Winnebago Tribe wins local support for casino project in Iowa (February 5, 2013)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is winning local support for its proposed commercial casino in Iowa. Commissioners in Dakota County and Thurston County, both in Nebraska, voted to support the Warrior Casino & Hotel. The $122 million facility would...

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation marks fifth anniversary of casino (February 5, 2013)

The Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation of Alberta celebrated the fifth anniversary of its casino. The Eagle River Casino is Alberta's fifth Native casino. It survived the recession and will soon be expanding with an RV park and possibly a hotel....

Oneida Nation to hire 150 people as part of casino expansion (February 5, 2013)

The Oneida Nation of New York is hiring 150 people as part of a $25 million expansion at its casino. The tribe is adding an entertainment venue to the Turning Stone Resort Casino. The "Exit 33" complex will include a...

Law Article: Indian gaming under the next Interior Secretary (February 5, 2013)

"In March, Ken Salazar will leave his well-appointed office at the helm of the Department of the Interior and return to Colorado, which he represented in the Senate until his 2009 nomination and unanimous confirmation as Secretary. The President’s second...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waiting for ruling on casino land (February 5, 2013)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is still waiting to hear from the Bureau of Indian Affairs on its casino land-into-trust application. In a December 31, 2012, letter, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the BIA would determine whether the tribe...

Radio: City open to non-Indian casino by Seneca Nation land (February 5, 2013)

"Governor Cuomo is reportedly putting together a proposal that would see a second, non-Indian operate casino open in downtown Niagara Falls. The question is whether the market could sustain another casino. The state remains locked in an already lengthy contract...

Sen. Feinstein questions new casino land-into-trust strategy (February 5, 2013)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) is asking the Obama administration to pull back its new litigation policy regarding land-into-trust acquisitions. Litigation historically has prompted the Bureau of Indian Affairs to "self-stay" the acquisition until the case is resolved. But the Obama...