Editorial: New York governor hides deal for off-reservation casino (December 1, 2010)

"Gov. Paterson refuses to make public the legal compact he signed with a Wisconsin-based Indian tribe to open a new full-scale Catskills casino. Why? Paterson counsel Peter Kiernan claims the compact is a work in progress. Baloney, says the...

Agua Caliente Band closes poker room, makes lay-offs at casino (December 1, 2010)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California closed down the poker room at one of its casino and made an unspecified number of layoffs. No reason was given for the closure but the tribe plans to convert the...

Little Traverse Bay Bands restructure $143M in debt from casino (December 1, 2010)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan announced a restructuring of $143 million in gaming debt. The tribe secured the financing to open the $122 million Odawa Casino Resort in 2007. But payments to bondholders were halted...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $85M gaming complex (December 1, 2010)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma broke ground on an $85 million gaming facility. The project includes a hotel and casino. It's expected to open in January 2013. The casino will be located just a couple of miles from Oklahoma's...

Revenues shared by Saginaw Chippewa Tribe fell by 8.25 percent (December 1, 2010)

The recession appears to have had an effect on the The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, based on the amount of gaming revenues shared with local communities. This year, the tribe shared nearly $6.2 million. That's down 8.25 percent from...

Editorial: Mississippi Choctaws stood up for their rights to casino (December 1, 2010)

"The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians chose to quietly ignore the protests, the legal challenges and the political theater and proceed with construction of the facility after reviewing what they believe is their sovereign right to do so. Tribal Chief...