Erma Vizenor: Tribal opposition to casino is based on politics (February 29, 2012)

"The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association exists to protect the status quo in gaming. That’s not a surprise, given that the most influential members of the organization are the tribes with the most successful casinos. But it’s also an important reality...

Mississippi Choctaws sign $78M casino debt refinancing plan (February 29, 2012)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has reached a $78 million casino debt refinancing plan. Chief Phyllis Anderson said the deal brings stability to the tribe. Instead of owing 55 creditors, the tribe only owes eight regional banks. "We're in...

FBI takes over rape investigation at Laguna Pueblo's casino (February 29, 2012)

The FBI is investigating a report of a sexual assault at the casino owned by Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. The assault allegedly occurred after a concert at Route 66 Casino on Friday night. A person of interest was reportedly...

Seneca Nation bans state lawmaker after incident at casino (February 29, 2012)

The Seneca Nation has banned Sen. Mark Grisanti (R) and his wife from one of its casinos after an incident earlier this month. Grisanti was banned for three years from the Seneca Niagara Casino. His wife, Maria, was banned for...

Manzanita Band hopes for approval of off-reservation casino (February 29, 2012)

The Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in California hopes the Obama administration will approve its off-reservation casino this year. The tribe has been working with officials in Imperial County to build a casino in Calexico, near the U.S.-Mexico...

Pauma Band to complete $10M renovation at casino this fall (February 29, 2012)

Thanks to a $66 million financing deal, the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians in California will be able to spend $10 million on a casino upgrade. The tribe is renovating the structure that houses Casino Pauma. Plans call for a...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe picks location for gaming facility (February 29, 2012)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has picked Taunton, Massachusetts, as its casino site. Chairman Cedric Cromwell and Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr. are holding a press conference this morning to discuss plans for the casino. “This will be a first class resort...