Lobbying firm to pay fine in tribal casino case (December 3, 2008)

A New York lobbying firm will pay a $20,000 fine to settle a dispute over its representation of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma. Crane & Vacco was hired by the tribe and a developer to lobby for an off-reservation casino....

Seneca Nation lays off 210 gaming employees (December 3, 2008)

The Seneca Nation of New York has laid off 210 employees at three of its casinos due to the downturn in the economy. The tribe announced a 5 percent reduction in the gaming workforce. Jobs at two off-reservation facilities...

Billions at stake in Seminole compact dispute (December 3, 2008)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida continues to engage in Class III gaming despite a court ruling that struck down its compact. The tribe agreed to share a portion of slot machine revenues with the state. But the payments --...

Column: Pequot casino dream a nightmare lawsuit (December 3, 2008)

"Christopher Pearson, the former Mashantucket Pequot tribal executive accused of bilking fellow tribal members out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in a Honduran casino development scheme, is scheduled to go on trial next month in U.S. District Court. Based...

Gila River Tribe awards $250K in gaming grants (December 3, 2008)

The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona awarded $250,000 in gaming grants to local organizations and government agencies. The tribe gave $100,000 to the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance as part of a three-year $300,000 grant to fight hunger. Another...

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