Indian Gaming

Native American-Owned Casinos in California Embroiled in Turmoil

Native American-Owned Casinos in California Embroiled in Turmoil

When it comes to controlling California’s flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state. With this backdrop, several tribes in the past two years have fallen into nasty, sometimes violent, power […]

California’s Pala tribe begins Internet gambling in New Jersey

California’s Pala tribe begins Internet gambling in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY  — California’s Pala Indians became the first tribe to offer Internet gambling in New Jersey on Wednesday. The Pala Band of Mission Indians began a test of their PalaCasino.com site. The tribe’s online gambling arm, Pala Interactive, is partnered with Atlantic City’s Borgata. The company expects a full launch of the site on […]

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributes $739,556 during 2 percent distribution

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributes $739,556 during 2 percent distribution

STANDISH — Local units of government and school districts were granted nearly $740,000 from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe during the tribe’s second 2 percent grant distribution Nov. 20. There have been several grant distributions since the tribe opened the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, but the Nov. 20 grant distribution was the first of its […]

Injunction Filed Against Lipay Tribe for Gambling Launch

Injunction Filed Against Lipay Tribe for Gambling Launch

California Files Temp Order to Cease Online Gambling by the Iipay Tribe Criminal complaints have been filed by the State of California against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, or otherwise known as Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians for the tribe launching real online gambling services to residents. State authorities wasted no time […]

Mohegan authority ‘refocusing’ future expansion efforts

Mohegan authority ‘refocusing’ future expansion efforts

Mohegan – Despite recent blows to its expansion efforts, the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority wants to keep pursuing projects.”Probably a more controlled way for us to expand is to look at things we can purchase, either ourselves or with partners,” Mitchell Etess, the authority’s chief executive officer, said Thursday following a conference call with financial […]

Flandreau Santee Tribe sues over tax dispute with South Dakota

Flandreau Santee Tribe sues over tax dispute with South Dakota

FLANDREAU, S.D. | A long-simmering tax dispute between the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the state of South Dakota is threatening to shut down alcohol sales at the Royal River Casino and Hotel in Flandreau. The tribe has refused to pay the state’s use tax since 2009, saying its status as a sovereign nation exempts […]

California Seeks Injunction Against Desert Rose Bingo

California Seeks Injunction Against Desert Rose Bingo

California’s attorney general Kamala Harris has asked a federal court for a temporary restraining order and preliminary and permanent injunctions against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel’s real-money online bingo site. The federally recognized tribe, located in San Diego County, made waves this summer with the launch of its free-play poker PrivateTable.com site. The tribe […]

California Seeks Injunction Against Desert Rose Bingo

California Seeks Injunction Against Desert Rose Bingo

California’s attorney general Kamala Harris has asked a federal court for a temporary restraining order and preliminary and permanent injunctions against the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel’s real-money online bingo site. The federally recognized tribe, located in San Diego County, made waves this summer with the launch of its free-play poker PrivateTable.com site. The tribe […]

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