Choctaw Nation celebrates grand opening of expanded casino (August 13, 2012)

The Choctaw Nation welcomed the public to its newest casino in Stigler, Oklahoma. The 7,800 square-foot facility features 200 slot machines. It employs 29 people. The tribe operates eight gaming facilities in Oklahoma. Get the Story: Grand Opening Held at...

Cherokee Nation to complete three gaming expansions this fall (August 13, 2012)

Fall will be very busy for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, with three casino expansion projects coming online. The largest project is a $52 million hotel tower to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa. The tribe is adding...

Muscogee Nation opposes Poarch Creek casino expansion plan (August 13, 2012)

The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma wants the Poarch Creek Band of Indians to stop work on a $246 million casino in Alabama. The Muscogees say the expansion of the Wind Creek Wetumpka will harm burial sites. "The Muscogee Nation is...

Column: Soo Tribe cites land claim in off-reservation casino bid (August 13, 2012)

"The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe currently operates five casinos in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP). The Sault Tribe has proposed plans for a sixth casino — the Lansing Kewadin Casino — which would be located far from the Sault Tribe's land...

Editorial: Congress shouldn't force Internet gambling on states (August 13, 2012)

"There are troubling signs that Congress may cave to pressure from powerful online gambling interests and repeal the 2006 law that banned betting from your home computer. Poker-playing lobbyists have spent $7.6 million since 2007 on efforts to reverse the...

David Qualls: Oklahoma tribal gaming contributes to economy (August 13, 2012)

"As I travel across tribal lands throughout Oklahoma, I’m always excited by the growth and opportunity happening in Indian Country. It wasn’t long ago that Oklahoma tribes embarked on a long, yet important journey to bring financial independence to our...

Rep. Ryan pushed BIA to take action on off-reservation casino (August 13, 2012)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) lobbied the Bureau of Indian Affairs to make a decision on an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation. Ryan told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he was neutral on the proposal to turn an old racetrack...