Omaha Tribe to start work on permanent casino this March (January 15, 2013)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska plans to break ground on a permanent casino in March. The tribe reopened the Blackbird Bend Casino in a temporary, 6,800 square-foot building. A new facility could be ready by spring of 2014, according to...

Sen. Reid tried to move bill to help Texas tribes with gaming (January 15, 2013)

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, tried to move a bill that would help tribes in Texas open gaming facilities. Reid tried to "hotline" the bill on December 18, 2012, Politico reports. Republicans objected and the measure never...

City plans appeal after losing Fond du Lac Band casino case (January 15, 2013)

The mayor of Duluth, Minnesota said the city will ask the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a gaming dispute with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The city says 1994 agreement that requires the...

Lawmakers in Florida to authorize study of gaming impacts (January 15, 2013)

The Florida Senate Gaming Committee plans to authorize a study of the impacts of gaming. The study is expected to take two years. It will help determine whether lawmakers want to expand non-Indian gaming or negotiate a new Class III...

Seven groups submit $400K bid for casino in Massachusetts (January 15, 2013)

So far, seven groups have submitted applications -- including a non-refundable $400,000 fee -- to compete for a casino in Massachusetts. H.3702, the state's gaming law, authorizes three casinos in different regions of the state plus one slot machine parlor....