Chairman of Graton Rancheria publicly discusses casino plan (May 2, 2012)

The leader of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria in California finally broke his silence about his tribe's plans for a casino. Chairman Greg Sarris hasn't discussed the casino since the tribe signed a Class III gaming compact in late...

Massachusetts Gaming Commission hires executive director (May 2, 2012)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission hired a temporary executive director who helped draft H.3702, the state's gaming law. C. Stanley McGee has worked for Gov. Deval Patrick (D) since 2007. He helped write H.3702, as well as a prior version of...

Mohegan Tribe reports a decline in gaming operation profits (May 2, 2012)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut reported a 40.1 percent decline profits at its gaming enterprise. The tribe operates a casino on its reservation in Connecticut and a commercial facility in Pennsylvania. Second quarter profits at those facilities were $15.1 million,...

Winnebago Tribe set to purchase racetrack property in Iowa (May 2, 2012)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has agreed to buy a racetrack property in Iowa. The sale of the Atokad Downs will become final on Friday if a second party fails to match the tribe's bid. Regardless of who purchases the...

City defends Poarch Creeks amid dispute over gaming lands (May 2, 2012)

Closing casinos owed by the Poarch Creek Band of Indians would have a devastating impact in Atmore, Alabama, the mayor said. The tribe has brought jobs and revenue to the city, Mayor Howard Shell said. But that's being threatened by...

Kialagee Tribal Town due back in court over plans for casino (May 2, 2012)

A federal judge is due to hear arguments in a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Kialegee Tribal Town in Oklahoma from building a casino. Last week, Judge Gregory Frizzell ruled that Indian Gaming Regulatory Act waived the tribe's sovereign immunity...