Poker Players Alliance pushing Congress to allow online gaming (July 30, 2012)

The Poker Players Alliance is hoping to convince Congress to legalize Internet poker games. The organization counts 1.2 million members. One of its lobbyists, former Congressman Jon Porter of Nevada, testified before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee last Thursday. "We...

Opinion: Cowlitz Tribe in litigation over gaming lands acquisition (July 30, 2012)

"The June 18 Supreme Court ruling in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band ("Gun Lake Band") v. Patchak will allow the challenge to the Gun Lake Indian casino to be litigated. In the process, the Court has put the spotlight back on the Court's...

New York communities cut back without tribal gaming revenues (July 30, 2012)

Communities in New York are cutting back on services and eliminating jobs as a revenue sharing dispute between tribes and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) drags on. The Seneca Nation has withheld more than $400 million and the St. Regis Mohawk...

Coyote Valley Band negotiates a new Class III gaming compact (July 30, 2012)

The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians negotiated a new Class III gaming compact with California Gov. Jerry Brown (D). The agreement replaces one signed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The existing deal requires the tribe to share a percentage...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gaming compact set for BIA review (July 30, 2012)

A Class III gaming compact signed by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts faces scrutiny at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian law experts said. The tribe agreed to share 21.5 percent of gross gaming revenues with the state. The...

United Keetoowah Band still confident of decision on casino site (July 30, 2012)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is confident the Obama administration will keep its disputed casino open. The tribe agreed to close the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino today unless the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves a land-into-trust application....

Column: Mohegan Tribe looking to enter online gaming business (July 30, 2012)

"The issue is now percolating in Washington, and last week, Mohegan Chairman Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum testified before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, which has crafted proposed legislation that would make sure that tribes get a piece of the...