Mashantucket Tribe disputes NLRB jurisdiction (October 16, 2007)

The National Labor Relations Board concluded its hearing on a labor union dispute at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. About 4,000 employees want to organize with the United Auto Workers union. The UAW asked...

Tribes bid for gaming operations in New York (October 16, 2007)

Four tribes have submitted bids to operate a casino for the state of New York. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, the Seneca Nation of New York and the Shinnecock Nation of New York...

Opinion: States can put a stop to Class III gaming (October 16, 2007)

"In Wednesday’s editorial about Florida’s proposal to allow expanded gambling on the Seminole reservation, you incorrectly claim “the state doesn’t have much real bargaining power” and suggest that Florida must cut a deal with the Seminoles or it will be...

Wyandotte Nation holds job fair for Kansas casino (October 16, 2007)

The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma is holding two job fairs this week for its out-of-state casino in Kansas. The tribe has trust land in downtown Kansas City. The legal status of the parcel is the subject of litigation. The state...

Navajo president pushes for gaming loan (October 16, 2007)

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. urged the Navajo Nation Council to approve a $100 million line of credit to finance the tribe's gaming operation. Shirley said conditions for a loan are favorable right now. Further delays could risk the...

Gaming fuels Pascua Yaqui Tribe infighting (October 16, 2007)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona brings makes over $100 million a year from gaming but some say it has only contributed to internal turmoil. "When we didn't have any money, we didn't have anything to fight over," former...