Federal Register notice on Self-Regulation of Class II Gaming (April 4, 2013)

From the Federal Register: The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) amends its regulation for the review and approval of petitions seeking the issuance of a certificate for tribal self-regulation of Class II gaming. Federal Register Notice: Self-Regulation of...

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe willing to ax land claim for casino (April 4, 2013)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas is willing to drop its land claim in exchange for a casino. A federal court said the tribe deserves $270 million for being deprived of its land rights. H.R.1144, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Equal...

Chukchansi Tribe failed to make $12M casino bond payment (April 4, 2013)

The Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, California. Photo © Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians. The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California missed a $12 million casino bond payment on April 1, triggering a 30-day...

Georgia lawmaker wants state to consider casino with tribe (April 4, 2013)

A lawmaker in Georgia is urging the state to negotiate a tribal casino deal. Rep. Rusty Kidd (I) doesn't say which tribe is interested in coming to Georgia. But he says a casino could stimulate the economy in a region...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band set to break ground on new casino (April 4, 2013)

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California is about to break ground on its second casino, The Desert Trail reports. The 30,000 square-foot Tortoise Rock Casino will feature 500 slot machines, seven table games, a deli and a...

Elaine Fink: North Fork Rancheria connected to gaming site (April 4, 2013)

Elaine Bethel-Fink, the chairwoman of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, on her tribe's connection to off-reservation gaming site: The myth that the first peoples of this region lived in segmented tribal territories somehow clearly marked and separated from...