First hearing scheduled on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe compact (July 16, 2012)

Massachusetts lawmakers will hold a hearing today on Class III gaming compact for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The 15-year compact requires the tribe to share 21.5 percent of gross gaming revenues with the state. Lawmakers have until July 31 to...

California governor facing deadlines for off-reservation casinos (July 16, 2012)

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has until August 31 to approve or reject off-reservation casinos for two tribes, The Sacramento Bee reports. The Enterprise Rancheria is seeking a casino about 36 miles from its headquarters. The gaming site for the...

California governor facing deadlines for off-reservation casinos (July 16, 2012)

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has until August 31 to approve or reject off-reservation casinos for two tribes, The Sacramento Bee reports. The Enterprise Rancheria is seeking a casino about 36 miles from its headquarters. The gaming site for the...

Editorial: Weigh impact of $246M Poarch Creek casino expansion (July 16, 2012)

"The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is clearly confident — $246 million worth of confident — that it will prevail in any legal dispute over its federal recognition as a tribe and the legality of its gambling operations. Otherwise, it...

Editorial: California communities left out of tribal gaming debate (July 16, 2012)

"What does the Obama administration have against the residents of Amador County? Tiny Amador, home to just 38,000 people, is fighting a pitched battle with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to prevent the construction of two giant new Indian...

Column: Obama's administration loosens rules for tribal casinos (July 16, 2012)

"President Barack Obama has gone out of his way to try to make amends for America's history of genocidal treatment of Indians. That's understandable, morally and politically. In this election year, Obama will need all the help he can get....

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