BIA to review California off-reservation casino again (June 6, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is giving an off-reservation casino in California a second review after it was rejected by former assistant secretary Carl Artman. In a notice being published in the Federal Register today, the BIA said it will...

NIGC withdraws controversial Class II regulations (June 6, 2008)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has withdrawn two controversial regulations that would have cost tribes more than $1 billion in revenues, Chairman Phil Hogen said on Thursday. Hogen spoke at the Oklahoma Sovereignty Symposium about the two regulations. Since they...

Michigan off-reservation casino bills set for House vote (June 6, 2008)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) will schedule a floor vote this month on bills that authorize off-reservation casinos for two Michigan tribes, according to The Journal Newspapers. H.R. 2176 and H.R. 4115 settle land claims for the Bay Mills Indian...

Bingo halls win ruling on electronic machines (June 6, 2008)

Bingo halls in California can continue to use electronic bingo machines thanks to a temporary restraining order issued by a federal judge on Thursday. Last month, attorney general Jerry Brown ordered 15 bingo halls to remove the machines. He...

Soo Tribe expects $15.9M loss at commercial casino (June 6, 2008)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians won approval from theMichigan Gaming Control Board to restructure the debt at its commercial casino in Detroit. The tribe has secured a $51.3 million loan to complete work on a permanent...