Mashantucket Tribe cites sovereignty over labor (March 21, 2008)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut says its sovereignty is at risk in a fight over federal labor law. The tribe says it funds its government with gaming revenues. Applying federal labor law at the Foxwoods Resort Casino would...

Action on off-reservation casino bills delayed (March 21, 2008)

The House Judiciary Committee won't be taking action any time soon on two off-reservation casino bills until April at the earliest. H.R. 2176 and H.R. 4115 settle land claims for the Bay Mills Indian Community and the Sault Ste. Marie...

Connecticut governor urged to begin smoking talks (March 21, 2008)

Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell (R) is being urged to start negotiations with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe over smoking at their casinos. Rell so far has stayed out of a controversial debate over smoking at the...

Massachusetts lawmakers kill commercial casino bill (March 21, 2008)

The Massachusetts House voted 108-46 on Thursday against a bill to legalize three commercial casinos. Lawmakers instead approved a bill that sets up a commission to study the impacts of gaming. A report would be due by the end...

Wisconsin tribes shared $196M in last three years (March 21, 2008)

Wisconsin tribes share $196 million with the state in the last three years, according to a new audit. The Legislative Audit Bureau reviewed the state Gaming Division's financial statements. According to the audit, the division distributed $76.6 million to state...

Navajo Nation set to open first casino in October (March 21, 2008)

The Navajo Nation plans to break ground on its first casino in April and open the facility in mid-October. The casino will be located in Church Rock, near Gallup, New Mexico. It will be funded by a $35 million loan...

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