Norm DesRosiers to leave NIGC at end of month (January 12, 2010)

Norm DesRosiers, a Bush administration holdover, will leave the National Indian Gaming Commission on January 31, a prominent tribal gaming regulator said today. DesRosiers, who is non-Indian, joined the agency in January 2007. He was a tribal gaming commissioner...

California tribes in Palm Springs for gaming conference (January 12, 2010)

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association kicks off the annual Western Indian Gaming Conference in Pam Springs today. This year's hot topic is Internet gaming. Tribal leaders and regulators are hosting a number of sessions to discuss what CNIGA Chairman...

Mashantucket Tribe still in Pennsylvania casino project (January 12, 2010)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is moving forward with plans for a casino in Pennsylvania but is open to other partners, an executive said. The tribe put money into Foxwoods Philadelphia in anticipation of managing the facility. But...

I. Nelson Rose: Lobbyists connected to gaming industry (January 12, 2010)

"Lobbyists, and their clients, “special interests,” often get a bum rap. Lobbyists rarely give bundles of cash to corrupt politicians. Their main goal is to persuade legislators and regulators on behalf of their clients. They do this by providing...

Lawmakers expected to reject Seminole Tribe compact (January 12, 2010)

Lawmakers are expected to vote against a Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. A House committee scheduled a vote on the deal this Thursday. Lawmakers say it gives the tribe too much control...