Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for BIA on off-reservation casino (August 29, 2012)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is in a holding pattern for its off-reservation casino. The tribe submitted its land-into-trust application for casino in Beloit to the Bureau of Indian Affairs a couple of months ago. It could take years for...

Dry Creek Rancheria reaches a new deal for casino fire services (August 29, 2012)

The Dry Creek Rancheria of California reached a new deal for fire services at its casino. The tribe was considering its own fire department to handle calls at the River Rock Casino and on the reservation. But the tribe will...

GOP candidate strikes back at criticism over IGRA amendments (August 29, 2012)

The Republican candidate for Arizona's 1st Congressional District is trying to turn tribal criticism of his stance on Indian gaming into a weapon against his Democratic foe. In response to a candidates' survey from a conservative organization, Jonathan Paton said...

Liquor sales at Eastern Cherokee casino pay tribal commission (August 29, 2012)

Liquor sales at the casino owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina are proving to be self-sufficient as some members question the high salaries being paid to the tribe's Alcoholic Beverage and Control Commission. The five...

County questioning Spokane Tribe off-reservation gaming deal (August 29, 2012)

Some officials in Spokane County, Washington, are trying to back out of gaming deal with the Spokane Tribe. The deal requires the tribe to pay $600,000 to the county and the city of Airway Heights for the first year of...

Pokagon Band includes casino in land-into-trust plan in Indiana (August 29, 2012)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians could be opening a fourth casino, this one in Indiana. The tribe recently started the land-into-trust process for a 164-acre site near South Bend. Although the primary purpose will be housing, plans include a...

Q&A: Attorney Michael McBride talks tribal gaming in Oklahoma (August 29, 2012)

"Q: How big of an industry is Indian gaming in Oklahoma? A: There are about 114 tribal casinos in Oklahoma. In 2011, the Oklahoma Indian gaming industry produced approximately $3.5 billion in revenue. Since Oklahoma and tribal governments began signing...

GGB: Tribes rethink views as Internet gaming debate continues (August 29, 2012)

"Just days after his election as chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association in January 2010, Danny Tucker, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation near San Diego, expressed his concerns about internet gambling. Testifying before a...