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Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case again


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.
Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land case


Without explanation, the justices delayed the consideration of a petition that questions whether the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is legal.
Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino dispute


Opponents have been questioning the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, for years.
National Indian Gaming Commission selects first vice chair in years


Kathryn Isom-Clause, a member of Taos Pueblo, was selected for the post by her colleagues.
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe enters gaming agreement with Mohegan Tribe


The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority will provide gaming, hospitality and entertainment consulting services to the Paragon Casino Resort.
Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casino


The footprint of the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota, is about to grow with approval of a land-into-trust application.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe schedules job fair as casino debut nears


The highly-anticipated Naskila Entertainment facility will mark the return of gaming to the reservation in more than a decade.
Jamul Indian Village wins county approval for gaming agreement


The $400 million Hollywood Casino near San Diego, California, is due to open this summer.
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications


Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.
Seminole Nation develops plan to address issues raised by NIGC


The tribe hopes to avoid a notice of violation, closure order or additional fines, Chief Leonard Harjo said.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe leaves casino operation to big firm


The Genting Group, a well-known player in the Indian gaming industry, will run the First Light Resort and Casino under a management contract.
National Indian Gaming Commission finally gets its third member


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.
Jamul Indian Village still waiting for decision on gaming contract


The tribe plans to open a $390 million on its reservation in southern California in July with or without a federally-approved management contract.
Gabe Galanda: NIGC isn't doing anything about per capita abuses


Between 2010 and 2015, the NIGC failed to take a single enforcement action for improper gaming per capita payments, even though several tribes during that time were rather obviously abusing per caps to kick members off tribal rolls.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe prepares to open casino in a few weeks


The 15,000 square-foot Naskila Entertainment facility will feature 365 Class II gaming machines and a restaurant.
Kialegee Tribal Town stays quiet as failed casino sits unfinished


The tribe started building the Red Clay Casino on an Indian allotment in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, but faced strong local opposition.
National Indian Gaming Commission slated to get a third member


Kathryn Isom-Clause, an attorney and member of Taos Pueblo, has been appointed to join the agency that regulates tribal casinos.
8th Circuit upholds NIGC fine in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe case


A non-Indian gaming company that took too much money from the South Dakota tribe lost a fight over a $5 million fine.
Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal


The real estate mogul didn't win in court but that didn't stop him from attacking tribes and the Indian gaming industry.
Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit


The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing a dispute that tests the $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.
Chukchansi Tribe finally reopens casino after 14-month closure


The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino saw capacity crowds as thousands flooded the venue for the first time since October 9, 2014.
Chukchansi Tribe signs agreement with NIGC to reopen casino


The tribe agreed to a fine of $19.845 million for violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act but only $500,000 will be paid as long as the settlement conditions are met.
Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas


The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.
Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility


The Obama administration has reaffirmed the tribe's gaming rights but is refusing to file a brief in the long-running case.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe was making $1M a month at casino


The tribe plans to open a Class II facility in 2016 but the state still hasn't commented on the matter.
National Indian Gaming Commission creates new rural position


Susan Waukon, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, is the agency's first Rural Outreach Coordinator.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe aims to open casino next year


Plans call for about 300 Class II gaming machines in what's being billed as an 'entertainment center' on the reservation.
Chukchansi Tribe still working to reopen casino after a year


The tribe held an election on October 3 in hopes of resolving a leadership dispute but some members haven't accepted the results.
NIGC officially gets new member in Sequoyah Simermeyer


E. Sequoyah Simermeyer is the new associate commissioner of the agency that regulates the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry.
Editorial: Tigua Tribe finally gets some good news about gaming


We welcome the opinions from the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Interior Department.
Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinances


More than 10 years after being forced to shut down its successful casino, the tribe plans to get back into the gaming business.
Chukchansi Tribe seats new leadership as casino remains closed


Rival factions on the California reservation continue to dispute the results, with some not recognizing the new leaders at all.
Chukchansi Tribe picks leaders and hires new gaming commission


The election was aimed at resolving a leadership dispute that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Resort and Casino in northern California.
Chukchansi Tribe heads to vote as casino closure hits one year


The election is already being treated as illegitimate by some on the reservation.
National Indian Gaming Commission finally sees another member


Sequoyah Simermeyer, a Senate staffer who used to work at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is due to join the agency that oversees the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry.
National Indian Gaming Commission unveils redesign of website


One of the biggest new features is a map of all tribal casinos in the United States.
Chukchansi Tribe brings on former NIGC chairman Phil Hogen


The move comes after the tribe lost all three of its gaming regulators, along with the executive director of the gaming commission.
Eastern Cherokees prepare for opening of new gaming facility


The National Indian Gaming Commission has yet to approve a management contract covering the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel but it's still due to open on September 28.
Chukchansi Tribe sees departure of last gaming commissioner


All three gaming commissioners, plus the executive director, resigned as part of a dispute with the tribal council.
Chukchansi Tribe sees three departures at gaming commission


Two of the tribe's gaming commissioners have resigned, along with the executive director of the regulatory body on the reservation.
Chukchansi Tribe won't be able to reopen casino in September


The National Indian Gaming Commission wants to see more stability before giving its blessing to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California.
National Indian Gaming Commission announces general counsel


The position has seen an unusually high turnover rate since the Clinton administration and even went unfilled for the entirety of the Bush administration.
NIGC blocked North Dakota tribe from offering gaming on lake


The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation purchased the Island Girl yacht for $1.2 million but hasn't been able to use it as a casino.
Chukchansi Tribe aims to reopen shuttered casino next month


A leadership dispute on the reservation led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold, California, in October 2014.
Quapaw Tribe denies claim of work on Kansas casino expansion


Equipment seen at the Downstream Casino Resort was there for carpet replacement, not for construction.

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