Osage Nation breaks ground on seventh casino (November 27, 2007)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma broke ground on its seventh gaming facility on Monday. The $14 million, 35,000-square-foot casino is located near Ponca City. "We're taking advantage of a market that we know is there," Principal Chief Jim Gray...

Letter: Vote on Graton Rancheria casino (November 27, 2007)

"I write to clarify certain points regarding the proposal to put an advisory measure on the June ballot to allow Sonoma County voters an opportunity to weigh in on the Graton Rancheria casino in Rohnert Park. Foremost among the regional...

Editorial: Negotiate compact with Poarch Creeks (November 27, 2007)

"Most years, the question of expanded gambling comes up in the Alabama Legislature and seldom gets very far. But with a new year and a new session looming, state government faces potential trouble in the Medicaid program, which is expected...

Union pleased with vote at Mashantucket casino (November 27, 2007)

The United Auto Workers says a successful drive at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut will lead to unions at other tribal casinos. The UAW won 60 percent of the vote among 2,800 dealers...

NIGC investigates Seminole use of gaming funds (November 27, 2007)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has an ongoing investigation into the use of gaming revenues by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The agency has known for several years of lavish spending by tribal officials. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has been...

Gov. Schwarzenegger backs disputed compacts (November 27, 2007)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is taking a more public stance on four gaming compacts that are being put to a statewide vote. Schwarzenegger recently filed arguments against the four ballot measures. Voters are being asked to approve or...

Editorial: Florida governor an 'Indian giver' (November 27, 2007)

"Charlie Crist, the self-anointed “People’s Governor,” has decided that he, and he alone, is entitled to negotiate a gambling agreement with the Seminole Tribe. The “compact” may be the best deal available. But since it was arrived at behind...

Quapaw Tribe says casino land is held in trust (November 27, 2007)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma says the land where it plans a $200 million casino is held in trust. Chairman John Berrey reassured officials in Cherokee County, Kansas, that plans for the casino are up to snuff. "We’re very...