Daniel Tucker/Steve Stallings: Economic impact of tribal gaming (August 9, 2012)

"Support for community is a core value of California’s native people. Although each tribal nation takes pride in its unique traditions, we all believe that we have a fundamental responsibility to all our neighbors. Tribal government gaming is central to...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to pay $400K fee for gaming license (August 9, 2012)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will have to pay a $400,000 fee to start the casino license process, the chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission said. The fee is non-refundable. The tribe also has to submit to a background check just...

Seminole Tribe tried to launch Internet gaming site in Costa Rica (August 9, 2012)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida tried to start a gaming website based in Costa Rica, according to an administrative decision affecting three Internet domain names. The domains -- seminolecasino.com, seminolegaming.com and casinoseminole.com -- are currently registered to another party. Documents...

Alabama attorney general disputes Poarch Creek gaming rights (August 9, 2012)

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) doesn't think the Poarch Creek Band of Indians should be able to offer certain electronic gaming games on the reservation. Strange acknowledged he lacks jurisdiction in Indian Country. But he claims the machines that...

Lakes Entertainment reports loss in connection to tribal gaming (August 9, 2012)

Lakes Entertainment reported a $1.1 million operating loss in the last quarter in connection with two tribal gaming projects. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan bought out its management contract with Lakes last year. As a result, the...

Editorial: Entering a new era with Eastern Cherokee casino deal (August 9, 2012)

"Now that the federal government has approved North Carolina's gambling compact with the Eastern Band of Cherokee, the state is entering a new era. That means that the General Assembly and the governor taking office in January must act accordingly....

Graton Rancheria will take on $800M in debt for gaming project (August 9, 2012)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California will be taking on $800 million in debt as part of its long quest for a casino. The tribe will use the money to build the casino, pay off existing debt and...

Shakopee Tribe spreads gaming revenue across Indian Country (August 9, 2012)

Thanks to gaming revenues, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota is the most generous in Indian Country. Since 1996, the tribe has donated $243.5 million to tribes and lent another $478.5 million to tribes. “We feel we have an...