U.S. gaming industry revenue drops by 4.7 percent (May 20, 2009)

Revenues at commercial casinos fell 4.7 percent last year, the American Gaming Association reported. Gross gaming revenues last year were $32.5 billion. The year before, revenues had increased 5.3 percent. "The U.S. is grappling with the most severe economic downturn...

Column: Connecticut tribes resurrected by casinos (May 20, 2009)

"The matter of slot machine casinos is enough of a muddle without fussing over which mythical Connecticut Indian tribe is which. I have had many calls and letters lately about various columns -- including ones about a local student on...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band readies first casino (May 20, 2009)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians is set to open its first casino in early August. The tribe didn't give an exact date for the opening of the FireKeepers Casino. The $300 million, 107-square-foot facility is located near...

Dry Creek Band reports drop in gaming revenues (May 20, 2009)

The Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians of California reported a 5 percent drop in gaming revenues for the first quarter of the year. "The economic environment remains challenging," John Cirrincione, the chief operating officer of River Rock Casino,...

Seneca Nation off-reservation casino still on hold (May 20, 2009)

The Seneca Nation won't resume construction on a permanent off-reservation casino in Buffalo, New York, until the economy improves, President Barry Snyder said. The tribe halted work on a permanent Buffalo Creek Casino last year. Snyder said the tribe is...