Two Democrats join bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (April 11, 2013)
Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Two Democrats are co-sponsoring a bill that would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening an off-reservation casino in Arizona. During her campaign, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick...
Judge removes attorneys in unauthorized Mohawk casino case (April 11, 2013)
A federal judge said two attorneys cannot represent three men who are accused of operating a casino that was not authorized by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York The Kanienkehaka Longhouse’s Men’s Council hired Scott Moore and Brian...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe asks gaming panel for information (April 11, 2013)
Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is asking the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to disclose the names of lawmakers and consultants who have provided advice about gaming issues. Commission...
Lawmakers in Texas hold first hearing on legalization of casinos (April 11, 2013)
The Texas Senate Committee on Business & Commerce held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the legalization of casinos in the state. SJR 64 creates a gaming commission that will award licenses for up to 21 gaming facilities across the...
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes spent $6.8M on Internet gaming site (April 11, 2013)
The Universal Entertainment Group was paid even as the tribe was involved in a leadership dispute that nearly resulted in the freezing of $6.4 million in its bank accounts.
Bill introduced to ratify North Fork off-reservation gaming pact (April 11, 2013)
A bill was introduce to ratify a Class III gaming compact between the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the state of California. The tribe received federal and state approval to open an off-reservation casino. The 350-acre gaming site...
Judge won't force ruling on Wyandotte Nation casino in Kansas (April 11, 2013)
A federal judge refused to order the Obama administration to make a decision on the Wyandotte Nation off-reservation casino application in Kansas.
Florida governor approves ban on electronic gaming machines (April 11, 2013)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed into law a ban on electronic gaming machines, a move that will shut down more than 1,000 non-Indian operations across the state. HB 155 bans electronic devices except for the ones operated by the...