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Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida


H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, confirms that the tribe's land in Florida is Indian Country.
Non-Indian gaming firm asks Congress to block new tribal casino


Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) said he fought efforts to add anti-casino language to a defense bill.
Amendment drafted for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in defense bill


Several Republicans in the Senate are supporting an amendment to include the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in a must-pass defense measure.
First Nations in Manitoba seek new deal to address gaming rights


Native leaders want to address roadblocks in opening new casinos as well as online gaming.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Pass the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Tribal sovereignty isn’t just a slogan, and it isn’t just limited to programs and services.
National Indian Gaming Association ready for legislative summit


This year's event will be special because the organization is debuting its new home, the Stanley R. Crooks Tribal Leaders Center.
Winnebago Tribe's corporation collects signatures for gaming vote


Keep the Money in Nebraska said voters are responding to the group's efforts to expand gaming in the Cornhusker State.
Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next year


The 140,000 square-foot Fire Mountain Casino is expected to open in April or May of 2017.
Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute


A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.
Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an end


It shouldn’t take an act of Congress for common sense to prevail. But in the case of the casino project that wouldn’t die, that’s what it’s come to.
Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rights


H.R.5079 would mark a dramatic shift in congressional policy, because it would modify the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to subject tribes to a state veto of the rights recognized in the Cabazon Supreme Court decision.
Rick Farinelli: Lawmaker wrong to sponsor anti-Indian casino bill


For more than 12 years the North Fork Rancheria has diligently pursued its gaming project as specifically allowed by federal law and prevailed through every local, state and federal administrative review and approval.
Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribes


The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians want to use their wealth, gained from casino gaming, to change the rules and deny us our sovereign right to conduct class III gaming on our lands.
Claudia Gonzales: Off-reservation gaming fuels attacks on tribes


Please allow the California gaming tribes to solve a local California problem in a local state specific way and do not oppose the passage of H.R. 5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
County in California  blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill


Rep. Jeff Denham (R) expressed support for the North Fork Rancheria's efforts as a state lawmaker but it looks like his tune has changed since arriving on Capitol Hill.
Tohono O'odham Nation still fighting anti-casino bill on Capitol Hill


Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) is angling to bring H.R.308, the Keep the Promise Act, back up for a vote in the House.
North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact


Rival tribes are still hoping to stop the new development through H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos


H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act, includes extremely tailored yet twisted language aimed at preventing two California tribes from engaging in Class III gaming on their trust lands.
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation hoping to keep gaming lawsuit going


The tribe is suing the state of Connecticut after being denied a chance to pursue a new casino under a new state law.
New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California


The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria are now being targeted by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
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.

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