Conference examines 20 years of Indian gaming (October 20, 2008)

A conference in Arizona examined the impact of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 20 years after its passage in 1988. More than 200 tribal leaders, federal officials and lobbyists attended Indian Country's Winning Hand: 20 Years of IGRA, GamblingCompliance Ltd...

NIGC co-hosts conference in South Dakota (October 20, 2008)

The National Indian Gaming Commission and the South Dakota Gaming Commission are co-hosting a gaming regulators and management conference later this week. The two-day conference takes place Thursday and Friday in Rapid City. NIGC Chairman Phil Hogen, a member of...

Mashantucket casino completes 700 layoffs (October 20, 2008)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has completed the layoffs of 700 gaming employees. Citing a decline in slot machine revenues and the downturn in the national economy, the tribe cut jobs at Foxwoods Resort Casino and the new...

Opinion: Casino question a slap in the face to tribes (October 20, 2008)

"I am not opposed to Question 2 - whether to allow a casino in Oxford County - on moral grounds. In fact I like the idea of new jobs for Mainers. As a Maine resident with a mortgage, I have...

Editor's Noteboook: Shelter at Wind River Casino (October 20, 2008)

"Last week I was in Wyoming, driving westward on the southern edge of a big winter storm. For dozens of miles, sheets of snow arced across the still-dry pavement. After a long while, I made out the welcome lights of...

Law professor calls tribal casino in Ohio unlikely (October 20, 2008)

A law professor says it's "incredibly unlikely" that a tribe will ever gain approval to open a casino in Ohio. The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has submitted two land-into-trust applications for a potential casino in Ohio. But Blake Watson...