Bill extends exclusivity for Seminole Tribe's gaming operation (November 16, 2011)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is open to a bill that would extend its Class III gaming compact in exchange for more revenues, a lobbyist said. The bill by state Rep. Joe Abruzzo (D) would extend the compact by 15...

Company sues Lower Sioux Tribe over 'JackpotJunction' name (November 16, 2011)

A gaming supplier is battling the Lower Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota over the use of the terms "JackpotJunction" and "Jackpot Junction." The tribe opened the Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in 1984 and registered its trademark in 2001. A company...

County seeking support for Little River off-reservation casino (November 16, 2011)

Commissioners in Muskegon County, Michigan, are pushing the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce to support an off-reservation casino for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The tribe is planning a major development at the site of a former...

Ak-Chin Indian Community starts working on center by casino (November 16, 2011)

The Ak-Chin Indian Community of Arizona is adding more entertainment options to its casino. The tribe broke ground on Ak-Chin Family Entertainment Complex. The 162,000-square-foot center will be located next to the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort. The complex will feature...

Tribes in Connecticut turn their sights towards Massachusetts (November 16, 2011)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are facing some big competition now that Massachusetts will be home to three casino resorts. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe have enjoyed near exclusivity in the New England gaming market for...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes approval of gaming bill (November 16, 2011)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hailed final passage of H.3702, a bill to legalize full-scale gaming in Massachusetts. The bill authorizes three casinos in three regions of the state. Region C -- the southeastern part -- is reserved for "a federally...

Opinion: Big money at stake in Eastern Cherokee casino deal (November 16, 2011)

"Over the past several months, Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue and Republican legislative leaders have fought over budgets, taxes, schools, economic development projects and social issues. Oh, let’s face it. They’ve fought about most everything. Don’t expect the partisan bickering to...