Senate Indian Affairs Committee to consider Internet gaming (November 15, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday to discuss Internet gaming and tribal rights. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list follows: Panel # 1...

Pokagon Band brings a Hard Rock cafe to casino expansion (November 15, 2011)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan will add a Hard Rock Cafe to its original casino. The tribe is undertaking an expansion of the Four Winds Casino. The 12,000-square-foot Hard Rock Cafe is now a part of the...

Accounting: IRS issues new rules for tribal casino revenues (November 15, 2011)

"The Internal Revenue Service has issued a new revenue procedure that provides a safe harbor for Native American tribes to establish trusts for tribal members who are minors or legally incompetent for the distribution of gambling revenues under the Indian...

Seminole Tribe back in court to recover $1.2M gaming debt (November 15, 2011)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is trying to recover $1.2 million from a high roller who admits he lost the money on the gaming floor. But Jason Starkman, the owner of Epicure Gourmet Market and Jerry's Famous Deli, says he...

Dry Creek Rancheria reports an increase in casino revenue (November 15, 2011)

The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California reported an increase in gaming revenue. The River Rock Casino took in $31.3 million in the last quarter. That's up nearly 4 percent from the same time a year ago,...

Final vote planned for gaming legislation in Massachusetts (November 15, 2011)

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are giving final approval to H.3702, a bill to legalize full-scale gaming, and it could be sent to Gov. Deval Patrick (D) as early as today. The bill authorizes three casinos in three regions of the state....

Editorial: Winning hand with Eastern Cherokee gaming deal (November 15, 2011)

"Any way the dice are rolled, gambling comes up a winner for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Now, Gov. Bev Perdue wants North Carolina to cash in on further success. She’s trying to drive a bargain that would cut...