Indian Gaming Now

Student Guest Blog: Tribal Language Preservation & Gaming Revenue

Jul 24 2012
Note by Kathryn: Today's guest blog post, written by one of the students in Kathryn's Indian Gaming Law course, is by second-year law student Tim Heise.

In June, the Linguistics dept. at California State University, Fresno, was promised $1 million from the Picayuna Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Student Guest Blog: Broken Arrow Sports Bar?

Jul 20 2012
Note by Kathryn: Today's guest blog post, written by one of the students in Kathryn's Indian Gaming Law course, is by third-year law student Julia Monyak.

Student Guest Blog: How Far Does the “Newly Acquired” Land Exception Extend?

Jul 17 2012
Note by Kathryn: Today's guest blog post, written by one of the students in Kathryn's Indian Gaming Law course, is by third-year law student Ashley Martin.

After choosing my paper topic of Indian gaming on “newly acquired” or “after acquired” Indian lands, I was surprised to find an article specifically addressing one of the problems that could, and did, arise under this section of the IGRA in my home state of Arizona. 

Kathryn on Off-Reservation Gaming in GLRE Roundtable

Jul 16 2012
In the latest issue of Gaming Law Review&Economics, Kathryn is one of the contributors to a roundtable article on off-reservation gaming.  Joined by Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, Gabe Galanda, and Mike McBride, Kathryn discusses so-called "off-reservation" tribal casinos with GLRE managing editor Steve Zweig.  The discussion is wide-ranging, and includes the Supreme Court's decisions in Carcieri and Patchak, as well as the misnomer of "off-reservation" gaming.  Here's

Mashpee & Masschusetts Announce Compact Agreement

Jul 12 2012
Tribal-state compacting is alive and well, it seems. The Mashpee Wampanoag and Massachusetts announced yesterday they've agreed on a compact that is another milestone on the way to legalized casino gambling in that state.

Steve is quoted in the Boston Globe on the key question about the compact's terms: whether the tribe's agreement to pay a 21.5% cut of gambling revenue to the state -- less than the 25% to be paid by commercial casino operators -- will overcome federal scrutiny.  As Steve asks, “The question will be, is 21.5 too high?”

Student Guest Blog: Funding for Native American Tribal Casinos

Jul 12 2012
Note by Kathryn: Today's guest blog post, written by one of the students in Kathryn's Indian Gaming Law course, is by second-year law student LaTanya Gabaldon-Cochran.

            The Gun Lake Casino in Michigan is currently involved in a lawsuit that is seeking the closure of the casino outside of Grand Rapids.  The casino is developed and managed by Station Casinos LLC.  Depending on the outcome of this case, it could possibly have a major effect on the $26.73

Kathryn Quoted on Mashpee Tribe & Taunton Casino

Jul 10 2012
Kathryn is quoted extensively in this Taunton Gazette article, "Hurdles Still Stand Between Mashpee Tribe and Taunton Casino," on the effect of two Supreme Court cases on the Mashpee Wampanoag's efforts to secure trust lands.   Here's an excerpt from the article: