Lawmakers take up proposed compact with Seminole Tribe (April 5, 2010)

Negotiators for the Seminole Tribe and the Florida Legislature reached a deal for a Class III gaming compact. The five-year agreement authorizes slot machines at all seven of the tribe's casinos and table games at four casinos. The tribe would...

Shingle Springs Band battles suit by former gaming partner (April 5, 2010)

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians will have to go to court to defend itself against a lawsuit by a former gaming partner. The tribe claimed sovereign immunity from the lawsuit by Sharp Image Gaming Inc. But the state...

Opinion: A plan to separate tribal governments and casinos (April 5, 2010)

"Indian tribes, whose businesses can be worth upwards of billions of dollars, are becoming too powerful, making too much money, and only benefiting a few – principally tribal leaders, who may or may not even be legitimate Indians or have...

Opinion: Alabama governor's gaming fight about corruption (April 5, 2010)

"In 2008, the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling was established to ensure Alabama's law against slot machines was being applied evenly and fairly throughout the state. Since then, more than 100 illegal casinos have been closed, thousands of illegal...

Editorial: Maine needs more thoughtful approach to gaming (April 5, 2010)

"Backers of proposals to put several casino options β€” not just the one in Oxford County β€” out to voters are right that a better approach to gambling questions is needed. But significantly expanding gambling, which the proposals would do,...