Cloverdale Rancheria wins 'restored' exception (May 13, 2009)

The Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California is moving forward with plans for a casino after winning a "restored" lands exception from the National Indian Gaming Commission. The tribe recently acquired 79 acres next to its original rancheria. The...

County to appeal ruling on Mechoopda casino (May 13, 2009)

Supervisors in Butte County, California, voted 4-1 to continue fighting a casino proposed by the Mechoopda Tribe "Butte County will not stand idly by while massive new casinos destroy its open space, groundwater and other natural resources," Oroville Supervisor Bill...

Texas tribes won't get to reopen casinos (May 13, 2009)

Tribes in Texas won't get to reopen their casinos after a comprehensive gaming bill officially died in the Texas Legislature on Tuesday. The Tigua Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbied for the measure. Their casinos were shut down in 2002...

Connecticut tribal casino smoking bill killed (May 13, 2009)

A bill that sought to ban smoking at tribal casinos in Connecticut is officially dead after a legislative committee failed to bring it up for a vote. Democrats pushed for the ban, citing the impacts on casino workers. Republicans opposed...

Pokagon Band distributes $6.2M in gaming funds (May 13, 2009)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians was finally able to distribute the first of $6.2 million in gaming revenues to local communities in Michigan. The tribe was holding onto the money from the Four Winds Casino because the local revenue-sharing...