California churches to urge boycott of casinos (August 8, 2008)

Catholic churches and charities say they are ready to boycott tribal casinos over a gaming dispute. The churches and charities want to be able to offer a new form of paper bingo. Tribes say the game would turn nonprofit operations...

Editorial: White Earth Band and casino property tax (August 8, 2008)

"The White Earth Band of Chippewa and Mahnomen County, which lies entirely within its borders, haven’t been acting very neighborly lately. Not only has the tribe quit paying property taxes on its Shooting Star Casino and Event Center in the...

Judge won't force BIA to act on Fort Sill Apache site (August 8, 2008)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma will complete an environmental assessment for its proposed casino site in New Mexico after losing a round in court. The tribe asked a federal judge to force the Bureau of Indian Affairs to...

Massachusetts study backs Wampanoag compact (August 8, 2008)

A study commissioned by Gov. Deval Patrick (D) backs a gaming compact for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Patrick has proposed to legalize commercial gaming in the state. That would make it available to the tribe, whose land-into-trust application is pending...

Eastern Cherokees set vote on alcohol at casino (August 8, 2008)

Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will get to vote on alcohol sales at the tribe's casino. Alcohol sales at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino could increase revenue. But some say liquor will lead to addiction and other social ills....

NIGC visits Soboba casino amid violence fears (August 8, 2008)

The National Indian Gaming Commission inspected the casino owned by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians in California on Thursday. The visit was described as routine though it comes amid fears of violence on the reservation. Three tribal members were...

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