Soo Tribe Chair: Support off-reservation casino bills (June 25, 2008)

"With Michigan's unemployment rate continuing to lead the nation, we are disappointed that a congressman from Detroit opposes legislation that would create more than 6,000 good union jobs for his city, county and state. Even more disappointing, Rep. John Conyers...

House vote set on Michigan off-reservation gaming bills (June 25, 2008)

The House is set to vote today on two controversial off-reservation gaming bills. 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, respectively. The bills allow the tribe...

NIGC audits Cheyenne-Arapaho gaming revenues (June 25, 2008)

The National Indian Gaming Commission recently concluded an audit of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. The NIGC said $8.8 million in gaming revenues was diverted to a bank account controlled by the tribe's treasurer, who is now a...

Column: Wyandotte Nation's plans for Kansas City (June 25, 2008)

"Imagine nearly six square blocks of downtown Kansas City, Kan., as a sprawling casino and entertainment district. The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma does. Documents obtained by The Kansas City Star from the Bureau of Indian Affairs regional office in...

Column: Seminole Tribe holds the cards in Florida (June 25, 2008)

"Here was the scene at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino at 11:45 a.m. Monday: Hundreds of gamblers streamed in to play blackjack, slot machines and baccarat. Players crowded around tables with newly lowered minimums of $10-a-hand. Nearly every seat...

Grand Traverse Band touts new casino as 'green' (June 25, 2008)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians opened a new casino on Tuesday that the tribe is touting as environmentally friendly. The tribe built the $116 million Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel based on LEED (Leadership in...

Isleta Pueblo prepares to open $100M casino resort (June 25, 2008)

Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico is getting ready to open a $100 million casino. The Isleta Casino and Resort will open July 1. The facility is the fourth in the Albuquerque area, where two-thirds of the gaming revenue in the...