Bill to authorize non-Indian casinos in Florida taken off table (February 6, 2012)

A bill to authorize three non-Indian casinos in Florida was withdrawn on Friday. The bill faced significant opposition from the Seminole Tribe and other groups. If enacted, it would have violated the exclusivity provisions of the tribe's Class III...

Shinnecock Nation approves agreement with casino partner (February 6, 2012)

Members of the Shinnecock Nation of New York voted 101-10 to approve a gaming agreement. The tribe and Gateway Casino Resorts plan to build three casinos on Long Island. So far, one site -- at the Belmont Park Raceway --...

Churches hold 'prayer walk' against Kialegee casino project (February 6, 2012)

Several hundred people participated in a "prayer walk" against the Kialegee Tribal Town casino in Oklahoma. Participants walked to an Indian allotment where the tribe is building the Red Clay Casino. They were asked to pray "For the good of...

Valerie Spicer: Arizona tribes share $640M in gaming revenues (February 6, 2012)

"This year marks 10 years since Arizona tribes signed new gaming compacts with the state of Arizona. These compacts provide an avenue for tribes to share gaming revenues with all Arizonans. As of September 2011, tribes have contributed more than...

Opinion: Tribal gaming isn't the only choice in South Carolina (February 6, 2012)

"Perhaps it's a coincidence that the Catawba Indian Nation renewed its efforts to force our state to authorize high-stakes gambling just as the Cherokees started trying to build political support for a casino in Jasper County. But there's much the...

Editorial: Internet gaming not a good option for Connecticut (February 6, 2012)

"Any expansion of the state’s gambling — either online or the introduction of new games, such as keno — has been rejected by lawmakers and the governor in the coming legislative session, at least for this year. We have long...

Editorial: Avoid name-calling in off-reservation gaming fight (February 6, 2012)

"Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has a well earned reputation for being quick on his feet and conveying his passion for an issue. Who doesn’t recall his stint as America’s “angry mayor,” appearing on countless national news shows to represent America’s...