Narragansett Tribe to continue lawsuit against gaming proposals (July 6, 2012)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island will continue to fight ballot proposals to expand non-Indian gaming even though Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas acknowledged further appeals will most like be an "exercise in futility." The tribe sued to block two questions...

Off-reservation casino fears mostly unrealized despite policy shift (July 6, 2012)

It's still extremely difficult for tribes to open off-reservation casinos, despite a shift in policy from the Obama administration and concerns raised by non-Indians and opposition groups. Since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, only three...

Cowlitz Tribe awaits trial on opposition to casino land acquisition (July 6, 2012)

The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington waited 26 years for federal recognition and 10 more for approval of its land-into-trust application. The tribe has to wait even longer to open a casino because the record of decision by the Bureau of...

Mississippi Choctaws off-reservation casino still not on the radar (July 6, 2012)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians hasn't taken any steps to revive plans for an off-reservation casino. Under the late chief Philip Martin, the Choctaws sought to open a casino at a site about 175 miles from the main reservation....