Editorial: No reason to approve Coquille Tribe's casino bid (September 14, 2012)

"The Coquille tribe has acquired a bowling alley and adjacent property in Medford with the view to starting a casino. If that’s allowed, Oregon might as well scrap its constitutional ban on casinos. But it should not be allowed. We...

Graton Rancheria gaming opponents to file federal lawsuit (September 14, 2012)

Opponents of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California plan to file a lawsuit in federal court aimed at blocking the tribe's casino. The tribe started construction of the facility after the Bureau of Indian Affairs finalized its land-into-trust...

Opinion: Taking a gamble on a non-Indian casino in Oregon (September 14, 2012)

"Backers claim that “The Grange” will yield a payment to Oregon of $100,000,000 every year (25% of the casino’s “adjusted gross revenues”, or AGR: receipts from gaming only (after payouts to winner). If they do manage this contribution, that would...

Blackfeet Nation breaks ground on hotel next to its casino (September 14, 2012)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana broke ground on a hotel and convention center next to the Glacier Peaks Casino. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites will feature 86 rooms and more than 1,200 square feet of conference space. The $5.8...

California off-reservation casino opponents weigh lawsuits (September 14, 2012)

Opponents of two off-reservation casinos in California are considering lawsuits, The Fresno Bee reports. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) approved casinos for the Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. Opponents might challenge his decision, the tribal Class...

Editorial: Cowlitz Tribe's casino may never see light of day (September 14, 2012)

"Fortunately for Clark County residents who want to maintain the community's high quality of life, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe's proposal for a mega-casino near La Center has encountered yet another obstacle, this one placed by the federal agency that tribal...

HuffPo: Eastern Cherokee casino patrons like Mitt Romney (September 14, 2012)

"The glossy, towering multiplex of Harrah's Cherokee hotel and casino stands out as an island of optimism in this otherwise bleak reservation town. "It's all good fun!" exclaimed Jeff, a railroad engineer in his late 30s with spiky blonde hair,...