Tigua Tribe gets backing for reopening of casino (January 14, 2009)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas continues to push for the reopening of its casino. The Speaking Rock Casino was closed in 2002 after a legal battle with the state. Officials and lawmakers in the El Paso area support the facility,...

Editorial: 'Careless' compact with Seminole Tribe (January 14, 2009)

"The Florida Legislature concludes this week its special session called to balance the state budget, wisely rejecting new gambling revenue as a means of closing the 2008-2009 budget deficit. Nevertheless, citizens concerned about the detrimental effects of gambling expansion on...

NIGC asked to wait for Obama before taking action (January 14, 2009)

Two members of Congress from Oklahoma are asking the National Indian Gaming Commission not to take any action affecting Class II gaming until president-elect Barack Obama comes on board. Rep. Dan Boren (D) and Rep. Tom Cole (R) are worried...

Turtle Talk: No circuit split on Indian gaming case (January 14, 2009)

"I was a little surprised that SCOTUSblog lists this case as a petition to watch. I don’t see any of the indicators that this would be the kind of case to make the discuss list (including either party employing a...