Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casino (May 15, 2017)

The new administration is sticking by a letter that should help the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribe in their quest.

Native Sun News Today: Nation's highest court calls tribe's bluff with new decision (May 15, 2017)

The Supreme Court has changed the rules of the game, putting tribal officials and employees at risk for damages they may incur while off the reservation.

Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located (May 12, 2017)

The Arizona Republican is joining the battle over a new casino in Connecticut but a letter sent to the Trump administration is marred by alternative facts.

Mashantucket Tribe charges off-duty officer for assault at casino (April 27, 2017)

A 73-year-old bathroom attendant at the Foxwoods Resort Casino was punched in the face because the water was too cold for the officer.

Mohegan Tribe wants gaming disputes resolved in own judicial system (April 26, 2017)

The tribe's court system resolved other claims connected to the incident that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court hands defeat to tribal interests in sovereignty case (April 25, 2017)

While tribes are generally protected by sovereign immunity, the same does not apply to their employees, the nation's highest court ruled.

Matthew Fletcher: 'Gamesmanship' brings defeat to Indian Country at Supreme Court (April 25, 2017)

Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher offers some initial thoughts on the new decision in a posting on Turtle Talk.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (April 17, 2017)

In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casino (April 6, 2017)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to share revenues from table games.

Non-Indian casino in Massachusetts hits construction milestone (March 29, 2017)

The development has the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe in neighboring Connecticut worried.

Mohegan Tribe announces plan for $80M convention center at casino (March 21, 2017)

The 131,000-square-foot Mohegan Sun Expo Center is expected to open in the summer of 2018.

Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts (March 20, 2017)

The Connecticut-based tribe lost out to a rival gaming firm owned by billionaire Steve Wynn.

Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casino (March 16, 2017)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to address growing competition for gaming dollars.

Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official (March 10, 2017)

Two former Department of the Interior officials who once worked together are on opposite sides of a gaming debate in Connecticut.

Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casino (February 27, 2017)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to convert a vacant movie theater in East Windsor into a $300 million gaming facility.

Connecticut tribes plan to announce site for potential new casino (February 24, 2017)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

Mohegan Tribe said gaming executive didn't disclose stake in firm (February 21, 2017)

Former president Bobby Soper, who is a tribal citizen, denied hiding anything.

Mohegan Tribe announces resignation of top gaming executive (February 16, 2017)

Bobby Soper, a tribal citizen, is leaving his post as president and CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority 'immediately.'

Mohegan Tribe reports decline in income from gaming enterprise (February 1, 2017)

Operating income fell 29.5 percent and losses totaled $51.6 million for the first quarter.

Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket (January 9, 2017)

The justices are trying to determine whether an employee of the Mohegan Tribe enjoys sovereign immunity.

Tribes in Connecticut report declines in slot machine revenues (December 15, 2016)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a drop of 6.9 percent while the Mohegan Tribe fared better.

Mashantucket Tribe reaches contract with labor union at casino (December 13, 2016)

The United Auto Workers was the first union to organize at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case (December 6, 2016)

The justices will hear the dispute in Lewis v. Clarke on January 9, 2017.

Non-Indian firm set to open $1.4B casino outside of nation's capital (December 1, 2016)

In just a week's time, a massive gaming and entertainment facility will be open right outside of Washington, D.C.

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe (October 12, 2016)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.

Gamblers accused of cheating Mashantucket Tribe lose big lawsuit (October 6, 2016)

Three high-rollers say they are owed more than $2.7 million from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket (October 4, 2016)

Only one Indian law case is on the docket so far, a big change from last year's explosive session.

Non-Indian gaming firm announces opening for big casino near D.C. (October 3, 2016)

The MGM National Harbor is located in Maryland, less than 10 miles from the U.S. Capitol.

Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employee (September 29, 2016)

The justices will consider a big question: Does the tribe's sovereign immunity extend to an employee of the tribe's casino?

Rodney Butler and Kevin Brown: Tribes committed to new casino in Connecticut (September 26, 2016)

'Working together, we can safeguard our state's economy and protect hardworking families all across Connecticut.'

Former Mashantucket chairman joins American Gaming Association Hall of Fame (September 21, 2016)

Richard A. 'Skip' Hayward is being hailed as a 'Visionary for Indian Gaming.'

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation confirms death at casino (September 21, 2016)

Tribal police officers confronted an armed man and shots were fired before the man fell from a parking garage.

Mohegan Tribe starts effort to refinance $1.4B in gaming debts (September 20, 2016)

The Connecticut tribe intends to pay off existing lenders with the new credit agreements.

Connecticut tribes no closer to choosing site for potential casino (September 16, 2016)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are reopening the bidding process until October 15.

Trial slated to begin for death of Mohegan Tribe casino employee (August 29, 2016)

A driver for a bus company that took patrons to Mohegan Sun is accused of striking and killing a casino employee.

Connecticut tribes report mixed results on slot machine revenue (August 18, 2016)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a slight decline while the Mohegan Tribe reported strong gains.

Second employee pleads not guilty to theft at Mohegan Tribe casino (August 9, 2016)

A roulette dealer and a floor supervisor at Mohegan Sun are accused of working with a patron to cheat the casino out of nearly $30,000.

David Collins: Mohegan Tribe makes wrong call with Chick-fil-A at casino (August 8, 2016)

I find it curious that an American Indian tribe that has built its success on a public policy of righting past wrongs would be so insensitive to civil rights complaints.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation drops lawsuit but still pushes for casino (August 5, 2016)

The lawsuit was being funded by a non-Indian gaming company whose interests are threatened by a potential new casino in Connecticut.

National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry (July 20, 2016)

Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.

Mohegan Tribe accuses casino employees of roulette table scam (July 20, 2016)

A roulette dealer and a floor supervisor at Mohegan Sun are accused of working with a patron to cheat the casino out of nearly $30,000.

Mohegan Tribe interested in stalled casino project in Las Vegas (July 18, 2016)

The tribe would need to make a significant investment to complete the unfinished Fontainebleau resort.

Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fix (July 14, 2016)

The California lawmaker is trying to meddle with the Carcieri fix found in S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act.

Gaming firm denies being responsible for anti-tribal amendment (July 11, 2016)

MGM Resorts International is trying to stop the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe from opening a new casino in Connecticut.

Connecticut tribes still working on plan for potential new casino (June 30, 2016)

The process has been taking so long that one location has been taken off the table although the tribes still have options.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casino (June 28, 2016)

The tribe's sad saga is at the center of a battle over a new casino in Connecticut.

Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans (June 27, 2016)

The amendment would have punished certain tribes that enter the commercial industry by requiring the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject their gaming compacts.

Non-Indian gaming firm loses challenge to law for new tribal casino (June 24, 2016)

MGM Resorts International is trying to stop the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe from opening a new casino in Connecticut.

Non-Indian gaming firm asks Congress to block new tribal casino (June 22, 2016)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) said he fought efforts to add anti-casino language to a defense bill.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open casino in Mississippi (June 7, 2016)

The 781,000 square-foot Foxwoods Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe is tentatively scheduled to open in the spring of 2019.

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