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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...

Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit takes place in Seattle (12/13)

The 10th annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit kicks off today in Seattle, Washington. Featured speakers include Kevin Washburn, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Tracie Stevens, the chairwoman of the National...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe waits for answer on New Mexico casino (11/19)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is hopeful for approval of a casino on its reservation in southern New Mexico. The tribe has a 30-acre reservation but efforts to start gaming there have been...

8th Circuit hears Fond du Lac Band gaming agreement lawsuit (11/14)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on Tuesday in City of Duluth vs. Fond Du Lac Band of Chippewa, a gaming agreement case. The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...

Dave Palermo: Washburn shifts stance on Class III regulation (11/05)

"[Kevin] Washburn, who in 2005 testified that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) should be amended to give the National Indian Gaming Commission more regulatory authority over Class III, casino-style gaming on Indian lands, said...

California tribes await state action on off-reservation casinos (11/05)

Two California tribes made history when their off-reservation casinos were approved by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in September but they are still waiting for legislative approval of their Class III gaming compacts. The Enterprise Rancheria...

Global Gaming Expo panel discusses IGRA as law hits milestone (10/05)

It seems hard to believe but the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 will turn 25 next year. "That time has flown by," Tony Sanchez Jr., the president of the board of directors for the...

ICT interview with Tracie Stevens, Tulalip, chairwoman of NIGC (10/05)

"National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Chairwoman Tracie Stevens proudly reported at the 2011 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) that the commission was “new and improved.” This claim came just a year after she and her colleagues—Vice...

Cities benefit from Graton Rancheria casino mitigation money (09/28)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria is required to make $416,918 in annual casino mitigation payments to four cities in Sonoma County, California. The payments are listed in the record of decision that was approved...

Paxton Myers departs as NIGC chief of staff after two years (09/13)

Paxton Myers is leaving the National Indian Gaming Commission after two years as its chief of staff. Myers, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina, joined the NIGC in...

Opinion: NIGC fails to assert leadership role on Internet gaming (08/30)

"A failure by the top federal regulator for American Indian casinos to take a leadership role on Internet wagering annoys tribal leaders who fear proposed congressional legislation to legalize cyberspace gambling will slight indigenous governments....

United Keetoowah Band still confident of decision on casino site (07/30)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is confident the Obama administration will keep its disputed casino open. The tribe agreed to close the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino today unless the Bureau of Indian...

Tribes support role of NIGC over regulation of Internet gaming (07/27)

Tribal leaders and Indian experts said the National Indian Gaming Commission should be the federal agency in charge of online tribal gaming. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee released a draft of the Tribal Online Gaming...

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on gaming (07/26)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on regulation of tribal gaming. Internet gaming was discussed by most of the witnesses. Tribal leaders notably said the National Indian Gaming Commission should be...

Details of Senate Indian Affairs Committee online gaming draft (07/26)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has drafted a bill called the Tribal Online Gaming Act of 2012. The 49-page bill is a discussion draft only. It has not been introduced in the Senate. The draft...

GamblingCompliance: SCIA online gaming bill only allows poker (07/26)

UPDATE: TRIBAL ONLINE GAMING ACT OF 2012: Summary of SCIA Internet gaming bill | Draft of SCIA Internet gaming bill An Internet gaming bill drafted by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee online allows poker, GamblingCompliance...

NIGC reports increases in tribal casino revenues over all regions (07/24)

Tribal casinos took in $27.2 billion in 2011, with gains seen in all regions of the U.S., the National Indian Gaming Commission reported. The figure represents gross gaming revenues for 237 tribes and 421 facilities....

Fitch upgrades ratings for Seminole Tribe's $2.3B gaming debts (06/26)

Fitch Ratings announced upgrades for $2.3 billion in gaming-related debt owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Fitch downgraded the tribe's debt after the National Indian Gaming Commission issued a notice of violation in June...

NIGC rejects Kialegee Tribal Town's jurisdiction over gaming site (06/21)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is maintaining its position that the Kialegee Tribal Town of Oklahoma doesn't have jurisdiction over an Indian allotment. The allotment is owned by two Muscogee sisters who were recently made...

Cherokee Nation ready to fight UKB casino land-into-trust ruling (06/15)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is getting ready for a potential decision affecting the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians casino. The Cherokees say they will fight the Bureau of Indian Affairs if it approves...

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