Gaming firm that owes Elk Valley Rancheria declares bankruptcy (December 3, 2010)

The Elk Valley Rancheria of California is trying to collect at least $480,000 from a gaming firm that just declared bankruptcy. The tribe loaned the money to Ellis Las Vegas Inc. in 2008. Owner R. Shawn Ellis never repaid the...

Shinnecock Nation to negotiate gaming pact with new governor (December 3, 2010)

The Shinnecock Nation plans to negotiate a Class III gaming compact after incoming New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) takes office. Once the compact is finalized, the tribe will narrow down the location or locations for its gaming operation. A...

Column: Sen. Feinstein wants to halt expansion of tribal gaming (December 3, 2010)

"Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has proposed changes in federal law that would make it harder for Indian tribes without land to open casinos. The changes proposed by Feinstein, California’s senior senator, would make it tougher for tribes to take new...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe cites favorable conditions for new casino (December 3, 2010)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is taking advantage of low interest rates and low construction costs for its new casino. The tribe hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the $85 million project on Tuesday. Chief Glenda Wallace said now is...

Opinion: Deal for Catskills off-reservation casino going nowhere (December 3, 2010)

"Gov. David Paterson recently revealed a land claim "settlement" with the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians. And yes, this is the same governor who thought that the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) had won a lawsuit against the state...