Column: Tribal gaming has negative impact on communities (May 13, 2010)

"This week I’ll discuss the false nature of these claims and the negative economic impacts on every community that are easily identifiable and those that are more difficult to measure. Lastly, I will discuss the manner in which a literal...

Otoe-Missouria Tribe cleans up casino after tornado damage (May 13, 2010)

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma is making repairs to the 7 Clans Paradise Casino, which suffered tornado damage on Monday. No one was hurt when the tornado hit the 40,000-square-feet casino. Power has been restored and about half of...

California lawmaker plans to introduce bill for Internet poker (May 13, 2010)

California Sen. Roderick Wright (D) plans to introduce a bill to legalize Internet poker within the next two weeks, Gambling Compliance reports. Wright said he expects tribes to challenge his bill. The tribal-state compact currently guarantees exclusivity for Class III...

Communities ask for share of Nottawaseppi casino revenues (May 13, 2010)

Six local governments are seeking a share of gaming revenues from the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan. The six governments requested a total of $513,861 to cover costs associated with the FireKeepers Casino. The largest request came...

Court won't hear appeal over Scotts Valley Band casino deal (May 13, 2010)

The California Supreme Court declined to a hear a case that challenges a casino agreement between the city of Richmond and the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians. The city agreed to provide municipal services to the tribe's casino. The...

Town pitches potential location for Shinnecock Nation casino (May 13, 2010)

The Shinnecock Nation toured another potential casino site, this one at the airport in the town of Brookhaven. The tribe is expected to gain federal recognition this summer. A casino is far down the line, trustee Randy King said, but...

Pequot Tribe seeks lower gambling age, longer alcohol sales (May 13, 2010)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut wants to lower the gambling age from 21 to 18 and to extend alcohol sales at casinos. Chairman Rodney Butler wants to talk with the governor and lawmakers about the changes. He said...