Connecticut tribes see double-digit dip in slot machine revenue (September 16, 2011)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes reported double-digit declines in slot machine revenue for the month of August. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation said its win was $52.2 million. That's 11. 8 percent lower than August 2010. The Mohegan Tribe reported...

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority board chair still in limbo (September 16, 2011)

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has yet to reinstate Kirk Goodtrack as chairman of the board. SIGA said it would abide by a court ruling that said Goodtrack was improperly ousted. But he remains in limbo until a September 29...

Press conference for bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (September 16, 2011)

A press conference is being held this morning to discuss H.R.2938, the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act. The bill bars the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona from opening a casino on land acquired in connection with the...

MinnPost: More and more states looking into gaming expansion (September 16, 2011)

"Massachusetts appears poised to open its doors to casino gambling – amid a flurry of recession-driven interest in gambling to boost jobs and tax revenue. In Ohio, a new Cleveland casino is in the midst of hiring 500 workers to...

Opinion: Audit of Cherokee Nation gaming enterprise open to all (September 16, 2011)

"My brother recently received a call from Bill John Baker’s campaign for Cherokee Nation principal chief. The caller told him that “Chad Smith has refused to allow the casinos to be audited for 12 years.” This is beyond political rhetoric;...

Ohkay Owingeh eliminates jobs amid big drop in casino revenue (September 16, 2011)

Ohkay Owingeh in northern New Mexico has eliminated 15 jobs and cut benefits and hours for other employees amid a big decline in gaming revenue. In the first quarter of 2007, the net win at Ohkay Casino was $7.3 million....