Dry Creek Rancheria uses gaming revenues for new ambulance (July 20, 2012)

Thanks to gaming revenues, the Dry Creek Rancheria of California purchased an $80,000 ambulance for a local service provider. Bell’s Ambulance Service has provided emergency service to the reservation for decades. “They’ve been up and down that road before there...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on gaming (July 20, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold an oversight hearing next Thursday, July 26, on Indian gaming. The topic of the hearing is "Regulation of Tribal Gaming: From Brick & Mortar to the Internet." The committee previously discussed Internet gaming...

Gun Lake Tribe hints at expansion after refinancing casino debt (July 20, 2012)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has refinanced $165 million in casino-related debt. The tribe incurred the debt during the development and construction of the Gun Lake Casino. The original loan was due...

Editorial: Land-into-trust a big hurdle for Massachusetts casino (July 20, 2012)

"The stipulation under the Massachusetts Expanded Gaming Act to give first preference in the Southeastern Massachusetts region to a Native American tribe came with several strict deadlines that had to be met. Through a cooperative approach between the tribe, the...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Class III compact vote put on hold (July 20, 2012)

The Massachusetts Senate delayed a vote on a Class III gaming compact for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Sen. Mark Montigny (D) put a hold on the compact, according to news reports. He said he will do it again when lawmakers...