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Filed Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Navajo Nation Council supports bill to block rival casino in Arizona (06/12)
Tribal lawmakers believe the West Valley Resort under construction near Phoenix poses a risk to the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino outside of Flagstaff.

Filed Under: Opinion
Kurt Luger: It's time to put an end to the Indian wars in America (05/29)
After 200 years of genocide by the United States, enough is enough!

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation chooses new leader amid casino conflict (05/28)
Ed Manuel, a former chairman, ousted Ned Norris Jr., who pushed hard for the controversial casino during his two terms in office.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Today's Indian wars are being fought over new casinos (05/21)
America still fights Indian wars, but today these battles center not around settlers pushing their homesteads onto tribal lands but around gambling.

Filed Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Sen. McCain denies being influenced by tribal casino lobbyists (05/15)
Rival tribes are spending millions of dollars in hopes of stopping the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening a new casino in the Phoenix area.

Filed Under: Legislation | Opinion
Opinion: Sen. McCain changes tune on tribal casino in Arizona (05/13)
From 2004 to 2006, Washington was transfixed by the revelations that several Indian tribes had paid exorbitant fees to then-uber lobbyist Jack Abramoff to stop other tribes from opening casinos.

Filed Under: Legislation | Opinion
Opinion: Tribal war rages in Washington with anti-casino efforts (05/05)
The Indian Wars still rage in Washington, fueled by the largest lobbying contracts the city has to offer.

Filed Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Rivals outspend Tohono O'odham Nation in urban casino battle (05/04)
The Gila River Indian Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are spending millions of dollars on lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Salt River Tribe concerned about Tohono O'odham Nation casino (10/22)
Salt River President Diane Enos said there are only so many customers to go around.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Rivals funded DC trips to oppose Tohono O'odham Nation casino (09/30)
The Gila River Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community picked up the tab for local officials.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Another tribe joins fight against North Fork Rancheria compact (09/23)
The United Auburn Indian Community donated $100,000 to help defeat the North Fork Rancheria's off-reservation casino.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Rival tribe spends big in fight over Tohono O'odham Nation casino (08/25)
The Gila River Indian Community is spending big in Washington, D.C., in its fight against the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino.

Filed Under: Opinion
Aaron Payment: Story missed the boat on Soo Tribe gaming bid (08/18)
Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, offers tribal perspective on off-reservation gaming plans.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
Tribes outspent in lobbying race over casinos in Massachusetts (07/15)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe spent $1.65 million but non-Indian interests spent far more.

Filed Under: Legislation
Blog: Don't place any bets on Internet gaming bills in Congress (05/13)
Tribes are all over the place on Internet gaming, OpenSecrets reports.

Filed Under: California | Opinion
Column: Billionaire gaming mogul tries to stop online wagering (05/05)
Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has vowed to spend whatever it takes to stop Internet gaming.

Filed Under: Legislation | Regulation
Center: Billions at stake in costly debate over Internet gambling (04/15)
The Center for Public Integrity reports on the high-stakes battle over Internet gambling.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Contracts to fight Tohono O'odham Nation casino cost millions (04/08)
The city of Glendale, Arizona, spent millions of dollars to fight the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino and most of the contracts were approved without city council approval or open debate.

Filed Under: Legislation
Casino mogul plans to spend millions to battle Internet gaming (03/26)
Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has vowed to spend 'whatever it takes' to impose a ban on Internet gaming.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Regulation
Non-Indian firms play both sides in commercial gaming industry (02/21)
As more and more states expand gambling options, they are relying on consulting firms to help them write regulations and review casino applicants.

Filed Under: California | Opinion
Opinion: Tribes spreading fear about non-Indian card clubs (06/13)
Owners of a non-Indian card club says gaming tribes in northern California are misleading voters: Every day, giant exhaust-spewing buses roll into San Jose neighborhoods, pick up San Jose residents -- most of them elderly and on fixed incomes --...

Filed Under: California | Compacts
Vote delayed on gaming compact for North Fork Rancheria (05/22)
A final vote on a Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California has been put off until next week, The Sacramento Bee reports. The state Senate was due to vote on the compact...

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
North Fork Rancheria's off-reservation compact due for vote (05/21)
A Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California could get a final vote on Friday, The Sacramento Bee reports. The compact has been controversial, with opposition coming from tribes with existing gaming facilities....

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe tops list of casino lobbying in 2012 (02/21)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts ramped up its lobbying expenditures in 2012 even as the rest of the gaming industry spent less, the Associated Press reports. The tribe spent more than double the $277,000 from 2011, the AP reported....

Filed Under: California | Opinion
Editorial: Lessons learned from tribes and the casino industry (02/01)
"Indian tribes are an important part of the Coachella Valley. They are part of our history and a key ingredient in the success of our tourism industry. An iSun investigation published in The Desert Sun this week tells the story...

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
More than $3.8M spent on Tohono O'odham casino lobbying (01/29)
More than $2.6 million was spent on lobbying for and against the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino, according to The Arizona Republic. Most of the spending was by the Gila River Indian Community. The tribe opposes the casino and spent...

Filed Under: California
Tribes in California spent $4.8M on Internet poker lobbying (01/28)
The five largest gaming tribes in California spent $4.8 million in the last two years, mostly on Internet poker legislation, The Palm Springs Desert Sun reports. Tribes were on both sides of the issue. Some were part of a consortium...

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe spends big for gaming lobbyists (01/22)
Gaming interests spent $1.1 million on lobbyists last year, The Boston Herald reports, with Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe accounting for the largest share. The tribe spent more than $500,000 on several lobbyist, the paper said. One was former Rep. William Delahunt,...

Filed Under: Legislation
Sen. Reid tried to move bill to help Texas tribes with gaming (01/15)
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, tried to move a bill that would help tribes in Texas open gaming facilities. Reid tried to "hotline" the bill on December 18, 2012, Politico reports. Republicans objected and the measure never...

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
City hires lobbyist for Los Coyotes Band off-reservation casino (09/25)
The city of Barstow, California, has a hired a lobbyist to help gain approval of an off-reservation casino for the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians. The lobbyist, Joe A. Gonsalves & Son, will work at the state...

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