Sequoyah Simermeyer is well on his way to becoming the first Republican-chosen leader of the National Indian Gaming Commission in more than a decade.
Posted: July 29, 2019
National Indian Gaming Commission nominee Sequoyah Simermeyer sidestepped two major issues at a sparsely-attended confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.
Posted: July 25, 2019
Donald Trump was openly hostile to tribes when he was in the casino business. Now he gets to pick the federal official overseeing the Indian gaming industry.
Posted: July 23, 2019
President Donald Trump, who has been hostile to tribal casinos, is getting a chance to remake the federal agency overseeing the Indian gaming industry.
Posted: June 25, 2019
The Mescalero Apache Tribe is joining other Indian nations in New Mexico in offering sports betting.
Posted: June 24, 2019
A bipartisan bill placing two tribes in Texas on the same footing as just about every other Indian nation when it comes to gaming is moving forward.
Posted: June 21, 2019
The Peoria Tribe is seeking more than $2 million from former casino managers after being hit with a federal enforcement action.
Posted: June 13, 2019
The Redding Rancheria is making progress on long-running plans to relocate its casino to a bigger site in northern California.
Posted: June 11, 2019
The Oneida Nation is getting closer to opening sports books at its gaming facilities in New York.
Posted: June 3, 2019
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe was back in court to defend its sovereignty amid opposition to a long-delayed gaming facility.
Posted: May 31, 2019
The threat of massive fines are seen as the only way to stop the St. Croix Chippewa Indians from diverting gaming revenues.
Posted: May 13, 2019
Jonodev Chaudhuri will be heading up the Indian law and policy practice at the Quarles & Brady firm.
Posted: May 7, 2019
The Ponca Tribe can engage in gaming on its trust land in Iowa, federal regulators ruled for a third time in the long-running saga.
Posted: May 2, 2019
Federal regulators outlined a whopping 527 violations of law at the St. Croix Chippewa gaming enterprise.
Posted: April 22, 2019
According to federal regulators, 290 tribes across the nation have approved Class III gaming ordinances.
Posted: April 4, 2019
A new court decision doesn't undermine the Ponca Tribe's sovereignty or its gaming rights, Chairman Larry Wright Jr said.
Posted: March 29, 2019
As the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear recover from disastrous flooding, a federal judge has cast doubt on their new gaming facility.
Posted: March 27, 2019
The number of tribal casinos has remained relatively the same in recent years despite overall growth in revenues.
Posted: March 27, 2019
The Frank's Landing Indian Community cannot engage in gaming on its homelands in Washington state, according to a federal appeals court.
Posted: March 13, 2019
The Brookings Institution is holding a talk on the future of Indian gaming with key stakeholders.
Posted: February 13, 2019
The National Indian Gaming Commission continues to serve tribal nations amid the government shutdown.
Posted: January 24, 2019
The independent federal agency that oversees the $32 billion tribal casino industry is one of the best places to work in government.
Posted: November 5, 2018
The descendants of Chief Standing Bear are celebrating the debut of a long-awaited casino on their homelands.
Posted: November 1, 2018
A dispute over gaming on Indian allotments in Oklahoma has spawned a messy mix of litigation in tribal and federal court.
Posted: October 3, 2018
The latest issue of Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report is out, showing 3.9 percent growth in tribal revenues.
Posted: October 3, 2018
The Wilton Rancheria is working with a subsidiary of Boyd Gaming on a long-awaited casino in California.
Posted: September 13, 2018
The Ponca Tribe will be hiring about 100 employees to work at the Prairie Flower Casino in Iowa.
Posted: September 5, 2018
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
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
It took a decade but the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is welcoming the end of a long-running lawsuit.
Posted: June 28, 2018
Thirty years after the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, tribes continue to make gains.
Posted: June 26, 2018
A decade-old dispute between the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and a former gaming partner is finally over.
Posted: June 25, 2018
Chief Standing Bear’s people, who took the long walk home to Nebraska 139 years ago, are continuing their march toward sovereignty and self-sufficiency.
Posted: June 13, 2018
How's the tribal casino industry doing? Federal officials will tell you later in June.
Posted: June 5, 2018
The state of Nebraska is still trying to stop the Ponca Tribe from opening a casino on trust land in Iowa.
Posted: May 31, 2018
The National Indian Gaming Commission is undergoing major change as its chairman, a remnant of the Obama era, departs for pastures unknown.
Posted: May 8, 2018
The court victories keep coming for tribes seeking to restore their homelands even as the Trump administration seeks to erect more hurdles for Indian Country.
Posted: April 13, 2018
The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians is addressing concerns about its gaming operations in North Dakota.
Posted: March 14, 2018
The Ponca Tribe continues to work on plans for a controversial casino in Iowa amid a lawsuit in federal court.
Posted: March 5, 2018
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is already pursuing an appeal after a federal judge said the tribe's gaming facility in Texas was illegal.
Posted: February 7, 2018
The National Indian Gaming Commission has finalized a new rule that should make it easier on tribes when paying fees, Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri said.
Posted: January 22, 2018
The descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear are once again facing opposition to plans for a casino on their restored homelands.
Posted: December 15, 2017
The descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear are facing a legal challenge to plans for a casino in Iowa.
Posted: November 28, 2017
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
A nearly decade-long battle for the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear may be nearing the finish line after the tribe's gaming plans again won federal approval.
Posted: November 15, 2017
Details are scarce but the Ponca Tribe is looking to rejoin the Indian gaming industry after shutting down previous facilities in Oklahoma.
Posted: October 25, 2017
The state of Kansas is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino with a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted: October 10, 2017
The senior-most political official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is back on Capitol Hill to testify at a hearing about the tribal gaming industry.
Posted: October 2, 2017
It's that time again -- the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an oversight hearing on the tribal gaming industry.
Posted: September 25, 2017
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians doesn't owe $30 million to a former gaming partner, an appeals court in California ruled.
Posted: September 18, 2017
The Nooksack Tribe is back in the gaming business after a three-month shutdown imposed by the federal government.
Posted: September 11, 2017
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.
Posted: August 11, 2017
The Kialegee Tribal Town is firing back at the National Indian Gaming Commission after the federal agency's top attorney questioned plans for a casino.
Posted: August 11, 2017
Oklahoma is home to more Indian gaming facilities than any other state and the industry shows no signs of slowing down.
Posted: August 8, 2017
For the quarter ending June 30, tribal revenues were up 4.8 percent, according to the Arizona Department of Gaming.
Posted: August 3, 2017
The Kialegee Tribal Town isn't saying much about plans for a potential casino in Oklahoma but local officials and the Muscogee Nation are taking action.
Posted: August 2, 2017
A property in Oklahoma that was once used as a casino parking lot has gone up for sale but the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes can't buy it.
Posted: July 31, 2017
Tribal casinos employ in Oklahoma employ about 28,000 people and contribute to another 42,700 jobs in the state.
Posted: July 26, 2017
The Kialegee Tribal Town is once again generating controversy with attempts to open a gaming facility in Oklahoma.
Posted: July 19, 2017
It looks like the Kialegee Tribal Town is trying to get back into the casino game by asserting authority at an allotment in Oklahoma.
Posted: July 17, 2017
The Nooksack Tribe has yet to comment publicly on the status of its shuttered casino in Washington.
Posted: June 22, 2017
The Nooksack Tribe has been forced to close its casino in Washington amid a long-running disenrollment and leadership dispute.
Posted: June 19, 2017
The National Indian Gaming Commission has ordered the Nooksack Tribe to close its casino in Washington.
Posted: June 16, 2017
A former chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission is calling for the closure of the Nooksack Tribe's casino in Washington.
Posted: June 6, 2017
The federal agency that regulates the tribal casino industry is entirely funded by fees imposed on tribes with gaming facilities.
Posted: June 5, 2017
The owner of the lot next to the Lucky Star Casino in Clinton, Oklahoma, barricaded his property after the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes stopped paying him to lease the land.
Posted: June 5, 2017
Meanwhile, the National Indian Gaming Commission appears to be looking into the company that is behind the effort.
Posted: May 23, 2017
The tribe's former gaming director arranged an unusual deal that appeared to benefit him financially.
Posted: May 2, 2017
The tribe reopened its casino in California after a lengthy shutdown.
Posted: March 22, 2017
A federal appeals court heard arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.
Posted: December 7, 2016
Uncertainty is in the air in Indian Country but consultation remains a vital part of the federal agency's efforts.
Posted: November 22, 2016
Atlantis Gaming Corporation now acknowledges that its daily fantasy sports system was not approved by the federal agency.
Posted: October 24, 2016
The $50 million project in Ukiah, California, has been in limbo for nearly eight years.
Posted: October 21, 2016
The federal agency has not approved online gaming or daily fantasy sports for any entity, Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri said.
Posted: October 21, 2016
Steve Bruner, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, isn't ruling out gaming as he plans a dance hall and restaurant on his land.
Posted: October 19, 2016
The Hollywood Casino Jamul will be the closest tribal gaming facility to downtown San Diego, California.
Posted: October 5, 2016
President Richard Peterson said Class III gaming is not on the table after an independent journalist speculated about the prospects.
Posted: August 26, 2016
The state of Texas has finally broken its silence on the Naskila Entertainment facility on the tribe's reservation.
Posted: August 1, 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
Tribes, management companies and other parties doing business in the Indian gaming industry are facing higher penalties for violating federal law.
Posted: July 7, 2016
The project has been in the works for more than a decade and would be much larger than the tribe's existing facility.
Posted: June 28, 2016
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, is dropping two court cases and withdrawing a land-into-trust appeal.
Posted: June 13, 2016
The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.
Posted: June 10, 2016
A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Posted: June 2, 2016
The Oklahoma tribe was hit with yet another notice of violation, the latest in a string of enforcement actions that date to the late 1990s.
Posted: June 1, 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
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
Opponents have been questioning the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, for years.
Posted: May 11, 2016
Kathryn Isom-Clause, a member of Taos Pueblo, was selected for the post by her colleagues.
Posted: May 4, 2016
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority will provide gaming, hospitality and entertainment consulting services to the Paragon Casino Resort.
Posted: April 28, 2016
The footprint of the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota, is about to grow with approval of a land-into-trust application.
Posted: April 27, 2016
The highly-anticipated Naskila Entertainment facility will mark the return of gaming to the reservation in more than a decade.
Posted: April 18, 2016
The $400 million Hollywood Casino near San Diego, California, is due to open this summer.
Posted: April 14, 2016
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.
Posted: April 1, 2016
The tribe hopes to avoid a notice of violation, closure order or additional fines, Chief Leonard Harjo said.
Posted: March 16, 2016
The Genting Group, a well-known player in the Indian gaming industry, will run the First Light Resort and Casino under a management contract.
Posted: March 16, 2016
The agency that regulates the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry is operating with a full slate for the first time in more than three years.
Posted: March 15, 2016
The tribe plans to open a $390 million on its reservation in southern California in July with or without a federally-approved management contract.
Posted: March 14, 2016
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