Congressman pushes Obama on off-reservation gaming (January 14, 2010)

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-New York) says off-reservation gaming will boost the economy in the Catskills region of New York. The Seneca Nation, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians want to open casinos in the...

Seneca Nation gaming corporation elects new chairman (January 14, 2010)

Kevin Seneca has been elected chairman of the Seneca Gaming Corp. Seneca is the third person to serve in the post in less than a year. The changes started when Barry Snyder Sr., the president of the Seneca Nation, resigned...

Seminole Tribe invites NIGC to inspect virtual blackjack (January 14, 2010)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida asked the National Indian Gaming Commission to look at virtual blackjack games being offered at non-Indian racetracks. The tribe offers live blackjack at its casinos. Lawmakers say the games are illegal but the tribe is...

Choctaw Nation prepares to debut $200M casino resort (January 14, 2010)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will open a $200 million casino on February 9. The Choctaw Casino Hotel and Resort is located in Durant. It features a 330-room hotel -- the tallest building in the city. The tribe has...

Morongo Band encourages tribes to back Internet poker (January 14, 2010)

Robert Martin, the chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, urged California tribes to join a proposed Internet poker consortium or risk losing millions of dollars in gaming revenues. Martin said off-shore companies and Las Vegas casinos are...

Chickasaw woman begins job at Indian gaming agency (January 14, 2010)

Steffani A. Cochran, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, began work at the National Indian Gaming Commission last week. Cochran is serving as a commissioner on the agency that regulates the tribal casino industry. She has worked...