Minnesota candidate wants to partner with tribe on a casino (June 17, 2010)

Rob Hahn, the Independence Party candidate for governor of Minnesota, wants to partner with a tribe to develop a riverboat casino. Hahn believes the project will create 3,000 jobs and generate $400 million a year for the state. "When the...

Unions seek investigation into rejection of Menominee casino (June 17, 2010)

Two labor unions are calling on the federal government to investigate why the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was rejected. The Bureau of Indian Affairs rejected the tribe's land-into-trust application in the final days of the Bush administration....

Gun Lake Tribe negotiates big loan to complete casino work (June 17, 2010)

The Match-E-Be-Nash- She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is negotiating a $160 million loan to complete work on its casino, The Detroit News reports. The tribe has already spent $76.1 million on...

Creek Nation land-into-trust bill doesn't include gaming ban (June 17, 2010)

The House Natural Resources Committee approved H.R.1554, the Fountainhead Property Land Transfer Act, on Wednesday after a discussion about gaming on newly acquired lands. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act bars gaming on lands acquired after 1988. However, it contains an...

New investors dispute Sault Tribe's interest in Detroit casino (June 17, 2010)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians never owned part of the land where the Greektown Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan, is located, according to the new investors of the property. The tribe was a majority owner of the...