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NIGA expects to continue debate on Internet gaming in 2013 (12/17)

Efforts to legalize Internet gambling appear to be dead for the year, giving tribes more time to discuss the issue on Capitol Hill. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, was crafting a bill...

Ex-aide to Massachusetts governor joins firm's gaming group (12/17)

A former aide to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) who worked on gaming issues is representing a client that wants to open a commercial casino, The Cape Cod Times reports. E. Abim Thomas served as...

WLRN: Gaming debate in Florida might be put off another year (11/27)

"The proposal to build mega-casinos in South Florida never made it to a final vote in the last session of the Florida Legislature. Now it looks like the issue may not be coming up again...

Lawmakers eye deadline on Mashpee Wampanoag casino bid (11/20)

Some Massachusetts lawmakers plan to submit legislation to impose a deadline on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino. The tribe met a July 31 deadline to negotiate a Class III gaming compact. But the deal was...

Tribes in Connecticut see big decline in slot machine revenues (11/16)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw double-digit declines in slot machine revenues for the month of October 2012. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a 15.6 percent drop in revenue and the Mohegan Tribe saw...

Online gaming might be on agenda next year in Connecticut (11/15)

Connecticut lawmakers might take up Internet gaming next year but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D), who at one point discussed the issue with tribes, isn't excited about it. Malloy met with the Mohegan Tribe and...

Voters in Oregon reject non-Indian gaming project as expected (11/07)

As expected, voters in Oregon rejected a proposal to authorize a non-Indian casino. The backers of The Grange Casino abandoned their campaign early last month amid opposition from tribes and state politicians. In the end,...

Voters in Maryland authorize expansion for commercial gaming (11/07)

Voters in Maryland approved Question 7 on Tuesday, authorizing an expansion of commercial gaming facilities. Three slot machine sites will be allowed to stay open 24 hours a day. They will also be able to...

California tribes withdraw from group promoting Internet poker (10/26)

The California Online Poker Association has dissolved after the departure of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, a founding member of the group, and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The group consisted of...

SCIA hosts listening session on Internet gaming at NCAI meet (10/24)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is hosting a listening session this evening on Internet gaming. The committee in July released a draft of the Tribal Online Gaming Act. The bill would create a new agency...

Tribes told to prepare for Internet gaming at NCAI convention (10/24)

Internet gaming was a hot topic at the National Congress of American Indian 69th annual conference in Sacramento, California. A panel discussion on Tuesday addressed the controversial issue. Although no bills have passed at the...

Global Gaming Expo panel discusses IGRA as law hits milestone (10/05)

It seems hard to believe but the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 will turn 25 next year. "That time has flown by," Tony Sanchez Jr., the president of the board of directors for the...

Major Republican donor opposes legalization of Internet poker (10/03)

Sheldon Adelson, a major donor to Republican campaigns, opposes the legalization of Internet poker. Adelson, who serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, has spent a reported $70 million...

ICT interview with NIGA's Ernie Stevens on Carcieri and Internet (10/02)

"National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr., a citizen of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, says there was “a real sense of tribal unity” at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina,...

Grand Ronde Tribes donate $720K to defeat non-Indian casino (09/27)

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have spent $721,075 so far to fight a non-Indian casino that's on the November ballot. The tribe recently donated $247,165 to the It's Still A Bad Idea Committee. The...

Tribes debate Internet gambling at NIGA conference in Florida (09/20)

Internet gambling was a topic at the National Indian Gaming Association mid-year conference in Florida this week. Tribes are interesting in online gaming but they want heir rights must be respected, NIGA's executive director Jason...

Group seeks to intervene in Massachusetts gaming law case (09/19)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts isn't the only one trying to join a lawsuit that challenges H.3702, the state's gaming law. The tribe filed a motion to intervene, claiming it has a right to...

Dave Palermo: Internet poker bill might be good for tribes (09/17)

"A summary of Internet poker legislation proposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and John Kyl (R-Ariz.) leaked to the press last week lost significance when Reid began bickering with Republic colleagues on the...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee listening session at NIGA (09/17)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a listening session tomorrow to discuss the draft Tribal Online Gaming Act. The session takes place at the National Indian Gaming Association mid-year conference. It will be held...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for a casino under IGRA (09/13)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts says it's entitled to a casino under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The tribe says IGRA supersedes its land claim settlement act, which subjects the reservation to state jurisdiction....

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