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Alaska Gaming

2/15/2020

article Two Alaska state lottery plans are about to be debated. Here’s how they’d work.
(Alaska) -- Alaska is one of five U.S. states without a lottery. This year, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and House Majority Leader Steve Thompson, a Republican from Fairbanks,...

1/8/2020

article Eklutna wants to open a tribal gaming casino; Alaska says that challenges the state’s sovereignty
(Alaska) -- The only tribal gaming casino in the state is in Metlakatla, on the Annette Island Indian Reserve. But a federally recognized tribe near Anchorage wants to...

1/7/2020

article Alaska state seeks to block tribal casino opening in Chugiak
(Alaska) -- The state of Alaska is trying to stop the Native Village of Eklutna from opening a casino in Chugiak. The Eklutna tribe filed a lawsuit in August to appeal a...

1/4/2020

article State moves to intervene in Eklutna lawsuit over tribal gaming
(Alaska) -- The state of Alaska has moved to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Native Village of Eklutna against the federal government. The lawsuit seeks to reverse a...

1/3/2020

article State weighs in against Eklutna in Indian gaming casino case
(Alaska) -- The State of Alaska is trying to stop the Native Village of Eklutna from opening an Indian gaming casino in Chugiak. The Eklutna tribe filed a lawsuit in...

1/2/2020

article Alaska Files Documents Opposing Eklutna Tribal Gaming Push
(Alaska) -- The state of Alaska has filed documents opposing a tribe's push to open a gaming hall north of Anchorage. Officials with the Alaska Department of Law...

12/31/2019

article Alaska moves to block Eklutna tribal gaming, saying success could allow similar projects statewide
(Alaska) -- The state of Alaska is opposing a federal lawsuit brought by the Native Village of Eklutna as it attempts to build a tribal gaming hall about 20 miles north...

12/20/2019

article Anchorage to formalize government-to-government relations with Eklutna tribe
(Alaska) -- The Municipality of Anchorage voted unanimously Tuesday night to formalize government-to-government relations with the Native Village of Eklutna. The move...

12/19/2019

article Assembly votes unanimously to open formal dialogue with Native Village of Eklutna
(Alaska) -- A sometimes-emotional debate about formalizing relations between the Municipality of Anchorage and the Native Village of Eklutna ended with a vote by the...

12/15/2019

article Anchorage poised to gamble on gov-to-gov relations with Eklutna Tribe, allow casinos
(Alaska) -- The Anchorage Assembly is getting ready to establish government-to-government relations with the Village of Eklutna, which is within the Municipality of...

12/12/2019

article Birchwood council asks state to oppose lawsuit that could bring a casino to the area
(Alaska) -- Birchwood Community Council members voted Wednesday to ask the Alaska Attorney General’s office to oppose the Native Village of Eklutna in its lawsuit...

11/28/2019

article This Thanksgiving Marks 50 Years Since Natives Occupied Alcatraz. They Want You to Remember Why.
(California) -- For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a holiday. We come together with family and friends to express gratitude by feasting, drinking, and arguing. We re-...

11/20/2019

article LETTER: Gambling in Alaska
(Alaska) -- Our illustrious mayor supports a Class 2 casino in Eklutna for the sole reason, apparently, that it would create jobs. He evidently does not care that such a...

10/18/2019

article LETTER: Eklutna sues to open a casino
(Alaska) -- I am happy to see that an entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the Native Village of Eklutna, a federally recognized tribal government! In ADN (10/11...

10/15/2019

article OP/ED: Is it time for a casino in Anchorage? The mayor says yes.
(Alaska) -- The federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is a complicated statute. And past efforts to bring casino gambling to Anchorage are mostly forgotten. But today,...

10/13/2019

article Alaska Native village sues federal agency over gaming hall
(Alaska) -- An Alaska Native Village has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Interior Department in a continuing campaign to open a tribal gambling hall.The Anchorage Daily...

10/11/2019

article Casino in Eklutna is a gamble Berkowitz would take
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Department of Law can’t seem to make up its mind on whether the 49th state should favor or oppose the opening of a Native-owned casino near...
article Eklutna sues federal government in pursuit of tribal gaming operation
(Alaska) -- The Native Village of Eklutna has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Interior Department in a continuing campaign to open a tribal gaming hall about 20 miles...

10/9/2019

article BLOG: Yes casino, no casino
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Department of Law can’t seem to make up its mind on whether the 49th state should favor or oppose the opening of a Native-owned casino near...

9/26/2019

article Arkansas Casino Bids for Russellville Pope County Begin, But Legal Questions Remain
(Arkansas) -- The bidding for the Arkansas casino license reserved for Pope County is moving forward in Russellville, as the city announced it’s accepting...

9/10/2019

article Russellville leaders consider moves towards casino land annexation
(Arkansas) -- Leaders of Russellville are toying with the idea of annexing the land for a future casino in Pope County. Tuesday night, City Council introduced a new...

8/19/2019

article Casino rising?
(Alaska) -- In an effort to bring casino-style gambling to the outskirts of Alaska’s largest city, the Native Village of Eklutna is suing the Department of the Interior...

8/9/2019

article Alaska Tribe Says Politics Swayed Gaming Land Ruling [sub req]
(Alaska) -- The Native Village of Eklutna has hit the U.S. Department of the Interior with a suit in D.C. federal court, alleging the DOI was illegally influenced by...

12/6/2018

article TEPTON: Casinos in Alaska? It won’t happen.
(Alaska) -- A lot of people have said we ought to start casinos up here and make a lot of money. But that’s a myth. Lower 48 Indians own more than 450 of them and...

7/18/2018

article Tlingit & Haida tight-lipped about project near Eaglecrest
(Alaska) -- Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska remains mum over the purpose of an intensive land clearing operation on Douglas Island. It...

4/7/2018

article Ask Juneau: Why can't I buy a lottery ticket?
(Alaska) -- Two viewers, Cherie Ball and Mark Allred, had similar questions that we’re answering this week: "Why doesn’t Alaska have a real lottery? Are...
article Bingo nights are a regular draw in Ketchikan
(Alaska) -- When the sun strides past Gravina Island, the Veterans of Foreign Wars transforms its second floor hall into a community staple that has entertained...

10/15/2016

article Polar bears, growing desperate for food, threaten native Alaskans
(Alaska) -- While Carla SimsKayotuk was getting ready for work last year in one of the U.S. Arctic’s northernmost villages, she noticed her door wasn’t shut...

10/11/2016

article Tribe explores ‘self-determination’ options in downtown Craig
(Alaska) -- Indian law is often complicated and obscure. But one bit of Indian law just got a lot more concrete for the Southeast community of Craig: the concept of land...

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