Lobbyist helps Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe with casino sites (February 13, 2012)

Lobbyist William Delahunt, a former Congressman, is helping the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe scout casino sites. Delahunt has been working for the tribe since early 2011. He met with the mayor of Taunton to discuss putting a casino there, The Brockton...

Fitch Ratings releases new report on off-reservation gaming (February 13, 2012)

Fitch Ratings has released a new report that looks at off-reservation gaming under the Obama administration. According to the report, President Barack Obama is more open to off-reservation gaming. “The regulatory headwinds for off-reservation gaming seem to be reversing three...

Michigan governor opposes Soo Tribe off-reservation casino (February 13, 2012)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is opposing the off-reservation casino sought by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Snyder and state Attorney General Bill Schuette urged the tribe to drop plans for the $245 million Kewadin Lansing Casino....

Miccosukee Tribe puts dollar figure on per capita back taxes (February 13, 2012)

Members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida owe about $25.8 million for failing to pay taxes on gaming per capita payments, The Miami Herald reports. The amount is based on figures that were provided in a lawsuit against former attorney...

Opinion: State should honor Seneca Nation gaming compact (February 13, 2012)

"Did you hear the one about Cuomo and the casinos? The governor has been traveling the state with a one-liner about racetrack gambling. “We don’t have casinos, so instead we developed racinos. But what’s a racino?” asks Gov. Andrew M....

President of Seneca Nation apologizes for incident at casino (February 13, 2012)

Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter apologized to state Sen. Mark Grisanti (R) and his wife, who were involved in a scuffle at one of the tribe's casinos. Grisanti said he tried to stop a fight between two men, whom...