Hogen discusses off-reservation casino woes (September 16, 2009)

The Obama administration will likely change policies and regulations affecting off-reservation gaming, the outgoing National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen said. Hogen said the Bush administration made it harder for tribes to acquire land away from existing reservations. Policies...

County opposes Soboba Band land-into-trust (September 16, 2009)

The board of supervisors in Riverside County, California, voted 4-0 to oppose a land-into-trust application for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians. The board expressed concerns about traffic, public safety and the environment. Supervisors called the environmental impact statement for...

Gun Lake Tribe set for casino groundbreaking (September 16, 2009)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, will break ground on its casino on Thursday. The $157 million, 83,000 square-foot facility will be located near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Construction will take about 10 to...

Editorial: More voices on Nottawaseppi board (September 16, 2009)

"Last month's opening of FireKeepers Casino created the potential for new revenue for area governments - and possible conflict about how that money would be disbursed. But at least one political issue has been resolved with the finalization of a...

North Dakota tribe pays $6.1M in casino case (September 16, 2009)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota was ordered to pay $6.1 million, plus interest, attorney fees and other costs, for breaking a contract with a casino developer. The tribe entered into an agreement with Dale Little Soldier...

Chickasaw Nation wants to buy track in Texas (September 16, 2009)

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma is planning to buy a second racetrack, this one in Texas. Global Gaming Solutions, a tribal subsidiary, will pay $27 million to acquire Lone Star Park from Magna Entertainment Corp., which is in bankruptcy proceedings....