Judge won't reconsider ruling on Ponca casino (January 26, 2009)

A federal judge on Friday rejected a request to reconsider a ruling the blocks a casino for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. The tribe wants to use a five-acre site in Carter Lake, Iowa, for a casino. But Judge Charles...

Editorial: Health before money at tribal casinos (January 26, 2009)

"Cigarette smoke and alcohol: Two thorny issues for the state and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, owners and operators of the state’s two casinos — and this region’s largest employers. The casinos are exempt from a state law banning...

Rumsey Chair: Disagreement about casino deal (January 26, 2009)

"I was intrigued by Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad's guest opinion last Sunday in The Daily Democrat regarding the impasse between the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians and Yolo County over our planned transformation of Cache Creek Casino Resort...

Judge holds hearing over Gun Lake casino bid (January 26, 2009)

A federal judge holds a hearing today over the pending acquisition of 147 acres for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan. The tribe plans to use the land for a casino. But David Patchak, a former local official,...

Column: GOP hypocrisy in Seminole gaming fight (January 26, 2009)

"Charlie Crist had it right when he inked a deal with the Seminoles to cut taxpayers in on the tribe's gambling profits. The casinos, after all, were already here, separating millions of willing gamblers from their money. All Crist did...