Column: Driver in fatal accident drank at tribal casino (April 29, 2009)

"Christopher Brulotte, the 25-year-old construction worker accused of causing a fatal accident April 5 on Interstate 395, sweeping another car off the highway after hitting it from behind at a high rate of speed, was apparently spectacularly drunk. His blood...

NIGC's Hogen not drawing up post-1934 tribes list (April 29, 2009)

The National Indian Gaming Commission is not compiling a list of tribes that were recognized after 1934, Chairman Phil Hogen said on Tuesday. Hogen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, of South Dakota, spoke of the need for such...

Dispute over Pokagon gaming revenues finally ends (April 29, 2009)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians can finally distribute over $6.2 million in gaming revenues with the local community. The Michigan tribe agreed to share revenues from the Four Winds Casino with local agencies. But the Pokagon-New Buffalo Area Local...

Still no deal on compact for Seminole Tribe (April 29, 2009)

The Florida Legislature has yet to reach a deal for a Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe but lawmakers won't adjourn on Friday as scheduled. The House wants to limit the tribe to slot machines. The Senate wants...

Quechan Nation shares $90K in gaming revenues (April 29, 2009)

The Quechan Nation shared $90,000 in gaming revenues with the Yuma, Arizona, community. The tribe gave money to four non-profits and two public agencies. “We wanted to be sure that the communities closest to where we live get some of...

Northern Arapaho casino the top employer in county (April 29, 2009)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is now the largest employer in Fremont County, Wyoming, thanks to its gaming enterprise. The tribe employs 560 people at its three gaming facilities, including a newly expanded casino. There are plans to add even more...