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Opinion: Ho-Chunk off-reservation casino won't benefit state (12/12)

Writer calls for rejection of Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Mohegan Tribe gets a second shot at casino in Massachusetts (12/11)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut will get a second shot at a commercial casino in Massachusetts.

Seminole Tribe's Hard Rock boosts Menominee Nation casino (12/10)

It looked like the Menominee Nation was about to lose its bid for an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin until Hard Rock International stepped in.

Leader of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe apologizes for casino flap (12/09)

Jessie "Little Doe" Baird, the vice chairwoman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, apologized for comments she made at a casino hearing last week.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe clarifies comment at casino hearing (12/06)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts issued a statement after comments by Vice Chair Jessie “Little Doe” Baird about casino opponents drew controversy.

Mohegan Tribe spent $25M on failed Massachusetts casino plan (12/06)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut spent $25 million on its failed commercial casino in Massachusetts.

Catawba Nation affirms right to gaming facility in North Carolina (12/06)

The Catawba Nation is defending its right to engage in gaming in North Carolina.

BIA urged to reject Catawba Nation gaming land-into-trust bid (12/05)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is once again being urged to reject a gaming land-into-trust application submitted by the Catawba Nation.

BIA moves forward with Wilton Rancheria casino land-into-trust (12/04)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward with a casino land-into-trust application submitted by the Wilton Rancheria of California.

New leader of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe vows casino defense (12/04)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe will defend its gaming rights against a lawsuit filed by the state of Massachusetts, Chairman-elect Tobias Vanderhoop said.

BIA holds final hearing on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino (12/04)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs held two public hearings this week on the land-into-trust application submitted by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.

Sen. Feinstein insists on limit to new tribal casinos in California (12/03)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) called on Congress to limit new tribal casinos in California after spreading misinformation about the industry earlier this year.

State sues Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to block Class II casino (12/03)

The state of Massachusetts sued the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe on Monday in hopes of blocking a Class II facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Supreme Court takes up Bay Mills off-reservation gaming case (12/02)

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case, this morning.

North Carolina attorney general opposes Catawba Nation casino (12/02)

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) opposes the Catawba Nation gaming project.

BIA holds public hearings on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (12/02)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is holding two public hearings this week to discuss the land-into-trust application submitted by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.

CPR: North Fork Rancheria calls casino referendum 'dangerous' (12/02)

Voters in California will have their say on an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians.

BIA issues final EIS for Soboba Band casino land-into-trust (11/28)

The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California is finally seeing movement on its casino land-into-trust application.

Mohegan Tribe exploring gaming options in Massachusetts (11/27)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is reportedly entering into a new commercial casino venture in Massachusetts after losing a referendum for its original plan.

Tribes opposed to North Fork casino contributed nearly $3M (11/26)

Tribal interests have contributed nearly $3 million to a ballot initiative against an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians.

Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe racks up $70M debt in casino bid (11/25)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has racked up $70 million in debt in pursuit of a casino

North Fork Rancheria slams rival tribes for casino opposition (11/22)

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians is blaming 'wealthy gaming tribes' for opposition to its off-reservation casino in California.

City leaders divided on Tohono O'odham Nation casino plan (11/22)

Leaders in the city of Glendale, Arizona, remain divided about the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino.

MPR: Minnesota governor supports state-run casino at airport (11/21)

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) supports a state-run casino at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

Referendum on North Fork Rancheria casino qualifies for ballot (11/21)

A referendum that seeks to stop the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians from opening an off-reservation has qualified for the ballot in California.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees progress on casino land plan (11/21)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts was promised a decision on its casino land-into-trust application earlier this spring.

Opinion: Menominee Nation casino is about the bigger picture (11/21)

Writer says Menominee Nation off-reservation casino will benefit state of Wisconsin.

Voters reject Mashantucket Tribe casino plan in Massachusetts (11/20)

Voters in the town of Milford, Massachusetts, reject a casino host agreement with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut on Tuesday.

Oregon tribe asks members about possibility of Class II facility (11/20)

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians in Oregon are considering a Class II facility.

Eyes on Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe for next move on casino (11/19)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts elected a new leader over the weekend, a move that could affect controversial plans for a casino.

Tohono O'odham Nation remains confident of gaming project (11/19)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona continues to pursue an off-reservation casino despite obstacles in the courts and in Congress.

Opinion: Governor rolls dice on Menominee Nation gaming bid (11/18)

State lawmaker wonders why Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is taking so long to make a decision on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Opponents of Tohono O'odham Nation casino seek court delay (11/18)

Opponents of an off-reservation casino for the Tohono O'odham Nation are seeking a delay in litigation in light of an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case.

Mashantucket Tribe finds investor for casino in Massachusetts (11/18)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut landed a majority investor for its commercial casino in Massachusetts, just days before a referendum on the project.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe heads to polls amid gaming talks (11/15)

Members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts go to the polls on Sunday to choose a leader as debate continues about gaming.

Opinion: Approve Menominee Nation's off-reservation casino (11/15)

Wisconsin state lawmaker says Menominee Nation off-reservation casino deserves approval:

Governor signs Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe's gaming compact (11/15)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) will hold a ceremony today to sign a Class III gaming compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

BIA to hold hearings on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (11/14)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will hold two public hearings to discuss the casino proposed by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.

Mashantucket Tribe needs majority partner for casino plan (11/14)

With a referendum fast approaching, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is still looking for a majority partner for its commercial casino in eastern Massachusetts.

Opinion: Don't bet on new jobs at Menominee Nation casino (11/14)

Writer says Menominee Nation off-reservation casino won't actually create more jobs in Wisconsin.

Governor weighs odds of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino (11/14)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) doesn't think Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe has a right to engage in gaming but he wants to talk about it anyway.

Menominee Nation waits longer for off-reservation casino (11/13)

After giving himself a 60-day deadline, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) will be taking much longer to make a decision on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe inches forward with casino bid (11/13)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts launched its casino bid shortly after winning federal recognition in May 2007.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces opposition to casino bid (11/13)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is facing opposition to its plan for a Class II gaming facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Mohegan Tribe gets recount date for Massachusetts casino (11/13)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut will have to wait until November 26 for a recount on its commercial casino proposal.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wins final approval of compact (11/12)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has won final approval of its Class III gaming compact in the Massachusetts Legislature.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes approval of gaming (11/12)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts plans to open a Class II facility after winning approval from the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Editorial: Vote for Mashantucket Tribe casino in Massachusetts (11/11)

Newspaper urges residents of Milford to vote in favor of the Foxwoods Massachusetts, the $1 billion casino being proposed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut.

Tribes in Kansas oppose potential casino from Delaware Tribe (11/11)

The four federally recognized tribes currently based in Kansas are opposing a potential casino from the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma.

Editorial: Coquille Tribe's proposed casino needs a full debate (11/11)

Newspaper says Class II facility proposed by Coquille Tribe deserves fuller debate in Oregon.

Mashantucket Tribe faces vote on Massachusetts casino plan (11/08)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut faces a vote on its commercial casino in eastern Massachusetts in less than two weeks.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises action on gaming compact (11/08)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to see progress on its casino in Massachusetts.

Mohegan Tribe looks to stay in running for Massachusetts casino (11/07)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut started pushing for a casino in Massachusetts long before the state opened the doors to Vegas-style gambling.

Mohegan Tribe to seek recount after Massachusetts casino vote (11/06)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut will ask for a recount after residents in Palmer, Massachusetts, rejected a commercial casino by just 93 votes on Tuesday.

Mohegan Tribe ready for local vote on Massachusetts casino (11/04)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut faces a big test tomorrow for its proposed commercial casino in western Massachusetts.

Opinion: War games in Wisconsin over off-reservation casino (11/01)

Attorney Dennis J. Whittlesey discusses the controversy surrounding the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

BIA urged to reject Catawba Nation casino land-into-trust bid (10/31)

Lawmakers in North Carolina are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the Catawba Nation casino land-into-trust application.

Regulator comments on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (10/31)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is still waiting to see what happens with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident of off-reservation casino (10/30)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin remains confident that its off-reservation casino won't be rejected by the state.

No firm deadline on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (10/30)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) hasn't set a firm deadline for a decision on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Coquille Tribe defends plan for off-reservation Class II facility (10/30)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is facing fresh opposition to its proposed off-reservation casino.

No decision on Menominee Nation's off-reservation casino plan (10/29)

It could be a few more days before Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) announces a decision on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Menominee Nation remains hopeful on off-reservation casino (10/28)

The Menominee Nation remains hopeful that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) will approve an off-reservation casino.

Minnesota Tribes: Don't open doors to off-reservation casino (10/28)

Tribal leaders in Minnesota oppose off-reservation casino in neighboring Wisconsin.

Decision delayed on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (10/25)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin will have to wait a little longer for a decision on its off-reservation casino.

Menominee Nation awaits answer on off-reservation casino (10/24)

The Menominee Nation met with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Wednesday to make one last push for its off-reservation casino.

North Fork Rancheria off-reservation casino faces voter test (10/24)

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California has cleared every federal and state hurdle in its quest for an off-reservation casino but the project faces one last test.

City opposes Lower Brule Sioux Tribe off-reservation casino (10/24)

The city of Oacama, South Dakota, is opposing an off-reservation casino for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails action on gaming land plan (10/24)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is seeing movement on its casino land-into-trust application.

Decision expected on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (10/23)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is expected to make a decision on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino by the end of the week.

Delaware Tribe wants to keep options open for casino in Kansas (10/23)

The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma is keeping its options open for a casino in Kansas.

North Fork Rancheria's off-reservation casino clears BIA hurdle (10/23)

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California has cleared another hurdle in its bid for an off-reservation casino.

Wisconsin governor delays Menominee Nation casino decision (10/22)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is taking more time to consider the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits action on gaming compact (10/22)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is still waiting for action on its Class III gaming compact with the state of Massachusetts.

Deadline nears on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino bid (10/21)

The Menominee Nation could hear this week on its controversial off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Oneida Nation backs Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (10/18)

The Oneida Nation announced its support for the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Tohono O'odham Nation sees shift on off-reservation casino bid (10/17)

The Tohono O'odham Nation will finally get to talk with the city of Glendale, Arizona, over its plans for an off-reservation casino.

Tribes meet to discuss Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (10/17)

Leaders of four Wisconsin tribes met on Wednesday to discuss the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Little River Band continues work on off-reservation casino plan (10/16)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has a lot of work ahead on its plan for an off-reservation casino.

City agrees to begin gaming talks with Tohono O'odham Nation (10/16)

The city council in Glendale, Arizona, agreed to open gaming talks with the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Editorial: Menominee Nation off-reservation casino a win for all (10/16)

Newspaper urges Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) to approve Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Opinion: Menominee Nation casino not a good bet in Wisconsin (10/15)

Writer doesn't think the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino won't create long term economic benefits in Wisconsin.

City council weighs casino talks with Tohono O'odham Nation (10/15)

The city council in Glendale, Arizona, is expected to vote today on opening gaming talks with the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Little River Band cites progress on off-reservation casino bid (10/14)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will move forward with an off-reservation casino in hopes of convincing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to support the project.

Governor seeks meeting to discuss Menominee Nation casino (10/14)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) wants to meet with leaders of all 11 of the state's tribes to discuss the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Petition supports Catawba Nation's casino bid in North Carolina (10/11)

More than 480 people have signed a petition in support of a Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina.

Hard Rock to manage Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (10/11)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin announced an agreement with Hard Rock International to manage its proposed off-reservation casino.

Chukchansi Leaders: North Fork casino will hurt tribe's casino (10/10)

Leaders of Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians say their business will be hurt if the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians opens an off-reservation casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe clears first vote for gaming pact (10/10)

As expected, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts won the first vote on its Class III gaming compact.

Menominee Nation brings Hard Rock on as partner for casino (10/10)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is bringing on a new partner for its off-reservation casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino deal expected to win vote (10/09)

The Massachusetts House is expected to vote favorably on a Class III gaming compact for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Editorial: Catawba Nation casino holds promise of more jobs (10/08)

Newspaper wonders why North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) won't support a casino for the Catawba Nation, which promises 4,000 new jobs in the state.

Shutdown halts work on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (10/08)

The shutdown of the federal government has halted work on the casino land-into-trust application submitted by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.

GOPs praise Cherokee casino while opposing Catawba plan (10/07)

The North Carolina Republican Party is hosting its convention at the casino owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians but the group says it has nothing to do with a controversial proposal from the Catawba Nation.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's gaming compact due for vote (10/07)

The Massachusetts House is due to vote on a Class III gaming compact for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Wednesday.

Craig Corn: Off-reservation casino a solid bet for Wisconsin (10/07)

Menominee Nation Chairman Craig Corn defends his tribe's plan for an off-reservation casino.

Ada Deer: Wealthy tribes oppose Menominee Nation casino (10/07)

Ada Deer, the former head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, says wealthy gaming tribes are trying to "crush" Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Mohegan Tribe clears initial phase for Massachusetts casino (10/04)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has cleared the initial phase of its application for a commercial casino in Massachusetts.

Radio: Catawba Nation casino quest dates to land settlement (10/03)

WFAE Public Radio explains how a land claim settlement has the Catawba Nation of South Carolina looking at casino in North Carolina.

6th Circuit takes up Soo Tribe off-reservation gaming dispute (10/03)

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Wednesday in an off-reservation gaming case involving the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan.

Dave Palermo: Sen. Feinstein fibbed on tribal gaming claims (10/02)

Did Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) fib when she claimed that California is home to more than 100 tribal casinos?

Gaming opposition group shifts focus to Dry Creek Rancheria (10/02)

A group that failed to stop a casino for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria is setting its sights on a new opponent -- the Dry Creek Rancheria.

Delaware Tribe not planning for gaming at newly acquired site (10/02)

The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma is still working on a land-into-trust application for a newly acquired site in Kansas but gaming isn't on the agenda.

Arguments expected next year in Cowlitz Tribe casino lawsuit (10/02)

Oral arguments in a lawsuit that aims to stop the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington from opening a casino aren't expected until early 2014.

Foes of North Fork off-reservation casino deliver signatures (10/02)

Opponents of an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California say they have collected more than enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot.

Editorial: Enough is enough - Deny Menominee Nation casino (10/02)

Newspaper says Wisconsin doesn't need the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of casino plan (10/01)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remained confident of its gaming plan after just one non-Indian developer submitted a bid for a potential commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts.

Kurt Luger: Off-reservation casino requires tribal consensus (10/01)

Kurt Luger, the executive director of the Great Plains Indian Gaming Association, says tribal consensus is required on an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation.

Catawba Nation pursues casino even without state backing (09/30)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina can open a casino in North Carolina without state approval, a lawyer for the tribe said.

Non-Indian developer submits bid for Massachusetts casino (09/30)

A non-Indian developer submitted an application for a possible commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts.

Menominee Nation waits for state on off-reservation casino (09/30)

The Menominee Nation is waiting for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) to make a decision on its proposed off-reservation casino.

Menominee Nation at 'finish line' for off-reservation casino bid (09/27)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is making its final push to gain state approval for an off-reservation casino.

Opinion: Bill keeps off-reservation casinos out of communities (09/27)

Mayors of cities in Arizona support H.R.1410, a bill that prevents the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino.

Tribal interests spend big to halt North Fork Rancheria casino (09/26)

Tribal interests are donating big to a campaign to block an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California.

Menominee Nation poll shows off-reservation casino support (09/26)

The Menominee Nation says a new poll shows support for its off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Governor claims Catawba Nation exploits loophole for casino (09/24)

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) claims the Catawba Nation of South Carolina is exploiting a "loophole" in its bid for an out-of-state casino.

States submit briefs in Supreme Court's Indian gaming case (09/24)

State governments are lining up to assert their interests in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe fears job loss in new casino (09/24)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe claims it will lose jobs if the Menominee Nation opens an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

House subcommittee talks off-reservation gaming standards (09/24)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing last Thursday to discuss standards for off-reservation gaming acquisitions.

Few takers for potential commercial casino in Massachusetts (09/24)

Only one non-Indian company appears ready to bid on a potential third commercial casino in Massachusetts.

Judge dismisses lawsuits against Enterprise Rancheria casino (09/23)

A judge in California dismissed two lawsuits that were aimed at blocking an off-reservation casino for the Enterprise Rancheria.

Tribal leaders talk Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (09/23)

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel publishes dueling opinions about an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin.

Audio: House hearing on land-into-trust decisions for gaming (09/19)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs is holding a hearing this afternoon on standards for land-in-trust decisions for gaming purposes.

Lumbee Tribe's recognition bill includes prohibition on gaming (09/19)

A bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina includes a prohibition on gaming and that's how leaders and members want it.

Supreme Court to hear Bay Mills gaming case on December 2 (09/18)

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case, on December 2.

Column: Governor won't support Catawba Nation's casino plan (09/18)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina continues to see opposition to its proposed casino in North Carolina.

Group defends North Fork Rancheria off-reservation casino bid (09/18)

Supporters of an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians have formed a campaign committee in California.

Casino opponents deny tie to Forest County Potawatomi Tribe (09/18)

An anti-casino group in Wisconsin says it is not being funded by the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe.

House passes bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino bid (09/18)

By a voice vote, the House on Tuesday passed H.R.1410, a bill that prevents the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona.

Opinion: Menominee Nation gaming opponents lack credibility (09/17)

Evan Zeppos, a spokesperson for the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino, refutes criticism from opponents.

Editorial: Catawba Nation weakens case with new casino plans (09/17)

Newspaper in North Carolina says the Catawba Nation is weakening its case by seeking to cross state lines to open a casino.

Tohono O'odham Nation racks up court victories in casino fight (09/17)

The Tohono O'odham Nation has racked up nine court victories in its bid to open an off-reservation casino in Arizona.

House to take up bill blocking Tohono O'odham Nation casino (09/16)

The House is due to take up H.R.1410, a bill that prevents the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino on Tuesday.

Opinion: New casinos don't bring true economic development (09/16)

Writer doesn't think an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation will boost economic development in Wisconsin.

Delaware Tribe isn't looking to open casino on land in Kansas (09/16)

The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma isn't looking to open a casino on newly acquired land in Kansas, Chief Paula Pechonick said.

LaVonne Crowe: Illegal criteria on off-reservation casino plan (09/16)

LaVonne Crowe, a member of the Menominee Nation, accuses Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) of pitting tribes against each other in off-reservation casino debate.

House subcommittee sets hearing on gaming land standards (09/13)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next week to discuss standards for land-in-trust decisions for gaming purposes.

Connecticut tribes face votes on casino bids in Massachusetts (09/13)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are gearing up for votes on their commercial casino proposals in neighboring Massachusetts.

Tohono O'odham Nation blasts claim on off-reservation casino (09/13)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona blasted Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Arizona) for claiming that the tribe wants to open a casino 300 miles from the reservation.

Most tribes support Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (09/13)

Eight of 11 tribes in Wisconsin support an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation.

Mohegan Tribe still in the running for casino in Massachusetts (09/12)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut faces just one competitor for a commercial casino in western Massachusetts.

Lawmaker questions Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino bid (09/12)

A Massachusetts lawmaker says the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won't be able to open a casino even if the state approves a Class III gaming compact.

Opinion: Simple guidelines for Menominee Nation casino plan (09/12)

Writer supports criteria being used to judge an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin.

Eastern Cherokees express concerns about Catawba casino (09/11)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians could be negatively impacted by a Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina, Chief Michell Hicks said.

Politifact: Menominee Nation casino claims mostly ring true (09/11)

Politifact Wisconsin looks into claims by the Menominee Nation that its off-reservation casino would be one of the state's largest employers and its largest taxpayer.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe clears first vote for gaming pact (09/11)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts cleared the first vote on its long-delayed on its Class III gaming compact.

Seminole Tribe out of running for casino bid in Massachusetts (09/11)

Hard Rock International, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, is out of the running for a commercial casino in western Massachusetts.

Catawba Nation faces hurdles in bid for North Carolina casino (09/10)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina has local support for a casino across the border in North Carolina but the tribe faces significant hurdles moving forward.

Two tribes set for crucial votes on Massachusetts casino bids (09/10)

Two tribes are facing crucial votes today in their plans for gaming in Massachusetts.

Opinion: Common sense criteria on Menominee Nation casino (09/10)

Writer supports state criteria for approval of off-reservation casino by the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin.

Catawba Nation files land-into-trust application for casino site (09/09)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina has filed a land-into-trust application for a proposed casino in North Carolina

Tribes eye vote on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (09/09)

Rival tribes will be pushing for a vote on H.R.1410, a bill that prevents the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino, Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Arizona) said.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees movement on gaming pact (09/09)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is finally seeing some movement on its Class III gaming compact.

10th Circuit puts hold on Kialegee Tribal Town gaming lawsuit (09/09)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has put a hold on a gaming lawsuit involving the in the Kialegee Tribal Town and the state of Oklahoma.

Opinion: Menominee Nation must meet criteria for a new casino (09/09)

Mike Huebsch, the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, says it's up to the Menominee Nation to meet three criteria in order to open an off-reservation casino.

Pequot Tribe reaches host agreement for Massachusetts casino (09/06)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has reached a host agreement for a commercial casino in Massachusetts.

Menominee Nation's off-reservation casino gains more support (09/06)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is lining up more support for its off-reservation casino.

Column: Supreme Court case poses risk for tribal gaming rights (09/06)

Columnist discusses Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case:

Supreme Court accepts opening brief in Bay Mills casino dispute (09/05)

The state of Michigan filed its opening brief in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case involving the Bay Mills Indian Community.

Lawmakers against Catawba Nation casino took Cherokee funds (09/05)

North Carolina lawmakers who are opposing a potential Catawba Nation casino accepted campaign contributions from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Column: Menominee Nation off-reservation casino sparks battle (09/05)

Columnist looks at the politics behind the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino bid.

Editorial: Voters need a say on North Fork off-reservation casino (09/05)

Newspaper says California voters should be able to reject an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians.

Menominee Nation casino foes spend on Republican politicians (09/04)

Two tribes that are opposing the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino donated $193,400 to Republican groups that have helped Gov. Scott Walker (R).

North Carolina lawmakers oppose Catawba Nation gaming plan (09/04)

More than 100 state lawmakers in North Carolina signed a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in opposition to a possible Catawba Nation casino.

Tohono O'odham Nation, city discuss off-reservation casino bid (09/04)

Leaders from the Tohono O'odham Nation and the city of Glendale, Arizona, met to discuss the tribe's plans for an off-reservation casino.

Coquille Tribe battles opposition to off-reservation casino bid (09/03)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon continues to face opposition to a proposed off-reservation casino.

Opinion: Menominee Nation off-reservation casino brings jobs (09/03)

Writer supports an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation but doesn't think there is a good chance it will get built.

Mohegan Tribe announces deal for casino in Massachusetts (08/30)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut signed a host agreement on Thursday for a commercial casino in western Massachusetts.

Opinion: Tribes looking beyond state borders in casino quest (08/30)

Attorney discusses efforts by the Catawba Nation and the Delaware Tribe to cross state lines for casinos: Two tribes recently elevated the stakes by proposing to cross state lines for tribal development, and - in the process - have introduced...

Republicans back Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (08/29)

Artist's rendering of the proposed Menominee Nation off-reservation casino. Image from Casino Kenosha Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin, including a top leader, are supporting the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino. Senate President Mike Ellis (R) doesn't live near the casino site in...

Catawba Nation committed to gaming projects in two states (08/29)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina is pursuing gaming projects in two states with the hopes of expanding its economic options.

Ho-Chunk Nation won't support rival off-reservation casino (08/29)

The Ho-Chunk Nation won't support the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino even as it pursues a similar plan in Wisconsin.

Craig Corn: Menominee Nation boosts economy with casino (08/29)

Menominee Nation Chairman Craig Corn calls on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) to approve off-reservation casino over the objections of the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe.

Column: Wall Street firms fund anti-North Fork casino efforts (08/28)

Artist's rendering of the proposed North Fork Rancheria casino. Image from North Fork Casino Environmental Impact Statement Wall Street firms are funding a campaign to block an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians: It’s called Keep...

Coquille Tribe stands behind plans for off-reservation casino (08/28)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is ramping up its public relations efforts amid opposition to a proposed off-reservation casino. The tribe has hired lobbyists and consultants to promote The Cedars at Bear Creek. The casino -- pitched as a Class...

Menominee Nation pitches off-reservation casino partnership (08/28)

The Menominee Nation is offering to include the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe in plans for an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Mohegan Tribe to sign agreement for Massachusetts casino (08/27)

Artist's rendering of the proposed Mohegan Sun Palmer in Massachusetts. Image from Mohegan Tribe The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut will sign a host agreement on Thursday for a commercial casino in western Massachusetts. The host agreement is part of the...

Seneca Nation promises millions for off-reservation casino (08/27)

The Seneca Nation is promising a developer up to $8 million for an off-reservation casino in Rochester, New York. The tribe announced an agreement with developer David Flaum. The deal includes a $3 million development fee, plus a success fee...

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe battles Menominee casino (08/27)

As expected, the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe is expressing opposition to an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin.

Editorial: Support Ho-Chunk Nation's off-reservation casino (08/27)

Newspaper says Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino deserves fair shake from Gov. Scott Walker (R): The Ho-Chunk Nation has a previous compact with the state allowing the tribe to open one more casino in Wisconsin. How would Walker view that stipulation...

Editorial: Warm Springs Tribes cancel off-reservation casino (08/26)

The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation have officially dropped plans for an off-reservation casino in Oregon.

Menominee Nation wins approval for off-reservation casino (08/26)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin has won federal approval of its off-reservation casino.

Applications fee due for commercial casino in Massachusetts (08/23)

A $400,000 non-refundable application fee for a commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts is due September 30.

Manzanita Band awaits BIA ruling on off-reservation casino (08/23)

The Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in California expects a decision on its off-reservation casino this fall, a representative for the tribe said. The tribe has been pursuing a casino in Calexico, near the U.S.-Mexico border for nearly a...

Tribes sue over Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino site (08/23)

Two Chippewa tribes are suing the city of Beloit, Wisconsin, over land that's being sold to the Ho-Chunk Nation for an off-reservation casino.

Editorial: No problem with Catawba casino in North Carolina (08/23)

South Carolina newspaper supports potential Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina: We welcome efforts to open up new economic opportunities for the tribe. We hope a plan to reopen a bingo operation on Cherry Road later this year will give...

Opponents hope to place Massachusetts gaming law on ballot (08/22)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Casino opponents are trying to put the Massachusetts Expanded Gaming Act on the ballot in 2014. Repealing H.3702 poses problems for several tribes. The Mashpee Wampanoag...

Lac du Flambeau Band promotes off-reservation casino plan (08/22)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin addressed concerns about its off-reservation casino at a public meeting last week.

Editorial: Catawba Nation casino a bad deal for North Carolina (08/22)

Newspaper doesn't think the Catawba Nation should open a casino in North Carolina or South Carolina: Our recommendation would be to do away with gambling, close the loopholes and shade in the gray areas. Odds are that will never happen,...

Editorial: Move slowly on Lower Brule Sioux Tribe's casino bid (08/22)

Newspaper says more answers are needed about off-reservation casino proposed by the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota: The town of Oacoma is not yet ready to give its support to a proposed American Indian casino that would be...

Seneca Nation looking to develop third off-reservation casino (08/21)

The Seneca Nation is exploring plans for another off-reservation casino in New York.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe hosts off-reservation casino meeting (08/21)

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota hosted a meeting on Tuesday night to discuss its off-reservation casino. Only about 20 people showed up, The Aberdeen American News reported. But Phil Hogen, a former chairman of the National Indian...

Hard Rock faces vote on commercial casino in Massachusetts (08/19)

Hard Rock International, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, faces a September 10 vote on its commercial casino in western Massachusetts. Hard Rock is proposing an $800 million casino in West Springfield. Local voters must approve...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to discuss off-reservation casino plan (08/19)

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe will meet with officials in Oacoma, South Dakota, to discuss plans for an off-reservation casino. The tribe wants to build a $34 million casino on a 91-acre site that was taken into trust in 2011....

Editorial: Don't bet on Catawba Nation casino in North Carolina (08/19)

Newspaper doesn't think the Catawba Nation of South Carolina will find much success in pursuing a casino in North Carolina: Business thrives by competition and the willingness of investors to take a chance. And having failed to get South...

Enterprise Rancheria remains hopeful on off-reservation casino (08/16)

The Enterprise Rancheria of California remains confident of its off-reservation casino even as its Class III gaming compact faces delays.

Lac du Flambeau Band sees support for off-reservation casino (08/16)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs held a public meeting on Thursday to discuss an off-reservation casino for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin. Local support in Shullsburg is strong. Mayor Tom Lethlean and residents...

Catawba Nation said to be interested in North Carolina casino (08/16)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina is exploring a casino in North Carolina, The Charlotte Observer reported, but a spokesperson for the tribe denied the claim.

Mohegan Tribe also reports declines in slot machine revenues (08/15)

Connecticut's other federally-recognized tribe also reported declines in slot machine revenue for the month of July.

Two California tribes still pursuing off-reservation casino bids (08/15)

Two California tribes are still pursuing off-reservation casinos although the Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be moving very slowly.

Mohegan Tribe close to agreement for Massachusetts casino (08/14)

Artist's rendering of the proposed Mohegan Sun Palmer in Massachusetts. Image from Mohegan Tribe The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is reportedly close to a host agreement for a casino western Massachusetts. The tribe must reach an agreement with the town...

BIA hearing for Lac du Flambeau Band off-reservation casino (08/14)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is hosting a public meeting tomorrow on an off-reservation casino for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin.

Table Mountain Rancheria donates to anti-gaming committee (08/12)

Artist's rendering of the proposed North Fork Rancheria casino. Image from North Fork Casino Environmental Impact Statement The Table Mountain Rancheria has contributed $250,000 to a committee that wants to stop the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians from opening...

Editorial: Governor breaks promise on off-reservation casinos (08/12)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria Newspaper says California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) broke promise to voters by supporting off-reservation casinos for the Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians: Since the enactment...

Group gathers signatures for referendum on North Fork casino (08/09)

Stand Up for California continues to gather signatures in its campaign against an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians.

Mashantucket Tribe to negotiate casino deal in Massachusetts (08/07)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is seeing positive moment on its proposed commercial casino in Massachusetts. Foxwoods Massachusetts has faced intense local opposition, unlike most other proposals in the state. But leaders in the town of Milford, about...

Little Traverse Bay Bands still waiting to hear about casino bid (08/07)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will have to wait longer for a decision about a casino in Mackinaw City, Michigan. The tribe needs local approval for a second casino. But the village council has put off a...

Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe still faces competing slot parlor (08/06)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will still face competition from a non-Indian slot machine parlor in southeastern Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission. said the proposed slot parlor...

Three lawsuits pending over Tohono O'odham Nation casino (08/05)

Three lawsuits are pending in connection with the off-reservation casino proposed by the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona.

Editorial: Let Tohono O'odham Nation move forward on casino (08/01)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Newspaper questions why Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) is trying to prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino: Is it any wonder so many people...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to pay $1M for failed casino (07/31)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is being urged to pay $1 million for a failed casino deal in the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts. The tribe agreed to...

Connecticut tribes bid for commercial casinos in Massachusetts (07/30)

Artist's rendering of the proposed Mohegan Sun Palmer in Massachusetts. Image from Mohegan Tribe The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, both from Connecticut, are looking to expand their gaming empires to neighboring Massachusetts. The Mashantuckets are bidding...

Passamaquoddy Tribe eyes voter approval for casino once again (07/30)

The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine will once again be asking for voters to approve a casino. Voters have rejected the tribe at least twice even as they approved non-Indian gaming facilities. But this time the tribe hopes to limit the...

BIA moves ahead with Lac du Flambeau off-reservation casino (07/29)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is seeing movement on its proposed off-reservation casino in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be preparing a draft environmental impact statement for the casino. A public meeting...

Stockbridge-Munsee Community still pursuing New York casino (07/29)

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin is still pursuing an off-reservation casino in the Catskills region of New York. The tribe has been pursuing the casino since 2001. The project suffered one defeat when the Bush administration barred nearly all off-reservation...

MPBN: Maine tribes still looking for entry into gaming business (07/29)

Maine Public Broadcasting Network reports on the first meeting of the Commission to Develop a Competitive Bidding Process for the Operation of Additional Casinos or Slot Machines, where tribal leaders pushed for involvement in the gaming industry: Currently, there is...

Committee raises funds for anti-North Fork casino referendum (07/26)

Stand Up for California has established a fundraising committee in its battle against a casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. The committee is called "Keep Vegas-Style Casinos Out of Neighborhoods, a project of Stand Up for California."...

House committee backs bill to block Tohono O'odham casino (07/25)

The House Natural Resources Committee voted 35-5 on Wednesday to pass H.R.1410, a bill that prevents the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe spends most on casino lobbying (07/24)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has spent $303,015 on lobbying in the first six months of the year, Boston Magazine reports. The spending was the...

Judge delays fee issue in Tohono O'odham Nation casino suit (07/24)

A federal judge won't rule on $4.2 million in attorney fees requested by theTohono O'odham Nation of Arizona for wining a gaming lawsuit.

State expects another appeal in Tohono O'odham casino suit (07/23)

The state of Arizona is anticipating yet another appeal in the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation gaming case, this time over attorney's fees and expenses.

Editorial: BIA rule change boosts Coquille Tribe's casino bid (07/22)

Newspaper claims a new Bureau of Indian Affairs regulation that affects land-into-trust applications will help the Coquille Tribe of Oregon open an off-reservation casino.

City fighting casino opposes BIA land-into-trust appeal rule (07/19)

A city that's fighting a casino proposed by the Coquille Tribe is opposing a new Bureau of Indian Affairs regulation that affects land-into-trust applications. The rule allows the BIA to finalize a land-into-trust application without a 30-day waiting period. Officials...

Tule River Tribe drops land-into-trust bid amid gaming talks (07/19)

The Tule River Tribe of California has withdrawn a land-into-trust application amid talks about an off-reservation casino. The application for 40 acres in Porterville was opposed by state and local officials. The tribe now hopes to work more closely with...

Jemez Pueblo puts hold on off-reservation gaming proposal (07/19)

Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico has put its off-reservation gaming application on hold. The tribe submitted a third application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs last year. The first was rejected by the Bush administration without full consideration while the...

Mohegan Tribe working on casino deal in Massachusetts town (07/18)

Artist's rendering of the proposed Mohegan Sun Palmer in Massachusetts. Image from Mohegan Tribe The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is expected to reach a casino host agreement in western Massachusetts by the end of the month. Once the agreement is...

Cowlitz Tribe optimistic for casino groundbreaking next year (07/18)

A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington hopes to break ground on its long awaited casino in 2014, Chairman Bill Iyall said. The tribe has been pushing for the casino ever since gaining federal...

Mohegan Tribe running behind in Massachusetts casino plan (07/17)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is running behind two competitors for a commercial casino in western Massachusetts.

Lawsuit questions state's approval of off-reservation casino (07/17)

A lawsuit questions whether California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) had the ability to approve an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. Brown approved the casino under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act....

Court hears lawsuit over North Fork Rancheria casino compact (07/16)

A state court in California is hearing a lawsuit today that challenges the Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. The tribe is not named in the suit. Instead, Stand Up for California claims Gov....

Judge weighs ruling in suit over tribal provisions in gaming law (07/16)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe A federal judge held a hearing on Monday in a lawsuit that challenges the tribal provisions in H.3702, the Massachusetts Expanded Gaming Act. The law set...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting on casino land decision (07/15)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts could be waiting until early 2014 for a decision on its casino land-into-trust application. The tribe was hopeful for a...

City moving slowly on Little Traverse Bay Bands casino project (07/12)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is being asked to provide more information about its proposed casino in Mackinaw City, Michigan. The tribe seemed to make a favorable impression at a public meeting in April. But the village...

Shakopee Tribe grant helps Lower Brule Sioux Tribe with casino (07/12)

A grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is helping the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota pursue an off-reservation casino. The Shakopee Tribe announced a $500,000 grant to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. Of the amount,...

Tohono O'odham Nation wants $4.2M in fees for casino lawsuit (07/11)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is seeking $4.2 million in attorney's fees after winning a lawsuit against its proposed off-reservation casino. The state of Arizona, the...

BIA seeks comments on Lower Brule Sioux Tribe casino project (07/11)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward with an off-reservation casino application for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The tribe wants to build a $34 million casino on a 91-acre site that was taken into trust...

Stand Up for California eyes anti-casino referendum on ballot (07/10)

Stand Up for California is seeking a statewide referendum on a bill that ratified a Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. The referendum calls for a vote on AB 277, which narrowly passed the...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe prepares for longer wait on casino (07/09)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is preparing to wait even longer for a decision on its casino land-into-trust application. Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head...

Los Coyotes Band still working on off-reservation gaming plans (07/09)

The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians discussed its off-reservation casino with the office of Gov. Jerry Brown (D).

North Fork Rancheria awaits NIGC approval for casino manager (07/09)

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has cleared almost every hurdle in its decade-long quest for an off-reservation casino in California. The last two hurdles rest in Washington, D.C. The National Indian Gaming Commission must approve a management contract...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about delay on casino (07/08)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts hasn't seen much movement on two key aspects of its casino plan. The tribe's Class III gaming compact remains stalled...

Bishop Paiute Tribe weighs $118M casino development project (07/05)

Members of the Bishop Paiute Tribe of California will vote next week on a $118 million casino development project.

North Fork Rancheria off-reservation casino compact off to BIA (07/05)

A Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians can now be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs after gaining final approval in California. The compact authorizes an off-reservation casino, a first in the state....

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino amid BIA wait (07/03)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is still waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to make a decision on its casino land-into-trust application. Assistant Secretary...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still wants to join gaming lawsuit (07/02)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is still seeking to intervene in a gaming lawsuit in Massachusetts. The tribe asserted its gaming rights in a lawsuit filed by a non-Indian developer. A federal judge, however, said the state can represent any tribal...

Mohegan Tribe unveils new plan for $1B Massachusetts casino (07/02)

Artist's rendering of the proposed Mohegan Sun Palmer in Massachusetts. Image from Mohegan Tribe The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut unveiled a new design for its proposed commercial casino in western Massachusetts. The tribe plans to spend $1 billion on...

Three tribes in race for commercial casino in Massachusetts (06/28)

Three tribes are bidding on commercial casinos in Massachusetts. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is bidding on a license in the eastern region. The tribe wants to open a $1 billion casino in Milford, a town about 35...

MPR: Supreme Court agrees to hear Bay Mills casino dispute (06/26)

The shuttered Bay Mills Indian Community casino in Vanderbilt, Michigan. Photo © Bay Mills News Michigan Public Radio on Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, a gaming case involving the Bay Mills Indian Community that will be heard by the...

Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in casino lawsuit (06/26)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona has won yet another decision its quest to build an off-reservation casino. Judge David Campbell said the Class III gaming compact...

North Fork Rancheria off-reservation casino deal set for vote (06/25)

After weeks of delays, the Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California is due for a vote this week, Capitol Weekly reports. The compact authorizes an off-reservation casino for the tribe at a...

Robert Edwards: No casino dreams for Enterprise Rancheria (06/25)

Robert Edwards, the former vice chairman of the Enterprise Rancheria in California before he was disenrolled, on the tribe's off-reservation casino: Enterprise Rancheria may have had big dreams a decade ago,where their casino project was concerned, but I recall more...

Supreme Court due to hear tribal casino case from Michigan (06/25)

The shuttered Bay Mills Indian Community casino in Vanderbilt, Michigan. Photo © Bay Mills News Tribal gaming issues in Michigan will once again be before the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming year. Last year, the court issued its ruling...

Turtle Talk: A way to avoid disaster in Supreme Court case (06/24)

Turtle Talk says there are ways to avoid disaster in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, an Indian gaming case that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear: And obvious … the United States should intervene and file a complaint....

Supreme Court takes Bay Mills off-reservation gaming case (06/24)

The shuttered Bay Mills Indian Community casino in Vanderbilt, Michigan. Photo © Bay Mills News Acting against the advice of the Obama administration, the U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Bay Mills Indian Community...

KBIC leaders to discuss fate of off-reservation casino proposal (06/20)

Leaders of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community are meeting today to discuss an off-reservation casino that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) rejected.

Los Coyotes Band waiting on action for off-reservation casino (06/20)

The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians is still waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take action on its off-reservation casino. The Bush administration rejected the proposed casino because Barstow is more than 100 miles from...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe issues casino environmental study (06/19)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe released the raft environmental impact report for its proposed casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The tribe plans to invest $550 million on the...

Michigan governor won't agree to KBIC off-reservation casino (06/19)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) refused to agree to an off-reservation casino for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe asks 6th Circuit to lift casino injunction (06/18)

Briefing continues in an off-reservation gaming dispute between the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the state of Michigan.

Mashantucket Tribe confident of casino bid in Massachusetts (06/18)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is moving forward with plans for a commercial casino in eastern Massachusetts. The tribe plans a $1 billion, 660,000 square-foot casino in the town of Milford. The site is about 35 miles from...

Tonkawa Tribe plans casino on newly acquired trust property (06/18)

The Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma plans to open a gaming facility on newly acquired land, according to a press release from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The BIA published notice of the 127-acre acquisition in the Federal Register on December...

Supreme Court delays Bay Mills off-reservation casino case (06/17)

Bay Mills Indian Community casino in Vanderbilt, Michigan. Photo © Bay Mills News The U.S. Supreme Court did not take action today on an off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan. The petition was considered...

BIA approves Kaw Nation off-reservation casino application (06/17)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved an off-reservation casino application for the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Editorial: Let Enterprise Rancheria enter the gaming business (06/17)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria. Newspaper questions why gaming tribes are opposing an off-reservation casino for the Enterprise Rancheria in California: One hurdle to be cleared is the Legislature's approval of Gov. Jerry Brown's tribal...

Tohono O'odham Nation awaits decision in casino litigation (06/13)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona awaits another ruling in a lawsuit that challenges its proposed off-reservation casino. The state of Arizona, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian...

Enterprise Rancheria optimistic with off-reservation casino (06/13)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria. The Enterprise Rancheria in California could start work on its off-reservation casino early next year, a spokesperson said. The tribe cleared a major hurdle when the Bureau of Indian...

Mechoopda Tribe lacks funding to continue with casino plan (06/13)

The Mechoopda Tribe of California has run out of money to defend its gaming land-into-trust application, Vice Chairwoman Sandra Knight said. After a lengthy battle that included a trip to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Bureau of Indian...

County renews litigation against Cowlitz Tribe's casino plan (06/10)

A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. Clark County in Washington filed a new lawsuit aimed at preventing the Cowlitz Tribe from opening a casino. The lawsuit was filed in response to a new record of decision issued by...

Opinion: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino won't succeed (06/10)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Writer says Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won't ever open a casino in southeastern Massachusetts: We are now at the one year anniversary of the referendum that approved...

Jamul Band faces opposition to $360M casino on reservation (06/07)

The Jamul Indian Village of California continues to face local opposition to its casino. The tribe plans to build a $360 million, 200,000 square-foot facility on the reservation with the help of Penn National Gaming. Residents slammed the project a...

Judge won't let Wampanoag tribes intervene in gaming lawsuit (06/07)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe A federal judge won't allow the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to intervene in a gaming lawsuit in Massachusetts. Judge Nathaniel Gorton said...

City to send delegation to DC to battle Coquille Tribe's casino (06/07)

The city council in Medford, Oregon, will send a delegation to Washington, D.C., to fight an off-reservation casino proposed by the Coquille Tribe. The city hopes to meet with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe has submitted a land-into-trust...

Readers believe Dry Creek Rancheria will pursue casino at site (06/06)

A majority of people who participated in an online poll believe the Dry Creek Rancheria of California will pursue a second casino. The tribe hasn't revealed its plans for the 277-acre site. But nearly 58 percent of respondents in the...

Buena Vista Rancheria pulls $220M bond offer for casino plan (06/06)

The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California has withdrawn a $220 million bond offering. The bonds were to be used to finance construction of the tribe's long-planned casino. Two rating agencies had viewed the bonds unfavorably. The tribe...

City sets aside $130K to fight Coquille Tribe's gaming project (06/06)

The city council in Medford, Oregon, set aside a little more than $132,000 to fight an off-reservation casino proposed by the Coquille Tribe. The money will be used for legal counsel. The city has already spent $25,000 on the matter...

Compact for North Fork Rancheria off-reservation casino stalls (06/05)

A Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California has been stalled amid opposition from rival tribes with existing casinos. The state Assembly approved the compact. But a vote in the Senate has been...

Supreme Court to take up petition in Bay Mills gaming dispute (06/04)

After months of waiting, the U.S. Supreme Court will finally decide whether to hear an off-reservation gaming dispute involving the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan. The Supreme Court scheduled a June 13 conference to consider a petition filed by...

Court weighs arguments in Tohono O'odham Nation casino suit (06/04)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. A federal judge is weighing arguments in one of the last remaining issues in the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino lawsuit. On May 7, Judge David Campbell...

Officials concerned about possible Dry Creek Rancheria casino (06/04)

Officials in Sonoma County, California, are worried that the Dry Creek Rancheria might revive plans for a new casino. The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application for a 277-acre site back in 2005. After running into opposition, the tribe agreed not...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting on casino land bid (05/31)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is still waiting for an answer on its gaming land-into-trust application. The tribe plans to build the $500 million First...

Massachusetts Gaming Commission sets schedule for casino (05/30)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Massachusetts Gaming Commission set an August 31 deadline to accept non-Indian bids for a casino in the southeastern part of the state. The goal is...

Massachusetts seeks dismissal of non-Indian gaming suit (05/29)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The state of Massachusetts is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit field by a non-Indian casino developer. K.G. Urban Enterprises wants to open a...

Law Article: Another look at Tohono O'odham Nation casino (05/28)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Attorney discusses 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation gaming case: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has required the...

Blog: Bold designs for Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (05/24)

Blog urges the Spokane Tribe of Washington to be bold with the design of its off-reservation casino: We know from documents already filed that the tribe has signed a tentative deal to work with Warner Gaming, a large company that...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe submits off-reservation casino bid (05/23)

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is asking the Obama administration to approve an off-reservation casino. The tribe wants to build a $34 million casino on a 91-acre site that was taken into trust in 2011. The site...

Column: Indian gaming comes down to one thing -- money (05/22)

Columnist on the state of Indian gaming in California, including tribal opposition to an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians: Money flowing through Sacramento lately can mean only one thing: Gambling is front and center again...

North Fork Rancheria's off-reservation compact due for vote (05/21)

A Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California could get a final vote on Friday, The Sacramento Bee reports. The compact has been controversial, with opposition coming from tribes with existing gaming facilities....

Mashantucket Tribe plans meeting for Massachusetts casino (05/21)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut will hold a public meeting June 3 to discuss its proposed commercial casino in eastern Massachusetts. The tribe and its partners plan to build the Foxwoods Massachusetts Resort in the town of Milford....

9th Circuit orders second look at Tohono O'odham casino site (05/21)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ordered the Obama administration to take a second look at Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino site. The Bureau of...

Pequot Tribe faces opposition to Massachusetts casino plan (05/20)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is seeing local opposition to its proposed commercial casino in Massachusetts. The tribe is bidding on a license for a commercial casino in eastern Massachusetts. The potential market is large -- the town...

Ho-Chunk Nation still working on off-reservation casino bid (05/20)

The Ho-Chunk Nation is still submitting information to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for its off-reservation casino, an official in Beloit, Wisconsin said. The BIA is preparing an environmental impact statement for the casino. A public meeting was held last...

Column: What happened to Mohawk Tribe's Catskills casino? (05/20)

Columnist wants to know what happened to the Catskills off-reservation casino for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe: Ten years ago this month, then-Gov. George Pataki signed an agreement with the St. Regis Mohawks to pave the way for a $500...

Enterprise Rancheria off-reservation casino site put in trust (05/20)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has placed an off-reservation gaming site in trust for the Enterprise Rancheria in California. The BIA published notice of the acquisition in the Federal Register...

Opinion: Coquille Tribe casino plan is bad for the community (05/20)

Writers oppose an off-reservation casino for the Coquille Tribe in Oregon: The Coquille Tribe wishes to install a gambling casino in Medford. The tribe's plans include excluding the land on which it is proposed to be installed from city, county...

City cites economic benefits from off-reservation gaming (05/17)

Off-reservation gaming has been good to Airway Heights, Washington, the city manager said. The city hosts the Northern Quest Casino, owned by the Kalispel Tribe. Property values have grown by more than $101 million since the casino opened in 2000...

House panel takes up Tohono O'odham Nation gaming bill (05/17)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on Thursday to consider H.R.1410, a bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation...

Massachusetts Gaming Commission eyes speedy process (05/17)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is looking to speed up the process for a non-Indian casino in southeastern Massachusetts even as the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe pursues its...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe defends Class III gaming deal (05/16)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe called on Massachusetts lawmakers to approve its Class III gaming compact. The deal requires the tribe to share 21 percent of revenues...

Bay Mills off-reservation casino still in limbo amid litigation (05/16)

Despite winning one round in court, the Bay Mills Indian Community in Michigan faces obstacles in reopening its off-reservation casino. The site in Vanderbilt was acquired in connection with the Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act. However the land has...

Column: Tohono O'odham Nation's casino a bit of 'revenge' (05/16)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Columnist supports off-reservation casino for the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona: It all started when some land on the Tohono O'odham Nation was flooded due to some...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe updates public on casino plans (05/15)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe updated the public on plans for a casino in Taunton, Massachusetts. The $500 million First Light Resort and Casino will feature...

DOJ supports Bay Mills Indian Community in casino dispute (05/15)

The Obama administration is supporting the Bay Mills Indian Community in a gaming dispute with the state of Michigan. The tribe opened a casino on land that was acquired in connection with a land claim settlement. A federal court ordered...

Tohono O'odham Nation casino opponents seek trial in case (05/15)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Opponents of the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation are asking for a trial even though they lost a major ruling in their lawsuit against the tribe. On May...

North Fork Rancheria gaming compact due for final hearing (05/15)

A Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians gets its final hearing in the California Senate today. The compact authorizes an off-reservation casino on a 305-acre site in Madera County. It passed the Assembly earlier...

House hearing on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (05/14)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs meets on Thursday to consider H.R.1410, a bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of casino plan (05/14)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of its casino plan, Chairman Cedric Cromwell said. The tribe faces non-Indian competition for a casino in the southeastern part...

Letter: Casino won't help Spokane Tribe with unemployment (05/13)

Letter writer questions need for Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: A recent article in The Spokesman-Review claimed this casino is needed to combat the 50 percent unemployment on the reservation. Currently, all tribal casinos have a Native American-friendly hiring practice, that...

Non-Indian developer still plans casino bid in Massachusetts (05/13)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. K.G. Urban Enterprises, a non-Indian developer, is still planning to bid on a casino in southeastern Massachusetts, The Boston Globe reports. The firm sued the state...

Oregon governor acknowledges no role over Class II gaming (05/13)

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) opposes an off-reservation casino for the Coquille Tribe even as he acknowledges the state has no role in Class II gaming. Kitzhaber claims the tribe is limited to one casino under its Class III gaming...

Tribes: Bill protects 'promise' to voters on casinos in Arizona (05/13)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Leaders of six tribes support H.R.1410, a bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona: New federal legislation introduced by...

Governor hopeful on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino deal (05/10)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) said he was hopeful for approval of a Class III gaming compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Patrick signed the deal...

Opinion: End lawsuits against Tohono O'odham Nation casino (05/10)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Newspaper calls for end to litigation against the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino: After four years, one would think the issue of whether the Tohono O’odham...

Blog: Coquille Tribe challenges policy of 'one casino per tribe' (05/09)

PoliFact Oregon tries to determine whether the Coquille Tribe can open a second casino: The Coquille Indian Tribe wants to turn a bowling alley in Medford into a casino with 600 video gambling machines, adding to another casino it operates...

Hearing set on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino compact (05/09)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Lawmakers in Massachusetts will finally take up a Class III gaming compact for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The tribe signed the deal with Gov. Deval Patrick...

Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on off-reservation casino (05/09)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria. The Enterprise Rancheria of California is in a holding pattern on its off-reservation casino. The tribe has gained federal and state approval for the casino. But a Class III gaming...

Opponents reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino study (05/09)

Critics of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino are still trying to use the Fairchild Air Force Base to stir up opposition. The Air Force has said the West Plains Mixed-Use Development won't affect its operations. The tribe commissioned a study...

BIA issues new land-into-trust ruling for Cowlitz Tribe casino (05/09)

A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has once again approved a casino for the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington. The BIA issued a new record of decision to take 152 acres in trust for...

Coquille Tribe moves forward with off-reservation casino bid (05/08)

The Coquille Tribe won't drop plans for an off-reservation casino despite opposition in Oregon. The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe, the Jackson County Commission and Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) have come against the casino. The Medford City Council also...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to make changes to casino plan (05/08)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts will be announcing changes to its casino plan next week, The Taunton Daily Gazette reports. The tribe will be making...

County delays action on Pinoleville Pomo Nation casino deal (05/08)

Supervisors in Mendocino County, California, delayed action on a casino agreement with the Pinoleville Pomo Nation. The proposed memorandum of understanding calls for the tribe to address the off-reservation impacts of its casino. According to The Ukiah Daily Journal ,...

Rep. McMorris Rodgers opposes Spokane Tribe's casino plan (05/08)

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) says the Spokane Tribe should not be allowed to open an off-reservation casino in Washington. McMorris Rodgers claims the West Plains Mixed-Use Development will encroach on the nearby Fairchild Air Force Base. However, the Air...

Tohono O'odham Nation wins another round in gaming case (05/08)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. The Tohono O'odham Nation has won another round in a gaming battle with the state of Arizona and two competing gaming tribes. Judge David Campbell ruled that...

Oregon governor opposes Class II facility for Coquille Tribe (05/07)

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) doesn't think the Coquille Tribe should be able to open an off-reservation casino. In a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Kitzhaber said tribes agreed to one casino each under the Class III gaming...

Law Article: Setback on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino (05/07)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Attorney Dennis J. Whittlesey on the status of gaming for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts: The Mashpee Wampanoag casino project planned for the town...

Another Democrat signs onto anti-Tohono O'odham casino bill (05/06)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Another Democrat has signed onto H.R.1410, a bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona. The addition of Rep. Ed...

Pinoleville Pomo Nation outlines plans for casino development (05/06)

The Pinoleville Pomo Nation of California appears to be making progress on its casino plan. The tribe signed a Class III gaming compact with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in August 2011. As part of the agreement, the tribe has to...

Winnebago Tribe eyes casino at former racetrack in Nebraska (05/03)

The Winnebago Tribe is looking to develop a casino at a former racetrack in Nebraska. The tribe acquired the Atokad Downs site a year ago. Live races ended in September 2012 and it now functions as an events center. But...

City to write to BIA on Coquille Tribe's off-reservation casino (05/03)

The city council in Medford, Oregon, will send a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, expressing concerns about the Coquille Tribe off-reservation casino. The city isn't ready to take a position on the project. But council members want to...

Spokane Tribe releases new report for off-reservation casino (05/03)

The Spokane Tribe of Washington released a new study on Thursday that says its off-reservation casino won't interfere with the Fairchild Air Force Base. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Aviation Administration already said the West Plains Mixed-Use...

North Fork Rancheria off-reservation gaming pact clears vote (05/03)

The California Assembly ratified a Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians on Thursday but only with the minimum number of votes. The compact authorizes an off-reservation casino on a 305-acre site in Madera County....

North Fork Rancheria's gaming pact opposed by distant tribes (05/02)

A Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians is facing opposition from tribes that operate casinos hundreds of miles away. The North Fork Rancheria plans to open an casino on a 305-acre site near the...

Opinion: Respect Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's gaming rights (05/01)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Writer says Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts being trampled in gaming race: The stage is being set to roll back to the good old days —...

Tribes still in the running for casino in western Massachusetts (05/01)

Competition for a commercial casino in western Massachusetts is down to three proposals, including two from tribal enterprises. The western region initially drew four interested groups: the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut; Hard Rock International, which is owned by the Seminole...

County against Coquille Tribe's bid for off-reservation casino (05/01)

Commissioners in Jackson County, Oregon, are against the Coquille Tribe off-reservation casino. The county voted to send a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in opposition to the tribe's land-into-trust application. But it's not clear whether that will carry...

Opinion: Approve North Fork off-reservation casino compact (05/01)

Writer calls on California lawmakers to approve a Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians: Enter the North Fork Tribe. In the 1960’s the tribe was terminated as a result of an act of Congress....

Another discussion for Coquille Tribe's off-reservation casino (04/30)

Commissioners in Jackson County, Oregon, met this morning to discuss the Coquille Tribe off-reservation casino. The tribe plans to open a Class II facility on a 2.42-acre site in the city of Medford. That's about 186 miles from the Mill...

Editorial: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can still pursue gaming (04/29)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Newspaper says Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can pursue casino even though the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has opened region to non-Indian bidders: The relentless and rather poorly-timed advertising...

Opinion: Support Enterprise Rancheria off-reservation casino (04/29)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria. Mary Jane Griego and Dorothea Theodoratus support an off-reservation casino for the Enterprise Rancheria: The Enterprise project is a worthy gambling project and deserves to be judged on the facts...

City sees long debate on Coquille Tribe off-reservation casino (04/26)

The city council in Medford, Oregon, heard hours of debate on the Coquille Tribe off-reservation casino. People spoke on both sides of the issue. But the report from The Medford Mail-Tribune indicates significant controversy over the tribe's plan to open...

State seeks dismissal of lawsuit over tribal casino preference (04/26)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Massachusetts will ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges tribal preference provisions in the state's gaming law, The New Bedford Standard-Times reports. The...

Letter: Spokane Tribe addressed military concerns on casino (04/25)

Letter from Sheri Johnson, the co-chair of Friends of STEP, a group that supports the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: Why isn’t Fairchild Air Force Base saying the Spokane Tribe’s West Plains project is a problem? Simple; because they don’t believe...

Winnebago Tribe passed over for commercial casino in Iowa (04/25)

Rendering of the proposed Warrior Casino & Hotel in Sioux City, Iowa. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska was passed over for a commercial casino in Iowa. The tribe planned to spend $122 million on the Warrior Casino & Hotel...

ICT interview with Mashpee Wampanoag chair on casino plan (04/25)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Indian Country Today interviews Cedric Cromwell, the chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, about losing regional exclusivity for casino in southeastern Massachusetts: The tribe is...

Non-Indian developer still interested in Massachusetts casino (04/24)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. K.G. Urban Enterprises, a non-Indian developer, is still interested in bidding on a commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The company sued the state in federal court...

Little Traverse Bay Bands see positive reception to casino plan (04/24)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan tried for a second casino in 2003 but opposition killed the plan before it got off the ground. This time around, the tribe is making a much more favorable impression...

Coquille Tribe defends plans for off-reservation gaming facility (04/24)

The Coquille Tribe defended plans for an off-reservation casino in Oregon. The tribe wants to open a Class II facility in the city of Medford. The site is about 168 miles from the tribe's Mill Casino, a Class III facility....

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sets meeting to discuss casino bid (04/23)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is holding a special council meeting tomorrow to discuss its casino plans. The tribe has submitted a land-into-trust application for...

Little Traverse Bay Bands to outline plans for casino at meeting (04/23)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan will present plans for a second casino at a public meeting tonight. The tribal-state Class III gaming compact authorizes two casinos but local approval is needed. The meeting tonight in...

Sault Tribe appeals decision on off-reservation casino proposal (04/23)

Rendering of the proposed Kewadin Lansing Casino. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is asking the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear its off-reservation gaming case. The tribe acquired the site for the proposed Lansing Kewadin Casino...

Lac du Flambeau Band hosts meeting on off-reservation casino (04/23)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians held a public meeting last night on its proposed off-reservation casino in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The tribe plans to build a $50 million casino on a 20-acre site in the city....

Ute Tribe refused meeting for Colorado off-reservation casino (04/22)

The Ute Tribe of Utah says Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) refused to discuss plans for an off-reservation casino. The tribe wanted to present new information to the governor last month. “He refused to meet,” Thomas Fredericks, an attorney for...

Opinion: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe may never see a casino (04/22)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Casino opponent says outlook not so good for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe: While the chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Cedric Cromwell continued his desperate, feeble...

Editorial: California tribes go reservation shopping for casinos (04/22)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria. Newspaper calls on California lawmakers to reject compacts for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Enterprise Rancheria: Indian gambling in California has exploded well beyond the "modest...

North Fork Rancheria off-reservation casino deal up for hearing (04/19)

The California Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization will hold a hearing next Wednesday, April 24, on a Class III gaming compact for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. The tribe received federal and state approval to open an off-reservation...

Lac du Flambeau Tribe hosts meeting on off-reservation casino (04/19)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will host a public meeting on Monday to discuss its off-reservation casino in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The tribe plans to build a $50 million casino on a 20-acre site in the...

Jamul Band faces hurdles in plan for $360M reservation casino (04/19)

The Jamul Indian Village of California plans to open a $360 million on its reservation but the plan faces local opposition. The tribe wants new road access for the new casino, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. Caltrans, the state...

Coquille Tribe to present off-reservation casino plan next week (04/19)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon will present plans for its off-reservation casino next week. The tribe wants to open a Class II facility on a 2.42-acre site in the city of Medford. That's more than three hours drive from the...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe blasts decision on regional casino (04/19)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe criticized the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday for opening up the southeastern region to non-Indian bidders. H.3702, the Massachusetts Expanded Gaming Act,...

Massachusetts Gaming Commission meets for crucial decision (04/18)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission meets today to make a crucial decision that will affect the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The tribe is pursuing a casino in the...

Editorial: Lawmakers must reject off-reservation casino deals (04/18)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria. Newspaper calls on California lawmakers to reject compacts for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Enterprise Rancheria: Indian gambling in California has exploded well beyond the "modest...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe proceeds with off-reservation casino (04/18)

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has submitted an off-reservation casino application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe wants to build a $34 million casino on a 91-acre site that was taken into trust in 2011....

Litigation slows Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino (04/16)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. The Tohono O'odham Nation announced plans for an off-reservation casino in January 2009, sparking litigation that continues to slow the project. The tribe has won a string...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe pushes forward with gaming plans (04/16)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won't back down from plans to build a casino in southeastern Massachusetts, Chairman Cedric Cromwell said on Monday. The tribe started the...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces big decision on casino plan (04/15)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts faces a big decision this week in its quest for a casino. The tribe is pursuing a casino in the...

California tribes lobby lawmakers on off-reservation casinos (04/15)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria. Tribes in California are stepping up lobbying efforts on two off-reservation casinos, The Sacramento Bee reports. The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Enterprise Rancheria won approval from...

Column: Military silent on Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (04/12)

Columnist wonders why military officials won't say anything about the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: Why all the whispering, Fairchild? If the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino is a threat to the base – which is, in turn, a threat to the...

Litigation continues over Massachusetts tribal casino provision (04/12)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. A federal judge heard more arguments in a lawsuit that challenges tribal provisions in H.3702, the Massachusetts Expanded Gaming Act. The law authorizes three casinos in...

Two Democrats join bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (04/11)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Two Democrats are co-sponsoring a bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona. During her campaign, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe asks gaming panel for information (04/11)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is asking the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to disclose the names of lawmakers and consultants who have provided advice about gaming issues. Commission...

Bill introduced to ratify North Fork off-reservation gaming pact (04/11)

A bill was introduce to ratify a Class III gaming compact between the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the state of California. The tribe received federal and state approval to open an off-reservation casino. The 350-acre gaming site...

Judge won't force ruling on Wyandotte Nation casino in Kansas (04/11)

A federal judge refused to order the Obama administration to make a decision on the Wyandotte Nation off-reservation casino application in Kansas.

Arizona tribes support bill that blocks gaming in Phoenix area (04/10)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. A bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona is drawing the support of more tribes. The Salt River...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waits for approval of gaming deal (04/10)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is still waiting for state lawmakers to approve its Class III gaming compact. The tribe negotiated a new compact with...

New Mexico county supports Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino bid (04/10)

The Fort Sill Apache Reservation in southern New Mexico. Photo © Fort Sill Apache Tribe. Commissioners in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, voted unanimously to support a casino for the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. The tribe has...

Rep. Franks takes aim at Tohono O'odham Nation casino again (04/09)

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) is introducing a bill that seeks to prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona. But instead of going after the tribe's land claim settlement act, Franks wants to ban all forms...

Spokane Tribe has strong links with off-reservation gaming site (04/08)

The Spokane Tribe maintains a strong connection with its off-reservation casino site in Washington. The tribe used the site of the West Plains Mixed-Use Development as a traditional encampment for hundreds of years. There was even a battle with the...

Coquille Tribe accused of 'reservation shopping' for new casino (04/08)

The Coquille Tribe is being accused of "reservation shopping" by a fellow tribe in Oregon. The Coquilles recently acquired land in Medford with plans for a Class II gaming facility. The 2.42-acre site is more than three hours from the...

Governor urges wait for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (04/08)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission should give the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe more time to pursue its casino bid, Gov. Deval Patrick (D) said on Friday. The...

Column: Tohono O'odham Nation lied to state about casino bid (04/08)

Columnist claims Tohono O'odham Nation misled Arizona about plans for an off-reservation casino: Long before the compacts were signed, and even as they were spending millions on campaign advertising that made promises they were planning not to keep, the elected...

Tribes make pitches for commercial casino in Massachusetts (04/05)

Three tribes are bidding for commercial casinos in Massachusetts. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut wants to open a casino in the eastern part of the state. Scott C. Butera, the president and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, will...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe facing competition on gaming plan (04/05)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. It looks like the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will be facing competition for a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. H.3702, the state's gaming law, reserves the casino...

Georgia lawmaker wants state to consider casino with tribe (04/04)

A lawmaker in Georgia is urging the state to negotiate a tribal casino deal. Rep. Rusty Kidd (I) doesn't say which tribe is interested in coming to Georgia. But he says a casino could stimulate the economy in a region...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band set to break ground on new casino (04/04)

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California is about to break ground on its second casino, The Desert Trail reports. The 30,000 square-foot Tortoise Rock Casino will feature 500 slot machines, seven table games, a deli and a...

BIA asked Menominee Nation for more data on casino project (04/03)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs asked the Menominee Nation for more information about its off-reservation casino, Chairman Craig Corn said. Corn originally predicted a final decision on the casino by the end of March. But he told The Kenosha News...

Lawsuit challenges governor's approval of North Fork casino (04/02)

A new lawsuit seeks to stop the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians from opening an off-reservation casino in California. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) approved the casino under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. A group...

Hearing next week in case over Massachusetts tribal casino (04/02)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. A federal judge delayed a hearing into a lawsuit that asks the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to solicit bids for a non-Indian casino. The hearing was...

Editorial: Enough - Put a halt to new tribal casinos in California (04/01)

The Sacramento Bee calls for a halt to new tribal casinos in California: Beyond Sacramento County and the Wilton Miwok, the state needs to send a message to Congress and the president – enough. California is home to more than...

Menominee Nation waiting for word on off-reservation casino (04/01)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is still waiting for an answer on its off-reservation casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a final environmental impact statement for the casino in Kenosha. If it's approved, Gov. Scott Walker (R) will get...

New Interior Secretary could rule on Spokane Tribe's casino (03/29)

Sally Jewell has yet to be confirmed as the Secretary of the Interior Department but the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino in her home state of Washington could prove to be one of her first major tests. The Bureau of Indian...

Little Traverse Bay Bands try another shot at second casino (03/29)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians are taking a second shot at a second casino in Michigan. The tribal-state Class III gaming compact authorizes two casinos. But local approval is needed and the village council in Mackinaw City...

Lawsuit against Ione Band casino moved to California court (03/29)

A lawsuit that seeks to stop the Ione Band of Miwok Indians from opening a casino has been transferred to federal court in California. Nicolas Villa Jr., who claims he is the hereditary Ione leader, filed his suit in Washington,...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe defends progress on casino bid (03/29)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe says the Massachusetts Gaming Commission can't start soliciting bids for a non-Indian casino. The tribe is pursuing a casino in the...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe puts second site in gaming deal (03/28)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe included a second site in its Class III gaming compact with the state of Massachusetts. But Chairman Cedric Cromwell said the...

Hearing on Little Traverse Bay Bands casino bid rescheduled (03/28)

A public hearing on a second casino for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan has been rescheduled. The meeting will take place April 23 in Mackinaw City, Up North Live reports. The tribe operates the Odawa...

Wiyot Tribe agrees to hold off on casino near wildlife refuge (03/28)

The Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge in California. Photo © Gary Todoroff. The Wiyot Tribe of California has agreed to hold off on a casino on its reservation under a Class III gaming compact with the state. The tribe...

Jerry Brown: North Fork casino intrudes on Chowchilla lands (03/28)

Jerry Brown, the chairman of the Chowchilla Tribe of Yokuts, explains opposition to the North Fork Rancheria off-reservation casino: We the members of the Chowchilla Tribe of Yokuts have the rightful claim to the ancestral land on which the North...

City wants casino update from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (03/27)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Officials in the city of Taunton, Massachusetts, are seeking a casino update from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in light of recent developments. The city agreed...

Group launches site to oppose North Fork Rancheria casino (03/27)

A group called Stop the North Fork Compact Coalition is trying to block a casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. The tribe won state and federal approval for a $350 million off-reservation casino. Opponents are trying to...

Wilton Rancheria hopes to rebuild future with gaming facility (03/25)

After losing federal recognition and its reservation, the Wilton Rancheria of California is hoping to rebuild its future by turning to Indian gaming. The tribe is working with Boyd Gaming on a casino at a 160-acre site near the city...

Tribal Leaders: Oppose Sault Tribe off-reservation casino bid (03/25)

Rendering of the proposed Kewadin Lansing Casino. Homer Mandoka, the chairman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians, and Dennis Kequom, the chief of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, explain their opposition to an off-reservation casino for the Sault...

Wilton Rancheria working with Boyd Gaming on casino project (03/22)

The Wilton Rancheria of California has partnered with Boyd Gaming on its casino project. According to a Form 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company purchased a development agreement with the tribe for $24.5 million. Boyd is...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe defends casino despite hurdles (03/22)

Rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe defended its casino plan at a public meeting before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday. The tribe has filed a land-into-trust application...

Menominee Nation still confident on off-reservation casino (03/21)

Menominee Nation Chairman Craig Corn expects a decision on his tribe's off-reservation casino by the end of the month, The Kenosha News reports. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a final environmental impact statement for the casino in Kenosha, Wisconsin....

Little Traverse Bay Bands to present plan for second casino (03/21)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will face a public meeting next month on plans for a second casino. The tribe wants to build a $26 million facility with 550 slot machines on trust land near Mackinaw City....

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaiting action on Class III deal (03/21)

Rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe signed a new Class III gaming compact with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Wednesday and now it's up to state lawmakers...

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe fights off-reservation casino (03/20)

[YouTube: Wisconsin Gaming Is For Wisconsin] The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe remains opposed to an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation. The Potawatomis operate a casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Menominees are proposing a facility in Kenosha, about 40...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reaches new Class III casino deal (03/20)

Rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick (D) finalized a new Class III gaming compact that includes a high revenue-sharing rate. The agreement requires the...

Cowlitz Tribe confident of casino bid despite another setback (03/19)

A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington remains confident of its casino despite another setback in court. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a record of decision in December 2010 after finalizing the...

Hearing delayed in lawsuit over Massachusetts tribal casino (03/19)

Rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. A federal judge delayed a hearing into a lawsuit that challenges a tribal casino preference in Massachusetts. H.3702, the state's gaming law, reserves the casino in...

Mashpee Wamapanoag Tribe nears new Class III gaming deal (03/15)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is close to a new Class III gaming compact with the state of Massachusetts. The first compact was rejected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs due to a high revenue-sharing rate. A new deal is expected...

Editorial: Judge sends Cowlitz Tribe casino back to square one (03/15)

A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. The Columbian sees a major setback for the Cowlitz Tribe casino project in Washington: Formal opposition to the proposed Cowlitz tribal casino in north Clark County has been expressed over several...

Mohegan Tribe offers few details on Massachusetts casino bid (03/14)

Rendering of proposed Mohegan Sun Palmer casino in Palmer, Massachusetts. Image Mohegan Tribe. The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has shared few details about its proposed commercial casino in western Massachusetts. The tribe has a location for the Mohegan Sun...

Massachusetts Gaming Commission considers tribal progress (03/14)

Rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will meet March 21 to discuss progress on a tribal casino in the southeastern region of the state. H.3702, the state's gaming...

Judge orders new record of decision for Cowlitz Tribe's casino (03/14)

A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. A federal judge ordered the Obama administration to issue a new record of decision for the controversial Cowlitz Tribe casino project in Washington. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a record...

County opposed to Enterprise Rancheria off-reservation casino (03/13)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria. Supervisors in Butte County, California, voted 3-2 to oppose the Enterprise Rancheria off-reservation casino. The county approved a resolution said the new casino will hurt existing gaming facilities operated...

Editorial: Wisconsin governor takes a 'peculiar stand' on casino (03/13)

The Kenosha News urges Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) to approve an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation: The leaders of the Menominee Nation have said they expect a decision on their proposal to turn Dairyland Greyhound Park into a...

New judge takes control of lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe casino (03/12)

A new judge has been assigned to the lawsuit that seeks to stop the Cowlitz Tribe from opening a casino in Washington. Judge Barbara J. Rothstein heard from the parties on March 7 in Washington, D.C. One report said...

Coquille Tribe seeks gaming exception at recently acquired site (03/11)

The Coquille Tribe is looking to open a second gaming facility in Oregon. The tribe recently purchased a 2.42-acre property in the city of Medford. Generally, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act bars casinos on land acquired after 1988. But Section...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes Carcieri fix for casino bid (03/11)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is welcoming legislation to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The court ruled that the land-into-trust process applies only to tribes that were "under federal jurisdiction" in 1934. The Mashpees...

Opinion: Wisconsin governor's off-reservation gaming policy (03/08)

The actual editorial isn't online but Greg Peck of The Janesville Gazette dives into the off-reservation gaming policy of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R): How do you explain the stance on new casinos that Gov. Scott Walker took last week?...

Judge hears dispute over Cowlitz Tribe's long delayed casino (03/08)

A federal judge held a hearing in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the Cowlitz Tribe from opening a casino in Washington. The tribe gained federal recognition in 2000 and submitted a land-into-trust application soon afterwards. After a lengthy review...

Wilton Rancheria keeps backup site in mind for gaming facility (03/08)

The Wilton Rancheria of California has a backup site for its proposed gaming facility. The tribe presented plants this week for a casino near the city of Galt. But the tribe originally looked at a site in nearby Elk Grove....

Soo Tribe continues off-reservation casino pursuit despite ruling (03/07)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians won't drop plans for an off-reservation casino in Michigan despite a judge's ruling barring them from moving forward without the approval of all of the state's tribes. A provision in the Class...

BIA extends comments on Coquille Tribe casino land application (03/07)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period on the Coquille Tribe casino land-into-trust application. Comments were due March 6 but the BIA agreed to a 60-day extension. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) asked for more time. "It's...

Massachusetts Gaming Commission weighs tribal casino option (03/07)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will meet March 21 to discuss a casino in the southeastern region of the state. H.3702, the state's gaming law, sets aside the casino for "a federally recognized tribe." The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is pursuing the...

Wilton Rancheria submits land-into-trust application for casino (03/06)

The Wilton Rancheria of California has already submitted a land-into-trust application for a casino, Chairman Andrew Frainklin said. The tribe has a developer too, Frankilin told the city council in Galt on Tuesday night. Plans call for a casino that's...

Cowlitz Tribe heads back to federal court to defend casino plan (03/06)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington will be in federal court tomorrow to defend its long-delayed plans for a casino. The tribe gained federal recognition in 2000. Its land-into-trust application for 152 acres was approved in 2010, prompting lawsuits from Clark...

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe could cut state casino payout (03/06)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe is threatening to stop sharing gaming revenues if the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino gets approved. The Class III gaming compact requires the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe to share a portion of revenues with the state...

Judge prevents Soo Tribe from pursuing off-reservation casino (03/06)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can't pursue an off-reservation casino without securing the approval of all of Michigan's tribes, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. A provision in the Class III gaming compact requires an agreement among...

Wilton Rancheria offers plans for gaming facility at city meeting (03/05)

The Wilton Rancheria of California, a recently recognized tribe, will be outlining plans for a casino at a city council meeting in Galt this evening. The tribe wants build a casino on a 160-acre site north of the city. A...

Letter: More disinformation against Spokane Tribe's casino plan (03/05)

Letter writer J. Gary Kavanagh says local officials and groups are waging a war of disinformation against the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino: Well, another round of disinformation is being put forth by local politicians, and other people against the Spokane...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and state discuss compact with BIA (03/05)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the state of Massachusetts met with the Bureau of Indian Affairs last week to discuss their Class III gaming compact. The BIA rejected the compact that was negotiated last year due to an excessive revenue...

Ho-Chunk Nation says off-reservation casino comes in compact (03/04)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin says its Class III gaming compact includes authorization for a fourth casino. The compact doesn't set a limit on the location of the casino. So the tribe isn't worried about criteria set by Gov. Scott...

Wilton Rancheria plans a casino with land-into-trust application (03/04)

The Wilton Rancheria of California, a recently recognized tribe, is looking to join the Indian gaming industry. The tribe is submitting a land-into-trust application for 160 acres near the city of Galt. Plans call for a casino and potentially a...

BIA extends comments for Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (03/04)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period on the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino. The BIA issued the final environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development on February 1. Comments are now being accepted until May...

Elaine Fink: Infighting on gaming undermines tribal sovereignty (03/04)

Elaine Fink, the chairwoman of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, discusses Indian opposition to her tribe's off-reservation casino: The North Fork Rancheria supports all tribes in their endeavors to restore and rebuild tribal legitimacy, cultures, resources, and lands....

Massachusetts Gaming Commission seeks input into compact (03/01)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission wants input into the Class III gaming compact being negotiated by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick (D). Patrick told reporters on Tuesday that a deal is imminent. The commission hasn't been included in...

Wisconsin governor sets a high bar for off-reservation casino (03/01)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said all tribes have to agree to any new off-reservation casinos. Walker will seek "consensus" from the state's tribes. He told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that means all 11 tribes must agree to any new...

Anti-Indian group hosting anti-casino forum in Massachusetts (02/28)

A national anti-Indian group is hosting a meeting this Saturday in Taunton, Massachusetts, where the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe plans to build a casino. Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance wants to educate the city about the impacts of gaming. The group...

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe blasts off-reservation casino (02/28)

[YouTube: Wisconsin Gaming Is For Wisconsin] The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe is running a new ad against the off-reservation casino sought by the Menominee Nation. The ad is titled "Wisconsin Gaming Is For Wisconsin." It claims that the Menominee...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe nears Class III gaming compact (02/27)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is close to a new Class III gaming compact with the state of Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick (D) said on Tuesday. The two parties have been working on a new deal. Their first compact was rejected...

Spokane Tribe won't object to delay in BIA's review of casino (02/27)

The Spokane Tribe of Washington won't object to a short delay in the review process for its off-reservation casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued the final environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development on February 1. The...

Mohegan Tribe to discuss proposal for Massachusetts casino (02/26)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut will host a public forum on its plans for a casino in western Massachusetts. The forum will take place March in Palmer. That's where the tribe plans to build the Mohegan Sun Palmer. Other bidders...

Wabigoon Lake First Nation making push for a gaming facility (02/26)

The Wabigoon Lake First Nation of Ontario is looking to open a gaming facility. The band has been studying the idea since the mid-2000s. Now that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is looking for casino bids, the band wants...

Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe to offset losses to charity bingo (02/25)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has agreed to offset losses to charity bingo operations in Taunton, Massachusetts. Charities will still be able to offer bingo games in Taunton. But the tribe agreed to cover any losses, plus pay another 5 percent,...

Enterprise Rancheria cites economic loss in casino litigation (02/25)

The Enterprise Rancheria of California says litigation against its casino has a financial impact to the tribe and the surrounding community. The tribe has gained federal and state approval for an off-reservation casino in Yuba County. But litigation is costing...

Massachusetts Gaming Commission to consider tribal option (02/22)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of its casino plans even as gaming regulators consider another option for southeastern Massachusetts. H.3702, the state's gaming law, authorizes three casinos in three regions. Region C is supposed to be for "a federally...

BIA asked to delay Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino bid (02/22)

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to delay a decision on the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino. The BIA issued the final environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development on February 1. The...

Gaming regulators want information from Mashantucket Tribe (02/21)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut wants to open a casino in Massachusetts and gaming regulators are eager to hear more about the plan. The tribe is partnering with a developer to bid on a casino in the eastern...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe tops list of casino lobbying in 2012 (02/21)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts ramped up its lobbying expenditures in 2012 even as the rest of the gaming industry spent less, the Associated Press reports. The tribe spent more than double the $277,000 from 2011, the AP reported....

County opposes Enterprise Rancheria's off-reservation casino (02/20)

Supervisors in Colusa County, California, voted to oppose the Enterprise Rancheria off-reservation casino. The county says the new casino will hurt the Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians, also known as the Colusa Indian Community. A resolution asks lawmakers to...

Ho-Chunk Nation buys land near off-reservation gaming site (02/19)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin has added more acreage to its off-reservation gaming site. The tribe is paying $1.87 million for 41.5 acres owned by the city of Beloit. That's in addition to the 32 acres already set aside for...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe takes millions from casino partner (02/18)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has borrowed $17.8 million from its gaming partner, The Falmouth Enterprise reports. An unnamed tribal member said the money funds the tribe's casino effort and the tribe's government operations. About $700,000 a month goes...

Rudy Peone: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino well vetted (02/18)

"As chairman of the Spokane Tribe of Indians, I welcome the opportunity to provide some factual information about our project on the West Plains. The Spokane Tribe Economic Project, STEP, is an exciting multiuse development on our ancestral tribal trust...

9th Circuit hears another round in Tohono O'odham casino suit (02/15)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday heard another round of arguments in the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino dispute. The Arizona Legislature enacted HB 2534 in order to annex the tribe's property and bar the Bureau of Indian...

Massachusetts Gaming Commission to move faster on casinos (02/15)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission vowed to speed up its decision making process as tribes make their case for a casino in the Bay State. The commission agreed to issue licenses for the western and eastern regions of the state in...

Letter: Oppose Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino project (02/14)

"Opponents of the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino complex on Highway 2 need to get louder. Sensible people need to shout next at Gov. Jay Inslee. This, though, is what his campaign said during the election cycle: “Jay believes Native American...

Menominee Nation awaits decision on off-reservation casino (02/13)

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin expects to receive a decision on its off-reservation casino this spring, Chairman Craig Corn said. The tribe wants to build a casino in Kenosha, about 200 miles from the reservation. An agreement with the Kenosha...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has more hurdles in casino quest (02/13)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe must clear some more hurdles in its quest for a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. As a newly recognized tribe, the Mashpees qualify for an exception in Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Assistant Secretary...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe prepares off-reservation casino plan (02/13)

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota expects to submit its off-reservation casino application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs next month, a developer said. The tribe wants to build a $34 million casino on a 91-acre site that...

Mayor appears open to Tohono O'odham Nation casino plan (02/12)

The new mayor of Glendale, Arizona, said he would negotiate a casino deal with the Tohono O'odham Nation if the tribe prevails in court. Mayor Jerry Weiers was elected in November 2012. He said he had concerns about the West...

Coquille Tribe sees movement on gaming land-into-trust bid (02/12)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is moving forward with plans for a second gaming facility. The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application for a 2.42-acre property in the city of Medford. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has asked the city to...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails good news on gaming plan (02/12)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe got some good news from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as it pursues a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The tribe's proposed casino site in Taunton qualifies for an exception in Section 20 of the Indian Gaming...

Mashantucket Tribe enters race for a Massachussetts casino (02/11)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is entering the casino race in Massachusetts. The tribe is joining developer David Nunes to compete on a license for eastern Massachusetts. The casino would be located in Milford, about 35 miles outside...

Seneca Nation asks for off-reservation casino in dispute talks (02/07)

The Seneca Nation is asking the state of New York to approve another off-reservation casino, The Buffalo News reports. The tribe operates off-reservation casinos in Buffalo and in Niagara Falls. The third would be located in in Rochester, the paper...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe faces off-reservation gaming protest (02/07)

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota wants to spend $34 million on an off-reservation casino but some members are objecting to the idea. The Lower Brule Land Owners and Tribal Members Association held a protest as the...

Washington governor to decide on Spokane Tribe's casino bid (02/07)

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) promised a “clean, academic, dispassionate review” of the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino. The tribe is seeking the casino under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. That means Inslee will be able...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe planning $34M off-reservation casino (02/06)

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota plans to spend $34 million on an off-reservation casino. The tribe will relocate the existing Golden Buffalo Casino to the 91-acre site. Plans call for a casino with 500 slot machines and...

Winnebago Tribe wins local support for casino project in Iowa (02/05)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is winning local support for its proposed commercial casino in Iowa. Commissioners in Dakota County and Thurston County, both in Nebraska, voted to support the Warrior Casino & Hotel. The $122 million facility would...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waiting for ruling on casino land (02/05)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is still waiting to hear from the Bureau of Indian Affairs on its casino land-into-trust application. In a December 31, 2012, letter, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the BIA would determine whether the tribe...

Sen. Feinstein questions new casino land-into-trust strategy (02/05)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) is asking the Obama administration to pull back its new litigation policy regarding land-into-trust acquisitions. Litigation historically has prompted the Bureau of Indian Affairs to "self-stay" the acquisition until the case is resolved. But the Obama...

Editorial: Don't approve Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (02/04)

"The Spokane Tribe is but two signatures away from approval of its decadelong effort to build a casino in Airway Heights. May those pens run dry. Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs said it would support the tribe’s...

BIA finishes review of Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino (02/01)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has published the final environmental impact statement for the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino in Airway Heights, Washington. The West Plains Mixed-Use Development consists of a 98,442-square-foot casino, a 300-room hotel, a commercial building, a tribal...

BIA wins another ruling for California off-reservation casinos (01/31)

The Obama administration saw a second victory in litigation involving off-reservation gaming in California. Judge John A. Mendez refused to stop the Bureau of Indian Affairs from placing a casino site in trust for the Enterprise Rancheria. He said opponents...

BIA plans to place North Fork casino site into trust on Friday (01/30)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be placing the off-reservation casino site for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians into trust on Friday, according to documents filed in federal court. The BIA published notice of the acquisition in the...

Developer doesn't want tribes in Massachusetts casino suit (01/30)

A non-Indian developer says the two federally recognized tribes in Massachusetts shouldn't be allowed to join a gaming case. K.G. Urban Enterprises said the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe isn't close to gaining approval for its casino. The firm also said the...

County opposes Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino plan (01/30)

Spokane County in Washington is officially against the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino. The county passed a resolution against the project after withdrawing from an agreement with the tribe and the city of Airway Heights, where the casino would be located....

Sen. Schumer slams Seneca-Cayuga off-reservation casino (01/29)

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is urging the Obama administration to reject an off-reservation casino for the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma. The tribe recently submitted a land-into-trust application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe wants to use 229...

Briefs submitted to 10th Circuit in Kialegee gaming dispute (01/29)

Opening briefs have been submitted to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Kialegee Tribal Town casino case. The tribe announced plans for the Red Clay Casino on an Indian allotment near Tulsa. Judge Gregory Frizzell blocked the project...

More than $3.8M spent on Tohono O'odham casino lobbying (01/29)

More than $2.6 million was spent on lobbying for and against the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino, according to The Arizona Republic. Most of the spending was by the Gila River Indian Community. The tribe opposes the casino and spent...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe makes case for casino land bid (01/28)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has submitted documents to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in its quest for a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. One document was prepared by attorneys Arlinda Locklear and Judith Shapiro. It argues that the tribe has been...

Mohegan Tribe gains support for casino bid in Massachusetts (01/25)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is seeing support for its casino bid in Massachusetts. The Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce endorsed the tribe's plan for the Mohegan Sun Palmer. The tribe is one of four bidders for a casino in...

City drops Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino agreement (01/25)

The city of Airway Heights, Washington, withdrew from an off-reservation agreement with the Spokane Tribe. The city still supports the casino, Mayor Patrick Rushing said. But concerns from officials in Spokane County, along with the threat of litigation, led to...

Michigan threatens to shut down all of Sault Tribe's casinos (01/24)

The state of Michigan is threatening to shut down all of the gaming facilities operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed suit to prevent the tribe from acquiring a site in...

Wampanoag tribes renew bid to intervene in gaming lawsuit (01/24)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe are still trying to intervene in a gaming lawsuit in Massachusetts. K.G. Urban Enterprises, a non-Indian developer, filed the suit. The company wants to bid on a casino in southeastern Massachusetts,...

Rep. Franks still upset about Tohono O'odham Nation casino (01/24)

It looks like Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) might reintroduce a bill that would bar the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from using newly acquired lands for gaming. Franks sponsored H.R.2938 in the 112th Congress. The bill amends prevents the tribe...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band reportedly starting work on casino (01/24)

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California plans to build a new casino, The Desert Trail reports. The tribe will release an environmental impact statement next Monday and will hold a public meeting next month, an official in...

Lawmaker confident on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino (01/23)

A Massachusetts state lawmaker is confident the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will win federal approval for its casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs plans to complete review of the tribe's land-into-trust application this spring. One of the big issues is the...

Michigan Radio: Hearing on Soo Tribe off-reservation casino (01/23)

"A federal judge in Grand Rapids will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that may determine if Lansing will get a downtown casino. A year ago, the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced plans to build a casino...

Pro-casino group wants to hear from Mohegan Tribe's leader (01/22)

A pro-casino group in Massachusetts wants to meet with the leader of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. The Citizens for Jobs and Growth in Palmer supports the tribe's bid for a casino in Palmer. The group invited Chairman Bruce "Two...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe spends big for gaming lobbyists (01/22)

Gaming interests spent $1.1 million on lobbyists last year, The Boston Herald reports, with Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe accounting for the largest share. The tribe spent more than $500,000 on several lobbyist, the paper said. One was former Rep. William Delahunt,...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces competition at slots parlor (01/18)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces competition from a proposed slot machine parlor near its gaming site in southeastern Massachusetts. The tribe wants to open a casino in Taunton. That's less than 15 miles from Raynham Park, whose owner submitted a...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still looking to open a bingo hall (01/18)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts still wants to open a high-stakes bingo hall on its reservation amid simmering tensions with the local government. Two of the three selectmen in the town of Aquinnah are tribal members. But the town...

Wyandotte Nation hopes for answer on off-reservation casino (01/18)

The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma hopes an answer soon on its off-reservation casino in Kansas. The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application in 2006. But the Bureau of Indian Affairs hasn't made a decision. The tribe is asking a federal judge...

Suits against Enterprise Rancheria casino moved to California (01/17)

Two lawsuits challenging federal approval of the Enterprise Rancheria off-reservation casino have been transferred to California. The United Auburn Indian Community and a group of individuals filed separate lawsuits in the federal district court in Washington, D.C. Both were consolidated...

Massachusetts casino application process raises $4.4M so far (01/16)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission accepted 11 casino applications by a 5pm deadline on Tuesday, raising $4.4 million in the process. The commission will use the money to conduct background checks on the applicants. The information will be used to help...

Litigation continues over Tohono O'odham Nation casino plan (01/16)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona has won several rounds of litigation but opponents of the tribe's off-reservation casino continue to fight in court. In September 2012, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

Seven groups submit $400K bid for casino in Massachusetts (01/15)

So far, seven groups have submitted applications -- including a non-refundable $400,000 fee -- to compete for a casino in Massachusetts. H.3702, the state's gaming law, authorizes three casinos in different regions of the state plus one slot machine parlor....

BIA promises decision on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (01/14)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising to make a final decision on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid by this spring. One decision will come later this month. Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the BIA will determine whether the...

Mohegan Tribe finds partner to bid on Massachusetts casino (01/14)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut will submit an application today for a commercial casino in western Massachusetts. The tribe is partnering with Brigade Capital Management, an investment group based in New York, for the casino. Tuesday is the deadline to...

Chukchansi Tribe sues to block North Fork Rancheria casino (01/11)

The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians from opening an off-reservation casino. The lawsuit was filed in state court. The defendants include Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who approved...

Blog: Winnebago Tribe makes bid for Iowa commercial casino (01/10)

"Backers of the Warrior Casino & Hotel just finished pitching their plans to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. The presentation featured a slickly-produced video that highlighted details of the $122 million project, remarks from projects leaders and testimonals from...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe sees support for New Mexico casino bid (01/09)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is gaining support for its casino in southern New Mexico. The city council in Las Cruces passed a resolution welcoming the tribe back to its homeland. The tribe has a 30-acre reservation about...

City council backs Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino bid in New Mexico (01/08)

The city council in Las Cruces, New Mexico, approved a resolution supporting the Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino plan. The tribe's headquarters are in Oklahoma but its ancestral territory is in southern New Mexico. The Apache Homelands Casino would mark...

Council wants governor to approve Menominee Nation casino bid (01/08)

The common council in Kenosha, Wisconsin, voted 12-2 on a resolution supporting the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino. The council will send a letter to Gov. Scott Walker (R), asking him to approve the casino. Members also want a sit-down meeting...

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe resurrects plans for off-reservation casino (01/04)

The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma is once again pursuing an off-reservation casino in New York, The Auburn Citizen reports. The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application for a 229-acre site in Cayuga County. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is in the...

Mohegan Tribe vows to pay fee for Massachusetts casino plan (01/03)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut will meet a January 15 deadline to compete for a casino in Massachusetts, a gaming executive said. The tribe wants to build a casino in Palmer, in the western part of the state. The application...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces new deadline for casino plan (01/02)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has three months to make progress on its casino plan. The tribe negotiated a Class III gaming compact last year but the Bureau of Indian Affairs rejected it due to an extremely high revenue...

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