Off-reservation casino offers gains to Fond du Lac economy (February 15, 2012)

Off-reservation gaming has been beneficial for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Minnesota. Thanks to the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, the tribe has pumped a half a billion dollars into the reservation over the last...

Law enforcement ready for Catawba Nation gaming facility (February 15, 2012)

State and local law enforcement in South Carolina are preparing for an anticipated Catawba Nation. The tribe plans to open some sort of gaming facility on the reservation by February 23, the same day of a court hearing in its...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announces $110M casino expansion (February 15, 2012)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York has secured $110 million in financing for a gaming expansion project. The financing will pay for the expansion plus pay off existing debt, according to news reports. The expansion itself is reported...

IPR: Soo Tribe off-reservation casino faces a political battle (February 15, 2012)

"Governor Rick Snyder and state Attorney General Bill Schuette have told a northern Michigan Indian tribe they will do whatever is necessary to stop a casino from being built in downtown Lansing. The proposed casino would go up just a...

Editor: The strange story of Mark Grisanti and Seneca casino (February 15, 2012)

"The tale of State Sen. Mark Grisanti's involvement in a fight at the Seneca Niagara Casino last weekend is one of the most bizarre local news stories to come along in quite a while. Because it involves issues (or at...

Editorial: Tribal gaming a boost for economy in Connecticut (February 15, 2012)

"The tribe is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Foxwoods Resort Casino today, a remarkable achievement that has significantly changed the landscape of Eastern Connecticut, and mostly for the better. There certainly have been a few bumps along the road —...

Editorial: Off-reservation casinos won't be jackpot for state (February 15, 2012)

"City leaders in Sheboygan are betting on a casino for new jobs and revenue. So are officials in economically hard-hit Beloit. So are a lot of governors across the country, eager for an easy win after so many job losses...

Sen. Akaka/Rep. Bono Mack: Consult tribes on online gaming (February 15, 2012)

"As Congress debates whether to legalize Internet gaming, it’s important to guarantee that Native American tribes are dealt a fair and honest hand. They deserve nothing less. Not inviting majority stakeholders to weigh in when drafting game changing legislation is...