Letter: Mashantucket empire nearing collapse (October 19, 2009)

"The fall of nations and empires often takes place over several generations. Sometimes, however, it's sudden and takes place virtually overnight. Are we on the verge of witnessing a collapse of Foxwoods Resort Casino? It appears on the brink of...

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sees casino hit (October 19, 2009)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin has cut holiday bonuses and merit pay increases and has eliminated employee perks at its casino in Milwaukee. People are still coming to the Potawatomi Bingo Casino but they are spending less,...

Editorial: A bad bet on gaming in North Carolina (October 19, 2009)

"Federal law requires states, including this one, to negotiate the terms of gambling with Indian tribes. Federal law requires that tribes be licensed to run operations like those found elsewhere within a state. For more than two decades, governors, state...

Montana tribes weigh smoking policy at casinos (October 19, 2009)

At least one tribe in Montana is promoting its casino as smoker friendly now that the state's smoking ban has gone into effect. Smokers can still light up at the casino owned by the Chippewa Cree Tribe. "I have...

Seminole Tribe still waiting on gaming compact (October 19, 2009)

After two rounds of negotiations, the Seminole Tribe is still waiting for the Florida Legislature to approve a Class III gaming compact. The tribe reached a deal with Gov. Charlie Crist (R) by an August 31 deadline. But key lawmakers,...

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