House committee passes bill to block Tohono O'odham casino (November 17, 2011)

The House Natural Resources Committee voted 32-11 today to pass H.R.2938, a bill that bars the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from opening an off-reservation casino. The bill generated considerable debate from members of both parties. Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California)...

Katherine Gorospe: No respect for Laguna Pueblo's casino bid (November 17, 2011)

"A number of stories and editorials have been published recently regarding the potential award of a new 25-year lease agreement between Expo New Mexico and the Downs at Albuquerque. Laguna Development Corporation was the only other responder to the request...

Sen. Feinstein against Twentynine Palms off-reservation casino (November 17, 2011)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) is opposing another off-reservation casino. The Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians wants to build a casino in Joshua Tree. But Feinstein said the site is too close to Joshua Tree National Park. "Placing a casino...

Chukchansi Tribe fails to make payment on casino-related debt (November 17, 2011)

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California has defaulted on its gaming-related debt. The Chukchansi Economic Development Authority announced yesterday that it failed to make an interest payment that was due on November 15. The amount was not...

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority ready for more growth (November 17, 2011)

First Nations casinos continue to grow, the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority reported on Wednesday. SIGA operates six First Nations casinos. They will take in about $250 million in the current fiscal year, CEO Zane Hansen said. Next year, the casinos...

Seminole Tribe plans a $465M Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City (November 17, 2011)

Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, outlined plans for a $465 million casino on the Atlantic City boardwalk. The facility will include a casino, a hotel with about 200 rooms and a music museum. Construction could...

Spokane Tribe blasts opposition to off-reservation casino plans (November 17, 2011)

The Spokane Tribe of Washington says opposition to its off-reservation casino is coming primarily from the Kalispel Tribe. The Spokanes want to build a $150 million gaming facility in Airway Heights. That's where the Kalispels already operate an off-reservation casino....

Editorial: Tribal provisions place region at casino disadvantage (November 17, 2011)

"The legislation's proviso that Indian tribes have until July to find land to build a casino in southeastern Massachusetts puts this region at a disadvantage, despite arguments to the contrary. The reality is that this was a necessary political deal...

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