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September 18, 2014

The judges criticized the state for waiting more than a decade to challenge the status of land placed in trust for the tribe in 1994.

The proposed facility is located right on the edge of the exclusivity zone promised to the tribe.

The judge went ahead and resolved the case on the merits after being told by the council to dismiss it.

Tribe's decade-long quest could come to an end on election day in November.

The decision came as the Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on a bill that would bar the casino.

The Mohegan Tribe may have have lost its bid for a commercial casino but columnist wonders what's the next step in the fight.

Scott Butera served as CEO of the Foxwoods Resort Casino for nearly four years.

September 17, 2014

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) clashed repeatedly at the hearing.

The tribe was ordered to stop enforcing its own set of labor laws on casino employees.

The 21-year-old football player is accused of stealing a woman's purse at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

The tribe plans to add a 12-story hotel, more gaming space, new food and beverage venues and a parking garage as part of a $160 million expansion.

The bill can now be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature with the goal of ending a lawsuit that one lawmaker described as 'frivolous.'

Tribes across the nation are closely watching the case out of fear it will lead to more litigation over trust land acquisitions that were finalized years ago.

September 16, 2014

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw another decline in slot machine revenues for the month of August 2014 but the picture wasn't as bad as usual.

The case could end up before the Supreme Court if the lower courts side with tribes.

The Gila River Indian Community has spent $11 million while the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has spent $2 million.

By a vote of 3 to 1, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission goes with a rival project.

It's not clear whether the Samish Nation, the Suquamish Tribe or the Quinault Nation exercise jurisdiction over the site.

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing tomorrow on S.2670, the Keep the Promise Act.

September 15, 2014

But no one knows how much Class III revenue the tribe could pull in, and how much the state might get under a revenue sharing arrangement.

The bill ensures that land already held in trust for the tribe can't be challenged in federal court.

Opponents are hoping to block the tribe's controversial off-reservation casino.

Newspaper praises the Cherokee Nation for creating jobs and revenue with plans for an entertainment district and outlet center next to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The tribe has reduced its workforce, slashed per capita payments, halted local revenue sharing payments and has gone into default on its debt.

Maryann McGovran, the vice chairwoman of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, urges voters to support Proposition 48 and ratify the tribe's Class III gaming compact.

September 12, 2014

Lakes Entertainment lost an arbitration dispute with an investor in the tribe's casino.

The tribe shut down the casino in August 2013 because the land is not in trust.

The tribe is bringing about 140 Angus cattle to a farm near the casino.

The state of New Mexico is trying to prevent the Obama administration from issuing Class III gaming procedures for the tribe.

September 11, 2014

A federal judge handed the tribe a victory on two taxes that were being imposed on the reservation.

Newspaper supports commercial casino bid from the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut over billionaire developer Steve Wynn.

The tribe has suspended revenue sharing payments out of concern Walker will approve an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation.

The Keep the Promise Act prevents the tribe from using its trust land for any forms of gaming.

Tribes have been pushing for a casino for years only to see non-Indian operators win approval from state lawmakers.

The new tower at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant will stop at 14 floors rather than 22 as originally planned.

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