Editorial: Poarch Creeks and county can address casino dispute (June 13, 2012)

"Anyone who thought the dispute between the Escambia County Commission and Poarch Band of Creek Indians would end with a statement last week from the acting chief of the Interior Department’s Indian Affairs Bureau was likely mistaken. But our local...

Graton Rancheria leader again avoids public comment on casino (June 13, 2012)

Greg Sarris, the chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California, continues to maintain his silence on the tribe's forthcoming casino. Sarris has only spoken publicly on a couple of occasions since the tribe's land-into-trust application and its...

Ione Band leader doesn't anticipate casino for a few more years (June 13, 2012)

After seven years, the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California finally won approval of its land-into-trust application but it will be a few more years before a casino arrives. Chairwoman Yvonne Miller said the next step for the tribe...

California Internet poker measure withdrawn before 1st hearing (June 13, 2012)

A bill to legalize Internet poker in California was pulled before it even got a hearing on Tuesday. Sen. Rod Wright (D) withdrew SB 1463 right before the Senate Governmental Organization Committee was due to consider it. Some tribal leaders...

Ute Tribe completes study on off-reservation casino in Colorado (June 13, 2012)

The Ute Tribe of Utah has completed a feasibility study for an off-reservation casino in Colorado. The tribe's reservation crosses into Colorado and ends near the town of Dinosaur. The tribe and the town entered into a predevelopment agreement to...

Nez Perce Tribe reopens casino following planned power outage (June 13, 2012)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho closed its casino temporarily for some power work, The Lewiston Tribune reports. The Clearwater River Casino is usually open 24 hours a day. But it closed on Monday night while a new transformer was...

Editorial: Promising deal between Shakopee Tribe and racetrack (June 13, 2012)

"Today -- fittingly in Shakopee, named for a Dakota chief -- the Minnesota Racing Commission will consider whether to approve a chance for a positive turn in this state's relationships with its native tribes. At the same time, the commission...

Massachusetts governor expects Wampanoag casino deal soon (June 13, 2012)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) expects to wrap up Class III gaming compact negotiations with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe next week, The Cape Cod Times reports. The compact will be presented to the state Legislature for approval. It's the last...