Opinion: Minnesota tribes trying to keep gaming monopoly (April 29, 2011)

"Untaxed casino profits propelled protesters to the State Capitol on Tuesday, where they rallied against what they call "expanded gambling." Carloads of naysayers gathered on a cold, rainy day to preserve the tax-free stranglehold on lucrative "slot gaming" enjoyed at...

Upper Sioux Community spends $13.5M to upgrade casino (April 29, 2011)

The Upper Sioux Community in Minnesota is spending $13.5 million to upgrade its casino. The first phase of the project is complete. Visitors to the Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort can stay at new smoke-free hotel wing with 76 rooms. The...

Harold Monteau: NIGA should live up to Buy Indian pledge (April 29, 2011)

"Congratulations to Ernie Stevens, Jr. on his victory for another term as President of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA). The numbers speak for themselves. The other candidates are to be congratulated too, for being good sports. This is not...

Tribal colleges in Oklahoma benefit from gaming revenues (April 29, 2011)

Tribal colleges in Oklahoma are benefiting from the state's booming Indian gaming industry. The College of the Muscogee Nation received nearly all of the funding for a $7.5 million building from the Muscogee Nation. "Their gaming revenue goes into an...

Navajo Nation president can't ax smoking at tribal casinos (April 29, 2011)

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly can't ban smoking at the tribe's gaming facilities. Earlier this week, Shelly signed an executive order to make the tribe's casinos smoke-free. But the Navajo Nation Department of Justice said the order can only affect...

Narragansett Tribe questions effort to expand slots facility (April 29, 2011)

The Narragansett Tribe is questioning a bill that would turn Twin River Casino, a slot machine facility, into a full-fledged casino. Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas said any expansion of gaming must go on the state ballot. He cited a 2005...