State asks court to wait for BIA answer on Wampanoag pact (September 21, 2012)

The state of Massachusetts is asking a federal judge to wait for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to make a decision on a Class III gaming compact for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The compact was sent to the BIA in...

Seneca Nation casino compact brings big money to New York (September 21, 2012)

The Seneca Nation has contributed $471 million to the state of New York under the Class III gaming compact. The deal requires the tribe to share 25 percent of slot machine revenues. In exchange, the state promised a zone of...

City concerned about Coquille Tribe's plan for second casino (September 21, 2012)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is running into more opposition in its bid to open a second casino. The city council in Medford, Oregon, will send a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs expressing concerns about the proposal. But...

Bettor Golf: Tribal casinos in Northeast offer up great options (September 21, 2012)

"The nationwide explosion of casino gambling has fueled an interesting side effect -- casino golf courses, which are often of better quality and at lower prices than their non-casino peers. Since the casino boom started in the Northeast, it is...

Colorado group weighs next move for off-reservation casino (September 21, 2012)

A group of non-Indian developers is weighing its next move after Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) expressed strong opposition to off-reservation gaming. The Sleeping Giant Group wants to build a casino in the northwestern part of the state. A tribal...

Harold Monteau: Mashpee Wampanoag compact is worst ever (September 21, 2012)

"The tribal-state gaming compact between the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, recently submitted to the Department of Interior (DOI or Secretary) appears to have bumped Montana (tribes treated like tavern owners) out of 1st place...