New Mashantucket chair vows no more casino layoffs (January 8, 2010)

Rodney Butler, the new chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, says there will be no more layoffs at Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The tribe laid off over 700 employees amid a decline...

Firm backing off-reservation casino sues former CEO (January 8, 2010)

Empire Resorts, the company backing an off-reservation casino with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York, is suing former CEO Joseph Bernstein for extortion. Empire claims Bernstein tried demanded a $500,000 bonus, a $500,000 consulting contract, vesting of his...

Opinion: Say no to off-reservation casino in California (January 8, 2010)

"Sometime in the next 10 weeks, and despite opposition from Richmond's mayor, the governor, the state's two U.S. senators, and what seems to be a lot of Richmond residents, the City Council could vote to transfer Point Molate's title to...

Shakopee Tribe sues Nevada casino over Mystic name (January 8, 2010)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota filed suit in federal court to stop a gaming facility in Nevada from using "Mystic" in its name. The tribe opened the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in 1992 and registered several "Mystic"...

Gaming expansion in Pennsylvania benefits two tribes (January 8, 2010)

Connecticut's two federally-recognized tribes are ready to capitalize on the expansion of gaming in Pennsylvania. The Mohegan Tribe plans to hire up to 500 people at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the wake of a new law that...