Smoking allowed at Michigan casinos, tribal and non-Indian (March 29, 2012)

Michigan’s smoke-free law went into effect on May 1, 2010, but state-licensed gaming facilities are exempt, and the law doesn't cover tribal casinos due to lack of jurisdiction. Some tribes have gone smoke-free but that's not the norm. “It’s always...

Law Article: The state of play of gaming in Massachusetts (March 29, 2012)

"Notwithstanding its Puritan past and despite substantial opposition, Massachusetts has legalized casino gambling. The legislation authorizing the building of casinos was passed and signed into law in November 2011. The Chairman of the newly created Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the body...

Fond du Lac Band asked BIA to review casino arrangement (March 29, 2012)

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to review a lease for its off-reservation casino in Duluth, Minnesota. Last year, the National Indian Gaming Commission ruled that the tribe's agreement to...

Opinion: Fears of a gaming expansion with land-into-trust (March 29, 2012)

"Another expansion of Northern California's Cache Creek Casino is on the horizon. The Yocha De He Wintun tribe has applied to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to annex 853 acres of their Capay Valley fee title farmland property into trust...

Dry Creek Rancheria no longer reporting on casino business (March 29, 2012)

The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California is no longer reporting its gaming results to the public. The tribe used to provide quarterly reports about the River Rock Casino. But those stopped after the tribe reached a...

Mashantucket Tribe makes do without per capita payments (March 29, 2012)

Members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut have entered a new era, one without per capita payments. For years, tribal members shared in revenues from the Foxwoods Resort Casino. At one point, each reportedly received more than $100,000...