NIGC asked to shut down Seminole casinos (September 22, 2008)

Florida attorney general Bill McCollum wants the National Indian Gaming Commission to shut down the casinos operated by the Seminole Tribe. In a letter to the NIGC, McCollum said the tribe is offering Class III games without a valid tribal-state...

Daughter of NIGC chair works for casino developer (September 22, 2008)

The daughter of National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen is working for a developer that wants to build a casino for the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, The Oklahoman reports. Vanya Hogen was hired by the Alan Wayne Company for...

Editorial: IGRA shifts too much power to tribes (September 22, 2008)

"This fall marks a major milestone for the country and Michigan. Twenty years have passed since Congress approved the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). The act codified the conditions under which casinos can be built and operated in states. The...

Rumsey Chair: California tribes regulate casinos (September 22, 2008)

"The Bee's editorial regarding tribal gaming failed to mention that the standards the California Gambling Control Commission seeks to impose unilaterally on tribes are duplicative, unnecessary and discriminatory. Ill-considered commentaries like The Bee's leave a clear – though completely erroneous...

Editorial: Approve Seminole Tribe's compact (September 22, 2008)

"The Florida Supreme Court issued a victory for House Speaker Marco Rubio in his tussle with Gov. Charlie Crist, ruling in July that Crist lacked the authority to approve a gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe. But the Seminole Tribe...

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