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Tohono O'odham Nation announces hiring of gaming executive (01/09)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona announced a new chief executive officer for its gaming operations. Andy Asselin will serve as CEO of the Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, which oversees the tribe's three gaming...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe to select member to run gaming operation (12/21)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona will be selecting one of its own to run its gaming operation. Wendell Long is stepping down as CEO of Pascua Yaqui Gaming Enterprises after seven years. Part of...

Group opposing off-reservation casinos won't name backers (12/14)

A new group that is running ads against off-reservation casinos won't name its backers. Enough Already WI! launched its campaign last month. The group says 24 casinos is enough for Wisconsin but won't say who...

Woman arrested at Chickasaw Nation casino on meth charge (12/14)

An Oklahoma woman was arrested at a Chickasaw Nation casino after tribal officers found her with methamphetamine. Stacy D. Gescat, 25, reportedly admitted she was panhandling at the Riverwind Casino. Officers searched her purse and...

MinnPost: The new buffalo -- Series on tribal gaming industry (12/14)

"Ojibwe and Dakota people across Minnesota added a measure of casino success that rises above issues of poverty, jobs, education and tribal self-sufficiency: Have casinos enabled tribes to restore their endangered languages and steep a...

MinnPost: The new buffalo -- series on tribal gaming industry (12/13)

"This piece was a struggle. Our first worry was for you, the reader. You could expect to be engaged in our earlier questions of whether casino profits have helped ease poverty on Minnesota’s Indian reservations,...

MinnPost: The new buffalo -- series on Indian gaming industry (12/12)

"A few years ago, one of my 5th grade students, who is Ojibwe, told me that he would get “a lot of money” when he grew up. The money, he said, would come from the...

MinnPost: The new buffalo -- series on tribal gaming industry (12/11)

"It is easy to understand why so many workers at the Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel complex are non-Indian. If you were a multi-millionaire – as many of the casino’s owners reportedly are – would...

MinnPost: The new buffalo -- series on tribal gaming industry (12/10)

"Forget Cinderella! Minnesota has a different rags-to-riches story, a legend that took hold 20 years ago when Indians opened the state’s first gambling casinos. A MinnPost editor heard a variation on the story recently from...

Quapaw Tribe's casino makes big donation to local food banks (12/07)

The Quapaw Tribe donated $40,000 worth of canned goods to five food banks in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. The donation was facilitated by the Downstream Casino Resort. Recipients included the Inter-Tribal Council Food Distribution Center....

Judge bars woman from Seminole Tribe's casino after incident (12/04)

A judge in Florida barred a woman from a casino owned by the Seminole Tribe after she engaged in a scuffle with security guards and local police officers. Erin Lyman, 23, allegedly pushed a security...

New group looks to block off-reservation casinos in Wisconsin (11/30)

A new group called Enough Already WI! launched a campaign against off-reservation casinos. Eleven tribes currently operate 24 gaming facilities. The group's rallying call is based on that number. “Wisconsin has an abundance of gaming...

Eastern Cherokee casino is largest employer in region of state (11/20)

Thanks to its casino, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is the largest employer in western North Carolina, WSAV-TV reports. Harrah's Cherokee Casino employs 2,300 people. Some 700 jobs were added when the tribe signed...

Muscogee Nation places casino on lockdown after shots fired (11/19)

Tribal, federal and state authorities are investigating a shooting incident at the Muscogee Nation casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The tribe placed the River Spirit Casino on lockdown for about two hours on Sunday night after...

White Earth Band launches sustainability program at casino (11/15)

The White Earth Nation in Minnesota is looking to make its casino more "green" by implementing a sustainability program. The tribe wants the Shooting Star Casino to reduce its carbon footprint. The new program sets...

Siletz Tribes distribute $114K in casino funds with local groups (11/13)

The Confederate Tribes of Siletz Indians shared about $114,000 in gaming funds with charities in Oregon. This quarter, the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund awarded grants to 39 groups. The checks were presented at the...

'Hard Rock' no more-Isleta Pueblo going back to roots at casino (11/08)

Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico will no longer be tied to the Hard Rock entertainment brand. The tribe has been paying $1 million a year to use the "Hard Rock" name at its gaming facility...

Coeur d'Alene Tribe sends $1.3M in gaming revenues to schools (11/01)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe contributed $1.3 million in gaming revenues to schools and educational institutions in Idaho. The tribe sets aside 5 percent of net revenue from the Coeur d’Alene Casino for education. This year,...

Interview: New general manager of Grand Ronde Tribes casino (11/01)

"An interview with Spirit Mountain Casino’s General Manager Randy Dugger reveals some truths about the casino’s recent history, current conditions and prospects for the future. Not long ago, press publications may have led readers and...

Kiowa Tribe certified as member of responsible gambling group (11/01)

The Kiowa Tribe has joined the Oklahoma Association on Problem and Compulsive Gambling. The tribe was recently certified as a "Responsible Gaming Member." Casino employees have participated in training programs offered by the group. The...

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