A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door for sports betting but tribes aren't rushing to join the industry.
Posted: January 29, 2019
The Seneca Nation has lost an arbitration proceeding with the state of New York.
Posted: January 8, 2019
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is opening a brewery at its casino, the first of its kind in New York.
Posted: August 6, 2018
The Seneca Nation has already shared $1.4 billion with the state of New York. But the state wants more.
Posted: July 23, 2018
Tribes are welcoming the opportunity to engage in sports betting following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Posted: May 18, 2018
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
The Oneida Nation held a log-cutting ceremony at its newest gaming facility in New York.
Posted: March 5, 2018
The Oneida Nation continues to expand its gaming empire, with the Point Place Casino arriving this spring.
Posted: January 10, 2018
A former Shinnecock Nation gaming official was sentenced to probation for stealing emails from a fellow tribal citizen.
Posted: December 13, 2017
The Seneca Nation has already shared $1.4 billion in gaming revenues with New York and the state wants more.
Posted: November 22, 2017
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
In a report on Voice of America, a former editor at Indian Country Today Media Network is offering details on the demise of the operation.
Posted: September 20, 2017
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
The Seneca Nation is firing back at the governor of New York for refusing to sit down and discuss gaming issues.
Posted: August 23, 2017
Tensions between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation are rising amid a revenue sharing dispute.
Posted: August 21, 2017
The Oneida Nation is on track to open the Point Place Casino in Bridgeport, New York, in the spring of 2018.
Posted: August 15, 2017
The Seneca Nation is still willing to sit down with the state of New York to discuss gaming issues but a meeting has proven elusive.
Posted: August 9, 2017
After sharing $1.2 billion with the state of New York over 14 years, the Seneca Nation has stopping payments.
Posted: July 5, 2017
Holly Gagnon has been named the top gaming executive for the Seneca Nation.
Posted: June 1, 2017
It's starting to look like the Oneida Nation might be right about the gaming market in upstate New York.
Posted: May 30, 2017
Is counting on the Seneca gaming revenue ignorance, arrogance or intimidation?
Posted: May 2, 2017
Final payment of the Seneca Nation compact with New York has been made, but being a good neighbor to the communities is ongoing.
Posted: April 17, 2017
The Point Place Casino in Bridgeport, New York, is due to open in the spring of 2018.
Posted: April 4, 2017
'Our obligation to the state ended,' President Todd Gates announced at a press conference.
Posted: March 24, 2017
With the Seneca gaming compact coming to an end, will the state and local municipalities finally see the error of their ways?
Posted: March 24, 2017
Business appears to be good for the New York tribe as the amount shared in 2016 marks a 12.6 percent increase from last year.
Posted: December 15, 2016
The Turning Stone Resort Casino will be seeing a new gaming floor, a food hall and a floor-by-floor remodel of 285 hotel rooms.
Posted: November 7, 2016
A cybercrime that effectively derailed the New York tribe's casino efforts is finally coming to light.
Posted: November 1, 2016
The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, is seeing a 57,000 square-foot addition.
Posted: October 27, 2016
One county's share is already up 19 percent from last year as part of an agreement with the state of New York.
Posted: August 24, 2016
The tribe walked away from the arrangement in 2011 and local agencies are picking up the slack.
Posted: August 23, 2016
Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.
Posted: July 20, 2016
The campaign was aimed at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, whose leaders were pursuing a casino that conflicted with the real estate mogul's interests.
Posted: June 30, 2016
While we will vigorously defend our rights in court when left with no other option, negotiation, not litigation, is our preferred method of dispute resolution.
Posted: June 9, 2016
With a federal appeals court panel's ruling last week reinstating the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York lawsuit against Union Springs, the village has a few options to consider.
Posted: June 6, 2016
The tribe sued to protect a Class II gaming facility in the village of Union Springs, New York.
Posted: June 2, 2016
The tribe's gaming enterprise remains on solid legal ground now that the nation's highest court has put an end to the dispute.
Posted: May 31, 2016
Without explanation, the justices have twice delayed consideration of a petition that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York.
Posted: May 23, 2016
Since coming under indictment, Bergal Mitchell III has been to Canada, Mexico, Finland, Italy and Greece.
Posted: May 20, 2016
After delaying action on a petition filed by casino opponents, the justices are due to consider a case that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in New York.
Posted: May 18, 2016
Without explanation, the justices delayed the consideration of a petition that questions whether the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is legal.
Posted: May 16, 2016
The final steel beam was placed on the new structure at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York.
Posted: May 12, 2016
Opponents have been questioning the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, for years.
Posted: May 11, 2016
For those who enjoy gambling, the Akwesasne Casino fills the bill.
Posted: May 5, 2016
After the developers refused to bring the Republican presidential candidate on board, he ran racist ads against the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.
Posted: April 18, 2016
A developer said the tribe wants to finance a casino and performing arts center in Rochester, New York.
Posted: April 15, 2016
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.
Posted: April 1, 2016
The tribe is fighting a $425 million casino that would be located right on the edge of its exclusivity zone.
Posted: March 18, 2016
Some local officials and business leaders in Niagara Falls, New York, are worried about lower gasoline and tobacco prices.
Posted: March 15, 2016
St. Lawrence County in New York is seeing a decline in its share of revenues from the tribe.
Posted: February 9, 2016
The $425 million Lago Resort and Casino would be located on the edge of the tribe's exclusivity zone in upstate New York.
Posted: January 20, 2016
The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, will be seeing a two-level, 57,000 square-foot addition.
Posted: January 14, 2016
I am frightened to think of what could happen to our community if Lago, the proposed Seneca County casino, is permitted to move forward.
Posted: November 23, 2015
Tribal Representative Ray Halbritter said the developers of the $425 million Lago Resort and Casino are directly targeting his tribe's gaming operation.
Posted: November 12, 2015
Shannon Keel comes to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Resort with more than 10 years of senior-level casino resort management experience.
Posted: November 3, 2015
The tribe is trying to get the state of New York to rescind its approval of the Lago Resort & Casino.
Posted: October 21, 2015
The tribe acquired several properties worth more than $3.2 million around the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.
Posted: September 14, 2015
The $425 million Lago Resort and Casino will be located on the edge of the tribe's exclusivity zone in central New York.
Posted: September 9, 2015
The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will see a 28,500 square-foot, two-story addition that's due to open in early 2017.
Posted: August 31, 2015
Bingo is going away at the Yellow Brick Road Casino to make way for table games and live dealers.
Posted: August 21, 2015
The Republican field includes a handful of contenders with somewhat negative records on Indian gaming.
Posted: August 12, 2015
A minority stakeholder at Vernon Downs said the facility has been 'bleeding' profits since the opening of the Yellow Brick Road Casino on June 2.
Posted: August 5, 2015
The casino mogul once accused the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut of not being Indians.
Posted: July 31, 2015
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation pays out 91.85 percent while the Mohegan Tribe pays out 91.71 percent.
Posted: July 7, 2015
The late former council member started the Iroquois Boxing Club to share the sport with his fellow Senecas.
Posted: June 26, 2015
The tribe announced the 250,000 square-foot retail development last fall but additional details haven''t been revealed.
Posted: June 24, 2015
Bergal Mitchell III admitted he took $338,000 from a fraudulent land purchase.
Posted: June 23, 2015
Bergal Mitchell III was indicted in connection with the $2.1 million purchase of land that the tribe used to develop a golf course.
Posted: June 22, 2015
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a slight decline while the Mohegan Tribe was essentially flat.
Posted: June 16, 2015
The tribe opened the Yellow Brick Road Casino last week to large crowds and now Madison County wants some of the action.
Posted: June 10, 2015
More than 1,500 people were in line for the Yellow Brick Road Casino and some even waited overnight.
Posted: June 3, 2015
The facility features 430 gaming machines, a 500-seat bingo hall, a Keno lounge and several bars and restaurants.
Posted: June 2, 2015
The gaming facility benefits only a few financially, not the Cayuga Nation as a whole, and comes at a great cost societally to both our people and our neighbors.
Posted: May 26, 2015
The debut of the $20 million Yellow Brick Road Casino is less than two weeks away.
Posted: May 21, 2015
Two rival groups have been at odds for the better part of a decade. One faction supports gaming while the other does not.
Posted: May 20, 2015
Two counties received $11 million in gaming revenues as part of a settlement between the tribe and the state.
Posted: May 11, 2015
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to open as many as three 'satellite' casinos around the state.
Posted: May 8, 2015
The $20 million facility and its amenities take inspiration from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Posted: April 30, 2015
The Yellow Brick Road Casino focuses heavily on a Wizard of Oz theme.
Posted: April 21, 2015
The hope of prosperity is evidenced in the success of less regulated and prosperous Native American tribe businesses in the state.
Posted: April 13, 2015
The proposed $425 million Lago Resort and Casino sits on the edge of the tribe's exclusivity zone.
Posted: April 3, 2015
The facilities would be located near the borders with Massachusetts and New York, where commercial facilities will be opening in the coming years.
Posted: March 6, 2015
The city of Salamanca was withholding the money due to confusion about gaming revenues and the federal Impact Aid program.
Posted: February 12, 2015
The Yellow Brick Road Casino will be located in a shopping plaza but a liquor store there won't be sticking around.
Posted: February 10, 2015
The Yellow Brick Road Casino is due to open this spring.
Posted: February 9, 2015
The tribe claims the village of Union Springs is threatening to shut down the facility.
Posted: January 29, 2015
The tribes, understandably, fear their revenues could be adversely affected by fierce competition only a few hours away.
Posted: January 22, 2015
The state is home to the largest number of tribal gaming facilities -- more than 100 and growing.
Posted: January 9, 2015
Kevin Seneca will serve as the new chairman of the board for the corporation.
Posted: January 8, 2015
The Shinnecocks were partnered with another firm but that relationship appears to have come to an end.
Posted: January 5, 2015
The New York Times doesn't think three commercial casinos and two slot machine parlors will help the state's economy.
Posted: December 22, 2014
The Yellow Brick Road Casino is due to open in the spring of 2015.
Posted: December 22, 2014
Rivals of Clint Halftown say he no longer represents the tribe and they want the case dismissed.
Posted: December 18, 2014
Tribes lost out to non-Indian developers in three regions across the state.
Posted: December 18, 2014
The tribe wants to build a $550 million resort in the Catskills region.
Posted: November 28, 2014
The 250,000 square-foot center will feature about 60 stores, a movie theater and a bowling alley.
Posted: November 19, 2014
The tribe is part of a $500 million project in downtown Philadelphia.
Posted: November 11, 2014
The tribe has installed 14 electronic machines at a store right off a major highway.
Posted: November 10, 2014
The tribe hopes to become debt free by the end of 2019.
Posted: November 4, 2014
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Posted: October 24, 2014
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