Connecticut tribes draw fewer gamblers from Massachusetts (March 19, 2013)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut are drawing fewer gamblers from Massachusetts, according to a new report. The Connecticut tribes have long depended on patrons from Massachusetts, the most populous New England state. But with...

Cowlitz Tribe confident of casino bid despite another setback (March 19, 2013)

A rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington remains confident of its casino despite another setback in court. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a record of decision in December 2010 after finalizing the...

Hearing delayed in lawsuit over Massachusetts tribal casino (March 19, 2013)

Rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. A federal judge delayed a hearing into a lawsuit that challenges a tribal casino preference in Massachusetts. H.3702, the state's gaming law, reserves the casino in...

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe seeks restoration of gaming rights (March 19, 2013)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas wants Congress to restore its gaming rights. The tribe was restored to federal recognition in 1987. A provision in the law includes a gaming prohibition that has been upheld in the federal courts. “We’re trying...

Muscogee Nation announces hotel as part of casino expansion (March 19, 2013)

The Muscogee Nation is announcing a $250 million expansion of the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The tribe will be adding a 22-story, 500-room hotel tower to the facility. The expansion will include a new gaming area, an entertainment...

Chicken Ranch Rancheria eyes more improvements at casino (March 19, 2013)

The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians in California recently remodeled its casino and could be making more improvements soon. About a year ago, the tribe expanded the size of the Chicken Ranch Casino and Bingo and added a restaurant...

Navajo Nation casino compact fails to get vote in New Mexico (March 19, 2013)

The Fire Rock Casino in Church Rock, New Mexico. A new Class III gaming compact for the Navajo Nation never came up for a final vote in the New Mexico Legislature. The Committee on Compacts approved the deal last...