Mohegan Tribe to continue paying salary for casino executive (November 20, 2012)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut will continue paying the former CEO of its casino for two years, The New London Day reports. Jeffrey Hartmann ran the Mohegan Sun for 21 months. He will receive a $1.3 million-plus annual salary until...

Florida lawmakers create committee to study gaming in state (November 20, 2012)

Lawmakers in Florida are voting today to create a committee that will undertake a two-year comprehensive study of gaming in the state. State law authorizes slot machines, certain card games and horse racing. And the Seminole Tribe offers Class III...

Tribes aim to influence vote in off-reservation gaming dispute (November 20, 2012)

The Tohono O'odham Nation and the Gila River Indian Community spent $235,000 to influence voters in Glendale, Arizona. The Tohono O'odham Nation plans to build a casino near Glendale. The tribe spent $70,000 on city council candidates who support the...

Eastern Cherokee casino is largest employer in region of state (November 20, 2012)

Thanks to its casino, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is the largest employer in western North Carolina, WSAV-TV reports. Harrah's Cherokee Casino employs 2,300 people. Some 700 jobs were added when the tribe signed a Class III gaming compact...

New Mexico asks tribes for share of 'free play' at their casinos (November 20, 2012)

The state of New Mexico wants a cut of “free play” or “bonus point” bets at tribal casinos, The Albuquerque Journal reports. Under the Class III gaming compact, tribes share a percentage of revenues with the state. But the New...

Lawmakers eye deadline on Mashpee Wampanoag casino bid (November 20, 2012)

Some Massachusetts lawmakers plan to submit legislation to impose a deadline on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino. The tribe met a July 31 deadline to negotiate a Class III gaming compact. But the deal was rejected by the that the...