Tigua Tribe says sweepstakes is not gambling (March 14, 2008)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas is offering patrons of its Speaking Rock Entertainment Center a chance to win a sweepstakes. But the sweepstakes is not a form of gambling, manager Karl Maahs said. That would make it illegal under...

Off-reservation casino stirs debate in Oregon (March 14, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs held the fourth of five public hearings on an off-reservation casino in Oregon on Thursday and the turnout was as large as ever. Hundreds of people have been turning up to voice their opinions on...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe dreams of casino (March 14, 2008)

Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, the chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) in Massachusetts, says gaming will finally bring self-sufficiency to her people. Andrews-Maltais, who took office two months ago, supports legislation to authorize up to three commercial casinos...

Connecticut AG cites authority over tribal casinos (March 14, 2008)

Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal says the state Legislature has the authority to ban smoking at tribal casinos. In a formal opinion, Blumenthal says the tribes, through their Class III gaming compact, agreed to abide by health and safety standards...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe seeks $525K in contract flap (March 14, 2008)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is seeking $525,000 from its former gaming partner. A tribal court ordered BBC Entertainment, which is owned by former tribal president Charles Colombe, to pay the money in a management contract dispute. But...

House hearing on off-reservation casino bills (March 14, 2008)

The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing this morning on two off-reservation casino 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. The tribes...

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