Ray Halbritter: The real story about Indian gaming in New York (September 14, 2011)

"State legislative field hearings were held last week examining whether or not the State will begin the historic process of seeking to amend the New York State Constitution to allow commercialized gambling throughout the State. Supporters of bringing the gambling...

Big expenses on Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority board (September 14, 2011)

Members of the board of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority are paid well, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix reports. In July alone, board members claimed more than $78,000 in expenses. One leader -- Muskowekwan First Nation Chief Reginald Bellerose -- asked for...

Cowlitz Tribe negotiating gaming agreement with former rival (September 14, 2011)

The Cowlitz Tribe is in negotiations with the city council in La Center, Washington, to address gaming issues. Negotiations began earlier this year after the city council dropped its longstanding opposition to the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. Talks have progressed...

Tribes gear up for debate on casino measure in Massachusetts (September 14, 2011)

The Massachusetts House is due to start debate today on H.3702, a bill to legalize full-scale gaming. The bill authorizes casinos in three regions. The casino in Region C -- the southeastern part of the state -- is reserved for...

Menominee Nation reviews off-reservation gaming agreement (September 14, 2011)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is going over an off-reservation gaming agreement in light of a recent decision from the Obama administration. The tribe signed an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Kenosha and Kenosha County. It addresses taxation, municipal...

Rep. Franks to introduce bill to outlaw Tohono O'odham casino (September 14, 2011)

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) will introduce a bill tomorrow to block the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from opening an off-reservation casino. Franks says the tribe is misusing a land claim settlement act to open the West Valley Resort. His...

Viejas Band celebrates 20th birthday of casino with free lunch (September 14, 2011)

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians in California celebrated the 20th anniversary of its casino on Tuesday. The Viejas Casino opened on September 13, 1991. The tribe served lunch to about 5,000 as a way of saying thank you to...