Ernie Stevens: Stanley Crooks was an Indian gaming visionary (August 28, 2012)

"This past Saturday, I was notified that Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Chairman Stanley R. Crooks began his journey to the spirit world. This comes only two days after my visit with him at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in...

Proposal to expand non-Indian gaming still off Michigan ballot (August 28, 2012)

A proposal to authorize eight non-Indian casinos remains off the November ballot in Michigan. In a decision last Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court seemingly paved the way for the question to appear on the ballot. But the Board of State...

City to spend more money in Fond du Lac Band casino dispute (August 28, 2012)

The city council in Duluth, Minnesota, voted to spend another $250,000 to continue a gaming dispute with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The city has already spent more than $1 million to try to force...

Morongo Band opposes bill for non-Indian track with card club (August 28, 2012)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California is fighting a bill to allow a non-Indian race track that also operates a card club to stay open. Hollywood Park is the only race track with a card club. It's owned...

Internet gambling bill in California doomed amid tribal dissent (August 28, 2012)

A bill to legalize Internet poker in California appears to be dead amid tribal dissent, according to Poker News Report. The lack of agreement prompted the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to leave the California Nations Indian Gaming Association. And...

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe spends $7.5M on casino expansion (August 28, 2012)

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington is spending $7.5 million on a casino expansion project. The tribe will add 4,000 square-feet to the 7 Cedars Casino. There will be new slot machines, new table games, a restaurant and a bar....