Rep. Markey and Rep. Keating statement on Mashpee Wampanoag Class III gaming compact (October 12, 2012)

The following is a press release from Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) and Rep. Bill Keating (D-Massachusetts). Several members of Massachusetts’ House delegation today expressed disappointment in the decision by Department of the Interior Secretary Salazar issued a decision today to...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe statement on Class III gaming compact (October 12, 2012)

Cedric Cromwell, the chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, issued the following statement after learning that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has rejected a Class III gaming compact with the state of Massachusetts. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has...

BIA statement on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Class III gaming compact (October 12, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has rejected the Class III gaming compact submitted by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the state of Massachusetts, saying it did not comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. BIA spokesperson Nedra Darling issued the...

Tribal casino crime reports from South Dakota and New Mexico (October 12, 2012)

A former employee pleaded guilty to stealing from the casino owned by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota said. Michelle Carrier, 36, admitted to wire fraud and theft. She was the payroll clerk at...

Opinion: Tax rules about tribes and casinos you may not know (October 12, 2012)

"Of all the specialized tax rules for unique entities, the federal tax rules governing Native American tribes may be least understood. The only contact many Americans have with Native Americans is via Indian casinos. Here are six tax rules about...

Kiowa Tribe looking to refinance $46M in gaming related debts (October 12, 2012)

The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is looking to refinance $46 million in gaming debt, The Native American Times reports. Refinancing would allow the tribe to lower its debt by about $5 million, the paper said. The deal requires a waiver...

Winnebago Tribe proposes $110M commercial casino in Iowa (October 12, 2012)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is proposing a $110 million commercial casino in downtown Sioux City, Iowa. Ho-Chunk Inc, the tribe's economic development corporation, formed a new company to bid for the license. Two options for the land-based casino will...

Coquille Tribe planning only Class II gaming for second facility (October 12, 2012)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon says its second casino will only offer Class II gaming. The tribe recently acquired properties in Medford for the proposed casino. The plan has stirred controversy but a spokesperson was confident about its success because...

Woman charged for arson incident at Tachi-Yokut Tribe casino (October 12, 2012)

A woman was charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to an American flag inside the casino owned by the Tachi-Yokut Tribe of California. Margaret Barrios, 34, lit the flag on fire near the gift shop at the Tachi Palace...