Law Article: Santa Ysabel Band declares bankruptcy at casino (July 18, 2012)

"Pursuant to a June 27, 2012 tribal resolution, on July 2, 2012, the Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino filed a voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The casino is an unincorporated enterprise for economic development owned by the Iipay Nation of...

Mohegan Tribe questions need for gaming workers to unionize (July 18, 2012)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut doesn't see a reason for table game dealers to join a union. Tribal law allows unions at Mohegan Sun. But Chairman Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum co-authored a letter to gaming employees that said unions are...

Santa Fe Indian School denies rumors for a casino on property (July 18, 2012)

A casino isn't coming to the campus of the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico, the board of trustees said. The school campus is held in trust for the All Indian Pueblo Council. But Public Law 106-568 includes a...

Wisconsin sues Ho-Chunk Nation over electronic poker games (July 18, 2012)

The state of Wisconsin is suing the Ho-Chunk Nation in hopes of stopping the tribe from offering electronic poker games. The tribe installed eight poker machines at Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, a Class II facility. A February 2009 opinion from the...

Racism alleged in dispute over Kialegee Tribal Town casino bid (July 18, 2012)

Supporters of the Kialegee Tribal Town casino say opponents, including a city council member in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, are expressing racist and threatening views. A pro-casino group called Citizens Protecting Native American Sovereignty says most of the racist comments are...

Final votes awaited on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino deal (July 18, 2012)

Massachusetts lawmakers are moving quickly to ratify a Class III gaming compact for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe amid questions about some provisions in the deal. The House and the Senate each voted on Tuesday to bar amendments to the agreement. Up...