Thousands evacuated at Saginaw Chippewa casino (December 17, 2009)

Over 2,700 people were evacuated from a casino owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe on Wednesday in response to a bomb threat that turned out to be fake. The Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort received the threat at about 2pm....

Improvements planned for roads by tribal casinos (December 17, 2009)

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is planning to make improvements along a highway where accidents have tripled since the opening of three tribal casinos. The Kaw Nation, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Tonkawa Tribe operate casinos along US 77, near...

Extension to Menominee casino deal gains support (December 17, 2009)

Leaders in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, are moving to renew an off-reservation casino deal with the Menominee Nation. The tribe wants to convert the Dairyland Greyhound Park into a $1 billion casino. The Bush administration rejected the project earlier...

Pequot Tribe fails to make gaming debt payment (December 17, 2009)

As anticipated, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nationof Connecticut defaulted on a $21.25 million casino debt payment. In November, the tribe made a partial payment of $14.2 million. The grace period for the remainder expired yesterday without further action. The tribe...

Shinnecock Nation financed by casino developers (December 17, 2009)

The developers of a commercial casino in Michigan are backing the Shinnecock Nation of New York. Marian Ilitch and Michael Malik helped pay for the tribe's successful federal recognition bid. Now they stand to gain more if they win approval...

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