Cherokee Nation plans $25M hotel at casino (January 8, 2008)

The Cherokee Nation on Monday unveiled plans for a $25 million hotel at its casino near West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma. The eight-story hotel will feature 140 rooms. The theme will be based on Cherokee history from the 1780s to...

Editorial: Bush right on off-reservation casinos (January 8, 2008)

"Once in a great while, even the Bush administration will present us with a genuine truffle. This unexpected delight comes by way of Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne's denial of a couple of tribal applications for casinos in the Catskills, particularly...

No off-reservation casinos in southern New Mexico (January 8, 2008)

There won't be any off-reservation casinos in southern New Mexico any time soon thanks to the Bush administration. The Bureau of Indian Affairs on Friday rejected Jemez Pueblo's proposal for a casino in Anthony. The BIA said the gaming site...

Gaming stock plummets after BIA rejection of Mohawks (January 8, 2008)

The stock of Empire Resorts fell 54 percent on Monday after the Bureau of Indian Affairs rejected the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's off-reservation casino in New York. The stock (NYNY) closed at $1.42, its lowest since 2002. It was all...

BIA says no to off-reservation casinos in Barstow (January 8, 2008)

Three tribes sought off-reservation casinos in Barstow, California. The Bureau of Indian Affairs rejected all three last week. The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians and the Big Lagoon Rancheria sought side-by-side casinos on about 43 acres. But...

Mississippi Choctaw foes pleased with BIA policy (January 8, 2008)

Opponents of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians said their voices were heard by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which rejected an off-reservation casino sought by the tribe. The tribe sought approval to have 61 acres in Jackson County placed...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino bid (January 8, 2008)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts remains confident of its proposed casino despite a new Bureau of Indian Affairs policy on off-reservation gaming. The tribe filed a land-into-trust application for 539 acres in the town of Middleboro. The gaming site...

Seminole Tribe shares $50M under Class III compact (January 8, 2008)

The Seminole Tribe shared $50 million with the state of Florida on Monday, the day its Class III gaming compact was published in the Federal Register. The tribe will pay another $50 million to the state later this year....

Lac Vieux Band seeks off-reservation casino (January 8, 2008)

The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is seeking an off-reservation casino in Muskegon, Michigan. The tribe plans to spend $10 million to turn an existing building into a Class III casino with 1,500 slot machines...

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