Opinion: California tribes push to legalize Internet poker games (March 9, 2011)

"Because of its huge potential market, California is in an unparalleled position. It could legalize intrastate online poker and be assured that there would be enough players — and enough players who would play for varying stakes — to establish...

Kevin Leecy: Non-Indian racino will take jobs from tribal facilities (March 9, 2011)

"Backers of the project touted the jobs they said the racino would create. What they failed to point out was that these hypothetical jobs would come at the expense of hundreds of existing ones. That’s because the racino wouldn’t create...

Guidiville Band closer to winning city approval for gaming report (March 9, 2011)

The city council in Richmond, California, is poised to approve a casino report for the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. The council held public hearings to discuss the environmental impact statement and environmental impact report...

Oklahoma tribes make state the fourth largest in gaming market (March 9, 2011)

Oklahoma is the fourth biggest state in the overall U.S. gaming market, according to the new Indian Gaming Industry Report. Since gaining voter approval for Class III gaming in 2004, tribes have seen phenomenal growth. In 2009, they took in...

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe makes another go at off-reservation casino (March 9, 2011)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is making another go at an off-reservation casino in Romulus, Michigan. The tribe has partnered with Michael Sawruk on the project. Chairman Joe McCoy says the deal is risk-free because Sawruk has...