California voters approve gaming compacts (February 6, 2008)

Four California tribes won resounding support for their gaming compacts on Tuesday. While ballots are still being counted, results from the Secretary of State show that at least 55 percent of voters backed compacts for the Agua Caliente Band...

Mashantucket Tribe to open MGM casino on May 17 (February 6, 2008)

Mark your calendars: May 17 is the opening day for the MGM Grand at Foxwoods on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in Connecticut. The tribe partnered with Vegas giant MGM Mirage on the $700 million facility. It features a...

City concerned about Soboba Band casino plans (February 6, 2008)

Officials in San Jacinto, California, are raising concerns about the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians' plan to acquire land for a casino and hotel. The city wants the Bureau of Indian Affairs to address "potential environmental and social impacts" of...

Maine governor to veto Penobscot slot bill (February 6, 2008)

Maine Gov. John Baldacci (D) says he will veto a bill that authorizes slot machines for the Penobscot Nation. Baldacci has promised to help the tribe with economic development. But he has repeatedly opposed efforts by the Penobscots to engage...

Vegas gaming backs anti-tribal casino 'group' (February 6, 2008)

Vegas giant MGM Mirage is backing a "group" that is opposing two off-reservation casinos in Michigan. Gambling Watch was formed two weeks ago by a public relations specialist. The group's paperwork was handled by a law firm whose clients...

Court allows lawsuit over casino-related crash (February 6, 2008)

The Absentee Shawee Tribe waived its sovereign immunity by selling liquor at its casino, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The tribe obtained a liquor license from the state. That makes the Thunderbird Entertainment Center liable in a...