Navajo Nation ramps up hiring for regulators at gaming facilities (August 15, 2011)

With two casinos open and a few more on the way, the Navajo Nation is looking to hire more regulators for the its gaming operation. The Navajo Gaming Regulatory Office already employs 45 people to oversee operations at two casinos...

Both Connecticut tribes report declines in slot machine revenue (August 15, 2011)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes reported declines in their slot machine revenues for the month of July. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw its win drop 5.5 percent from July 2010. The Mohegan Tribe saw its win drop 5 percent....

Mississippi Choctaw casino paid off big for non-Indian executive (August 15, 2011)

A non-Indian man whose companies are at the center of a federal investigation into the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians was paid well by the tribe's casino, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. Doug Pattison was hired as CEO of the...

Mashantucket Tribe closes in on deal to restructure casino debt (August 15, 2011)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is nearing a deal to restructure more than $2 billion in gaming debt, The Wall Street Journal reports. The deal would leave the tribe with about $1.5 billion in debt. Many creditors would...

Column: Expanded gaming can create more benefits for Florida (August 15, 2011)

"There’s a huge boon to the state economy at our disposal, and all we have to do is say “yes” to legalized casino gambling in Florida. According to the American Gaming Association (2010 figures), the national revenue from the commercial...

Commentary: Don't rush to expand gaming options in New York (August 15, 2011)

"Here we go again with another throw of the dice at expanding true casino gambling in New York. Turning us into another slot machine state with the major culture change that goes with it has never been a good bet...