Smoking ban hurts charity bingo operations (April 24, 2008)

A ban on smoking in public places has contributed to a 13 percent drop in charity bingo revenue in Minnesota, The New York Times reports. The law went into effect last October. Bingo players who want to smoke can...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band hosts casino hearing (April 24, 2008)

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians hosted a public meeting last week on its proposed casino. The tribe plans a casino with 350 slot machines and some table games. The project includes a an RV park, hotel, restaurants and...

New Pequot casino imposes appearance policy (April 24, 2008)

A personal grooming and appearance policy is ruffling some feathers at the new casino being opened by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. Male employees of the MGM Grand at Foxwoods cannot have facial hair or wear earrings....

Agua Caliente Band to share $1.3M with charities (April 24, 2008)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will donate $1.3 million today, on the anniversary of its casino in Palm Springs, California. This year, 84 charities and civic groups in the region will receive money. "We look forward to this...

Soboba chair receives NIGA humanitarian award (April 24, 2008)

Robert Salgado, the chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, received the Wendell Chino Humanitarian Award from the National Indian Gaming Association on Tuesday night. Salgado, 65, was selected for his decades of leadership to his tribe. He...

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