NIGC voids Cheyenne-Arapaho management contract (May 17, 2007)

The National Indian Gaming Commission on Wednesday nullified the management contract between the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and Southwest Casino and Hotel Corporation. NIGC Chairman Phil Hogen refused to extend the existing contract. He said Southwest and tribal...

Navajo Nation confirms first gaming executive (May 17, 2007)

The Navajo Nation has confirmed its first gaming executive. Robert Winter, a New Jersey lawyer who has worked with several tribes, has a two-year contract with the tribe. His goal is to get the tribe's first casinos up and running,...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe opens 'virtual' casino (May 17, 2007)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan has installed "virtual" gaming machines at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. The machines offer an entirely electronic experience. Players can play roulette and poker with virtual dealers. "It's pretty cool," player Sharon...

Ione Band to drop legal fight over casino agreement (May 17, 2007)

The Ione Band of Miwok Indians will probably drop its fight to preserve an agreement for a proposed casino in Amador County, Vice Chairman Gil Jamerson said. The tribe signed a municipal services agreement with the city of Plymouth. But...

Mashpee Wampanoag casino leads to recall bid (May 17, 2007)

Three leaders in the town of Middleboro, Massachusetts, are facing a recall for supporting the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's proposed casino. Some residents are already unhappy with the way the three leaders have managed the town's finances. The casino gives critics...

Penobscot Nation presses for slot machines (May 17, 2007)

The Maine Legislature’s Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee voted 11-1 on Wednesday to authorize slot machines for the Penobscot Nation. The tribe wants to operate up to 400 slot machines at its bingo hall. Officials say they need to compete...

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