Ho-Chunk Nation agrees to arbitration for electronic poker game (January 10, 2011)

The Ho-Chunk Nation and the state of Wisconsin are in binding arbitration to determine the legality of an electronic poker game. The tribe installed eight poker machines at Dejope Gaming, a Class II facility, last November. An opinion from the...

BIA puts hold on all two-part off-reservation casino applications (January 10, 2011)

The Obama administration has put a hold on all two-part determination applications for off-reservation casinos. There are currently nine pending applications, some dating back nearly a decade. But the Bureau of Indian Affairs won't make a decision until Assistant Secretary...

Column: Banks taking a big gamble by 'investing' in tribal casinos (January 10, 2011)

"Another idiot-banker investor was Wells Fargo, which, on behalf of the Lac de Flambeau of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, owners of a large casino in Wisconsin, sold bonds on their behalf to the tune of $46.6 million dollars and now...

Column: Connecticut tribes face gaming competition in New York (January 10, 2011)

"Not long ago, over the summer, the hopes of the Shinnecock Indians of eastern Long Island to finally open a casino appeared dashed by a group called the Connecticut Coalition for Gaming Jobs. The coalition, which refused through lobbyists and...

Editorial: Let the dust settle in battle over off-reservation casino (January 10, 2011)

"Don’t bring to the Flint area a high-stakes gamble and ensuing lawsuits over Indian casinos. We simply can’t afford an expensive, local legal fight. That’s despite the desire of some people for the tourism and jobs that a casino would...