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Matthew Fletcher: 'Gamesmanship' brings defeat to Indian Country at Supreme CourtFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Matthew Fletcher: 'Gamesmanship' brings defeat to Indian Country at Supreme Court
Posted: April 25, 2017
Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher offers some initial thoughts on the new decision in a posting on Turtle Talk.

Supreme Court hands defeat to tribal interests in sovereignty caseFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court hands defeat to tribal interests in sovereignty case
Posted: 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.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country caseFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case
Posted: 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.

Non-Indian casino in Massachusetts hits construction milestoneFiled Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian casino in Massachusetts hits construction milestone
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings
Mohegan Tribe announces plan for $80M convention center at casino
Posted: 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 MassachusettsFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation | Regulation
Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes plan to announce site for potential new casino
Posted: 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 firmFiled Under: Connecticut | Regulation
Mohegan Tribe said gaming executive didn't disclose stake in firm
Posted: February 21, 2017
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
Posted: 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 enterpriseFiled Under: Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe reports decline in income from gaming enterprise
Posted: 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 docketFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket
Posted: 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 revenuesFiled Under: Connecticut
Tribes in Connecticut report declines in slot machine revenues
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut
Mashantucket Tribe reaches contract with labor union at casino
Posted: 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 caseFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case
Posted: 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 capitalFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian firm set to open $1.4B casino outside of nation's capital
Posted: 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 tribesFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes
Posted: 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 tribeFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Connecticut | Public Relations | Regulation
APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe
Posted: 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 lawsuitFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Gamblers accused of cheating Mashantucket Tribe lose big lawsuit
Posted: 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 docketFiled Under: Business Deals | Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket
Posted: 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.Filed Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian gaming firm announces opening for big casino near D.C.
Posted: 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 employeeFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employee
Posted: 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 FameFiled Under: Connecticut | Public Relations
Former Mashantucket chairman joins American Gaming Association Hall of Fame
Posted: September 21, 2016
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
Posted: 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 debtsFiled Under: Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe starts effort to refinance $1.4B in gaming debts
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes no closer to choosing site for potential casino
Posted: 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 employeeFiled Under: Connecticut
Trial slated to begin for death of Mohegan Tribe casino employee
Posted: 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 revenueFiled Under: Connecticut
Connecticut tribes report mixed results on slot machine revenue
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut
Second employee pleads not guilty to theft at Mohegan Tribe casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut | Opinion
David Collins: Mohegan Tribe makes wrong call with Chick-fil-A at casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation drops lawsuit but still pushes for casino
Posted: 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 industryFiled Under: California | Connecticut | NIGC | New York | Openings and Closings | Regulation
National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry
Posted: 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 scamFiled Under: Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe accuses casino employees of roulette table scam
Posted: 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 VegasFiled Under: Business Deals | Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe interested in stalled casino project in Las Vegas
Posted: 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 fixFiled Under: Connecticut | Legislation
Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fix
Posted: 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 amendmentFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Gaming firm denies being responsible for anti-tribal amendment
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes still working on plan for potential new casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casino
Posted: 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 plansFiled Under: Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Litigation
Non-Indian gaming firm loses challenge to law for new tribal casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Connecticut | Legislation
Non-Indian gaming firm asks Congress to block new tribal casino
Posted: 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 MississippiFiled Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open casino in Mississippi
Posted: June 7, 2016
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
Posted: May 17, 2016
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
Posted: May 3, 2016
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
Posted: April 28, 2016
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
Posted: April 27, 2016
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
Posted: April 22, 2016
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
Posted: April 15, 2016
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
Posted: April 11, 2016
We will lose jobs no matter what, and even more so with another casino in our state.

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