Cherokee Nation debuts part of casino expansion (December 16, 2008)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has completed the first phase of a $155 million casino expansion. The tribe added 30,000 square-feet to the gaming floor to the Cherokee Casino Resort in Catoosa. An 80-foot-long ice bar and a non-smoking area...

State not worried about Mashpee guilty plea (December 16, 2008)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) said the guilty plea by a former leader of theMashpee Wampanoag Tribe would not affect gaming compact discussions. "We've got, I think, a very positive and transparent relationship with the tribe," Patrick said after being...

Connecticut tribes report decline in slot revenues (December 16, 2008)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes again reported drops in their slot machine revenues but the rate of decline seems to be leveling off. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation said revenues were down about 7 percent at Foxwoods Resort Casino and...

Editorial: Negotiate deal with Seminole Tribe (December 16, 2008)

"Florida should try to get as much income from gambling as possible but expand gambling as little as possible. A year ago, Gov. Crist signed an agreement with the Seminole Tribe that allowed Las Vegas-style slot machines at tribal casinos...