Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe puts second site in gaming deal (March 28, 2013)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe included a second site in its Class III gaming compact with the state of Massachusetts. But Chairman Cedric Cromwell said the...

Hearing on Little Traverse Bay Bands casino bid rescheduled (March 28, 2013)

A public hearing on a second casino for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan has been rescheduled. The meeting will take place April 23 in Mackinaw City, Up North Live reports. The tribe operates the Odawa...

Money slowly dries up for California casino mitigation grants (March 28, 2013)

Gaming mitigation funds are slowly drying up in California, The Santa Maria Sun reports. According to the California Department of Finance, gaming mitigation funds were $30 million in 2010. The amount dropped to $9.2 million for 2011 and 2012, the...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe confirms member as interim gaming CEO (March 28, 2013)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona has confirmed Alex Amador as interim chief executive officer of its gaming operation. Amador replaces longtime CEO Wendell Long, who is leaving today to work at a tribal casino in Michigan, The Arizona Daily...

Column: Poarch Creek donation accepted by casino opponent (March 28, 2013)

The Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama. Bob Martin of The Montgomery Independent on how a $100,000 donation from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians ended up in the hands of Attorney General Luther Strange, who is...

Wiyot Tribe agrees to hold off on casino near wildlife refuge (March 28, 2013)

The Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge in California. Photo © Gary Todoroff. The Wiyot Tribe of California has agreed to hold off on a casino on its reservation under a Class III gaming compact with the state. The tribe...

Jerry Brown: North Fork casino intrudes on Chowchilla lands (March 28, 2013)

Jerry Brown, the chairman of the Chowchilla Tribe of Yokuts, explains opposition to the North Fork Rancheria off-reservation casino: We the members of the Chowchilla Tribe of Yokuts have the rightful claim to the ancestral land on which the North...