NIGC chairwoman announces hire for director of public affairs (February 27, 2013)

The National Indian Gaming Commission announced a new director of public affairs. Michael Odle will oversee NIGC's media relations, internal information and congressional and legislative affairs. He comes to the agency from the Department of Agriculture, where he worked...

Non-Indian gaming facilities are a big business for New York (February 27, 2013)

Non-Indian gaming revenues for January 2013. Image from City & State. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) wants to expand non-Indian gaming and revenues from existing facilities show how much the state stands to gain by cutting tribes out...

Column: Five things to learn at the Florida Gaming Congress (February 27, 2013)

Nancy Smith of Sunshine State News explores the Florida Gaming Congress: 1. Sweetness-and-light congeniality among sworn enemies, even with millions and even billions at stake. 2. Internet gambling is so not on the near horizon. 3. Pari-mutuels shouldn't be subjected...

Column: State bows to tribes on law enforcement at casinos (February 27, 2013)

"It's a puzzle to me why Gov. Malloy would be so insistent about withdrawing a sizeable portion of the Connecticut State Police presence at the state's two Indian casinos when the tribes are clearly responsible for continuing to pay for...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe nears Class III gaming compact (February 27, 2013)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is close to a new Class III gaming compact with the state of Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick (D) said on Tuesday. The two parties have been working on a new deal. Their first compact was rejected...

Press Release: Poarch Creeks choose technology for gaming operation (February 27, 2013)

From the Press Release: Casino Data Imaging (CDI), a leader in casino management and digital media wayfinding solutions to the gaming industry, today announced the sale its award winning GlobalSuite™ Advanced Visualization and Analysis program to three Alabama casinos operated...

Spokane Tribe won't object to delay in BIA's review of casino (February 27, 2013)

The Spokane Tribe of Washington won't object to a short delay in the review process for its off-reservation casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued the final environmental impact statement for the West Plains Mixed-Use Development on February 1. The...

Indian Gaming Industry Report shows boost in tribal revenue (February 27, 2013)

Tribal casinos took in $27.427 billion in 2011, an increase of 3.4 percent, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report. "Despite a sluggish economy in 2011, Indian gaming sustained a modest growth to bring it above its pre-recession gaming...