Congresswoman explains vote against RIGHT Act (September 19, 2006)

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-California) opposes "reservation shopping" but voted against a bill to restrict off-reservation gaming because it wasn't open to full debate. Woolsey has criticized the proposed expansion of casinos in the Bay Area. One tribe operates a Class...

Man claims $737K jackpot from Table Mountain casino (September 19, 2006)

A California man says he is owed $737,203 from the Table Mountain Rancheria's casino. Sornpaserd Unkeowannulack says he won the payout on a nickel slot machine. But the casino says there was a malfunction. Unkeowannulack quickly called an attorney...

Column: Narragansett chief on casino campaign trail (September 19, 2006)

"Sure, there's Chafee, Whitehouse, Carcieri and Fogarty. But there's another top politician campaigning this year, even if he's not exactly a candidate. He's Matthew Thomas, chief sachem of the Narragansett Indians. Through ads, TV interviews and local visits, you may...

Muckleshoot Tribe opens non-smoking casino (September 19, 2006)

The Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington opened a non-smoking casino two weeks ago. The non-smoking facility occupies a smaller building at the Muckleshoot Indian Casino. "Our customers wanted it," a tribal spokesperson told The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Tribes, as sovereigns, set their...