Connecticut tribes report double digit slot drop (September 15, 2009)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes reported double-digit drops in slot machine revenue last month. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a 13.3 percent decline at Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The Mohegan Tribe, meanwhile, saw a 11...

Laid off Pequot casino employees look for jobs (September 15, 2009)

Former gaming employees of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation are looking for new jobs with the help of the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board. The tribe laid off about 700 employees at Foxwoods Resort Casino last year. About 165 of...

Hogen in residence for 'Fighting Sioux' college (September 15, 2009)

National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen is the inaugural Distinguished Public Administrator in Residence at the University of North Dakota, noted for its controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. Hogen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band amends casino deal (September 15, 2009)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians Indians signed an amended Class III gaming compact with Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D). The new agreement lowers the tribe's revenue-sharing rate. In 2009 and 2010, the tribe will share 4 percent...

Graton Chairman: Indian gaming bill was unfair (September 15, 2009)

"In a recent editorial, “Money talks” (Sept. 4), The Press Democrat claimed that “big money and power politics” was the driving force behind a state Senate committee's unanimous rejection of Assemblyman Jared Huffman's resolution on Indian gaming. The real reason...

Case tests state liquor law at Mohegan casino (September 15, 2009)

A case before the Connecticut Appellate Court could subject the Mohegan Tribe to certain state liquor laws. Emily Vanstaen-Holland and her mother, Susan Holland, sued the tribe after Emily was struck by a man who was drinking at Mohegan Sun....