U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell has shot down the State of Arizona's contention that the state's gaming compact bans new casinos in the Phoenix area.The ruling delivers the Tohono O'odham Nation yet another legal victory in their four-year battle to build a resort-style casino in the West V ... More >>
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks introduced -- again -- legislation on Tuesday that, if signed into law, effectively would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino in the West Valley. There are a few bits about H.R. 1410, this latest bill, that are worth pointing out. See also: Tre ... More >>
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is expected to introduce another bill aimed at blocking the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a West Valley casino. Congressional insiders say it may happen this week. See also: Tohono O'odham Nation Continues Defending Plans for West Valley Casino See also: W ... More >>
A U.S. District Court judge has scheduled a hearing on April 9 in an ongoing legal battle to block the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino in the West Valley. Despite several back-to-back legal victories for the Nation, its opponents are not backing down. "Throughout this process, the Nat ... More >>
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A Maricopa County jury convicted Harold "Bud" Lee Jr. of three felony counts related to gambling on Friday, including conspiracy and illegal control of an enterprise. The 68-year-old Lee, who once served as a Phoenix Justice of the Peace, was allowed to remain free fro ... More >>
Abductees and wannabes gather on the rez to gamble and grumble
Can it still be called a recession if Arizonans are dropping wads of cash into tribal casinos? The state's still chock-full of empty storefronts and foreclosed homes, but state officials report the first increase in tribal gaming revenue since 2007. After 10 consecutive quarters of negativ ... More >>
We wrote a cover story back in April 2009 about the crusade of one Harold "Bud" Lee, a onetime Phoenix-area Justice of the Peace and an outspoken advocate of off-Indian reservation poker rooms. "The foggy idea that adults playing poker for money in a card room is so d ... More >>
Arizona State Representative Kyrsten Sinema is in Washington, D.C. today to attend a ceremony for the signing of a hate crimes bill that would add crimes committed against people because of sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity. Sinema has sponsored similar legislation in Arizona...Temp ... More >>
A Nevada company that provides cash and credit advances to casinos has been barred from doing business in Arizona because it "defrauded banks" and misleads regulators. Global Cash Access has about 20 Arizona Indian casinos as clients, providing 5 percent of its total revenues. But, says the Las V ... More >>
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At 2 a.m. at an Indian casino, one can get broke and cynical
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When wealthy casino tribes sought to derail a would-be competitor, campaign donations were the currency of the day
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YES, OUR CASINOS HAVE ATMOSPHERE. THEN AGAIN, SO DOES NEPTUNE.