Sault Tribe won't pursue off-reservation casino after voter rejection (February 1, 2011)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians won't be pursuing an off-reservation casino in Romulus, Michigan. Tribal members voted 2,986 to 1,864 against the project. "The board respects tribal membership’s right to vote and the referendum process,” Chairman Joe...

Coeur d'Alene Tribe wrapping up work on $85M expansion at casino (February 1, 2011)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho is set to debut an $85 million expansion of its casino this spring. The tribe is adding 98 hotel rooms, a 15,000 square foot spa, and two restaurants to the Coeur d'Alene Casino. The...

Lawsuit filed to stop Cowlitz Tribe casino land-into-trust application (February 1, 2011)

A lawsuit was filed in federal court to stop the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington from opening a casino. The plaintiffs are Clark County, the city of Vancouver, two property owners, an anti-gaming group and four non-Indian card clubs. They say...

Osage Nation submits land-into-trust applications for three casinos (February 1, 2011)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma has submitted land-into-trust applications for three gaming facilities. The tribe opened the facilities after the National Indian Gaming Commission said any land within the Osage Reservation qualified for gaming. But the 10th Circuit Court...

Coushatta Tribe signs deal over Israeli skin care products at casino (February 1, 2011)

The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will sell skin care products from an Israeli company at its casino. The tribe hopes the deal with Aya Natural will generate additional revenues. The tribe recently broke ground on a $60 million expansion of...