NIGA keeps close watch on coronavirus ahead of annual convention
The National Indian Gaming Association is getting ready for another successful tradeshow.
Posted: March 6, 2020
Umatilla Tribes reopen casino after addressing coronavirus
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation reopened their gaming facility after addressing fears connected to the coronavirus in Oregon.
Posted: March 5, 2020
Umatilla Tribes shut down casino and takes precautions as coronavirus hits Indian Country
A casino employee tested 'presumptive positive' for the coronavirus, prompting the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation into action.
Posted: March 2, 2020
Tule River Tribe continues long push to relocate casino
The Tule River Tribe continues to make strides toward moving its casino to a new location in California.
Posted: January 15, 2020
California Nations Indian Gaming Association bids farewell to leadership
Steve Stallings is leaving the California Nations Indian Gaming Association after eight years as chairman of the largest tribal casino organization in California.
Posted: December 5, 2019
Jamul Indian Village serves unique brand of wine at casino
Diners at the casino owned by the Jamul Indian Village can enjoy a wine connected to the tribe's history.
Posted: December 2, 2019
Enterprise Rancheria debuts long-awaited 'Hard Rock' casino
With a customary guitar smash, the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria opened a casino in partnership with the Seminole Tribe's well-known Hard Rock brand.
Posted: November 18, 2019
Chemehuevi Tribe sets grand opening for new casino
After years of work, the Chemehuevi Tribe is finally ready to celebrate.
Posted: November 13, 2019
Tule River Tribe gains federal approval to move casino
The Trump administration says the Tule River Tribe can move its casino to a new site but the governor of California must agree too.
Posted: November 5, 2019
Agua Caliente Band breaks ground on third gaming facility
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will open another casino in southern California after winning approval from the federal government.
Posted: November 5, 2019
San Manuel Band brings casino name to new NFL stadium
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will be reaching Raiders fans at the team's new home in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Posted: October 14, 2019
Scotts Valley Band sues Trump administration over homelands decision
The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians is in court to defend plans for a casino in the Bay Area of California.
Posted: August 29, 2019
Agua Caliente Band moves forward with plans for third gaming facility
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is seeking to open a third casino on land contiguous to the reservation.
Posted: August 28, 2019
Enterprise Rancheria getting closer to debut of long-awaited casino
The Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria is getting ready to welcome guests to its Hard Rock development in California.
Posted: August 14, 2019
Tejon Tribe wins approval for intergovernmental agreement with county
The future continues to look bright for the Tejon Tribe, just a few years after being restored to federal recognition.
Posted: August 14, 2019
Chemehuevi Tribe looks to revive plan for off-reservation casino
The Chemehuevi Tribe is eyeing an off-reservation casino in California as it completes work on a new facility.
Posted: July 31, 2019
'There was no substance': Ryan Zinke claims exoneration in Indian gaming scandal
The former leader of the Department of the Interior is telling the media and energy interests that he's been cleared of wrongdoing.
Posted: July 23, 2019
Wilton Rancheria remains optimistic for long-awaited casino
The Wilton Rancheria continues to plan for a late 2020 opening for its casino amid ongoing litigation filed by opponents in California.
Posted: July 16, 2019
Tejon Tribe awaits next steps for $600 million Hard Rock gaming project
The Tejon Tribe is seeking local support in its journey toward self-sufficiency.
Posted: July 11, 2019
Redding Rancheria seeks approval to move casino to new site
The Redding Rancheria is making progress on long-running plans to relocate its casino to a bigger site in northern California.
Posted: June 11, 2019
Tejon Tribe lines up big partner for long-awaited gaming development
The Tejon Tribe continues to make progress on a casino in central California.
Posted: June 4, 2019
Tule River Tribe takes another step toward relocation of casino
The Tule River Tribe is getting closer to a decision from the Trump administration.
Posted: May 31, 2019
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sues Trump administration over stalled casino
Is a prominent Republican lawmaker from California holding back the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe?
Posted: May 29, 2019
VIDEO: Buena Vista Rancheria celebrates grand opening of long-awaited casino
It took more than a decade but the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians finally achieved success.
Posted: May 21, 2019
Pauma Band hits end of the line with labor sovereignty case
It wasn't all good news from the U.S. Supreme Court as the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians was turned away in a closely-watched labor sovereignty case.
Posted: May 20, 2019
Coyote Valley Tribe announces minimum wage increase amid casino milestone
The Coyote Valley Tribe is celebrating 25 years in the Indian gaming industry with some big changes.
Posted: May 8, 2019
Tejon Tribe finally sees action on long-awaited gaming development
It's taking longer than expected but the Tejon Tribe is inching closer to a casino in California.
Posted: May 2, 2019
Sports betting moves slowly amid concerns from tribes in several states
A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door for states to offer sports betting but only a handful have done so amid concerns in Indian Country.
Posted: April 9, 2019
Buena Vista Rancheria announces grand opening for long-awaited casino
It's taken more than a decade and the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is ready to celebrate.
Posted: April 2, 2019
Indian gaming industry grows in revenues but not in number of facilities
The number of tribal casinos has remained relatively the same in recent years despite overall growth in revenues.
Posted: March 27, 2019
Enterprise Rancheria celebrates major milestone at long-awaited casino
It's only taken 17 years but the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria is finally going to open a casino.
Posted: February 14, 2019
Chicken Ranch Rancheria undertakes casino expansion with eye toward future growth
The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is making plans to grow the tribal economy.
Posted: February 4, 2019
Tribes move slowly when it comes to sports betting industry
A landmark Supreme Court decision opened the door for sports betting but tribes aren't rushing to join the industry.
Posted: January 29, 2019
Wilton Rancheria scores another win in long-running fight over homelands
Opponents of the Wilton Rancheria are on the losing end of yet another ruling in federal court.
Posted: January 25, 2019
'Morongo has come a long way': Morongo Band starts work on casino expansion
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is celebrating a major project at its casino in southern California.
Posted: January 9, 2019
Wilton Rancheria slated to break ground on long-awaited gaming facility
The Wilton Rancheria is looking forward to another big year of achievements in California.
Posted: January 9, 2019
Pechanga Band quickly wins approval for naming rights deal
The Pechanga Band's naming rights came as a surprise to local officials and to the tribe which previously held them.
Posted: December 6, 2018
Enterprise Rancheria sees progress on 'Hard Rock' development
The Enterprise Rancheria and the Seminole Tribe are working together on a long-awaited casino in California.
Posted: November 29, 2018
Cahuilla Band breaks ground on new gaming facilty with hotel
The Cahuilla Band of Indians will be adding a 57-room hotel to its new casino in southern California.
Posted: November 16, 2018
Wilton Rancheria secures approval of gaming management agreement
The Wilton Rancheria is moving closer toward its goal of self-sufficiency.
Posted: November 5, 2018
'At this point, we're suing': Tribes upset with handling of non-Indian gaming facilities
Tribes are threatening to sue the state of California for failing to crack down on non-Indian card rooms.
Posted: October 29, 2018
Those 'injuns': Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces racism in casino bid
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe continues to face vehement opposition to a proposed casino.
Posted: October 16, 2018
Leaders of Pinoleville Pomo Nation can be sued for alleged fraud
A gaming developer claims it invested nearly $5.4 million in a casino that never got off the ground.
Posted: October 8, 2018
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians updates gaming agreement
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is waiting on federal approval for its new Class III gaming compact.
Posted: October 4, 2018
Graton Rancheria converts space at casino into smoke-free area
Patrons can now enter and gamble at the Graton Rancheria without coming into contact with secondhand smoke.
Posted: October 3, 2018
A 'milestone': Tule River Tribe moves forward with casino plan
Comments are being accepted on the Tule River Tribe's casino impact study and a public meeting has been scheduled.
Posted: September 26, 2018
Trinidad Rancheria plans 100-room hotel adjacent to casino
The Trinidad Rancheria is seeking a federal loan guarantee to finance a 100-room hotel in northern California.
Posted: September 24, 2018
Tule River Tribe takes major step forward with casino relocation plan
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally releasing an environmental review for the Tule River Tribe's casino relocation project.
Posted: September 20, 2018
Wilton Rancheria moves forward with gaming management agreement
The Wilton Rancheria is working with a subsidiary of Boyd Gaming on a long-awaited casino in California.
Posted: September 13, 2018
Manzanita Band off-reservation gaming project officially declared dead
An off-reservation casino near the U.S. border with Mexico has been declared dead.
Posted: September 4, 2018
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wins approval for update to casino agreement
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secured approval for an updated casino agreement but not after some heated discussion.
Posted: August 17, 2018
New Bureau of Indian Affairs leader takes action on gaming
Tara Sweeney might have been kept out of view by the Trump administration but that doesn't mean she hasn't been working hard in Washington.
Posted: August 16, 2018
'It's monumental for me': Mechoopda Tribe wins local support for casino
After nearly two decades of battles, the Mechoopda Tribe has finally won local support for its long-delayed casino in California.
Posted: August 15, 2018
Santa Ysabel Band loses decision in online bingo betting dispute
The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has hit a dead end with its short-lived online gaming business.
Posted: August 13, 2018
Hopland Band shuts down casino due to largest wildfire in state history
The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has laid off all employees at its casino, after it was forced to evacuate due to ongoing fires.
Posted: August 13, 2018
Mechoopda Tribe makes progress on long-delayed gaming project
The Mechoopda Tribe has signed a Class III gaming compact with the state of California and could gain some unexpected support for the agreement.
Posted: August 13, 2018
Lytton Band agrees to permanent ban on gaming as homelands bill awaits action
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians has agreed to a permanent ban on gaming on any land acquired in Sonoma County in California.
Posted: August 8, 2018
'Get off my land': Pala Reservation woman accused of attacking elderly people
A visit to the Pala Casino in southern California led to elder abuse and a secret drug lab, authorities said.
Posted: August 7, 2018
Chemehuevi Tribe on track to finish new casino in the spring of 2019
The Chemehuevi Tribe is building a brand new casino on the California side of Lake Havasu.
Posted: July 30, 2018
San Manuel Band breaks ground on $550 million expansion at casino
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians celebrated Yaamava' as it broke ground on a major expansion project.
Posted: July 26, 2018
La Jolla Band adds slot machines to trading post on reservation
The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians is finally getting back into the tribal gaming business.
Posted: July 19, 2018
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation continues work on $200 million casino expansion
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is adding more than 400 hotel rooms to its casino in northern California.
Posted: July 10, 2018
Enterprise Rancheria eyes 'Hard Rock Sacramento' after tribal homelands victory
The iconic Hard Rock brand could soon be coming to California's capital city thanks to a partnership between tribal nations.
Posted: July 2, 2018
'Justice has finally prevailed': Shingle Springs Band vindicated in gaming case
It took a decade but the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is welcoming the end of a long-running lawsuit.
Posted: June 28, 2018
Tribes see another year of growth as gaming revenues hit $32.4 billion
Thirty years after the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, tribes continue to make gains.
Posted: June 26, 2018
Shingle Springs Band prevails in long-running gaming contract dispute
A decade-old dispute between the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and a former gaming partner is finally over.
Posted: June 25, 2018
Table Mountain Rancheria plans new and larger casino with a hotel
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
Jamul Indian Village completes takeover and announces new name for casino
The Jamul Indian Village is now managing its gaming facility in southern California after parting ways with a prominent partner.
Posted: May 30, 2018
Tribes seek a seat at table as states look into sports betting
With a landmark Supreme Court decision on the books, tribes from California to Connecticut want to be at the table when it comes to sports betting.
Posted: May 21, 2018
Tribes continue to weigh impact of Supreme Court ruling on sports betting
Tribes are welcoming the opportunity to engage in sports betting following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Posted: May 18, 2018
Cabazon Band pays tribute to the late John James, 'Father of Native American Gaming'
John James, a former chairman of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and a driving force in the Indian gaming industry, passed away on April 21. He was 87.
Posted: May 14, 2018
Tribes and sovereignty still don't mix when it comes to labor laws
Efforts by Indian Country to assert sovereignty over labor laws are failing in the courts, not just in the halls of Congress.
Posted: May 4, 2018
Yet another federal appeals court backs restoration of tribal homelands
The winning streak continues for Indian Country with yet another federal appeals court decision in favor of tribal homelands.
Posted: May 2, 2018
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino remains the talk of the town
Two years after proposing an off-reservation casino, the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe appears no closer to its goal.
Posted: April 26, 2018
Mechoopda Tribe: 'Enough is enough' as appeals court rules in homelands case
The Mechoopda Tribe is still willing to sit down with local opponents to discuss plans for a long-delayed casino in northern California.
Posted: April 20, 2018
Mechoopda Tribe looks forward to casino after securing victory in court
The Mechoopda Tribe plans to move forward with a long-delayed casino but opponents don't seem willing to accept defeat.
Posted: April 17, 2018
Karuk Tribe announces grand opening for long-awaited gaming facility
It's taken more than a decade but the Karuk Tribe has finally opened the doors to its long-awaited casino.
Posted: April 17, 2018
Buena Vista Rancheria hits another milestone after win in homelands case
The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is on track to a brighter future after securing victory in a long-running tribal homelands case.
Posted: April 16, 2018
Mechoopda Tribe scores victory in long-running fight over homelands
The court victories keep coming for tribes seeking to restore their homelands even as the Trump administration seeks to erect more hurdles for Indian Country.
Posted: April 13, 2018
Guidiville Band off-reservation casino officially dead with settlement
The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians has officially dropped plans for an off-reservation casino in northern California.
Posted: April 13, 2018
North Fork Rancheria secures confirmation of win in homelands case
The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has scored another win in a long-running fight to restore its homelands in California.
Posted: April 11, 2018
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces hurdles in Washington for casino bid
As predicted, the Trump administration is raising hurdles for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe as it pursues an off-reservation casino.
Posted: April 11, 2018
Ruffey Rancheria federal recognition bill being changed amid casino fears
A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria is being amended after fears were raised about a casino.
Posted: April 9, 2018
Ruffey Rancheria federal recognition bill raises fears of another casino
A bill to restore federal recognition to the Ruffey Rancheria is raising fears of a casino and questions about the tribe's legitimacy.
Posted: April 5, 2018
Pala Band objects to large housing development across from casino
The Pala Band of Mission Indians is worried about a 760-unit housing development across the highway from its casino.
Posted: April 2, 2018
Hearing expected in Senate on Lytton Band homelands measure
A bill to place about 940 acres in trust for the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians appears to be gaining steam on Capitol Hill.
Posted: March 27, 2018
Tule River Tribe headed to D.C. to lobby for off-reservation casino
The Tule River Tribe is bringing its off-reservation casino proposal to a top Republican lawmaker in Washington, D.C.
Posted: March 22, 2018
Tule River Tribe seeks local support for off-reservation casino bid
The Tule River Tribe continues to push for a move of its casino to a new, off-reservation site in California.
Posted: March 13, 2018
Buena Vista Rancheria secures financing for casino after legal victory
The Buena Vista Rancheria is moving forward with a long-delayed casino in California, but at a high cost.
Posted: March 7, 2018
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces attack from anti-Indian gaming group
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe is battling a new rival in California, one that has tied up gaming projects with litigation and political campaigns.
Posted: March 7, 2018
Jamul Indian Village parts ways with developer of $460 million casino
The Jamul Indian Village will be rebranding its casino in southern California after parting ways with the developer of the $460 million facility.
Posted: March 5, 2018
Wilton Rancheria wins court decision in favor of long-awaited casino
A federal judge has sided with the Wilton Rancheria, rejecting a challenge to the tribe's long-awaited casino project in northern California.
Posted: March 1, 2018
Chumash Tribe banned man from casino but he returned and was shot
A man who was shot and killed at the casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians had been banned from the property in California.
Posted: February 27, 2018
Chumash Tribe security officers involved in fatal shooting at casino
The casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians remains open as authorities in southern California investigate a fatal shooting there.
Posted: February 20, 2018
San Pasqual Band hears concerns about digital billboard at casino
The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians held a public meeting to discuss a $50 million expansion of its casino in southern California.
Posted: February 15, 2018
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe refutes rumors of marijuana at casino
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe will not engage in 'any ' marijuana activities at the site of its proposed casino in California, Chairman George Gholson said.
Posted: February 12, 2018
San Pasqual Band includes digital billboard in casino expansion
The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians is undertaking an expansion of its casino in southern California, a project that includes a large electronic billboard.
Posted: February 7, 2018
Bishop Paiute Tribe casino expansion dispute lands back in court
The Bishop Paiute Tribe continues to push for an expansion of its casino in California amid legal questions raised by citizens who oppose the $30 million project.
Posted: February 5, 2018
Viejas Band debuts 'adults only' hotel as part of casino expansion
An 'adults only' hotel, more gaming space and new eateries await visitors to the casino owned by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians.
Posted: February 1, 2018
Agua Caliente Band announces study of casino expansion project
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is considering a major expansion of one of its casinos in southern California.
Posted: January 31, 2018
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