Law: Tribal immunity doesn't protect casino insurance company (August 30, 2012)

"Case name: Waltrip v. Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, No. 109030 (Okla. 06/26/12). Ruling: The Oklahoma Supreme Court held that a supervisor's workers' compensation claim against an Indian tribe and its insurer was reinstated against the insurer. What it means:...

Opinion: Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino helps economy (August 30, 2012)

"FOR hundreds of years the Spokane Tribe of Indians has lived and raised families across the many miles of the Spokane River Basin, including present city sites such as Airway Heights and Spokane. This region is the tribe's traditional ancestral...

DOI couldn't find documents for Cowlitz Tribe gaming decision (August 30, 2012)

A federal judge is giving the Obama administration more time to review a gaming decision for the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington after learning that the Interior Department couldn't find some documents. The documents were submitted by Clark County, whose officials...

Compact boosts employees at Eastern Cherokee casino to 2500 (August 30, 2012)

A new Class III gaming compact has boosted the number of employees at the casino owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to 2,500, The Smoky Mountain Times reports. The compact authorized live card dealers at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino...

Richard Gomez: Tribal casinos contribute to California economy (August 30, 2012)

"The California Nations Indian Gaming Association recently set out to measure the positive impact that tribal government gaming has on the state and local economies. In Santa Barbara County alone, more than 1,700 people have jobs thanks to our tribal...

Opinion: NIGC fails to assert leadership role on Internet gaming (August 30, 2012)

"A failure by the top federal regulator for American Indian casinos to take a leadership role on Internet wagering annoys tribal leaders who fear proposed congressional legislation to legalize cyberspace gambling will slight indigenous governments. The criticism reached its peak...