Opinion: Lobbyists always win when it comes to tribal gaming (February 9, 2012)

"One of the issues discussed in my new essay on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is the lobbying by groups of American Indians seeking official tribal status. The BIA has the power to confer tribal status, and it does...

Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on 18th casino in Oklahoma (February 9, 2012)

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma broke ground last month on a $20 million casino. The 33,800-square-foot Salt Creek Casino will feature about 500 electronic games, table games and a restaurant. It's the tribe's 18th gaming facility in the state. “We...

UKB hopes to convince South Carolina governor on casino bid (February 9, 2012)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma hopes to convince South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to agree to an off-reservation casino. Haley has expressed doubts about signing a Class III gaming compact with the tribe and supporting...

Gun Lake Tribe celebrates first anniversary of gaming facility (February 9, 2012)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is celebrating the first anniversary of its casino. The Gun Lake Casino opened to the public on February 10. The facility has proven to be...

Oklahoma attorney general files suit to stop Kialegee casino (February 9, 2012)

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a lawsuit in federal court in hopes of stopping the Kialegee Tribal Town from building a casino. The complaint names King Tiger Hobia, tribal council members, a development group and the tribe itself as...

Editorial: Lawsuit can help resolve fight over Kialegee casino (February 9, 2012)

"At a minimum, a lawsuit by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt against the Kialegee Tribal Town, over its right to build a casino near the Creek Expressway in Broken Arrow, frames the federal issues and gets them before a legal...

Witness list for SCIA hearing on Internet gaming and tribes (February 9, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this afternoon on Internet gaming. The committee will discuss a recent opinion from the Department of Justice that could impact tribal rights. The witness list follows: Panel # 1 The Honorable...