Indian Gaming

Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin casino expansion may benefit Florida tribe

Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin casino expansion may benefit Florida tribe

A proposed partnership between Hard Rock International and the impoverished Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin would funnel millions in profits back to Florida if Gov. Scott Walker approves the plan to open an $808 million casino complex in Kenosha. Details of the agreement between the Menominee and Hard Rock — including the percentage of profits that […]

Oneidas concerned about casino proposal in New York

Oneidas concerned about casino proposal in New York

None of the casino proposals presented to New York state officials last week were from our area – but one still hit close to home. Rochester-based Wilmorite and partner Peninsula Pacific pitched a $425 million casino for the town of Tyre in Seneca County, just 80 miles west of the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone […]

West Valley Casino Opponents Fail in Attempt to Force Election to Reverse Glendale’s Support

West Valley Casino Opponents Fail in Attempt to Force Election to Reverse Glendale’s Support

Another victory of sorts for the Tohono O’odham Nation and its plans to open a casino in the West Valley. Glendale officials rejected boxes of petitions gathered by an anti-casino group upset that the City Council formally reversed its opposition to the Nation’s gaming project called the West Valley Resort. And, the group wasn’t happy […]

John McCain To Obama Official: That’s A ‘Smart Ass’ Answer

John McCain To Obama Official: That’s A ‘Smart Ass’ Answer

Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake have put forth a new bill to ban Indian casinos except if they’re actually next to Indian reservations. Kevin Washburn, an Obama pick and former law school dean who notes in the first line of his Indian Affairs staff bio that he is “an enrolled member of the Chickasaw […]

Negotiating with a Tribe or Tribal Entity: Practical Tips for Franchisors

Negotiating with a Tribe or Tribal Entity: Practical Tips for Franchisors

Indian gaming has exploded in the more than twenty-five years since Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). According to the 2014 Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report, Indian tribes received $28.1 billion in gaming revenue in 2012.1 Less well documented is the growth and development of non-gaming enterprises supported by casino customers. These […]

City won’t allow vote on Tohono O’odham Nation casino plan

City won’t allow vote on Tohono O’odham Nation casino plan

The city of Glendale, Arizona, won’t allow residents to vote on the controversial Tohono O’odham Nation off-reservation casino. Opponents filed two petitions to reverse the city’s stance in favor of the $500 million West Valley Resort. But the city clerk determined that the subject matter was administrative, not legislative, and can’t be put to a […]

Small Native American Tribe and U.S. Duke It Out at the 9th Circuit

Small Native American Tribe and U.S. Duke It Out at the 9th Circuit

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Judges on the 9th Circuit’s en banc panel hearing California’s challenge of the Big Lagoon Rancheria’s plans to build a casino in Humboldt County lambasted the state Wednesday for resurrecting stale claims that the tribe is not federally recognized and doesn’t own the land it intends to develop. California and the […]

Glendale mayor urges Congress to halt West Valley casino

Glendale mayor urges Congress to halt West Valley casino

WASHINGTON – Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers told a Senate committee Wednesday that unless Congress acts to block a Tohono O’odham Nation casino in his city, residents should prepare for widespread Las Vegas-style gaming throughout the Valley. Weiers told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee that the planned West Valley Resort and Casino could be just the […]

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