Editorial: Time for a real conversation on New York gaming (March 19, 2012)

"When word first surfaced that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was considering the legalization of Las Vegas-style casinos in New York state, we expressed our usual reservations about turning toward the gambling industry as an economic development tool. The social costs of...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Muscogee Nation casino (March 19, 2012)

A gambling addict cannot sue the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma for his losses, a federal judge ruled. Eddie Santana first filed suit in state court. The tribe had the case removed to federal court. Santana claimed the Class III gaming...

Tribes say poll shows opposition to off-reservation casino (March 19, 2012)

Michigan voters are against an off-reservation casino for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, according to a poll commissioned by rival tribes. According to the poll, 56 percent oppose off-reservation gaming. Only 26 percent support the idea. The...

Shinnecock Nation reportedly looks at another casino site (March 19, 2012)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York is reportedly looking at another casino site. The tribe is interested in opening three casinos. So far, one site -- at the Belmont Park Raceway, close to New York City -- has been announced...

NYT: Behind the story on the Mashantucket Tribe's casino (March 19, 2012)

"Michael Sokolove, a contributing writer for the magazine, wrote this week’s cover story on casinos. Sokolove is the author of three books: “Warrior Girls,” about the epidemic of injuries among young female athletes; “The Ticket Out: Darryl Strawberry”; and “Hustle:...

Judge schedules May 2 hearing in Kialegee casino lawsuit (March 19, 2012)

A federal judge has scheduled a May 2 hearing in a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Kialegee Tribal Town from opening a casino in Oklahoma. State attorney general Scott Pruitt filed the lawsuit against tribal officials and their business partners....

Editorial: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's bad casino dealing (March 19, 2012)

"Middleboro officials are correct when they say the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian tribe shouldn’t be moving “from one community to another” in an attempt to get the best deal possible for a casino. It is unseemly; it smacks of greed and...

Raymond Hunter: A new vision for Jamul Band casino plan (March 19, 2012)

"The Jamul Indian Village has been working for many years to develop a gaming facility on our federal tribal trust land. This effort has not been without controversy. We are now creating a new vision for our gaming project, taking...