Lawmaker drafts bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (September 13, 2011)

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) has drafted a bill to block the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from opening an off-reservation casino. In 1986, Congress enacted the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Act. The law compensated the tribe for the...

Opinion: Gaming battle in Florida paying off big for lobbyists (September 13, 2011)

"The capital seems peaceful enough, even a little sleepy in the muggy September heat. But down in the nether regions of Tallahassee, out of public view, terrible mercenaries prepare for the coming battle. Call it the clash of the silk...

Big Valley Rancheria considers opening small gaming facility (September 13, 2011)

The Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians in California might open a small casino at a property that just went into escrow. The tribe's offer on the Ferndale Resort and Marina was recently accepted. If approved, the tribe will operate...

Editorial: Ruling on gaming authority a blow to First Nations (September 13, 2011)

'For the second time in the past two weeks, a court has ordered a Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN)created body to heed its own rules and reinstate a senior official who has been suspended unfairly. The latest black eye...

Mohegan Tribe to discuss plans for casino in Massachusetts (September 13, 2011)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut will meet today with the town council in Palmer, Massachusetts, to discuss plans for a casino. The tribe wants to bid on a casino license for western Massachusetts. Town leaders support the idea and envision...

Opinion: Hypocrisy over tribal gaming plan in Massachusetts (September 13, 2011)

"State lawmakers are set to debate yet another casino bill this week, including whether or not the Mashpee Wampanoag ought to be given special consideration. Granted, the Mashpee tribe shot itself in the foot over the whole Middleboro fiasco. But,...