Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on gaming (July 26, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on regulation of tribal gaming. Internet gaming was discussed by most of the witnesses. Tribal leaders notably said the National Indian Gaming Commission should be the agency to regulate online...

Details of Senate Indian Affairs Committee online gaming draft (July 26, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has drafted a bill called the Tribal Online Gaming Act of 2012. The 49-page bill is a discussion draft only. It has not been introduced in the Senate. The draft authorizes tribes or groups of...

GamblingCompliance: SCIA online gaming bill only allows poker (July 26, 2012)

UPDATE: TRIBAL ONLINE GAMING ACT OF 2012: Summary of SCIA Internet gaming bill | Draft of SCIA Internet gaming bill An Internet gaming bill drafted by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee online allows poker, GamblingCompliance reports. The draft authorizes the...

Augustine Band completes new solar energy facility for casino (July 26, 2012)

The Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians is using solar energy to supply nearly all of the power to its casino in southern California. The tribe recently completed a two-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility on five acres next to the Augustine Casino....

Narragansett Tribe to discuss casino referendum with governor (July 26, 2012)

The Narragansett Tribe and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) plan to meet to discuss a gaming referendum that's due to appear on the November ballot. The ballot asks voters to allow table games at two non-Indian gaming facilities. The...

Vote scheduled on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino compact (July 26, 2012)

The Massachusetts Senate is scheduled to vote today on a Class III gaming compact for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The House already approved the compact. Once the Senate takes action, the deal can be sent to the Bureau of Indian...

Sault Tribe gets more time to make off-reservation casino deal (July 26, 2012)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the city of Lansing, Michigan, continue to work on an off-reservation casino deal. The tribe, the city and developers hoped to reach an agreement by August 1. But they mutually extended...

Gun Lake Tribe shares $1.6M in casino revenue with community (July 26, 2012)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, shared $1.6 million in gaming revenues with communities in Michigan. Under its Class III gaming compact, the tribe shares 2 percent of net win from electronic games...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee offers draft online gaming bill (July 26, 2012)

UPDATE: TRIBAL ONLINE GAMING ACT OF 2012: Summary of SCIA Internet gaming bill | Draft of SCIA Internet gaming bill The Senate Indian Affairs Committee offered a draft of its Internet gaming bill to members of the National Indian Gaming...