Winnebago Tribe announces plans to build hotel at Iowa casino (July 1, 2010)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska announced plans to build a hotel at its casino. The tribe operates WinnaVegas, a Class III facility, on trust land in Iowa. Part of the project lies on land that isn't in trust so it...

Seminole council member in NIGC violation report resigns post (July 1, 2010)

David Cypress, a council member for the Seminole Tribe of Florida who was named in a recent National Indian Gaming Commission report, resigned his position to "take a rest," a spokesperson said Cypress, 58, was accused of violating the Indian...

Judge blocks Oklahoma courts from hearing tribal casino claims (July 1, 2010)

The Oklahoma state court system cannot hear or resolve claims at casinos owned by the Choctaw Nation, the Chickasaw Nation and the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, a federal judge ruled this week. In a series of cases, the Oklahoma courts asserted...

New York tribes haven't submitted off-reservation gaming bids (July 1, 2010)

In a June 18 memo, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told the Bureau of Indian Affairs to move forward with nine off-reservation gaming applications but none are for casinos in New York, according to The Middletown Times Herald-Record. Following the September...

Morongo Band spent $250K on lobbying for Internet poker plan (July 1, 2010)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians spent $250,000 to lobby state lawmakers on a proposal to legalize Internet poker, Capitol Weekly reports. Last year, the Morongo Band and non-Indian card clubs proposed an exclusive contract to run online games in...

Mississippi Choctaw election commission considers casino vote (July 1, 2010)

The election commission of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is considering a petition to hold a referendum on a proposed tribal casino. The commission met Monday and Tuesday to discuss the petition, The Neshoba Democrat reported "We hope to...

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