Mashantucket Tribe plans big splash with MGM (November 19, 2007)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut plans to open its new MGM Grand casino in May 2008. The 50,000-square-foot MGM Grand at Foxwoods will look like the MGM in Las Vegas, executives said. "This is Las Vegas in...

Suit filed to stop Seminole Tribe's compact (November 19, 2007)

House Speaker Marco Rubio, a Republican, filed a lawsuit today to invalidate the Seminole Tribe's Class III gaming compact. Rubio claims Gov. Charlie Crist (R) exceeded his authority by signing a 25-year agreement with the tribe. He says the...

California compacts set for February 2008 vote (November 19, 2007)

Four Class III gaming compacts will be on the February 2008 ballot, Cailfornia's Secretary of State said on Friday. The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the...

Rep. Miller: Democrats scuttled Michigan gaming bills (November 19, 2007)

"Your recent editorial about efforts to bring a casino to Port Huron shows the Times Herald is, at best, completely naive as to the politics behind this issue in Washington, D.C. It is almost laughable that you are urging me...

Editorial: Seminoles are the good guys in Florida (November 19, 2007)

"A fight already is breaking out over the agreement Gov. Crist and the Seminoles signed last week to expand gambling at seven tribal properties in Florida. But the odds of finding a true "good guy" in this fight are...