Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe still faces competing slot parlor (August 6, 2013)

Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will still face competition from a non-Indian slot machine parlor in southeastern Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission. said the proposed slot parlor...

Shingle Springs Band could see upgrades over gaming debt (August 6, 2013)

Red Hawk Casino. Photo Courtesy Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians of California could see an upgrade in its credit rating thanks to a new Class III gaming compact and a restructuring of...

Eastern Cherokees complete land purchase for new casino (August 6, 2013)

It looks like the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will start work on a second casino in North Carolina in October. The tribe completed the purchase of the land that will be used for the $110 million casino, The Cherokee...

Mohegan Tribe seen as high risk for $425M in gaming bonds (August 6, 2013)

Moody's Investors Service has assigned a high-risk rating to gaming-related bonds being offered by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority is issuing $425 million in bonds as part of a restructuring of its debt. Moody's said...

Six charged for stealing from Sault Ste. Marie Tribe's casino (August 6, 2013)

Six people have been indicted for stealing from a casino owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan. Federal authorities say Joe Michael Koster used a "light wand" to trick video poker machines into paying him...

Choctaw Nation audit uncovered overbilling for casino work (August 6, 2013)

Six people pleaded guilty to defrauding the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma by overbilling for construction services at the tribe's casinos. The tribe discovered the overbilling through an audit and referred the matter to federal investigators. The U.S. Attorney's Office for...