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Column: Huge jackpots a draw for gamblers at tribal casinos (01/11)

"One huge advantage tribal casinos have over state-regulated casinos in the Chicago-area market is the availability of wide-area progressive slot machines capable of awarding jackpots in the hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars....

Letter: Menominee Nation off-reservation casino will aid economy (01/07)

"It seems all other casinos in Wisconsin have no problem with a casino in Kenosha except the Potawatomi tribe in Milwaukee. Gov. Walker should realize that he is the governor of Wisconsin and not the...

Editorial: Troubling signs in review of off-reservation gaming plan (01/07)

"The resurfacing of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma's application to take land it owns in Cayuga County off the tax rolls so it can build a casino came as a surprise to local officials. The...

Cedric Cromwell: Progress on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (01/03)

"As we reflect on 2012 and look forward to 2013, I want to take time to thank the city of Taunton on behalf of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Since we announced our intentions to develop...

Leland McGee: Off-reservation gaming poses risk to all tribes (12/31)

"Currently before the Interior Department are two California “off reservation” casino proposals that carry the support of California Governor Jerry Brown. These two tribes are being touted by Governor Brown as needing additional trust lands...

Column: Tribal casinos regulated by tribes and federal agency (12/21)

"Everyone is aware of the strict guidelines and operating procedures to which state-regulated casinos are held. But who sets the standards and controls for Native American properties? Casinos such as Four Winds Casino Resort in...

Column: Massachusetts gaming moves at a painfully slow pace (12/20)

"Bay State plans for casino gambling are moving ahead like turtles on Ambien. By law, the licensing process is slow and deliberate. In practice, debate about it tends to be long-winded. On Tuesday, after a...

Editorial: Tribal casino in Massachusetts plan faces uncertainty (12/20)

"The Massachusetts Gaming Commission wisely voted Tuesday to take another 90 days to decide on opening the southeastern Massachusetts casino licensing process to commercial entities. For the past two weeks, the commission has been discussing...

Ernie Stevens and Kevin Leecy: Paying tribute to Daniel Inouye (12/19)

Senator Inouye and Chairman Stevens at the NIGA 2011 Legislative Summit. Photo Courtesy National Indian Gaming Association. We mourn the loss of our friend, leader and elder statesman, Senator Daniel K. Inouye. Dan Inouye...

Editorial: More study needed for Muscogee Nation-track deal (12/17)

"The latest actions of the Tulsa County fair board don't exactly inspire confidence - that is, if you can even understand what's going on. It's getting to the point we need a program to keep...

Opinion: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wrong on casino outlook (12/14)

"As I read Cedric Cromwell's letter ("Tribal casino will benefit everyone," Dec. 11 Your View), I became very concerned with some of his statements. Not surprised, but very concerned. He seems to either not understand...

Editorial: Snoqualmie Tribe drops bomb with casino hotel plan (12/13)

"The Snoqualmie Tribe dropped a bomb onto local governments last week that almost left city leaders speechless. The tribe unveiled a plan to the Snoqualmie Valley Governments Association that it plans to expand the Snoqualmie...

Opinion: Internet gaming only benefits wealthy gaming tribes (12/12)

"On a recent Wednesday morning, under the gaze of a mounted bison head, Native American tribal leaders filled the Senate Indian Affairs Room for their annual legislative summit. They'd been there many times before, asking...

Letter: Community needs Menominee off-reservation casino (12/10)

"Why would anybody be against a small casino in Kenosha? We need the jobs, taxes and revenue! Wake up people! Politicians, you are not forced to go to gamble. Gambling is a personal choice. Whatever...

Cedric Cromwell: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on casino path (12/10)

"The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe very much appreciates the concern that some officials have expressed about any potential delays in developing a resort casino in southeastern Massachusetts. We share the Gaming Commission's desire to see real...

Column: Prostitution business had customers at casino hotel (12/10)

"If you doubt how much prostitution business casino customers generate, consider a police report from a raid on an alleged brothel in Norwich back in the spring of 2011. Nine Norwich police officers and one...

Editorial: Don't let tribe hold back casino bids in Massachusetts (12/06)

"It has been the opinion of The Standard-Times that the process for commercial applicants in Region C should even today be running parallel to that of the other two regions. In addition, the state, should...

Letter: Winnebago Tribe offers best proposal for casino in Iowa (12/06)

"| am a fourth-generation Sioux Cityan and have been a small business owner for 13 years. Although I am not a gambler, I am very much in favor of Ho-Chunk, Inc., a local company, being...

Opinion: A look into the Seneca Nation casino compact dispute (11/29)

"To fully understand the casino, we need to separate exclusivity payments to the state of New York from the distrubution of these funds to the city. In laymen terms, the state has a contract with...

Opinion: Seneca Nation's gaming 'monopoly' hurts community (11/28)

"The City of Niagara Falls and its long-suffering residents have suffered many kinds of losses since Albany took 50 acres out of the heart of downtown and created a territory for a tax free sovereign...

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