Saginaw Chippewa Tribe announces casino expansion plan (February 12, 2013)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan announced plans to expand the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino. The 32,900 square-foot casino will grow to over 122,000 square-feet. The tribe plans to add 150 rooms and a diner, to the facility "The time...

Graton Rancheria unveils drawings for $800M casino resort (February 12, 2013)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria of California unveiled drawings of its $800 million casino that's slated to open later this year. The Graton Resort and Casino will be a single-story building that was designed to reflect the local...

MPBN: Maine tribes support bill for electronic beano games (February 12, 2013)

'Native American tribes in Maine are hoping to hold on to a gaming niche by modernizing and expanding beano. A proposed bill would allow all five tribes to operate electronic high stakes beano, where players can opt to compete at...

Mayor appears open to Tohono O'odham Nation casino plan (February 12, 2013)

The new mayor of Glendale, Arizona, said he would negotiate a casino deal with the Tohono O'odham Nation if the tribe prevails in court. Mayor Jerry Weiers was elected in November 2012. He said he had concerns about the West...

Coquille Tribe sees movement on gaming land-into-trust bid (February 12, 2013)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is moving forward with plans for a second gaming facility. The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application for a 2.42-acre property in the city of Medford. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has asked the city to...

Jena Band set to open Class II gaming facility on Wednesday (February 12, 2013)

The 46,000-square-foot Jena Choctaw Pines Casino will feature more than 700 gaming devices, poker tables, a sports bar and a buffet.

Rincon Band wins BIA approval for Class III gaming compact (February 12, 2013)

In a first for a California tribe, the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians has won federal approval of its Class III gaming compact. In August 2010, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) negotiated...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails good news on gaming plan (February 12, 2013)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe got some good news from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as it pursues a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The tribe's proposed casino site in Taunton qualifies for an exception in Section 20 of the Indian Gaming...