debating again whether to allow licensed gambling operations in California to launch online poker sites.
Column: Seminole Tribe won't give up easily in gaming flap


You can bet your last dollar that the Seminoles won't fold blackjack, baccarat and other table games easily.
Dennis Whittlesey: Shocking proposals to halt tribal gaming


Recent actions in Arizona and Indiana suggest that there is a new approach to local government opposition to Indian tribal applications for trust status of newly acquired land.
Opinion: Pokagon Band casino shouldn't stir fears in Indiana


Why is Indiana being mean to the Indians again?
Opinion: Tribal war rages in Washington with anti-casino efforts


The Indian Wars still rage in Washington, fueled by the largest lobbying contracts the city has to offer.
Opinion: Bid for more Connecticut casinos comes down to money


The tribes and their allies want the state to bestow on them a privilege denied everyone else: the right to build a casino. This will strike most people as unfair.
Opinion: Negotiate Class III casino compact with Poarch Creeks


If there must be Poarch Creek gambling, it might as well include card games. They certainly won't harm the public weal any more than electronic bingo already does.
Dennis Whittlesey: Texas tribes are pawns in much larger game


The disparity between the Kickapoo on one hand and the two other Texas tribes has been the subject of discussion for years. Yet, nothing was ever really done to confront it and provide all tribes an equal opportunity to develop gaming.
Editorial: Tohono O'odham Nation drops 'rogue casino' on state


Someone needed to stand up for the principle of the people's vote in 2002 authorizing tribal gambling compacts.
Editorial: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino odds look slimmer


While the odds of a Mashpee Wampanoag casino opening in Taunton now appear slimmer than ever, how would a tribal casino affect a third state-licensed casino?
Opinion: Oneida Nation casino grows without state interference


The hope of prosperity is evidenced in the success of less regulated and prosperous Native American tribe businesses in the state.
Opinion: Tribal gaming facilities contribute to Arizona economy


Rounding out the major economic impact of Tribes is the gaming industry. Jobs in food and beverage, lodging, and gaming operations are supported by this sector.
Opinion: Connecticut tribes scramble to protect gaming empire


The great mystery of Connecticut's casino monopoly is why it lasted so long.
Opinion: Montana should approve Class III table games for tribes


Montana is losing revenue because it does not allow table games, such as craps and roulette.
Editorial: Racinos seek a level playing field with Seminole Tribe


It's notable this year that the pari-mutuels, who've been ferocious competitors, have ended their 'circular firing squad' lobbying efforts and joined hands around a single call: a level playing field with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Editorial: Cherokee Nation contributes to economy with casino


It’s the latest evidence that tribal gambling is very big business in Oklahoma and that money rolls from the tribes to the general economy.
Opinion: Connecticut tribes face challenges to gaming empire


Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are not standing pat; they have joined forces to propose several casinos, placed strategically around Connecticut to thwart the results of encroachment.

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