Judge dismisses state claims in Wyandotte Nation casino case (August 6, 2012)

A federal judge dismissed the state of Kansas from the Wyandotte Nation gaming lawsuit. The tribe sued the Bureau of Indian Affairs for failing to approve a land-into-trust application for 10.5 acres in Park City. A land claim settlement mandates...

BIA approves Class III gaming compact for Eastern Cherokees (August 6, 2012)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina won Bureau of Indian Affairs approval for its Class III gaming compact. The compact allows the tribe to add live dealers to the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort. The state will...

Construction Watch: Seneca Nation builds a permanent casino (August 6, 2012)

"Love it or hate it, the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is coming. Officials from Seneca Gaming Corporation gathered to officially kicked-off work on the $130 million project last week and revealed further details of what visitors can expect when...

Winnebago Tribe to bid on a commercial casino license in Iowa (August 6, 2012)

The Winnebago Tribe plans to bid on a commercial gaming license in Iowa. Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, is working with other partners to build a casino and hotel complex in downtown Sioux City. The facility would be...

Tribes clash over off-reservation casino proposals in California (August 6, 2012)

The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians are facing opposition to their off-reservation casinos from other California tribes. Both tribes need state approval to open the casinos. So other tribes are trying to convince Gov. Jerry...

Editorial: Decision reveals flaws in Massachusetts' gaming law (August 6, 2012)

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit gives life to KG Urban Enterprises' bid to build a billion dollar casino at the site of an abandoned power plant in New Bedford. The decision also gives KG some losses...

Opinion: Supreme Court reopens debate on casino acquisitions (August 6, 2012)

"Placing land into trust is a “federal action,” which is supposed to require application the National Environmental Policy Act, but that law has been ignored or undermined frequently over recent decades. The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs has frequently granted...