Tribal rights an issue as Massachusetts weighs gaming bill (May 26, 2010)

What happens if Massachusetts legalizes full-scale casinos? Lawmakers are trying to figure out how tribes will be affected. “We’re vetting a range of options to deal with this," State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg (D), who is writing the Senate's gaming bill,...

Senate panel holds confirmation hearing for NIGC nominee (May 26, 2010)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing this morning for Tracie Stevens to be chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Stevens, a member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, was warmly embraced by the committee. Sen....

Gaming executives cite increasing East Coast competition (May 26, 2010)

The gaming market in the East Coast is getting more and more competitive, executives said. Connecticut has two tribal casinos. Rhode Island has a racetrack with slot machines. New York has tribal casinos, racetracks and a slots parlor on the...

Mohegan Tribe weathers recession without gaming layoffs (May 26, 2010)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut was hit hard by the national recession but one option was off the table. The tribe said there would be no layoffs at Mohegan Sun. "If you lay people off, everyone thinks the next day...

Briefs due in appeal of Lac du Flambeau gaming bond case (May 26, 2010)

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is due to accept briefs in the gaming bond case involving the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. On behalf of bondholders, Wells Fargo Bank loaned $50 million to...