Off-reservation casinos debated at hearing (February 7, 2008)

The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Wednesday on two Michigan land claim bills. H.R. 2176 and H.R. 4115 settle land claims for the Bay Mills Indian Community and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. But...

Massachusetts governor opposes Mashpee casino (February 7, 2008)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) is opposing the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's proposed casino despite pursuing commercial gaming in the state. In a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Patrick's office said the tribe's land-into-trust application for the casino...

Omaha Tribe breaks ground on casino expansion (February 7, 2008)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska broke ground on a $3.2 million expansion of its CasinOmaha in Iowa. The expansion will occur in two phases. The first, to be completed in June, is an entirely new 27,000-square-foot casino, similar in size...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe accuses partner of breach (February 7, 2008)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York accused Empire Resorts of abandoning their proposed off-reservation casino in the Catskills. The Bush administration rejected the casino in January, saying it was too from the reservation. The tribe has filed a...

Column: Penobscot slot bill goes against voters (February 7, 2008)

"After a few weeks of revving up, the Maine Legislature is finally getting the second regular session of the biennium into gear. Quite often, last session's leftovers are served up as fresh entrees. Issues that seemingly have been settled or...