Mississippi Choctaw chief discusses casino plans (September 5, 2007)

The new chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians discussed the tribe's plans for an off-reservation casino. Miko Beasley Denson met with officials in Jackson County, where the casino would be located. Officials were asked to keep the details...

Oneida Nation casino liquor license up for hearing (September 5, 2007)

The New York State Liquor Authority is holding a hearing today on the Oneida Nation's request to serve liquor at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The tribe wants the license in time for a PGA tournament next week. But...

Massachusetts governor delays gaming decision (September 5, 2007)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) said he needs a couple more weeks to decide whether to support Class III gaming. Patrick had planned to announce a decision after Labor Day. He has received a confidential report from a task force...

Editorial: Secret negotiations for Graton casino (September 5, 2007)

"In a welcome attempt to defend Sonoma County from the specter of a gargantuan Las-Vegas style casino complex proposed in Rohnert Park, North Bay Assemblyman Jared Huffman last week raised legitimate concerns in challenging Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who he suspects...

Women run Choctaw Nation's gaming enterprise (September 5, 2007)

Women hold the top two positions in the Choctaw Nation's gaming operation, a field dominated by men. Janie Dillard is director of the enterprise. She quickly rose through the ranks after starting as a floor supervisor at the tribe's...