City moving slowly on Little Traverse Bay Bands casino project (July 12, 2013)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is being asked to provide more information about its proposed casino in Mackinaw City, Michigan. The tribe seemed to make a favorable impression at a public meeting in April. But the village...

NIGC consults tribes at meetings in Washington and Oklahoma (July 12, 2013)

The National Indian Gaming Commission will be consulting tribes at two upcoming meetings. The commission will be on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington next Thursday, July 18. The consultation takes place after the Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo. “It...

Rep. Joe Barton introduces bill to legalize Internet poker games (July 12, 2013)

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) introduced H.R.2666, the Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013, on Thursday. The bill authorizes tribes and states to offer online poker games under their own laws. It ensures that tribes with existing poker operations can go...

Shakopee Tribe grant helps Lower Brule Sioux Tribe with casino (July 12, 2013)

A grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is helping the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota pursue an off-reservation casino. The Shakopee Tribe announced a $500,000 grant to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. Of the amount,...