Mississippi Choctaws lay off more casino employees (March 3, 2009)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians laid off 63 more workers, just two months after eliminating 570 casino jobs. The layoffs affect employees at the Silver Star Hotel and Casino and the newer Golden Moon Hotel and Casino. "We're in...

Muscogee Nation in dispute over gaming revenues (March 3, 2009)

A dispute over gaming revenues pits the chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma against the tribal council. Chief A.D. Ellis issued an executive order last week that prevents six communities from controlling casino funds. He filed a lawsuit...

Off-reservation casinos not hit by land-into-trust ruling (March 3, 2009)

Two proposed off-reservation casinos in New York won't be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, The Middletown Times Herald-Record reports. The Seneca Nation and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Band of Mohican Indians, were under federal jurisdiction...

Soo Tribe reports increase in gaming profits (March 3, 2009)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians reported a 2.5 percent increase in gaming profits even though overall revenue fell 4 percent in 2008. The tribe operates five casinos in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. They brought in $31.28 million in...

Turtle Talk: Supreme Court rejects Seminole case (March 3, 2009)

"Here is the Court’s order list for today. Seminole’s bad news is on page 3. This was to be expected, though at some point the Court will grant cert on an Indian Gaming Regulatory Act case, if enough state supreme...

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