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Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears
All the pieces are falling into place as the tribe prepares to open the ilani Casino Resort in late April.
Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts
The Connecticut-based tribe lost out to a rival gaming firm owned by billionaire Steve Wynn.
Mohegan Tribe said gaming executive didn't disclose stake in firm
Former president Bobby Soper, who is a tribal citizen, denied hiding anything.
Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute
A federal judge will go ahead with a previously scheduled hearing after the tribe said a settlement wasn't on the horizon.
Former casino worker took $23K from Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Wenonah Sue Wagner is accused of stealing more than $23,000 from the Charging Horse Casino and Bingo in Montana.
Mississippi Choctaws see increase in casino revenue and profit
Chief Phyliss Anderson said revenues are up $11 million and profits are up $2 million.
Jamul Indian Village refutes complaints about casino and alcohol
Opponents are trying to prevent the tribe from securing a liquor license for its southern California casino.
Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association elects vice chair
Jean Ann Blalock, a member of the Quapaw Tribe, was sworn into her position during the organization's fall meeting.
Former employee of Winnebago Tribe's casino sentenced for theft
Mark Hanan won't be serving any prison time but was ordered to repay more than $12,000 to his former employer.
APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.
Muscogee Nation investigates suspected abduction at casino
Details are sketchy but the incident occurred over the weekend at the River Spirit Casino Resort.
Ex-casino manager for Chitimacha Tribe admits giving bonus to chairman
Chairman O'Neal Darden remains under indictment for allegedly accepting an unauthorized bonus from the Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.
Eastern Cherokee gaming board member removed after dispute
Angela Kephart blamed Chief Patrick Lambert for cutting her term short.
Mohawk Council of Kahnawake takes action on online gaming
The decision came after extended talks with the state of New Jersey about illegal gambling websites.
Chumash Tribe enters agreement for law enforcement at casino
The California tribe is investing more than $530,000 in the first year alone.
Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill
The Republican presidential candidate once attacked tribes on tax issues but avoided paying his own tax bill for years.
Ho-Chunk Nation secures approval to offer liquor at gaming facility
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison was the only tribal casino in Wisconsin that wasn't allowed to serve liquor.
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe announces a new general manager for casino
A new partnership with the Mohegan Tribe is already benefiting the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe's gaming facility.
Eastern Cherokee casino board member protests reduction in term
Gaming enterprise board member Angela Kephart continues to stir controversy on the reservation.
Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarter
The state's top gaming official is trying to blame the drop on the Tohono O'odham Nation without acknowledging his role in creating the situation.
Ex-employee pleads guilty to theft from Winnebago Tribe's casino
Mark Hannan, 20, admitted he stole between $11,000 and $15,000 by create fake jackpots at the Native Star Casino and pocketing -- literally -- the proceeds.
Appeals court upholds conviction in Choctaw Nation corruption case
The case was unusual by several accounts and even drew testimony from the tribe's longtime former chief and his hand-picked successor.
National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry
Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.
Former Sac and Fox Nation casino employee sentenced for theft
David Collins, 32, was the manager of the players club at the tribe's casino in Kansas.
Chasing the Dream: The impact of Indian gaming in North Dakota
Four tribes operate casinos in the state and they generated about $237 million in revenues in 2014.
Eastern Cherokee youth push for change in gaming per capita
Leaders of the North Carolina tribe accepted a proposal to stagger payments for minors, a move that comes with economic benefits.
Donald Trump approved Indian gaming attack ads in New York
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.
Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus
O’Neal Darden Jr., who was elected last July, turned himself in to face charges in Louisiana state court.
First Nations in Saskatchewan report $258M in gaming revenues
Earnings were $86.3 million at the six Native casinos, representing a 2.6 percent increase from the year prior.
National Indian Gaming Commission cites Seminole Nation again
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.
Former Winnebago Tribe casino employee denies theft charge
Mark Hannan allegedly stole $15,000 in cash from the Native Star Casino on the Nebraska portion of the reservation.
Donald Trump claims 'Jack Abrahamoff scandal' proves he was right about tribes
The Republican presidential candidate's campaign manager in fact was a player in a scam that sent his boss -- a member of Congress -- to prison.
Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming
If the presumptive GOP nominee wins the presidency, he will hold considerable sway over the $28.5 billion and growing tribal casino industry.
Eastern Cherokee judge dismisses lawsuit filed by fired gaming officials
Chief Patrick Lambert fired the commissioners in one of his first actions after taking office last year.
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.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises rejection of rival casino bid
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 4 to 1 to deny a license for a commercial proposal less than 20 miles from the tribe's First Light Resort and Casino.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disputes rival's casino market study
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to decide whether to move forward with a project less than 20 miles from the tribe's site.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits decision on rival casino plan
The tribe has warned the Massachusetts Gaming Commission not to approve the $675 million project, which would be less than 20 miles from the First Light Resort and Casino.
Ex-employee of Grand Traverse Band blames theft on gambling addiction
Michael Gerard Buchanan admitted that he purchased electronic equipment using tribal funds and sold the items without authorization.
Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' games
Some lawmakers say the devices look more like slot machines, which only tribes have the right to operate.
Eastern Cherokees remove three gaming regulators after dispute
The North Carolina tribe's gaming agency was in turmoil after hiring their former chief as the executive director.
Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to make a decision on the rival project in late April.
Casino company in battle with tribes gears up two major projects
MGM Resorts International is building a $950 million casino in Massachusetts and is preparing to open a $1.3 billion casino resort right outside of Washington, D.C.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe responds to doubts on gaming plan
A lawsuit won't deter a groundbreaking on the First Light Resort and Casino and a gaming giant has stepped up with enough financing to finish the first phase by the summer of 2017.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on rival casino project
The tribe plans to break ground on the First Light Casino and Resort in early April as Massachusetts regulators debate whether to approve a rival project less than 20 miles away.
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.
Eastern Cherokees seek more tribal preference for casino work
According to business owner Ernest Tiger, only four of the 530 of the vendors at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort are certified by the Tribal Employee Rights Office.
Leader of Fond du Lac Band decries 'lynch mobbing' in casino spat
Interim Chairman Wally Dupuis said he paid for his campaign mailers out of his own pocket and said other candidates have hired the same printing firm as the one used by the Minnesota tribe's casino.
Chairman of Fond du Lac Band denies gaming license was revoked
A rival candidate is accusing interim leader Wally Dupuis of using tribal casino resources to promote his election bid.
Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino
Developer Neil Bluhm is financing a lawsuit that questions whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can place land in trust for the tribe.
Ho-Chunk Nation requests liquor license at Class II gaming facility
The Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility plans to serve liquor to patrons on the gaming floor and at a bar with seating.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reduces gaming per capita payments
Chief Frank Cloutier discussed the issue at length during his State of the Tribe address on January 23.
Umatilla Tribes raise gambling age as sales of liquor start at casino
Patrons can enjoy beer, wine and other beverages on the gaming floor and in other areas of the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton, Oregon.
Tohono O'odham Nation still can't serve alcohol at new casino
The state of Arizona is conducting an unspecified investigation that could take several months to resolve.
Navajo Nation yet to share $6M in casino revenues with chapters
The tribe opened its first gaming facility in 2008 yet none of the chapters have received their shares of revenues from the growing enterprise.
Mohegan Tribe fires employees accused of major theft at casino
Two former employees of the Mohegan Sun Pocono, a commercial facility in Pennsylvania, are accused of conspiring with a frequent patron to steal $418,793 from slot machines.
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Gaming website resurfaces
The Iowa Nation of Oklahoma released a media statement announcing the launch of the Pokertribe.com online gambling website in 2016.
Mark Pilarski: Why are games different at some tribal casinos?
Why do some tribal casinos offer different types of games? Columnist Mark Pilarski offers an explanation.
Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Republicans eagerly lined up to explain why tribes, like state and local governments, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.
Oneida Nation wages war against non-Indian gaming facility
Tribal Representative Ray Halbritter said the developers of the $425 million Lago Resort and Casino are directly targeting his tribe's gaming operation.
Dry Creek Rancheria looking to expand liquor service at casino
The River Rock Casino has suffered since the opening of another tribal facility so changes in the liquor license could help address the situation.
Oneida Nation launches campaign to block non-Indian casino
The tribe is trying to get the state of New York to rescind its approval of the Lago Resort & Casino.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't serve alcohol at casino for ten days
An all-male dance group known as The Hunks got too racy during a recent appearance at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Idaho.
Ex-Eastern Cherokee chief blasts firing from gaming agency
Michell Hicks accuses the new leaders of the tribe of 'bloodshed' for firing pr reassigning more than a dozen employees.
New Eastern Cherokee chief fires director of gaming commission
Michell Hicks, the tribe's former leader, complained: 'This is no way to do tribal business. This is not the Cherokee way.'
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe brings competition to New England gaming market
Moody's is warning of impacts in Massachusetts and even Rhode Island as the tribe moves forward with its long-delayed casino.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe suspends gaming official after arrest
Philip-Earl Cash, 30, was arrested on charges of heroin possession following a traffic stop in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. He was the executive assistant of the gaming commission.
New Eastern Cherokee chief takes aim at gaming commission
A resolution approved by the tribal council calls for the removal of the three regulators following the hiring of a former chief as executive director of the gaming commission.
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.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino ruling stirs shakeup of sorts
A commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts faces significant hurdles now that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the land-into-trust application for the first Indian gaming facility in the state.
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.
Eastern Cherokee chief wasn't top ranked choice for gaming job
Michell Hicks accepted the executive director post at the tribal gaming commission after the first pick withdrew from the process.
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.
Outgoing Eastern Cherokee leader to join gaming commission
Chief Michell Hicks will serve as the executive director of the tribe's regulatory body.
Arizona tribes can't send gaming revenues directly to charities
The state's interpretation of the Class III gaming compact could affect the way non-profits receive money.
Tribes contributed $1.4M to politicians amid gaming fight in Texas
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma donated $670,000 in the 2014 election cycle, the largest amount among casino interests.
NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case
A disagreement among judges on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals could lead to another look at the application of federal labor law at casinos.
San Manuel Band hires executive director for gaming commission
Adam Torres previously served as a U.S. Marshall and worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Internal Revenue Service.
Official denies representing Laguna Pueblo in casino contract flap
The tribe's economic development corporation was passed over for a lucrative commercial casino contract.
Red Lake Nation votes down referendum to sell liquor at casinos
According to preliminary results, 54 percent of tribal members said no to alcohol sales at two gaming facilities.
Tohono O'odham Nation traces casino spat to top state leaders
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) are named as defendants in the tribe's lawsuit.
Non-Indian facility in Massachusetts sees $18.1M in revenues
Gamblers poured nearly $181.6 million into slot machines and electronic table games at the Plainridge Park Casino in July.
Maryland sees 19 percent increase in lottery and casino revenue
The state took in $1 billion in the last fiscal year -- $525 million from the lottery and another $487 million from five gaming facilities.
Last defendant sentenced in theft case at Yakama Nation casino
Over $63,000 was stolen from the Yakama Legends Casino by 42 defendants.
Former workers at Choctaw Nation casino plead guilty to theft
Two employees admitted that they stole money from the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma.
Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust land
The Samish Nation, though, isn't interested. And neither is the Suquamish Tribe.
Red Lake Nation leader supports sales of liquor at two casinos
Tribal members will vote on August 19 to determine whether to offer alcohol at the Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls and another in Warroad.
Mohegan Tribe fired worker who helped casino regular break rules
Maria DeGiacomo worked as a pit boss at Mohegan Sun for 18 years.
Red Lake Nation schedules August 19 referendum on liquor sales
Tribal members rejected liquor in a 1999 vote but the outcome was not binding.
Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014
Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.
Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming
A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.
Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House
A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.
Non-Indian firm drops out of casino race in Massachusetts
K.G. Urban Enterprises was unable to secure financing for a $650 million facility that was to have been managed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation from neighboring Connecticut.
NIGC down to one member as leader faces Senate hearing
Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri is the only member serving at the agency that regulates the $28 billion tribal casino industry.
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing
Jonodev Chaudhuri is making his first Capitol Hill appearance since becoming chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
New Mexico tribes see 3.6 percent dip in slot machine winnings
The net win at tribal casinos in 2014 was $731.3 million, down from $758.6 million in 2013.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at tribal gaming industry
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the panel, hasn't focused much on the $27 billion industry but that will be changing next week.
Connecticut tribes pay out nearly 92 percent put into slot machines
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation pays out 91.85 percent while the Mohegan Tribe pays out 91.71 percent.
Rep. Joe Barton of Texas plays poker at tribal casino in Oklahoma
The Republican Congressman wants millions of people to continue enjoying the game on the Internet.
Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state
Supreme Court hands defeat to tribal interests in sovereignty case
Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case
Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case
Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos
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