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Shinnecock Nation looks elsewhere for casino site (12/18)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York won't be pursuing a casino on or near its state-recognized reservation, a tribal leader said. The 800-acre reservation is located at the far eastern end of Long Island. It's...

Former Congressman pushes 'tribal' casino in Ohio (12/18)

Former Congressman James A. Traficant Jr. (D), who just got out of federal prison after serving seven years on bribery and racketeering charges, is backing a "tribal" casino somewhere in Ohio. Traficant started a new...

Extension to Menominee casino deal gains support (12/17)

Leaders in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, are moving to renew an off-reservation casino deal with the Menominee Nation. The tribe wants to convert the Dairyland Greyhound Park into a $1 billion casino. The Bush...

Opinion: Debating off-reservation gaming projects (12/14)

The San Diego Union Tribune publishes opposing views on off-reservation gaming. Attorney Joe Findaro says landless and poor tribes should be given a chance to succeed in Indian gaming. He cites two cases in California...

Menominee Nation asks for extension to casino deal (12/09)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is seeking a 15-month extension to its off-reservation casino deal. The agreement with the city council in Kenosha and the board in Kenosha County expires at the end of this...

Letter: Manzanita Band goes reservation shopping (12/04)

"The Manzanita Band of Mission Indians is currently engaged in “reservation shopping” to develop a casino 50 miles from its historic reservation in rural San Diego County. Their preferred new urban location is in the...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe expects cash for casino (12/03)

A Malaysian company will finance a $1 billion casino for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts with cash, Chairman Cedric Cromwell said. The tribe considered several partners but chose Kien Huat Realty, a subsidiary of...

Supreme Court asked to hear Nooksack casino case (12/03)

An anti-gaming group is taking its case against the casino owned by the Nooksack Tribe of Washington to the U.S. Supreme Court. The North County Community Alliance says the Nooksack Northwood Casino is not...

Menominee Nation eyes off-reservation deal extension (12/02)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is asking the city council in Kenosha and the board in Kenosha County for an extension on its off-reservation casino deal. The tribe wants to convert the Dairyland Greyhound Park...

Mashantucket Tribe getting out of Philadelphia casino (12/02)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is apparently dropping out of a casino project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The tribe has been a partner in Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia but the project has been stalled for...

Wyandotte Nation still waits on off-reservation casino (12/02)

The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma has been waiting for action on a proposed off-reservation casino for 13 years. The tribe owns land near Park City, Kansas. An application to use the site for gaming purposes...

Prior investors own Mashpee Wampanoag gaming site (12/02)

The site where the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts wants to build a casino is apparently owned by gaming moguls Len Wolman and Sol Kerzner, The New London Day reports. The tribe filed a land-into-trust...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets loan from gaming firm (12/01)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has accepted a $1.5 million loan from its new gaming partner but Chairman Cedric Cromwell said the money won't have be repaid if a casino never becomes reality. The...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to hold another vote on casino (12/01)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York will hold another referendum on a proposed off-reservation casino. The tribe said a November 21 vote in which tribal members rejected the casino was "null and void"...

Letter: Off-reservation casino vote made no sense (11/30)

"I was very disappointed in the way the referendum was handled and dismayed at the negative results. The pursuit of a Catskill casino has been taking place for the past 14 years. Two questions come...

Seneca Nation still pushing off-reservation casino (11/30)

The Seneca Nation is still committed to an off-reservation casino in the Catskills region of New York, President Barry E. Snyder said. The tribe is working with Rotate Black Gaming Inc. of Michigan. They plan...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe finds gaming partner (11/30)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has found a new gaming partner and is severing ties with prior investors. The tribe will be working with Arkana Limited, an affiliate of Kien Huat. The Malaysian-based company...

Opponents of Guidiville Band casino eye Congress (11/30)

Opponents of the casino being proposed by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians are resting their hopes in members of Congress now that supervisors in Contra Costa County voted to support the project. Sen....

AP predicts rise in off-reservation gaming projects (11/25)

The Associated Press says off-reservation gaming proposals might "accelerate" under the Obama administration although only one tribe has submitted a new application in recent months. The Bush administration rejected nearly a dozen projects in January...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe split on off-reservation bid (11/23)

Members of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York are split on plans to pursue an off-reservation casino. The tribe held a referendum on Sunday to ask members about the proposed Catskills casino. The...

Opponents of Soboba casino indicted for corruption (11/23)

Four city council members in San Jacinto, California, have been indicted as part of a sweeping 155-count indictment into government corruption, tax fraud, bribery and perjury. The four have consistently opposed plans by the Soboba...

Two tribes await action on long-delayed casinos (11/20)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon hope the Obama administration will advance their casino projects. The Cowlitz Tribe has a final environmental impact statement in its...

Cowlitz Tribe casino developer injured in accident (11/18)

David Barnett, a member of the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington who is helping his tribe develop a gaming facility, was in serious condition after being injured in a car accident on Monday, The Columbian reports....

Pinoleville Band moves ahead with casino project (11/16)

The Pinoleville Band of Pomo Indians of California is moving forward with a casino project. The tribe plans to build a casino on 8.8. acres north of Ukiah. Groundbreaking is expected in the late spring...

Mayor wants Menominee off-reservation casino (11/12)

The mayor in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says an off-reservation casino will bring jobs and revenue into the community. Mayor Keith Bosman hopes the Menominee Nation wins federal and state approval to convert Dairyland Greyhound Park...

Wisconsin tribes wait on off-reservation casino (11/11)

Three tribes are vying for an off-reservation casino at the same location in Beloit, Wisconsin. The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians have been trying to build...

County votes to support Guidiville Band casino (11/11)

Supervisors in Contra Costa County, California, reversed course and approved a casino agreement with the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. The county initially opposed the tribe's land-into-trust application. But with the project moving forward, supervisors...

Papers filed for Iowa casino near South Dakota (11/10)

AnKehl Management filed an application for a $100 million casino near Larchwood, Iowa, close to the South Dakota state line. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is worried about the impact of...

New city leaders open to talks for Cowlitz casino (11/09)

Newly elected members of the city council in La Center, Washington, want to discuss gaming with the Cowlitz Tribe. In the past, the city council opposed the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino. But with...

Paskenta chair asks Obama about gaming policy (11/09)

Leslie Lohse, the chairwoman of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians of California, asked President Barack Obama about off-reservation gaming at the White House Tribal Nations Conference last week. Lohse said the Interior Department needs...

Column: No simple bet on Guidiville Band casino (11/09)

"The people who addressed the Contra Costa County supervisors Tuesday came armed with hard-edge opinions on building an Indian casino-resort on the Richmond waterfront. One unemployed man said the Point Molate project proposed by the...

Big Sandy Band withdraws plans for slot machines (11/06)

The Big Sandy Band of Western Mono Indians has dropped plans to add more slot machines to its casino in northern California. The tribe was awarded 1,650 licenses -- the most of any tribe...

Court cancels hearing over off-reservation casino (11/06)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has canceled oral arguments in an off-reservation casino case. The court was due to hear St. Croix Chippewa v. Salazar on November 13. But the case will instead be...

Kaw Nation sees support for casino at travel plaza (11/06)

The Kaw Nation of Oklahoma says the Bureau of Indian Affairs is about to approve a new casino in Kay County, Oklahoma. The tribe plans to add a gaming facility to its Kanza Travel...

North Fork Rancheria lobbies for action on casino (11/05)

Elaine Bethel Fink, the chair of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California, is hoping the Obama administration will make a decision on its off-reservation casino. The tribe wants to build a casino...

County spent $1M fighting Guidiville Band casino (11/04)

After spending $1 million fighting the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians, supervisors in Contra Costa County, California, are now planning to back the tribe's casino. The tribe wants to share $12 million a year with...

Editorial: A county 'sell-out' for Guidiville casino (11/03)

"We are appalled by Contra Costa County officials' move to ram through today with little public review a horrible sell out deal that would ease the path to Nevada-style gambling on the shores of San...

Sen. Schumer awaits off-reservation casino shift (11/03)

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) says the Obama administration is "tantalizingly close" to announcing its position on off-reservation gaming. Schumer supports off-reservation casinos in the Catskills, about 90 minutes north of New York City. He...

Wisconsin tribes discuss potential for joint casino (11/02)

Three tribes might work together on a joint off-reservation casino in Beloit, Wisconsin. The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians have local support for the Beloit. casino....

County set to back Guidiville Band casino project (11/02)

The board of supervisors in Contra Costa County, California, is set drop its opposition to the casino sought by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians in exchange for $12 million a year. Supervisor John Gioia...

Ho-Chunk Nation buys off-reservation casino site (10/30)

Correction: The court hearing takes place November 13., not on November 3. The Ho-Chunk Nation today announced the purchase of land in Beloit, Wisconsin, where two other tribes have sought to build an off-reservation casino....

Lytton Band opposes bill to restrict casino size (10/30)

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is opposing a bill to restrict the expansion of its casino in San Pablo, California. The tribe acquired the 10 acres for the San Pablo Lytton Casino through an...

Hannahville Tribe lobbies off-reservation casino (10/29)

The Hannahville Indian Community, a Potawatomi Tribe in Michigan, went to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to present its case for an off-reservation casino. According to TV20 Detroit, the tribe met with officials from the Obama...

Wyandotte Nation seeks second casino in Kansas (10/28)

The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma is trying to open a second casino in Kansas, KSN reports. The tribe wants to use 10 acres in Park City for gaming. According to KSN, the land is already...

Menominee Nation starts $67M casino expansion (10/28)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin began work on the first phase of a $67 million casino expansion. Phase one will cost $23.5 million and is expected to be completed in December 2010. The tribe...

Opinion: Limit casinos to 'historical' Indian lands (10/28)

"As two of the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit, Stop the Casino 101 Coalition v. Kempthorne, challenging the U.S. Department of Interior’s decision to take 254 acres near Rohnert Park into trust for a casino...

Hannahville Tribe seeks off-reservation casino (10/27)

The Hannahville Indian Community, a Potawatomi Tribe in Michigan, has refiled an application for an off-reservation casino. The tribe wants to open a $300 million casino and hotel on 27 acres in Romulus. The gaming...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino (10/27)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is confident of its plans for a casino, a spokesperson said, despite hitting a number of setbacks. The tribe gained federal recognition in May 2007 after a decades-long wait....

Manchester Band lays groundwork for first casino (10/23)

The Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of California has begun work on a casino despite lack of financing. The tribe plans an 8,836 square-foot casino with 249 slot machines. The facility could be open by...

Appeals court to hear off-reservation casino case (10/21)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in an off-reservation gaming case on November 3. The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians want to...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe plans phased casino (10/21)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts wants to open a casino in phases, cutting back plans for a $1 billion resort in the town of Middleboro. The tribe wants to start with a gaming hall...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe scales back casino (10/20)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has dramatically scaled back plans for a casino in the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts.. The tribe originally planed a $1 billion resort with a 40,000-square-foot casino, a 1,000-room hotel and other...

Tohono O'odham Nation waits on casino answer (10/16)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is playing the waiting game on its proposed off-reservation casino. The tribe asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to place 46 acres in trust. The regional BIA office recommended...

Schwarzenegger against Guidiville casino bid (10/14)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) sent a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in opposition to the casino sought by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. When state voters approved a gaming initiative in...

Obama still working on off-reservation policy (10/13)

The Obama administration is still working on its off-reservation gaming policy, assistant secretary Larry EchoHawk, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, said on Monday. EchoHawk said the Interior Department was reviewing Bush-era restrictions...

County wants to ask tribes about casinos (10/09)

Officials in Contra Costa County, California, want to talk to two tribes about their proposed casinos. The board of supervisors officially opposes Indian gaming. But the cash-strapped county might enter into agreements with the two...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe halts paper bingo games (10/05)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma stopped offering paper bingo games at its gaming facility in New Mexico. Chairman Jeff Houser said the tribe will wait until the National Indian Gaming Commission rules on...

New Mexico tribe eyes off-reservation change (10/05)

Jemez Pueblo of New Mexico might revive a proposed off-reservation casino if the Obama administration changes policy on the controversial issue. The tribe sought to have 79 acres in southern New Mexico placed in trust....

Gaming an issue with land-into-trust measure (10/05)

Key members of Congress have introduced legislation to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar but gaming issues might affect passage of the bill. The bill ensures that all tribes can follow...

Mohegan Tribe targets Massachusetts casino (10/02)

The Mohegan Tribe isn't worried about losing business in Connecticut as it pursues a commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts. The tribe wants to open a casino in Palmer, in the western part of Massachusetts. The...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe eyes casino deal (10/02)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is working to resolve a casino deal with their investors, Vice Chairman Aaron Tobey said. The tribe entered into a deal with developers Sol Kerzner and Len Wolman, who...

Warm Springs Tribes hope for off-reservation (10/01)

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation hope the Obama administration will approve an off-reservation casino in Oregon. The $389 Cascade Locks Resort and Casino would be located on 25 acres in the Port...

Firm back on track with off-reservation project (09/30)

Empire Resorts Inc. appears back on track to develop an off-reservation casino in the Catskills region of New York. Empire and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe had called it quits after the Bush administration...

WPR: St. Croix Band hopes for off-reservation (09/30)

"The St. Croix Band of Chippewa Indians is hopeful that the White House will change federal gaming policy, as it relates to off-reservation casinos. Some actions by Obama Administration officials are fueling talk that change...

Tribe gets court date in off-reservation lawsuit (09/29)

The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe of Wisconsin will go to court on November 13 in its off-reservation gaming case. The tribe, along with the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, hopes to build...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes land fix (09/25)

Legislation to fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar will ensure the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts can acquire land for a casino. The tribe gained federal recognition in May 2008....

Tribe awaits date in off-reservation gaming suit (09/24)

Update: Oral arguments have been set for November 13. The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe of Wisconsin is waiting for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to schedule a hearing in an off-reservation gaming case. The...

BIA hears from critics of Guidiville Band casino (09/21)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is winding down the comment period on a draft environmental impact statement and environmental impact report for the casino proposed by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. The tribe...

Obama considers off-reservation gaming policy (09/21)

The Obama administration is "rethinking" prior policy affecting off-reservation gaming, a senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official said. A decision whether to change course will be made "fairly soon." "It's an important issue. It's a...

City votes against Soboba Band land-into-trust (09/18)

The city council in San Jacinto, California, voted unanimously to oppose a land-into-trust application for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians. The tribe wants 535 acres placed in trust. The existing Soboba Casino will be...

Senate letter questions gaming land transfers (09/18)

A letter from Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) and Sen. John Ensign (R-Nevada) says taking land into trust for gaming purposes "violates the spirit"...

County opposes Soboba Band land-into-trust (09/16)

The board of supervisors in Riverside County, California, voted 4-0 to oppose a land-into-trust application for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians. The board expressed concerns about traffic, public safety and the environment. Supervisors called...

Gun Lake Tribe set for casino groundbreaking (09/16)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, will break ground on its casino on Thursday. The $157 million, 83,000 square-foot facility will be located near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Construction...

Editorial: Find new location for Soboba casino (09/14)

"It is a shame that the benefits a new casino would have are lost in the uproar. The plan by the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians to build a casino complex at Lake Park...

New Mexico governor avoids casino supporters (09/11)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) intentionally avoided a group of people who gathered to show their support for a gaming facility operated by the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, The Deming Headlight reports. The...

EchoHawk's poker face on off-reservation gaming (09/04)

Assistant secretary Larry EchoHawk visited off-reservation casino sites in New York last week but his views on the controversial issue remain an unknown. EchoHawk was invited to the Catskills by casino supporters. They hope...

City resolution questions Guidiville casino report (09/03)

The city council in Richmond, California passed a resolution that questions the environmental impact report for the casino proposed by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. The city hasn't officially opposed the tribe's land-into-trust application....

Referendum sought on Graton Rancheria casino (09/03)

A city council member in Petaluma, California, wants voters to decide on the casino proposed by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, also known as the Coast Miwok Tribe. Councilor Mike Healy is a critic...

North Fork Rancheria paid for politician's trip to DC (09/02)

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians paid for a council member in the city of Madera, California, to travel to Washington, D.C., and testify in favor of the tribe's proposed casino, The Fresno Bee...

City wants more time on Guidiville casino report (08/31)

The city council in San Pablo, California, is seeking more time to comment on the draft environmental impact statement and environmental impact report for the casino proposed by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. The...

New York governor for off-reservation casinos (08/28)

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) says off-reservation casinos will create thousands of jobs and generate about $150 million a year for the state. Paterson, like his two predecessors, supports tribal casinos in the Catskills,...

Opinion: Hysteria over Tohono O'odham casino (08/28)

"Recently, there has been an inordinate amount of near hysteria about the Tohono O'odham Nation's desire to construct a destination resort and gaming facility in the West Valley. Contrary to the overheated rhetoric coming from...

EchoHawk weighs off-reservation gaming policy (08/27)

Assistant secretary Larry EchoHawk said the Obama administration is developing its off-reservation gaming policy but warned that the process will take some time. The Bush administration made it harder for tribes to acquire land...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe back in Catskills game (08/26)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is jumping back into the Catskills casino game. The tribe's plans for an off-reservation casino were rejected by the Bush administration. Tribal leaders are hopeful things will...

City wants meeting over Soboba Band casino (08/26)

The city council in Hemet, California, wants to meet with the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians to discuss the tribe's casino plans. City officials want to discuss effects of the casino on traffic, public safety,...

Mayors oppose Tohono O'odham Nation casino (08/21)

The mayors of five cities in Arizona sent a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to oppose an off-reservation casino for the Tohono O'odham Nation. Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Surprise and Youngtown say the...

Gun Lake Tribe marks another win in casino bid (08/21)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, says the dismissal of another lawsuit clears any remaining doubts about its casino plans. The lawsuit questioned whether the tribe could follow...

Town waits to spend Wampanoag casino funds (08/21)

Leaders in the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts, are waiting on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe before they spend money for a proposed casino. The town has received $750,000 for casino planning and infrastructure. About $250,000 has...

EchoHawk to tour off-reservation sites (08/20)

Assistant secretary Larry EchoHawk will visit off-reservation casino sites in New York next Wednesday, The Middletown Times Herald-Record reports. The Seneca Nation, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians want...

Wampanoag casino backers paid $4M to tribe (08/20)

Casino investors paid $4 million to support the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts before cutting funds to the newly recognized tribe, The Cape Cod Times reports. Sol Kerzner and Len Wolman also have refused to...

Gun Lake Tribe still working on casino plans (08/18)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, hasn't set a groundbreaking date for its casino in Michigan. But the tribe has cleared nearly every hurdle for the $200 million...

Investors cut Mashpee Wampanoag money (08/17)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is no longer receiving money from casino investors, vice chairman Aaron Tobey said. The tribe signed an agreement with Sol Kerzner and Len Wolman to build a casino in...

Ned Norris: Say no to non-Indian 'racinos' (08/17)

"In recent weeks, Arizona's commercial horse and dog tracks have begun an all-out misinformation campaign. This is their latest attempt to expand off-reservation gaming, and they are using the exact same tactics they unsuccessfully employed...

Donations linked to off-reservation casino (08/14)

A non-Indian racetrack owner who opposes off-reservation gaming donated $125,000 to the political action committee of a former U.S. Congressional candidate, The New Mexico Independent reports. Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino owner Stan Fulton made...

Seneca Nation shift plan for Catskills casino (08/13)

The Seneca Nation has changed its plans for an off-reservation casino in the Catskills region of New York. The tribe planned to ask Congress to approve the facility. But now the tribe will go...

Column: Guidiville Band casino up for review (08/11)

"It's not exactly the shores of Gitche Gumee, but a California Indian tribe is about to take the next step in its dream to build a lavish $1 billion casino on the Richmond waterfront...

Cecil Andrus: Oppose off-reservation casino (08/10)

Ed. Note: Cecil D. Andrus is a former secretary of the Interior who served during the Carter administration. He also served as governor of Idaho. (Correction: He was not the governor of Oregon) "While state...

Judge sets hearing on Fort Sill Apache gaming (08/07)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma and the National Indian Gaming Commission will be headed to court on August 21. At issue is the fate of the Apache Homelands Entertainment Center in New Mexico....

Tribes face hurdles in bid for New York casinos (08/07)

Four tribes are seeking to open casinos in New York but all face regulatory, legal and political hurdles. The Shinnecock Nation needs to gain federal recognition before pursuing a casino. A preliminary answer is due...

BIA holds hearing on Soboba Band casino land (08/06)

More than 200 people attended a Bureau of Indian Affairs hearing on the land-into-trust application for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California. Most speakers oppose the tribe's plan to move the Soboba Casino...

Groups oppose Warm Springs off-reservation (08/05)

A coalition of 18 environmental and conservation groups is asking the Obama administration to reject an off-reservation casino for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. A letter to Interior Secretary Ken...

Tohono O'odham Nation waited years on casino (08/04)

The Tohono O'odham Nation waited more than five years to announce plans for an off-reservation casino in Glendale, Arizona, ABC15 reports. The tribe created a Delaware corporation called Rainier Resources to buy 143 acres in...

Neighbors oppose Soboba Band land-into-trust (08/03)

A large crowd is expected at the first public hearing on the land-into-trust application for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California. The tribe wants 535 acres placed in trust. If the Bureau of...

Tohono O'odham Nation goes to court for casino (07/31)

The Tohono O'odham Nation was in state court this week for its lawsuit against the city of Glendale, Arizona. The tribe wants to open a casino on 146 acres within the borders of Glendale. The...

Graton Rancheria partner declares bankruptcy (07/30)

Opponents of the Graton Rancheria casino in California say the bankruptcy filing of Station Casinos Inc. will hurt the project. "I'm deeply satisfied that this bankruptcy will slow it down," Chip Worthington, the founder of...

EchoHawk to visit off-reservation casino sites (07/30)

Larry EchoHawk, the new head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, will tour off-reservation casino sites in New York. EchoHawk has not expressed his views on off-reservation gaming. Neither has his boss, Interior Secretary Ken...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe back in court over casino (07/30)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma went back to court on Wednesday to enforce a 2007 settlement with the federal government. The settlement resolved a gaming dispute in Oklahoma between the Apaches, the...

Group weighs options in Nooksack casino fight (07/30)

A group called the North County Community Alliance is debating whether to take further action after losing a lawsuit that challenges the federal government's approval of a gaming ordinance for the Nooksack Tribe of Washington....

Fort Sill Apache Tribe launches casino ad blitz (07/29)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma launched a media campaign today to defend its gaming facility in New Mexico. The tribe urges President Barack Obama not to take action against the Apache Homelands...

Pokanoket Tribe objects to Mohegan Tribe casino (07/28)

A non-recognized tribe in Rhode Island doesn't want the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut to build a casino in Massachusetts. The Pokanoket Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation says its ancestral territory is in western Massachusetts. "We...

Guidiville Band moves forward with casino plans (07/27)

The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians is moving forward with plans for a casino in Richmond, California. The tribe wants to build a resort on 85 acres at Point Molate, on the Richmond waterfront. The...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe seeks delay in casino fight (07/27)

TheFort Sill Apache Tribe is asking the National Indian Gaming Commission not to take further action on its casino in New Mexico until President Barack Obama can put his mark on the agency. The tribe...

Doubts cloud Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (07/27)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts remains optimistic of its casino plan despite a slew of setbacks. The tribe's former chairman, who pushed for the casino, resigned and was charged with federal crimes. The casino...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe defends casino site (07/24)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts its committed to its casino site, vice chairman Aaron Tobey said. The tribe filed a land-into-trust application to build a casino in the town of Middleboro, about 40 miles...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe will appeal NIGC decision (07/23)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma will "use every means" to fight the National Indian Gaming Commission over its casino in New Mexico, Chairman Jeff Houser said on Wednesday. Houser said the NIGC was...

Tohono O'odham Nation sues to protect casino (07/23)

The Tohono O'odham Nation sued the city of Glendale, Arizona, to protect its plans for an off-reservation casino. The tribe plans to use 146 acres within the borders of Glendale. The tribe says the property...

County asks Soboba Band about casino proposal (07/22)

Officials in Riverside County, California, are asking the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians to make a presentation about its proposed casino. The tribe wants 535 acres placed in trust. Plans call to move the existing...

NIGC tells Fort Sill Apache Tribe to close casino (07/21)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. The NIGC says the tribe cannot engage in gaming on trust land in New Mexico....

Town questions Mashpee Wampanoag casino (07/20)

A Massachusetts town says the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has no connection to its proposed casino site. The town of Halifax hired researcher James Lynch to look into the tribe's land-into-trust application. In a report, Lynch...

9th Circuit backs NIGC on Nooksack Tribe casino (07/17)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected a challenge to the federal government's approval of a gaming ordinance for the Nooksack Tribe of Washington. A group called North County Community Alliance claimed the...

Poll supports Mohegan casino in Massachusetts (07/17)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is seeing support for its proposed casino in Massachusetts. Of residents in Palmer, 60 percent said they supported the casino, according to a poll conducted by the Center for Public...

Town expects $7M a year from Mashpee casino (07/15)

Officials in Middleboro, Massachusetts, are discussing how to spend the $7 million it will receive every year if the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe builds a casino in the town. The tribe is still going through the...

City won't discuss Tohono O'odham casino plans (07/14)

The Tohono O'odham Nation wants to negotiate its off-reservation casino plans with the city of Glendale, Arizona, but officials there aren't willing to talk. The tribe announced the $600 million casino resort in January and...

BIA to hold public hearings on Guidiville casino (07/14)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will host two public hearings and two public workshops to discuss the casino proposed by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians of California. The tribe wants to build a resort...

Tohono O'odham Nation casino plans debated (07/13)

The debate continues over the proposed Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino in Arizona. The tribe says the $600 million casino will boost the economy and create thousands of jobs. But officials in Glendale are worried...

Tohono O'odham Nation promotes plans for casino (07/10)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is meeting with business and local leaders in hopes of gaining support for its off-reservation casino. The tribe says the $600 West Valley Resort will create 6,000 construction jobs...

Casino foes don't want Seneca Nation to join case (07/10)

Opponents of an off-reservation casino in Buffalo, New York, don't want the Seneca Nation to join as a intervenor-defendant. Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County and other groups sued the National Indian Gaming Commission...

Obama files brief in off-reservation gaming case (07/09)

Tribes who are looking to the Obama administration for change won't find it in a brief the Department of Justice filed in an off-reservation gaming case. Government attorneys said the St. Croix Band of Chippewa...

BIA delays action on Graton Rancheria casino bid (07/06)

The Obama administration is delaying action on a proposed gaming acquisition for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria of California. The tribe was recognized in 2000 by an act of Congress. The law mandated the...

BIA to hold public hearing on Soboba Band casino (07/06)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will hold a public hearing on proposed gaming acquisition for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California. The tribe wants 535 acres placed in trust. The existing Soboba Casino...

Lawmaker won't pursue casino for Burt Lake Band (07/01)

A lawmaker in Michigan said it is "fruitless" to pursue a casino for the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. State Rep. Matt Lori (R) said state laws must be changed before the...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe pays town for casino (07/01)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe made good on its casino deal with the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts. The tribe made a $250,000 installment as part of a 2007 agreement with the town. So far, the tribe...

Town not sold on Mashpee Wampanoag casino (06/30)

Residents of a town in Massachusetts turned out by the thousands to vote for a casino deal with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in July 2007. Two years later, some in Middleboro are beginning to think...

Tribes still pushing for off-reservation casinos (06/30)

Three tribes are still interested in off-reservation casinos in the Catskills region of New York despite hurdles at the state and federal level. The Seneca Nation of New York, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of...

Obama reply due in off-reservation casino case (06/29)

The Obama administration has until Wednesday to file a response in an off-reservation casino lawsuit. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin sued the Interior Department for rejecting the proposed casino in Beloit. The Bush...

EchoHawk reviews off-reservation gaming policy (06/26)

The Obama administration is taking a "top to bottom review" of gaming policy, said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York). Schumer called Larry EchoHawk , the new head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, on Wednesday...

Mashpee Wampanoag casino deal up in the air (06/26)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has voted against extending a casino agreement with investors and some are wondering about its arrangement with the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts. The tribe already paid $750,000 to the town for...

City fights Tohono O'odham off-reservation casino (06/25)

The city of Glendale, Arizona, is laying claim to some of the land purchased by the Tohono O’odham Nation for an off-reservation casino. The tribe wants 134 acres placed in trust for the casino....

North Dakota governor opposes more gaming (06/22)

North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven (R) won't be supporting off-reservation gaming, a spokesperson said. Hoeven's support will be needed if the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians wants approval for a casino in Grand Forks....

BIA puts off Graton Rancheria casino decision (06/19)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria hopes to convince the Obama administration to approve its long-delayed casino in northern California. The tribe won approval to acquire 254 acres for the project but the Bureau...

Turtle Mountain Band looks off the reservation (06/19)

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians is reviving plans for an off-reservation casino in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The tribe first proposed the casino more than two years ago amid a nationwide debate about...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seeks new casino deal (06/18)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts hopes to negotiate a new casino deal after an economic feasibility study indicated the market wasn't as large as originally expected. New tribal leaders commissioned the study after discovering...

Seneca Nation wants to join casino lawsuit (06/16)

The Seneca Nation has agreed to waive its sovereign immunity in order to join a lawsuit over its off-reservation casino in Buffalo, New York. The tribe was participating in the case through friend of the...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants better deal (06/16)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts hopes to negotiate a new casino deal with investors after voting against extending an existing agreement. Tribal leaders said the existing agreement was unfair because it would have put...

City rejects negotiations for Cowlitz Tribe casino (06/11)

The city council in La Center, Washington, voted 3-2 against negotiating a casino deal with the Cowlitz Tribe. About 100 people turned out for a meeting where the issue was discussed, The Columbian reported. About...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe still in Catskills game (06/09)

It looks like the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York and a former gaming partner are back in business. The tribe sued Empire Resorts last year after the Bush administration rejected a proposed off-reservation...

City hopes to sway EchoHawk on off-reservation casino (06/05)

Officials in Glendale, Arizona, say they will press Larry EchoHawk, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to reject the off-reservation casino sought by the Tohono O’odham Nation. If EchoHawk doesn't bite,...

BIA to rule on Tohono O'odham off-reservation casino (06/04)

Larry EchoHawk, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, will be making a final decision on the off-reservation casino sought by the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona. The tribe plans a $550 million...

City urged to negotiate with Cowlitz Tribe over casino (06/03)

The mayor of La Center, Washington, is urging the city to negotiate a casino agreement with the Cowlitz Tribe. Major Jim Irish opposes the $510 million Cowlitz Casino Resort. But he says the city must...

Menominee Nation takes on more costs for casino (05/28)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin has taken on more costs associated with its proposed off-reservation casino. The tribe is paying the options to purchase Dairyland Greyhound Park, the site of the proposed casino in Kenosha....

Mohegan Tribe drops option on off-reservation casino (05/27)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has stopped paying to maintain an option on an off-reservation casino site in Wisconsin, The New London Day reports. The tribe still wants to manage the casino sought by the...

Chickasaw Nation to bid on non-Indian racetrack (05/27)

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma plans to bid on an non-Indian racetrack whose owner has entered bankruptcy proceedings. The tribe hopes to turn the Remington Park racetrack and gaming facility into a destination resort,...

New York governor backs off-reservation casinos (05/27)

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) is asking the Obama administration to rescind a policy that restricts off-reservation gaming. Paterson supports efforts by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians...

Menominee Nation files off-reservation casino suit (05/18)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin filed a new lawsuit over the rejection of its off-reservation casino. The Bush administration rejected the proposed Kenosha casino in January, saying the gaming site was too from the reservation....

Seneca Nation plans temporary off-reservation casino (05/15)

The Seneca Nation plans to open a temporary casino in the Catskills region of New York, the tribe's gaming partner said. Once the tribe wins Congressional approval, a temporary facility could be open within five...

Mechoopda Tribe disputes criticism of casino (05/14)

The Mechoopda Tribe of California said officials in Butte County, California, are wrong about a proposed casino. The tribe is seeking to acquire 645 acres in trust. But only 100 acres will be developed, and...

Seneca Nation approves off-reservation casino deal (05/14)

The Seneca Nation approved an agreement to pay local communities for an off-reservation casino in the Catskills region of New York. The tribe agreed to pay between $15 million and $20 million a year for...

Cloverdale Rancheria wins 'restored' exception (05/13)

The Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California is moving forward with plans for a casino after winning a "restored" lands exception from the National Indian Gaming Commission. The tribe recently acquired 79 acres next...

Kansas county endorses Mashantucket casino (05/12)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut won endorsement for its proposed commercial casino in Sumner County, Kansas. Foxwoods Development plans a $225 million casino. The project doesn't include a hotel but commissioners expect the...

Mashantucket Tribe presents Kansas casino bid (05/07)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation presented plans for a commercial casino in Kansas. Foxwoods Development said it will spend $225 million on a casino in Sumner County. The project doesn't include a hotel but an...

BIA urged to reject off-reservation casino (05/06)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs received more than 1,000 letters in opposition to the off-reservation casino sought by the Shawnee Tribe, News 9 reports. Only six letters were sent in support of the project. But...

Sen. Gillibrand supports off-reservation casinos (05/05)

First-term Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) supports off-reservation gaming in the Catskills, The Mid-Hudson News Network reports. Gillibrand joins Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) in backing casinos for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the...

New York governor backs off-reservation casinos (05/01)

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) asked Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to approve two off-reservation casinos in the Catskills. Paterson said the Bush administration was wrong to reject casinos for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe...

Appeal weighed in Graton Rancheria casino suit (04/30)

A group called Stop the Casino 101 Coalition is considering an appeal in its lawsuit against the casino sought by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California. The group sued the Interior Department,...

Seminole Tribe denies rumors of another casino (04/27)

The Seminole Tribe has no plans for a casino in Hudson, Florida, a spokesperson said. Rumors have the tribe opening a Hard Rock in the city. But the tribe doesn't have any trust land there...

Salazar pushed to approve off-reservation casinos (04/27)

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) wants Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to approve off-reservation casinos in New York. The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Band of Mohican Indians, sought approval to open casinos...

County approves Seneca off-reservation casino deal (04/24)

The Seneca Nation will pay Sullivan County, New York, over $100 million under an off-reservation casino agreement approved by the county legislature. The tribe agreed to pay $15.5 million a year for the first two...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of Carcieri fix (04/16)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts says Congress is on its way to fixing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision limits the land-into-trust process to tribes that were "under federal...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Mechoopda casino (04/15)

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Mechoopda Tribe of California from building a casino. The tribe plans a casino on a 645-acre site in Butte County. The National Indian Gaming Commission...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe offers bingo in New Mexico (04/10)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of New Mexico began offering paper bingo games at its gaming facility in New Mexico on Thursday. Chairman Jeff Houser met with state police officers just as the first...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe seeks off-reservation change (04/10)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is hoping for a change in the federal government's off-reservation gaming policy. The Bush administration rejected the tribe's proposed casino in the Catskills, saying it was too...

Town backs Seneca Nation off-reservation casino (04/09)

The board in the town of Thompson, New York is supporting the off-reservation casino sought by the Seneca Nation. The tribe announced plans earlier this year for the Catskills facility. But local officials said they...

County terminates Cowlitz casino agreement (04/08)

Commissioners in Clark County, Washington, voted 2-1 to terminate a casino agreement with the Cowlitz Tribe. The county signed a deal in 2004 but it was struck down in state court due to lack of...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe lobbies Obama on gaming (04/08)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is stepping back into the off-reservation casino game. The tribe's proposed casino in the Catskills was rejected by the Bush administration even though it was supported by...

City asks Salazar to block Tohono O'odham casino (04/08)

The city of Glendale, Arizona, is lobbying Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to oppose the proposed Tohono O’odham Nation off-reservation casino. The tribe filed a land-into-trust application for 134 acres in Glendale. Acquisition is mandatory...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to discuss casino (03/31)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will discuss the status of its proposed casino at a closed meeting with the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts, on April 13. The tribe plans a $500 million resort in the town...

Site for Pinoleville Band's casino an unknown (03/30)

The Pinoleville Band of Pomo Indians cleared a major step by signing a gaming compact with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) last week but there are still some hurdles to clear before the tribe opens...

Jamul Band 'safe' from land-into-trust decision (03/30)

The Jamul Band of Kumeyaay Indians won't be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, Chairman Kenneth Meza said. The tribe plans to build a casino on its 6-acre reservation in...

City opposes Tohono O'odham off-reservation casino (03/26)

The city of Glendale, Arizona, is formally opposing the off-reservation casino sought by the Tohono O'odham Nation. City and tribal officials met on Monday to discuss the $500 million project. But city attorney Craig...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seeks land-into-trust fix (03/25)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is hoping to keep its casino proposal alive after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The tribe wants to build a resort in the town of...

Pinoleville Band announces plans for first casino (03/24)

The Pinoleville Band of Pomo Indians announced plans for a casino after signing a compact with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R). The tribe plans a casino with up to 900 slot machines. The compact requires...

Ione Band worried about casino after high court ruling (03/23)

The Ione Band of Miwok Indians is worried that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar will affect the tribe's plans for a casino in northern California. The Bureau of Indian Affairs promised...

Poll backs Tohono O'odham off-reservation casino (03/23)

A poll commissioned by the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona shows wide support for its proposed off-reservation casino. According to the poll, 73 percent of residents in Maricopa County support the project. Most said they...

Schumer supports off-reservation casino (03/18)

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) said the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin deserves an off-reservation casino in New York. Schumer is asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to approve the tribe's land-into-trust application....

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sticks with casino (03/17)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is moving forward with its casino project despite the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision limits the land-into-trust process to tribes that were "under federal...

Tribes oppose Tohono O'odham off-reservation casino (03/16)

Five Arizona tribes are publicly opposing the off-reservation casino proposed by the Tohono O'odham Nation. The White Mountain Apache Tribe, the Tonto Apache Tribe, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and the Yavapai-Apache Nation say...

Editorial: Review Spokane off-reservation casino plan (03/16)

"The Spokane Indian Tribe, the author of so much of the region’s history, has a glittering vision for the future. It’s a vision of bright lights, excited crowds, whirring slot machines and lots and lots...

Another California casino threatens Nevada (03/13)

The board of supervisors in Yuba County, California, plans to revise a letter regarding the effects of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. The board voted 4-0 earlier this week to tell the BIA that the...

Appeal continues in off-reservation casino case (03/13)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a lawsuit that challenges the rejection of an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and the St. Croix Chippewa Indians...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe asks Congress for fix (03/12)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has reportedly asked the state's Congressional delegation to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application for a casino in the...

Town leader opposes Seneca off-reservation casino (03/12)

The leader of a New York town where the Seneca Nation wants to build an off-reservation says he is opposed to the project. Thompson Supervisor Anthony Cellini said the tribe won't sign an agreement to...

City studies Tohono O'odham off-reservation casino (03/12)

Officials in Glendale, Arizona, are studying the off-reservation casino proposed by the Tohono O'odham Nation. The study will look at the impacts of the casino on the economy and the community. But manager Ed Beasley...

Seneca Nation goes around DOI in off-reservation bid (03/11)

The Seneca Nation plans to bypass the Interior Department for a proposed off-reservation casino in the Catskills of New York. The tribe will first gain support among state officials, including Gov. David Paterson (D), for...

Spokane Tribe pushes off-reservation casino (03/11)

The Spokane Tribe is moving forward with a proposed off-reservation casino in Washington. The tribe wants 145 acres placed in trust for a $130 million casino and hotel. The project would generate an estimated 2,100...

County debates Enterprise Rancheria casino (03/11)

The board of supervisors in Yuba County, California, agreed on Tuesday to send a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs that speaks favorably of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. The letter says the casino...

Off-reservation casino backers turn to Obama (03/10)

Supporters of an off-reservation casino in Beloit, Wisconsin, have already met twice with the new administration of President Barack Obama. City Manager Larry Arft said the meetings are a positive step in reversing the Bush...

County letter favors Enterprise Rancheria casino (03/10)

The board of supervisors in Yuba County, California, will vote on a letter that takes a favorable view of the Enterprise Rancheria casino. Supervisor John Nicoletti said the letter isn't an "endorsement" of the project....

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to study gaming plans (03/10)

More than a year after launching its casino bid, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts will be taking a second look at the project. The tribe envisioned a huge resort to rival the ones in...

Tribes with off-reservation casinos wait on Obama (03/09)

Two tribes with off-reservation casino proposal are hoping President Barack Obama will bring a change in gaming policy. Jemez Pueblo of New Mexico and the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma are seeking casinos...

Editorial: Openness on Tohono O'odham Nation casino (03/09)

"The furor over a chunk of unincorporated land in the West Valley is what happens when the aggressive pursuits of vision and self-interest of formidable forces collide. Glendale and the Tohono O'odham Nation are not...

Arizona governor neutral on Tohono O’odham casino (03/06)

Governor Jan Brewer is presented a gift from the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona by Tohono O'odham Nation Vice Chairman Isidro Lopez at the annual Nations and Tribes Legislative Day breakfast in Phoenix. Arizona...

Chemehuevi Tribe waits on off-reservation casino (03/06)

The Chemehuevi Tribe of California is waiting for President Barack Obama to complete his team at the Interior Department before submitting an off-reservation casino application. Chairman Charles Wood said the tribe wants to know if...

Editorial: Tohono O'odham casino raises questions (03/04)

"The Tohono O'odham Nation of southwestern Arizona is maneuvering toward opening what would be the state's largest casino-resort on land it owns in the West Valley at 91st and Northern avenues. Is the Valley ready...

Off-reservation casinos not hit by land-into-trust ruling (03/03)

Two proposed off-reservation casinos in New York won't be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, The Middletown Times Herald-Record reports. The Seneca Nation and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Band of Mohican...

Little River Band wins backing for liquor license (03/02)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has local support for a liquor license at a proposed off-reservation casino in Muskegon, Michigan. The board in Fruitport Township approved the transfer of the license from a...

City opinion backs Burt Lake Band casino bid (02/27)

The Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians can pursue a casino under state law, according to an opinion from the attorney for the city of Sturgis, Michigan. The tribe's lack of federal recognition...

County in court over Mechoopda Tribe casino (02/26)

A federal judge heard arguments in a California county's lawsuit that seeks to stop the Mechoopda Tribe from opening a casino. Butte County sued the National Indian Gaming Commission over an Indian lands opinion that...

Gun Lake casino foes review land-into-trust options (02/26)

Opponents of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, are reviewing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar for potential ways to reopen their failed lawsuits....

Menominee Nation hopes for shift on land-into-trust (02/26)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin predicts President Barack Obama will rescind the controversial "guidance memorandum" that restricts off-reservation gaming. The Bush administration issued the memo in January 2008 and used it to reject Menominee's proposed...

Cowlitz Tribe weighs impact of land-into-trust decision (02/26)

The newly recognized Cowlitz Tribe of Washington is "confident" its casino will win federal approval despite the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The tribe wasn't recognized in 1934, the date of the...

Sen. Schumer backs off-reservation casino (02/25)

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) wants the new administration of President Barack Obama to reconsider an off-reservation casino. Schumer said he was "disappointed" that the Bush administration rejected the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Band of Mohican Indians,...

Tohono O'odham Nation wants to discuss casino (02/23)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is ready to sit down and discuss its proposed off-reservation casino, Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said. The tribe announced plans for the casino in Glendale but officials there...

City questions Tohono O'odham off-reservation casino (02/20)

Officials in Glendale, Arizona, are voicing concerns about the proposed Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino. A staff analysis says the casino won't benefit the local community as the tribe suggests. Officials also say the...

Tohono O'odham Nation touts off-reservation casino (02/19)

The Tohono O'odham Nation says its proposed off-reservation casino will benefit the tribe and the Phoenix area. The tribe wants to build a $500 million-$600 million resort in Glendale. The resort would create 1,400...

Cowlitz Tribe still waiting on answer for casino (02/18)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington might finally get an answer on its proposed casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs completed a final environmental impact statement on the Cowlitz Casino Resort last summer. It recommended the...

Little River Band won't use entire site for casino (02/17)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is only asking for a portion of an off-reservation gaming site in Muskegon, Michigan, to be placed in trust. The tribe purchased 223 acres for a casino but...

Unrecognized Burt Lake Band eyes Michigan casino (02/17)

The Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians doesn't need federal recognition to open a casino in Michigan, a lawyer for the tribe said. The tribe can pursue state approval for a casino in...

New York governor links Seneca casino to taxes (02/12)

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) said he won't move forward with an off-reservation casino with the Seneca Nation until the tribe resolves its taxation issues. Paterson said he is willing to talk about the...

Little River Band asks BIA for off-reservation casino (02/12)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is waiting for approval for an off-reservation casino in Michigan. The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application for 40 to 60 acres in Muskegon. The site is about 80...

Seneca Nation discusses off-reservation casino (02/11)

The Seneca Nation of New York met with state officials on Tuesday to discuss the tribe's proposed off-reservation casino. The tribe and Rotate Black Gaming of Michigan plan a casino in the Catskills, an area...

Tohono O'odham Nation asks BIA for casino land (02/10)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona recently submitted a land-into-trust application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe plans to use 134 acres in Glendale for an off-reservation casino. The land was purchased with...

County seeks new casino deal with Cowlitz Tribe (02/05)

Commissioners in Clark County, Washington, voted to stop defending a casino agreement with the Cowlitz Tribe. Commissioners instead plan to seek a new deal with the tribe for the planned $510 million Cowlitz Casino Resort....

City officials mum on Tohono O'odham casino bid (02/04)

Officials in Glendale, Arizona, are staying quiet for now on the off-reservation casino sought by the Tohono O'odham Nation.. The tribe is promising 6,000 construction jobs, 3,000 permanent jobs and $300 million for the state....

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe eyes gaming debate (02/04)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe says legalization of gaming in Massachusetts will bolster its plans for a $1 billion casino. In August 2007, the tribe submitted two land-into-trust applications to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. One...

BIA finally puts Gun Lake casino site in trust (01/30)

After a lengthy court battle, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, finally has a place to call home. The tribe celebrated after the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

Rep. Baldwin asks Salazar to reconsider casino (01/30)

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) is asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to reconsider an off-reservation casino that was rejected in the final days of the Bush administration. Baldwin says the casino sought by the Bad River...

Tohono O'odham Nation seeks off-reservation casino (01/30)

The Tohono O'odham Nation announced plans for an off-reservation casino near Phoenix, Arizona. The tribe plans a $550 million, 1.2 million square-foot casino on 134 acres in Glendale The facility would include a 600-room...

Eastern Cherokees weigh sites for Class II casino (01/28)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is considering sites for a Class II casino on its reservation in North Carolina. A feasibility study authorized three years ago is about 30 percent complete, a tribal council...

Enterprise Rancheria continues push for casino (01/28)

The Enterprise Rancheria, Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of California hopes to win approval of an off-reservation casino. The tribe says the 40-acre site is part of its aboriginal territory. But the Mooretown Rancheria and some...

BIA waits to take land into trust for Gun Lake casino (01/27)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs expects to take land into trust for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians in a few days. A spokesperson said the agency is waiting for a final mandate from the...

California tribes sued over off-reservation casino (01/27)

Two California tribes are being sued over a proposed off-reservation casino in the Bay Area. The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians plans to build a casino at former Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot in the...

Official resigns over Mashpee casino controversy (01/27)

A Massachusetts town leader resigned his post on Monday, citing the "all-consuming" controversy surrounding the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Adam Bond, the chairman of the selectmen in the town of Middleboro, wanted to reopen the town's...

Judge holds hearing over Gun Lake casino bid (01/26)

A federal judge holds a hearing today over the pending acquisition of 147 acres for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan. The tribe plans to use the land for a casino. But David...

Little River Band hopeful for off-reservation casino (01/23)

The leader of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan is hopeful for approval of its off-reservation casino. Ogema Larry Romanelli said the rejection of a land-into-trust case by the U.S. Supreme Court,...

Mashpee Wampanoag casino deal questioned (01/19)

A Massachusetts leader wants to reopen a casino deal with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, citing the recent guilty plea of the tribe's former chairman. Adam M. Bond, the chairman of the selectmen in the town...

Salazar urged to reject off-reservation casino (01/16)

Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colorado) hasn't been confirmed as Secretary of the Interior Department but opponents of an off-reservation casino are already lobbying him. Rep. David Wu (D-Oregon) and environmental groups want Salazar to reject the...

Seneca Nation seeks off-reservation casino (01/05)

The Seneca Nation announced plans for an off-reservation casino in the Catskills region of New York. The tribe is working with Rotate Black Gaming Inc., a Michigan firm, to develop the casino. It would be...

Mashpee Wampanoag investor sticks with tribe (01/05)

A real estate developer says he's sticking with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, even after spending $15 million in hopes of landing a stake in a future casino. "Even after 10 years, you would...
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