Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waits patiently for casino (September 2, 2008)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is waiting patiently on its casino bid, a year after submitting a land-into-trust application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. At the time the application was filed in late August 2007, the tribe said...

Man killed outside First Nations casino in Alberta (September 2, 2008)

A 24-year-old man was killed outside the casino on the Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta on Saturday. Muhammed Ali Ibrahim was apparently involved in an altercation at the $178 million River Cree Resort and Casino. A 20-year-old woman was injured...

BIA extends comment period on compact regulation (September 2, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period on a proposed regulation to address review and approval of tribal-state gaming compacts. Comments are being accepted until September 22, according to a notice published in today's issue of the...

Lawmakers who fought casinos receive gaming dollars (September 2, 2008)

Two Democrats who led the fight against off-reservation casinos in Michigan have received more than $133,000 from gaming interests, The Detroit News reports. Rep. John Conyers Jr., the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, whose...

NIGC still looking into safety at Soboba casino (September 2, 2008)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is still looking into safety issues at the casino owned by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department and some citizens' groups want the Soboba Casino shut down due to...