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Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus


O’Neal Darden Jr., who was elected last July, turned himself in to face charges in Louisiana state court.
First Nations in Saskatchewan report $258M in gaming revenues


Earnings were $86.3 million at the six Native casinos, representing a 2.6 percent increase from the year prior.
National Indian Gaming Commission cites Seminole Nation again


The Oklahoma tribe was hit with yet another notice of violation, the latest in a string of enforcement actions that date to the late 1990s.
Former Winnebago Tribe casino employee denies theft charge


Mark Hannan allegedly stole $15,000 in cash from the Native Star Casino on the Nebraska portion of the reservation.
Donald Trump claims 'Jack Abrahamoff scandal' proves he was right about tribes


The Republican presidential candidate's campaign manager in fact was a player in a scam that sent his boss -- a member of Congress -- to prison.
Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming


If the presumptive GOP nominee wins the presidency, he will hold considerable sway over the $28.5 billion and growing tribal casino industry.
Eastern Cherokee judge dismisses lawsuit filed by fired gaming officials


Chief Patrick Lambert fired the commissioners in one of his first actions after taking office last year.
National Indian Gaming Commission selects first vice chair in years


Kathryn Isom-Clause, a member of Taos Pueblo, was selected for the post by her colleagues.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises rejection of rival casino bid


The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 4 to 1 to deny a license for a commercial proposal less than 20 miles from the tribe's First Light Resort and Casino.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disputes rival's casino market study


The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to decide whether to move forward with a project less than 20 miles from the tribe's site.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits decision on rival casino plan


The tribe has warned the Massachusetts Gaming Commission not to approve the $675 million project, which would be less than 20 miles from the First Light Resort and Casino.
Ex-employee of Grand Traverse Band blames theft on gambling addiction


Michael Gerard Buchanan admitted that he purchased electronic equipment using tribal funds and sold the items without authorization.
Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' games


Some lawmakers say the devices look more like slot machines, which only tribes have the right to operate.
Eastern Cherokees remove three gaming regulators after dispute


The North Carolina tribe's gaming agency was in turmoil after hiring their former chief as the executive director.
Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate


The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to make a decision on the rival project in late April.
Casino company in battle with tribes gears up two major projects


MGM Resorts International is building a $950 million casino in Massachusetts and is preparing to open a $1.3 billion casino resort right outside of Washington, D.C.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe responds to doubts on gaming plan


A lawsuit won't deter a groundbreaking on the First Light Resort and Casino and a gaming giant has stepped up with enough financing to finish the first phase by the summer of 2017.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on rival casino project


The tribe plans to break ground on the First Light Casino and Resort in early April as Massachusetts regulators debate whether to approve a rival project less than 20 miles away.
Seminole Nation develops plan to address issues raised by NIGC


The tribe hopes to avoid a notice of violation, closure order or additional fines, Chief Leonard Harjo said.
Eastern Cherokees seek more tribal preference for casino work


According to business owner Ernest Tiger, only four of the 530 of the vendors at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort are certified by the Tribal Employee Rights Office.
Leader of Fond du Lac Band decries 'lynch mobbing' in casino spat


Interim Chairman Wally Dupuis said he paid for his campaign mailers out of his own pocket and said other candidates have hired the same printing firm as the one used by the Minnesota tribe's casino.
Chairman of Fond du Lac Band denies gaming license was revoked


A rival candidate is accusing interim leader Wally Dupuis of using tribal casino resources to promote his election bid.
Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino


Developer Neil Bluhm is financing a lawsuit that questions whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can place land in trust for the tribe.
Ho-Chunk Nation requests liquor license at Class II gaming facility


The Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility plans to serve liquor to patrons on the gaming floor and at a bar with seating.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reduces gaming per capita payments


Chief Frank Cloutier discussed the issue at length during his State of the Tribe address on January 23.
Umatilla Tribes raise gambling age as sales of liquor start at casino


Patrons can enjoy beer, wine and other beverages on the gaming floor and in other areas of the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton, Oregon.
Tohono O'odham Nation still can't serve alcohol at new casino


The state of Arizona is conducting an unspecified investigation that could take several months to resolve.
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.
Mohegan Tribe fires employees accused of major theft at casino


Two former employees of the Mohegan Sun Pocono, a commercial facility in Pennsylvania, are accused of conspiring with a frequent patron to steal $418,793 from slot machines.
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Gaming website resurfaces


The Iowa Nation of Oklahoma released a media statement announcing the launch of the Pokertribe.com online gambling website in 2016.
Mark Pilarski: Why are games different at some tribal casinos?


Why do some tribal casinos offer different types of games? Columnist Mark Pilarski offers an explanation.
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.
Oneida Nation wages war against non-Indian gaming facility


Tribal Representative Ray Halbritter said the developers of the $425 million Lago Resort and Casino are directly targeting his tribe's gaming operation.
Dry Creek Rancheria looking to expand liquor service at casino


The River Rock Casino has suffered since the opening of another tribal facility so changes in the liquor license could help address the situation.
Oneida Nation launches campaign to block non-Indian casino


The tribe is trying to get the state of New York to rescind its approval of the Lago Resort & Casino.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't serve alcohol at casino for ten days


An all-male dance group known as The Hunks got too racy during a recent appearance at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Idaho.
Ex-Eastern Cherokee chief blasts firing from gaming agency


Michell Hicks accuses the new leaders of the tribe of 'bloodshed' for firing pr reassigning more than a dozen employees.
New Eastern Cherokee chief fires director of gaming commission


Michell Hicks, the tribe's former leader, complained: 'This is no way to do tribal business. This is not the Cherokee way.'
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe brings competition to New England gaming market


Moody's is warning of impacts in Massachusetts and even Rhode Island as the tribe moves forward with its long-delayed casino.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe suspends gaming official after arrest


Philip-Earl Cash, 30, was arrested on charges of heroin possession following a traffic stop in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. He was the executive assistant of the gaming commission.
New Eastern Cherokee chief takes aim at gaming commission


A resolution approved by the tribal council calls for the removal of the three regulators following the hiring of a former chief as executive director of the gaming commission.
Chukchansi Tribe picks leaders and hires new gaming commission


The election was aimed at resolving a leadership dispute that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Resort and Casino in northern California.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino ruling stirs shakeup of sorts


A commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts faces significant hurdles now that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the land-into-trust application for the first Indian gaming facility in the state.
Chukchansi Tribe sees departure of last gaming commissioner


All three gaming commissioners, plus the executive director, resigned as part of a dispute with the tribal council.
Eastern Cherokee chief wasn't top ranked choice for gaming job


Michell Hicks accepted the executive director post at the tribal gaming commission after the first pick withdrew from the process.

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