Sequoyah Simermeyer is well on his way to becoming the first Republican-chosen leader of the National Indian Gaming Commission in more than a decade.
Posted: July 29, 2019
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to see setbacks as it battles the Trump administration in court.
Posted: March 4, 2019
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians was making progress. Then came the government shutdown.
Posted: February 25, 2019
The National Indian Gaming Commission continues to serve tribal nations amid the government shutdown.
Posted: January 24, 2019
The Ho-Chunk Nation is moving forward with a $405 million development in Beloit, Wisconsin.
Posted: December 13, 2018
The Quapaw Nation is planning to build a commercial casino in an area of Arkansas where the tribe has long connections.
Posted: December 12, 2018
The Midwest regional office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is busy with off-reservation gaming projects.
Posted: December 10, 2018
It's only taken three years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally moving forward on an off-reservation casino in Michigan.
Posted: November 26, 2018
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is taking public comments on the proposed Ho-Chunk Nation casino in Wisconsin.
Posted: November 19, 2018
Public hearings are scheduled to discuss the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate's new gaming agreement in South Dakota.
Posted: November 16, 2018
Comments are being accepted on the Tule River Tribe's casino impact study and a public meeting has been scheduled.
Posted: September 26, 2018
The National Indian Gaming Association is hosting a special screening of Smoke Signals during its upcoming convention.
Posted: September 25, 2018
The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians is warning of the "devastating" impacts of a ballot measure in Idaho.
Posted: September 20, 2018
The Table Mountain Rancheria is building a bigger casino on its reservation, adding a hotel to the property for the first time.
Posted: June 7, 2018
Local officials in Virginia are hosting a town hall to discuss plans for a casino only they haven't invited a key player.
Posted: May 23, 2018
The Mohegan Tribe will debut an $80 million convention center at its casino in Connecticut in June.
Posted: March 29, 2018
The National Indian Gaming Association is getting ready for its annual tradeshow and convention.
Posted: March 12, 2018
A final vote on a bill to exempt tribal casinos from federal labor law is expected in February, around the same time tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C.
Posted: January 22, 2018
The Seneca Nation is firing back at the governor of New York for refusing to sit down and discuss gaming issues.
Posted: August 23, 2017
The Seneca Nation is still willing to sit down with the state of New York to discuss gaming issues but a meeting has proven elusive.
Posted: August 9, 2017
Tricia Wood, who is Seneca-Cayuga and Cherokee, worked on the award-winning La La Land.
Posted: March 21, 2017
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana), whose top staffer is a tribal citizen, thinks the bill can finally become law.
Posted: February 14, 2017
The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States is meeting in Arizona, where new tribal compacts were just signed.
Posted: January 2, 2017
Jean Ann Blalock, a member of the Quapaw Tribe, was sworn into her position during the organization's fall meeting.
Posted: November 16, 2016
The board now includes representation from five tribes across the nation.
Posted: September 19, 2016
The agreement with the Yankton Sioux Tribe will be the subject of a public hearing on August 11.
Posted: July 19, 2016
The proposed agreement appears to be the first in South Dakota to mandate some form of revenue sharing.
Posted: July 13, 2016
Only about 50 people attended the meeting at The Mill Casino, which rented space to supporters of the controversial Republican presidential candidate.
Posted: July 11, 2016
This year's event will be special because the organization is debuting its new home, the Stanley R. Crooks Tribal Leaders Center.
Posted: June 7, 2016
The city of Ridgecrest, California, will hold the fifth meeting in as many weeks on the proposed casino.
Posted: May 17, 2016
The proprietor of the Pechanga.net gaming website is serving conference chair for NIGA's upcoming annual and mid-year conferences.
Posted: May 10, 2016
The tribe will be offering updates on the fast-rising casino, a $15 million water reclamation plant and a $32 million highway improvement project.
Posted: May 5, 2016
The project has stirred significant debate in Ridgecrest, California.
Posted: May 3, 2016
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.
Posted: April 29, 2016
The project, which is generating significant discussion online, is the subject of a special town hall in Ridgecrest, California.
Posted: April 26, 2016
One pastor asked: 'Do we want to risk the displeasure of God for $395,000 a year?'
Posted: April 22, 2016
The tribe hopes to open a casino at Star Lake, a community away from the reservation, sometime in 2017.
Posted: April 18, 2016
The tribe is going through the land-into-trust process for site within its ancestral reservation in present-day DeKalb County.
Posted: January 27, 2016
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock anticipates a long process to get the land in trust for the proposed casino.
Posted: January 27, 2016
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.
Posted: January 13, 2016
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.
Posted: January 13, 2016
The tribe, whose headquarters are located in Kansas, plans a Class II facility on an ancestral reservation in Illinois.
Posted: January 12, 2016
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.
Posted: January 4, 2016
Ernie Stensgar received the John F. Kieffer Sovereignty Award for his efforts to promote tribal sovereignty.
Posted: November 6, 2015
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.
Posted: November 2, 2015
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."
Posted: October 20, 2015
A large crowd attended the first Bureau of Indian Affairs public hearing on the $180 million project in Fruitport Township, Michigan.
Posted: October 16, 2015
MLive Muskegon Chronicle will carry a webcast of the public meeting for the $180 million project in Fuirtport Township, Michigan.
Posted: October 14, 2015
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.
Posted: October 6, 2015
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will be facing a formidable opponent as it purses the $180 million development in Michigan.
Posted: September 29, 2015
The board of the American Gaming Association now includes more representation from Indian Country.
Posted: September 25, 2015
Local officials are singing the praises of the $180 million project as the Bureau of Indian Affairs moves forward with the review process.
Posted: September 24, 2015
The tribe plans a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, about 80 miles from reservation headquarters.
Posted: September 21, 2015
Lynn Valbuena will be recognized during the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, later this month.
Posted: September 15, 2015
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.
Posted: August 27, 2015
Global Gaming Solutions, a Chickasaw subsidiary, plans to manage the Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma's panhandle.
Posted: August 24, 2015
Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.
Posted: July 22, 2015
The co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus is the first prominent Democrat to announce her backing for the bill.
Posted: June 29, 2015
Agenda topics include employee recruitment and retention, facility design, online gaming and regulation of the casino industry.
Posted: June 22, 2015
The tribe has no plans to convert the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club into a casino but that hasn't stopped the opposition.
Posted: May 18, 2015
About 200 people attended a hearing to discuss plans for a $400 million development in South Bend, Indiana.
Posted: April 15, 2015
Leaders in South Bend, Indiana, are laying out the welcome mat for the tribe as it seeks to further its presence in the state.
Posted: April 14, 2015
The tribe plans a $480 million development in South Bend, where many of its members live.
Posted: April 13, 2015
The tribe is planning a $480 million development with housing and gaming in South Bend, Indiana.
Posted: March 24, 2015
A support group is rallying for the tribe while an opposition group remains secretive.
Posted: March 18, 2015
Internet poker was a big topic at the Western Indian Gaming Conference this week.
Posted: February 12, 2015
This year's event is being hosted by the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians.
Posted: February 10, 2015
This year's agenda includes sessions on the outcome of the 2014 election, Internet gaming and regulation.
Posted: November 4, 2014
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.
Posted: October 1, 2014
Gaming facilities paid $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013, according to the new report.
Posted: September 30, 2014
This year's event takes place September 9-10 at WinStar World Casino and Resort.
Posted: August 19, 2014
Th tribe is adding a 12-story hotel with 215 rooms to the Chumash Casino Resort.
Posted: July 31, 2014
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hosted the North Carolina Republican Party over the weekend and it turned out to be an odd affair.
Posted: June 9, 2014
Convention is being held in Indian Country for the first time.
Posted: June 4, 2014
Save Hickory Ground staged a rally that was shut down by security guards.
Posted: May 30, 2014
The National Indian Gaming Association bestowed the Wendell A. Chino Humanitarian Award to Marshall McKay, the chairman of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California.
Posted: May 15, 2014
The annual Southern Gaming Summit will take place next week.
Posted: May 2, 2014
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin will hold a referendum next month for its off-reservation casino.
Posted: April 8, 2014
Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, is bringing Indian Country Online to Oklahoma this June.
Posted: April 4, 2014
The National Indian Gaming Commission might change the way it handles management contracts.
Posted: February 11, 2014
Victor Rocha explains why he's attending the ICE Totally Gaming meeting next week in London.
Posted: January 28, 2014
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin is hosting a meeting of the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance this Friday.
Posted: January 13, 2014
The 11th annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit kicks off today in Seattle, Washington.
Posted: December 12, 2013
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts was promised a decision on its casino land-into-trust application earlier this spring.
Posted: November 21, 2013
The Arizona Indian Gaming Association is gearing up for its EXPO AIGA next week.
Posted: October 30, 2013
The Arizona Indian Gaming Association is holding its EXPO AIGA from November 6-8.
Posted: October 9, 2013
Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, will co-host the first inaugural iGaming Legislative Symposium on February 27, 2014.
Posted: October 8, 2013
The North Carolina Republican Party is hosting its convention at the casino owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians but the group says it has nothing to do with a controversial proposal from the Catawba Nation.
Posted: October 7, 2013
The Great Plains Indian Gaming Association will be hosting its annual conference earlier than usual next year.
Posted: September 25, 2013
The Arizona Indian Gaming Association welcomes Paul Rodriguez to its upcoming EXPO AIGA.
Posted: September 4, 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...
Posted: July 12, 2013
An interview iwith Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, about the inaugural Indian Country Online: Becky Liggero: The tribes are very important to the gambling industry in the USA and that there are a lot of industry events scheduled year...
Posted: May 31, 2013
Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, invites you to Indian Country Online, the first-ever conference dedicated to Internet gaming in Indian Country: Several people have asked why I created Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress and the simple answer is...
Posted: May 15, 2013
The tribal gaming industry continues to expand, speakers said at the Southern Gaming Summit. Speakers from Mississippi, Oklahoma, Alabama and Louisiana said their tribes are building new facilities and adding new amenities. “Oklahoma is growing,” Sheila Morago, the executive director...
Posted: May 10, 2013
The agenda has been set for Indian Country Online, the first-ever conference dedicated to Internet gaming in Indian Country. Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, is co-organizing the conference. It will take place June 3-4 at the Pechanga Resort and...
Posted: April 23, 2013
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians held a public meeting last night on its proposed off-reservation casino in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The tribe plans to build a $50 million casino on a 20-acre site in the city....
Posted: April 23, 2013
A public hearing on a second casino for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan has been rescheduled. The meeting will take place April 23 in Mackinaw City, Up North Live reports. The tribe operates the Odawa...
Posted: March 28, 2013
Registration is open for Indian Country Online, the first-ever conference dedicated to Internet gaming in Indian Country. Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, is co-organizing the conference. It will take place June 3-4 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in...
Posted: March 27, 2013
The National Indian Gaming Association is wrapping up its annual convention and trade show in Phoenix, Arizona, today.
Posted: March 27, 2013
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will face a public meeting next month on plans for a second casino. The tribe wants to build a $26 million facility with 550 slot machines on trust land near Mackinaw City....
Posted: March 21, 2013
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