First Nations leaders challenge payments for gaming authority (July 26, 2011)

First Nations leaders are questioning salaries and payments to members of the board of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. Documents obtained by The Saskatoon StarPhoenix show that the 13 board members receive salaries and compensation in excess of $600,000. One...

Free slot machine play at tribal casinos pays off in Connecticut (July 26, 2011)

As part of the Class III gaming compact, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe share 25 percent of slot machine revenues to the state of Connecticut. The arrangement has sent hundreds of millions of dollars into the...

Man faces state court charges for Muckleshoot casino shooting (July 26, 2011)

A 42-year-old non-Indian man faces attempted murder and domestic violence charges in state court for a shooting that took place at the casino owned by the Muckleshoot Tribe. Cesar Arturo Chaparro is being held in lieu of $1 million bail....

Opinion: Obama opens the door to off-reservation gaming bids (July 26, 2011)

"On June 14, the Department of the Interior publicly announced a new policy governing the Department's acceptance of off-reservation land into trust for gaming pursuant to Section 20(b)(1)A) of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 ("IGRA"), 25 U.S.C. §...

Elk Valley Rancheria files claim against former gaming partner (July 26, 2011)

The Elk Valley Rancheria of California is seeking $1 million in bankruptcy court from a former gaming partner. The tribe invested money in a Las Vegas casino. But the deal fell through and developer R. Shawn Ellis declared bankruptcy. “Ellis...