Opinion: Bill to bar Tohono O'odham casino breaks promises (December 9, 2011)

"If U.S. Congressman Trent Franks’ H.R. 2938 (Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act) passes, Arizonans’ water bills may increase again. But his bill isn’t actually about water at all. The bill was submitted to prevent construction of a...

Top Republicans against efforts to expand gaming in Florida (December 9, 2011)

Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam came out against efforts to expand non-Indian gaming in Florida. Bondi and Putnam cited promises made to the Seminole Tribe at a press conference yesterday. The tribe signed its Class...

Mashantucket Tribe promotes casino under new partnership (December 9, 2011)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut entered into a one-year agreement to promote its casino at the Mystic Aquarium. The aquarium's theater will be called the Foxwoods Marine Theater at Mystic Aquarium. The Foxwoods name will be featured in...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe sees support for casino in New Mexico (December 9, 2011)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma saw little opposition to its plans for a casino in southern New Mexico at a community forum on Wednesday. The Deming Headlight said only one person spoke out against the casino. Nearly everyone...

Editorial: Expansion of gaming not the answer for Minnesota (December 9, 2011)

"Minnesotans might begin to wonder if a new Vikings stadium is really feasible if lawmakers intend to rely on gambling revenues to fund the state’s portion of the multimillion-dollar project. Stadium talks this week in St. Paul focused on ways...

Ernest Stebbins: Tribal gaming revenues stay in Washington (December 9, 2011)

"For-profit gambling expansion proponents promising hundreds of millions in new state revenue are relying on studies by their own gaming-market “experts.” Legislators should rely on the more sobering projections by the state Office of Financial Management, which concludes net revenue...

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