BIA hosts meeting on Pokagon Band casino-land-into-trust bid (September 28, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs held a public hearing on the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians land-into-trust application. The tribe submitted an application for a 164-acre site near South Bend, Indiana. Although the primary purpose will be housing, plans include...

Cities benefit from Graton Rancheria casino mitigation money (September 28, 2012)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria is required to make $416,918 in annual casino mitigation payments to four cities in Sonoma County, California. The payments are listed in the record of decision that was approved by the National Indian Gaming...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe firm on exclusivity in gaming compact (September 28, 2012)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York won't give up exclusivity provisions in its Class III gaming compact, a spokesperson said. The compact promises the tribe a zone of exclusivity in eight counties in exchange for sharing revenues with...

Letter: Make Fond du Lac Band feel the pain in gaming dispute (September 28, 2012)

"In 2009, the tribe unilaterally stopped making payments to the city. Both parties made the original contract in “good faith” and now that “good faith” was broken. If it was a bad deal, so be it: Cancel the deal and...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe negotiates new Class III gaming deal (September 28, 2012)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) are negotiating a new Class III gaming compact. The two sides sat down on August 23, Central Michigan Life reported. But no details are being released. “The tribe is currently...

Mohegan Tribe making layoffs of more than 300 casino workers (September 28, 2012)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is laying off more than 300 employees and has replaced the chief executive officer at its casino. Some 282 employees are being eliminated immediately at Mohegan Sun, The New London Day reported. Another 46 will...