First Nations in British Columbia plan to open their own casinos (March 7, 2013)

Some First Nations in British Columbia are planning to open casinos on their reserves after failing to get the province to come to the table. The British Columbia First Nations Gaming Initiative formed in 2010 to get the issue on...

Tribal slot machine revenues grew by 6.4 percent in New Mexico (March 7, 2013)

Tribal casinos in New Mexico saw slot machine revenues grow by 6.4 percent in 2012, The Albuquerque Journal reports. Net win from slot machines at tribal casinos was $759.6 million, according to the New Mexico Gaming Control Board. Of that...

Judge won't move Graton Rancheria casino suit to federal court (March 7, 2013)

A judge in California set a trial date for a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria from opening a casino. The tribe already started work on the Graton Resort and Casino after winning approval of its...

Soo Tribe continues off-reservation casino pursuit despite ruling (March 7, 2013)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians won't drop plans for an off-reservation casino in Michigan despite a judge's ruling barring them from moving forward without the approval of all of the state's tribes. A provision in the Class...

BIA extends comments on Coquille Tribe casino land application (March 7, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period on the Coquille Tribe casino land-into-trust application. Comments were due March 6 but the BIA agreed to a 60-day extension. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) asked for more time. "It's...

Massachusetts Gaming Commission weighs tribal casino option (March 7, 2013)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will meet March 21 to discuss a casino in the southeastern region of the state. H.3702, the state's gaming law, sets aside the casino for "a federally recognized tribe." The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is pursuing the...