Connecticut tribes looking to increase police services at casinos (March 4, 2013)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are supporting a bill that would allow them to increase law enforcement services at their casinos. The Class III gaming compact requires tribes to pay the state for troopers at the...

Pros and Cons: The expansion of non-Indian gaming in New York (March 4, 2013)

Weighing the pros and cons of an expansion of non-Indian gaming in New York and the potential impact on the Oneida Nation, Robert Cardillo thinks the city of Utica should work with the tribe on other economic development projects: Our...

Ho-Chunk Nation says off-reservation casino comes in compact (March 4, 2013)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin says its Class III gaming compact includes authorization for a fourth casino. The compact doesn't set a limit on the location of the casino. So the tribe isn't worried about criteria set by Gov. Scott...

Wilton Rancheria plans a casino with land-into-trust application (March 4, 2013)

The Wilton Rancheria of California, a recently recognized tribe, is looking to join the Indian gaming industry. The tribe is submitting a land-into-trust application for 160 acres near the city of Galt. Plans call for a casino and potentially a...

BIA extends comments for Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino (March 4, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period on the Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino. The BIA issued the final environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development on February 1. Comments are now being accepted until May...

Dave Palermo: The downside of tribal success in casino industry (March 4, 2013)

Dave Palermo discusses how the success of tribal casinos has affected the gaming industry: Well, an accelerated growth of the commercial casino industry which, unfortunately for indigenous communities dependent on gambling revenue, has created additional competition for tribal operations. “Tribal...

Elaine Fink: Infighting on gaming undermines tribal sovereignty (March 4, 2013)

Elaine Fink, the chairwoman of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, discusses Indian opposition to her tribe's off-reservation casino: The North Fork Rancheria supports all tribes in their endeavors to restore and rebuild tribal legitimacy, cultures, resources, and lands....