Berry Creek Rancheria lays off 50 casino workers (January 29, 2009)

The Berry Creek Rancheria is the latest California tribe to eliminate casino jobs. The tribe laid off 50 employees at the Gold Country Casino. That's about 7 percent of the workforce. "As the whole economy has suffered, so has the...

Gaming opponents in Michigan turn focus to compact (January 29, 2009)

Having lost all their court cases, opponents of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians hope to block the tribe from a Class III gaming compact with the state of Michigan. As the litigation was proceeding, the tribe signed a...

Arizona tribes see big drop in gaming revenues (January 29, 2009)

Arizona tribes saw a 16 percent drop in gaming revenues in the last quarter of 2008, according to figures released by the Arizona Department of Gaming on Wednesday. Tribes don't report figures for the 22 casinos they operate. But based...

Bill seeks to limit Lytton Band casino expansion (January 29, 2009)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) introduced a bill on Wednesday to block the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians from expanding its Class II facility without gaining state and federal approval. The tribe acquired the San Pablo Lytton Casino site through an...

Editorial: Town leader flees after casino flop (January 29, 2009)

"What is Adam Bond’s problem? The now former Middleboro selectmen chairman who has long had a thin skin and a “my way or the highway” attitude took his ball and went home at Monday’s meeting, quitting the Board of Selectmen...

Alabama governor claims bingo machines are illegal (January 29, 2009)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is defending the legality of its gaming operation after Alabama Gov. Bob Riley (R) said electronic bingo machines are outlawed in the state. The tribe exclusively offers Class II games at its facilities. Riley...