Dry Creek Band reports drop in gaming revenues (April 1, 2009)

The Dry Creek Band of the Pomo Indians saw an 11 percent drop in gaming revenues in the last quarter of 2008 and a 6 percent drop for the entire year. River Rock Casino reported $31.4 million in revenues in...

NIGC sued over approval of Seneca Nation casino (April 1, 2009)

Opponents of the Seneca Nation filed a third lawsuit against the National Indian Gaming Commission for approving the tribe's off-reservation casino in Buffalo, New York. Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County, Citizens for a Better Buffalo and other opponents...

Editorial: Share tribal gaming revenues with state (April 1, 2009)

"Suggestion to lawmakers in Austin: Here's a way cities get needed projects, but the money doesn't come out of taxpayers' pockets. If casino gambling is allowed on Texas Indian reservations, and at Texas horse tracks, then each casino site must...

Editorial: Don't force smoking ban on tribal casinos (April 1, 2009)

"In a February editorial, we raised concerns about a proposal being pushed in Hartford that would force a no-smoking ban on the region’s casinos. Although we appreciate the underlying health issue of second-hand smoke, we felt then that negotiations were...

Thousands flock to new Muscogee Nation casino (April 1, 2009)

Thousands of people attended the grand opening of the new Muscogee (Creek) Nation casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday. The 300,000 square-foot River Spirit Casino filled up quickly after Chief A.D. Ellis opened the doors at 10am. "It's over now;...

Mashantucket Tribe to submit bid for Kansas casino (April 1, 2009)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut will submit a bid today to operate a casino in Kansas. Foxwoods Development Co. wants to operate a state-owned casino in Sumner County. The tribe has options on 164 acres there. The tribe...