City council backs Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino bid in New Mexico (January 8, 2013)

The city council in Las Cruces, New Mexico, approved a resolution supporting the Fort Sill Apache Tribe casino plan. The tribe's headquarters are in Oklahoma but its ancestral territory is in southern New Mexico. The Apache Homelands Casino would mark...

Mohegan Tribe expects Memorial Day debut for New Jersey casino (January 8, 2013)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is aiming for a Memorial Day opening for a new bar at its casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The tribe agreed to manage the historic Resorts Casino Hotel, the oldest gaming facility in Atlantic...

Non-Indian firm asks court to force casino bids in Massachusetts (January 8, 2013)

A non-Indian developer is asking a federal judge to force the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to open the casino bidding process. K.G. Urban Enterprises wants to bid on a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The firm says restricting bids to "a federally...

Council wants governor to approve Menominee Nation casino bid (January 8, 2013)

The common council in Kenosha, Wisconsin, voted 12-2 on a resolution supporting the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino. The council will send a letter to Gov. Scott Walker (R), asking him to approve the casino. Members also want a sit-down meeting...

IPR: Michigan says Supreme Court serious about Bay Mills casino (January 8, 2013)

"The U.S. Supreme Court made a move Monday that may indicate it’s interested in deciding the fate of a northern Michigan casino. The Vanderbilt Casino was opened quietly by the Bay Mills Indian Community in 2010, and it was shuttered...

Debate expected on expansion of non-Indian gaming in New York (January 8, 2013)

Lawmakers in New York are expected to debate an expansion of non-Indian gaming this year. Non-Indian gaming is allowed in some regions of the state but tribes maintain exclusive rights in their areas. A proposal to allow up to...