Horse breeders welcome Shakopee Tribe's $75M deal with track (June 28, 2012)

Horse breeders say a $75 million deal between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and a non-Indian racetrack will help their industry. The tribe is contributing to purses at Canterbury Park over the next 10 years. Breeders say that will increase...

Eastern Band denies wrongdoing on casino per capita trust fund (June 28, 2012)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina is being sued in tribal court over its handling of a casino per capita trust fund. Since 1995, every tribal member has received a share of revenues from the Harrah’s Cherokee...

Report shows slight growth in overall gaming industry in the US (June 28, 2012)

The U.S. gaming industry, including tribal casinos, took in $88.14 billion in 2010, according to Casino City's American Gaming Almanac. The figures showed a 0.03 percent increase from the year prior, according to the report. Tribal gaming revenues were $26.5...

Eastern Cherokees on a hiring spree with new Class III compact (June 28, 2012)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina is hiring 650 people this year thanks to a new Class III gaming compact. The deal authorizes live card dealers at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort. So the tribe is...

Santee Sioux Tribe set to open new Class II facility in December (June 28, 2012)

The Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska plans to open its new gaming facility in December. The new Ohiya Casino and Resort is a couple miles from the tribe's existing facility. It includes a 25,000-square-foot casino; a 4,000-square-foot events center; a...