County criticizes Rumsey Band casino expansion (June 11, 2008)

The board of supervisors in Yolo County, California, approved a letter objecting to the casino expansion sought by the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. The tribe plans to double the number of hotel rooms at the Cache Creek Casino Resort...

Stoney Nakoda First Nation debuts casino (June 11, 2008)

The Stoney Nakoda First Nation of Alberta opened a $65 million casino resort on Tuesday. Tribal leaders said the casino will help bring the reserve out of poverty. About 80 percent of residents lack jobs. "You've got to work...

BIA questions revenue-sharing in gaming compacts (June 11, 2008)

Revenue-sharing provisions in Class III gaming compacts raise a "red flag," a Bureau of Indian Affairs official told lawmakers in California. Paula Hart, director of the BIA's Office of Indian Gaming Management, said states cannot "impose" taxes, fees or other...

Teens charged in theft of Seminole winnings (June 11, 2008)

Three teens have been charged for stealing $24,000 in winnings from a casino owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Authorities said the 18-year-olds robbed two college students who won the money at a poker tournament in March. The incident...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to meet with state (June 11, 2008)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the state of Massachusetts will meet today to discuss gaming issues amid news reports of a potential Class III compact. The tribe won federal recognition last year and is seeking to have an initial reservation...