Town stops prosecuting non-Indians at Yavapai-Apache casino (December 5, 2011)

The town of Camp Verde, Arizona, has stopped prosecuting non-Indians who commit crimes at the casino owned by the Yavapai-Apache Nation. The town's municipal court disclaims jurisdiction over cases arising in Indian Country. As a result, Yavapai County has taken...

Editorial: Don't rush approval of Eastern Cherokee gaming deal (December 5, 2011)

"Early Monday morning, Gov. Bev Perdue's administration reached an accord with the Cherokee tribe to introduce table gambling in Western North Carolina. When the legislature did not immediately endorse the compact, a Perdue aide charged legislative Republicans with being indifferent...

Editorial: Taking another look at First Nations gaming revenues (December 5, 2011)

"A group of Alberta First Nations chiefs wants the province to review gaming policy as it relates to five onreserve casinos. Though the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs haven't actually said they want the Alberta government to change the way it...

Opinion: Spokane Tribe's casino project threatens military base (December 5, 2011)

"Is a Spokane tribal casino worth the risk of Fairchild Air Force Base closing? Putting aside all other issues, such as the creation of new jobs at a casino, ancestral lands on the West Plains, or financial benefits to Spokane...

Editorial: Washington tribes should share more casino revenue (December 5, 2011)

"The tribes netted about $1.7 billion in gaming receipts in 2009, by far the lion’s share of the $2.2 billion total for all gaming operations in Washington. Of the tribal share, by law, $6.5 million went to local governments, $7.8...

Opinion: Arizona tribes must keep promise to voters on gaming (December 5, 2011)

"In early October, leaders from Indian communities and the state testified before a congressional committee about House Resolution 2938, legislation sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks to clarify the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Act of 1986. Contrary to claims...