Poarch Creeks won't allow group to hold prayer at gaming site (February 15, 2013)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama refused to allow a prayer ceremony at the site of a casino expansion project. The Save Hickory Ground group came to Alabama to offer prayers to tribal ancestors who were removed from...

9th Circuit hears another round in Tohono O'odham casino suit (February 15, 2013)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday heard another round of arguments in the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino dispute. The Arizona Legislature enacted HB 2534 in order to annex the tribe's property and bar the Bureau of Indian...

Leader of Shinnecock Nation cites no recent activity on casino (February 15, 2013)

A leader of the Shinnecock Nation said there's been no "recent activity" on plans for a casino in Nassau County, New York. The tribe gained federal recognition in October 2010 and announced plans to open up to three casinos on...

Connecticut tribes report big declines in slot machine revenue (February 15, 2013)

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes reported double digit declines in slot machine revenues for the month of January 2013. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a 12 percent drop compared to January 2012. The Mohegan Tribe reported a 11 percent...

Massachusetts Gaming Commission to move faster on casinos (February 15, 2013)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission vowed to speed up its decision making process as tribes make their case for a casino in the Bay State. The commission agreed to issue licenses for the western and eastern regions of the state in...

Santee Sioux Tribe celebrates grand opening of gaming facility (February 15, 2013)

The Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska is holding a grand opening ceremony for its new $20 million gaming facility. The 61,000 square-foot Ohiya Casino replaces an older facility. It offers about 200 electronic Class II games and employs about 90...