Pequot Tribe eyes new market as economy tanks (February 16, 2009)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is banking on a casino in Pennsylvania as its economy back home has been hit by the national recession. Slot machine revenues are down and per capita payments to tribal members have been...

Minnesota tribes see drop in gaming revenues (February 16, 2009)

Tribes in Minnesota are feeling the effects of the national recession. Revenues and visits are down 3 to 5 percent, according to John McCarthy, the executive director of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association. "People aren't coming as frequently, and...

Thousands flock to new Quechan Nation casino (February 16, 2009)

Thousands attended the opening of the new Quechan Nation casino near Yuma, Arizona, on Friday. Customers lined up at 7am to enter the $214 million Quechan Casino Resort. "In my 30 years in the casino business, I've never seen...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seeks Class III compact (February 16, 2009)

The new leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will ask Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) to negotiate a Class III gaming compact. Chairman Cedric Cromwell, who was elected last Sunday, hopes to meet the governor in a few weeks. "I...