Opinion: An update on Internet gaming in California and beyond (September 22, 2011)

"CALIFORNIA – The California Assembly is back in session for the next several weeks, but Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has just announced that there will be no action on any of the various Internet bills prior to adjournment...

Rep. Kildee signs onto anti-Tohono O'odham Nation casino bill (September 22, 2011)

A bill to stop the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from building an off-reservation casino gained an unlikely supporter on Wednesday -- Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Michigan). Kildee, who is retiring at the end of the 112th Congress, is the only...

Bo Mazzetti: How Schwarzenegger violated tribal sovereignty (September 22, 2011)

"States and governors just can’t seem to control themselves; they cannot keep their hands out of tribal pockets. The concept that tribal governments have rights and financial needs has eluded them for so long they have become accustomed to ignoring...

Minnesota was first to sign Class III gaming compact with tribes (September 22, 2011)

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988 and, a year later, Minnesota became the first state to negotiate and sign a Class III gaming compact. Then-governor Rudy Perpich (DFL) signed the first seven compacts in the fall of...

Eastern Cherokees on a hiring streak with $633M casino project (September 22, 2011)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina has hired 500 new employees at its casino and expects to bring on another 300 people in the next year. “We are one of the few businesses that is adding jobs,”...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe brings new food options to expanded casino (September 22, 2011)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona is adding some new food options to the Casino del Sol. P.Y. Steakhouse will open on November 11, when the tribe debuts a $100 million expansion of the facility. The Festa International Buffet is...