Quapaw leader steps down from board overseeing casino (April 30, 2010)

J.R. Mathews, the vice chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, resigned from his post on the board that oversees the Downstream Casino Resort, as vice chairman of the tribe and as treasurer of the National Indian Gaming Association, effective...

Mohegan Tribe reports drops in slot revenues and profits (April 30, 2010)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut reported another drop in slot machine revenues at Mohegan Sun but executive saw signs of improvement. Slot revenues fell 3.9 percent in the last quarter, compared to the same period in 2009. But that was...

Pequot casino in Pennsylvania faces loss of state license (April 30, 2010)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut might lose its slot machine license in Pennsylvania. The tribe and a group of investors won a license for the Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia nearly three-and-a-half years ago, The New London Day reported. But...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band opens clinic for casino workers (April 30, 2010)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan opened a health clinic for employees of the FireKeepers Casino. The 766 square-foot facility is located in the back of the casino. A nurse practitioner will be on duty 40...

Court decision strikes at revenue-sharing in casino deals (April 30, 2010)

A ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals contained some harsh language for states trying to seek a share of tribal gaming revenues. The ruling said California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) negotiated in bad faith with the Rincon Band...

New leader of NIGC might bring in a new general counsel (April 30, 2010)

Gambling Compliance speculates that the new chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission might bring in a new general counsel. Penny Coleman, a non-Indian attorney, has held the post since the end of the Clinton administration. The Bush administration kept...

NewTimes: Broken promises and Tohono O'odham casino (April 30, 2010)

"Albert Manuel walks through the desert near Gila Bend, reminiscing about the days when Indian villages sprawled across the landscape. He grew up in this southwestern desert, played under its mesquite trees, and hunted quail and dove with his brothers....