First Nations leader disputes removal of gaming authority chair (July 27, 2011)

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Guy Lonechild said the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority lacked authority to remove the chairman of the board. Lonechild said he was "deeply" troubled by the recent vote to oust Kirk Goodtrack from his...

Niagara Falls feeling the loss of Seneca Nation gaming revenue (July 27, 2011)

Niagara Falls hasn't received an estimated $50 million in gaming revenues due to a dispute between the Seneca Nation and the state of New York. The tribe has been withholding the state's share of Class III revenues since 2008....

Eastern Cherokees seize 205 acres for potential gaming facility (July 27, 2011)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has seized 205 acres for a possible casino, The Cherokee Scout reports. The tribal council voted 10-2 on July 14 to seize the land. It apparently belonged to a man who recently died. “This...

Cherokee Nation expects to finish expanded casinos in fall 2012 (July 27, 2011)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has started work on two casino expansion projects. The tribe broke ground on a new Cherokee Casino in Fort Gibson. The facility will be nearly double the size of the existing facility and will create...

Judge tells casino to stop using Shakopee Tribe's 'Mystic' name (July 27, 2011)

A federal judge has ordered the operator of a gaming facility in Nevada to stop using "Mystic" name because the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota owns the trademark. The tribe opened the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in 1992. Templeton...

Winnebago Tribe prepares to reopen casino with duck boat rides (July 27, 2011)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska will reopen its casino in Iowa tomorrow with the help of two amphibious duck boats. The boats will take their first ride to the WinnaVegas Casino at 10am tomorrow morning. Patrons will pay $10...