Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake ready to open casino on Friday (May 21, 2012)

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake in California will open its casino to the public this Friday at 4pm. The 33,000 square-foot Running Creek Casino features 349 slot machines, six table games, a players’ club, a dining area and...

Opinion: Decision opens tribes to litigation over gaming disputes (May 21, 2012)

"This brings us to the major point of this writing, the issue of sovereign immunity of federally-recognized Indian tribes from legal actions bought by non-Indians (see Santa Clara Pueblo v. Matinenz 436 US, 49,58 (1978)). This immunity stems from the...

Cheryl Andrews-Maltais: Vote yes on Aquinnah casino project (May 21, 2012)

"Before going to the polls on May 29 in Freetown and June 2 in Lakeville to vote on a casino referendum, residents are no doubt asking themselves: What does a yes vote mean? A yes vote means the town agrees...

Mississippi Choctaws announce new executive at gaming facility (May 21, 2012)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians announced Holly Gagnon as the new president and chief executive officer of Pearl River Resort. Chief Phyliss J. Anderson said Gagnon was hired in order to take Pearl River in a "new direction." Gagnon...

Citizen Potawatomi Nation picks new name for expanding casino (May 21, 2012)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma has renamed one of its gaming facilities. The FireLake Grand Casino will now be known as the Grand Casino. The facility is currently undergoing an expansion that includes a 14-story hotel, an entertainment theater,...

Judge blocks Kialegee Tribal Town from opening disputed casino (May 21, 2012)

The Kialegee Tribal Town can't open a casino on an Indian allotment in Oklahoma, a federal judge ruled on Friday. The tribe lacks jurisdiction over the allotment, Judge Gregory Frizzell ruled. The land is owned by members of a different...