Questions: Can Seminole Tribe claim loosest slots in America (January 31, 2013)

"Can casinos really control how tight or loose a machine is? Heck, yes. Every slot machine offers a variety of payback options, determined by the computer chip that management decides to insert. Each machine has about six different chips. For...

Editorial: Welcome Twenty-Nine Palms Band casino to region (January 31, 2013)

"Twentynine Palms will get some new neighbors when the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians constructs what it calls a boutique casino on its land on Baseline Road and Adobe Road here. If all goes as planned, the 30,000-square-foot casino...

Chumash Tribe wins license for expanded casino liquor sales (January 31, 2013)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians won approval for expanded liquor sales at its casino. The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control approved the license on Wednesday. It allows the tribe to sell liquor in more areas at the...

BIA wins another ruling for California off-reservation casinos (January 31, 2013)

The Obama administration saw a second victory in litigation involving off-reservation gaming in California. Judge John A. Mendez refused to stop the Bureau of Indian Affairs from placing a casino site in trust for the Enterprise Rancheria. He said opponents...

Casino developer cuts $250K payments to Shinnecock Nation (January 31, 2013)

A gaming developer has cut $250,000 monthly payments to the Shinnecock Nation of New York, The Southampton Press reports. Gateway Casino Resorts said it won't restore the payments until the tribe resolves a leadership dispute. Lance Gumbs and Gordell Wright...