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Connecticut tribes plan to announce site for potential new casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes plan to announce site for potential new casino (02/24)
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 firmFiled Under: Connecticut | Regulation
Mohegan Tribe said gaming executive didn't disclose stake in firm (02/21)
Former president Bobby Soper, who is a tribal citizen, denied hiding anything.

Mohegan Tribe announces resignation of top gaming executiveFiled Under: Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe announces resignation of top gaming executive (02/16)
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 enterpriseFiled Under: Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe reports decline in income from gaming enterprise (02/01)
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 docketFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket (01/09)
The justices are trying to determine whether an employee of the Mohegan Tribe enjoys sovereign immunity.

Tribes in Connecticut report declines in slot machine revenuesFiled Under: Connecticut
Tribes in Connecticut report declines in slot machine revenues (12/15)
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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut
Mashantucket Tribe reaches contract with labor union at casino (12/13)
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 caseFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case (12/06)
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 capitalFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian firm set to open $1.4B casino outside of nation's capital (12/01)
In just a week's time, a massive gaming and entertainment facility will be open right outside of Washington, D.C.

Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribesFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes (11/14)
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that will rule on the the limits of legal immunity of tribes and their employees.

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribeFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Connecticut | Public Relations | Regulation
APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe (10/12)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.

Gamblers accused of cheating Mashantucket Tribe lose big lawsuitFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Gamblers accused of cheating Mashantucket Tribe lose big lawsuit (10/06)
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 docketFiled Under: Business Deals | Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket (10/04)
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.Filed Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian gaming firm announces opening for big casino near D.C. (10/03)
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 employeeFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employee (09/29)
The justices will consider a big question: Does the tribe's sovereign immunity extend to an employee of the tribe's casino?

Former Mashantucket chairman joins American Gaming Association Hall of FameFiled Under: Connecticut | Public Relations
Former Mashantucket chairman joins American Gaming Association Hall of Fame (09/21)
Richard A. 'Skip' Hayward is being hailed as a 'Visionary for Indian Gaming.'

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation confirms death at casinoFiled Under: Connecticut | Public Relations
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation confirms death at casino (09/21)
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 debtsFiled Under: Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe starts effort to refinance $1.4B in gaming debts (09/20)
The Connecticut tribe intends to pay off existing lenders with the new credit agreements.

Connecticut tribes no closer to choosing site for potential casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes no closer to choosing site for potential casino (09/16)
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 employeeFiled Under: Connecticut
Trial slated to begin for death of Mohegan Tribe casino employee (08/29)
A driver for a bus company that took patrons to Mohegan Sun is accused of striking and killing a casino employee.

Connecticut tribes reports mixed results on slot machine revenueFiled Under: Connecticut
Connecticut tribes reports mixed results on slot machine revenue (08/18)
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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut
Second employee pleads not guilty to theft at Mohegan Tribe casino (08/09)
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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut | Opinion
David Collins: Mohegan Tribe makes wrong call with Chick-fil-A at casino (08/08)
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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation drops lawsuit but still pushes for casino (08/05)
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 industryFiled Under: California | Connecticut | NIGC | New York | Openings and Closings | Regulation
National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry (07/20)
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 scamFiled Under: Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe accuses casino employees of roulette table scam (07/20)
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 VegasFiled Under: Business Deals | Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe interested in stalled casino project in Las Vegas (07/18)
The tribe would need to make a significant investment to complete the unfinished Fontainebleau resort.

Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fixFiled Under: Connecticut | Legislation
Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fix (07/14)
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 amendmentFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Gaming firm denies being responsible for anti-tribal amendment (07/11)
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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes still working on plan for potential new casino (06/30)
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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casino (06/28)
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 plansFiled Under: Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans (06/27)
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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Litigation
Non-Indian gaming firm loses challenge to law for new tribal casino (06/24)
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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut | Legislation
Non-Indian gaming firm asks Congress to block new tribal casino (06/22)
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 MississippiFiled Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open casino in Mississippi (06/07)
The 781,000 square-foot Foxwoods Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe is tentatively scheduled to open in the spring of 2019.

Connecticut tribes report increases from slot machine revenuesFiled Under: Connecticut
Connecticut tribes report increases from slot machine revenues (05/17)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a 5 percent increase while the Mohegan Tribe saw a 3 percent gain.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation hoping to keep gaming lawsuit goingFiled Under: Connecticut | Legislation | Litigation
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation hoping to keep gaming lawsuit going (05/03)
The tribe is suing the state of Connecticut after being denied a chance to pursue a new casino under a new state law.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe enters gaming agreement with Mohegan Tribe Filed Under: Business Deals | Connecticut | NIGC
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe enters gaming agreement with Mohegan Tribe (04/28)
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority will provide gaming, hospitality and entertainment consulting services to the Paragon Casino Resort.

Connecticut tribes delay decision on potential casino until 2017Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes delay decision on potential casino until 2017 (04/27)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe had insisted they could move quickly in order to counteract competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

Connecticut tribes still haven't selected a site for potential casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Litigation
Connecticut tribes still haven't selected a site for potential casino (04/22)
Key lawmakers say time is running out for them to consider a casino that would be jointly operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Connecticut tribes report declines in revenue from slot machinesFiled Under: Connecticut
Connecticut tribes report declines in revenue from slot machines (04/15)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a decline of 7.3 percent while the Mohegan Tribe saw a 1.4 percent decline.

Rodney Green: Tribal casino won't stop Connecticut's job lossesFiled Under: Connecticut | Opinion
Rodney Green: Tribal casino won't stop Connecticut's job losses (04/11)
We will lose jobs no matter what, and even more so with another casino in our state.

Casino company in battle with tribes gears up two major projectsFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Casino company in battle with tribes gears up two major projects (03/28)
MGM Resorts International is building a $950 million casino in Massachusetts and is preparing to open a $1.3 billion casino resort right outside of Washington, D.C.

Tribes in Connecticut see victory with defeat of casino study billFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Tribes in Connecticut see victory with defeat of casino study bill (03/18)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are working to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

Tribes in Connecticut report increases in slot machine revenuesFiled Under: Connecticut
Tribes in Connecticut report increases in slot machine revenues (03/15)
Both the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe saw nearly 15 percent gains in slot machine revenues.

Colin McEnroe: Schaghticoke Tribal Nation loses in new casino fightFiled Under: Connecticut | Opinion
Colin McEnroe: Schaghticoke Tribal Nation loses in new casino fight (03/14)
I worry that the poor Schaghticokes think they're going to compete for a casino once the legislature's collusion with the Mashantuckets and Mohegans is exposed for the brainless piece of skulduggery it is.

Connecticut tribes oppose further study of proposed third casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Litigation
Connecticut tribes oppose further study of proposed third casino (03/10)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe already warned of significant job and revenue losses due to increased competition in New England.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation hires federal recognition foe for gaming lawsuitFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation hires federal recognition foe for gaming lawsuit (03/08)
Chief Richard Velky is working not only with a non-Indian gaming company but with former Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Connecticut), who was a critic of the tribe's federal recognition effort.

Mohegan Tribe casino worker wins case due to sovereign immunityFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Mohegan Tribe casino worker wins case due to sovereign immunity (03/08)
A limousine driver at Mohegan Sun was acting within his official duties at the time of an October 2011 accident so he can't be sued without his consent.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation files suit against Connecticut casino lawFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation files suit against Connecticut casino law (03/07)
Chief Richard L. Velky acknowledged that the tribe is being funded by a non-Indian gaming company that's building a casino just across the border in Massachusetts.

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