Shinnecock Nation expects 'long' wait on casino (July 1, 2009)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York is moving closer to federal recognition but observers say it could be years before the tribe opens a casino. If the tribe gains recognition, it will need to have land placed in trust before...

Lawmaker won't pursue casino for Burt Lake Band (July 1, 2009)

A lawmaker in Michigan said it is "fruitless" to pursue a casino for the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. State Rep. Matt Lori (R) said state laws must be changed before the non-recognized tribe casino can open...

Kevin Abourezk: NIGC urged Omaha casino closure (July 1, 2009)

"The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska closed a casino it operates near Onawa, Iowa, Tuesday, laying off about 185 employees. Jim Hunt, general manager of CasinOmaha, said the tribal council decided to close the casino after the National Indian Gaming...

Column: Mashantucket casino road to nowhere (July 1, 2009)

"When the Mohegan Indians first started building their casino in the late 1990s, G. Michael Brown, the tough New Jersey lawyer who helped mastermind the development of Foxwoods for the Mashantucket Pequots, scoffed at plans for a major new road...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe pays town for casino (July 1, 2009)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe made good on its casino deal with the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts. The tribe made a $250,000 installment as part of a 2007 agreement with the town. So far, the tribe has paid $1 million for...

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