Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe defends Class III gaming deal (May 16, 2013)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe called on Massachusetts lawmakers to approve its Class III gaming compact. The deal requires the tribe to share 21 percent of revenues...

Bay Mills off-reservation casino still in limbo amid litigation (May 16, 2013)

Despite winning one round in court, the Bay Mills Indian Community in Michigan faces obstacles in reopening its off-reservation casino. The site in Vanderbilt was acquired in connection with the Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act. However the land has...

Oneida Nation negotiates a new Class III gaming compact (May 16, 2013)

The Oneida Nation has reached a new Class III gaming compact with the state of New York, according to news reports. The tribe has agreed to share 25 percent of slot machine revenues with the state. In exchange, the compact...

Ho-Chunk Nation defends legality of electronic poker game (May 16, 2013)

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is defending the legality of its electronic poker games. The tribe installed the games at Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, a Class II facility in DeJope. A February 2009 opinion from the National Indian Gaming Commission confirmed...

Eastern Cherokees see boost in casino per capita payment (May 16, 2013)

Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina are seeing an increase in their casino per capita payment. The tribe makes two payments every year. This first payment will be $4,023, up 6 percent from the first...

Eastern Shoshone Tribe planning $38M expansion at casino (May 16, 2013)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming is planning a $38 million expansion of its casino. The tribe will add 165,000 square-feet to the Shoshone Rose Casino, The Riverton Ranger reports. Plans call for a 100-room hotel, an indoor water park,...

Column: Tohono O'odham Nation's casino a bit of 'revenge' (May 16, 2013)

Artist's rendering of the proposed West Valley Resort. Image from Tohono O'odham Nation. Columnist supports off-reservation casino for the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona: It all started when some land on the Tohono O'odham Nation was flooded due to some...