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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates opportunity with casino

(02/03)

The tribe is the economic engine of this region, and we must keep pursuing opportunities to grow that impact, create jobs and further economic development for our friends and family.
Don Vaccaro: Connecticut tribes need another casino to address competition

(02/01)

Since the Connecticut casinos opened more than two decades ago, they have contributed roughly $7 billion to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund, as well as billions to the state economy and countless direct and indirect jobs.
Peter Roff: Congress should close Tohono O'odham Nation casino

(01/27)

One tribe should not be allowed to hide behind the doctrine of 'sovereign immunity' to do an end run around everyone else.
Editorial: Legalize Internet gaming and fantasy sports in California

(01/25)

California lawmakers have been trying for years to create this sort of framework for online poker, only to be thwarted by internecine battles among the state's licensed gaming businesses.
Opinion: Connecticut puts too much focus on a new tribal casino

(01/21)

It's time our state government begins to get serious about making the structural changes necessary to attract and keep productive business and begins to look at instruments other than gambling for moving Connecticut forward.
Howard Stutz: Seminole Tribe pushes for Class III casino compact

(01/19)

On the surface, the new gambling compact between the Seminole Indian Tribe and Florida Gov. Rick Scott looks like a win-win for both sides.
Fred Grimm: Seminole Tribe casino compact far from a sure thing

(01/12)

I’d put my money on nothing. No deal this legislative session.
Editorial: Limit non-Indian gaming in Seminole Tribe's compact

(01/11)

Because the compact can't take effect without approval from lawmakers, they have an opportunity to make it better.
Randy Galloway: Kickapoo Tribe opposes historical horse racing machines

(12/29)

In a column a month ago, there was criticism from here directed at the Star-Telegram editorial board for its repeated stance on an issue that directly impacts the sport of horse racing in this state.
Editorial: Seminole Tribe's gaming compact is good for Florida

(12/28)

Give Gov. Rick Scott credit for finally hammering out a new gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Carol Evans: Spokane Tribe deserves off-reservation casino too

(12/08)

We face staggering social, health and environmental problems as historic sources of tribal revenue no longer exist, are in decline, and are near flatlining.
Robert Odawi Porter: Labor unions try to confiscate tribal wealth

(12/07)

The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which exempts tribal governments from application of the National Labor Relations Act, is a rare opportunity to both support tribal sovereignty and strengthen tribal economies.
Opinion: Don't break promise to Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

(11/27)

It has been said in many variants that those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Bart Hinkle: States trying to protect their gaming monopolies

(11/24)

Efforts by Virginia’s Indian tribes to gain federal recognition have been long delayed over concerns that greater tribal sovereignty might lead to casinos.
John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor

(11/23)

President Obama: Indian gaming is governmental gaming, as Congress has declared.
Paula Terwilliger: Non-Indian casino undermines tribal success

(11/23)

I am frightened to think of what could happen to our community if Lago, the proposed Seneca County casino, is permitted to move forward.
Editorial: Reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino project

(11/23)

The Obama administration has tilted toward allowing tribes to create pockets of territory off their reservations, spurring casino development even as gambling revenues are leveling off.
David Collins: Shame on Eric Holder for opposing tribal casino

(11/23)

Shame on the former attorney general for using the prestige of his former government title to help some Vegas gambling moguls steal business from two Connecticut American Indian tribes.
Editorial: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe moves ahead with casino

(11/18)

The next step in the process will be the Department of the Interior officially designating the East Taunton property and another 170 acres of land in Mashpee as a sovereign tribal reservation.
Laurie Roberts: Tohono O'odham Nation plays voters on casino

(11/18)

From the handwriting on the wall department: a southern Arizona tribe has once again prevailed in the ongoing pitched battle to open a northwest Valley casino.
Editorial: Approve Little River Band off-reservation casino

(11/16)

Public opinion now appears heavily in favor of getting the casino built and operating.
Edward Manuel: Tohono O'odham Nation creates opportunity

(11/13)

If passed, H.R. 308 will not only renege on the United States' promises to the Tohono O'odham Nation, it will hand pink slips to the 1,800 men and women working on site.
Melanie Sloan: An expensive battle over a new tribal casino

(11/13)

Tribes are showering Washington politicians with campaign cash in an effort to beat down rival nations.
Dan Haar: Tribal casino a bad idea for airport in Connecticut

(11/12)

If the Connecticut Airport Authority has its way, Bradley will become the first airport in the nation to open a casino on premises, not across the street, but alongside the terminals, or maybe right smack in a terminal building itself.
Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees must grow beyond gaming

(11/09)

In order to continue the growth that Cherokee has enjoyed, we cannot continue to depend on one industry to supply the revenue necessary to sustain economic development.
Steve Pego: Michigan compact bars off-reservation casino

(11/06)

The Saginaw Tribe's opposition to the Little River off-reservation casino proposal in Muskegon is based on law and policy.
Delbert Ray: Stop Tohono O'odham Nation from opening new casino

(11/05)

The citizens of Arizona did not want any city or town to become the Las Vegas of the southwest. And that was not a possibility, until now.
Editorial: Tigua Tribe finally gets some good news about gaming

(11/03)

We welcome the opinions from the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Interior Department.
Editorial: Let Pamunkey Tribe decide on potential gaming plan

(10/29)

The Pamunkey Indians have an indisputable place in Virginia history, longer than any European and stretching back thousands of years.
Roger Chelsey: Pamunkey Tribe put on hold amid fears of gaming

(10/27)

Because some people detest casino gambling, a Virginia tribe that for decades has sought federal recognition has found its application held up, yet again.
Thomas St. Dennis: Don't let rival tribe stop Little River casino

(10/09)

After years of working together with the local community to bring a new casino to Muskegon County, an outside force is now trying to derail the project.
Editorial: Dry Creek Rancheria casino still a threat to community

(10/01)

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors last week signed a new deal with the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, that extends the tribe’s moratorium on building a casino near Petaluma until at least 2025.
EJ Montini: Tohono O'odham Nation still winning in casino fight

(09/28)

The tribe did not get the injunction it wanted from the judge but the case moves forward and the casino will open.
Column: Casino industry pours millions into Texas campaigns

(09/15)

Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico Indian tribes are making fortunes off Texas folks who play their slot machines and table games.
Editorial: Enterprise Rancheria makes big change to casino bid

(09/14)

New plans by Enterprise Rancheria for a gambling operation that's been in a tug of war for more than a decade have people conjecturing.
Editorial: Tribes in Connecticut unite to address casino threat

(09/14)

We urge Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to continue working with the tribes on the satellite casino concept, while mindful the legal and political obstacles could prove too great.
Editorial: Right decision on off-reservation casino in New Mexico

(09/08)

It was a big deal but it wasn’t the right fit for Albuquerque.
EJ Montini: Horses treated better than Tohono O'odham Nation

(08/31)

There is a holier-then-thou tone from elected officials about the tribe and its casino not belonging there.
Chemehuevi Tribe to resubmit bid for off-reservation casino

(08/13)

The Chemehuevi Tribe will be resubmitting a land-into-trust application for an off-reservation casino in Barstow, California.
Opinion: Catawba Nation casino won't benefit local community

(08/12)

Folks, there is nothing positive about what a casino can bring to this city or county except what the Catawba Indians and possibly outside investors might gain from emptying pockets of those who will suffer greatly.
Column: Donald Trump's first big slur came at tribe's expense

(08/10)

With Donald Trump making headlines for insulting Mexicans, prisoners of war and now women, it's worth noting that he sharpened his teeth in the politics of insensitive putdowns more than 20 years ago in a Connecticut dispute.
Donna Ennis: City lynches Fond du Lac Band in gaming dispute

(08/10)

Settler Colonialism has best been defined as more of an imposed structure than a historical event.
Column: Another tribal casino in Connecticut is a 'no-brainer'

(08/07)

It's not really an expansion of Connecticut's gambling, which is now provided by two of the largest casinos in the world.
Editorial: Tribal casinos make big impact on Oklahoma economy

(08/06)

Indian casinos have, by and large, been very good for the tribes, the state and many, many people.
Editorial: More tribes should go smoke-free at gaming facilities

(08/06)

Five years after Wisconsin made bars and restaurants smoke-free, an American Indian tribe is doing the same.

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