NIGC's Hogen refutes tribes on regulation push (August 21, 2009)

National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen says the agency isn't trying to rush new regulations without consulting tribes. Hogen says the NIGC is only in the early stages of a regulation affecting Minimum Internal Controls Standards, or MICS. He...

Mayors oppose Tohono O'odham Nation casino (August 21, 2009)

The mayors of five cities in Arizona sent a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to oppose an off-reservation casino for the Tohono O'odham Nation. Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Surprise and Youngtown say the tribe shouldn't be allowed to...

Coquille Tribe seeks to minimize casino energy (August 21, 2009)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is taking steps to minimize the carbon footprint of The Mill Casino Hotel. The casino is participating in Pacific Power's Blue Sky program. The tribe purchased 750,000 kilowatts of power to support renewable and clean...

Gun Lake Tribe marks another win in casino bid (August 21, 2009)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, says the dismissal of another lawsuit clears any remaining doubts about its casino plans. The lawsuit questioned whether the tribe could follow the land-into-trust process because it...

Town waits to spend Wampanoag casino funds (August 21, 2009)

Leaders in the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts, are waiting on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe before they spend money for a proposed casino. The town has received $750,000 for casino planning and infrastructure. About $250,000 has been spent, with leaders waiting...