Travel: Sycuan Band sets the hospitality bar high with casino (September 15, 2011)

"Uninvited, under-dressed, but not unwelcome. That's how I found myself enjoying a beautiful garden wedding at California's Sycuan Resort earlier this year. A guest of the San Diego-area golf and tennis resort, I had been wandering the 425-acre property's lush...

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority chair back on the job (September 15, 2011)

Kirk Goodtrack will again serve as chairman of the board for the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. A judge ruled that Goodtrack was improperly fired. He said that he hopes the board, which mainly consists of First Nations leaders, can separate...

California Tribal Business Alliance objects to gaming decisions (September 15, 2011)

The California Tribal Business Alliance says other tribes should not seek casinos on land away from existing reservations. The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians won approval from the Obama administration for off-reservation casinos. But the...

Bill bars Tohono O'odham Nation from gaming on acquired land (September 15, 2011)

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) is introducing a bill today to block the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona. The bill amends the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Act of 1986. It bars the tribe from engaging on gaming on land...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe to open $100M casino expansion on 11-11 (September 15, 2011)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona will debut a $100 million casino expansion on November 11. Construction on the new Casino del Sol began 18 months ago. The tribe added an 18,000 square-foot convention center, two restaurants, a spa...

Massachusetts House easily passes bill for expanded gaming (September 15, 2011)

The Massachusetts House voted 123-32 to pass H.3702, a bill to legalize full-scale gaming. The bill authorizes casinos in three regions. The casino in Region C -- the southeastern part of the state -- is reserved for "a federally recognized...