MPR: White Earth Band seeks Twin Cities off-reservation casino (December 6, 2011)

"White Earth tribal chairwoman Erma Vizenor is in town to testify to the stadium finance hearing this afternoon. Word has been that they're going to make an offer to help fund a Vikings stadium. People familiar with the situation say...

Blog: Miccosukee Tribe spent $50M for former attorney's work (December 6, 2011)

"The Miccosukee Indian tribe has severed their longtime business relationship with their former lawyer, Dexter Lehtinen and has filed a lawsuit against him for malpractice. The tribe members allege that Lehtinen gave them wrong legal advice on tax issues regarding...

Governor of New York looking at 'destination gaming locations' (December 6, 2011)

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said he wants the state to create "destination gaming locations" but has yet to offer specifics. In an opinion published this week, Cuomo identified gaming as a way for the state to address...

Republicans in Washington aiming for more non-Indian gaming (December 6, 2011)

Republican lawmakers in Washington will introduce bills to allow non-Indian card rooms to offer slot machines. The bills will authorize up to 7,875 machines slot machines at 60 card rooms. Republicans estimate that expanded gaming will bring in $160 million...

Tohono O'odham Nation finds friendlier crowd for gaming talks (December 6, 2011)

The Tohono O'odham Nation is presenting its off-reservation casino to the Peoria Chamber of Commerce today. The tribe plans the West Valley Resort near Glendale, whose officials oppose the idea. But in neighboring Peoria, the mayor supports the casino and...

Dry Creek Rancheria announces deal for $200M in gaming debt (December 6, 2011)

The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California announced an agreement to restructure about $200 million in gaming debt. The debt was due November 1 but the tribe's creditors agreed not to pursue default pending a restructure. The...

Wyandotte Nation off-reservation casino suit moved to Kansas (December 6, 2011)

Over the objections of the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma, a federal judge in Kansas has taken over the tribe's off-reservation lawsuit. The tribe sued the Interior Department in federal court in Washington, D.C. The lawsuit alleges the Bureau of Indian...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe hopes to sway opinions on gaming plans (December 6, 2011)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is hoping to change minds on its proposed casino in southern New Mexico. The tribe has scheduled a community forum tomorrow in Deming to discuss plans for its 30-acre reservation. One believer --...