Quapaw Tribe secures $41.6M in financing for a hotel at casino (June 11, 2012)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will undertake an expansion of its casino with the help of $41.6 million in financing. The tribe plans to build a new 150-room hotel tower at the Downstream Resort Casino. They financing was arranged by...

New York governor urged to discuss Shinnecock Nation gaming (June 11, 2012)

A New York state lawmaker is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to discuss gaming with the Shinnecock Nation. Assemblyman Fred Thiele, an independent who represents a district that includes the reservation, isn't a fan of casinos. But he said Cuomo...

Graton Rancheria to enter into casino negotiation with county (June 11, 2012)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria will enter into discussions for a gaming agreement with Sonoma County, California. The tribe has agreed to "negotiate in good faith to mitigate the potential impacts"of the casino in the county, according to its...

New Mexico governor still against Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino (June 11, 2012)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) remains opposed to an off-reservation casino for the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently sent a consultation letter to Martinez about the proposed casino. But her spokesperson told...

United Keetoowah Band enters agreement on disputed casino (June 11, 2012)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians reached a settlement with the state of Oklahoma over its disputed casino. The tribe has been engaged in gaming in Tahlequah for more than 20 years. The site is within the former Cherokee...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees strong support for casino bid (June 11, 2012)

Voters in Taunton, Massachusetts, overwhelmingly endorsed a casino for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Results of an election Saturday showed 7,693 in favor of the casino and 4,571 against it. It was the first referendum in which a host community supported...