Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting on casino land bid (May 31, 2013)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is still waiting for an answer on its gaming land-into-trust application. The tribe plans to build the $500 million First...

Navajo Nation reports successful opening of Arizona casino (May 31, 2013)

The opening weekend for the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, the new Navajo Nation gaming facility in Arizona, was successful, an executive said. More than 2,000 people have been coming to the casino every day, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise CEO...

Interview with Victor Rocha on Internet gaming conference (May 31, 2013)

An interview iwith Victor Rocha, the owner of Pechanga.net, about the inaugural Indian Country Online: Becky Liggero: The tribes are very important to the gambling industry in the USA and that there are a lot of industry events scheduled year...

Mohegan Tribe in discussions for shopping plaza at casino (May 31, 2013)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is in talks to build a new shopping plaza at its casino, The Norwich Bulletin reports. The plaza could house up to 30 stores. An agreement in expected within a month, the paper said. The...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributes $2.8M in casino funds (May 31, 2013)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan distributed nearly $2.8 million in gaming revenues at a press conference on Thursday. Under its Class III gaming compact, the tribe shares 2 percent of slot machine revenues with the community. This spring, the...

Tribes affected by proposal for Keno games in Connecticut (May 31, 2013)

Politicians in Connecticut are looking at Keno games as a way to boost the state budget, an idea that tribal leaders criticized when it was proposed three years ago. Under their Class III gaming compacts, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation...

Shingle Springs Band wins state approval for new compact (May 31, 2013)

Red Hawk Casino. Photo Courtesy Red Hawk Casino. The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians in California has won state approval for its new Class III gaming compact. The tribe signed the deal with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) last November....