House to hold hearing on Class II rules in Oklahoma (February 11, 2008)

The House Natural Resources Committee plans to field hearing in Oklahoma to discuss the National Indian Gaming Commission's proposed Class II regulations. The hearing is tentatively scheduled to take place in Miami. It was requested by Rep. Dan Boren...

Editorial: IGRA a 'crap shoot' for Massachusetts (February 11, 2008)

"Efforts by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to place its planned casino site in Middleborough in a federal trust are more likely to end in a drawn-out fight than a healthy payoff for either the tribe or the residents of Massachusetts....

NIGC asks Fort Sill Apache Tribe about New Mexico site (February 11, 2008)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is asking the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma to justify its off-reservation gaming site in New Mexico. The NIGC wants to know whether the 30-acre site meets the definition of "Indian lands" under...

California tribes meet for gaming conference (February 11, 2008)

California tribes are meeting later this week for the 13th annual Western Indian Gaming Conference. The California Nations Indian Gaming Association, which represents more than 60 tribes with and without casinos, hosts the event. It's being held at the...

Editorial: Sovereignty and Oklahoma tribes (February 11, 2008)

"The state Supreme Court says tribal sovereignty can't be used as a shield by a tribe that's being sued because a casino patron allegedly drove drunk. The Absentee Shawnee Tribe and Thunderbird Entertainment Center are being sued by a...

Opinion: California tribes have political power (February 11, 2008)

"Last fall, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unexpectedly announced, immediately before the Legislature recessed for the November elections, that he had signed new compacts with five tribes. The tribes - the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the Pechanga Band of Luiseño...

Editorial: California tops for legal gaming (February 11, 2008)

"Propositions 94, 95, 96 and 97 - all of which voters approved by 12 percent margins (56-44) on Tuesday - involve a lot more than four Southern California tribes expand from 8,000 to 17,000 the number of slot machines they're...