Eastern Cherokee businesses support liquor beyond casino (November 9, 2011)

Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who own businesses are supporting a referendum to allow the sale of alcohol beyond the tribe's casino. Business owners say expanded alcohol sales will boost the economy on the reservation. “It is...

Entries accepted for annual Indian gaming marketing award (November 9, 2011)

Entries are being accepted for the next winner of the Barona/VCAT Award for Excellence In Indian Gaming Marketing. The award goes to one tribal casino a year for its marketing efforts. Past winners include Tamaya Enterprises Inc. and the Santa...

Mescalero Apache Nation man proud of casino employment (November 9, 2011)

Gaming has benefited the Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico, tribal member Rogelio Guerrero Jr. said. Guerrero should know -- he's been working at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino for eight years. The facility is the...

Abramoff brags about protecting Mississippi Choctaw casino (November 9, 2011)

In his new book, convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff says the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians paid him $20 million to protect its gaming market. Abramoff said the tribe was threatened by gaming in neighboring Alabama. That included the Poarch...

Cherokee Nation breaks ground on $52M gaming expansion (November 9, 2011)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma broke ground on a $52 million expansion project at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa. The tribe is adding a third tower to the facility. The 10-story structure will feature 100 suites, bringing...

Passamaquoddy Tribe not ready to give up on gaming plans (November 9, 2011)

A leader of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine vowed to keep pushing for gaming even after voters rejected a racino by a 55 percent to 45 percent margin on Tuesday. "The tribe has been pursuing this for 20 years now...