Opinion: Minnesota politicians willing to take a gamble (October 31, 2011)

"No matter the question at the state Capitol of late, it seems, somebody says that the answer is more gambling. A Vikings stadium-casino nexus seemed to grow stronger by the day last week. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak -- once known...

Editorial: Idaho tribes shouldn't hide gaming revenues (October 31, 2011)

"In 2002, Idaho’s voters approved an initiative that required the state’s Indian tribes to donate “5 percent of its annual net gaming income for the support of local educational programs and schools on or near the reservation.” Recently, a northern...

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe adds more slot machines (October 31, 2011)

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has added about 100 new slot machines to its casino. To settle a lawsuit, the tribe negotiated a new Class III gaming compact with the state. The agreement allows the tribe to...

Non-Indian gaming interests spending big on lobbying (October 31, 2011)

Non-Indian gaming interests have already spent more than $2 million on lobbying in New York and they plan to spend even more next year. Genting, a Malaysian gaming firm with ties to tribes in other states, has already spent $1...

Fronteras: Tohono O'odham Nation closer to casino bid (October 31, 2011)

"The Tohono O'odham Nation got one step closer Tuesday to creating a satellite reservation for themselves in Arizona, 120 miles north of their primary reservation along the U.S-Mexico border. They plan to build a casino and resort on the land....

Opinion: Vote yes on a racino for Passamaquoddy Tribe (October 31, 2011)

"I am writing in support of Question 2 and Question 3 on the ballot this November. A casino in Lewiston will provide jobs and will create an economic spark that is badly needed in the Twin Cities. I like the...