Travel: Coushatta Tribe hits the jackpot with hotel at casino (August 23, 2012)

"Any casino trip that begins with an Elvis impersonator gyrating in a black leather jumpsuit and concludes with a giant cake in the shape of a grand hotel can pretty much be considered an entertaining visit. Those were the bookends...

Wealthy gambler agrees to pay 'wampum' to Mohegan Tribe (August 23, 2012)

A wealthy gamble has agreed to pay the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. Jerome Powers, a Florida millionaire, lost $1.2 million while gambling at Mohegan Sun. He signed an agreement allowing the tribe to pursue debt collection in tribal court "and...

Debate continues over gaming expansion efforts in Michigan (August 23, 2012)

Michigan is home to more than two dozen casinos and more could be on the way if some tribes and some non-Indian developers have their way. The Bay Mills Indian Community opened an off-reservation casino that has been the subject...

Santa Ysabel Band defends bankruptcy protection for casino (August 23, 2012)

The Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians in California is defending its decision to seek bankruptcy protection for its casino. The tribe says the Santa Ysabel Casino qualifies for bankruptcy as an unincorporated company. The claim comes in response to...

Republican candidate wants to amend IGRA to limit casinos (August 23, 2012)

Tribal leaders in Arizona slammed a Republican candidate for Congress on Wednesday for his stance on amending the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Leaders of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and the San Carlos Apache Tribe criticized Republican Jonathan Paton for...

Cherokee Nation to file lawsuit for UKB gaming land decision (August 23, 2012)

The Cherokee Nation is going straight to federal court to dispute a decision that allows the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians to keep its casino open. Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree previously said the tribe would file a...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shares $1.5M under casino deal (August 23, 2012)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe paid $1.5 million to the city of Taunton, Massachusetts, for agreeing to host a casino. The payment covers pre-mitigation costs of the $500 million casino. It was due within 30 days of the Legislature's approval of...