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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.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meeting


The city of Ridgecrest, California, will hold the fifth meeting in as many weeks on the proposed casino.
Victor Rocha helps National Indian Gaming Association with events


The proprietor of the Pechanga.net gaming website is serving conference chair for NIGA's upcoming annual and mid-year conferences.
Cowlitz Tribe hosts forums on casino construction and related work


The tribe will be offering updates on the fast-rising casino, a $15 million water reclamation plant and a $32 million highway improvement project.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at city meeting


The project has stirred significant debate in Ridgecrest, California.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid


A large group of advocates listened to Chairman George Gholson explain why the tribe is pursuing a development more than 130 miles from its headquarters.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate


The project, which is generating significant discussion online, is the subject of a special town hall in Ridgecrest, California.
Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan


One pastor asked: 'Do we want to risk the displeasure of God for $395,000 a year?'
White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casino


The tribe hopes to open a casino at Star Lake, a community away from the reservation, sometime in 2017.
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation promotes gaming plan in Illinois


The tribe is going through the land-into-trust process for site within its ancestral reservation in present-day DeKalb County.
Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposal


Chairman Raymond Hitchcock anticipates a long process to get the land in trust for the proposed casino.
Groups unite to promote Indian gaming industry at global forum


The National Indian Gaming Association, the Arizona Indian Gaming Association and the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, along with Victor Rocha of Pechanga.net, are presenting a seminar at ICE Totally Gaming.
Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.
BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bid


The tribe, whose headquarters are located in Kansas, plans a Class II facility on an ancestral reservation in Illinois.
Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid


Plans call for a 601,780 square-foot facility that includes a 110,260 square-foot gaming floor, a 302-room hotel, a 48,150-square-foot convention center and a 3,500-space parking lot.
NIGA honors Coeur d'Alene  leader with sovereignty award


Ernie Stensgar received the John F. Kieffer Sovereignty Award for his efforts to promote tribal sovereignty.
President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterprise


In just five years, the tribe has built four gaming facilities and has paid out more than $122.5 million in employee benefits and salaries.
Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."
Little River Band sees support for off-reservation casino bid


A large crowd attended the first Bureau of Indian Affairs public hearing on the $180 million project in Fruitport Township, Michigan.
Little River Band set for hearing on off-reservation casino bid


MLive Muskegon Chronicle will carry a webcast of the public meeting for the $180 million project in Fuirtport Township, Michigan.
Little Traverse Bay Bands consider Class II for second casino


Revenue sharing with the local community won't be required if the tribe sticks with Class II games at a proposed facility in Mackinaw City.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe vows fight over off-reservation casino


The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will be facing a formidable opponent as it purses the $180 million development in Michigan.
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority joins board of national group


The board of the American Gaming Association now includes more representation from Indian Country.
Little River Band sees strong support for off-reservation casino


Local officials are singing the praises of the $180 million project as the Bureau of Indian Affairs moves forward with the review process.
BIA sets hearing on Little River Band off-reservation casino bid


The tribe plans a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, about 80 miles from reservation headquarters.
Chairwoman of San Manuel Band to join Gaming Hall of Fame


Lynn Valbuena will be recognized during the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, later this month.
Lower Sioux Indian Community debuts $22M casino expansion


The tribe renovated the gaming floor and added a VIP lounge, bingo hall, sports bar and entertainment venue at the Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton, Minnesota.
Shawnee Tribe works with Chickasaw Nation work on casino plan


Global Gaming Solutions, a Chickasaw subsidiary, plans to manage the Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma's panhandle.
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.
Rep. McCollum vows support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus is the first prominent Democrat to announce her backing for the bill.
Tulalip Tribes host Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo


Agenda topics include employee recruitment and retention, facility design, online gaming and regulation of the casino industry.
Homeowner group raises fears of casino from Miccosukee Tribe


The tribe has no plans to convert the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club into a casino but that hasn't stopped the opposition.
BIA hears from public on Pokagon Band gaming plan in Indiana


About 200 people attended a hearing to discuss plans for a $400 million development in South Bend, Indiana.
Pokagon Band gains city support for casino ahead of BIA hearing


Leaders in South Bend, Indiana, are laying out the welcome mat for the tribe as it seeks to further its presence in the state.
BIA to hear from public on Pokagon Band casino plan in Indiana


The tribe plans a $480 million development in South Bend, where many of its members live.
BIA to host public meeting for Pokagon Band casino in Indiana


The tribe is planning a $480 million development with housing and gaming in South Bend, Indiana.
Pokagon Band set for first public hearing on Indiana casino bid


A support group is rallying for the tribe while an opposition group remains secretive.
Tribal leaders urge unity and compromise in online poker talks


Internet poker was a big topic at the Western Indian Gaming Conference this week.
Tribes in California meet for Western Indian Gaming Conference


This year's event is being hosted by the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians.
Arizona Indian Gaming Association hosts annual convention


This year's agenda includes sessions on the outcome of the 2014 election, Internet gaming and regulation.
Report places economic impact of US gaming industry at $240B


Tribal facilities play an important role in shaping the U.S. gaming industry through jobs, revenues, direct and indirect spending as well as payroll and other taxes.
American Gaming Association includes tribes in economic report">


Gaming facilities paid $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013, according to the new report.
NIGA to hold mid-year conference at Chickasaw Nation casino">


This year's event takes place September 9-10 at WinStar World Casino and Resort.
Chumash Tribe hosts public meeting on $160M casino expansion">


Th tribe is adding a 12-story hotel with 215 rooms to the Chumash Casino Resort.
Blog: GOP softens view on gaming at Eastern Cherokee casino


The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hosted the North Carolina Republican Party over the weekend and it turned out to be an odd affair.

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