Opinion: Make gaming deal with Narragansett Tribe (March 5, 2009)

"Almost 15 years ago I was co-counsel for the Narragansett tribe in its successful quest to the United States Supreme Court to be recognized as a sovereignty subject to federal protection. Last week, the tribe suffered a reversal of fortune....

Mohegan casino generates $14M for municipalities (March 5, 2009)

Communities in Pennsylvania are benefiting from a casino owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. Tax revenues from the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs resulted in $14 million for municipalities around the casino in northeastern Pennsylvania. The money represents 4...

Editorial: Conflict on gaming in South Dakota Legislature (March 5, 2009)

"Conflicts of interest in the state Legislature? They certainly exist, and even a casual observer can spot some of them. But legislative conflicts jumped into the state’s headlines when Scott Heidepriem, head of the Senate Democrats, was accused of pushing...

Mississippi Choctaws further reduce hours at casino (March 5, 2009)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has further reduced the hours of operation at one of its casinos. The tribe will close the Golden Moon Casino at 8pm on Sundays. Previously, the facility was open until 3am on Monday morning....

Slim prospects for new Seminole Tribe compact (March 5, 2009)

Republican lawmakers in Florida say they probably won't approve a new Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe. Lawmakers said it will be hard to address all the interests at play. They appear to be mainly concerned with the...