Tuolumne Band ready to open $22M hotel at casino on May 1 (March 20, 2013)

Artist's rendering of the new hotel at the Black Oak Casino. The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians in California will debut a $22 million hotel at the Black Oak Casino to the public on May 1. The 148-room facility...

Poll: Support remains strong for tribal casino industry in Idaho (March 20, 2013)

The Coeur d'Alene Resort, owned by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. The Spokesman Review sees overwhelming support for Indian gaming in Idaho: 148 of 180 respondents (82.22%) said they want the Idaho Legislature to reject legislation that would challenge the...

Column: Key players in debate for expanded gaming in Florida (March 20, 2013)

Marc W. Dunbar on the state of gaming in Florida, including the Seminole Tribe: Lots of talk is circulating over what’s going on in Florida, the last big market in North America. As the Florida Gaming Committees in its Legislature...

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe fights off-reservation casino (March 20, 2013)

[YouTube: Wisconsin Gaming Is For Wisconsin] The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe remains opposed to an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation. The Potawatomis operate a casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Menominees are proposing a facility in Kenosha, about 40...

NIGC again affirms legality of Poarch Creek Class II operation (March 20, 2013)

The Wind Creek Casino in Atmore, Alabama. The National Indian Gaming Commission is once again confirming the legality of the Class II games offered by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. In a letter to Alabama Attorney General Luther...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reaches new Class III casino deal (March 20, 2013)

Rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and Gov. Deval Patrick (D) finalized a new Class III gaming compact that includes a high revenue-sharing rate. The agreement requires the...