Voters approve expansions of non-Indian gaming in Florida (February 1, 2012)

Voters in two Florida counties approved slot machines on Tuesday despite a legal opinion from the state attorney general that placed doubts on their efforts. Last month, Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) said approving slot machines outside of south Florida...

Soo Tribe holds meetings to discuss off-reservation casino (February 1, 2012)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is holding meetings for its members to discuss an off-reservation casino in Lansing, Michigan. The first meetings take place today in Sault Ste. Marie. Future meetings will be held for the rest...

Editorial: Tribal gaming projects not good for South Carolina (February 1, 2012)

"South Carolina’s love-hate relationship with gambling is heading for another round of…well…loving and hating, in the state legislature and elsewhere. At issue are plans for Native American-sponsored casinos at two potential locales. Members of the Cherokee Nation are proposing to...

Massachusetts defends tribal provisions in new gaming law (February 1, 2012)

A federal judge heard arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging tribal provisions in the Massachusetts gaming law. H.3702 authorizes three casinos in different regions of the state. The casino in Region C -- southeastern Massachusetts -- has been set...

California governor negotiating compacts with more tribes (February 1, 2012)

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is in compact negotiations with 15 to 20 tribes, his negotiator Jacob Appelsmith told The Sacramento Bee. Brown signed his first compact last year, shortly after taking office. The deal with the Habematolel Pomo of...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band holds topping off for casino hotel (February 1, 2012)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan held a topping off ceremony on Tuesday for its casino hotel. The tribe is adding a 242-room hotel to the FireKeepers Casino. Construction is expected to be complete this fall. "This...