Shingle Springs Band signs $190M deal with county (September 29, 2006)

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians signed a $190 million agreement with El Dorado County, California, that clears the way for the tribe's casino. The tribe agreed to pay the county $190 million over 20 years. In return,...

Blackfeet Nation brings a bit of Vegas to Montana (September 29, 2006)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is making a big splash with the opening of its new casino today. Ten Elvis impersonators will drop from the sky at 5pm. Along with feathered showgirls and dealers in tuxes, the tribe is...

NIGC notice extends comment period on Class II rules (September 29, 2006)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has extended the comment period on the proposed Class II definitions and game classification standards. The new deadline is November 15, according to a notice published in today's Federal Register. The regulations seek to draw...

Prairie Band to proceed with gaming site in Illinois (September 29, 2006)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas says a recent letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs affirms the tribe's rights to land in Illinois. The tribe recently purchased a 128-acre farm on ancestral 1,200-acre reservation in Illinois. Plans call...

Seminole Tribe in court to break 'illegal' gaming deal (September 29, 2006)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is in federal court, seeking to break an "illegal" deal with the developer of its successful casinos. The tribe opened two Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos, one in Hollywood and the other in Tampa....