Ho-Chunk Nation submitted off-reservation gaming application (May 29, 2012)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin submitted an off-reservation gaming application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. President Jon Greender has said it could take years for the BIA to make a decision on the application. The tribe will also need...

Town hosts vote on Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gaming project (May 29, 2012)

Residents of Freetown, Massachusetts, are at the polls today to say whether they want to host a casino for the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe. The tribe has options on a 500-acre site on the Freetown border with Lakeville. Voters in Lakeville...

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe makes restaurants at casinos smoke-free (May 29, 2012)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan has approved a resolution to go smoke-free at three casino restaurants. The restaurants will go smoke-free on June 15. The casinos themselves will continue to allow smoking. “We know commercial...

Opinion: Light at the end of tunnel for Graton Rancheria's casino (May 29, 2012)

"The Graton Rancheria was federally recognized as an Indian tribe on December 27, 2000, by an Act of Congress. The Tribe has been continuously pursuing development of a casino for the ensuing 11½ years, but casino opponents have opposed and...

BIA disapproves Scotts Valley Band off-reservation casino plan (May 29, 2012)

The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application for a site in Richmond, about 80 miles from its headquarters.

BIA approves land-into-trust application for Ione Band's casino (May 29, 2012)

The Obama administration approved a land-into-trust application for the Ione Band of Miwok Indians, paving the way for the California tribe to open a casino. Generally, land acquired in trust after 1988 can't be used for gaming. But the Indian...