Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino land-into-trust (September 25, 2012)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is confident its land-into-trust application will survive the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision restricts the land-into-trust process to tribes that were "under federal jurisdiction" in 1934. The Mashpees didn't...

Public hearing set for liquor license at Chumash Tribe's casino (September 25, 2012)

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will hold a hearing next month on a liquor license at the casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The tribe is seeking to expand the sale of liquor at...

Local leader takes aim at Seneca Nation off-reservation casino (September 25, 2012)

A city council member in Buffalo, New York, wants to foreclose on the Seneca Nation off-reservation casino. Michael J. LoCurto says the tribe has reneged on its deal for the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. He wants the city to reclaim...

City weighs next step in Tohono O'odham Nation casino battle (September 25, 2012)

The city council in Glendale, Arizona, will decide whether to continue fighting the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino in the courts. The tribe plans to open the West Valley Resort on 135 acres of newly acquired land near Glendale. The...

City hires lobbyist for Los Coyotes Band off-reservation casino (September 25, 2012)

The city of Barstow, California, has a hired a lobbyist to help gain approval of an off-reservation casino for the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians. The lobbyist, Joe A. Gonsalves & Son, will work at the state...

Little Traverse Bay Bands plans to spend $26M on new casino (September 25, 2012)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan plans to spend $26 million on a second gaming facility, The Petoskey News-Review reports. The tribe's Class III gaming compact authorizes two casinos. The $140 million Odawa Casino Resort has...