Column: Where did all the tribal gaming profits go? (December 16, 2009)

"Isn't it interesting that the people who have made the most money off of Indian gaming in Connecticut aren't even American Indians. The big money off the top at Foxwoods, 9.9 percent of adjusted gross income through 2016, has been...

Habematolel Pomo compact headed for passage (December 16, 2009)

A Class III gaming compact for the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake is nearing final passage in the California Legislature. The deal passed the Assembly last Thursday by a 68-0 vote. The Senate Governmental Organization Committee is holding an information...

Shinnecock Nation recognition raises casino issue (December 16, 2009)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York received a favorable preliminary decision on its federal recognition petition on Wednesday and talk immediately turned to gaming. The first big issue is land. The tribe resides on an 800-acre reservation but the land...

Connecticut tribes see another drop in revenues (December 16, 2009)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes reported another drop in slot machine revenues though one fared better than the other. Slot revenues at Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, were down 1.4...

New CNIGA leader carries message of tribal unity (December 16, 2009)

Daniel J. Tucker, the new chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, says tribes need to stay united as they face common challenges. Tucker, the chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, said in a letter posted...

Man admits to stealing from Seneca-Cayuga casino (December 16, 2009)

A Missouri man pleaded guilty to using counterfeit chips at the casino owned by the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma. William Reece Lancaster, 49, admitted he modified 25 cent chips to make them look like $500 chips. He used the counterfeit...

Paper cites increase in accidents by tribal casinos (December 16, 2009)

The Winfield Daily Courier is running a two-part series on accidents near three tribal casinos in Oklahoma. The casinos -- operated by the Kaw Nation, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Tonkawa Tribe -- are located on US 77, near the...