NIGC chairwoman announces chief of staff, training manager (March 25, 2013)

Chairwoman Tracie Stevens of the National Indian Gaming Commission announced two additions to her staff. Christinia Thomas, a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, is serving as chief of staff. She comes to NIGC from her tribe's gaming...

Wilton Rancheria hopes to rebuild future with gaming facility (March 25, 2013)

After losing federal recognition and its reservation, the Wilton Rancheria of California is hoping to rebuild its future by turning to Indian gaming. The tribe is working with Boyd Gaming on a casino at a 160-acre site near the city...

Tribes in Arizona post 7.6 percent boost in gaming revenues (March 25, 2013)

Casino Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photo Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Tribes in Arizona are seeing revenues rebound at their gaming facilities, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report. Revenues were $1.76 billion in in 2011, a 7.3...

Tribal Leaders: Oppose Sault Tribe off-reservation casino bid (March 25, 2013)

Rendering of the proposed Kewadin Lansing Casino. Homer Mandoka, the chairman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians, and Dennis Kequom, the chief of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, explain their opposition to an off-reservation casino for the Sault...

Connecticut tribes turn to federal grants as casinos struggle (March 25, 2013)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are seeking more government aid as their casinos continue to struggle, the Associated Press reports. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation received $1 million from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 2008, right before the recession...

Eastern Cherokees make big impact on economy with casino (March 25, 2013)

Gaming has been good for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and for the economy in western North Carolina The Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort employs 2,500 people, about 400 of whom are tribal members. “The bottom line is about...

Bill Iyall: Court decision won't stop Cowlitz Tribe casino plan (March 25, 2013)

A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. Bill Iyall, the chairman of the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington, remains confident of a casino for his people: A recent Columbian front-page article reporting on a federal court decision about the...