WAMC: Law gives host communities big role in casino plans (January 24, 2012)

"The new law in Massachusetts that legalized casino gambling puts a lot a power in the hands of local officials to decide if their communities will become home to a resort casino. The mayor of one western Massachusetts city has...

Decision awaited in taxation of tribe's leased slot machines (January 24, 2012)

A federal judge could rule soon on a lawsuit affecting the taxation of slot machines leased by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, The New London Day reports. The town of Ledyard claims it can tax the slot machines, which are...

Another tribe opposed to off-reservation casino in Michigan (January 24, 2012)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced plans for an off-reservation casino on Monday, drawing opposition from other Michigan tribes. The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians are already threatening a lawsuit....

Kickapoo Tribe still in the planning stages for second casino (January 24, 2012)

The Kickapoo Tribe plans to build its second casino near Shawnee, Oklahoma. The tribe has 56 acres slated for development. But details are still being worked out. “The project is still in the planning stages and we're working on a...

Editorial: Soo Tribe off-reservation casino bad for Michigan (January 24, 2012)

"As only the most recent arrivals in the long line of players looking for a piece of Michigan's casino gambling action, Lansing and Mayor Virg Bernero should know better. Michigan voters made it quite clear (58%-42%) in 2004 that they...

NPR: Connecticut tribes discuss Internet gaming with state (January 24, 2012)

"At the height of the recession, revenue dipped more than 20 percent. Now, it's slowly climbing again. Under an agreement with Connecticut, both casinos give 25 percent of their slot revenue to the state. When the U.S. Department of Justice...