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Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut

The two tribal casinos in Connecticut each reported a 10 percent decline in slot machine revenues, a sign of growing competition in New England.

Posted: November 15, 2018


News reports link Secretary Zinke's criminal woes to tribal gaming

A tribal lobbying scandal during the George W. Bush era led to criminal indictments. It looks like another one is brewing in the nation's capital.

Posted: November 1, 2018


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation seeks to revive gaming lawsuit

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is firing back at the Trump administration as plans for a new casino remain in limbo.

Posted: October 17, 2018


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation sees setback in case against Trump administration

The Trump administration has delayed a tribally-owned casino in Connecticut, a move that benefits a non-Indian rival.

Posted: October 2, 2018


Tribes see dip in slot machine revenues as rival opens new facility

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe have entered a new era in gaming.

Posted: September 18, 2018


Tribes see decline in slot machine revenues as they await new arrival

With a non-Indian rival about to open a new facility, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are entering a new era.

Posted: August 15, 2018


Guilty plea for sexual assault at Mashantucket Pequot casino hotel

A 25-year-old man is facing eight years in prison for a sexual assault at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Posted: August 15, 2018


Mohegan Tribe on track with first phase of big project in Korea

The Mohegan Tribe is meeting with officials in South Korea to update them on the Inspire project.

Posted: August 14, 2018


President Trump's nominee loves beating tribal interests in court

An attorney who has defeated tribes in a slew of precedent-setting cases could see his influence spread across Indian Country.

Posted: August 9, 2018


Mohegan Tribe 'ain't afraid' to pursue a casino in Japan

The Mohegan Tribe is among the many gaming entities interested in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Posted: July 26, 2018


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation makes first entry into online gaming

Gamblers around the world can place bets on a roulette wheel at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Posted: June 28, 2018


Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw mixed results in slot machine revenues as they get ready to break ground on a new development.

Posted: June 19, 2018


Mashantucket Tribe announces unexpected passing of top gaming executive

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is mourning the death of Felix Rappaport, the tribe's top gaming executive.

Posted: June 18, 2018


Tribes plan to break ground on long-awaited casino in Connecticut

Despite being kept in the dark by the Trump administration, the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes plan to open a new casino in 2020.

Posted: June 14, 2018


Trump administration still mum on gaming agreement for Mashantucket Tribe

The Trump administration has yet to take action on a gaming agreement for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and lawmakers want to know why.

Posted: June 13, 2018


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as gaming industry advances in Massachusetts

As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sits in limbo before the Trump administration, non-Indian interests make strides in Massachusetts.

Posted: June 11, 2018


Trump administration reverses course on tribal gaming agreement in Connecticut

After keeping the Mohegan Tribe in the dark for 10 months, the Trump team has finally spoken.

Posted: June 4, 2018


Online gaming also on the table as Connecticut negotiates with tribes

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are moving closer to online gaming and sports betting in Connecticut.

Posted: May 24, 2018


Connecticut governor seeks to negotiate sports betting with tribes

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe could be on the road to sports betting soon in Connecticut.

Posted: May 22, 2018


Tribes seek a seat at table as states look into sports betting

With a landmark Supreme Court decision on the books, tribes from California to Connecticut want to be at the table when it comes to sports betting.

Posted: May 21, 2018


Mashantucket and Mohegan interested in pursuing casinos in Japan

Two tribes are looking to the Land of the Rising Sun as they explore opportunities beyond their homelands in Connecticut.

Posted: May 16, 2018


Mohegan Tribe gains sole ownership of $5 billion gaming project in Korea

With tensions thawing in the Korean Peninsula, the Mohegan Tribe is making moves of its own.

Posted: May 9, 2018


Non-Indian firm fighting tribes announces earlier opening date for casino

A $960 million commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts is coming together quickly while two tribes sit in limbo.

Posted: April 26, 2018


Lawmakers from Connecticut prompted probe into handling of tribal agreements

Will the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe finally get some answers from the Trump administration?

Posted: April 25, 2018


Tribes welcome probe into Trump administration's handling of gaming agreements

The Trump administration is facing yet another internal investigation, this one over gaming agreements for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Posted: April 23, 2018


Tribes still facing legal questions in bid for new casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe can't seem to catch a break when it comes to a new casino.

Posted: April 17, 2018


Trump administration hit for keeping two tribes in Connecticut in the dark

Blankets and an honor song didn't work. What will it take to see action from the Trump administration?

Posted: April 6, 2018


Mashantucket Tribe oversees another union election for casino workers

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is overseeing another election for casino workers who are interested in joining a labor union.

Posted: April 5, 2018


City fires police officer who punched elderly employee at Pequot casino

A police officer who assaulted an elderly employee at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has lost his job.

Posted: April 4, 2018


Mohegan Tribe extends partnership with Basketball Hall of Fame

The gaming facility owned by the Mohegan Tribe has extended its partnership with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame amid growing competition.

Posted: April 3, 2018


Mohegan Tribe on track to complete convention center at casino

The Mohegan Tribe will debut an $80 million convention center at its casino in Connecticut in June.

Posted: March 29, 2018


Tribal gaming executive said to be a witness in Bill Cosby criminal trial

An executive who works for the Mohegan Tribe and previously worked for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation might testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial.

Posted: March 19, 2018


Tribes finally start demolition at site of delayed casino in Connecticut

Amid delays attributed to the Trump administration, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe finally started demolition work for their new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: March 6, 2018


Tribes still planning to start work on delayed casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are almost ready to start initial work on a long-delayed casino in Connecticut.

Posted: February 28, 2018


Trump team appears willing to delay tribal casino deal in Connecticut indefinitely

The Trump administration is advancing a curious argument as it battles the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe over plans for a new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: February 6, 2018


Tribes ready to start initial work on delayed casino in Connecticut

Initial work is slated to begin on a long-delayed and controversial tribally-owned casino in Connecticut.

Posted: February 2, 2018


Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton lobbies against tribes' casino

Gale Norton, a former Secretary of the Interior during the George W. Bush administration, is part of a major lobbying effort aimed at defeating a tribally-owned casino in Connecticut.

Posted: February 1, 2018


Tribes in Connecticut support passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are among the many pushing for passage of a bill that exempts tribes from federal labor laws.

Posted: January 24, 2018


Tribes falling behind on schedule for controversial casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe remain committed to a new casino in Connecticut despite falling behind on their schedule.

Posted: January 17, 2018


Mohegan Tribe pays a record $1 million in gaming fines for lapses in Pennsylvania

The Mohegan Tribe has been fined $1 million in connection with its commercial gaming operation in Pennsylvania.

Posted: December 14, 2017


Tribes turn tables on non-Indian company intent on derailing new gaming facility

Connecticut is getting 'played' by a non-Indian gaming company, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe say.

Posted: December 7, 2017


Tribes sue Trump administration for dragging feet on revised gaming agreements

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, along with the state of Connecticut, are suing the Trump administration for failing to take action on their gaming agreements.

Posted: November 30, 2017


Mashantucket Pequot tribal police arrest man for sexual assault at casino hotel

A New Hampshire man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Posted: November 29, 2017


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation clashes with state over 'bingo' machines

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the state of Connecticut are in a disagreement over the status of new 'bingo' machines.

Posted: November 21, 2017


Tribes report mixed slot machine returns as they press Trump team on casino

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe saw mixed slot machine results last month as they await word from the Trump administration about their gaming agreements.

Posted: November 16, 2017


Tribes hit roadblocks as Trump team refuses to sanction new gaming agreements

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are wondering why the Trump administration has failed to take action on their new gaming agreements.

Posted: November 10, 2017


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation accused of negligence for death at casino

The casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is the target of a lawsuit after patron died there last year.

Posted: November 9, 2017


Lawmakers join tribes in pressing Trump team for firm response on new casino

Lawmakers from Connecticut are supporting the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe as they seek a firm response from the Trump administration on plans for a new casino.

Posted: November 8, 2017


Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe honored a top Trump administration official but their gesture doesn't seem to have helped plans for a new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: November 1, 2017


Mohegan Tribe faces lawsuits for accident involving drunken casino patron

The gaming arm of the Mohegan Tribe is being sued by a woman who blames a car accident on a drunken patron.

Posted: October 31, 2017


Tribes spar with Obama's former Interior secretary over new casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are battling a big foe as they pursue a new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: October 25, 2017


Mohegan Tribe believes Trump team accepted new casino despite murky response

The Mohegan Tribe believes the Trump administration has approved a new casino in Connecticut despite a seemingly ambiguous letter.

Posted: September 27, 2017


Connecticut tribes can't get clear answer from Trump team on bid for new casino

Efforts by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe to open a new casino in Connecticut appear to have hit a snag within the Trump administration.

Posted: September 19, 2017


Mohegan Tribe names new top executive for gaming and entertainment enterprise

The Mohegan Tribe has promoted its longtime financial officer to lead its national and international gaming and entertainment ventures.

Posted: September 12, 2017


Connecticut tribes see another win as court refuses to rehear casino challenge

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe have scored another win in their bid to open a new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: September 11, 2017


Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions legality of new casino in Connecticut

The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation is speaking out against a new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: August 17, 2017


Tribes report mixed results in slot machine revenues at casinos in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a decline in slot machine revenues while the Mohegan Tribe reported an increase as both team up to address growing competition in New England.

Posted: August 15, 2017


National Indian Gaming Association clarifies position on sports betting coalition

The National Indian Gaming Association has joined a coalition whose goal is to repeal a ban on sports betting but doesn't actually support sports betting at this point.

Posted: August 8, 2017


Tribes in Connecticut await federal approval of revised gaming agreements

Lawmakers in Connecticut gave final approval to a bill that updates gaming agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Posted: August 1, 2017


Mohegan Tribe dethrones Pechanga Band to win USA Today poll of casinos

Call it a battle of East vs. West as the Mohegan Tribe dethroned the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to win USA Today's poll of best casinos in the United States.

Posted: July 26, 2017


Connecticut tribes sign new gaming agreements to account for new casino

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are another step closer to opening a new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: July 20, 2017


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation hits milestone on gaming revenues

Since 1993, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has shared $4 billion in slot machine revenues with the state of Connecticut.

Posted: July 17, 2017


Mohegan Tribe reports 7.6 percent increase in slot machine revenues

Mohegan Sun in Connecticut took in $49.2 million in June 2017, am increase from the same time last year.

Posted: July 14, 2017


Tribes celebrate as governor in Connecticut signs new casino bill into law

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are now authorized to build a $400 million gaming facility in Connecticut.

Posted: June 28, 2017


Tribes in Connecticut waiting on governor to sign bill for new casino

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hope to open a new casino before the end of 2018 in order to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

Posted: June 23, 2017


Connecticut tribes welcome court decision favoring new casino law

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are praising a federal court decision in favor of a law that paved the way for their new casino in Connecticut.

Posted: June 22, 2017


Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe a letter from the Department of the Interior helped them get over the finish line for their proposed casino.

Posted: June 14, 2017


Lawmakers in Connecticut approve bill for tribal gaming facility

It looks like a third casino, to be operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, is coming to Connecticut.

Posted: June 7, 2017


Tribes face deadline in bid for new gaming facility in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are running out of time in their bid for a new gaming facility they say will protect jobs and revenues.

Posted: June 1, 2017


Schaghticoke Tribal Nation threatens another lawsuit over casino

Plans over a new casino in Connecticut continue to face legal and political challenges.

Posted: May 31, 2017


Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in Connecticut

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe see the facility as a way to keep jobs and revenue in the state.

Posted: May 24, 2017


Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casino

The new administration is sticking by a letter that should help the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribe in their quest.

Posted: May 15, 2017


Native Sun News Today: Nation's highest court calls tribe's bluff with new decision

The Supreme Court has changed the rules of the game, putting tribal officials and employees at risk for damages they may incur while off the reservation.

Posted: May 15, 2017


Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located

The Arizona Republican is joining the battle over a new casino in Connecticut but a letter sent to the Trump administration is marred by alternative facts.

Posted: May 12, 2017


Mashantucket Tribe charges off-duty officer for assault at casino

A 73-year-old bathroom attendant at the Foxwoods Resort Casino was punched in the face because the water was too cold for the officer.

Posted: April 27, 2017


Mohegan Tribe wants gaming disputes resolved in own judicial system

The tribe's court system resolved other claims connected to the incident that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted: April 26, 2017


Supreme Court hands defeat to tribal interests in sovereignty case

While tribes are generally protected by sovereign immunity, the same does not apply to their employees, the nation's highest court ruled.

Posted: April 25, 2017


Matthew Fletcher: 'Gamesmanship' brings defeat to Indian Country at Supreme Court

Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher offers some initial thoughts on the new decision in a posting on Turtle Talk.

Posted: April 25, 2017


Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case

In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Posted: April 17, 2017


Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casino

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to share revenues from table games.

Posted: April 6, 2017


Non-Indian casino in Massachusetts hits construction milestone

The development has the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe in neighboring Connecticut worried.

Posted: March 29, 2017


Mohegan Tribe announces plan for $80M convention center at casino

The 131,000-square-foot Mohegan Sun Expo Center is expected to open in the summer of 2018.

Posted: March 21, 2017


Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts

The Connecticut-based tribe lost out to a rival gaming firm owned by billionaire Steve Wynn.

Posted: March 20, 2017


Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casino

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to address growing competition for gaming dollars.

Posted: March 16, 2017


Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official

Two former Department of the Interior officials who once worked together are on opposite sides of a gaming debate in Connecticut.

Posted: March 10, 2017


Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casino

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to convert a vacant movie theater in East Windsor into a $300 million gaming facility.

Posted: February 27, 2017


Connecticut tribes plan to announce site for potential new casino

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

Posted: February 24, 2017


Mohegan Tribe said gaming executive didn't disclose stake in firm

Former president Bobby Soper, who is a tribal citizen, denied hiding anything.

Posted: February 21, 2017


Mohegan Tribe announces resignation of top gaming executive

Bobby Soper, a tribal citizen, is leaving his post as president and CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority 'immediately.'

Posted: February 16, 2017


Mohegan Tribe reports decline in income from gaming enterprise

Operating income fell 29.5 percent and losses totaled $51.6 million for the first quarter.

Posted: February 1, 2017


Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket

The justices are trying to determine whether an employee of the Mohegan Tribe enjoys sovereign immunity.

Posted: January 9, 2017


Tribes in Connecticut report declines in slot machine revenues

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a drop of 6.9 percent while the Mohegan Tribe fared better.

Posted: December 15, 2016


Mashantucket Tribe reaches contract with labor union at casino

The United Auto Workers was the first union to organize at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

Posted: December 13, 2016


Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case

The justices will hear the dispute in Lewis v. Clarke on January 9, 2017.

Posted: December 6, 2016


Non-Indian firm set to open $1.4B casino outside of nation's capital

In just a week's time, a massive gaming and entertainment facility will be open right outside of Washington, D.C.

Posted: December 1, 2016


APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.

Posted: October 12, 2016


Gamblers accused of cheating Mashantucket Tribe lose big lawsuit

Three high-rollers say they are owed more than $2.7 million from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

Posted: October 6, 2016


Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket

Only one Indian law case is on the docket so far, a big change from last year's explosive session.

Posted: October 4, 2016


Non-Indian gaming firm announces opening for big casino near D.C.

The MGM National Harbor is located in Maryland, less than 10 miles from the U.S. Capitol.

Posted: October 3, 2016


Supreme Court accepts case involving Mohegan Tribe casino employee

The justices will consider a big question: Does the tribe's sovereign immunity extend to an employee of the tribe's casino?

Posted: September 29, 2016


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