BIA list of casino land-into-trust applications approved since 1988 (June 29, 2010)

Following a memo from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar regarding off-reservation gaming, the Bureau of Indian Affairs provided a list of gaming land acquisitions approved since the enactment of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act on October 17, 1988. The first five...

Pinoleville Pomo Nation releases impact report for casino plan (June 29, 2010)

The Pinoleville Pomo Nation of California released a draft tribal environmental impact report for its proposed casino. The tribe plans a 90,000-square-foot casino, a 72,100-square-foot hotel and a five-level parking garage. The facility will be located on the reservation. The...

Sault tribal members protest transfer of Detroit casino license (June 29, 2010)

The Michigan Gaming Control Board approved the transfer of the Greektown Casino Hotel in Detroit to a new group of owners over protests from members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Tribal members were upset because...

United Auburn Indian Community debuts new hotel for casino (June 29, 2010)

The United Auburn Indian Community of California debuted a new hotel, spa, pool and amphitheater at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort on Monday. The project completed a major expansion of the casino. The tribe hired 700 new employees for the...

Miccosukee Tribe under scrutiny for $61K per capita payments (June 29, 2010)

The Internal Revenue Service is investigating whether members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida paid federal taxes on their per capita payments, The Miami Herald reports. The tribe distributes gaming revenues to its 650 members four times a year. According...

Judge plans a trial in Flandreau Santee Sioux compact lawsuit (June 29, 2010)

It looks like the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the state of South Dakota will head to trial in a gaming compact lawsuit. The tribe wants to renegotiate its Class III compact to authorize more slot machines. The existing agreements...