Carl Artman: Scotts Valley Band deserves a shot at casino (October 18, 2011)

"I recently read an editorial in the Contra Costa Times (California) regarding the fee-to-trust application of the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians. I am concerned about the editorial board’s characterization of the Scotts Valley Tribe’s history. That Tribe has...

Mayoral hopeful open to Tohono O'odham Nation casino plan (October 18, 2011)

Glendale, Arizona, mayoral candidate Walter Opaska is open to the Tohono O'odham Nation casino, unlike his rival, the incumbent Elaine Scruggs. Walter Opaska, an attorney and former software engineer, said the city should at least talk to the tribe. He...

Tribes in California preparing for legal Internet poker games (October 18, 2011)

Tribes in California are promoting three Internet poker sites in anticipation of legal Internet gambling. The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians was the first to the punch in June 2010, The Palm Springs Desert Sun reported. The Barona Band of...

Casino pays more to management firm than to First Nations (October 18, 2011)

A Native casino has paid more to a non-Native management company than to the seven First Nations that own it, CBC News reports. The South Beach Casino, which opened in 2005, has paid more than $43 million to Hemisphere Gaming....

Quapaw Tribe expands tri-state gaming facility into Missouri (October 18, 2011)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is undertaking another expansion of its casino. The Downstream Casino Resort is located in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The latest project brings an RV park, a 24-hour gas station, a convenience and a liquor store...

Mohegan Tribe 'closer than ever' to casino in Massachusetts (October 18, 2011)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is moving closer to a casino in Massachusetts, a top gaming executive said. The tribe wants to build a casino in Palmer, in the western part of the state. Lawmakers have approved a bill to...