NIGC disapproves Tohono O'odham Nation casino ordinance (August 31, 2011)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has rejected a casino ordinance for the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona. The tribe submitted an ordinance that refers to a site that is not yet in trust. Therefore it can't be approved under the...

Outlook: Gaming at issue land-into-trust applications pile up (August 31, 2011)

"How did tribal gaming in the United States go from Cabazon to Carcieri? Two decades of muddled legal decisions — Seminole, Colorado River Indian Tribes, Rincon, to name but a few — wrought by its hasty approval has increased the...

Totally Gaming: Interview with Victor Rocha of Pechanga.net (August 31, 2011)

"Q: What was your very first job and can you remember how much you got paid? A: My first job was pushing broom at a local military airbase in San Bernardino, CA. It was a summer job and I received...

Column: Pokagon Band hits jackpot with new gaming facility (August 31, 2011)

"Tuesday marked the grand opening of the latest casino to the gaming landscape of Lake Michigan. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians opened a new casino, Four Winds Hartford, at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., just 45...

Seminole Tribe to unveil plans for $75M expansion at casino (August 31, 2011)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida will unveil plans for a $75 million expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. The tribe plans will expand the gaming floor to 220,000 square-feet, The St. Petersburg Times reported. That...

Progress 2011: Ruth Lally on graveyard shift at WinnaVegas (August 31, 2011)

"Name: Ruth Lally Occupation: Graveshift slot machine technician, WinnaVegas Casino, Sloan, Iowa Shift hours: Midnight to 6 a.m. What's the best thing about working at night? "I can get to the machines to clean them and work on them,...

Delvin Cree: Turtle Mountain leaders bet too much on gaming (August 31, 2011)

"In the fall of 2012, right before our next tribal elections, the expansion of our casino and hotel should be completed. This new venture by our tribal council is hoped to add more jobs in the community and also bring...