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Author: Dave Palermo

Dave Palermo is an award-winning metropolitan newspaper reporter. He has written about American Indian governments for more than 20 years, working as an advocate for several tribes and tribal associations. He also has co-authored books on gambling and gambling law.

National Tribal Gaming Group: ‘We Need To Find Out If Indian Country Is Ready To Move Ahead’ On Sports Betting

American Indian casino tribes remain sharply divided on legalized sports betting as a work group organized by the industry’s trade…

Sports Betting Progress In California Faces Possible Roadblock Over Card Room Games

A nearly six-year-old dispute over the legality of games being offered in California card rooms may jeopardize pending legislation to…

Why Sports Betting May Not Make Business Sense For Many Tribal Casinos  

The diversity of the nation’s American Indian casino markets, regulatory issues and low profit margins would likely limit sports betting…

Tribal Gaming Lobby Forms Group To Examine Future Of Sports Betting, Embraces AGA Partnership

The trade group and lobby for tribal government casinos has begun forming a work group to explore how the $31.2…

Tribal And Commercial Casino Alliance On Sports Betting Gains Momentum After Slow Start

After a rocky start, a lobby alliance teaming the American Indian and commercial casino industries on the potential repeal of…

Tribal Position On Sports Betting Will Come Into Focus At Phoenix Conference

The impact of sports betting on the nation’s 255 American Indian tribes operating casinos will become clearer when indigenous leaders…

Casino Group Trying To Make Tribes Happy In Sports Betting Legalization Push

A website advocating repeal of a national prohibition on sports betting has been heavily edited to downplay the commercial gambling…

Tribes Pleased With Congressional Sports Betting Bill Draft, But Philosophical Split Remains

Draft federal legislation to repeal a national sports betting prohibition and regulate the activity goes a long way toward resolving…

Implementation Of Sports Betting Would Be ‘Tricky’ In Indian Country, If Federal Ban Lifted

States with tribal gaming face a number of issues in trying to legalize sports betting, should the federal ban be…

Tribes Split On Whether To Embrace Sports Betting: No ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Answer

Many of the largest gaming tribes appear to be for expansion of sports betting, while smaller tribes are wary of…