Kevin Costner honored at Santee Sioux casino (September 21, 2009)

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota held an honoring ceremony for actor Kevin Costner at the Royal River Casino. on Sunday. The tribe wanted to pay tribute to Costner for his work on "Dances With Wolves" and...

Mashantucket crisis affects tribal gaming sector (September 21, 2009)

Tribes that seek financing for casino projects could be adversely affected by the financial crisis facing the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. At least three tribes have missed interest payments on their casino debt. The Pequots haven't but the...

North Dakota charities want electronic gaming (September 21, 2009)

Charities in North Dakota hope a new study will lead to electronic games at non-Indian facilities. The North Dakota Legislature authorized a study of laws affecting charitable gambling and pari-mutuel horse racing. A report is due in 2011 and could...

Editorial: Gaming not a cure to economic woes (September 21, 2009)

"The casino debate is about to heat up on Beacon Hill, fueled by House Speaker Robert DeLeo's announcement last week that he now strongly supports the construction of resort casinos in Massachusetts. Previously, the Winthrop Democrat has only shown support...

BIA hears from critics of Guidiville Band casino (September 21, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is winding down the comment period on a draft environmental impact statement and environmental impact report for the casino proposed by the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. The tribe plans a $1.2 billion resort...

Lawmaker urges rejection of Seminole compact (September 21, 2009)

A key lawmaker is recommending the Florida Legislature reject a proposed Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe. Rep. Bill Galvano (R) said the state gives up too much in the deal. He wants non-Indian racetracks to be...

Obama considers off-reservation gaming policy (September 21, 2009)

The Obama administration is "rethinking" prior policy affecting off-reservation gaming, a senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official said. A decision whether to change course will be made "fairly soon." "It's an important issue. It's a controversial issue and they're rethinking...