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Woman deported after winning jackpot at Pascua Yaqui casino (01/04)

A woman who won $1,200 at the casino owned by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona was deported after authorities found out she was in the U.S. illegally, The Arizona Republic reports. Mirna Valenzuela hit...

Column: Tribal casinos regulated by tribes and federal agency (12/21)

"Everyone is aware of the strict guidelines and operating procedures to which state-regulated casinos are held. But who sets the standards and controls for Native American properties? Casinos such as Four Winds Casino Resort in...

Eastern Cherokee gaming per capita payment was about $7K (12/19)

Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians received slightly more than $7,000 from the tribe's gaming operation, The Smoky Mountain News reports. The tribe makes per capita payments twice a year. The June payment...

County questions cost of emergency service at tribal casinos (12/19)

Commissioners in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, are questioning the cost of providing fire and rescue services to tribal casinos, The Albuquerque Journal reports. The county spends $182,000 a year handling about 250 calls a year...

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...

Report: Eastern Cherokees were overcharged for services at casino (12/05)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was overcharged for information technology services at its casino, tribal officials said. The Harrah's Cherokee Casino was overbilled a total of $2.7 million by the Harrah's Entertainment corporate office....

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to sell liquor at casino event center (11/27)

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho will sell alcohol at its recently opened casino hotel and events center. Tribal members voted to move forward with beer and wine sales at the Sho-Ban Hotel and Events Center....

Oregon tribes spent $2.8M in battle against non-Indian casino (11/13)

Tribes in Oregon spent $2.8 million fighting a non-Indian casino that was easily defeated on the ballot last week, Williamette Week reported. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua...

Shakopee Tribe starts serving alcohol at casino for the first time (11/08)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has started serving liquor at its casino. The Mystic Steakhouse at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel began selling beer, wine and liquor yesterday. Other venues in the facility...

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations eyes online gaming (11/08)

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says Internet gaming is here to stay. The FSIN isn't involved with an online casino just launched by the White Bear First Nations. But the group says the province...

First Nation in Saskatchewan launches Internet gaming website (11/07)

The White Bear First Nations in Saskatchewan has launched an Internet gaming site. The site bears the name of the Northern Bear Casino, the band's land-based facility. The servers for the operation are located in...

Non-Indian video lotteries in South Dakota see dip in revenue (11/05)

Non-Indian video lottery revenues in South Dakota have declined every year since 2008 and they could fall even further due to increased competition from Iowa. In 2011, 1,459 non-Indian establishments with 9,128 video lottery terminals...

Dave Palermo: Washburn shifts stance on Class III regulation (11/05)

"[Kevin] Washburn, who in 2005 testified that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) should be amended to give the National Indian Gaming Commission more regulatory authority over Class III, casino-style gaming on Indian lands, said...

Ruling on Chumash casino liquor license expected in December (10/18)

A decision on a liquor license for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is expected in December, The Solvang Valley News reports. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control began a four-day hearing on...

Tribal casino crime reports from South Dakota and New Mexico (10/12)

A former employee pleaded guilty to stealing from the casino owned by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota said. Michelle Carrier, 36, admitted to wire fraud and theft. She...

Chumash Tribe set for big hearing on liquor license next week (10/11)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will go before the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control next week for a four-day hearing on its liquor license. The tribe is seeking to expand the sale...

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...

Public hearing set for liquor license at Chumash Tribe's casino (09/25)

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will hold a hearing next month on a liquor license at the casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The tribe is seeking to expand...

Eastern Cherokees on track to finish $633M casino expansion (09/12)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is almost done with a $633 million expansion at its casino. The Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort boasts 10 restaurants and eateries, an events center and a spa. Some...

Gun Lake Tribe works to expand law enforcement beyond casino (09/06)

The Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is expanding its police department. The tribe has three officers on duty. They mainly provide service to the Gun Lake...

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