Cowlitz casino lawsuit is first test of Supreme Court decision (March 21, 2011)

Indian Country is paying close attention to a new lawsuit aimed at stopping the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington from building a casino. The tribe gained federal recognition in 2000. But in a record of decision, the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

NIGA Debate: Interviews with Ernie Stevens Jr and Ivan Makil (March 21, 2011)

The National Indian Gaming Association holds its annual tradeshow and convention on April 3-6 in Phoenix, Arizona, where members will decide who will lead the organization. Ernie Stevens Jr., a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, has served as...

Wealthy gambler challenges Mohegan Tribe over $1.2M debt (March 21, 2011)

A wealthy gambler says the Mohegan Tribe can't use the Connecticut courts to go after a $1.2 million debt. Jerome Powers, a Florida millionaire, lost the money while gambling at Mohegan Sun. He signed an agreement allowing the tribe to...

Pokagon Band on schedule to open second casino by October (March 21, 2011)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan is on track to open its second gaming facility by October 1. The facility is located near Hartford Township. That's about 50 miles from New Buffalo, where the tribe operates the Four...

Editorial: Florida deserves more benefits from casino industry (March 21, 2011)

"Florida is a gamblers' state that continues to cheat itself out of the big benefits of the gambling industry. We should be nurturing the development of world-class casinos that generate jobs from their construction and operation, stimulate the economy of...