Turtle Talk: Toward a new option of revenue sharing for tribes (September 8, 2011)

"Indian gaming is heading for bad news, if it isn’t already there. Indian tribes defending their share of big gaming markets are paying off states, lobbyists (and the federal Reps and Senators linked to them), and big time lawyers (hopefully...

Gaming decisions meet opposition from other California tribes (September 8, 2011)

The Obama administration brought good news to two California tribes last week but their casino plans are stirring controversy at home. Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk approved land-into-trust applications for the Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono...

Navajo Nation scales back plans for gaming facility in Arizona (September 8, 2011)

The Navajo Nation has scaled back plans for a major gaming facility in Arizona. The Twin Arrows Casino and Resort near Flagstaff will cost $140 million. That's down from the $160 million that was originally anticipated. To cut costs, the...

State won't intervene in lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's casino (September 8, 2011)

The state of Washington won't intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the Cowlitz Tribe from building a casino. Clark County filed the lawsuit in January. The county says the Bureau of Indian Affairs cannot place land in trust...

Opinion: Approve live card dealers at Eastern Cherokee casino (September 8, 2011)

"Been to the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino? Even if you don’t gamble, I’d encourage a walk through. My bet is you’d be absolutely astounded at what is happening in Cherokee. I took a media tour a couple of weeks ago and,...

Editorial: Deny another off-reservation casino bid in California (September 8, 2011)

"While we're pleased that the federal government last week hammered what should be the final nail in the coffin of a proposal for Nevada-style urban gaming in Richmond, its continued silence on a similar plan just north of the city...

Editorial: Gaming bill gives free pass for Massachusetts tribes (September 8, 2011)

"After years of false starts, legislative leaders and Governor Patrick hammered out a new agreement behind closed doors last month to bring casino gambling to Massachusetts. It’s a deeply disappointing bill, full of just the kind of inside deals and...