California lawmaker seeks local approval of casinos (April 2, 2009)

A lawmaker in California is pursuing a state constitutional amendment to require local approval of proposed tribal casinos. Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D), who has criticized "reservation shopping," said the amendment could require approval by voters or an intergovernmental agreement. He...

Mashantucket Tribe vows Kansas casino in 2010 (April 2, 2009)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut says it can have a casino in Kansas up and running by 2010, The New London Day reports. Foxwoods Development Co.. submitted a bid to the Kansas Lotteryto operate a state-owned casino in...

9th Circuit lifts injunction in charity bingo case (April 2, 2009)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction in a charity bingo case in California. The charities and churches have been operating electronic gaming machines that tribes and the state say are illegal. A judge issued an injunction that...

California tribes plan casino transportation system (April 2, 2009)

Tribes in southern California are developing a regional transportation system to serve their casinos and their communities. The Reservation Transportation Authority consists of 17 tribes in San Diego County. They are hoping the system will provide alternative transportation options for...

Editorial: Close the deal with Seminole Tribe (April 2, 2009)

"During a crisis such as the one Florida and many states are facing, all options should be on the table. But in Florida, unlike other states, one option is such a no-brainer, we're baffled why the Legislature hasn't already closed...