Soo Tribe in turmoil as casino files for bankruptcy (June 2, 2008)

News of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians deepened tensions within the Michigan tribe. The tribe has a majority stake in the Greektown Casino in Detroit. Facing pressure from the state,...

One tribe lowers gambling age, another raises it (June 2, 2008)

The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa has lowered its gambling age to 18 while the Kalispel Tribe of Washington has raised it to 21. As of June 1, the Meskwakis allow 18-year-olds to play poker games against each other. Class III...

Cowlitz Tribe's proposed casino keeps lobbyists busy (June 2, 2008)

The prospect of the Cowlitz Tribe winning approval for a casino in Clark County, Washington, has kept three lobbyists busy over the past year. One lobbyist, John Bockmier, represents non-Indian card clubs that say they will be hurt by the...

Mashantucket casino employees reject union (June 2, 2008)

Race book employees at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut The United Auto Workers sought to represent the Foxwoods Resort Casino employees but they voted the union down by 23-13 on Friday. The vote...

Oklahoma racetrack agency opposes Shawnee casino (June 2, 2008)

The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission is joining opposition to the Oklahoma City casino sought by the Shawnee Tribe. The state agency wants Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to end the project before any decisions are made. Sen. Tom Coburn, Sen. Jim...