Editorial: Expand gaming for Eastern Cherokees (September 4, 2009)

"Having a new resident in North Carolina’s Executive Mansion has improved the prospects of an expansion of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ casino. The Asheville Citizen-Times recently reported that Gov. Bev Perdue hasn’t ruled out live games at the...

EchoHawk's poker face on off-reservation gaming (September 4, 2009)

Assistant secretary Larry EchoHawk visited off-reservation casino sites in New York last week but his views on the controversial issue remain an unknown. EchoHawk was invited to the Catskills by casino supporters. They hope the Obama administration will rescind...

Mashantucket Tribe's tax at casino under review (September 4, 2009)

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is reviewing a casino sales tax being imposed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Blumenthal is concerned about a 1 percent tax the tribe is adding to the sale of merchandise at Foxwoods Resort Casino...

Gun Lake Tribe to break ground on smaller casino (September 4, 2009)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, announced a September 17 groundbreaking for its first casino. The $157 million Gun Lake Casino will feature a 83,000 -square-feet of gaming space with 1,200 slot...

The Economist: Florida makes deal for Indian gold (September 4, 2009)

"Charlie Crist, Florida’s governor, first tried to make a gambling pact with the Seminole tribe in late 2007. It seemed a good idea if some of the money they took in from their seven casinos—which Indian tribes, as sovereign...