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Connecticut tribes can't get clear answer from Trump team on bid for new casino
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes can't get clear answer from Trump team on bid for new casino (September 19, 2017)
Efforts by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe to open a new casino in Connecticut appear to have hit a snag within the Trump administration.

Mohegan Tribe names new top executive for gaming and entertainment enterprise
Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe names new top executive for gaming and entertainment enterprise (September 12, 2017)
The Mohegan Tribe has promoted its longtime financial officer to lead its national and international gaming and entertainment ventures.

Connecticut tribes see another win as court refuses to rehear casino challenge
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation | Litigation
Connecticut tribes see another win as court refuses to rehear casino challenge (September 11, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe have scored another win in their bid to open a new casino in Connecticut.

Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions legality of new casino in Connecticut
Connecticut | Openings & Closings
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions legality of new casino in Connecticut (August 17, 2017)
The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation is speaking out against a new casino in Connecticut.

National Indian Gaming Association clarifies position on sports betting coalition
Connecticut | Legislation | Public Relations
National Indian Gaming Association clarifies position on sports betting coalition (August 8, 2017)
The National Indian Gaming Association has joined a coalition whose goal is to repeal a ban on sports betting but doesn't actually support sports betting at this point.

Tribes in Connecticut await federal approval of revised gaming agreements
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Tribes in Connecticut await federal approval of revised gaming agreements (August 1, 2017)
Lawmakers in Connecticut gave final approval to a bill that updates gaming agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Mohegan Tribe dethrones Pechanga Band to win USA Today poll of casinos
California | Connecticut | Public Relations
Mohegan Tribe dethrones Pechanga Band to win USA Today poll of casinos (July 26, 2017)
Call it a battle of East vs. West as the Mohegan Tribe dethroned the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to win USA Today's poll of best casinos in the United States.

Connecticut tribes sign new gaming agreements to account for new casino
Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes sign new gaming agreements to account for new casino (July 20, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are another step closer to opening a new casino in Connecticut.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation hits milestone on gaming revenues
Compacts | Connecticut
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation hits milestone on gaming revenues (July 17, 2017)
Since 1993, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has shared $4 billion in slot machine revenues with the state of Connecticut.

Tribes celebrate as governor in Connecticut signs new casino bill into law
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Tribes celebrate as governor in Connecticut signs new casino bill into law (June 28, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are now authorized to build a $400 million gaming facility in Connecticut.

Tribes in Connecticut waiting on governor to sign bill for new casino
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation | Litigation
Tribes in Connecticut waiting on governor to sign bill for new casino (June 23, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hope to open a new casino before the end of 2018 in order to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

Connecticut tribes welcome court decision favoring new casino law
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation | Litigation
Connecticut tribes welcome court decision favoring new casino law (June 22, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are praising a federal court decision in favor of a law that paved the way for their new casino in Connecticut.

Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official (June 14, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe a letter from the Department of the Interior helped them get over the finish line for their proposed casino.

Lawmakers in Connecticut approve bill for tribal gaming facility
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Lawmakers in Connecticut approve bill for tribal gaming facility (June 7, 2017)
It looks like a third casino, to be operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, is coming to Connecticut.

Tribes face deadline in bid for new gaming facility in Connecticut
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Tribes face deadline in bid for new gaming facility in Connecticut (June 1, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are running out of time in their bid for a new gaming facility they say will protect jobs and revenues.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation threatens another lawsuit over casino
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation | Litigation
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation threatens another lawsuit over casino (May 31, 2017)
Plans over a new casino in Connecticut continue to face legal and political challenges.

Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in Connecticut
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in Connecticut (May 24, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe see the facility as a way to keep jobs and revenue in the state.

Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casino
Casino Stalker | Connecticut
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
Connecticut | Litigation
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
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
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
Connecticut | Public Relations
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
Connecticut | Litigation
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
Connecticut | Litigation
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
Connecticut | Litigation
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
Connecticut | Litigation
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
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
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
Connecticut | Openings & Closings
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
Connecticut | Openings & Closings
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
Connecticut | Litigation | Regulation
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
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
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 finally settle on location for 3rd potential casino
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
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
Casino Stalker | Connecticut
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
Connecticut | Regulation
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
Connecticut
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
Connecticut
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
Connecticut | Litigation
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
Connecticut
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
Connecticut
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
Connecticut | Litigation
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
Connecticut | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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.

Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes
Litigation | Opinion
Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes (November 14, 2016)
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 tribe
Business Deals | California | Connecticut | Public Relations | Regulation
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
Connecticut | Litigation
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
Business Deals | Connecticut | Litigation
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.
Connecticut | Openings & Closings
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
Connecticut | Litigation
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?

Former Mashantucket chairman joins American Gaming Association Hall of Fame
Connecticut | Public Relations
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
Connecticut | Public Relations
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
Connecticut
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
Casino Stalker | Connecticut
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.

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