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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 --...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Poker Players Alliance pushing Congress to allow online gaming (07/30)
The Poker Players Alliance is hoping to convince Congress to legalize Internet poker games. The organization counts 1.2 million members. One of its lobbyists, former Congressman Jon Porter of Nevada, testified before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee last Thursday. "We...

Vote on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Class III compact delayed (07/25)
The Massachusetts Senate again failed to vote on a Class III gaming compact for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The latest delay wasn't explained but some lawmakers from the southeastern part of the state, where the casino would be located, have...

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