Gila River Indian Community to break ground on casino (October 3, 2007)

The Gila River Indian Community in Arizona is breaking ground on a new casino on Monday. The tribe is relocating and enlarging the Lone Butte Casino. The 120,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in late 2008. The tribe's initial casino...

Chuck Choney of NIGC to retire at end of year (October 3, 2007)

Cloyce "Chuck" Choney, the vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, will retire at the end of the year after five years of service. Choney, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, joined the NIGC in December 2002....

Seneca Nation unveils plans for Buffalo casino (October 3, 2007)

The Seneca Nation of New York is unveiling plans for its off-reservation casino in Buffalo. The tribe opened a temporary facility after receiving approval from the National Indian Gaming Commission. The $275 million permanent facility will include gaming space, a...

Editorial: Put the brakes on Seminole compact (October 3, 2007)

"As the Legislature begins its budget-cutting special session this week, a seven-page ruling by the Florida Supreme Court handed down Sept. 27 should put the breaks on any prospective "compact" between the governor and the Seminoles permitting the tribe...

Seminole Tribe offers to phase in slot machines (October 3, 2007)

The Seminole Tribe would phase in slot machines under the latest draft of a proposed Class III gaming compact with the state of Florida. The tribe would convert 75 percent of its Class II machines to slot machines within two...