Fort Sill Apache Tribe cites land settlement for casino (March 3, 2008)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma has trust land in New Mexico but can it be used for gaming? That's the question everyone is trying to answer. Chairman Jeff Houser says a March 2007 court settlement [PDF] allows the...

Oklahoma tribes shared $70M in gaming revenues (March 3, 2008)

Oklahoma's gaming tribes shared $70.4 million in revenues with the state in 2007, The Tulsa World reports. The figure is on par with estimates that were promised when state voters approved Class III gaming in 2004. It's more than...

Editorial: Study downsides of Chumash casino (March 3, 2008)

"With more than a bit of fanfare, a local taxpayers group has released a report touting the economic benefits of the Chumash Casino Resort in the Santa Ynez Valley. That the Chumash Casino is a major economic engine in...

Schwarzenegger won't help county fight tribe (March 3, 2008)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) won't help a county fight the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians. Schwarzenegger's legal department said it would be "inappropriate" to join Amador County's lawsuit against the Interior Department. A February 28 letter said Schwarzenegger...

Column: Governor right on Seminole compact (March 3, 2008)

"I am standing inside the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa -- and becoming convinced that Charlie Crist got this one right. To say that this place is busy would be like saying the slot machines are a little tight....

Cost of Graton Rancheria casino could top $1B (March 3, 2008)

The leader of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California says the tribe's proposed casino could cost more than $1 billion. Chairman Greg Sarris said costs are rising in part due to the tribe's decision to build an environmentally-friendly...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe criticizes union effort (March 3, 2008)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is accusing a labor union of manipulating employees at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. The International Union Security Police & Fire Professionals of America sought an election to organize security guards at...