New Mexico governor stays open to off-reservation casino (June 7, 2011)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) isn't "convinced" that an off-reservation casino will be good for the state but she's keeping an open mind on the issue. Martinez, who took office in January, lives in southern New Mexico. That's where...

Opinion: Lobbyist seeks to protect tribal gaming monopoly (June 7, 2011)

"An abhorrent "counterpoint" in the StarTribune, Minneapolis's mainstream daily, by a longtime Minnesota casino lobbyist, is the very definition of demagoguery. Lobbyist John McCarthy's ad hominem attack on me, personally, while distorting the history of racino legislation at the legislature,...

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe plans to start casino expansion (June 7, 2011)

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington expects to break ground on a $7.5 million expansion of the 7 Cedars Casino sometime this summer, Chairman Ron Allen said. The tribe is adding 5,000 square-feet to the facility. There will be a...

Maine House passes bill for Passamaquoddy Tribe's racino (June 7, 2011)

The Maine House passed a bill to authorize a racetrack with slot machines for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township. LD 1203 authorizes up to 1,500 slot machines at two racinos. The tribe's facility would be located in Washington County....

Rhode Island study looks at potential Narragansett casino (June 7, 2011)

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) wants to know how much a casino is worth to the Narragansett Tribe. Chafee issued a request-for-proposals for a gaming study. Respondents are asked to "develop an estimate of the present and future value...