NARA decision protects confidentiality of tribal casino records (April 17, 2013)

The National Archives and Records Administration has confirmed that tribal audits submitted to the National Indian Gaming Commission are not public records. Tribes raised concerns about the audits they are required to submit under 25 CFR Part 571. NIGC worked...

Oneida Nation marks 20th anniversary of Class III gaming pact (April 17, 2013)

[YouTube: Compact-Anniversary-Oneida Nation and New York] The Oneida Nation is celebrating 20 years of Class III gaming. The tribe signed a compact with then-governor Mario Cuomo on April 16, 1993. The landmark agreement, the first of its kind in...

Eastern Cherokees draw hundreds to casino for poker tourney (April 17, 2013)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians drew hundreds to its casino for the World Series of Poker Circuit Event. The Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort hosted the 12-day tournament for the first time. It came after the tribe signed a...

Florida Legislature signs contract for study of gaming industry (April 17, 2013)

The Florida Legislature signed a contract with the Spectrum Gaming Group to study the gaming industry in Florida. The contract is worth nearly $400,000, the Associated Press reported. The study will include the Seminole Tribe, whose Class III gaming compact...

Tribes in Connecticut report declines in slot machine revenues (April 17, 2013)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes reported another decline in their slot machine revenues. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw slot revenue fall 5.7 percent in March, when compared to 2012. The Mohegan Tribe saw a much more modest decline of...