Battle rages over Fort Sill casino in New Mexico (February 29, 2008)

New Mexico state police continued to maintain a presence at the Fort Sill Apache Tribe's casino site on Thursday. Officers weren't blocking anyone from entering the tribe's 30-acre trust parcel. But Gov. Bill Richardson (D) says he will take...

Oneida Nation and New York end video gaming lawsuit (February 29, 2008)

The Oneida Nation and the state of New York have ended a lawsuit over video gaming on the reservation. The suit started in 1995 when then-Gov. George Pataki (R) claimed the use of video gaming machines was illegal. The tribe...

Editorial: Connecticut gaming study long overdue (February 29, 2008)

"There is no question the two casinos here in Eastern Connecticut have had an impact on our region -- both positive and negative. But to what degree has gambling -- both casino and state-sanctioned gaming -- affected the state? This...

Shingle Springs Band marks casino milestone (February 29, 2008)

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians in California is moving closer to opening its first casino. The tribe placed the final beam for the Foothill Oaks Casino earlier this week. "This is a dream long in the making for...

Illinois county approves Prairie Band casino deal (February 29, 2008)

The board in DeKalb County, Illinois, voted 16-7 last week to approve a casino agreement with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas. The agreement addresses revenue sharing, municipal services and other impacts of the tribe's proposed Class II facility....

Buena Vista casino deal up for debate again (February 29, 2008)

The board of supervisors in Amador County, California, will once again consider a casino agreement with the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians. The tribe wants to build a Class III facility with 950 slot machines on its rancheria. It...

Opinion: Tribal sovereignty in labor union fight (February 29, 2008)

"I have represented the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation for 15 years, and cannot remember an issue that has generated more controversy than the labor issues facing the tribe today. I have heard completely opposite views as to how the tribe...

Union behind smoking ban at Connecticut casinos (February 29, 2008)

The United Auto Workers union is behind legislation that would ban smoking at tribal casinos in Connecticut. The union recently organized among card dealers at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. The dealers have now been lobbying...