Sycuan Band announces members of gaming commission (May 25, 2011)

The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in California announced four new members of its gaming commission. Queenette Pettiford was named the new chairwoman. She's been serving on the commission for 12 years. “It has always been my passion to...

Sheila Morago joining Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (May 25, 2011)

Sheila Morago has been hired as the first full-time executive director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association. Morago is a member of the Gila River Indian Community. Since 2004, she has served as executive director of the Arizona Indian Gaming...

DOJ submits brief to Supreme Court in Rincon gaming case (May 25, 2011)

The Department of Justice is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject Brown v. Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, a gaming compact case. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) negotiated in bad...

Dry Creek Rancheria makes changes to gaming agreement (May 25, 2011)

The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians and Sonoma County, California, agreed to changes in the tribe's gaming agreement. The tribe agreed to maintain restrictions on the sale of liquor at the River Rock Casino. This provision runs until...

California Assembly backs Habematolel Pomo compact bill (May 25, 2011)

The California Assembly voted 69-0 to pass AB 1020, a bill that ratifies a Class III gaming compact for the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake. The tribe reached the deal with Gov. Gov. Jerry Brown (D). It authorizes up to...