BIA finally puts Gun Lake casino site in trust (January 30, 2009)

After a lengthy court battle, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, finally has a place to call home. The tribe celebrated after the Bureau of Indian Affairs placed 147 acres into trust....

Rep. Baldwin asks Salazar to reconsider casino (January 30, 2009)

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) is asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to reconsider an off-reservation casino that was rejected in the final days of the Bush administration. Baldwin says the casino sought by the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...

Turtle Talk: Trouble ahead in Supreme Court case (January 30, 2009)

"The Cook v. Avi Casino Enterprises cert petition has a reasonable chance of being granted. There are a bunch of factors that support the petitioners, and a bunch that don’t. The case involves dram shop actions against tribal casinos. I’d...

Thousands seek Nottawaseppi Huron casino jobs (January 30, 2009)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians began accepting applications for 1,500 jobs at its new casino in Michigan last week and the response has been overwhelming. Over 15,000 people are seeking employment at the FireKeepers Casino, which...

Mohegan Tribe reports drop in gaming revenues (January 30, 2009)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut reported a 10 percent drop in gaming revenues for the quarter that ended in December 2008. Overall revenues at Mohegan Sun fell 10 percent, with slot machines seeing a 7 percent dip and table games...

Tohono O'odham Nation seeks off-reservation casino (January 30, 2009)

The Tohono O'odham Nation announced plans for an off-reservation casino near Phoenix, Arizona. The tribe plans a $550 million, 1.2 million square-foot casino on 134 acres in Glendale The facility would include a 600-room hotel, eight restaurants and dozens...