Press Release: Fitch Ratings on Santa Ana Pueblo gaming enterprise (March 12, 2013)

Fitch Ratings sees a stable future for Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico: The 'BB' IDR reflects the strong financial flexibility of Santa Ana's enterprises and the stable market position maintained by Santa Ana's gaming enterprise in the competitive Albuquerque...

Mohegan Tribe cuts jobs in Pennsylvania amid drop in revenue (March 12, 2013)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has cut 12 jobs at its gaming facility in Pennsylvania amid a drop in revenues. Slot machine revenues at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs fell nearly 14 percent in February 2013, when compared to...

Comanche Nation breaks ground on new road leading to casino (March 12, 2013)

The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma is building a new road to its casino. The road will ease congestion around the Comanche Nation Casino in Lawton. "It's been a long time coming," Administrator William Owens said at the ceremonial groundbreaking, The...

MIGA: Minnesota lawmakers seek to expand non-Indian gaming (March 12, 2013)

A legislative update from the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association: As expected, there is no shortage of gambling expansion proposals awaiting consideration by the 2013 Minnesota Legislature. House File 522, authored by Rep. Phyllis Kahn of Minneapolis, would authorize sports betting...

Report cites five percent jump in Florida tribal casino revenues (March 12, 2013)

Tribal casino revenue in Florida increased 5 percent in 2011, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report. The Seminole Tribe and the Miccosukee Tribe took in $2.16 billion that year, the report said. The Seminoles operate seven gaming facilities...

Nez Perce Tribe close to final vote on bill for casino liquor sales (March 12, 2013)

A bill that would allow the Nez Perce Tribe to sell liquor at its casino is moving toward a final vote in the Idaho Legislature. House Bill 159 creates a new exception in state liquor law that applies to tribal...

New judge takes control of lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe casino (March 12, 2013)

A new judge has been assigned to the lawsuit that seeks to stop the Cowlitz Tribe from opening a casino in Washington. Judge Barbara J. Rothstein heard from the parties on March 7 in Washington, D.C. One report said...

Howard Valandra: Feinstein bill ends land-into-trust for gaming (March 12, 2013)

Howard Valandra takes aim at S.477, the Tribal Gaming Eligibility Act: I have been thinking about the “Indian Land problems” that continue to swirl around DC. We have the ongoing impacts of the Carcieri and Patchak decisions and the seemingly...