Chickasaw Nation exits from deal to buy non-Indian casinos (February 4, 2013)

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma has withdrawn from a deal to buy two non-Indian gaming facilities for $125 million. Global Gaming Solutions, a tribal subsidiary, planned to buy DiamondJacks casinos in Bossier City, Louisiana, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. But the tribe...

Blog: Shakopee Tribe casino per capita comes to $1M a year (February 4, 2013)

"A generation ago, according to a report by the New York Times, members of the Shakopee Mdewakanton of Minnesota were living "in a motley collection of beat-up trailer homes, melting snow for bath water when wells froze over because they...

Yurok Tribe defends plan to finance casino with trust payout (February 4, 2013)

The Yurok Tribe of California is defending plans to use a portion of a $27.5 million trust settlement to build a casino resort. The tribe wants to use about $10 million of the settlement to build a casino and a...

Texas bill would allow tribes to open casinos on reservations (February 4, 2013)

A bill in the Texas Legislature would allow federally recognized tribes to operate casinos on their reservations. The bill would require voters to authorize non-Indian casinos and slot machine facilities throughout the state. A new Texas Gaming Commission would be...

Navajo Nation to open major casino resort in Arizona in May (February 4, 2013)

The Navajo Nation expects to open its first gaming facility in Arizona in May. The Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort is located off a major interstate near Flagstaff. The tribe is spending $175 million on the first phase of the...

New York governor wants casino in Seneca Nation's territory (February 4, 2013)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is proposing a non-Indian casino in Niagara Falls, where the Seneca Nation operates a gaming facility. The tribe's Class III gaming compact promises a zone of exclusivity. But Cuomo believes “ending the Indian monopoly...

Editorial: Don't approve Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (February 4, 2013)

"The Spokane Tribe is but two signatures away from approval of its decadelong effort to build a casino in Airway Heights. May those pens run dry. Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs said it would support the tribe’s...