Seminole Tribe 'optimistic' on gaming compact (August 3, 2009)

The Seminole Tribe is "very optimistic" it will reach a Class III gaming compact with the state of Florida, a spokesperson said. “They have been trying for 20 years now and this is farthest they’ve ever gone," spokesperson Gary Bitner...

Cherokee Nation casino joins 'Hard Rock' family (August 3, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma unveils Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa today. The tribe spent $155 million to revamp the existing Catoosa casino and brand it with the Hard Rock name. The facility features five restaurants, five nightclubs...

Neighbors oppose Soboba Band land-into-trust (August 3, 2009)

A large crowd is expected at the first public hearing on the land-into-trust application for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California. The tribe wants 535 acres placed in trust. If the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves, the tribe...

Agua Caliente casino makes a 'Show' of boxing (August 3, 2009)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians made a big push to promote a boxing event at its new casino theater. The tribe took out full-page ads and put up billboards to draw customers to The Show at Agua Caliente...

Editorial: Wampanoag casino odds grow longer (August 3, 2009)

"If we were gambling folks, we would wager that there won’t be a casino built in Middleboro any time soon — or ever. A series of setbacks has made it clear that Middleboro officials and the Wampanoag Indians who want...