Winnebago Tribe foresees $100M commercial casino in Iowa (August 21, 2012)

The Winnebago Tribe envisions spending around $100 million to develop a commercial gaming facility in Iowa, an executive said. Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, wants to build a casino and hotel in downtown Sioux City. "The Winnebago Tribe...

Authorities believe California man was murdered for per caps (August 21, 2012)

Authorities in California say a man was murdered for his gaming per capita checks. Alphonso John Hyde received $10,000 to $20,000 a month from an unidentified tribe. Authorities say Frank Valles cashed $600,000 in checks belonging to Hyde, who may...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hosts celebration for casino deal (August 21, 2012)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will host Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Thursday for a celebration of the Class III gaming compact. The tribe and Patrick signed a 15-year deal to authorize a casino in Taunton. The compact awaits approval...

Eastern Cherokees hail launch of live table games at casino (August 21, 2012)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) will officially open live table games at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort today. The tribe negotiated a 30-year Class III gaming compact that authorized live dealers....

Agua Caliente Band shows improvements in gaming earnings (August 21, 2012)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in California is showing “stronger than expected” improvement in its gaming operation, according to Fitch Ratings. The tribe operates two gaming facilities. Earnings were up 17.9 percent in the last fiscal year, according...