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Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an end


It shouldn’t take an act of Congress for common sense to prevail. But in the case of the casino project that wouldn’t die, that’s what it’s come to.
Editorial: Suquamish Tribe shares casino funds with community


We raise our hands in thanks. Hy’sh’qa, Suquamish Tribe, for your generosity and your continued stewardship in your historical territory.
Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rights


The opinions expressed in The Sacramento Bee’s editorial are very concerning and full of misleading information on the state compacting process.
Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rights


H.R.5079 would mark a dramatic shift in congressional policy, because it would modify the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to subject tribes to a state veto of the rights recognized in the Cabazon Supreme Court decision.
Rick Farinelli: Lawmaker wrong to sponsor anti-Indian casino bill


For more than 12 years the North Fork Rancheria has diligently pursued its gaming project as specifically allowed by federal law and prevailed through every local, state and federal administrative review and approval.
Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribes


The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians want to use their wealth, gained from casino gaming, to change the rules and deny us our sovereign right to conduct class III gaming on our lands.
Claudia Gonzales: Off-reservation gaming fuels attacks on tribes


Please allow the California gaming tribes to solve a local California problem in a local state specific way and do not oppose the passage of H.R. 5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
Christine Edwards: Graton Rancheria casino foes eating their words


Now that the Graton Resort and Casino is on track to complete a $175 million expansion, writer Christine Edwards wonders what the fuss was all about.
John Charles: Oregon governor shows hypocrisy on Indian gaming


As soon as our governor starts reining in the state Lottery, I might take her concerns about tribal casinos seriously.
Editorial: New commercial casino won't hurt St. Regis Mohawk Tribe


For those who enjoy gambling, the Akwesasne Casino fills the bill.
Editorial: County must work with Cloverdale Rancheria on casino


The only real opportunity county supervisors have to mitigate the impacts of a Cloverdale casino is through direct negotiations with the tribe itself.
Editorial: Oregon governor takes unusual stance on tribal gaming


If you’re a business owner, you’d also be upset if the state began operating a business similar to yours, and then began telling you that your business is too big.
Rodney Green: Tribal casino won't stop Connecticut's job losses


We will lose jobs no matter what, and even more so with another casino in our state.
EJ Montini: Arizona open for business except for one tribal casino


Gov. Doug Ducey (R) doesn't like the Tohono O’odham Nation's Desert Diamond Casino West Valley, located near the big entertainment district in Glendale, Arizona.
Editorial: Courts hold the cards on Seminole Tribe's casino deal


Since the Florida Legislature failed to produce legislation addressing the future of gambling, lawmakers lost control of this years-long conundrum to the courts.
Colin McEnroe: Schaghticoke Tribal Nation loses in new casino fight


I worry that the poor Schaghticokes think they're going to compete for a casino once the legislature's collusion with the Mashantuckets and Mohegans is exposed for the brainless piece of skulduggery it is.
Terry Rambler: San Carlos Apache Tribe won't destroy sacred site


A thorough survey was conducted by the San Carlos Apache Tribe to verify that construction of the new casino would not impact any Apache cultural resources.
Editorial: A 'shameful' delay on Seminole Tribe gaming compact


Once again, the powers that be in Tallahassee stand poised to punt on gambling legislation.
Gabe Galanda: NIGC isn't doing anything about per capita abuses


Between 2010 and 2015, the NIGC failed to take a single enforcement action for improper gaming per capita payments, even though several tribes during that time were rather obviously abusing per caps to kick members off tribal rolls.
Opinion: Don't believe anti-casino hype in Lytton Band land bill


If you’ve been listening to Rep. Jared Huffman recently, you’d think that his bill HR 2538 would protect the town of Windsor and Sonoma County.
Dale Miles: San Carlos Apache Tribe desecrates site with casino


Why are we Apaches making a casino where our people were murdered so terribly?
Editorial: Measure stops Lytton Band from pursuing new casinos


Given the uproar over the construction of the Graton casino in Rohnert Park, why would anyone oppose a congressional bill that prevents the construction of a casino on tribal land in northern Sonoma County?
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates opportunity with casino


The tribe is the economic engine of this region, and we must keep pursuing opportunities to grow that impact, create jobs and further economic development for our friends and family.
Don Vaccaro: Connecticut tribes need another casino to address competition


Since the Connecticut casinos opened more than two decades ago, they have contributed roughly $7 billion to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund, as well as billions to the state economy and countless direct and indirect jobs.
Peter Roff: Congress should close Tohono O'odham Nation casino


One tribe should not be allowed to hide behind the doctrine of 'sovereign immunity' to do an end run around everyone else.
Editorial: Legalize Internet gaming and fantasy sports in California


California lawmakers have been trying for years to create this sort of framework for online poker, only to be thwarted by internecine battles among the state's licensed gaming businesses.
Opinion: Connecticut puts too much focus on a new tribal casino


It's time our state government begins to get serious about making the structural changes necessary to attract and keep productive business and begins to look at instruments other than gambling for moving Connecticut forward.
Howard Stutz: Seminole Tribe pushes for Class III casino compact


On the surface, the new gambling compact between the Seminole Indian Tribe and Florida Gov. Rick Scott looks like a win-win for both sides.
Fred Grimm: Seminole Tribe casino compact far from a sure thing


I’d put my money on nothing. No deal this legislative session.
Editorial: Limit non-Indian gaming in Seminole Tribe's compact


Because the compact can't take effect without approval from lawmakers, they have an opportunity to make it better.
Randy Galloway: Kickapoo Tribe opposes historical horse racing machines


In a column a month ago, there was criticism from here directed at the Star-Telegram editorial board for its repeated stance on an issue that directly impacts the sport of horse racing in this state.
Editorial: Seminole Tribe's gaming compact is good for Florida


Give Gov. Rick Scott credit for finally hammering out a new gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Carol Evans: Spokane Tribe deserves off-reservation casino too


We face staggering social, health and environmental problems as historic sources of tribal revenue no longer exist, are in decline, and are near flatlining.
Robert Odawi Porter: Labor unions try to confiscate tribal wealth


The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which exempts tribal governments from application of the National Labor Relations Act, is a rare opportunity to both support tribal sovereignty and strengthen tribal economies.
Opinion: Don't break promise to Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe


It has been said in many variants that those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Bart Hinkle: States trying to protect their gaming monopolies


Efforts by Virginia’s Indian tribes to gain federal recognition have been long delayed over concerns that greater tribal sovereignty might lead to casinos.
John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor


President Obama: Indian gaming is governmental gaming, as Congress has declared.
Paula Terwilliger: Non-Indian casino undermines tribal success


I am frightened to think of what could happen to our community if Lago, the proposed Seneca County casino, is permitted to move forward.
Editorial: Reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino project


The Obama administration has tilted toward allowing tribes to create pockets of territory off their reservations, spurring casino development even as gambling revenues are leveling off.
David Collins: Shame on Eric Holder for opposing tribal casino


Shame on the former attorney general for using the prestige of his former government title to help some Vegas gambling moguls steal business from two Connecticut American Indian tribes.
Editorial: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe moves ahead with casino


The next step in the process will be the Department of the Interior officially designating the East Taunton property and another 170 acres of land in Mashpee as a sovereign tribal reservation.
Laurie Roberts: Tohono O'odham Nation plays voters on casino


From the handwriting on the wall department: a southern Arizona tribe has once again prevailed in the ongoing pitched battle to open a northwest Valley casino.
Editorial: Approve Little River Band off-reservation casino


Public opinion now appears heavily in favor of getting the casino built and operating.
Edward Manuel: Tohono O'odham Nation creates opportunity


If passed, H.R. 308 will not only renege on the United States' promises to the Tohono O'odham Nation, it will hand pink slips to the 1,800 men and women working on site.
Melanie Sloan: An expensive battle over a new tribal casino


Tribes are showering Washington politicians with campaign cash in an effort to beat down rival nations.

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