11th Circuit supports Miccosukee Tribe in casino dram shop action (July 2, 2012)

The Micosukee Tribe of Florida can't be sued for allegedly over-serving alcohol to a casino patron, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday. Tatiana Furry, a non-Indian, was reportedly drinking heavily at the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming before...

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe increases bet limits on table games (July 2, 2012)

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is taking advantage of a new state law that raises the bet limits on table games. The maximum bet is now $1,000, up from $100. It applies to poker and blackjack. "We...

State waits on new Mohawk chief to discuss gaming pact dispute (July 2, 2012)

The state of New York wants to negotiate a Class III gaming compact dispute with the new leader of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. Paul Thompson won election as chief on June 2. He was was sworn into office yesterday...

Seminole Tribe asks casino employees to contribute to state PAC (July 2, 2012)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has started a political action committee to protect its gaming rights. The tribe's Class III gaming compact promises five years of regional exclusivity. But with the ink barely dry on the compact, lawmakers began considering...

Rep. Frank foresees 'zero chance' for passing land-into-trust fix (July 2, 2012)

As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts moves forward with its casino plans, one hurdle remains: the land-into-trust process. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward with the tribe's land-into-trust application. But if it's ever approved, casino opponents intend...

Robert McGhee: Poarch Creek gaming pays for essential services (July 2, 2012)

"In 1984, the United States federally recognized the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. A short time later, we opened our first gaming operation. Under federal law, we must use our gaming revenues, first and foremost, to pay for essential governmental...