Mississippi Choctaws say new $18M casino showing a profit (May 23, 2011)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians say the new Bok Homa Casino is already turning a profit. The tribe spent $18 million on the casino, which opened last December. Miko Beasley Deason, the tribe's chief, said the facility has already...

Rincon Band compact case still pending at Supreme Court (May 23, 2011)

The state of California is still waiting to hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court will hear its appeal of a compact case involving the Rincon Band of Mission Indians. The tribe sued when former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) demanded a...

Editorial: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe should go beyond gaming (May 23, 2011)

"The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe recently issued a report showing that gaming on the reservation contributed $30 million toward community programs and services over the past two years. That is certainly substantial, but what does it say about the community's...

Arizona tribes not required to disclose how revenues spent (May 23, 2011)

Tribes in Arizona share a portion of their gaming revenues with local communities but they aren't required to disclose how the money is spent. Under the Class III gaming compact, a tribe pays 1 percent for its first $25 million;...

NIGC yet to issue ruling on United Keetoowah Band casino (May 23, 2011)

A federal judge ordered the National Indian Gaming Commission to rule on the legality of casino being operated by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma. That was five years ago. The NIGC doesn't appear to have issued...

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