Phil Hogen to step down as chairman of NIGC (September 24, 2009)

Phil Hogen will step down as chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission on October 2, two sources told Indianz.Com. Hogen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has served on the NIGC since December 2002. He...

Opinion: Tribal casinos will overrun rural America (September 24, 2009)

"Every working day I receive fifteen to twenty emails of newspaper articles from around the country regarding issues having to do with tribal casinos. There are a whole host of different things happening around the country, some of which are...

Editorial: Milking the Seminole Tribe casino cow (September 24, 2009)

"Gov. Crist wants a special session to get the Legislature to ratify a new gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe. Under the terms of the proposed compact, the state would get a nice cut of the tribe's action; an estimated...

Pauma Band sues to invalidate gaming compact (September 24, 2009)

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians is accusing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) of tricking the tribe into signing a gaming compact. The 2004 agreement allowed the tribe to operate more slot machines in exchange for sharing more revenues with...

Tribe awaits date in off-reservation gaming suit (September 24, 2009)

Update: Oral arguments have been set for November 13. The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe of Wisconsin is waiting for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to schedule a hearing in an off-reservation gaming case. The St. Croix Tribe, along with...

Racetracks in Texas welcome Chickasaw Nation (September 24, 2009)

Racetrack owners in Texas believe the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma will lead the push to expand gaming in the Lone Star State. In the past, the tribe spent money to lobby Texas lawmakers against slot machines and casinos. But with...