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Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency


The tribe has a reservation in Death Valley National Park but living conditions there can be difficult and development options are extremely limited.
Arizona tribes continue to spend big in DC amid fight over casino


The Gila River Indian Community spent $690,000 on one lobbying firm while the Tohono O'odham Nation spent $430,000.
Navajo Nation debates funding for fire station at flagship casino


Tribal gaming officials are seeking $4.5 million for the project at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Arizona.
Indian Country pushes for action on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Tribes have been working to shore up Democratic support for a bill that exempts tribal enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.
North Fork Rancheria blasts rival tribes over anti-casino efforts


A Republican Congressman confirmed that discussions are underway for a bill that could block the new development.
Oklahoma tribes take credit for stopping fantasy sports measure


Tribes believe the Oklahoma Fantasy Contests Act would have violated the exclusivity provisions of their Class III gaming compacts.
Tribes in Connecticut see victory with defeat of casino study bill


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are working to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.
Lytton Band acquires property adjacent to off-reservation casino


The tribe hasn't said whether it will seek to have the land placed in trust amid controversy over development plans in a nearby county.
Fantasy gaming threatens exclusivity promised to Oklahoma tribes


Since 2004, tribes with Class III gaming compacts have shared $1.1 billion in revenues with the state.
Tribes still shoring up support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


The bill needs at least 10 to 12 Democratic votes to advance in the Senate but so far only three have committed their support.
Opinion: Don't believe anti-casino hype in Lytton Band land bill


If you’ve been listening to Rep. Jared Huffman recently, you’d think that his bill HR 2538 would protect the town of Windsor and Sonoma County.
Connecticut tribes might face roadblock in plan for new casino


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe a new casino will address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.
Winnebago Tribe faces opposition to Nebraska gaming initiative


Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) claims gaming will be bad for the Cornhusker State even though all of Nebraska's neighbors have been taking part in the industry for decades.
Morongo Band and San Manuel Band question fantasy sports bill


Lawmakers are moving quickly to regulate the emerging fantasy sports industry while online poker remains on the back burner.
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation again told it cannot accept casino bids


Secretary of the State Denise Merrill reiterated that her office accepted the tribe's application for a casino entity in error.
Editorial: Measure stops Lytton Band from pursuing new casinos


Given the uproar over the construction of the Graton casino in Rohnert Park, why would anyone oppose a congressional bill that prevents the construction of a casino on tribal land in northern Sonoma County?
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation insists on pursuing Connecticut casino


Chief Richard Velky insisted the tribe's casino entity application has not been revoked even after the state said it was granted in error.
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation questions exclusion from casino process


Chief Richard Velkly said the state of Connecticut is violating the U.S. Constitution by not allowing his tribe to pursue a potential casino.
Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casino


For the first time, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) publicly blamed Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) for the failure of the Keep the Promise Act.
House committee approves Lytton Band bill with casino limitation


H.R.2538 appears to be the first bill that imposes geographic and temporal restrictions on future land acquisitions for a tribe that already has federal recognition.
Connecticut won't allow another tribe to pursue potential casino


The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation was quickly rebuffed by a state official after announcing it was joining the game.
Lytton Band accepts casino limitations in land-into-trust measure


H.R.2538, the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act, bars gaming on any lands north of State Route 12 and prevents the tribe from pursuing a casino on lands south of the highway for 22 years.
Peter Roff: Congress should close Tohono O'odham Nation casino


One tribe should not be allowed to hide behind the doctrine of 'sovereign immunity' to do an end run around everyone else.
Navajo Nation yet to share $6M in casino revenues with chapters


The tribe opened its first gaming facility in 2008 yet none of the chapters have received their shares of revenues from the growing enterprise.
Foes raise money to fight Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino


An opposition group is vowing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of preventing the tribe from opening a long-awaited casino.
Tribes in California call for hearing on Internet poker legislation


Lawmakers have been debating Internet poker for several years without much success and the California Nations Indian Gaming Association is angling for some movement.
Tohono O'odham Nation set to open new casino on December 20


Barring last-minute action in Congress, the tribe is on track to open the controversial facility with more than 1,000 Class II gaming machines.
Robert Odawi Porter: Labor unions try to confiscate tribal wealth


The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which exempts tribal governments from application of the National Labor Relations Act, is a rare opportunity to both support tribal sovereignty and strengthen tribal economies.
Union slams Democrat for vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon was one of 24 Democrats who voted in favor of a bill that treats tribes the same as other governments under the National Labor Relations Act.
Sault Tribe pushes for passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Chairman Aaron Payment called on President Barack Obama and Michigan's two Democratic Senators to support parity for tribal governments.
Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming


Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.
John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor


President Obama: Indian gaming is governmental gaming, as Congress has declared.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case


The tribe is asserting its treaty rights in an attempt to shield the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort from the National Labor Relations Board.
Tohono O'odham Nation eyes more development at new casino


The controversial Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale, Arizona, is putting 500 people to work and Chairman Ed Manuel said more jobs are in line for the future.
Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Republicans eagerly lined up to explain why tribes, like state and local governments, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.
Laurie Roberts: Tohono O'odham Nation plays voters on casino


From the handwriting on the wall department: a southern Arizona tribe has once again prevailed in the ongoing pitched battle to open a northwest Valley casino.
White House slams Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act ahead of vote


President Barack Obama won't support H.R.511 because his administration said it doesn't offer enough protections to tribal employees, the majority of whom are non-Indians.
Tohono O'odham Nation secures major victory in casino fight


A bill to prevent the tribe from using its trust land for a casino suffered a humiliating defeat on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House


Some Democrats have objected but Republicans are set to approve a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.
House votes on bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino


Congress has never passed a law that retroactively prohibits Indian land from being used for gaming.
Edward Manuel: Tohono O'odham Nation creates opportunity


If passed, H.R. 308 will not only renege on the United States' promises to the Tohono O'odham Nation, it will hand pink slips to the 1,800 men and women working on site.
Melanie Sloan: An expensive battle over a new tribal casino


Tribes are showering Washington politicians with campaign cash in an effort to beat down rival nations.
Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in favor of casino


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals barred the state of Arizona from enforcing a law that would have annexed the tribe's trust property.
Delbert Ray: Stop Tohono O'odham Nation from opening new casino


The citizens of Arizona did not want any city or town to become the Las Vegas of the southwest. And that was not a possibility, until now.
Group fights 'tooth and nail' against gaming initiative in Nebraska


Gambling with the Good Life recently celebrated 20 years of fighting gaming expansion efforts in the Cornhusker State.

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