Business: Mohegan Tribe still in talks for $1.6B in casino debt (January 3, 2012)

"The outcome of Mohegan Sun’s debt talks and the possible tsunami it could deliver to Eastern Connecticut’s economy are far from certain but I could see why bankers would continue to back the tribe. The main reason is management knows...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces deadlines for gaming plans (January 3, 2012)

This year will be an important one for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The tribe has until July 31, 2012, to negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the state. The tribe also must have a gaming site in...

GGB: Gary Pitchlynn fighting for gaming rights of tribal clients (January 3, 2012)

"Tribal attorney Gary Pitchlynn has spent most of his career helping Indians find equal footing in the casino industry. The self-described “half-breed” (his father was Choctaw) was among the first to take on the National Indian Gaming Commission in the...

Kialegee Tribal Town stirring controversy with plan for casino (January 3, 2012)

The Kialegee Tribal Town wants to open a casino on an Indian allotment in Oklahoma but the Muscogee Nation is objecting to the plan. The Kialegee Tribal Town is leasing the allotment from two members of the Muscogee Nation. The...

Opinion: Opportunities and uncertainty with Internet gaming (January 3, 2012)

"The Justice Department’s position on the legal status of Internet gaming has shifted dramatically, with major implications for Indian country. On December 23, 2011, the Justice Department announced that it had reversed its long-held position on the applicability of the...

Editorial: Study 'danger' of gambling addiction in Washington (January 3, 2012)

"With Washington state projected to rake in $2.5 million in 2011 tax revenue from gambling, why would state officials want to research the dangers of gambling addiction? That’s the cynical view. The humanitarian and sociological view is that our state...