Cowlitz Tribe still waiting on answer for casino (February 18, 2009)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington might finally get an answer on its proposed casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs completed a final environmental impact statement on the Cowlitz Casino Resort last summer. It recommended the acquisition of 152 acres for...

New Poarch Creek casino already expanding (February 18, 2009)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is already expanding its new casino in Atmore, Alabama. The tribe opened the $240 million Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in January. The facility features a 50,000 square-foot gaming floor with 1,600 electronic...

Turtle Talk: No 'rock and roll' for Burt Lake casino (February 18, 2009)

"In short, I doubt the “Indian tribal gaming” language was intended to include tribes like the Burt Lake Band. It is my understanding (I was living in Grand Forks, N.D. when the voters adopted this referendum) that the key sponsors...

Massachusetts governor won't discuss compact (February 18, 2009)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) won't say whether he will negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Patrick previously said he won't negotiate until the tribe has land in trust. The tribe is waiting for an...

Bill in Texas allows tribes to reopen casinos (February 18, 2009)

Texas Rep. Norma Chávez (D) introduced a bill to restore the gaming rights of the Tigua Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe. The bill allows federally recognized tribes to operate bingo and poker. "This bill recognizes the tribe's sovereignty and allows...