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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate updates Class III gaming compact

Public hearings are scheduled to discuss the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate's new gaming agreement in South Dakota.

Posted: November 16, 2018


Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut

The two tribal casinos in Connecticut each reported a 10 percent decline in slot machine revenues, a sign of growing competition in New England.

Posted: November 15, 2018


Seminole Tribe claims victory in costly campaign to protect gaming enterprise

It cost nearly $25 million but the Seminole Tribe has emerged victorious with its campaign to limit non-Indian gaming in Florida.

Posted: November 6, 2018


Tribal gaming industry sees another quarter of growth in Arizona

Tribes shared nearly $27 million in gaming revenues with the state of Arizona in what was the seventh consecutive quarter of growth.

Posted: November 5, 2018


Seminole Tribe spends more than $24 million on gaming initiative

The Seminole Tribe has made a big bet on Election Day in order to protect its gaming enterprise.

Posted: November 5, 2018


News reports link Secretary Zinke's criminal woes to tribal gaming

A tribal lobbying scandal during the George W. Bush era led to criminal indictments. It looks like another one is brewing in the nation's capital.

Posted: November 1, 2018


'At this point, we're suing': Tribes upset with handling of non-Indian gaming facilities

Tribes are threatening to sue the state of California for failing to crack down on non-Indian card rooms.

Posted: October 29, 2018


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation seeks to revive gaming lawsuit

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is firing back at the Trump administration as plans for a new casino remain in limbo.

Posted: October 17, 2018


Pueblo of Santa Ana jumps into sports betting industry

The Pueblo of Santa Ana will be the first tribe in New Mexico to offer sports betting.

Posted: October 10, 2018


Report: Dip in gaming revenues offset by other gains at Arizona casinos

Gambling revenues dipped slightly at Arizona’s tribal casinos in 2016, but those losses were more than offset by a strong jump in non-gaming revenues.

Posted: October 8, 2018


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians updates gaming agreement

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is waiting on federal approval for its new Class III gaming compact.

Posted: October 4, 2018


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation sees setback in case against Trump administration

The Trump administration has delayed a tribally-owned casino in Connecticut, a move that benefits a non-Indian rival.

Posted: October 2, 2018


Stockbridge-Munsee Band takes gaming dispute to appeals court

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community is trying to revive an inter-tribal gaming dispute in Wisconsin after losing a major decision in court.

Posted: September 27, 2018


Poarch Band of Creek Indians open to lottery in Alabama

Will the Poarch Band of Creek Indians be able to offer Class II games if the lottery becomes legal in Alabama?

Posted: September 24, 2018


Another tribe wins approval for ball and dice games in Oklahoma

The Comanche Nation joins 13 other tribes with the ability to offer craps, roulette and similar ball and dice games.

Posted: September 17, 2018


Tribes report rise in revenues at gaming facilities in New Mexico

Tribal gaming is on the rise in New Mexico, with one expert calling the growth surprisingly positive.

Posted: September 6, 2018


Seminole Tribe and Disney spend $15 million on anti-gaming campaign

A political committee backed by the Seminole Tribe continues to spend big in an effort to limit new casinos in Florida.

Posted: August 29, 2018


Choctaw Nation and Cherokee Nation offer first ball and dice games

Patrons are finally rolling the dice at Choctaw and Cherokee casinos in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 21, 2018


Tribes secure approval to offer ball and dice games in Oklahoma

The new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to take action on gaming issues, this time helping out tribes in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 17, 2018


New Bureau of Indian Affairs leader takes action on gaming

Tara Sweeney might have been kept out of view by the Trump administration but that doesn't mean she hasn't been working hard in Washington.

Posted: August 16, 2018


Tribes see decline in slot machine revenues as they await new arrival

With a non-Indian rival about to open a new facility, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are entering a new era.

Posted: August 15, 2018


'It's monumental for me': Mechoopda Tribe wins local support for casino

After nearly two decades of battles, the Mechoopda Tribe has finally won local support for its long-delayed casino in California.

Posted: August 15, 2018


Seminole Tribe spends another $5 million to protect gaming empire

The Seminole Tribe is trying to convince voters in Florida to limit new non-Indian casinos.

Posted: August 14, 2018


Mechoopda Tribe makes progress on long-delayed gaming project

The Mechoopda Tribe has signed a Class III gaming compact with the state of California and could gain some unexpected support for the agreement.

Posted: August 13, 2018


Federal gaming agency takes action on once controversial regulations

More than a decade after the courts took action, the National Indian Gaming Commission is suspending regulations that were once the subject of considerable controversy.

Posted: August 10, 2018


President Trump's nominee loves beating tribal interests in court

An attorney who has defeated tribes in a slew of precedent-setting cases could see his influence spread across Indian Country.

Posted: August 9, 2018


Tribes wait for approval to offer new games at casinos in Oklahoma

Roulette and craps are coming to tribal casinos in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 6, 2018


'A strong start': Tribal gaming revenues on the rise in Arizona

For the sixth quarter in a row, tribes have seen growth at their gaming facilities in Arizona.

Posted: August 6, 2018


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.3 million in gaming revenues

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shared more than $1.3 million in gaming revenues in Michigan.

Posted: July 27, 2018


Seneca Nation in arbitration over gaming compact dispute in New York

The Seneca Nation has already shared $1.4 billion with the state of New York. But the state wants more.

Posted: July 23, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still working on casino after court victory

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hasn't opened a casino this summer as planned but gaming is still on the agenda.

Posted: July 20, 2018


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe secures victory over state in tax dispute

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe has once again emerged victorious in a taxation dispute in South Dakota.

Posted: July 17, 2018


'On the road to recovery': Sports betting raises concerns about addiction

An estimated 9 million Americans suffer from gambling addiction.

Posted: July 13, 2018


Pokagon Band announces poker room after favorable opinion from federal regulators

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will open a poker room at its casino in Indiana in time for the Labor Day holiday.

Posted: July 10, 2018


Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw mixed results in slot machine revenues as they get ready to break ground on a new development.

Posted: June 19, 2018


Tribes plan to break ground on long-awaited casino in Connecticut

Despite being kept in the dark by the Trump administration, the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes plan to open a new casino in 2020.

Posted: June 14, 2018


Gun Lake Tribe shares another $7.6 million in gaming revenues with community

The Gun Lake Tribe just shared more than $7.6 million in gaming revenues in Michigan, bringing the total to date to more than $109 million.

Posted: June 14, 2018


Trump administration still mum on gaming agreement for Mashantucket Tribe

The Trump administration has yet to take action on a gaming agreement for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and lawmakers want to know why.

Posted: June 13, 2018


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as gaming industry advances in Massachusetts

As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sits in limbo before the Trump administration, non-Indian interests make strides in Massachusetts.

Posted: June 11, 2018


Shawnee Tribe wins federal approval of Class III gaming compact

The Shawnee Tribe continues to make progress on a long-awaited off-reservation casino.

Posted: June 7, 2018


Trump administration reverses course on tribal gaming agreement in Connecticut

After keeping the Mohegan Tribe in the dark for 10 months, the Trump team has finally spoken.

Posted: June 4, 2018


Gaming companies threatened for doing business with Pueblo of Pojoaque

When it comes to Indian gaming, the state of New Mexico has found that threats and strong arming pay off.

Posted: June 4, 2018


Online gaming also on the table as Connecticut negotiates with tribes

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are moving closer to online gaming and sports betting in Connecticut.

Posted: May 24, 2018


Connecticut governor seeks to negotiate sports betting with tribes

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe could be on the road to sports betting soon in Connecticut.

Posted: May 22, 2018


Tribes seek a seat at table as states look into sports betting

With a landmark Supreme Court decision on the books, tribes from California to Connecticut want to be at the table when it comes to sports betting.

Posted: May 21, 2018


Tribes continue to weigh impact of Supreme Court ruling on sports betting

Tribes are welcoming the opportunity to engage in sports betting following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Posted: May 18, 2018


Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling

Well that was fast. The Oneida Nation plans to offer sports betting in the 'near future' on its homelands in New York.

Posted: May 15, 2018


Tribes show continued growth with increase in gaming revenues in Arizona

Tribes in Arizona are on an upward trend when it comes to their gaming revenues.

Posted: May 14, 2018


Seminole Tribe and Disney poured $10 million into campaign to limit new casinos

The Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company are spending big in an attempt to limit the expansion of gaming in Florida.

Posted: May 10, 2018


Cherokee Nation welcomes expansion of gaming with ball and dice games

The Cherokee Nation plans to install ball and dice games at three casinos thanks to a gaming expansion law in Oklahoma.

Posted: May 10, 2018


Hopi Tribe officially joins Indian gaming industry with approved compact

Though it lacks a physical casino at this point, the Hopi Tribe has officially joined the Indian gaming industry.

Posted: May 7, 2018


Pamunkey Tribe pushes for casino as Virginia opens door to new machines

Good timing, and some luck, may be on the side of the Pamunkey Tribe as it pursues a casino in Virginia.

Posted: May 7, 2018


Non-Indian firm fighting tribes announces earlier opening date for casino

A $960 million commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts is coming together quickly while two tribes sit in limbo.

Posted: April 26, 2018


Lawmakers from Connecticut prompted probe into handling of tribal agreements

Will the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe finally get some answers from the Trump administration?

Posted: April 25, 2018


Tribes welcome probe into Trump administration's handling of gaming agreements

The Trump administration is facing yet another internal investigation, this one over gaming agreements for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Posted: April 23, 2018


Trump administration hit for keeping two tribes in Connecticut in the dark

Blankets and an honor song didn't work. What will it take to see action from the Trump administration?

Posted: April 6, 2018


Seminole Tribe joins forces with Disney in bid to limit new casinos

The Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company are trying to limit the expansion of gaming in Florida.

Posted: April 3, 2018


Pueblo of Pojoaque loses $10 million in gaming revenues in dispute

The Pueblo of Pojoaque is crying foul after attorneys from the Trump administration seized more than $10.1 million in gaming revenues.

Posted: March 26, 2018


Bill authorizes ball and dice games at tribal casinos in Oklahoma

The addition of ball and dice games at tribal casinos could mean more revenues for the state of Oklahoma.

Posted: March 15, 2018


Tribes finally start demolition at site of delayed casino in Connecticut

Amid delays attributed to the Trump administration, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe finally started demolition work for their new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: March 6, 2018


Cherokee Nation shared $19 million in casino revenue with Oklahoma

Gaming continues to be good business for the Cherokee Nation and the state of Oklahoma.

Posted: March 6, 2018


Tribes still planning to start work on delayed casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are almost ready to start initial work on a long-delayed casino in Connecticut.

Posted: February 28, 2018


Washoe Tribe plans to expand offerings at casino with new compact

The Washoe Tribe plans to expand the offerings at its unique casino after amending its Class III gaming compact with the state of Nevada.

Posted: February 21, 2018


Trump team appears willing to delay tribal casino deal in Connecticut indefinitely

The Trump administration is advancing a curious argument as it battles the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe over plans for a new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: February 6, 2018


Stockbridge-Munsee Band loses lawsuit over rival casino project

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community is planning an appeal after a judge tossed the tribe's lawsuit against a rival casino in Wisconsin.

Posted: February 2, 2018


Tribes ready to start initial work on delayed casino in Connecticut

Initial work is slated to begin on a long-delayed and controversial tribally-owned casino in Connecticut.

Posted: February 2, 2018


Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton lobbies against tribes' casino

Gale Norton, a former Secretary of the Interior during the George W. Bush administration, is part of a major lobbying effort aimed at defeating a tribally-owned casino in Connecticut.

Posted: February 1, 2018


Wilton Rancheria hails action on agreement for long-awaited casino

The Wilton Rancheria is hoping to break ground on a long-awaited casino in California this summer after clearing the last major hurdle to the project.

Posted: January 23, 2018


Bureau of Indian Affairs allows nine gaming compacts to take effect

The Bureau of Indian Affair has allowed nine tribal gaming compacts to take effect in California, a significant number for the Golden State.

Posted: January 22, 2018


Tribes falling behind on schedule for controversial casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe remain committed to a new casino in Connecticut despite falling behind on their schedule.

Posted: January 17, 2018


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares more than $1.4 million in casino revenue

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shared more than $1.4 million in gaming revenues with local and state governments in Michigan.

Posted: December 14, 2017


Tohono O'odham Nation celebrates start of work on $400 million permanent casino

The Tohono O'odham Nation is celebrating another major gaming milestone in Arizona.

Posted: December 8, 2017


Tribes turn tables on non-Indian company intent on derailing new gaming facility

Connecticut is getting 'played' by a non-Indian gaming company, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe say.

Posted: December 7, 2017


Hopi Tribe finally joins Indian gaming industry as coal mining operation dies down

The Hopi Tribe is facing an 85 percent reduction in revenues with the pending closure of a coal mining operation.

Posted: December 5, 2017


Tribes sue Trump administration for dragging feet on revised gaming agreements

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, along with the state of Connecticut, are suing the Trump administration for failing to take action on their gaming agreements.

Posted: November 30, 2017


Tohono O'odham Nation starts work on expansion of once controversial casino

The Tohono O'odham Nation is investing $400 million in a major expansion of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort in Glendale, Arizona.

Posted: November 27, 2017


Seneca Nation enters arbitration with New York over revenue sharing dispute

The Seneca Nation has already shared $1.4 billion in gaming revenues with New York and the state wants more.

Posted: November 22, 2017


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation clashes with state over 'bingo' machines

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the state of Connecticut are in a disagreement over the status of new 'bingo' machines.

Posted: November 21, 2017


Tribes hit roadblocks as Trump team refuses to sanction new gaming agreements

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are wondering why the Trump administration has failed to take action on their new gaming agreements.

Posted: November 10, 2017


Lawmakers join tribes in pressing Trump team for firm response on new casino

Lawmakers from Connecticut are supporting the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe as they seek a firm response from the Trump administration on plans for a new casino.

Posted: November 8, 2017


Tribes shared $89.6 million in gaming revenues with state of Michigan in 2016

Tribes shared $89.6 million in gaming revenues in Michigan last year, with contributions to local communities on the rise.

Posted: November 7, 2017


Arizona reports 4.8 percent increase in revenues from tribal gaming facilities

Tribes in Arizona saw another increase in business at their gaming facilities, according to new figures.

Posted: November 6, 2017


Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe honored a top Trump administration official but their gesture doesn't seem to have helped plans for a new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: November 1, 2017


Bureau of Indian Affairs allows last casino deal in New Mexico to take effect

It's official -- every tribe in New Mexico is operating under a Class III gaming compact that was neither approved nor outright rejected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Posted: October 26, 2017


Tribes spar with Obama's former Interior secretary over new casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are battling a big foe as they pursue a new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: October 25, 2017


Iowa Tribe announces 'Monsterous' deal linked to long-delayed poker website

The Iowa Tribe continues to make big promises as it prepares to offer real money play on its long-delayed poker website.

Posted: October 12, 2017


Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington

The Tule River Tribe is pursuing an off-reservation casino as the Trump administration seeks to change the rules of the game.

Posted: October 5, 2017


Wilton Rancheria clears yet another hurdle in quest to open casino in California

The Wilton Rancheria has made major progress on a casino in California after being restored to federal recognition several years ago.

Posted: October 4, 2017


Proposal for more games at tribal casinos generates little support in Oklahoma

A proposal to bring more types of games to tribal casinos seems to be going nowhere in Oklahoma.

Posted: October 4, 2017


Wilton Rancheria hails action on compact for long-awaited gaming development

The Wilton Rancheria has cleared yet another hurdle in its long-awaited quest for a casino in California.

Posted: October 3, 2017


Mohegan Tribe believes Trump team accepted new casino despite murky response

The Mohegan Tribe believes the Trump administration has approved a new casino in Connecticut despite a seemingly ambiguous letter.

Posted: September 27, 2017


Iowa Tribe promises to launch long-delayed online poker site sometime in fall

PokerTribe.Com has repeatedly missed deadlines to launch but the Iowa Tribe believes operations are imminent.

Posted: September 25, 2017


Seneca Nation prepares for arbitration in gaming dispute with state of New York

The Seneca Nation is eager to start arbitration proceedings in a Class III gaming dispute with the state of New York.

Posted: September 21, 2017


Connecticut tribes can't get clear answer from Trump team on bid for new casino

Efforts by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe to open a new casino in Connecticut appear to have hit a snag within the Trump administration.

Posted: September 19, 2017


Proposal to link gaming expansion to car tags in Oklahoma gains little traction

Key tribes in Oklahoma are questioning plans to expand gaming by linking it to car tag revenues.

Posted: September 14, 2017


Republican lawmaker links expansion of gaming to car tag revenues in Oklahoma

A key Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma is proposing an expansion of tribal gaming but there's a catch for those that wish to add roulette and dice games.

Posted: September 12, 2017


Seneca Nation heads to arbitration for Class III gaming compact in New York

The Seneca Nation has shared $1.4 billion in revenues with New York but apparently that isn't enough for the state.

Posted: September 11, 2017


Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino

The Tule River Tribe signed a new Class III gaming compact that recognizes plans for an off-reservation casino in California.

Posted: September 6, 2017


Wilton Rancheria secures legislative approval of Class III gaming agreement

The Wilton Rancheria expects to break ground on a long-awaited casino in northern California in mid-2018.

Posted: September 5, 2017


Wilton Rancheria sees more support for Class III gaming compact in California

Local officials and union representatives are calling for ratification of the Wilton Rancheria's gaming agreement with the state of California.

Posted: August 30, 2017


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