Editorial: Long fight expected over Jamul Band casino plans (February 21, 2012)

"The Battle of Jamul, probably the fiercest fight ever involving an Indian casino proposed for rural San Diego County, is on again. Encouragingly, it began with what might be considered a peace offering. But it probably won’t bring peace. Representatives...

Gaming interests spent $11.4M for Massachusetts lobbying (February 21, 2012)

Over the last five years, gaming interests spent $11.4 million on lobbying in Massachusetts, according to the Associated Press. The biggest spenders were non-Indian gaming companies. For example, the Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, which operates a racetrack, spent $2.8 million, the...

Sokaogon Chippewa Community appeals casino bond ruling (February 21, 2012)

The Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Wisconsin is fighting a $20.3 million judgment in a casino bond dispute. The tribe failed to make timely payments to Wells Fargo, Judge William C. Griesbach ruled last month. The tribe is asking the 7th...

Hearing scheduled on Chumash Tribe's casino liquor license (February 21, 2012)

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control scheduled a three-day hearing on a liquor license at the casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The hearing begins May 22. It will last three consecutive days in order...

Jemez Pueblo resubmits off-reservation casino application (February 21, 2012)

Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico has resubmitted its off-reservation casino application.

Letter: Greed drives Enterprise Rancheria casino opposition (February 21, 2012)

"Native American tribes have been fighting for equality forever in the state of California. It's a long hard road but we keep working at it. There are many road blocks against the tribes from the feds and the state. But...

Erma Vizenor: Casino a win-win for White Earth Band, state (February 21, 2012)

"Those who live close to the land understand that you don’t go from planting to harvesting overnight. A crop takes resources, time and nurturing before the investment is returned in a bountiful yield. The same is true with ideas. The...