Arbitration panel named for Seneca Nation compact dispute (September 19, 2012)

An arbitration panel of three members has been named to resolve a Class III gaming compact dispute between the Seneca Nation and the state of New York. The panel will be chaired by Judith S. Kaye, a former state court...

Group seeks to intervene in Massachusetts gaming law case (September 19, 2012)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts isn't the only one trying to join a lawsuit that challenges H.3702, the state's gaming law. The tribe filed a motion to intervene, claiming it has a right to a casino under the Indian...

Tsuu T'ina Nation announces plan for $65M casino expansion (September 19, 2012)

The Tsuu T'ina Nation of Alberta plans to spend $65 million to expand its casino. Plans for the Grey Eagle Casino include a 178-room hotel with conference and banquet facilities, a 2,000 seat entertainment venue and more floor space for...

Opinion: New bill allows Native Hawaiians to fall under IGRA (September 19, 2012)

"Until now the bill prohibited the Akaka tribe from engaging in any form of gambling in Hawaii or anywhere else. The new version authorizes full-blown tribal casinos in Hawaii if the state ever legalizes any form of gambling, even only...

Colorado governor not open to off-reservation gaming plans (September 19, 2012)

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) does not support off-reservation gaming, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia (D) said. The Ute Tribe of Utah wants to open a casino near its trust land in Colorado. And a group of non-Indian developers is pitching...

Muscogee citizen calls for bulldozing of Poarch Creek casino (September 19, 2012)

Eli Grayson, a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, knows how the Poarch Creek Band of Indians can address concerns about a casino on a sacred site in Alabama. "A bulldozer. Just bulldoze the casino, the entertainment venue, the...

Tribes spend $9.6M on lobbying amid New York gaming push (September 19, 2012)

Tribes have spent $9.8 million on lobbyists and campaign contributions in New York state since 2005, according to a new report, an amount that's dwarfed by spending from non-Indian gaming interests. According to the Common Cause New York report, tribes...