Tribes question efforts to regulate gambling on the Internet (March 7, 2012)

A panel at the iGaming North America Conference in Las Vegas discussed Internet gaming and tribes. Sheila Morago, the executive director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, said online gaming could force tribes to renegotiate their Class III compacts. Most...

Governor cold to casino talk for Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe (March 7, 2012)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) won't comment on a compact negotiation request from the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe. Patrick supported H.3702, the state's gaming law. But the bill seeks to limit the state to just one Class III gaming compact. Patrick...

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe to hold referendum on gaming project (March 7, 2012)

Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will vote on an off-reservation gaming project in Lansing, Michigan. The tribe announced the $245 million casino last month. But critics, including former chairman Aaron Payment pushed for a referendum...

Tribes seeking casinos face questions about land-into-trust (March 7, 2012)

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is placing clouds over Indian gaming, tribal leaders were told on Tuesday. Only tribes that were "under federal jurisdiction" in 1934 can follow the land-into-trust process, the high court ruled in...