9th Circuit rejects challenge to NIGC's approval of Cowlitz casino (September 1, 2010)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to stop the Cowlitz Tribe from building a casino in Washington. The city of Vancouver sued the National Indian Gaming Commission for approving the...

Seminole Tribe attracts patrons who want to smoke and gamble (September 1, 2010)

Gamblers who like to smoke are flocking to casinos owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Non-Indian facilities must comply with the state's ban on smoking in public places. But the law doesn't apply to Indian Country. "If luck is...

Mohegan Tribe negotiates to buy land for Massachusetts casino (September 1, 2010)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is in negotiations to buy the site of a proposed casino in Massachusetts. The tribe is currently leasing 150 acres in Palmer, in the western part of the state. The tribe will outright buy the...

Winnebago Tribe gains approval to expand parking lot at casino (September 1, 2010)

The Winnebago Tribe will move forward with a $3 million expansion of its casino in Iowa. The tribe is adding a hotel and expanding a parking lot at WinnaVegas. The hotel will be on trust land but the parking...

BIA to consult tribes over gaming land-into-trust determinations (September 1, 2010)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has scheduled a series of consultations to ask tribes about gaming land-into-trust determinations. Three major topics are on the agenda. All affect policies, regulations and directives issued by the Bush administration that make it nearly...

Global Gaming Expo announces new dates and location for 2011 (September 1, 2010)

The organizers of Global Gaming Expo announced new dates and a new location for the world's largest gaming conference. The 2011 conference will take place October 4-6. That's more than a month earlier than usual. Next year's conference is also...