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Red Lake Nation schedules August 19 referendum on liquor sales


Tribal members rejected liquor in a 1999 vote but the outcome was not binding.
Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014


Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.
Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming


A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.
Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House


A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.
Non-Indian firm drops out of casino race in Massachusetts


K.G. Urban Enterprises was unable to secure financing for a $650 million facility that was to have been managed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation from neighboring Connecticut.
NIGC down to one member as leader faces Senate hearing


Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri is the only member serving at the agency that regulates the $28 billion tribal casino industry.
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing


Jonodev Chaudhuri is making his first Capitol Hill appearance since becoming chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
New Mexico tribes see 3.6 percent dip in slot machine winnings


The net win at tribal casinos in 2014 was $731.3 million, down from $758.6 million in 2013.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at tribal gaming industry


Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the panel, hasn't focused much on the $27 billion industry but that will be changing next week.
Connecticut tribes pay out nearly 92 percent put into slot machines


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation pays out 91.85 percent while the Mohegan Tribe pays out 91.71 percent.
Rep. Joe Barton of Texas plays poker at tribal casino in Oklahoma


The Republican Congressman wants millions of people to continue enjoying the game on the Internet.
Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute


The three judges went to great lengths to explain why they were unable to side with the tribe in an unfair labor practices complaint.
Court allows lawsuit for incident at Tonto Apache Tribe casino


Three gamblers who won large sums of money at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino claim their earnings were stolen.
Eastern Shoshone Tribe secures grant to update casino security


The $335,000 grant comes from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota.
Quapaw Tribe faces competition from Kansas commercial casino


The Kansas Crossing Casino will be located about 30 miles south of the tribe's Downstream Casino Resort.
Tohono O'odham Nation defends legality of casino in new case


The tribe is seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the state from interfering with the West Valley Resort and from retaliating against vendors doing business with the tribe.
Tulalip Tribes host Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo


Agenda topics include employee recruitment and retention, facility design, online gaming and regulation of the casino industry.
Debate on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act moves to House panel


Tribal leaders call on Congress to resolve uncertainty created by the National Labor Relations Board.
Umatilla Tribes change marijuana use policy for casino employees


Marijuana remains illegal on the reservation and employees still can't work while impaired on drugs or alcohol.
Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute


The National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort due to the tribe's treaty rights.
Former employees of Choctaw Nation casino charged with theft


The U.S. Attorney's Office announced indictments against two former workers at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma.
Law Article: Treaty protects Chickasaw Nation casino from NLRB


The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision indicating that the Chickasaw Nation can operate outside the confines of the National Labor Relations Act because it is a sovereign Indian nation with legal protections based on its treaties with the United States.
Casino Answer Man: About those Class II and Class III machines


I know the machines at the Indian casinos are different, but how are they different from the Las Vegas machines?
Chickasaw Nation wins major ruling affecting labor law at casino


The National Labor Relations Board cited the tribe's treaties in declining to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort.
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority reports $84.1M in profits


The six Native casinos in the province saw $256.5 million in revenues in the last fiscal year.
GAO releases report into regulation of $28B tribal casino industry


The report does not contain any major bombshells or reveal any significant controversies but it provides some key information about Class III gaming compacts.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes pass referendum for alcohol at casino


Sales of beer, wine and liquor will be allowed as part of a $35.2 million expansion project.
Former Choctaw Nation official sentenced in casino fraud case


Jason Brett Merida, a tribal member who served as executive director of construction, received 12 years in prison -- the longest of any of the defendants.
Pechanga Band apologized to casino employee who lost license


Benedict Cosentino is suing the tribe's gaming regulators and has won a key decision in California state court.
Court allows lawsuit against gaming officials of Pechanga Band


Benedict Cosentino lost his job at the casino after providing information about alleged illegal activity to the state of California.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe names casino hire


Vernon Small, tribal member has been appointed acting Gaming Manager for the Charging Horse Casino located on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
Theft case at Yakama Nation casino wraps up with sentences


The tribe asked federal authorities to investigate a scam at the casino that was orchestrated by a former employee.
Bo Mazzetti: California must regulate Internet poker games


The debate in Sacramento over the legalization of online gaming, specifically Internet poker, appears to be moving forward.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe questions non-Indian slot facility


The Plainridge Park Casino will offer slot machines and electronic table games less than 20 miles from the tribe's casino site.
Nottawaseppi Huron Band looks into data breach at casino


The tribe replaced the cash registers at FireKeepers Casino after reports of the potential theft of credit card and debit card numbers.
Judge weighs sentence in Choctaw Nation casino fraud case


Federal prosecutors are seeking anywhere from 14 years to 17.5 years in prison for a tribal employee who oversaw casino construction contracts.
Former Yakama Nation casino board director disputes ouster


Shay-Anne Spencer, the former chairwoman of the board of directors, plans to file an ethics complaint against the tribal council.
Yakama Nation removes casino board for mismanagement


The three members of the board of directors were accused of mismanaging a $90 million expansion project.
Ex-Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble sentenced


Roger Dana Barnett, the former second chief, was sentence to 33 months in prison and was ordered to pay restitution and undergo gambling addiction treatment.
Navajo lawyer re-appointed to Washington gaming commission


Chris Stearns, a member of the Navajo Nation, is the first Native American to serve as chair of the Washington State Gambling Commission.
Last defendant to be sentenced for Choctaw Nation casino fraud


So far, seven people have been punished in connection with a casino expansion project in which the tribe was bilked out of $8.5 million.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe fires casino manager


Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Gaming Commission, accompanied by President Llevando 'Cowboy' Fisher, arrived early at the Charging Horse Casino on April 13 and fulfilled a quick mission.
Pojoaque Pueblo places casino manager on administrative leave


Tribal leaders won't say why Mark Schrecengost, who has been managing Buffalo Thunder Resort since 2012, was on leave.
Tohono O'odham Nation vows defense for off-reservation casino


Chairman Ned Norris Jr. and local officials criticized the state of Arizona for threatening the West Valley Resort.

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