NIGC's Hogen addresses Class II/Class III rules (June 20, 2007)

National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen spoke about the need to draw a “bright line” between Class II and Class III machines at the North American Gaming Regulators Association conference in Kansas City last week. After tribes objected,...

Connecticut tribes report fewer slot machine revenues (June 20, 2007)

Slot machine revenues at Connecticut's two tribal casinos fell $85 million in May 2007 compared to a year earlier, The Norwich Bulletin reports. The Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, reported $787.3 million in revenues, down...

Ontario First Nations reject $2.5B gaming deal (June 20, 2007)

First Nations leaders on Ontario have rejected a $2.5 billion gaming deal with the province. The province offered the money in order to settle a tax dispute. Casino Rama, a Native-run gaming facility, has been charged a 20 percent tax...

Labor unions rally against California compacts (June 20, 2007)

Hundreds of labor union supporters rallied at the state Capitol on Tuesday to protest gaming compacts with five California tribes. UNITE-HERE, the union responsible for the anti-sovereignty ruling from the National Labor Relations Board, organized the rally. The group...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe offers multiple casinos (June 20, 2007)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will offer to host several casinos in Massachusetts as long as it is granted exclusive rights to do so, The Boston Herald reports. The tribe already plans to open one casino once its initial reservation is...