Editorial: Listen to voters on Choctaw casino (November 16, 2007)

"The Jackson County Board of Supervisors should vote to back results of the Nov. 6 election on the Choctaw casino proposal. The Choctaw proposal lost with about 60 percent of the ballots cast in the election opposing the casino. The...

Editorial: The right decision on Seminole compact (November 16, 2007)

"Somewhat lost in all the sharp criticism of the gambling agreement that Gov. Charlie Crist signed with the Seminole tribe on Wednesday is this consideration: It was going to happen with or without the state's permission. Florida voters opened the...

Michigan off-reservation gaming bills delayed (November 16, 2007)

The House Natural Resources Committee was due to consider two off-reservation gaming bills on Thursday but they were delayed due to opposition from Michigan. H.R. 2176 and H.R. 4115 settle land claims for the Bay Mills Indian Community and the...

Opinion: Passamaquoddy racino vote and racism (November 16, 2007)

"So, Dennis Bailey, point guy for CasinosNO!, says racism had nothing to do with the voters rejecting the Washington County racino. Well, Dennis, I wouldn’t bet on being right. Statistically, it’s pretty much impossible for racism not to have played...

Mechoopda Tribe moving forward with casino (November 16, 2007)

The Mechoopda Tribe of California is moving forward with plans for a casino near Chico. The tribe has a management contract with Station Casinos. The National Indian Gaming Commission on October 25 issued a finding of no significant impact on...

Nooksack Tribe opens new casino to big crowds (November 16, 2007)

The Nooksack Tribe of Washington opened the doors to its Nooksack Northwood Casino on Thursday. The casino was packed with gamblers soon after the opening, The Bellingham Herald reported. The facility has 450 electronic bingo machines. Some nearby residents...

Harold Monteau: NIGC violates trust responsibility (November 16, 2007)

"The National Indian Gaming Commission recently released its long-dreaded revised regulations with regard to Class II machine gaming. The tribal and industry response was swift, vehement and absolutely correct. Communications from tribes to the NIGC called attention to several indisputable...