Mississippi Choctaw chief promises cooperation after casino raid (July 18, 2011)

The leader of the the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians said casino management are cooperating "fully" with a federal investigation. Chief Beasley Denson said he doesn't know why the FBI raided the Pearl River Resort last Tuesday. "The nature of...

Connecticut tribes report mixed returns on slot machine revenue (July 18, 2011)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw mixed results in their slot machine revenues for the month of June. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation remained steady with a win of $51 million. That's only than a tenth of a percent less...

New York governor's position on off-reservation casino unknown (July 18, 2011)

Will New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) agree to off-reservation casinos? Tribes and supporters hope he so but so far he's given no indication of his stance on the issue. State law authorizes up to three tribal casinos in the...

Smooth sailing for Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe casino compact (July 18, 2011)

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota could see approval of its new Class III gaming compact within a month. The compact authorizes up to 500 slot machines at the Royal River Casino. That's double the number in the...

Casinos an issue as Navajo Nation Council takes up smoking ban (July 18, 2011)

The Navajo Nation Council will consider two bills to ban smoking at public places on the Navajo Nation. President Ben Shelly supports a complete ban. But a different version of the bill exempts gaming facilities. “We are aiming to protect...