Justice Department opinion adds to debate on Internet gaming (January 5, 2012)

A legal opinion from the Department of Justice is stirring the already-complicated debate over Internet gaming. The opinion essentially allows state governments to use the Internet to sell lottery tickets. That could mean tribes will be able to engage in...

New York governor proposes expansion of non-Indian gaming (January 5, 2012)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) called for an expansion of non-Indian gaming in his second State of the State address on Wednesday. Cuomo wants to amend the state constitution to authorize more gaming by non-Indian entities. He said the...

Ho-Chunk Nation negotiates off-reservation casino agreement (January 5, 2012)

The Ho-Chunk Nation is negotiating an agreement for an off-reservation casino in Beloit, Wisconsin, WISC-TV reports. The tribe purchased 32 acres in the city for potential development. More information about a deal is expected within a week. "We've had some...

Mohegan Tribe still working on a deal for $1.6B in gaming debt (January 5, 2012)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is optimistic about renegotiating $1.6 billion in gaming debt, officials said. Chairman Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum told The Norwich Bulletin that “good progress” has been made. And the CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority...

Pojoaque Pueblo to raise immunity defense in gaming deal suit (January 5, 2012)

Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico hasn't waived its sovereign immunity, the tribe's top attorney said in response to a lawsuit filed by a former gaming partner. The tribe is being sued in federal court by The Fine Point Group. But...

Oklahoma attorney general jumps into Kialegee casino dispute (January 5, 2012)

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is jumping into the controversy over the casino proposed by the Kialegee Tribal Town. Pruitt is asking the Obama administration to release all documents related to the Red Clay Casino. He wants to know if...

Column: Obama administration takes action for gaming tribes (January 5, 2012)

"Obama doesn't mention casinos when he talks about Indians. But in recent months, the administration made several decisions that help Indian gambling interests. In September, Echo Hawk approved two casinos far from tribes' reservations. One would be near the Sleep...

Editorial: White Earth off-reservation casino plan makes sense (January 5, 2012)

"The Minnesota Vikings need a new stadium. The state is struggling with how to pay for it. A White Earth proposal to build a casino and hotel in conjunction with the new stadium makes a lot of sense. White Earth...