City council sets vote for Sault Tribe off-reservation casino (March 15, 2012)

The city council in Lansing, Michigan, will vote next Monday on the off-reservation casino proposed by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Four agreements are being considered as part of the $245 million Kewadin Lansing Casino. The city...

Echo Hawk offers comments on Kialegee Tribal Town casino (March 15, 2012)

Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk discussed the controversial Kialegee Tribal Town casino at a meeting with tribal leaders in Oklahoma. Echo Hawk said the Bureau of Indian Affairs is examining leasing and jurisdiction issues affecting the Red Clay Casino. He...

New York tribes still withholding casino revenue from state (March 15, 2012)

The Seneca Nation and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe are still withholding gaming revenues from the state of New York. The tribes were promised exclusivity for Class III games. Both say the state has allowed an expansion of non-Indian gaming...

Massachusetts governor to discuss compact with one tribe (March 15, 2012)

H.3702, the Massachusetts gaming law, authorizes Gov. Deval Patrick (D) to enter into Class III gaming compact negotiations with "a federally recognized tribe." The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe meet that definition. But while both tribes have...

WNYC: New York tribes wary of governor's push for gaming (March 15, 2012)

"During his State of the State speech in January, Governor Andrew Cuomo said New Yorkers were living in a “state of denial” when it comes to “gaming” (or what most people consider gambling) in New York State. “It is not...

Jamul Band releases plan for $230M casino on reservation (March 15, 2012)

The Jamul Indian Village of California released plans for a $230 million casino on the reservation. The 228,000-square-foot casino would stand three stories and include a 10-level parking garage. The tribe expects to hire 1,600 people to work there. The...