Litigation anticipated over tribal casino in Massachusetts (April 17, 2012)

Gaming experts expect litigation over plans for a tribal casino in Massachusetts. H.3702, the state's gaming law, authorizes three casinos in the state. Region C -- southeastern Massachusetts -- is reserved for "a federally recognized tribe." The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe...

Connecticut tribes report decline in slot machine revenue (April 17, 2012)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw a drop in their slot machine revenue for the month of March. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a drop of 4.5 percent, compared to March 2011. The Mohegan Tribe saw a drop of...

9th Circuit hears dispute on Tohono O'odham gaming site (April 17, 2012)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation gaming lawsuit on Monday. The tribe acquired 135 acres near Glendale, Arizona, in connection with a land claim settlement. The Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed to place 54...

City council opposes Graton Rancheria's gaming compact (April 17, 2012)

The city council in Petaluma, California, voted 6-0 to oppose a Class III gaming compact with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. The deal requires the tribe to negotiate agreements with local governments to offset the impacts of the casino....

Quapaw Tribe aims to put land by tri-state casino in trust (April 17, 2012)

The Quapaw Tribe is seeking to place land near its tri-state casino in trust, The Joplin Globe reports. The tribe filed a land-into-trust application for 177 acres in Kansas. The land is near the Downstream Casino Resort, parts of which...