Oregon governor backs tribes in bid to reject non-Indian casino (October 5, 2012)

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) says approving a non-Indian casino will break promises made to tribes. Kitzhaber will appear in a campaign ad for It's Still A Bad Idea Committee, asking voters to reject the proposed casino. The committee is...

Law Article: Ramifications of Seneca Nation casino pact dispute (October 5, 2012)

"The Seneca Nation and State of New York are currently embroiled in arbitration to resolve the Nation's claim that the State violated the negotiated Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact by allowing non- Indian land-based gaming within its Class III gaming...

Opinion: Pascua Yaqui Tribe shows how Internet gaming is here (October 5, 2012)

"Over the past several years, a major topic of discussion at virtually every gaming conference in the United States has centered on one statement: "The question is not whether we will have internet gaming, but when." The "when" seems to...

Santa Ysabel Band won't pursue appeal over casino bankruptcy (October 5, 2012)

The Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians in California won't pursue an appeal in its casino bankruptcy case, a spokesperson said. In September, Judge Peter W. Bowie ruled that the Santa Ysabel Casino isn't eligible for federal bankruptcy protection. The...

Omaha Tribe starts construction on new gaming facility in Iowa (October 5, 2012)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska broke ground on a new gaming facility on its trust land in Iowa. The tribe is building a temporary structure to replace CasinoOmaha, which closed last year due to flooding on the Missouri River....

Opinion: Off-reservation casino is too costly for the community (October 5, 2012)

"In a recent letter to the editor in the Appeal-Democrat, Enterprise Rancheria community relations spokesman Charles Altekruse wrote, "'Crime, alcoholism, broken homes' — Hello! They're already here!" Going back to my bar simile — does he mean that since we...

Global Gaming Expo panel discusses IGRA as law hits milestone (October 5, 2012)

It seems hard to believe but the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 will turn 25 next year. "That time has flown by," Tony Sanchez Jr., the president of the board of directors for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, said...

ICT interview with Tracie Stevens, Tulalip, chairwoman of NIGC (October 5, 2012)

"National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Chairwoman Tracie Stevens proudly reported at the 2011 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) that the commission was “new and improved.” This claim came just a year after she and her colleagues—Vice Chairwoman Stephanie Cochran and Associate...