Plans for First Nation casino fall through again (April 28, 2009)

Plans for a First Nations casino in Manitoba have fallen through again. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs failed to reach agreement with some landowners over a potential gaming site. The casino would have been located in Elton, west of Winnipeg....

NIGC compiling list of post-1934 recognized tribes (April 28, 2009)

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, the National Indian Gaming Commission is drawing up a list of tribes that gained federal recognition after 1934. The decision restricts the land-into-trust process to tribes that...

Isleta Pueblo lays off 200 employees at casino (April 28, 2009)

Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico is laying off 200 employees at its casino. The tribe said it is cutting jobs at the Isleta Resort and Casino in order to save $1 million. That's about 16 percent of the workforce. The...

Still no deal on Seminole Tribe's gaming compact (April 28, 2009)

The Florida Legislature adjourns on Friday but it doesn't look like lawmakers will reach a deal over Class III gaming for the Seminole Tribe. The House and the Senate passed dramatically different bills affecting the tribe's ability to operate slot...

Maine tribes press for expanded gaming rights (April 28, 2009)

The Maine Legislature is considering two bills to expand gaming options for the Passamaquoddy Tribe (Indian Township | Pleasant Point ) and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. LD 1739 allows the Passamaquoddy Tribe to offer up to 100 slot...

Column: Allow non-Indian gaming in Minnesota (April 28, 2009)

"State Sen. Dick Day, a Republican from Owatonna, couldn't even get a hearing this session from DFL leadership for his perennial bill that would open Canterbury Park and the Running Aces horse track to slot machines. The fact that...