Tohono O'odham Nation threatens lawsuit over anti-casino bill (October 5, 2011)

The Tohono O'odham Nation will sue the federal government if Congress enacts H.R.2938, a bill that stops the tribe from building an off-reservation casino, Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said on Tuesday. In 1986, Congress enacted the Gila Bend Indian Reservation...

California governor negotiates compact with Graton Rancheria (October 5, 2011)

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is reportedly negotiating a Class III gaming compact with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. Neither side will confirm the status of the talks but apparently they've been ongoing. The effort moved forward after the...

Column: Jeb Bush sees a shift in attitudes on gaming in Florida (October 5, 2011)

"Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush fought long and hard to keep casino expansion out of the Sunshine State during his time in office. He admitted Tuesday that times might be changing. During a meeting with the Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial...

Opinion: 'Self-righteous racism' taints Indian gaming industry (October 5, 2011)

"After years of wrangling, Massachusetts is poised to enter the casino gambling business; pending legislation would allow for three licensed casinos and one slot parlor, with the state taking a 25 percent cut of daily casino revenues and 40 percent...

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes weather economic storm at casinos (October 5, 2011)

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho say the recession hasn't affected their gaming business. The tribe opened Sage Hill Travel Center and Casino in February 2009, just a few months after the market crashed. Despite the storm, the $16 million...

Letter: Investor whines about Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe debt (October 5, 2011)

"The state-supported gambling issue in Massacusetts is hypocritical to begin with. How can a government make private gambling illegal (presumedly because it is a nefarious and crime-related activity), yet support it when sanctioned by itself? It doesn't matter if it's...