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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares $2.91 million in gaming revenues with community

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributed $2.91 million to governmental and educational programs in three counties in Michigan.

Posted: June 10, 2019


Seneca Nation challenges $256 million gaming award after appeal to Trump falters

After sharing $1.4 billion in gaming revenues with the state of New York, the Seneca Nation is saying no more.

Posted: June 10, 2019


Gun Lake Tribe shares another $8.2 million in gaming revenues in Michigan

Gaming continues to be good business for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and its neighbors in Michigan.

Posted: June 4, 2019


Seminole Tribe suspends revenue sharing payments with state of Florida

After receiving $1.8 billion from the Seminole Tribe, the gravy train is over for the state of Florida.

Posted: May 16, 2019


Stockbridge-Munsee Community loses ruling over rival casino project

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community has once again lost a challenge to a Ho-Chunk Nation casino expansion project.

Posted: May 1, 2019


Seminole Tribe seeks sports betting as part of compact negotiations

Details are trickling out as the Seminole Tribe engages in Class III gaming compact negotiations in Florida.

Posted: April 23, 2019


Supreme Court won't hear dispute over slip and fall at Navajo Nation casino

The Navajo Nation has prevailed in a lawsuit that tested its sovereign immunity.

Posted: April 23, 2019


Seneca Nation seeks federal review after losing $256 million arbitration ruling

With hundreds of millions of dollars on the table, the Seneca Nation wants the Trump administration to review its gaming compact.

Posted: April 22, 2019


Quinault Nation accuses software company of illegal 'skins gambling'

A popular video game is at the center of a lawsuit filed by the Quinault Nation.

Posted: April 15, 2019


Seminole Tribe said to be in talks to update Class III gaming compact

The Seminole Tribe has shared nearly $1.8 billion with the state of Florida since entering into a compact nearly a decade ago.

Posted: April 9, 2019


Sports betting moves slowly amid concerns from tribes in several states

A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door for states to offer sports betting but only a handful have done so amid concerns in Indian Country.

Posted: April 9, 2019


Tribes win decision over millions of dollars in revenues demanded by New Mexico

A federal judge has sided with six tribes in a dispute over more than $60 million in gaming revenues in New Mexico.

Posted: April 2, 2019


Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate wins approval of new gaming compact

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate will be able to offer up to 1,000 slot machines thanks to a new agreement.

Posted: April 1, 2019


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians support sports betting bill

A bill that opens the door for sports betting on tribal lands saw its first hearing in North Carolina.

Posted: March 27, 2019


Lawmakers in New York consider yet another expansion of non-Indian gaming

Non-Indian developers are waving big dollar signs in front of lawmakers in New York.

Posted: March 20, 2019


Pueblo of Pojoaque becomes second in New Mexico with sports betting operation

The Thunder Race & Sportsbook is the 'best place to wager on the big game and the track,' according to Pojoaque Pueblo.

Posted: March 18, 2019


Cronkite News: Sports betting bill advances over tribal opposition

Except for the Navajo Nation, tribes in Arizona are opposing a bill to authorize sports betting in the state.

Posted: February 27, 2019


Former Secretary Ryan Zinke under grand jury investigation for tribal debacle

The Trump administration's tribal dealings have been characterized as one disaster after another and one of them appears to be catching up with Ryan Zinke, the former Secretary of the Interior.

Posted: February 22, 2019


Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida

Since 2010, the Seminole Tribe has shared nearly $1.8 billion with the state of Florida.

Posted: February 21, 2019


Cronkite News: Betting on your favorite teams still on hold in Arizona

Ten months after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared a path for states to allow gambling on sporting events, a movement is underway to allow Arizonans to wager on their favorite teams.

Posted: February 20, 2019


Bill authorizes sports betting at tribal casinos in Washington

A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door to sports betting in Indian Country.

Posted: February 18, 2019


'Significant political pressure': Former Secretary Zinke under scrutiny in tribal lawsuit

Ryan Zinke has left the Trump administration but his Indian Country legal troubles are far from over.

Posted: February 15, 2019


Cronkite News: Debate on sports betting bill delayed in Arizona

Sports betting might be coming soon to Arizona but the wait will be a little longer than expected.

Posted: February 11, 2019


Tribes weigh in on efforts to legalize sports betting in South Dakota

Tribes and Indian lawmakers are taking a stand on sports betting in South Dakota.

Posted: February 7, 2019


Chicken Ranch Rancheria undertakes casino expansion with eye toward future growth

The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is making plans to grow the tribal economy.

Posted: February 4, 2019


Patrick Lambert: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reaches gaming milestone

It took a lot of work but the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians officially entered the Class III gaming industry on January 25, 1994.

Posted: February 4, 2019


Tribes move slowly when it comes to sports betting industry

A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door for sports betting but tribes aren't rushing to join the industry.

Posted: January 29, 2019


'Tribal Winds': Long-delayed gaming project back on the agenda in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are renewing efforts to open a casino that has been stalled by the Trump administration.

Posted: January 28, 2019


Tribes prepare for state of Arizona to demand more gaming revenues

Tribes have already shared more than $1.45 billion with the state of Arizona. The state wants more.

Posted: January 17, 2019


Seneca Nation told to continue sharing gaming revenues with New York

The Seneca Nation has lost an arbitration proceeding with the state of New York.

Posted: January 8, 2019


Pamunkey Tribe finds welcoming host community for potential casino

The Pamunkey Tribe is in talks to host a $700 million development in the city of Norfolk, Virginia.

Posted: December 19, 2018


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.48 million in gaming revenues

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is sharing its good fortune with communities in Michigan.

Posted: December 11, 2018


Pamunkey Tribe sees support for gaming development in Virginia

According to a new poll, 64 percent of voters want to see the Pamunkey Tribe open a casino.

Posted: December 6, 2018


Gun Lake Tribe shares shares $9 million with communities in Michigan

Gaming continues to be good business for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and its neighbors.

Posted: December 5, 2018


Forest County Potawatomi Tribe updates gaming agreement

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe is once again trying to protect its gaming facility in a lucrative urban market.

Posted: November 27, 2018


Pueblo of Pojoaque still fighting for $10.1 million in seized revenues

The Pueblo of Pojoaque has lost millions of dollars for attempting to defend its gaming rights in New Mexico.

Posted: November 19, 2018


Paper looks into patron disputes at tribal casinos in Arizona

Tribal casino patrons sometimes find it difficult to resolve disputes that arise at the facilities.

Posted: November 19, 2018


Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate updates Class III gaming compact

Public hearings are scheduled to discuss the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate's new gaming agreement in South Dakota.

Posted: November 16, 2018


Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut

The two tribal casinos in Connecticut each reported a 10 percent decline in slot machine revenues, a sign of growing competition in New England.

Posted: November 15, 2018


Seminole Tribe claims victory in costly campaign to protect gaming enterprise

It cost nearly $25 million but the Seminole Tribe has emerged victorious with its campaign to limit non-Indian gaming in Florida.

Posted: November 6, 2018


Tribal gaming industry sees another quarter of growth in Arizona

Tribes shared nearly $27 million in gaming revenues with the state of Arizona in what was the seventh consecutive quarter of growth.

Posted: November 5, 2018


Seminole Tribe spends more than $24 million on gaming initiative

The Seminole Tribe has made a big bet on Election Day in order to protect its gaming enterprise.

Posted: November 5, 2018


News reports link Secretary Zinke's criminal woes to tribal gaming

A tribal lobbying scandal during the George W. Bush era led to criminal indictments. It looks like another one is brewing in the nation's capital.

Posted: November 1, 2018


'At this point, we're suing': Tribes upset with handling of non-Indian gaming facilities

Tribes are threatening to sue the state of California for failing to crack down on non-Indian card rooms.

Posted: October 29, 2018


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation seeks to revive gaming lawsuit

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is firing back at the Trump administration as plans for a new casino remain in limbo.

Posted: October 17, 2018


Pueblo of Santa Ana jumps into sports betting industry

The Pueblo of Santa Ana will be the first tribe in New Mexico to offer sports betting.

Posted: October 10, 2018


Report: Dip in gaming revenues offset by other gains at Arizona casinos

Gambling revenues dipped slightly at Arizona’s tribal casinos in 2016, but those losses were more than offset by a strong jump in non-gaming revenues.

Posted: October 8, 2018


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians updates gaming agreement

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is waiting on federal approval for its new Class III gaming compact.

Posted: October 4, 2018


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation sees setback in case against Trump administration

The Trump administration has delayed a tribally-owned casino in Connecticut, a move that benefits a non-Indian rival.

Posted: October 2, 2018


Stockbridge-Munsee Band takes gaming dispute to appeals court

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community is trying to revive an inter-tribal gaming dispute in Wisconsin after losing a major decision in court.

Posted: September 27, 2018


Poarch Band of Creek Indians open to lottery in Alabama

Will the Poarch Band of Creek Indians be able to offer Class II games if the lottery becomes legal in Alabama?

Posted: September 24, 2018


Another tribe wins approval for ball and dice games in Oklahoma

The Comanche Nation joins 13 other tribes with the ability to offer craps, roulette and similar ball and dice games.

Posted: September 17, 2018


Tribes report rise in revenues at gaming facilities in New Mexico

Tribal gaming is on the rise in New Mexico, with one expert calling the growth surprisingly positive.

Posted: September 6, 2018


Seminole Tribe and Disney spend $15 million on anti-gaming campaign

A political committee backed by the Seminole Tribe continues to spend big in an effort to limit new casinos in Florida.

Posted: August 29, 2018


Choctaw Nation and Cherokee Nation offer first ball and dice games

Patrons are finally rolling the dice at Choctaw and Cherokee casinos in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 21, 2018


Tribes secure approval to offer ball and dice games in Oklahoma

The new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to take action on gaming issues, this time helping out tribes in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 17, 2018


New Bureau of Indian Affairs leader takes action on gaming

Tara Sweeney might have been kept out of view by the Trump administration but that doesn't mean she hasn't been working hard in Washington.

Posted: August 16, 2018


Tribes see decline in slot machine revenues as they await new arrival

With a non-Indian rival about to open a new facility, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are entering a new era.

Posted: August 15, 2018


'It's monumental for me': Mechoopda Tribe wins local support for casino

After nearly two decades of battles, the Mechoopda Tribe has finally won local support for its long-delayed casino in California.

Posted: August 15, 2018


Seminole Tribe spends another $5 million to protect gaming empire

The Seminole Tribe is trying to convince voters in Florida to limit new non-Indian casinos.

Posted: August 14, 2018


Mechoopda Tribe makes progress on long-delayed gaming project

The Mechoopda Tribe has signed a Class III gaming compact with the state of California and could gain some unexpected support for the agreement.

Posted: August 13, 2018


Federal gaming agency takes action on once controversial regulations

More than a decade after the courts took action, the National Indian Gaming Commission is suspending regulations that were once the subject of considerable controversy.

Posted: August 10, 2018


President Trump's nominee loves beating tribal interests in court

An attorney who has defeated tribes in a slew of precedent-setting cases could see his influence spread across Indian Country.

Posted: August 9, 2018


Tribes wait for approval to offer new games at casinos in Oklahoma

Roulette and craps are coming to tribal casinos in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 6, 2018


'A strong start': Tribal gaming revenues on the rise in Arizona

For the sixth quarter in a row, tribes have seen growth at their gaming facilities in Arizona.

Posted: August 6, 2018


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.3 million in gaming revenues

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shared more than $1.3 million in gaming revenues in Michigan.

Posted: July 27, 2018


Seneca Nation in arbitration over gaming compact dispute in New York

The Seneca Nation has already shared $1.4 billion with the state of New York. But the state wants more.

Posted: July 23, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still working on casino after court victory

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hasn't opened a casino this summer as planned but gaming is still on the agenda.

Posted: July 20, 2018


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe secures victory over state in tax dispute

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe has once again emerged victorious in a taxation dispute in South Dakota.

Posted: July 17, 2018


'On the road to recovery': Sports betting raises concerns about addiction

An estimated 9 million Americans suffer from gambling addiction.

Posted: July 13, 2018


Pokagon Band announces poker room after favorable opinion from federal regulators

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will open a poker room at its casino in Indiana in time for the Labor Day holiday.

Posted: July 10, 2018


Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw mixed results in slot machine revenues as they get ready to break ground on a new development.

Posted: June 19, 2018


Tribes plan to break ground on long-awaited casino in Connecticut

Despite being kept in the dark by the Trump administration, the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes plan to open a new casino in 2020.

Posted: June 14, 2018


Gun Lake Tribe shares another $7.6 million in gaming revenues with community

The Gun Lake Tribe just shared more than $7.6 million in gaming revenues in Michigan, bringing the total to date to more than $109 million.

Posted: June 14, 2018


Trump administration still mum on gaming agreement for Mashantucket Tribe

The Trump administration has yet to take action on a gaming agreement for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and lawmakers want to know why.

Posted: June 13, 2018


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as gaming industry advances in Massachusetts

As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sits in limbo before the Trump administration, non-Indian interests make strides in Massachusetts.

Posted: June 11, 2018


Shawnee Tribe wins federal approval of Class III gaming compact

The Shawnee Tribe continues to make progress on a long-awaited off-reservation casino.

Posted: June 7, 2018


Trump administration reverses course on tribal gaming agreement in Connecticut

After keeping the Mohegan Tribe in the dark for 10 months, the Trump team has finally spoken.

Posted: June 4, 2018


Gaming companies threatened for doing business with Pueblo of Pojoaque

When it comes to Indian gaming, the state of New Mexico has found that threats and strong arming pay off.

Posted: June 4, 2018


Online gaming also on the table as Connecticut negotiates with tribes

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are moving closer to online gaming and sports betting in Connecticut.

Posted: May 24, 2018


Connecticut governor seeks to negotiate sports betting with tribes

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe could be on the road to sports betting soon in Connecticut.

Posted: May 22, 2018


Tribes seek a seat at table as states look into sports betting

With a landmark Supreme Court decision on the books, tribes from California to Connecticut want to be at the table when it comes to sports betting.

Posted: May 21, 2018


Tribes continue to weigh impact of Supreme Court ruling on sports betting

Tribes are welcoming the opportunity to engage in sports betting following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Posted: May 18, 2018


Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling

Well that was fast. The Oneida Nation plans to offer sports betting in the 'near future' on its homelands in New York.

Posted: May 15, 2018


Tribes show continued growth with increase in gaming revenues in Arizona

Tribes in Arizona are on an upward trend when it comes to their gaming revenues.

Posted: May 14, 2018


Seminole Tribe and Disney poured $10 million into campaign to limit new casinos

The Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company are spending big in an attempt to limit the expansion of gaming in Florida.

Posted: May 10, 2018


Cherokee Nation welcomes expansion of gaming with ball and dice games

The Cherokee Nation plans to install ball and dice games at three casinos thanks to a gaming expansion law in Oklahoma.

Posted: May 10, 2018


Hopi Tribe officially joins Indian gaming industry with approved compact

Though it lacks a physical casino at this point, the Hopi Tribe has officially joined the Indian gaming industry.

Posted: May 7, 2018


Pamunkey Tribe pushes for casino as Virginia opens door to new machines

Good timing, and some luck, may be on the side of the Pamunkey Tribe as it pursues a casino in Virginia.

Posted: May 7, 2018


Non-Indian firm fighting tribes announces earlier opening date for casino

A $960 million commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts is coming together quickly while two tribes sit in limbo.

Posted: April 26, 2018


Lawmakers from Connecticut prompted probe into handling of tribal agreements

Will the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe finally get some answers from the Trump administration?

Posted: April 25, 2018


Tribes welcome probe into Trump administration's handling of gaming agreements

The Trump administration is facing yet another internal investigation, this one over gaming agreements for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Posted: April 23, 2018


Trump administration hit for keeping two tribes in Connecticut in the dark

Blankets and an honor song didn't work. What will it take to see action from the Trump administration?

Posted: April 6, 2018


Seminole Tribe joins forces with Disney in bid to limit new casinos

The Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company are trying to limit the expansion of gaming in Florida.

Posted: April 3, 2018


Pueblo of Pojoaque loses $10 million in gaming revenues in dispute

The Pueblo of Pojoaque is crying foul after attorneys from the Trump administration seized more than $10.1 million in gaming revenues.

Posted: March 26, 2018


Bill authorizes ball and dice games at tribal casinos in Oklahoma

The addition of ball and dice games at tribal casinos could mean more revenues for the state of Oklahoma.

Posted: March 15, 2018


Tribes finally start demolition at site of delayed casino in Connecticut

Amid delays attributed to the Trump administration, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe finally started demolition work for their new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: March 6, 2018


Cherokee Nation shared $19 million in casino revenue with Oklahoma

Gaming continues to be good business for the Cherokee Nation and the state of Oklahoma.

Posted: March 6, 2018


Tribes still planning to start work on delayed casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are almost ready to start initial work on a long-delayed casino in Connecticut.

Posted: February 28, 2018


Washoe Tribe plans to expand offerings at casino with new compact

The Washoe Tribe plans to expand the offerings at its unique casino after amending its Class III gaming compact with the state of Nevada.

Posted: February 21, 2018


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