Archive - Nov 2006
According to this editorial in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, tribes' gaming success breeds greed -- but not the kind many folks think.
The National Law Journal reports on November 17th that Dorsey and Whitney, a Minnesota-based "brand name" law firm, is facing paying millions for legal malpractice in connection with its involvement in the Akwesasne Mohawk casino in upstate New York.
For the past three years, the National Indian Gaming Commission has been seeking to implement new rules that would create a “bright line” between Class II or electronic bingo machines and Class III slot machines. Of concern to the NIGC as well as prominent members of Congress, such as Senator John McCain, is fact that game makers have used technological innovation to blur the line between such games.
Although Indian gaming dominates the headlines – when it comes to headlines about American Indian tribes, that is – the fact is that tribes and tribal members care about many other issues, too. The outcome of the 2006 midterm election, as well as certain key races, has a tremendous potential impact in Indian Country.
The Jack Abramoff scandal, as we predicted, has legs. In San Jose, mayoral candidates are trading barbs related to political donations related to gambling money.