Senate confirmation hearing for Tracie Stevens to head NIGC (May 14, 2010)

Note: The hearing takes place May 26. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on May 26 for Tracie Stevens as chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Stevens is a member of the Tulalip Tribes...

Iowa backs casino opposed by Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (May 14, 2010)

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted 5-0 to approve a casino near the South Dakota border. The $120 million facility in Lyon County would draw gamblers from the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, area. That's the same market the...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe negotiates for a new casino site (May 14, 2010)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is in talks to buy land in Fall River, Massachusetts, for a casino. The tribe wouldn't comment but a state lawmaker told The Brockton Enterprise that negotiations are underway. That would apparently mean the tribe's plans...

United Auburn Indian Community to debut expanded casino (May 14, 2010)

The United Auburn Indian Community of California offered a preview of its expanded Thunder Valley Casino. The tribe expanded the gaming floor and added a 294-room hotel, a spa, 10,000-square-foot entertainment center and a seven-story parking structure. "The idea is...

Lytton Band to add more Class II machines to urban facility (May 14, 2010)

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is adding 100 Class II gaming machines to its casino in San Pablo, California. The tribe laid off 91 employees and halted Texas Hold 'em poker to make space for the new machines at...

Three tribes in Wisconsin planning for off-reservation casino (May 14, 2010)

It looks like three tribes are joining forces for an off-reservation casino in Beloit, Wisconsin. The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians initially worked together for the Beloit Casino Project. Their land-into-trust...

Pequot leader clarifies comments about lower gambling age (May 14, 2010)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is not trying to lower the state's gambling age from 18 to 21, Chairman Rodney Butler said. Butler said comments he made about the lower age were his own and did not represent...