Tohono O'odham Nation awaits hearing on gaming litigation (November 10, 2011)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona has so far been victorious in its effort to open an off-reservation casino. The tribe won decisions in state and federal court affecting the proposed West Valley Resort. But the real test will come...

Credit ratings lowered for Dry Creek Rancheria gaming debt (November 10, 2011)

The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California has reached a deal restructure $200 million in gaming debt but that hasn't stopped its credit ratings from being lowered. Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s lowered the tribe's...

Mississippi Choctaws reach deal to restructure gaming debt (November 10, 2011)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has reached a deal to restructure its gaming debt. An $80.8 million loan that was due this month has been extended, Chief Phyliss J. Anderson announced. The new date is May 4, 2012....

Opinion: Chumash Tribe makes casino workers sign petition (November 10, 2011)

"The community is a buzz with the latest regarding “Camp 4” – the 1,400 acres in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley owned by the Chumash Casino tribe (Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians). Apparently, the Chumash Casino tribal...

Opinion: Time to strengthen regulation of gaming in Florida (November 10, 2011)

"I have held leadership positions with a number of civic and trade groups in South Florida, and I support destination resort casinos for our area. Florida has a long history of various gaming enterprises. Horse racing in the past has...

Warm Springs Tribes expect to open new casino in January (November 10, 2011)

The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon will open a new casino by the end of January 2012. The Indian Head Casino is located close to a major highway. It replaces the nearby Kah-Nee-Ta Resort &...

MPBN: Passamaquoddy Tribe loses out with defeat of racino (November 10, 2011)

"Two images capture the resignation that sets in Down East everytime voters decide whether to allow gambling in Washington County. At the Calais Motor Inn, the election-night crowd around Joseph Socobasin and his laptop grows, as the Passamaquoddy Tribal Chief...