Moody's considers tribal gaming bond offerings to be stronger (October 10, 2012)

Gaming bonds offer stronger protections than their counterparts in the non-financial industry, according to Moody's Investor Service. Moody's examined 17 high-yield bonds that 15 gaming companies issued between January 2011 and July 2012. Two of the top three were tribal...

NWPR: Former Oregon governors slam non-Indian casino plan (October 10, 2012)

"Three of Oregon's former governors announced their opposition Monday to two Oregon casino ballot measures. Measure 82 amends the constitution to allow non-tribal casinos, and requires those casinos to give a percentage of their revenue to the state lottery. Measure...

Tribal panel at Global Gaming Expo discusses Internet gaming (October 10, 2012)

Tribal leaders and lobbyists discussed Internet gaming at the recent Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Online gaming on the state and federal level is inevitable, panelists agreed. But just how it will impact existing tribal casinos and Class III...

CEM: Bernadine Burnette wins Indian Gaming Advocate award (October 10, 2012)

"If Bernadine Burnette could describe herself with one phrase, it would be, “I shoot straight from the hip!” As the vice president of Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Burnette must makes important decisions that affect her community on a host of...

Lac du Flambeau Band planning a $50M off-reservation casino (October 10, 2012)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians wants to build a $50 million off-reservation casino in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The tribe is getting ready to submit a land-into-trust application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. If all goes...

Kialegee Tribal Town wants 10th Circuit to rule in gaming case (October 10, 2012)

The Kialegee Tribal Town of Oklahoma is asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a gaming case. The tribe wants to open the Red Clay Casino on an Indian allotment. But Judge Gregory Frizzell blocked construction, ruling that...