Column: Congress made mistake in passing IGRA in 1988 (April 22, 2010)

"Last week I wrote about the history of Indian gambling and the 1987 landmark case of Cabazon Tribe v. California leading up to the hasty enactment of the IGRA. The first mistake Congress made in trying to clarify for the...

California tribal casino sharing fund slowly losing money (April 22, 2010)

A revenue-sharing fund that was created by California's 1999 Class III gaming compact is slowly running out of money, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. Tribes that signed the compact contribute a portion of their revenues to the Indian Gambling Special Distribution...

Grand Traverse man a spokesman for anti-gaming group (April 22, 2010)

James Nye, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, is serving as spokesperson of Protect MI Vote, a group opposed to the expansion of gaming in Michigan. The group opposes a proposal to authorize casinos...

Fond du Lac Band loses suit over slot machine revenues (April 22, 2010)

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians must share slot machine revenues with the city of Duluth, Minnesota, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. In 1994, the tribe agreed to share 19 percent of slot machine revenues...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe asked for public casino talks (April 22, 2010)

Leaders in the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts, won't meet in private with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to discuss a casino. The tribe asked for a private meeting after attorneys for both sides met yesterday. But the board of selectmen voted...

Republican nominees decided compact negotiation case ( (April 22, 2010)

Three Republican judicial nominees on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided the Class III gaming compact negotiation case this week. Judge Milan Smith Jr., a George W. Bush nominee, wrote the majority opinion, which was joined by Judge Thomas...