Smoking a deal breaker for Soo Tribe off-reservation casino (March 27, 2012)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians insisted on allowing smoking at its proposed off-reservation casino in Lansing, Michigan, according to Mayor Virg Bernero. Smoking is barred in public places in Michigan. But the law doesn't apply to Indian...

Creek Nation chief vetoes resolution against Kialegee casino (March 27, 2012)

The Muscogee Nation should sit down with the Kialegee Tribal Town and resolve a gaming dispute, Muscogee Chief George Tiger says. The Muscogee National Council passed a resolution that opposes the Kialegee's planned casino. Tiger vetoed the resolution, saying he...

Cherokee Nation shares $100M in casino revenue with state (March 27, 2012)

The Cherokee Nation has shared $100 million in gaming revenues with the state of Oklahoma. The tribe shares revenues under its Class III gaming compact. From January 2005 to December 2011, the tribe paid a total of $101,033,303, The Cherokee...

BIA hosts public hearing on Spokane off-reservation casino (March 27, 2012)

More than 400 people attended a public hearing on the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino on Monday evening. According to news reports, about 60 people gave comments. Opponents included the Kalispel Tribe, whose members are worried about the impact of a...

Seneca Nation to unveil plans for permanent Buffalo casino (March 27, 2012)

The Seneca Nation is unveiling plans today for a permanent off-reservation casino in Buffalo, New York. The tribe operates the Buffalo Creek Casino in a temporary building. A permanent facility has been on the back burner due to economic conditions....