Records at issue in Flandreau Santee Sioux case (June 16, 2009)

The state of South Dakota is asserting executive privilege in a gaming compact lawsuit filed by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. The state says records kept by former governor Bill Janklow (R) and his predecessors should be off limits in...

Connecticut tribes report best month on slots (June 16, 2009)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes reported their best month in slot machine revenues since August 2008. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation took in $62.3 million at Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods. That was 14.2 percent less than...

Seneca Nation wants to join casino lawsuit (June 16, 2009)

The Seneca Nation has agreed to waive its sovereign immunity in order to join a lawsuit over its off-reservation casino in Buffalo, New York. The tribe was participating in the case through friend of the court briefs. But it wants...

Seminole Tribe faces deadline to sign compact (June 16, 2009)

The Seminole Tribe faces an August 31 deadline to sign a Class III gaming compact with the state of Florida. Gov. Charlie Crist (R) signed into law a bill that proposes the terms of the compact. The tribe would give...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants better deal (June 16, 2009)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts hopes to negotiate a new casino deal with investors after voting against extending an existing agreement. Tribal leaders said the existing agreement was unfair because it would have put more money in the hands...