Florida lawmakers gearing up for more discussions about gaming (January 7, 2011)

Florida lawmakers are gearing up for hearings about gaming and it looks like new Gov. Rick Scott (R) will be playing along. Prior governor Charlie Crist was the first to come to the table and negotiate a Class III compact...

BIA decision on Cowlitz casino resolves land-into-trust questions (January 7, 2011)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington didn't gain formal federal recognition until 2000 but it can still follow the land-into-trust process, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe filed its land-into-trust application for a casino before the U.S. Supreme...

Opinion: Letting the genie out of the bottle with Internet gaming (January 7, 2011)

"Well, do we let the genie out of the bottle? Does this genie lavish untold wealth on its owner or wreak devastation on an established treasured enterprise? By the way, to whom does this genie belong? In California, state legislation...

Tracie Stevens: NIGC working to improve consultation with tribes (January 7, 2011)

"In June 2010, for the first time in two-and-a-half years, the National Indian Gaming Commission is functioning with a fully appointed commission. As the new commission, Vice Chairwoman Steffani Cochran, Associate Commissioner Dan Little and I are embarking on a...