Pokagon Band to welcome visitors to casino hotel on June 29 (April 3, 2012)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will open a new hotel tower at its casino in Michigan on June 29. The nine-story tower at the Four Winds Casino features 250 rooms. It brings the total number of rooms at the...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe opposed to more non-Indian gaming (April 3, 2012)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is criticizing plans for as many as 27 new casinos in Michigan. The state is already home to more than 20 tribal and commercial gaming facilities. At least one tribe is proposing an off-reservation casino while...

National Indian Gaming Association panel on land-into-trust (April 3, 2012)

A panel at the National Indian Gaming Association conference focused on land-into-trust. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act requires casinos to be on "Indian land." For newly recognized tribes, that means going through the land-into-trust process. But the U.S. Supreme Court...

Judge needs more time to rule in Catawba Nation casino suit (April 3, 2012)

A judge in South Carolina said he needed time to rule in the Catawba Nation gaming lawsuit. The state's Gambling Cruise Act of 2005 authorized off-shore casino boats. The tribe believes it's entitled to the same type of gaming on...

Graton Rancheria quiet on next step for long delayed casino (April 3, 2012)

Greg Sarris, the normally outspoken chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California, has been quiet about his tribe's long quest for a casino. The effort took a significant step forward with the signing of a Class III...

Editorial: Tough call on Mashantucket slot machine tax case (April 3, 2012)

"Like a poker player who has wagered a stack of chips on a hand only to have an opponent draw a pair of aces, the town of Ledyard has a tough call on its long, costly legal battle over taxing...