Eastern Cherokees rescind decision to take land for new casino (August 5, 2011)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina has rescinded a decision to seize 205 acres for a potential gaming facility, a move that gives a family another chance to determine the status of the land. The late...

Absentee Shawnee Tribe to open new gaming facility next week (August 5, 2011)

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is opening a new casino next Thursday, August 11. The Thunderbird Casino: Shawnee will feature 250 slot machines, a dining area and lounge area. The facility is a smaller version of the Thunderbird Casino:...

Connecticut governor cites importance of tribal casino industry (August 5, 2011)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D) visited the two tribal casinos in the state and stressed the importance of Indian gaming to the tourism industry. Malloy met with leaders of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe. He...

Seminole Tribe plans major expansion of Tampa gaming facility (August 5, 2011)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is planning a major expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. The tribe plans to add 32,000 square-feet to the gaming floor, The Tampa Tribune reports. That would bring the casino...

First fatality linked to liquor sales at Dry Creek Rancheria casino (August 5, 2011)

A woman who was drinking at the casino owned by the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California died last month in a single car accident. Amporn Ta, 39, had a blood alcohol level of 0.17 percent. Her...

San Manuel chair to discuss Los Coyotes off-reservation casino (August 5, 2011)

James Ramos, the chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, plans to meet with leaders of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians to discuss off-reservation gaming. Ramos and his tribe oppose the casino. They say...

Editorial: Reject an off-reservation casino for Los Coyotes Band (August 5, 2011)

"California voters never approved building tribal casinos at whatever site might get the most business. Tribes should confine gambling operations to reservations, not search for more lucrative locations. The governor and Legislature should reject a San Diego County tribe's proposal...