California bill seeks to restrict tribal gaming sites (April 3, 2008)

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that seeks to limit where a tribe can open an Indian gaming facility. SB1695 was introduced by Sen. Dean Florez, a Democrat. He is apparently targeting the casino sought by the North...

NLRB allows union vote at Mashantucket casino (April 3, 2008)

The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday authorized the International Union of Operating Engineers to hold a union election at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. NLRB Regional Director Peter Hoffman rejected the tribe's...

House committee rejects off-reservation casino bills (April 3, 2008)

The House Judiciary Committee voted down two off-reservation gaming bills at a markup on Wednesday. The vote against H.R. 2176, a bill for the Bay Mills Indian Community, was 29-0. The vote against H.R. 4115, a bill for the Sault...

Cowlitz Tribe criticizes city's lawsuit against NIGC (April 3, 2008)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington says a lawsuit against the National Indian Gaming Commission is “frivolous” and a waste of money, The Longview Daily News reported. The tribe wants to build a $510 million casino on 152 acres in...

Woman killed after abduction from Tunica-Biloxi casino (April 3, 2008)

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana is helping investigate the abduction and subsequent death of a woman who was visiting the Paragon Casino Resort. Janaver Distefano, 65, was last seen at the casino on Saturday morning. Authorities later found her body...