Column: Shakopee Tribe racetrack deal a benefit to entire state (June 7, 2012)

"In 1997, former state Sen. Dick Day sponsored a bill that would allow slot machines to be installed at Canterbury Park. Back then, few people were familiar with the concept of a racino, the now-common marriage of a casino with...

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority sees revenue increase (June 7, 2012)

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority saw a record year in revenues and profits in the last fiscal year. The six casinos on First Nations took in $267.2 million in revenues. Profit was $81.6 million. "That would be a record for...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for gaming ordinance (June 7, 2012)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts won approval of its gaming ordinance from the National Indian Gaming Commission. The ordinance sets up the tribe's gaming commission. The body will regulate the tribe's proposed casino in Taunton. "This, along with the...

Eastern Cherokee Class III gaming compact wins final approval (June 7, 2012)

A Class III gaming compact for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians won final legislative approval on Wednesday and was immediately signed into law by North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D). The deal allows the tribe to add live card...

BIA avoids Carcieri in dispute about Poarch Creek gaming sites (June 7, 2012)

Casinos owned by the Poarch Creek Band of Indians are on trust land, the Bureau of Indian Affairs confirmed in a short letter. The tribe gained federal recognition in 1984. Its reservation was proclaimed the following year, the BIA said....