Choctaw Nation sets grand opening for $60M casino expansion (November 29, 2012)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is hosting a grand opening this Saturday for a $60 million casino expansion project. The Choctaw Casino in Pocola is getting more slot machines, table games and restaurants. A hotel is also on the works...

2nd Circuit won't reconsider Shinnecock Nation casino dispute (November 29, 2012)

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday voted against reconsidering a casino dispute involving the Shinnecock Nation of New York. Prior to gaining federal recognition, the tribe started building a casino on a parcel of land owned in fee...

Los Coyotes Band presses BIA for off-reservation casino ruling (November 29, 2012)

The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians in California is still waiting for an answer on its off-reservation casino. Tribal leaders and officials from the city of Barstow met Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the new leader of the...

Mashpee Wampanoag chair says fix not needed for casino site (November 29, 2012)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts doesn't need a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar to open a casino, Chairman Cedric Cromwell said. The decision restricts the land-into-trust process to tribes that were "under federal...

Opinion: A look into the Seneca Nation casino compact dispute (November 29, 2012)

"To fully understand the casino, we need to separate exclusivity payments to the state of New York from the distrubution of these funds to the city. In laymen terms, the state has a contract with the Seneca Nation and the...