NPR: Tribal gaming revenues bailing out local governments (June 1, 2011)

"RENEE MONTAGNE, host: Many cities and counties around the country are still struggling with budget shortfalls. But in Washington State, some local officials are being thrown a lifeline from Native American tribes. Tribes don't pay taxes, but those with casinos...

Candidates for Eastern Cherokee chief talk gaming issues (June 1, 2011)

The five candidates for principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina discussed gaming issues at a forum last week. Incumbent Michell Hicks has faced questions about the tribe's gaming-related debt of nearly $1 billion. Most...

Elk Valley Rancheria seeks money from ex-casino partner (June 1, 2011)

The Elk Valley Rancheria of California is trying to recover more than $1 million from its former gaming partner. The tribe was working with R. Shawn Ellis, whose companies have declared bankruptcy. The tribe says it's owed $480,000 -- plus...

Seneca Nation still confident on permanent Buffalo casino (June 1, 2011)

The Seneca Nation hopes to break ground on a permanent off-reservation casino in Buffalo next spring, President Robert Odawi Porter said. The tribe operates the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in a temporary building downtown. Plans for a $333 million project...

City hires two firms to fight Tohono O'odham Nation casino (June 1, 2011)

The city of Glendale, Arizona, has hired two lobbying firms -- in addition to a law firm -- to fight the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino. The city is paying $6,000 a month to Policy AZ and $10,000 a month...