Sheriff who was denied gaming funds questions tribal police (May 10, 2011)

The sheriff who was denied a share of gaming revenues says he won't be held "hostage" by the Robinson Rancheria of California. Lake County Sheriff Frank Rivero refuses to cross-deputize the tribe's officers. He says he can't trust the tribe...

Mohegan Tribe reportedly owes $1.6B in casino related debt (May 10, 2011)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut owes $1.6 billion in gaming related debt, according to Moody's Investors Service. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority owes $675 million on a line of credit and $250 million on bonds. Both types of debt are...

Crow Tribe set to debut upgraded gaming facility this Friday (May 10, 2011)

The Little Bighorn Casino. Photo © Casey Riffe/Billings Gazette. The Crow Tribe of Montana plans to open the new Little Big Horn Casino on Friday. The facility replaces an older building that the National Indian Gaming Commission said was...

Blackfeet Nation includes casino in reservation smoking ban (May 10, 2011)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana has banned smoking at the Glacier Peaks Casino. The Blackfeet Tobacco Free Act of 2005 bans smoking in public places. The casino was exempted for two years but tribal leaders were recently told that smoking...