EchoHawk reviews off-reservation gaming policy (June 26, 2009)

The Obama administration is taking a "top to bottom review" of gaming policy, said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York). Schumer called Larry EchoHawk , the new head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, on Wednesday to discuss off-reservation casinos in...

Mashpee Wampanoag casino deal up in the air (June 26, 2009)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has voted against extending a casino agreement with investors and some are wondering about its arrangement with the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts. The tribe already paid $750,000 to the town for casino planning. Another $250,000 payment...

Jackson Rancheria shuts down parts of casino (June 26, 2009)

The Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California has shut down parts of its casino and has canceled all remaining concerts due to safety concerns. The tribe has closed 45 of the 67 hotel rooms, a restaurant and a conference...

Cheryl Schmit: Gaming investors 'create' tribes (June 26, 2009)

"Nine years ago, 64 percent of the California electorate voted to give American Indians a monopoly on casino-style gambling. It was an effort to help lift California Indians out of poverty – all 32,000 enrolled tribal members. The public was...

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