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Tohono O'odham Nation set to open new casino on December 20 (12/14)

Barring last-minute action in Congress, the tribe is on track to open the controversial facility with more than 1,000 Class II gaming machines.

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.

Union slams Democrat for vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (12/02)

Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon was one of 24 Democrats who voted in favor of a bill that treats tribes the same as other governments under the National Labor Relations Act.

Sault Tribe pushes for passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (11/24)

Chairman Aaron Payment called on President Barack Obama and Michigan's two Democratic Senators to support parity for tribal governments.

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming (11/24)

Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor (11/23)

President Obama: Indian gaming is governmental gaming, as Congress has declared.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case (11/20)

The tribe is asserting its treaty rights in an attempt to shield the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort from the National Labor Relations Board.

Tohono O'odham Nation eyes more development at new casino (11/19)

The controversial Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale, Arizona, is putting 500 people to work and Chairman Ed Manuel said more jobs are in line for the future.

Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (11/18)

Republicans eagerly lined up to explain why tribes, like state and local governments, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.

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.

White House slams Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act ahead of vote (11/17)

President Barack Obama won't support H.R.511 because his administration said it doesn't offer enough protections to tribal employees, the majority of whom are non-Indians.

Tohono O'odham Nation secures major victory in casino fight (11/17)

A bill to prevent the tribe from using its trust land for a casino suffered a humiliating defeat on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House (11/16)

Some Democrats have objected but Republicans are set to approve a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.

House votes on bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (11/16)

Congress has never passed a law that retroactively prohibits Indian land from being used for gaming.

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.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in favor of casino (11/06)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals barred the state of Arizona from enforcing a law that would have annexed the tribe's trust property.

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.

Group fights 'tooth and nail' against gaming initiative in Nebraska (11/02)

Gambling with the Good Life recently celebrated 20 years of fighting gaming expansion efforts in the Cornhusker State.

Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gaming (10/30)

The California Democrat has been seen as hindering efforts to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Tohono O'odham Nation sets December 20 opening for casino (10/30)

After nearly six years of contentious litigation and high-stakes lobbying, the West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is almost here.

GOP still working on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (10/28)

The Keep the Promise Act was pulled from a vote this week as Republicans held a fundraiser on Capitol Hill.

House won't take up bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (10/26)

Local officials in Arizona objected when the Keep the Promise Act was being pushed for consideration under a process normally reserved for non-controversial bills.

Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino (10/22)

The Gila River Indian Community has spent $1.64 million on lobbyists so far this year to prevent a new casino from opening in the Phoenix area.

Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (10/20)

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."

Winnebago Tribe corporation raises funds for gaming petition (10/16)

A group called Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures to put three gaming questions on the ballot in 2016.

Connecticut tribes await proposals for a new gaming facility (10/14)

At least two communities along a major interstate are interested in hosting a new casino for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Lytton Band vows not to pursue casino on newly acquired lands (10/13)

Officials and residents have raised concerns about the tribe's plans to establish a homeland in Sonoma County, California.

New Eastern Cherokee chief takes aim at gaming commission (10/06)

A resolution approved by the tribal council calls for the removal of the three regulators following the hiring of a former chief as executive director of the gaming commission.

Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bid (09/25)

Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to authorize casino-style games at racetracks in the state.

Non-Indian racetracks cut machines and workers after ruling (09/14)

A ban on the so-called 'instant' racing machines went into effect in response to a lawsuit won by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over machines at racetracks (09/11)

About 250 instant horse racing machines will have to be removed from non-Indian gaming facilities.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe presents case in gaming machine dispute (08/11)

The Idaho Supreme Court will determine whether non-Indian racetracks can continue to offer the so-called instant racing machines.

Navajo Nation president signs bill to impose casino alcohol tax (08/11)

The 3.25 percent tax on alcohol sold at the tribe's gaming facilities in Arizona is expected to generate $73,000 a year.

Connecticut sued over law that paves way for new tribal casino (08/05)

MGM Resorts International contends the two-step process for the new facility is unconstitutional because only tribes can solicit bids.

Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilities (07/28)

The 3.25 percent tax is expected to generate $73,000 a year for a public safety fund on the reservation.

Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming (07/23)

A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House (07/23)

A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.

Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (07/22)

Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing (07/21)

Jonodev Chaudhuri is making his first Capitol Hill appearance since becoming chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

House committee markup for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (07/20)

The bill exempts tribes and their casinos from the National Labor Relations Act.

Connecticut tribes hope to debut casino ahead of nearby rival (07/17)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe they can open a third gaming facility as early as the end of 2016.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbies Congress for gaming rights (07/16)

The tribe is willing to drop its land claim -- and $270 million in damages -- in order to reopen a casino that was closed more than a decade ago.

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas plays poker at tribal casino in Oklahoma (07/06)

The Republican Congressman wants millions of people to continue enjoying the game on the Internet.

Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute (07/01)

The three judges went to great lengths to explain why they were unable to side with the tribe in an unfair labor practices complaint.

Navajo Nation Council approves bill to share gaming revenue (07/01)

All 110 chapters on the reservation, not just the host communities, will share in the proceeds.

Local leaders talk Tohono O'odham Nation casino controversy (06/30)

The tribe is back in court in hopes of ensuring the controversial West Valley Resort opens later this year as planned.

Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (06/29)

The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus is the first prominent Democrat to announce her backing for the bill.

Connecticut tribes welcome delay in commercial casino project (06/29)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to beat Massachusetts in the New England casino race.

South Dakota tribes benefit from expansion of Class III games (06/25)

Voters approved authorize keno, craps and roulette by a wide margin in November 2014.

Houlton Band upset with failure of yet another tribal casino bill (06/25)

Chief Brenda Commander said tribes are looking at their options in the wake of another defeat at the state capitol.

Maine lawmakers kill bill to authorize tribally-operated casino (06/23)

The Senate blocked LD 1446 on narrow voter after it cleared the House by a wide margin.

Connecticut governor signs measure for another tribal casino (06/23)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe warn of job and revenue losses unless Connecticut responds to growing competition.

Appropriations bill blocks federal labor law at tribal businesses (06/22)

Efforts to shield tribal casinos from the National Labor Relations Act are stirring passions on Capitol Hill.

Measure to approve tribally-operated casino advances in Maine (06/22)

The casino would be located in the northern part of the state and would require a county referendum.

Brian Patterson: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act restores our rights (06/19)

The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act restores parity to all sovereign governments across the United States.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can't stop non-Indian gaming facility (06/19)

The Plainridge Park Casino, with up to 1,500 slot machines, will open on June 24.

Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law (06/18)

The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act of 2014 protects the tribe's gaming facility from litigation.

Debate on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act moves to House panel (06/17)

Tribal leaders call on Congress to resolve uncertainty created by the National Labor Relations Board.

House committee to hold hearing on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (06/15)

The bill to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from exercising jurisdiction in Indian Country is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.

Law Article: Uncertainty abounds with federal labor law at casinos (06/15)

What is becoming clear is that nothing is settled, and this issue is likely headed for the Supreme Court or a possible legislative 'fix.'

Sen. McCain claims authority on Tohono O'odham Nation casino bid (06/15)

The lawmaker sponsored two key laws that have given rise to a controversial casino in the Phoenix, Arizona, area.

Navajo Nation Council supports bill to block rival casino in Arizona (06/12)

Tribal lawmakers believe the West Valley Resort under construction near Phoenix poses a risk to the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino outside of Flagstaff.

Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute (06/12)

The National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort due to the tribe's treaty rights.

Senate committee passes bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRB (06/11)

Union members gathered on Capitol Hill in protest of the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act.

Appeals court sides with NLRB in Little River Band casino case (06/10)

The decision comes as the Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up a bill to shield tribal casinos from federal labor law.

County seeks share of revenues from new Oneida Nation casino (06/10)

The tribe opened the Yellow Brick Road Casino last week to large crowds and now Madison County wants some of the action.

Senate committee takes up bill to shield tribal casinos from NLRB (06/09)

S.248, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, will be considered by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Mashantucket Tribe moves quickly to fill 200 positions at casino (06/09)

An executive at Foxwoods Resort Casino said business has been improving as non-gaming options expand.

Connecticut governor to sign measure for one more tribal casino (06/08)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hope to prevent job and revenue losses as gaming options expand in New England.

Chickasaw Nation wins major ruling affecting labor law at casino (06/05)

The National Labor Relations Board cited the tribe's treaties in declining to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort.

Column: Seminole Tribe can thank Poarch Creeks for casino ruling (06/04)

A Florida appeals court's ruling to allow slot machines at a tiny barrel-racing track in rural Gadsden County could send huge shockwaves through Florida's gambling landscape.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe asks court to enforce ban on gaming devices (06/04)

Non-Indian racetracks have installed about 250 instant racing machines that have been the subject of considerable debate in the state.

Bill for one more tribal casino in Connecticut sent to governor (05/29)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe another casino will help address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

Connecticut tribes counting up votes on bill for one more casino (05/28)

The legislative session ends on June 3 so time is running out on the bill that tribes say will protect jobs and the economy.

Tohono O'odham Nation chooses new leader amid casino conflict (05/28)

Ed Manuel, a former chairman, ousted Ned Norris Jr., who pushed hard for the controversial casino during his two terms in office.

Pokagon Band faces hurdles in plan to develop casino in Indiana (05/27)

Some state lawmakers aren't excited about a tribal casino joining riverboat and land-based casinos.

California tribes still divided over efforts to legalize online poker (05/27)

Internet poker was on the agenda at the California Gaming 2015 conference, hosted by Capitol Weekly.

Tribes hail movement on bill for one more casino in Connecticut (05/21)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hope the new casino will help address competition in neighboring Massachusetts.

Connecticut lawmakers consider bill for one more tribal casino (05/20)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are urging support for the new version of the gaming measure.

New bill limits Connecticut tribes to one more gaming facility (05/19)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are looking to head off competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe questions non-Indian slot facility (05/15)

The Plainridge Park Casino will offer slot machines and electronic table games less than 20 miles from the tribe's casino site.

Sen. McCain denies being influenced by tribal casino lobbyists (05/15)

Rival tribes are spending millions of dollars in hopes of stopping the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening a new casino in the Phoenix area.

Pokagon Band questions legality of new gaming law in Indiana (05/14)

Chairman John Warren said the new law, which went into effect without the governor's signature, violates the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Poarch Creeks oppose efforts to expand gaming in Alabama (05/13)

Lawmakers are considering a bill to authorize Class III games at racetracks.

Opinion: Sen. McCain changes tune on tribal casino in Arizona (05/13)

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.

Tribes in Connecticut plan $900M investment in new casinos (05/08)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to open as many as three 'satellite' casinos around the state.

Poarch Creek casinos once seen as illegal now eyed for cash (05/07)

The tribe has offered $250 million up front to the state in exchange for some form of exclusivity for Class III games.

Poarch Creeks eager to discuss gaming options with Alabama (05/06)

Republican leaders in the state are offering competing and somewhat confusing proposals to authorize gaming in the state.

Connecticut tribes push plan to open new casinos around state (05/05)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are seeking legislative approval for as many as three additional casinos.

Opinion: Tribal war rages in Washington with anti-casino efforts (05/05)

The Indian Wars still rage in Washington, fueled by the largest lobbying contracts the city has to offer.

Alabama governor won't rush into compact with Poarch Creeks (05/05)

The tribe is seeking a Class III gaming deal that offers some form of exclusivity.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe prepares challenge to instant racing devices (05/05)

Lawmakers repealed bets on historical horse races but the governor's veto of the measure is in doubt.

Seminole Tribe renews bid to negotiate Class III casino compact (05/04)

Key provisions of the existing agreement expire July 31 and the tribe is supposed to stop offering blackjack by October 29 if a new deal isn't reached.

Rivals outspend Tohono O'odham Nation in urban casino battle (05/04)

The Gila River Indian Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are spending millions of dollars on lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

Poarch Creeks question plan to authorize casinos at racetracks (05/04)

The tribe would rather negotiate a Class III compact that includes some form of exclusivity, Vice Chairman Robert McGhee said.

Draft bill calls for a Class III gaming compact with Poarch Creeks (05/01)

The bill, which could be introduced next week, authorizes a lottery as well as slot machines and table games.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe seeks enforcement of ban on gaming devices (05/01)

The instant racing machines would have to be removed from non-Indian facilities by July 1.

Lawmaker slammed for comment about Pokagon Band casino bid (05/01)

An Indiana lawmaker brought up 'bows and arrows' in reference to the tribe's plan for a casino on ancestral territory in the state.

NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos (04/30)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee took up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act as a federal appeals court was hearing a closely-watched case involving a Michigan tribe.

Tohono O'odham Nation slams action on bill that blocks casino (04/30)

The Keep the Promise Act prevents the tribe from using land that's already been placed in trust for a casino.

Gaming bill opposed by Pokagon Band sent to Indiana governor (04/30)

The bill dictates what 'must' be included in a Class III gaming compact even though negotiations have not yet begun.

Senate panel passes bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (04/29)

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, spoke out against the measure at a business meeting.

Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in Alabama (04/29)

A top lawmaker is introducing legislation to expand non-Indian gaming options even as the tribe has offered to share revenue with Alabama.

Indiana lawmakers advance bill against Pokagon Band's casino (04/29)

The bill asks Congress to declare that 'reservations and restored Indian lands within Indiana' are not eligible for gaming.

Maine lawmakers introduce bills to authorize casinos for tribes (04/28)

One bill would authorize a casino for Houlton Band of Maliseet and the other would allow the Penobscot Nation to operate electronic Class II machines.

Indiana lawmakers ask Congress to stop Pokagon Band casino (04/28)

The tribe is planning a casino, hotel and other development on its ancestral territory in Indiana but lawmakers there aren't welcoming the project.

Dennis Whittlesey: Texas tribes are pawns in much larger game (04/27)

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.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on labor measure (04/27)

The National Labor Relations Board has slowly asserted jurisdiction over tribal gaming facilities across Indian Country.

Senate panel takes up bill to halt Tohono O'odham Nation casino (04/27)

Consideration of the Keep the Promise Act comes as the Congressional Budget Office warns that the federal government could be on the hook for $1 billion or more if the tribe wins a case in court.

Dave Palermo: Tribes in California assert right to Internet poker (04/24)

A coalition of seven politically influential American Indian tribes working on internet poker legislation in California will not cede its opposition to bill language that would extend website licenses to the racing industry.

Seminole Tribe talks with lawmakers about Class III casino deal (04/23)

Gov. Rick Scott (R) has refused to return to the table, citing opposition from lawmakers, but even they can't agree how to move forward.

Mashantucket Tribe plans grand opening for casino outlet mall (04/22)

The 320,000-square-foot Tanger Outlets at the Foxwoods Resort Casino debuts on May 21.

Pokagon Band questions bill that affects Indiana casino project (04/22)

Chairman John Warren said some lawmakers in Indiana aren't making the tribe feel welcome in its own territory.

Bill for more tribally-operated casinos advances in Connecticut (04/21)

The bill authorizes as many as three new facilities but it was written to avoid the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid (04/17)

Two national organizations are coming to the defense of the tribe in response to questionable comments from state lawmakers whose county includes a non-Indian riverboat.

Letter raises legal issues for new tribal casinos in Connecticut (04/16)

Attorney General George Jepsen highlighted two major concerns as lawmakers consider a bill to authorize as many as three casinos for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans challenge over veto of horse race bill (04/10)

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) vetoed a bill that would have repealed betting on historical horse races but some say he waited too long to take action.

Houlton Band hopes to avoid statewide referendum on casino bid (04/09)

The tribe hopes to open a casino with 350 slot machines in northern Maine.

Lawmaker from Houlton Band introduces bill to authorize casino (04/08)

A facility with 350 slot machines in the northern part of the state could bring in $200 million a year.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe blasts governor for veto on horse race bill (04/07)

Gov. Butch Otter (R) waited until the last minute -- some say he waited too long -- to veto a bill that would have repealed bets on historical horse races.

Texas tribes aim for level playing field with casino amendment (04/06)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe aren't allowed to engage in gaming on their lands due to litigation from the state.

Leader of Fort Sill Apache Tribe to discuss New Mexico gaming (04/03)

The tribe wants to use its reservation in the southern part of the state for gaming but has run into numerous obstacles.

Indiana lawmakers seek role in Pokagon Band gaming compact (03/27)

The bill would require the Legislature to ratify a compact, a practice that is common other states with tribal casinos.

House panel backs bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (03/26)

The tribe is already building the facility on land that was placed in trust in July 2014.

Connecticut lawmakers move fast on bill for new tribal casinos (03/20)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are joining forces to counteract threats to their gaming empire.

Connecticut tribes report another drop in slot machine revenue (03/16)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a whopping 19.8 percent decline while the Mohegan Tribe only saw a 4.1 percent decline.

Bills introduced to recognize gaming rights of all tribes in Texas (03/16)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe are currently barred from gaming on their reservations.

Connecticut lawmakers to introduce bill for more tribal casinos (03/10)

At least one site could be jointly operated and would be located near the Massachusetts border.

Ned Norris: Tohono O'odham Nation casino a boost to economy (03/10)

The West Valley Resort represents a major economic boost for construction companies and workers who were hit so hard by the recession.

Tribes in New Mexico concerned about bill for non-Indian tracks (03/06)

The bill seeks to extend similar provisions from a gaming compact to the tracks.

Tribes in Connecticut look at multiple locations for new casinos (03/06)

The facilities would be located near the borders with Massachusetts and New York, where commercial facilities will be opening in the coming years.

Opinion: Florida gaming expansion bill leads to less gaming (03/04)

In many debates over gambling expansion, often the starting point is that all gaming is equal.

Seminole Tribe touts compact as lawmakers take up expansion (03/03)

The tribe has shared $1 billion with the state but would no longer be required to do so if it loses regional exclusivity.

Lawmakers in Nebraska table bill affecting expansion of gaming (03/03)

Under the state constitution, all proposals to expand gaming must be put to a vote of the people.

Tohono O'odham Nation spends $200M on first phase of casino (03/02)

The tribe has put more than 1,300 people to work on construction of the West Valley Resort.

Kansas bill exempts tribal casino winnings from debt collections (02/25)

Lawmakers are targeting people who owe child support or back taxes.

Opinion: Republicans will block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (02/23)

In past congressional sessions, this same bill was presented only to be stopped by the Democrat-led Senate.

Idaho Senate passes bill to ban bets on historical horse races (02/19)

Tribes support a repeal of the state law that authorized bets on previously-run races.

Law Article: Tribes and tracks go to battle over new machines (02/17)

A popular and profitable form of gaming has sparked a controversy in Idaho between the state’s Indian tribes and horse racetracks.

Tribal leaders urge unity and compromise in online poker talks (02/12)

Internet poker was a big topic at the Western Indian Gaming Conference this week.

Connecticut lawmaker drops slot machine bill after tribes object (02/09)

The proposal would have relieved tribes of their revenue sharing obligations, tribal officials said.

Tohono O'odham Nation casino won't invoke compact provision (02/09)

The tribe is on track to open an off-reservation casino by the end of the year.

Editorial: Ban instant horse race machines at non-Indian tracks (02/05)

Idaho legislators reconsidering instant horse racing are on the right track.

Gaming machines at non-Indian tracks stir controversy in Idaho (01/29)

Top lawmakers are corned that the devices look more like slot machines.

City affirms support for Tohono O'odham Nation gaming project (01/21)

The city took action in response to a bill in the 114th Congress that would block the casino.

Lawmakers still trying to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (01/15)

The tribe has won a series of federal and state court decisions affirming its right to use its trust land for a gaming facility.

Opponents hope to stop expansion of gaming in South Dakota (01/09)

Voters approved a constitutional amendment by a wide margin so all that's needed is action from the State Legislature.
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