White Earth Band extends wage freeze at tribal casino (March 11, 2010)

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians of Minnesota continues to impose a wage freeze for employees of the Shooting Star Casino. Chairwoman Erma Vizenor implemented the freeze over a year ago. In her State of the Tribe address,...

Former Mille Lacs executive charged with casino theft (March 11, 2010)

Melanie Benjamin, the former chief executive of Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota, has been charged in connection with improperly using more than $52,000 in casino "comp" privileges. Benjamin illegally obtained a high-roller card and used it for meals,...

Pechanga Band to pay $52M to offset casino impacts (March 11, 2010)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians reached an agreement to pay the city of Temecula, California, at least $52 million over 21 years to address the impacts of its gaming facility. The tribe will share at least $42 million in...

Opinion: Tribal casinos not a good fit for communities (March 11, 2010)

"American Indian casinos bring more than the negative economic effects and social problems of all gambling casinos. They rely upon people who, for the most part, cannot afford to lose their money and many who become addicted to slot machines...

Eastern Cherokees move forward with Class II facility (March 11, 2010)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians passed a resolution to look for a sites for a new Class II gaming facility and secure financing for development. The tribe plans to build the facility in Cherokee County, North Carolina. The tribe...