Connecticut tribes report drop in slot revenues (July 16, 2008)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes each reported about a 9 percent drop in slot machine revenues for the month of June. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owners of the Foxwoods Resort Casino, reported $63.6 million in revenues last month. That's...

Ho-Chunk Nation ordered to arbitrate over compact (July 16, 2008)

A federal judge has ordered the Ho-Chunk Nation and the state of Wisconsin into arbitration over a Class III gaming compact. The tribe and the state signed the compact in 2003. It allowed the tribe to operate more Class III...

Massachusetts tribes lobby on gaming issues (July 16, 2008)

The two federally recognized tribes in Massachusetts have spent $341,000 on lobbying in the past 18 months, The Cape Cod Times reported. The newly recognized Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe spent $221,000 on lobbyist salaries. The tribe is seeking state support for...

Pequot man indicted for casino investor sca (July 16, 2008)

Christopher M. Pearson, a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, was indicted in federal court on wire fraud charges. Federal prosecutors said Pearson bilked investors -- including his father -- out of at least $565,000. He told...

Kickapoo Tribe fires two gaming commissioners (July 16, 2008)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas has removed two members from its gaming commission. Fred Thomas and Nancy Bear were removed earlier this week. No reason was given. The commission has three members. Get the Story: 2 Kickapoo gaming members dismissed...