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Another Class III gaming compact up for review in South Dakota

Another Class III gaming compact up for review in South Dakota (07/19)

The agreement with the Yankton Sioux Tribe will be the subject of a public hearing on August 11.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe eyes new Class III gaming compact

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe eyes new Class III gaming compact (07/13)

The proposed agreement appears to be the first in South Dakota to mandate some form of revenue sharing.
Coquille Tribe faced threats for hosting Donald Trump supporters at casino

Coquille Tribe faced threats for hosting Donald Trump supporters at casino (07/11)

Only about 50 people attended the meeting at The Mill Casino, which rented space to supporters of the controversial Republican presidential candidate.
National Indian Gaming Association ready for legislative summit

National Indian Gaming Association ready for legislative summit (06/07)

This year's event will be special because the organization is debuting its new home, the Stanley R. Crooks Tribal Leaders Center.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meeting

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meeting (05/17)

The city of Ridgecrest, California, will hold the fifth meeting in as many weeks on the proposed casino.
Victor Rocha helps National Indian Gaming Association with events

Victor Rocha helps National Indian Gaming Association with events (05/10)

The proprietor of the Pechanga.net gaming website is serving conference chair for NIGA's upcoming annual and mid-year conferences.
Cowlitz Tribe hosts forums on casino construction and related work

Cowlitz Tribe hosts forums on casino construction and related work (05/05)

The tribe will be offering updates on the fast-rising casino, a $15 million water reclamation plant and a $32 million highway improvement project.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at city meeting

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at city meeting (05/03)

The project has stirred significant debate in Ridgecrest, California.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid (04/29)

A large group of advocates listened to Chairman George Gholson explain why the tribe is pursuing a development more than 130 miles from its headquarters.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate (04/26)

The project, which is generating significant discussion online, is the subject of a special town hall in Ridgecrest, California.
Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan

Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan (04/22)

One pastor asked: 'Do we want to risk the displeasure of God for $395,000 a year?'
White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casino

White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casino (04/18)

The tribe hopes to open a casino at Star Lake, a community away from the reservation, sometime in 2017.
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation promotes gaming plan in Illinois

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation promotes gaming plan in Illinois (01/27)

The tribe is going through the land-into-trust process for site within its ancestral reservation in present-day DeKalb County.
Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposal

Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposal (01/27)

Chairman Raymond Hitchcock anticipates a long process to get the land in trust for the proposed casino.
Groups unite to promote Indian gaming industry at global forum

Groups unite to promote Indian gaming industry at global forum (01/13)

The National Indian Gaming Association, the Arizona Indian Gaming Association and the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, along with Victor Rocha of Pechanga.net, are presenting a seminar at ICE Totally Gaming.
Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project

Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project (01/13)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.
BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bid

BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bid (01/12)

The tribe, whose headquarters are located in Kansas, plans a Class II facility on an ancestral reservation in Illinois.
Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid

Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid (01/04)

Plans call for a 601,780 square-foot facility that includes a 110,260 square-foot gaming floor, a 302-room hotel, a 48,150-square-foot convention center and a 3,500-space parking lot.
NIGA honors Coeur d'Alene  leader with sovereignty award

NIGA honors Coeur d'Alene leader with sovereignty award (11/06)

Ernie Stensgar received the John F. Kieffer Sovereignty Award for his efforts to promote tribal sovereignty.
President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterprise

President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterprise (11/02)

In just five years, the tribe has built four gaming facilities and has paid out more than $122.5 million in employee benefits and salaries.
Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (10/20)

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."
Little River Band sees support for off-reservation casino bid

Little River Band sees support for off-reservation casino bid (10/16)

A large crowd attended the first Bureau of Indian Affairs public hearing on the $180 million project in Fruitport Township, Michigan.
Little River Band set for hearing on off-reservation casino bid

Little River Band set for hearing on off-reservation casino bid (10/14)

MLive Muskegon Chronicle will carry a webcast of the public meeting for the $180 million project in Fuirtport Township, Michigan.
Little Traverse Bay Bands consider Class II for second casino

Little Traverse Bay Bands consider Class II for second casino (10/06)

Revenue sharing with the local community won't be required if the tribe sticks with Class II games at a proposed facility in Mackinaw City.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe vows fight over off-reservation casino

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe vows fight over off-reservation casino (09/29)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will be facing a formidable opponent as it purses the $180 million development in Michigan.
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority joins board of national group

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority joins board of national group (09/25)

The board of the American Gaming Association now includes more representation from Indian Country.
Little River Band sees strong support for off-reservation casino

Little River Band sees strong support for off-reservation casino (09/24)

Local officials are singing the praises of the $180 million project as the Bureau of Indian Affairs moves forward with the review process.
BIA sets hearing on Little River Band off-reservation casino bid

BIA sets hearing on Little River Band off-reservation casino bid (09/21)

The tribe plans a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, about 80 miles from reservation headquarters.
Chairwoman of San Manuel Band to join Gaming Hall of Fame

Chairwoman of San Manuel Band to join Gaming Hall of Fame (09/15)

Lynn Valbuena will be recognized during the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, later this month.
Lower Sioux Indian Community debuts $22M casino expansion

Lower Sioux Indian Community debuts $22M casino expansion (08/27)

The tribe renovated the gaming floor and added a VIP lounge, bingo hall, sports bar and entertainment venue at the Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton, Minnesota.
Shawnee Tribe works with Chickasaw Nation work on casino plan

Shawnee Tribe works with Chickasaw Nation work on casino plan (08/24)

Global Gaming Solutions, a Chickasaw subsidiary, plans to manage the Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma's panhandle.
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (07/22)

Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.
Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (06/29)

The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus is the first prominent Democrat to announce her backing for the bill.
Tulalip Tribes host Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo

Tulalip Tribes host Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo (06/22)

Agenda topics include employee recruitment and retention, facility design, online gaming and regulation of the casino industry.
Homeowner group raises fears of casino from Miccosukee Tribe

Homeowner group raises fears of casino from Miccosukee Tribe (05/18)

The tribe has no plans to convert the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club into a casino but that hasn't stopped the opposition.
BIA hears from public on Pokagon Band gaming plan in Indiana

BIA hears from public on Pokagon Band gaming plan in Indiana (04/15)

About 200 people attended a hearing to discuss plans for a $400 million development in South Bend, Indiana.
Pokagon Band gains city support for casino ahead of BIA hearing

Pokagon Band gains city support for casino ahead of BIA hearing (04/14)

Leaders in South Bend, Indiana, are laying out the welcome mat for the tribe as it seeks to further its presence in the state.
BIA to hear from public on Pokagon Band casino plan in Indiana

BIA to hear from public on Pokagon Band casino plan in Indiana (04/13)

The tribe plans a $480 million development in South Bend, where many of its members live.
BIA to host public meeting for Pokagon Band casino in Indiana

BIA to host public meeting for Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (03/24)

The tribe is planning a $480 million development with housing and gaming in South Bend, Indiana.
Pokagon Band set for first public hearing on Indiana casino bid

Pokagon Band set for first public hearing on Indiana casino bid (03/18)

A support group is rallying for the tribe while an opposition group remains secretive.
Tribal leaders urge unity and compromise in online poker talks

Tribal leaders urge unity and compromise in online poker talks (02/12)

Internet poker was a big topic at the Western Indian Gaming Conference this week.
Tribes in California meet for Western Indian Gaming Conference

Tribes in California meet for Western Indian Gaming Conference (02/10)

This year's event is being hosted by the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians.
Arizona Indian Gaming Association hosts annual convention

Arizona Indian Gaming Association hosts annual convention (11/04)

This year's agenda includes sessions on the outcome of the 2014 election, Internet gaming and regulation.
Report places economic impact of US gaming industry at $240B

Report places economic impact of US gaming industry at $240B (10/01)

Tribal facilities play an important role in shaping the U.S. gaming industry through jobs, revenues, direct and indirect spending as well as payroll and other taxes.
American Gaming Association includes tribes in economic report">

American Gaming Association includes tribes in economic report (09/30)

Gaming facilities paid $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013, according to the new report.
NIGA to hold mid-year conference at Chickasaw Nation casino">

NIGA to hold mid-year conference at Chickasaw Nation casino (08/19)

This year's event takes place September 9-10 at WinStar World Casino and Resort.
Chumash Tribe hosts public meeting on $160M casino expansion">

Chumash Tribe hosts public meeting on $160M casino expansion (07/31)

Th tribe is adding a 12-story hotel with 215 rooms to the Chumash Casino Resort.
Blog: GOP softens view on gaming at Eastern Cherokee casino

Blog: GOP softens view on gaming at Eastern Cherokee casino (06/09)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hosted the North Carolina Republican Party over the weekend and it turned out to be an odd affair.
Eastern Cherokees host state Republican convention at casino

Eastern Cherokees host state Republican convention at casino (06/04)

Convention is being held in Indian Country for the first time.
NCAI leader urges open discussion about Poarch Creek casino

NCAI leader urges open discussion about Poarch Creek casino (05/30)

Save Hickory Ground staged a rally that was shut down by security guards.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation chair receives highest NIGA award

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation chair receives highest NIGA award (05/15)

The National Indian Gaming Association bestowed the Wendell A. Chino Humanitarian Award to Marshall McKay, the chairman of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California.
Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi

Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi (05/02)

The annual Southern Gaming Summit will take place next week.
Lac du Flambeau Band sets off-reservation casino referendum

Lac du Flambeau Band sets off-reservation casino referendum (04/08)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin will hold a referendum next month for its off-reservation casino.
Victor Rocha to host 2nd online gaming conference in Oklahoma

Victor Rocha to host 2nd online gaming conference in Oklahoma (04/04)

Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, is bringing Indian Country Online to Oklahoma this June.
NIGC weighs change in handling of management contracts

NIGC weighs change in handling of management contracts (02/11)

The National Indian Gaming Commission might change the way it handles management contracts.
Victor Rocha: Opportunities for Indian gaming at ICE summit

Victor Rocha: Opportunities for Indian gaming at ICE summit (01/28)

Victor Rocha explains why he's attending the ICE Totally Gaming meeting next week in London.
Lac du Flambeau Band to host Internet gaming meeting

Lac du Flambeau Band to host Internet gaming meeting (01/13)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin is hosting a meeting of the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance this Friday.
Indian gaming on agenda for Northwest Gaming Law Summit

Indian gaming on agenda for Northwest Gaming Law Summit (12/12)

The 11th annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit kicks off today in Seattle, Washington.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees progress on casino land plan

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.
Press Release: Arizona Indian Gaming  Association hosts expo next week

Press Release: Arizona Indian Gaming Association hosts expo next week (10/30)

The Arizona Indian Gaming Association is gearing up for its EXPO AIGA next week.
Press Release: Arizona tribes gear up for annual conference

Press Release: Arizona tribes gear up for annual conference (10/09)

The Arizona Indian Gaming Association is holding its EXPO AIGA from November 6-8.
Victor Rocha  announces online gaming symposium  in 2014

Victor Rocha announces online gaming symposium in 2014 (10/08)

Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, will co-host the first inaugural iGaming Legislative Symposium on February 27, 2014.
GOPs praise Cherokee casino while opposing Catawba plan

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.
Great Plains Indian Gaming Association moves meeting date

Great Plains Indian Gaming Association moves meeting date (09/25)

The Great Plains Indian Gaming Association will be hosting its annual conference earlier than usual next year.
Press Release: Arizona Indian Gaming Association expo features Paul Rodriguez

Press Release: Arizona Indian Gaming Association expo features Paul Rodriguez (09/04)

The Arizona Indian Gaming Association welcomes Paul Rodriguez to its upcoming EXPO AIGA.
NIGC   consults tribes at meetings in Washington and Oklahoma

NIGC consults tribes at meetings in Washington and Oklahoma (07/12)

The National Indian Gaming Commission will be consulting tribes at two upcoming meetings. The commission will be on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington next Thursday, July 18. The consultation takes place after the Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo. “It...
Interview with Victor Rocha on Internet gaming conference

Interview with Victor Rocha on Internet gaming conference (05/31)

An interview iwith Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, about the inaugural Indian Country Online: Becky Liggero: The tribes are very important to the gambling industry in the USA and that there are a lot of industry events scheduled year...
Victor Rocha: Come  to the inaugural  Indian Country Online

Victor Rocha: Come to the inaugural Indian Country Online (05/15)

Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, invites you to Indian Country Online, the first-ever conference dedicated to Internet gaming in Indian Country: Several people have asked why I created Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress and the simple answer is...
Tribes cite expansion progress at Southern Gaming Summit

Tribes cite expansion progress at Southern Gaming Summit (05/10)

The tribal gaming industry continues to expand, speakers said at the Southern Gaming Summit. Speakers from Mississippi, Oklahoma, Alabama and Louisiana said their tribes are building new facilities and adding new amenities. “Oklahoma is growing,” Sheila Morago, the executive director...
Agenda released for Victor Rocha's online gaming conference

Agenda released for Victor Rocha's online gaming conference (04/23)

The agenda has been set for Indian Country Online, the first-ever conference dedicated to Internet gaming in Indian Country. Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, is co-organizing the conference. It will take place June 3-4 at the Pechanga Resort and...
Lac du Flambeau Band hosts meeting on off-reservation 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....
Hearing on Little Traverse Bay Bands casino bid rescheduled

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...
 Registration   for Victor Rocha's Internet gaming conference

Registration for Victor Rocha's Internet gaming conference (03/27)

Registration is open for Indian Country Online, the first-ever conference dedicated to Internet gaming in Indian Country. Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, is co-organizing the conference. It will take place June 3-4 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in...
National Indian Gaming Association draws crowd to Arizona

National Indian Gaming Association draws crowd to Arizona (03/27)

The National Indian Gaming Association is wrapping up its annual convention and trade show in Phoenix, Arizona, today.
Little Traverse Bay Bands to present plan  for second casino

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....
Anti-Indian group hosting anti-casino forum in Massachusetts

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...
Column: Five things to learn at the Florida Gaming Congress

Column: Five things to learn at the Florida Gaming Congress (02/27)

Nancy Smith of Sunshine State News explores the Florida Gaming Congress: 1. Sweetness-and-light congeniality among sworn enemies, even with millions and even billions at stake. 2. Internet gambling is so not on the near horizon. 3. Pari-mutuels shouldn't be subjected...
Mohegan Tribe to discuss proposal for    Massachusetts casino

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...
Seminole Tribe hosts eighth annual Florida Gaming Congress

Seminole Tribe hosts eighth annual Florida Gaming Congress (02/26)

The Seminole Tribe is hosting the 8th annual Florida Gaming Congress. Topics include Indian gaming, financing and Internet gaming. The debate comes as the state prepares to debate whether to allow more gaming in the state. The conference is being...
Column: Seminole Tribe hosting 8th  Florida Gaming Congress

Column: Seminole Tribe hosting 8th Florida Gaming Congress (02/19)

"Here's a prediction -- and this is saying something considering gambling has barely a bill before the Legislature during the 2013 session: What goes on at Spectrum Gaming's 8th Florida Gaming Congress Feb. 25 and 26 at the Seminole Hard...
Victor Rocha to host Internet gaming conference in California

Victor Rocha to host Internet gaming conference in California (01/16)

Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, will host an Internet gaming conference this June in California. The first ever Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress will focus on the new opportunities that Internet gaming represents. The theme is "No Tribe...
Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit   takes place in Seattle

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 Indian Gaming Commission. Hot topics...
Tribes told to prepare for   Internet gaming at NCAI convention

Tribes told to prepare for Internet gaming at NCAI convention (10/24)

Internet gaming was a hot topic at the National Congress of American Indian 69th annual conference in Sacramento, California. A panel discussion on Tuesday addressed the controversial issue. Although no bills have passed at the federal level, tribes were told...
Tribal panel at Global Gaming Expo discusses Internet gaming

Tribal panel at Global Gaming Expo discusses Internet gaming (10/10)

Tribal leaders and lobbyists discussed Internet gaming at the recent Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Online gaming on the state and federal level is inevitable, panelists agreed. But just how it will impact existing tribal casinos and Class III...
Global Gaming Expo  panel discusses  IGRA as law hits milestone

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 Seminole Tribe of Florida, said...
Pojoaque Pueblo cites success with   management firm at casino

Pojoaque Pueblo cites success with management firm at casino (10/04)

After a rough couple of years, Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico says it is turning around its gaming business with the help of an outside management firm. The tribe defaulted on $245 million in gaming debt in 2009. As part...
Major Republican donor opposes legalization of Internet poker

Major Republican donor opposes legalization of Internet poker (10/03)

Sheldon Adelson, a major donor to Republican campaigns, opposes the legalization of Internet poker. Adelson, who serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, has spent a reported $70 million so far on Republican candidates....
Tribes debate Internet gambling at NIGA conference in Florida

Tribes debate Internet gambling at NIGA conference in Florida (09/20)

Internet gambling was a topic at the National Indian Gaming Association mid-year conference in Florida this week. Tribes are interesting in online gaming but they want heir rights must be respected, NIGA's executive director Jason Giles said. That would mean...
Dave Palermo: Tribes find little consensus on Internet gambling

Dave Palermo: Tribes find little consensus on Internet gambling (09/03)

"The fact more than 200 tribal leaders, lawyers, lobbyists and vendors gathered Aug. 22 at Mystic Lakes, Minn., to discuss Internet gambling speaks volumes about the growing interest in the issue. But there remains a great deal of uncertainty and...
Narragansett Tribe meets governor to discuss gaming issue

Narragansett Tribe meets governor to discuss gaming issue (08/22)

Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas of the Narragansett Tribe and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) met on Tuesday to discuss gaming issues. Thomas told The Providence Journal he wanted to tell Chafee "about the ups we think the state would...
David Qualls: Oklahoma tribal gaming contributes to economy

David Qualls: Oklahoma tribal gaming contributes to economy (08/13)

"As I travel across tribal lands throughout Oklahoma, I’m always excited by the growth and opportunity happening in Indian Country. It wasn’t long ago that Oklahoma tribes embarked on a long, yet important journey to bring financial independence to our...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee offers draft online gaming bill

Senate Indian Affairs Committee offers draft online gaming bill (07/26)

UPDATE: TRIBAL ONLINE GAMING ACT OF 2012: Summary of SCIA Internet gaming bill | Draft of SCIA Internet gaming bill The Senate Indian Affairs Committee offered a draft of its Internet gaming bill to members of the National Indian Gaming...
Marge Anderson and Quapaw Tribe honored at NIGA meet

Marge Anderson and Quapaw Tribe honored at NIGA meet (04/10)

The National Indian Gaming Association handed out special honors at its recent convention. Marge Anderson, the chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota, received the Tim Wapato Sovereign Warrior Award. She was recognized for her...
National Indian Gaming Association wrapping up convention

National Indian Gaming Association wrapping up convention (04/04)

The National Indian Gaming Association is wrapping up its annual trade show and convention today. More than 5,000 people attended this year's event, held in San Diego, California. That's the largest crowd in NIGA history. "You set a record," Chairman...
National Indian Gaming Association panel on land-into-trust

National Indian Gaming Association panel on land-into-trust (04/03)

A panel at the National Indian Gaming Association conference focused on land-into-trust. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act requires casinos to be on "Indian land." For newly recognized tribes, that means going through the land-into-trust process. But the U.S. Supreme Court...
Soo Tribe holds meetings to discuss off-reservation casino

Soo Tribe holds meetings to discuss off-reservation casino (02/01)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is holding meetings for its members to discuss an off-reservation casino in Lansing, Michigan. The first meetings take place today in Sault Ste. Marie. Future meetings will be held for the rest...
Public meeting scheduled over Kialegee Tribal Town's casino

Public meeting scheduled over Kialegee Tribal Town's casino (01/11)

A group called Broken Arrow Citizens Against Neighborhood Gaming is hosting a public forum tomorrow to discuss opposition to the Kialegee Tribal Town casino in Oklahoma. Rep. John Sullivan (R-Oklahoma) is scheduled to speak. He opposes the Red Clay Casino...
Fort Sill Apache Tribe sees support for   casino in New Mexico

Fort Sill Apache Tribe sees support for casino in New Mexico (12/09)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma saw little opposition to its plans for a casino in southern New Mexico at a community forum on Wednesday. The Deming Headlight said only one person spoke out against the casino. Nearly everyone...
New England Gaming Summit reports    a boost in attendance

New England Gaming Summit reports a boost in attendance (11/14)

Attendance at the New England Gaming Summit increased by 20 percent this year, The Norwich Bulletin reports Interest has grown due to pending legislation in Massachusetts. A bill will authorize three casino resorts throughout the state. “The main thing on...
NIGC is working closely with tribes to develop new regulations

NIGC is working closely with tribes to develop new regulations (10/14)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is working closely with tribes to develop new regulations but a final product is more than a year away, Chairwoman Tracie Stevens said. In August, NIGC established the Tribal Advisory Committee to review Minimum Internal...

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