BIA to issue Section 20 rules for gaming acquisitions (May 19, 2008)

In one of his final actions as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs assistant secretary Carl Artman has finalized the long-awaited Section 20 regulations for gaming on trust land acquired after 1988. The regulations were sent for publication in...

First Nations casino in Manitoba is smoke-free (May 19, 2008)

The South Beach Casino on the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation in Manitoba went smoke free on Saturday. The facility, which is owned by seven First Nations, decided to ban smoking due to health concerns. So far, customers don't seem to mind....

Mashantucket Tribe debuts MGM branded casino (May 19, 2008)

Celebrities and gamblers turned out by the droves for the grand opening of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's newest casino. The tribe teamed up with Vegas giant MGM Grand to open the new MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The $700...

Labor union protests Pequot casino opening (May 19, 2008)

The United Auto Workers union held a protest on Saturday and Sunday as the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut opened its newest gaming facility. The UAW represents about 2,700 card dealers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. Organizers are...

Dry Creek Rancheria chair builds gaming bridges (May 19, 2008)

As chairman of the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, Harvey Hopkins has been mending fences with neighbors who haven't been happy with the tribe's casino. Hopkins, who was first elected in 2004, said prior tribal leaders were...

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