Pechanga Band per capita reaches $30K after disenrollments (May 16, 2012)

Members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians receive $30,000 a month in gaming revenues, CBS2 reports. The tribes makes per capita payments to its members. The amount used to be $22,431 but it jumped to $30,000 after 250 people...

Connecticut tribes acknowledge bad month for slot machines (May 16, 2012)

April 2012 was a bad month for Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes, gaming executives said. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation reported a 13.4 percent drop in slot machine win. The Mohegan Tribe saw a 10.9 percent decline. “We’re not happy;...

County officials pushing for taxes from Poarch Creek casinos (May 16, 2012)

Officials in Escambia County, Alabama, say the Poarch Creek Band of Indians owes taxes on its gaming facilities. The county is citing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, which restricts the land-into-trust process to tribes that were...

BIA cancels disputed agreement for Fond du Lac Band casino (May 16, 2012)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has canceled a gaming agreement between the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and the city of Duluth, Minnesota. The tribe agreed to share 19 percent of gross revenues from the Fond-du-Luth...

Partner looking to start work on Graton Rancheria casino soon (May 16, 2012)

Construction on a casino for the for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria could start this summer, the tribe's partner said. Station Casinos is financing the casino. The project is expected to cost more than $700 million. "We anticipate starting...

Judge opens hearing on Kialegee Tribal Town's casino project (May 16, 2012)

A federal judge is opening a hearing today in a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Kialegee Tribal Town in Oklahoma from opening a casino. But Tiger Hobia, the tribe's leader, won't be required to testify, according to news reports. He...