Column: More on the history of tribal gaming in California (April 29, 2010)

"The first week I discussed what led up to the enactment of the IGRA. Last week I wrote about all of the antiquated, ambiguous and contradictory aspects of federal Indian law and policy in existence, when the ill-advised Indian Gaming...

Ho-Chunk Nation steers casino funds to local community (April 29, 2010)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is making use of an amendment to its Class III gaming compact with the state. The tribe has always shared a portion of its revenues with the state. But a 2003 amendment allows the tribe...

New York board delays decision on Oneida casino alcohol (April 29, 2010)

The New York State Liquor Authority held a meeting on Wednesday to consider a liquor sales arrangement at the Oneida Nation casino. The tribe entered into a partnership with the owners of the Beeches Restaurant. The tribe will lease space...

Catawba Nation looks at sites for a high-stakes bingo hall (April 29, 2010)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina has been looking at sites for a high-stakes bingo hall. The tribe considered four locations but ran into local opposition, The State reported. A fifth site could finally be the right place for the...

Florida governor signs Seminole casino compact into law (April 29, 2010)

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) signed into law the bill that ratifies a Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe. The deal authorizes slot machines at seven tribal casinos and card games at three facilities. The tribe will share...

Obama nominates Tulalip woman for NIGC chairman post (April 29, 2010)

President Barack Obama finally nominated someone to serve as chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Obama nominated Tracie Stevens, a member of the Tulalip Tribes, to the post. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first woman...

Column: Decision could erode support for Indian gaming (April 29, 2010)

"A California band of Indians that runs a bustling casino won an important court ruling last week. If it holds up on appeal, California tribes could gain the power to expand their casinos without having to pay significant money into...

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