Native American Indian Casino Gambling
In 1988, Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which
recognized "the right of Indian tribes in the United States to establish
gambling and gaming facilities on their reservations as long as the states in which they are located
have some form of legalized gambling".
Nearly 20 years later, Native American tribes posted casino gambling revenues of nearly $23 billion, narrowing the gap with state-regulated non-Indian casino gambling revenues. Native American tribes across the US are cashing in on their casino gambling operations located on tribal lands. Indian casinos have been approved and/or are running in California, Florida, Massachusetts, and several other states. Indian run casinos are expanding on what seems to be a daily basis and there appears to be no end to their expansion.
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Indian Tribe Casinos in the News
Historic Land Creating Issues With Massachusetts Casino Plans
March 19, 2014
Two developers competing to bring new casinos to Massachusetts are facing historic land issues that could derail their chances of securing bids to develop the gaming facilities...
Florida Begins To Mull Gambling Future Of Seminole Compact
January 13, 2014
The compact the Seminole tribe signed with the state of Florida is set to expire in 2015, and that has led lawmakers to consider other possible gaming expansion options this year...
South Carolina Tribe Hoping To Open Casino In North Carolina
September 10, 2013
The border war has begun between lawmakers in North Carolina and an Indian tribe in South Carolina that wants to open a new tribal casino in the neighboring state...
Diamondbacks Minor League Affiliate To Promote Casino Gambling
September 6, 2013
The Arizona Diamondbacks minor league affiliate, the South Bend Silver Hawks, has sold the naming rights to their stadium to a group that owns the Four Winds Casino in Michigan...
Indian Tribal Rules Divide Sparks Controversy In US Casinos
September 2, 2013
Indian tribes have had the run of the land when it comes to the rules they create for their casinos, but with gaming expansion popular across the US, the blurred rules are causing problems...
Voters Get Final Say On Gambling Expansion In New York
June 24, 2013
Now that the state Senate has approved Las Vegas style casinos in New York, the issue will go to voters in November for one final approval before the state opens up to full-fledged casino gambling...
Massachusetts Commission Members Debating Southeastern Casino
April 8, 2013
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe holds a monopoly on future casino gambling in Southeastern Massachusetts, but that monopoly may be coming to an end as regulators consider licensing a commercial casino in the region...
Massachusetts Tribal Gambling Compact Rejected By Feds
October 13, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick has lost his latest fight to expand gambling in Massachusetts after the US Department of Interior rejected a tribal gambling compact...
Indian Tribes Meet At Hard Rock With Eye On Internet Gambling
September 24, 2012
The Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida was the meeting place this week for hundreds of Indian tribe executives with an eye on expanding their gaming to the Internet...
Tribes Preparing For Legal Battle Over US Online Gambling
July 27, 2012
Indian tribes have had the ability to control casino gambling in the US for decades, but with many states moving towards regulated online gambling, the tribes are gearing up for a legal battle...
California Tribe Prepares For Online Poker With bwin.party Merger
May 8, 2012
The United Autumn Indian Community is preparing for the expected online poker boom in the US. The tribe has entered into an agreement with bwin.party, one of the world's largest online gambling providers...
Michigan Casino Gets Backing Of Several Supreme Court Members
April 24, 2012
A lawsuit brought on to close a Michigan casino has been chastised by several Supreme Court justices. The justices believe that the lawsuit is a little bit late after the casino opened in February...
Alabama Tribal Gambling Revenue Up, California's Down
March 12, 2012
Tribal gambling in California and Alabama appear headed in opposite directions according to the latest national figures that have been released. Alabama tribal gaming revenue is up, while California's dropped for a third straight year...
Poker Room Rivalry Heats Up In South Florida
February 24, 2012
Stax is the latest addition to the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, and the new poker room has created a budding rivalry between South Florida poker hot spots...
Tribe Puts Spin On Possible Minnesota Casino Expansion
February 17, 2012
When a new casino is mentioned in any state, developers line up to take their shot on acquiring a license. In Minnesota, it is the White Earth Tribe that is lobbying for a new casino, using the Vikings as a bargaining tool...
Seminoles Kick Off Grand Opening Party For Casino Expansion
February 4, 2012
The Seminole Coconut Creek Casino was once a small facility with a couple hundred slot machines, but this week, the Seminoles have held grand opening parties related to the tribe's $150 million expansion of the gaming facility...
Connecticut Lawmakers Aim To Please Everyone With Online Gambling
January 23, 2012
Connecticut lawmakers are moving quickly towards regulating online gambling in the state, but the legislators understand that in order to win approval, the bill will have to be crafted with many different groups in mind...
Connecticut Casinos See Revenue Drop For Second Straight Month
December 16, 2011
Connecticut's two casinos experienced yet another revenue decline in November, the second such month that revenue has declined as competition increases in the Northeast...
North Carolina Governor Gives Cherokees Exclusive Gambling Rights
November 28, 2011
The Cherokee Indians struck a deal with North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue that will allow the tribe to have exclusive rights of offering table games with live dealers in the state...
Seminoles Playing The Agreement Card In Florida Gambling Battle
November 11, 2011
The Seminole Indian tribe finally weighed in on Thursday regarding the potential gambling expansion in Florida. The tribe's message to legislators was to honor an agreement the tribe and the state made last year...