City approves Ho-Chunk Nation's off-reservation gaming deal (March 6, 2012)

The city council in Beloit, Wisconsin, voted 6-1 in favor of an off-reservation gaming agreement with the Ho-Chunk Nation. The tribe plans to build a $150 million to $200 million casino. The facility would create more than 500 construction jobs...

Report says Indian gaming industry showing signs of recovery (March 6, 2012)

Tribal casino revenues grew 1.3 percent in 2010, according to Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report. After the recession, tribal gaming revenues fell for the first time in 2009. But the industry is showing signs of recovery, the report said....

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's gaming land application in limbo (March 6, 2012)

There's conflicting reports about the status of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe land-into-trust application. The tribe filed the application in August 2007. It included 539 acres in the town of Middleboro and 140 acres in the town of Mashpee. The Middleboro...

Column: Michigan needs new motto with rapid gaming growth (March 6, 2012)

"Twenty-two more casinos? The plans revealed in Sunday’s Free Press to nearly double the gambling dens in Michigan would surely change the landscape of the Great Lakes State. And we’d probably have to think about changing that slogan, too, as...

Nez Perce Tribe starts construction on $16M casino expansion (March 6, 2012)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho broke ground on a $16 million casino expansion project. The tribe is adding 35,000 square-feet to the Clearwater River Casino. The project includes an event center and 200 more gaming machines. Work will be...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe goes official with casino proposal (March 6, 2012)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is making a bid for a casino in Fall River, Massachusetts. H.3702, the state's new gaming law, authorizes three casinos in three regions. The casino in Region C is reserved for "a federally recognized tribe." The...