Opinion: Following the gaming money in California (February 18, 2010)

"Speaking of legislators, I thought you might be interested in some information I just received about the influence on our legislators that is derived from casinos. The two biggest arguments given to allow the growth of casinos nationwide is first,...

South Dakota bill seeks more review of compacts (February 18, 2010)

South Dakota tribes are opposing a bill that would require legislative approval of all tribal-state gaming compacts. Tribal leaders said the bill will complicate an already difficult process. They cited failed attempts to negotiate new compacts with Gov. Mike Rounds...

Pinoleville Pomo Nation eyes fifth casino in county (February 18, 2010)

The Pinoleville Pomo Nation of California plans to build the fifth tribal casino in Mendocino County, population 90,000. The tribe gained state legislative approval for a casino with up to 900 slot machines. The compact awaits approval from the Bureau...

Oklahoma tracks ask for probe into tribal payments (February 18, 2010)

The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association and the Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma are accusing three tribes of shortchanging them on gaming payments. Under the tribal-state compact, the Cherokee Nation, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the Osage Nation share a...

Kansas casino deal tied to Wyandotte Nation plans (February 18, 2010)

The Kansas Lottery approved a contract for a state-owned casino on Wednesday that depends on plans by the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma. The tribe wants to use 10 acres in Park City for an off-reservation casino. But the Bureau of...

Siletz Tribes share gaming money with community (February 18, 2010)

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians shared nearly $160,000 in gaming revenues with schools, non-profits and charitable organizations. The tribe contributes money to groups in its 11-county service area in Oregon and to any Native group in the country. This...