House subcomittee to take up Tohono O'odham Nation casino bill (September 27, 2011)

The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Tuesday, October 4, on H.R.2938, a bill that stops the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from building an off-reservation casino. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) introduced the...

Obama administration delays action on Wyandotte Nation casino (September 27, 2011)

The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma will have to wait even longer for a decision on its off-reservation, lawyers for the Obama administration said on Monday. The tribe acquired 10.5 acres in Park City, Kansas, through a land claim settlement. The...

New York governor still developing policy on non-Indian gaming (September 27, 2011)

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said he will announce his gaming policy in January 2012. Cuomo has said everything is on the table. That includes an expansion of non-Indian gaming, which would require an amendment to the state...

Massachusetts Senate opens debate on bill to approve casinos (September 27, 2011)

The Massachusetts Senate opened debate on 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 Indian...

Ute Tribe in Utah interested in off-reservation casino in Colorado (September 27, 2011)

The Ute Tribe of Utah is in discussions for an off-reservation casino in Colorado. The tribe's reservation crosses into Colorado and ends near the town of Dinosaur. A predevelopment agreement calls for the tribe and the town to spend $10,000...

Twentynine Palms Band to discuss off-reservation casino plans (September 27, 2011)

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians will discuss plans for an off-reservation casino in Joshua Tree, California. In January 2008, the tribe announced plans for a casino and RV park on its reservation. But that project has stalled and...