Connecticut tribes report declines in slot machine revenues (June 15, 2011)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes reported declines in their slot machine revenues for the month of May. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a small 0.9 percent drop in slot machine "win" from May 2009. The Mohegan Tribe, on the...

Massachusetts governor close to compromise on gaming bill (June 15, 2011)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) said he is close to a compromise on a bill to legalize casino-style gambling. Patrick supports up to three casinos and slot machines at one racetrack, all of which would be open to bidding. He's...

DOJ submits response to lawsuit over Cowlitz Tribe's casino (June 15, 2011)

The Department of Justice has responded to a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington from building a casino. The brief was submitted June 10, The Columbian reported. It defends a decision from the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

Tribes hopeful with reversal on off-reservation gaming policy (June 15, 2011)

Tribes in New York and Wisconsin are hopeful that their off-reservation gaming proposals will get a fair shake with the Obama administration. In January 2008, the Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a "guidance memorandum" that placed greater scrutiny on tribes...