Republican seeks to bar land claim exception for tribal casinos (July 28, 2011)

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pennsylvania) is proposing to bar tribes from using land claim settlements to open casinos. Dent has offered a legislative rider to H.R.2584, the Interior appropriations bill that's being considered in the House. It states that federal funds...

Audio for Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on gaming (July 28, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on the regulation of Indian gaming. One significant topic was the so-called CRIT decision from 2006. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Class III gaming is regulated through...

Sen. McCain introduces bill to restrict off-reservation casinos (July 28, 2011)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has introduced a bill that would reinstate the Bush administration's policy against off-reservation gaming. McCain introduced S.1424 on Wednesday. It requires the Interior Department to consider distance from the reservation when reviewing land-into-trust applications. Among other...

Poll shows support for live dealers at Eastern Cherokee casino (July 28, 2011)

A majority of North Carolina voters support live card dealers at the casino owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, according to a new poll. When asked "Would you support the state of North Carolina allowing the Cherokees to...

Wealthy gambler resolves dispute over $1.2M to Mohegan Tribe (July 28, 2011)

A wealthy gambler has settled a dispute over $1.2 million owed to the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. Jerome Powers, a Florida millionaire, lost the money while gambling at Mohegan Sun. He signed an agreement allowing the tribe to pursue debt...

BIA hosts public hearing on Los Coyotes off-reservation casino (July 28, 2011)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs held a public hearing on Wednesday to discuss an off-reservation casino for the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians of California. The tribe wants to build a casino in Barstow. That's more than...

KCAU-TV: Meet the duck boats for the Winnebago Tribe's casino (July 28, 2011)

Get the Story: Video: Meet the WinnaVegas duck boat (KCAU-TV 7/27) Some Opinions: LETTER: Brent Hoffman is 'ridiculous' (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 7/28) Brent Hoffman: All aboard the 'Duck' for the trip to casino (The Sioux City Journal...

Communities receive over $500K in Gun Lake gaming revenues (July 28, 2011)

Schools and local governments in Michigan received their share of gaming revenues from the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe. The Wayland Union Schools received $194,628.31, the largest share. Wayland Township received $166,662.64 and...