Editorial: Don't rush gaming bill in Massachusetts (June 17, 2008)

"Thoughtful legislators will not rush into a casino decision based on scare tactics. They have the rest of this session, at the very least, to weigh the issue, consult their constituents, research and read before Gov. Deval Patrick is expected...

Navajo Nation prepares to open first casino in October (June 17, 2008)

The Navajo Nation is set to open its first casino in October. The $22 million Fire Rock Casino is located near Gallup, New Mexico. The 65,000-square-foot facility will house 300 slot machines, table games and a bingo hall. "I really...

Connecticut tribes break slot machine slump (June 17, 2008)

Connecticut's two tribes are responding with caution after breaking an eight-moth slump in slot machine revenues. Slot revenues at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, jumped 7.7 percent from May 2007. Part of the increase...

Washington GOP seeks probe of rejected compact (June 17, 2008)

Republican lawmakers in Washington are calling for an investigation into the Class III gaming compact that was killed by Gov. Chris Gregoire (D). The lawmakers want to know why Gregoire killed a revenue-sharing compact with the Spokane Tribe. They want...

Editorial: Long odds against Oregon tribal casino (June 17, 2008)

"There’s less than meets the eye in last Thursday’s ruling by the Oregon Court of Appeals in favor of opponents of the casino in Florence. The People Against a Casino Town group has a long way to go before it...

Quapaw Tribe buys more land near new casino (June 17, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is buying more land around its new casino. The $301 million Downstream Casino Resort is set to open July 5. The facility is located in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The land on the Oklahoma side...