NIGC Vacancy -- Apply Now! (February 14, 2008)

National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen just said applications are still being accepted for the third position on the commission due to the retirement of Chuck Choney, a member of the Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma. But there are...

California tribes open annual gaming conference (February 14, 2008)

The 13th annual Western Indian Gaming Conference> kicked off in Palm Springs, California, on Wednesday. Richard Milanovich, the chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, welcomed tribal leaders to the Palm Springs Convention Center. He said tribes...

Major lobbying effort on off-reservation casinos (February 14, 2008)

The House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday approved legislation for two off-reservation casinos in Michigan. H.R. 2176 and H.R. 4115 settle land claims for the Bay Mills Indian Community and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The...

Editorial: No to off-reservation casinos in Michigan (February 14, 2008)

"Among John Engler's last acts as governor of Michigan -- on Dec. 30, 2002, to be precise -- was approving a land claim settlement with two Upper Peninsula Indian tribes that gave them rights to property for two separate casinos...

House panel sets hearing on Class II regulations (February 14, 2008)

The House Natural Resources Committee is holding a field hearing in Oklahoma to discuss pending gaming regulations. The National Indian Gaming Commission is proposing rules to clarify the difference between Class II games like bingo and Class III games like...

Santa Ysabel Band late with gaming payments (February 14, 2008)

The San Ysabel Band of Diegueño Indians has fallen behind in its gaming payments to San Diego County, California. The tribe's 2003 compact requires payments to the county for the impacts of its Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino. But a...

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