Louisiana governor won't negotiate with Jena Band (April 6, 2007)

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco (D) reiterated her opposition to a gaming compact for the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians. The tribe has sought to negotiate an agreement with Blanco but she has repeatedly refused. She said she opposes the expansion...

County fire marshals can't inspect tribe's casino (April 6, 2007)

In an unpublished opinion, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a California county from conducting fire inspections at a tribal casino. The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians operates the River Rock Casino. The county claimed it had...

Two Kansas tribes support gaming expansion bill (April 6, 2007)

Two Kansas tribes are hoping to open one of the casinos that are being authorized under a new state law. The Sac and Fox Tribe and the Kickapoo Tribe bought 80 acres in Wyandotte County. They hope to bid for...

Mooretown Rancheria debuts hotel at casino (April 6, 2007)

The Concow-Maidu of Mooretown Rancheria opened a 64-unit hotel at the Feather Falls Casino last weekend. The Lodge features a natural, Native-inspired look. "They wanted to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere, with natural materials and warm colors," the director...

Tule River Tribe shares more than expected (April 6, 2007)

The Tule River Tribe of California shared more gaming revenues with the county than expected, providing a windfall for Tulare County. The Tulare County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee awarded $535,000 in grants this year. That was about $150,000...

Opinion: Gaming benefits St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (April 6, 2007)

"I am writing in response to a column published in the Times Herald-Record on March 25, written by Doug George, "Not all Mohawks agree with tax concession for casino." I am a senior citizen and a longtime resident of Akwesasne....