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March 3, 2015

The tribe has shared $1 billion with the state but would no longer be required to do so if it loses regional exclusivity.

Under the state constitution, all proposals to expand gaming must be put to a vote of the people.

Some 5,000 workers will be needed during the two-year construction period.

The tribe wants to open a Class II facility on its reservation but the state is objecting.

Bobby Soper will start serving as president of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority on March 30.

March 2, 2015

The tribe has put more than 1,300 people to work on construction of the West Valley Resort.

The casino at National Harbor will feature 3,600 slot machines, 140 table games, a 300-room hotel, a 3,000-seat venue, several restaurants and retail shops.

Five tribes signed the agreement and are eager to see it approved before the end of the legislative session later this month.

Gov. Susana Martinez (R) refuses to negotiate a deal with the tribe.

When Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, it included an important provision to allow for self-regulation of Class II gaming by tribal governments

February 27, 2015

Jonodev Chaudhuri, a member of the Muscogee Nation, has been serving as acting chair of the agency that regulates the tribal casino industry.

The tribe paid up front to use the 2.5-acre site for 20 years.

Don't they know how slot machines and marijuana would destroy the very fabric of the lifestyle we have built in harmony with the land our humble people cherish?

Some of the renovations will be complete by this summer while the bigger ticket items will take longer.

If you have reservations about marijuana, then a reservation teeming with marijuana might not strike you as a good idea.

A draft environmental impact statement could be issued sometime this summer.

February 26, 2015

Chad McReynolds started off as a card dealer at the casino in Roland and has risen through the ranks.

The tribe's ogema, or leader, believes a decision could come within 18 months to two years.

Fitch Ratings warns of problems when two commercial casinos opening in the neighboring state.

For all of 2014, tribes shared about $66 million with the state.

The tribe will be hiring 50 to 70 more people as part of the expansion.

A job fair will be held March 5 at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa.

February 25, 2015

Local businesses are hoping to counter opposition coming from the religious community.

The tribe's one-acre property in Florida was reportedly placed in trust in 1984 so it presumably can be used for a casino.

Lawmakers are targeting people who owe child support or back taxes.

The tribe just announced the first hires for the new Three Rivers Casino.

A new study says the five tribes of Idaho play a major role in the state’s economy.

February 24, 2015

The tribe and its partner plan to build the commercial facility in two phases.

The county won out in a dispute over the cost of law enforcement services.

The deal covers te Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

More than 1,000 people were put out of work when the casino closed as a result of an internal leadership dispute.

Virginians are boosting tax revenues in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Why shouldn't we keep that money here?

The tribe wants to turn a 60-acre former racetrack into a casino with a hotel.

February 23, 2015

The man, who had been banned from the casino, tussled with several officers before he died.

The Bordertown Casino and Arena is undergoing a makeover based on a rodeo theme.

The metal structure could be used for a gaming facility -- or a marijuana operation.

Authorizing and regulating Internet poker in California is the only way to provide security and safety.

Work at the Fond-du-Luth Casino will begin this summer and will take about four months.

In past congressional sessions, this same bill was presented only to be stopped by the Democrat-led Senate.

February 20, 2015

University of Idaho economist Steven Peterson analyzed the impacts of the gaming operations of the five tribes in the state.

The tribe is hoping to gain some leverage because Gov. Rick Scott (R) won't come to the table.

The new deal addresses revenue sharing, free play, operational hours and gaming on newly acquired lands.

The tribe hasn't announced a decision but a law professor believes a case could be made in federal and state court.

February 19, 2015

More than 400 supporters stood by at the State Capitol as Chairman Gary Besaw was turned away from the office of Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Tribes support a repeal of the state law that authorized bets on previously-run races.

The Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort Casino will open May 21 and employ 900 people.

The project will be finished in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend.

Local officials hope the Golden Moon Casino brings more people to Oklahoma's Panhandle.

The final environmental impact statement was published in April 2014.

February 18, 2015

It is time for Connecticut's tribal casinos to make their play.

The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application more than two years ago.

The tribe's Class III gaming compact authorizes four locations.

The tribe is holding a job fair on March 16 to start filling more than 800 positions.

The tribe was restored to federal recognition by an act of Congress in 2000.

Receiving a payment of $1,200 annually—that isn’t already dedicated to rent, mortgage, or electric bills—is a great benefit to tribal members, but it certainly isn’t enough to quit your job and start loafing.

February 17, 2015

An offer to fund a new stadium was linked to the Ho-Chunk Nation's casino in Beloit.

A popular and profitable form of gaming has sparked a controversy in Idaho between the state’s Indian tribes and horse racetracks.

The leader of the Florida Senate said he's 'anti-gaming' anyway.

The agreement allows tribes to add more gaming devices to their facilities.

To think that tribal gaming interests in Minnesota are going to sit back and let the lottery get away with this without offering their own products is fantasy.

Plans call for a full-service spa, a second golf course, a new hotel entrance and numerous renovations throughout the facility.

The casino in Pennsylvania will be known as Mohegan Sun Pocono.

February 16, 2015

Authorities say a man fired a gun in the air in the casino parking lot. No one was injured.

A woman says she was roughed up and her 13-year-old daughter says she was assaulted.

Chief Cheryl Smith is still considering whether to push for a Class III gaming compact.

The tribe added 98 hotel rooms, a cafe, steakhouse and a 10,000-square-foot conference center to the facility.

The state is home to five casinos and a sixth one, less than 10 miles from the U.S. Capitol, is on the way.

February 13, 2015

The tribe has shared more than $1 billion with the state over the last five years.

Gaming issues are not typically a major issue in presidential campaigns.

The tribe contributed $15.3 million to the state and $5 million to local governments.

Tribal members are braving frigid temperatures as the head toward the state capitol in Madison.

February 12, 2015

The walk begins tomorrow morning at tribal headquarters in Keshena.

The city of Salamanca was withholding the money due to confusion about gaming revenues and the federal Impact Aid program.

Internet poker was a big topic at the Western Indian Gaming Conference this week.

The tribe is willing to share revenues with the state.

The tribal council said allegations of credit card abuse have been reported to federal authorities.

The amount was lower than the figures from the same period in the last four years.

February 11, 2015

The march will begin on Friday in Keshena, the tribal headquarters.

A federal judge said it was 'reasonable' to withhold checks from people whose enrollment status is being questioned.

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