Graton Rancheria casino causes big spike in local land sales (March 21, 2013)

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria of California spent $100 million for its 254-acre casino site back in 2005. The deal amounted to what seemed like a hefty $393,700 per acre. But now that the casino is under construction, local...

Menominee Nation still confident on off-reservation casino (March 21, 2013)

Menominee Nation Chairman Craig Corn expects a decision on his tribe's off-reservation casino by the end of the month, The Kenosha News reports. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a final environmental impact statement for the casino in Kenosha, Wisconsin....

Viejas Band ready to welcome visitors to $36M casino hotel (March 21, 2013)

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians in California is hosting a grand opening for its $36 million casino hotel tonight. The 128-room, five-story hotel sits next to the Viejas Casino. The tribe hopes to attract locals and reward frequent gamblers...

Editorial: Drop challenge to Poarch Creek gaming enterprise (March 21, 2013)

The Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama. The Cullman Times on the battle between Attorney General Luther Strange and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians: Attorney General Luther Strange is at odds with National Indian Gaming Commission...

Sheila Morago: Tribal casinos impact economy in Oklahoma (March 21, 2013)

Sheila Morago, the executive director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, on tribal contributions to the economy in Oklahoma: For 26 years, the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association and its members have worked to advance the welfare of Oklahoma's Indian peoples...

Little Traverse Bay Bands to present plan for second casino (March 21, 2013)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will face a public meeting next month on plans for a second casino. The tribe wants to build a $26 million facility with 550 slot machines on trust land near Mackinaw City....

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaiting action on Class III deal (March 21, 2013)

Rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe signed a new Class III gaming compact with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Wednesday and now it's up to state lawmakers...

Pauma Band wins decision in Class III gaming compact suit (March 21, 2013)

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians of California doesn't have to follow a Class III gaming compact that included a high revenue sharing rate, a federal judge ruled on Monday. The Pauma Band signed a compact in 1999 that authorized...