Poarch Band faces two lawsuits amid $246M casino expansion (February 21, 2013)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is facing two lawsuits as it undertakes a $246 million casino expansion project. The first lawsuit was filed last December by the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma. The Muscogees say the Poarch Band has violated...

Gaming regulators want information from Mashantucket Tribe (February 21, 2013)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut wants to open a casino in Massachusetts and gaming regulators are eager to hear more about the plan. The tribe is partnering with a developer to bid on a casino in the eastern...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band analyzes traffic in new casino study (February 21, 2013)

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California says its new casino will increase traffic. The tribe anticipates 1,362 daily trips to the Tortoise Rock Casino. The facility could open later this year. The tribe operates the Spotlight 29...

Florida Legislature seeks proposals for gaming industry study (February 21, 2013)

The Florida Legislature is requesting proposals for a two-part study on the gaming industry. The Invitation to Negotiate calls for a detailed analysis of the Seminole Tribe. The study must examine whether to extend the tribe's Class III gaming compact,...

8th Circuit won't rehear Fond du Lac Band gaming deal dispute (February 21, 2013)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals won't rehear a gaming dispute involving the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The city of Duluth, Minnesota, asked the full court to revisit the case after a three-judge panel ruled...

Bill for liquor license at Nez Perce Tribe's casino moves forward (February 21, 2013)

A bill that would allow the Nez Perce Tribe to sell liquor at its casino is moving toward a final vote in the Idaho House. The tribe already sells beer and wine at the Clearwater River Casino. As part of...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe tops list of casino lobbying in 2012 (February 21, 2013)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts ramped up its lobbying expenditures in 2012 even as the rest of the gaming industry spent less, the Associated Press reports. The tribe spent more than double the $277,000 from 2011, the AP reported....