Litigation over Cowlitz Tribe's casino land application drags on (October 17, 2012)

Litigation over the proposed Cowlitz Tribe casino is reaching the two year mark, The Columbian reports. There have been no major hearings or decisions in the case, which was filed in January 2011 after the Bureau of Indian Affairs approved...

Indian gaming supports $10.8B economic impact in Oklahoma (October 17, 2012)

Tribes in Oklahoma contribute $10.8 billion a year to the state's economy, with Indian gaming accounting for $7.6 billion of the impact, according to a new study. Tribes operate over 100 gaming facilities, the most of any state. Their casinos...

Casino panel in waiting pattern for Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (October 17, 2012)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will wait for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick (D) to negotiate a new Class III compact, the chairman of the panel said. It's not clear when a new deal will emerge. "Our position...

Poarch Creeks suspend $246M casino expansion at sacred site (October 17, 2012)

The Poarch Creek Band of Indians in Alabama halted a $246 million casino expansion at a sacred site. The tribe agreed to suspend work on the Wind Creek Wetumpka as part of an agreement with the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma....

Backers of non-Indian casino in Oregon ending their campaign (October 17, 2012)

The backers of a non-Indian casino in Oregon are ending their campaign after acknowledging the project would fail at the polls in November. “Despite the enthusiasm that has greeted us as we literally made our way across Oregon, in the...

Redding Rancheria ousts residents to build new hotel at casino (October 17, 2012)

The Redding Rancheria of California is evicting two families to make way for a new hotel at its casino. The tribe removed Madeline Miller, a non-Indian, and her family from the property on Tuesday, The Redding Record-Searchlight reported. The tribe...