Cherokee Nation ready to fight UKB casino land-into-trust ruling (June 15, 2012)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is getting ready for a potential decision affecting the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians casino. The Cherokees say they will fight the Bureau of Indian Affairs if it approves a land-into-trust application for the...

State steps out of utility dispute at Turtle Mountain Band casino (June 15, 2012)

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians has the authority to decide who supplies power to its casino, the North Dakota Public Service Commission ruled on Thursday. The tribe is expanding the Sky Dancer Casino and Hotel and chose Otter...

Pokagon Band looking to start work soon on third gaming facility (June 15, 2012)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians expects to start work on a new casino within 30 to 35 days, MLive reported. The tribe gained local approval for the Four Winds Dowagiac, its third in Michigan. "It only made sense for...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe quiet on compact discussion for now (June 15, 2012)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe isn't discussing specifics of its Class III gaming compact negotiations with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) for now. An agreement could be announced as early as next week. It's expected to include revenue sharing provisions. Normally,...

County has 90 days to reach gaming deal with Graton Rancheria (June 15, 2012)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and Sonoma County, California, have 90 days to negotiate a gaming agreement, The Rohnert Park Community Voice reported. If the two sides don't reach a deal in that time, binding arbitration comes into play,...

Judge stops county from taking Santa Ysabel Band casino funds (June 15, 2012)

A judge in California has barred San Diego County from seizing gaming revenues owned by the Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians until a lawsuit can be resolved. The tribe owes $3 million to the county under a gaming agreement....

Opinion: Supreme Court ruling could affect Poarch Creek casinos (June 15, 2012)

"While attention is focused on the pending decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on Obamacare, the court will issue another decision that could have major ramifications for the state of Alabama. Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak (Patchak) could...