Little Traverse Bay Bands share slot machine revenues (April 18, 2012)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians shared $606,897 with communities in Emmet County, Michigan. The tribe shares 2 percent of slot machine revenues twice a year. This payment was an increase from the $596,000 made during the same...

Muscogee Nation not allowed to build casino near Tulsa (April 18, 2012)

The Muscogee Nation isn't able to open a casino within 50 miles of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Chief George Tiger said. The tribe operates the River Spirit Casino along the Arkansas River in Tulsa but an agreement "with a lending institution"...

Graton Rancheria leader still avoiding media over casino (April 18, 2012)

Greg Sarris, the chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California, still isn't talking to the press about his tribe's Class III gaming compact. Sarris has declined to comment on the tribe's casino plans since the compact was...

Eastern Cherokee teens sue over casino per capita trust (April 18, 2012)

Minors of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina are suing the tribe over their casino per capita payments. Since 1995, every tribal member has received a share of gaming revenues. The tribe invests the payments in a...

BIA extends comment period on Spokane Tribe's casino (April 18, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period for the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino. Comments are being accepted until May 16. The Kalispel Tribe, which operates an off-reservation casino, and Spokane County asked for the extension. The BIA...

New Mexico governor won't back Fort Sill Apache casino (April 18, 2012)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) won't approve an off-reservation casino for the Fort Sill Apache Tribe if it comes across her desk. When asked if she supported the casino, her answer was simply "No." She added that the tribe...