MPR: Shakopee Tribe signs agreement with non-Indian racetrack (June 5, 2012)

"A Minnesota horse racing track is getting a major financial boost from a former competitor. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community says it will spend $75 million over the next decade to subsidize prize purses at nearby Canterbury Park. In return,...

New York governor threatens non-Indian casinos in Seneca land (June 5, 2012)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said he is open to non-Indian casinos in Seneca Nation territory. The tribe was promised regional exclusivity in its Class III gaming compact. But the tribe says the state has violated the deal and...

New York town eyes Stockbridge-Munsee off-reservation casino (June 5, 2012)

The town of Thompson, New York, supports an off-reservation casino for the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, Mid-Hudson News Network reports. Supervisor Anthony Cellini wrote the Bureau of Indian Affairs to support the tribe's land-into-trust application. The project has been...

Gun Lake Tribe shares $8M in gaming revenues with community (June 5, 2012)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, shared nearly $8 million in gaming revenues with the state and local governments in Michigan. The tribe shared $6.4 million with the state and $1.4 million for...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues negotiations for compact (June 5, 2012)

Gov. Deval Patrick (D) plans to finalize a Class III gaming compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe by a July 31 deadline. Patrick hopes the deal will be finished so lawmakers can approve it before the end of the legislative...

BIA faces July 6 deadline for Graton Rancheria gaming compact (June 5, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has until July 6 to review a Class III gaming compact for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports. The deadline comes amid a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate the compact....

Editorial: Take pre-emptive strike against off-reservation casino (June 5, 2012)

"A Rockford casino would also be a pre-emptive strike against the proposed casino just across the state line in Beloit, Wis. The plans for the complex — 15 miles from downtown Rockford — are moving along. If Rockford doesn’t get...