Chumash Chair: Governor raids tribal gaming fund (July 10, 2008)

"When the tribal-state gaming compacts were first negotiated back in 1999 with then-Governor Gray Davis, a special fund was created in the State Treasury called “the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund” (SDF). The SDF was established to receive payments from...

Judge won't halt blackjack at Seminole casinos (July 10, 2008)

A federal judge said he can't rule on a lawsuit that seeks to stop the Seminole Tribe of Florida from offering blackjack at its casinos. Judge Stephan P. Mickle said a lawsuit filed by a non-Indian slot machine facility can't...

Seneca Nation hires top legal expert for gaming case (July 10, 2008)

The Seneca Nation of New York has hired Laurence H. Tribe, one of the most prominent legal experts in the United States, to help the tribe defend the legality of its off-reservation casino. Tribe is a leading constitutional law...

Column: Seminole Tribe still holds the cards (July 10, 2008)

"The blackjack tables at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood were buzzing with action at lunchtime Wednesday. In the cigarette smoke-filled gambling pit, it was as if the Florida Supreme Court and its July 3 ruling striking...

New Quapaw casino a threat to gaming company (July 10, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma opened a massive casino to large crowds over the July 4 weekend and the development could force one of the nation's largest gaming companies to drop a casino bid in Kansas. Penn National Gaming is...

Artvoice: The Seneca Nation's casino craps out (July 10, 2008)

"The small casino currently operated in downtown Buffalo by the Seneca Nation of Indians is an unlawful operation. The Senecas own the land and it benefits from and carries the special conditions regulating land that, in federal law, is “Indian...