9th Circuit backs Tohono O'odham Nation land-into-trust bid (September 11, 2012)

The Tohono O'odham Nation is getting closer to its goal of opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona thanks to a decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The tribe acquired a total of 135 acres near the city of...

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe updates casino event space (September 11, 2012)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe spent $5 million to upgrade an event space at its casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Potawatomi Bingo Casino can host 1,200 for banquets, 135 vendor booths for exhibitions or 3,500 for receptions, The Milwaukee Business...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces opposition in gaming case (September 11, 2012)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is facing opposition in its bid to join a lawsuit that challenges H.3702, the Massachusetts gaming law. The state and K.G. Urban Enterprises, a non-Indian developer, will likely oppose the tribe's motion to intervene, The Boston...

Cow Creek Band objects to Coquille Tribe's bid for new casino (September 11, 2012)

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians says the Coquille Tribe shouldn't try to open a second casino in Oregon. In a statement, the Cow Creek Band called the proposal "disappointing and outrageous." The tribe's attorney, Wayne Shammel,...

Michigan sues Sault Tribe to block off-reservation casino plan (September 11, 2012)

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed suit against the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in hopes of stopping an off-reservation casino. The tribe has yet to secure land for the $245 million casino in Lansing. But Schuette claims...

Dave Palermo: Sports wagering and impacts on tribal gaming (September 11, 2012)

"Should Congress or the U.S. Supreme Court reverse federal law prohibiting sports wagering, there appears to be a difference in opinion as to who might benefit most from sports books in California: American Indian tribes, card clubs or thoroughbred racetracks....

NIGA: Putting Indian gaming on the political agenda for 2012 (September 11, 2012)

"The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) hit the road in August to take our issues to the policy makers attending the Republican and Democratic Conventions. NIGA had a strong presence at both Conventions as the Chairman and Executive Director met...