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Sauk-Suiattle Tribe welcomes Bigfoot to first gaming facility

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe welcomes Bigfoot to first gaming facility (September 10, 2018)

The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe is almost ready to open the Last Chance Casino and Bingo in Washington

Santa Ysabel Band loses decision in online bingo betting dispute

Santa Ysabel Band loses decision in online bingo betting dispute (August 13, 2018)

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has hit a dead end with its short-lived online gaming business.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe celebrates 25th anniversary of gaming facility

Coeur d'Alene Tribe celebrates 25th anniversary of gaming facility (March 19, 2018)

What began as a modest bingo hall for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe 1993 has turned into a major gaming resort in Idaho.

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians halts charitable bingo

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians halts charitable bingo (March 14, 2018)

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians is addressing concerns about its gaming operations in North Dakota.

Mississippi Choctaws debut bingo hall as part of $70M renovation

Mississippi Choctaws debut bingo hall as part of $70M renovation (December 4, 2015)

The tribe said the Pearl River Resort is the only casino in Mississippi where bingo games are available.

Oneida Nation to bring table games to second gaming facility

Oneida Nation to bring table games to second gaming facility (August 21, 2015)

Bingo is going away at the Yellow Brick Road Casino to make way for table games and live dealers.

Mike Hoeft: Bingo games brought Oneida Nation together again

Mike Hoeft: Bingo games brought Oneida Nation together again (January 30, 2015)

Bingo helped bond Oneidas together, bridge them into alliances with the non-Oneida community and lure tribal citizens back to the reservation.

Santa Ysabel Band ordered to shut down online bingo operation

Santa Ysabel Band ordered to shut down online bingo operation (December 16, 2014)

A federal judge said the activity on the Desert Rose Bingo site falls into the Class III category.

Federal government sues Santa Ysabel Band over bingo website

Federal government sues Santa Ysabel Band over bingo website (December 5, 2014)

The tribe now faces two lawsuits over the Desert Rose Bingo site.

Santa Ysabel Band responds to state lawsuit over online bingo

Santa Ysabel Band responds to state lawsuit over online bingo (November 26, 2014)

The tribe says Class II games aren't covered by the Class III gaming compact.

Santa Ysabel Band offers real money bingo games on website

Santa Ysabel Band offers real money bingo games on website (November 6, 2014)

The tribe originally said it would offer poker games but those plans remain in limbo.

Catawba Nation reports strong opening weekend at bingo hall

Catawba Nation reports strong opening weekend at bingo hall (July 21, 2014)

The Catawba Nation saw large crowds at its new bingo facility in South Carolina.

WUWM: 'Bingo Queens' shows power of Oneida Nation women

WUWM: 'Bingo Queens' shows power of Oneida Nation women (July 18, 2014)

WUWM talks to one of the Oneida Nation women featured in The Bingo Queens of Oneida: How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin.

Catawba Nation ready to welcome customers to bingo facility

Catawba Nation ready to welcome customers to bingo facility (July 18, 2014)

The facility offers up to 1,300 seats and jackpots up to $100,000.

Catawba Nation hires Lumbee-owned contractor for bingo hall

Catawba Nation hires Lumbee-owned contractor for bingo hall (May 19, 2014)

The tribes are supporting each other in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Book details how Oneida Nation women opened first bingo hall

Book details how Oneida Nation women opened first bingo hall (May 15, 2014)

Two moms from the Oneida Nation started the bingo hall in 1979.

Omaha Tribe opens doors to bingo hall at Iowa gaming facility

Omaha Tribe opens doors to bingo hall at Iowa gaming facility (May 5, 2014)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska opened a bingo hall at its gaming facility in Iowa.

Viejas Band to relocate bingo hall to tribal-owned shopping mall

Viejas Band to relocate bingo hall to tribal-owned shopping mall (April 4, 2014)

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians in California is relocating its bingo hall to its outlet mall.

Catawba Nation to open bingo hall with backer of casino project

Catawba Nation to open bingo hall with backer of casino project (April 4, 2014)

The Catawba Nation is opening a bingo hall in South Carolina with the backer of its proposed casino in North Carolina.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe awaits NIGC ruling for bingo games

Fort Sill Apache Tribe awaits NIGC ruling for bingo games (January 23, 2014)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe is hoping to secure federal approval to offer bingo games on its reservation in New Mexico.

Column: Poarch Creek gaming empire grows with state's help

Column: Poarch Creek gaming empire grows with state's help (November 15, 2013)

Writer says anti-gaming enforcement in Alabama has helped the Poarch Band of Creek Indians grow its casino empire.

Catawba Nation committed to gaming projects in two states

Catawba Nation committed to gaming projects in two states (August 29, 2013)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina is pursuing gaming projects in two states with the hopes of expanding its economic options.

Opinion:  NIGC rewards Poarch Creeks for Obama contribution

Opinion: NIGC rewards Poarch Creeks for Obama contribution (August 5, 2013)

Alabama lawmaker who has been at odds with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians says the National Indian Gaming Commission is rewarding the tribe for its campaign contribution to President Barack Obama: Federal law expressly refers to slot machines as...

Editorial: Catawba Nation jumping back into the bingo industry

Editorial: Catawba Nation jumping back into the bingo industry (July 29, 2013)

Newspaper welcomes efforts by the Catawba Nation of South Carolina to open a high-stakes bingo facility: The Catawba Indian tribe hopes to resurrect its bingo operation at a new location in Rock Hill. We hope the project is a success....

Catawba Nation working on lease for high-stakes bingo hall

Catawba Nation working on lease for high-stakes bingo hall (July 22, 2013)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina is finalizing a lease for a high-stakes bingo hall. The tribe is working with York County on the facility. The state has issued a license to offer prizes up to $100,000, The Rock Hill...

Cayuga Nation reopens gaming facility on land that isn't in trust

Cayuga Nation reopens gaming facility on land that isn't in trust (July 5, 2013)

The Cayuga Nation of New York has reopened its bingo hall.

Oneida Nation doles out largest jackpot for 20th anniversary

Oneida Nation doles out largest jackpot for 20th anniversary (July 1, 2013)

The Oneida Nation of New York awarded a $1 million jackpot, the largest ever at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.

Law Article: NIGC changes stance on one-touch bingo system

Law Article: NIGC changes stance on one-touch bingo system (July 1, 2013)

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,...

NIGC opens comment period for one-touch bingo as Class II

NIGC opens comment period for one-touch bingo as Class II (June 25, 2013)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is accepting public comments on a proposal to treat one-touch bingo as a Class II game. A notice in today's issue of the Federal Register outlines the proposal. Treating one-touch bingo as Class II would...

Penobscot Nation waits amid non-Indian gaming expansion

Penobscot Nation waits amid non-Indian gaming expansion (June 24, 2013)

The Penobscot Nation has been rebuffed in efforts to offer electronic bingo games as non-Indian gaming options expand in Maine. For the fifth year in a row, state lawmakers failed to pass a bill that would help the tribe. Yet...

NIGC proposes to classify one-touch bingo as Class II game

NIGC proposes to classify one-touch bingo as Class II game (June 21, 2013)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is proposing to classify one-touch bingo as a Class II game, according to a forthcoming Federal Register notice. The Bush administration in June 2008 rejected a gaming ordinance submitted by the Metlakatla Indian Community of...

Pechanga Band to build dedicated bingo hall inside casino

Pechanga Band to build dedicated bingo hall inside casino (May 22, 2013)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians is bringing bingo back to its casino in southern California. The tribe will open a bingo hall inside the Pechanga Resort & Casino in July. The games mark a return to the tribe's foray...

Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe   to offset    losses to  charity bingo

Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe to offset losses to charity bingo (February 25, 2013)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has agreed to offset losses to charity bingo operations in Taunton, Massachusetts. Charities will still be able to offer bingo games in Taunton. But the tribe agreed to cover any losses, plus pay another 5 percent,...

Bois Forte Band  holds final bingo session after 26-year run

Bois Forte Band holds final bingo session after 26-year run (January 30, 2013)

The Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota is holding its last bingo game tonight. The Fortune Bay Resort Casino got its start with bingo 26 years ago. But the tribe said it was time to end the games. “We...

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community debuts bingo hall

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community debuts bingo hall (November 14, 2012)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona opened a new bingo hall last week. The 26,000 square-foot bingo hall in Casino Arizona offers 1,000 seats. Patrons can play with traditional paper cards or with an all digital machine. Get...

Pechanga Band resurrects bingo with 10th anniversary for casino

Pechanga Band resurrects bingo with 10th anniversary for casino (July 3, 2012)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its casino. As part of the event, the tribe resurrected bingo games at the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Patrons said they were happy to see the...

Viejas Band debuts a new bingo hall as part of expansion

Viejas Band debuts a new bingo hall as part of expansion (March 28, 2012)

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians in California debuted a new bingo hall at its casino. The tribe's first bingo hall opened at the Ma Tar Awa RV Park in 1977. Bingo games eventually moved into a building at...

Editorial: Take a stand against   bingo corruption in Alabama

Editorial: Take a stand against bingo corruption in Alabama (March 14, 2012)

"Get ready for another bingo boom across Alabama, the same unchecked, unregulated, untaxed patchwork of gambling halls that landed the state in such trouble two years ago. But this time, federal prosecutors — stung by two courtroom failures — may...

Mashantucket Tribe celebrates 25 years of bingo with big jackpot

Mashantucket Tribe celebrates 25 years of bingo with big jackpot (July 5, 2011)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut celebrated 25 years of bingo with a $1 million jackpot. The tribe opened a bingo hall in 1986. It's turned into Foxwoods Resort Casino, one of the largest gaming facilities in the world....

Blog: Ex-Alabama governor  asked to testify in gaming trial

Blog: Ex-Alabama governor asked to testify in gaming trial (June 10, 2011)

"Before Bob Riley motorcycles north to Alaska this summer, he might have to drive south to the federal courthouse in Montgomery as a witness in the bingo corruption trial. VictoryLand dog track and bingo casino owner Milton McGregor subpoenaed Riley...

Opinion: Electronic bingo controversy just won't   die in Alabama

Opinion: Electronic bingo controversy just won't die in Alabama (March 22, 2011)

"In the past week, the charity bingo issue has raised it ugly electronic head, again. It'll be interesting to see how Gov. Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange handle the latest events. First, Greenetrack last Friday started opening for...

Passamaquoddy  Tribe sees a  successful month at Class II facility

Passamaquoddy Tribe sees a successful month at Class II facility (September 9, 2010)

The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township in Maine said it's new Class II facility is paying off. The tribe opened the facility, which offers bingo games and 50 electronic gaming machines, last month. The high-stakes games have been drawing in...

Large non-Indian gaming facility  in Alabama closes amid threat

Large non-Indian gaming facility in Alabama closes amid threat (August 10, 2010)

Victoryland, the largest non-Indian gaming facility in Alabama, closed on Monday but its owner promised a court fight to keep operating electronic machines. Victoryland at one point offered 6,400 electronic machines. Gov. Bob Riley (R) claims the devices are slot...

Editorial: Bingo crackdown leaves state at mercy of Poarch Creeks

Editorial: Bingo crackdown leaves state at mercy of Poarch Creeks (August 3, 2010)

"Purveyors of electronic bingo in Alabama experienced another setback last week at the state Supreme Court, and it hardly should have come as a surprise. The court obliterated the only thing standing between VictoryLand and a raid by Gov. Bob...

NIGC counsel says Alabama can't hit  Poarch  Creek gaming

NIGC counsel says Alabama can't hit Poarch Creek gaming (May 6, 2010)

The state of Alabama can't go after the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for offering Class II games, the outgoing general counsel of the National Indian Gaming Commission said. Gov. Bob Riley (R) started a task force to shut...

County puts end to Catawba Nation high stakes bingo hall

County puts end to Catawba Nation high stakes bingo hall (May 5, 2010)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina won't be opening a high-stakes bingo hall in Richland County. The tribe's proposal to take over an existing bingo hall was met with opposition at a public meeting on Monday. That prompted a county...

Catawba Nation sees opposition to high-stakes bingo hall

Catawba Nation sees opposition to high-stakes bingo hall (May 4, 2010)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina ran into opposition to its plans to take over a bingo hall. The tribe wants to turn Carolina Gold Bingo into a high-stakes facility. The tribe would operate it under state law, as required...

Catawba Nation looks at  sites for  a high-stakes bingo hall

Catawba Nation looks at sites for a high-stakes bingo hall (April 29, 2010)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina has been looking at sites for a high-stakes bingo hall. The tribe considered four locations but ran into local opposition, The State reported. A fifth site could finally be the right place for the...

Utah Navajos want to join  gaming industry with Class II

Utah Navajos want to join gaming industry with Class II (April 15, 2010)

Members of the Navajo Nation who live in Utah don't want to be left out of the tribe's gaming initiatives. The tribe has seen success with Fire Rock Navajo Casino, a facility near Gallup, New Mexico. More casinos are planned...

Opinion: Alabama governor's gaming fight about corruption

Opinion: Alabama governor's gaming fight about corruption (April 5, 2010)

"In 2008, the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling was established to ensure Alabama's law against slot machines was being applied evenly and fairly throughout the state. Since then, more than 100 illegal casinos have been closed, thousands of illegal...