Rep. Cole eager for Obama's nominees at NIGC (November 14, 2008)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) supported John McCain in the 2008 election but the only Native American in Congress is eager for president-elect Barack Obama to appoint new members of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Cole says the current members of...

Charities worry about Little Traverse gaming funds (November 14, 2008)

Charities and non-profits are worried a lawsuit could reduce or eliminate their share of gaming revenues from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan. The tribe agreed to share 2 percent of electronic gaming revenues from the...

Cherokee Nation brings Hard Rock to Oklahoma (November 14, 2008)

The Cherokee Nation is bringing the Hard Rock name to Oklahoma. The tribe signed a licensing deal to brand its new $155 million casino as the Hard Rock Casino Tulsa. The agreement needs approval from the National Indian Gaming...

Seminole Tribe debuts Class III games at facility (November 14, 2008)

The Seminole Tribe debuted new Class III games at its casinos in Tampa, Florida. Customers crowded the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to play blackjack, baccarat and poker. "God bless America," one gambler told The St. Petersburg Times....

Mashantucket Tribe faces fight in Pennsylvania (November 14, 2008)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is seeing more opposition to its proposed casino in Pennsylvania. The tribe and its backers won a state license to operate a slot machine facility in south Philadelphia. But opposition in that...

Mohegan Tribe leases land for potential casino (November 14, 2008)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is spending millions to invest in a potential casino in Massachusetts. The tribe is leasing 152 acres in the town of Palmer in case gaming is legalized in the state. The lease runs for 50...

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