Redding Rancheria starts work on $40M expansion at casino (September 13, 2012)

The Redding Rancheria of California broke ground on a $40 million casino expansion project on Wednesday. The project includes an 84-room hotel, an outdoor swimming pool, an arcade, a fitness center and a 3,929-square-foot spa. The Win-River Casino is also...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for a casino under IGRA (September 13, 2012)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts says it's entitled to a casino under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The tribe says IGRA supersedes its land claim settlement act, which subjects the reservation to state jurisdiction. Otherwise, local laws bar gaming...

Seminole Tribe drops plans to open a casino in Atlantic City (September 13, 2012)

Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, has withdrawn plans for a casino in Atlantic City. The tribe proposed a $465 million facility on the boardwalk. But the economic climate wrecked those plans. “Hard Rock International has...

Opinion: Taking a gamble for a non-Indian casino in Oregon (September 13, 2012)

"What follows over the next three days is my non-expert citizen examination of Measures 82 and 83. My strong inclination is to oppose these measures; I believe gambling to be as dehumanizing and destructive as any addiction. I’m sorry that...

Paxton Myers departs as NIGC chief of staff after two years (September 13, 2012)

Paxton Myers is leaving the National Indian Gaming Commission after two years as its chief of staff. Myers, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina, joined the NIGC in August 2010. He's leaving to...

Litigation continues over Cowlitz Tribe casino land decision (September 13, 2012)

A lawsuit that aims to stop the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington from opening a casino continues in federal court. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's land-into-trust application in 2010. The decision came after the U.S. Supreme Court issued...

Editorial: Continue plan for Soo Tribe off-reservation casino (September 13, 2012)

"When it comes to pursuit of a casino to bolster economic development in the region, Greater Lansing can take a hint from an old British slogan: Keep calm and carry on. Attorney General Bill Schuette’s lawsuit opposing efforts of the...