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BIA moves forward with Wilton Rancheria casino land-into-trust (12/04)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward with a casino land-into-trust application submitted by the Wilton Rancheria of California.

BIA issues final EIS for Soboba Band casino land-into-trust (11/28)

The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California is finally seeing movement on its casino land-into-trust application.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees progress on casino land plan (11/21)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts was promised a decision on its casino land-into-trust application earlier this spring.

BIA to hold hearings on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (11/14)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will hold two public hearings to discuss the casino proposed by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.

BIA approves unique Class III gaming compact with Wiyot Tribe (09/05)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a unique Class III gaming compact between the Wiyot Tribe and the state of California.

Lac du Flambeau Band promotes off-reservation casino plan (08/22)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin addressed concerns about its off-reservation casino at a public meeting last week.

BIA moves ahead with Lac du Flambeau off-reservation casino (07/29)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is seeing movement on its proposed off-reservation casino in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be preparing a draft environmental impact statement for the casino. A public meeting...

BIA allows compact for Shingle Springs Band to go into effect (07/23)

Red Hawk Casino. Photo Courtesy Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians The Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed a new Class III gaming compact for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians in California to go into effect. The compact...

Law Article: NIGC changes stance on one-touch bingo system (07/01)

Attorney discusses proposal from National Indian Gaming Commission to classify one-touch bingo as a Class II game: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) defines Class II bingo as a game, played electronically or otherwise, (1) for prizes, including money prizes,...

Enterprise Rancheria off-reservation casino site put in trust (05/20)

Rendering of the proposed Enterprise Rancheria casino. Photo Enterprise Rancheria. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has placed an off-reservation gaming site in trust for the Enterprise Rancheria in California. The BIA published notice of the acquisition in the Federal Register...

BIA issues new land-into-trust ruling for Cowlitz Tribe casino (05/09)

A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has once again approved a casino for the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington. The BIA issued a new record of decision to take 152 acres in trust for...

Law Article: NIGC makes big changes for tribal self-regulation (04/22)

Attorneys say National Indian Gaming Commission has streamlined the process for self-regulation of Class II gaming: Last week the National Indian Gaming Commission ("NIGC") finalized revisions to 25 CFR part 518 relating to the self-regulation of Class II Gaming. The...

Federal Register notice on Self-Regulation of Class II Gaming (04/04)

From the Federal Register: The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) amends its regulation for the review and approval of petitions seeking the issuance of a certificate for tribal self-regulation of Class II gaming. Federal Register Notice: Self-Regulation of...

Obama reappoints Republican Daniel Little for NIGC position (03/26)

Daniel Little. Photo courtesy National Indian Gaming Commission. President Barack Obama has reappointed Daniel Little to serve on the National Indian Gaming Commission. Little is a former employee of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. He joined the...
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