NIGC: Tribal gaming revenues grew by 2.3 percent (June 3, 2009)

Tribal casino revenues, 1998-2008. Source: National Indian Gaming Commission. Tribal casinos took in $26.7 billion in 2008, an increase of 2.3 percent, the National Indian Gaming Commission reported today. Chairman Phil Hogen announced the figures at the North American...

Analysis: Questions about tribal gaming debt (June 3, 2009)

"Over the last two decades Indian gaming has grown from a handful of modest-sized bingo facilities in a few states into a $26 billion industry with over 425 tribal gaming establishments operated by 230 tribes in 28 states, many such...

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe marks 15th casino anniversary (June 3, 2009)

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Paragon Casino and Resort. The original name of the facility was the Grand Casino Avoyelles. It now employs 1,600 people. "Those are all people that have a check...

Editorial: Gaming at Cherokee smoke shops a bad idea (June 3, 2009)

"We hope the Cherokee Nation doesn't decide to allow smoke shops to bring in gambling machines. The tribe's Council is talking about a proposal to allow gambling machines and alcohol sales at tribal smoke shops, which are operated under license...

Middletown Rancheria opens $42.5M casino resort (June 3, 2009)

The Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians holds a grand opening for its $42.5 million casino resort this week. The gaming floor at the Twin Pine Casino and Hotel officially opened last Thanksgiving. The hotel opened in March. The 107,000-square-foot...

City urged to negotiate with Cowlitz Tribe over casino (June 3, 2009)

The mayor of La Center, Washington, is urging the city to negotiate a casino agreement with the Cowlitz Tribe. Major Jim Irish opposes the $510 million Cowlitz Casino Resort. But he says the city must protect its interests. “I believe...