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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino ruling stirs shakeup of sorts


A commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts faces significant hurdles now that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the land-into-trust application for the first Indian gaming facility in the state.
Chukchansi Tribe sees departure of last gaming commissioner


All three gaming commissioners, plus the executive director, resigned as part of a dispute with the tribal council.
Eastern Cherokee chief wasn't top ranked choice for gaming job


Michell Hicks accepted the executive director post at the tribal gaming commission after the first pick withdrew from the process.
Chukchansi Tribe sees three departures at gaming commission


Two of the tribe's gaming commissioners have resigned, along with the executive director of the regulatory body on the reservation.
Outgoing Eastern Cherokee leader to join gaming commission


Chief Michell Hicks will serve as the executive director of the tribe's regulatory body.
Arizona tribes can't send gaming revenues directly to charities


The state's interpretation of the Class III gaming compact could affect the way non-profits receive money.
Tribes contributed $1.4M to politicians amid gaming fight in Texas


The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma donated $670,000 in the 2014 election cycle, the largest amount among casino interests.
NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case


A disagreement among judges on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals could lead to another look at the application of federal labor law at casinos.
San Manuel Band hires executive director for gaming commission


Adam Torres previously served as a U.S. Marshall and worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Internal Revenue Service.
Official denies representing Laguna Pueblo in casino contract flap


The tribe's economic development corporation was passed over for a lucrative commercial casino contract.
Red Lake Nation votes down referendum to sell liquor at casinos


According to preliminary results, 54 percent of tribal members said no to alcohol sales at two gaming facilities.
Tohono O'odham Nation traces casino spat to top state leaders


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) are named as defendants in the tribe's lawsuit.
Non-Indian facility in Massachusetts sees $18.1M in revenues


Gamblers poured nearly $181.6 million into slot machines and electronic table games at the Plainridge Park Casino in July.
Maryland sees 19 percent increase in lottery and casino revenue


The state took in $1 billion in the last fiscal year -- $525 million from the lottery and another $487 million from five gaming facilities.
Last defendant sentenced in theft case at Yakama Nation casino


Over $63,000 was stolen from the Yakama Legends Casino by 42 defendants.
Former workers at Choctaw Nation casino plead guilty to theft


Two employees admitted that they stole money from the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma.
Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust land


The Samish Nation, though, isn't interested. And neither is the Suquamish Tribe.
Red Lake Nation leader supports sales of liquor at two casinos


Tribal members will vote on August 19 to determine whether to offer alcohol at the Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls and another in Warroad.
Mohegan Tribe fired worker who helped casino regular break rules


Maria DeGiacomo worked as a pit boss at Mohegan Sun for 18 years.
Red Lake Nation schedules August 19 referendum on liquor sales


Tribal members rejected liquor in a 1999 vote but the outcome was not binding.
Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014


Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.
Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming


A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.
Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House


A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.
Non-Indian firm drops out of casino race in Massachusetts


K.G. Urban Enterprises was unable to secure financing for a $650 million facility that was to have been managed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation from neighboring Connecticut.
NIGC down to one member as leader faces Senate hearing


Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri is the only member serving at the agency that regulates the $28 billion tribal casino industry.
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing


Jonodev Chaudhuri is making his first Capitol Hill appearance since becoming chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
New Mexico tribes see 3.6 percent dip in slot machine winnings


The net win at tribal casinos in 2014 was $731.3 million, down from $758.6 million in 2013.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at tribal gaming industry


Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the panel, hasn't focused much on the $27 billion industry but that will be changing next week.
Connecticut tribes pay out nearly 92 percent put into slot machines


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation pays out 91.85 percent while the Mohegan Tribe pays out 91.71 percent.
Rep. Joe Barton of Texas plays poker at tribal casino in Oklahoma


The Republican Congressman wants millions of people to continue enjoying the game on the Internet.
Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute


The three judges went to great lengths to explain why they were unable to side with the tribe in an unfair labor practices complaint.
Court allows lawsuit for incident at Tonto Apache Tribe casino


Three gamblers who won large sums of money at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino claim their earnings were stolen.
Eastern Shoshone Tribe secures grant to update casino security


The $335,000 grant comes from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota.
Quapaw Tribe faces competition from Kansas commercial casino


The Kansas Crossing Casino will be located about 30 miles south of the tribe's Downstream Casino Resort.
Tohono O'odham Nation defends legality of casino in new case


The tribe is seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the state from interfering with the West Valley Resort and from retaliating against vendors doing business with the tribe.
Tulalip Tribes host Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo


Agenda topics include employee recruitment and retention, facility design, online gaming and regulation of the casino industry.
Debate on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act moves to House panel


Tribal leaders call on Congress to resolve uncertainty created by the National Labor Relations Board.
Umatilla Tribes change marijuana use policy for casino employees


Marijuana remains illegal on the reservation and employees still can't work while impaired on drugs or alcohol.
Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute


The National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort due to the tribe's treaty rights.
Former employees of Choctaw Nation casino charged with theft


The U.S. Attorney's Office announced indictments against two former workers at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma.
Law Article: Treaty protects Chickasaw Nation casino from NLRB


The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision indicating that the Chickasaw Nation can operate outside the confines of the National Labor Relations Act because it is a sovereign Indian nation with legal protections based on its treaties with the United States.
Casino Answer Man: About those Class II and Class III machines


I know the machines at the Indian casinos are different, but how are they different from the Las Vegas machines?
Chickasaw Nation wins major ruling affecting labor law at casino


The National Labor Relations Board cited the tribe's treaties in declining to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort.
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority reports $84.1M in profits


The six Native casinos in the province saw $256.5 million in revenues in the last fiscal year.

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