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Officials hope Obama lifts gaming 'moratorium' (12/05)

Officials in Romulus, Michigan, believe the Bush administration has imposed a moratorium on off-reservation gaming. The city has been talking with the Hannahville Indian Community, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and...

Little River Band adds to potential casino site (11/19)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has purchased 223 acres for a potential casino in Muskegon, Michigan. The tribe paid $5.5 million for an 87.1-acre former racetrack in July. Since then, the tribe...

Land-into-trust approval for Habematolel Pomo (10/07)

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake will be able to operate a casino on 11 acres of land being taken into trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Notice of the acquisition was published in...

White Earth Band fights for casino trust status (07/15)

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe hopes a dispute over the trust status of its casino will turn out in the tribe's favor. The tribe bought the land for the Shooting Star Casino with funds...

Judge promises ruling in Seneca Nation case (07/01)

A federal judge plans to issue a ruling by July 8 in a lawsuit that questions the legality of the Seneca Nation's off-reservation casino in Buffalo, New York. In January 2007, Judge William M....

BIA to publish final EIS for Cowlitz casino (05/29)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is publishing the final environmental impact statement for the casino sought by the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington. The tribe wants 152 acres in Clark County places in trust. The land...

New Mexico governor cheers NIGC opinion on casino (05/22)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) claimed victory on Wednesday in a casino fight with the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma. In a press release, Richardson said an opinion from the National Indian Gaming...

Section 20 rules won't apply to Oneida Nation (05/21)

The Interior Department has agreed to acquire about 13,000 acres in trust for the Oneida Nation of New York -- including the tribe's Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The decision raises some questions: Is...

Gaming opponents seek delay on Gun Lake casino (04/30)

A group called the Michigan Gambling Opposition plans to seek a stay of a federal appeals court decision that allows the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians to open a casino. MichGO filed a lawsuit...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe cites land settlement for casino (03/03)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma has trust land in New Mexico but can it be used for gaming? That's the question everyone is trying to answer. Chairman Jeff Houser says a March 2007...

Little River Band proposes off-reservation casino (02/12)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is proposing an off-reservation casino in Muskegon, Michigan. The $100 million project would be twice the size of the Little River Casino on the reservation. It would feature...

NIGC asks Fort Sill Apache Tribe about New Mexico site (02/11)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is asking the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma to justify its off-reservation gaming site in New Mexico. The NIGC wants to know whether the 30-acre site meets the...

City concerned about Soboba Band casino plans (02/06)

Officials in San Jacinto, California, are raising concerns about the Soboba Band of Luiseo Indians' plan to acquire land for a casino and hotel. The city wants the Bureau of Indian Affairs to address "potential...

Sen. Bingaman questions Fort Sill Apache casino (01/30)

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) is asking the Bush administration to explain why the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is building a casino in southern New Mexico. Bingaman said the tribe agreed not...

Shawnee Tribe proposes Oklahoma City casino (01/24)

The Shawnee Tribe announced plans for a $400 million casino and entertainment complex in Oklahoma City. Preliminary plans call for a casino, hotel, shopping center, performance hall and movie theater complex on 104 acres...

BIA to hold hearings on Warm Springs casino (01/22)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will hold public hearings on the off-reservation casino sought by the Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon. The tribes plan a $389 million resort in Cascade Locks. The 60-acre gaming...

County to sue DOI over Quapaw Tribe's casino (01/22)

The Cherokee County Commission in Kansas plans to sue the Bush administration for allowing the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma to build a casino. The commission questions whether the land the $200 million Downstream Casino Resort...

BIA sets hearings on Mashpee Wampanoag casino (01/18)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has scheduled two public hearing next month on the Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe's proposed casino in Massachusetts. The newly recognized tribe filed a land-into-trust application for 539 acres in the...

Ponca Tribe's gaming approval stirs debate in Iowa (01/18)

State officials and gaming executives in Iowa are worried that the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska could open a casino in the state. The tribe has trust land in Carter Lake, near the Nebraska border....

NIGC to rule on Prairie Band land in Illinois (01/09)

The National Indian Gaming Commission will be deciding on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation's plans for a gaming facility in Illinois. The tribe is currently based in Kansas. The tribe purchased land in Shabbona, Illinois,...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino bid (01/08)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts remains confident of its proposed casino despite a new Bureau of Indian Affairs policy on off-reservation gaming. The tribe filed a land-into-trust application for 539 acres in the town...

Opinion: No off-reservation Choctaw casino (01/07)

"In looking back over the news stories that affected residents of South Mississippi in 2007, we must include the resounding victory won by opponents to the proposed Choctaw casino in Jackson County. By a margin...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe responds to BIA rejection (01/04)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York today said Indian Country is getting "screwed" by the Bush administration on off-reservation gaming. Tribal chiefs slammed the Bureau of Indian Affairs for rejecting their land-into-trust application...
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