Auburn Community continues casino expansion (May 14, 2009)

The United Auburn Indian Community of California expects to complete work on a casino expansion project in mid-2010. The tribe started work on the Thunder Valley Casino last year but stopped construction due to the downturn in the economy....

Dave Palermo: Recession hits tribal casino industry (May 14, 2009)

"The recession has had a widely diverse impact on the 360 historically impoverished American Indian tribes in the lower 48 states. If anything, it has created an even larger gap between Native America’s haves and have-nots. Sixty or 70 tribes...

Mechoopda Tribe disputes criticism of casino (May 14, 2009)

The Mechoopda Tribe of California said officials in Butte County, California, are wrong about a proposed casino. The tribe is seeking to acquire 645 acres in trust. But only 100 acres will be developed, and of that, the casino will...

Seneca Nation approves off-reservation casino deal (May 14, 2009)

The Seneca Nation approved an agreement to pay local communities for an off-reservation casino in the Catskills region of New York. The tribe agreed to pay between $15 million and $20 million a year for six years to Sullivan County...

Turtle Talk: Early analysis of Internet gaming bill (May 14, 2009)

"H.R. 2267 has some very interesting tidbits in it. Section 5486(C) states: No decision by a State under this subsection shall be considered in making any determination with regard to the ability of an Indian tribe to offer any class...