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January 23, 2015

A Senate committee advanced a bill to repeal the law that authorized bets on historical horse races.

The tribe is adding 41,000 square-feet of space to the casino and a 120,000 square-foot parking garage.

The tribe will pay $250,000 up front and $30,000 a year for city services.

The Menominees blamed a rival tribe and the governor's presidential aspirations for the negative decision.

The decision to disapprove the compact strikes me as consistent with its approach in recent years to limit the scope of these types of agreements.

January 22, 2015

The tribe won't have to repay a $10 million loan simply because a non-Indian facility has opened in the state.

An answer could come before Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) makes a decision on the off-reservation casino in Kenosha.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C.

The casino will be built on land that elders consider to be sacred.

The tribes, understandably, fear their revenues could be adversely affected by fierce competition only a few hours away.

Rival factions continue to duke it out in federal court as their casino remains closed.

January 21, 2015

Tribes say the devices resemble Class III slot machines.

The city took action in response to a bill in the 114th Congress that would block the casino.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a mixed victory to the northern California tribe.

A commercial casino in neighboring Massachusetts is a major issue.

The tribe says it will share $1 billion with the state over 25 years.

An article in The Economist is a reminder that we haven’t put the bad old days of racially distorted coverage of poverty beyond us.

January 20, 2015

The tribe has offered to close its existing casino and move operations to a larger site.

The tribe faces a July 31 to renew key provisions of its Class III gaming compact.

A new Class III compact could be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs this week.

Law enforcement authorities confirmed they are looking into the historical horse racing machines at a racetrack.

The 170,000 square-foot facility features a hotel with 120 rooms and space to host conferences, events, weddings and trade shows.

January 19, 2015

The casino has grown to include 950 hotel rooms, an entertainment pavilion and a golf course.

The victim, a tribal member, was assaulted and robbed on the reservation.

The casino could affect the presidential ambitions of Gov. Scott Walker (R).

The tribe plans to use a 2.4-acre site in Medford for a Class II gaming facility.

The Elem Colony and the Koi Nation had submitted separate bids to open a casino on Mare Island in Vallejo.

January 16, 2015

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe reported the first increases in slot machine wagering since 2013.

California boasts having the nation’s largest gambling industry with American Indian casinos, card rooms, race tracks and the lottery generating net revenues of roughly $10.4 billion a year.

A scoping meeting will be held February 3 in Medford in preparation of an environmental impact statement.

The Chukchansi Tribe went to court to try and stop the rival casino from moving forward.

The Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort will operate as usual and the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino is on track to open this fall.

January 15, 2015

The state announced agreements with 27 of 29 tribes.

So gaming venues in some places appear to be crapping out even as the economy improves.

A jury voted unanimously to overturn guilty verdicts against Wayland Gray.

The tribe has won a series of federal and state court decisions affirming its right to use its trust land for a gaming facility.

Tribes that share gaming revenues on a per capita basis aren't improving the economic standing of their people, according to a new study.

Poarch tribal leaders today betray our common histories in the criminal trespassing charges pressed against Wayland Gray.

January 14, 2015

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a lawsuit filed by the state of Alabama.

Gov. Scott Walker (R) has indicated he will wait until February 19 to announce a decision.

The New Mexico Gaming Control Board tried to include free play credits in tribal revenue sharing payments.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is the first Indian Country-based member of the group.

Wayland Gray was trying to bless a burial site when he was arrested and later convicted.

January 13, 2015

The tribe believes it must be compensated for losses from a rival casino.

The tribe could spend up to $200 million on its hotel in the Bay Area.

Poydras Gaming Finance Corp. will supply 600 Class III machines and provide up to $5.5 million for renovations and developments at two facilities.

Alabama's attorney general has promised to drop the case if he loses this round of litigation.

January 12, 2015

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the deal went against the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Provisions for three card games expire July 31 although slot machines won't be affected.

The tribe sets aside $1.5 million a year for scholarships and tuition programs.

The $5 million Class II facility will employ about 80 people.

The incident took place off the reservation but a tribal officer obtained a surveillance image of the suspect and sent it to local police agencies.

Writer claims tribal casinos in California are unfairly competing with non-Indian facilities in neighboring Nevada.

January 9, 2015

Our state’s gambling market is already saturated, according to university research.

Voters approved a constitutional amendment by a wide margin so all that's needed is action from the State Legislature.

Republicans are in control of the Legislature but don't seem to care whether the state renews the gaming deal.

A court hearing is scheduled for February as the casino remains closed for another month.

The state is home to the largest number of tribal gaming facilities -- more than 100 and growing.

The Senate failed to take action before the end of the last session of Congress.

January 8, 2015

More than 1,000 people have been put out of work.

Kevin Seneca will serve as the new chairman of the board for the corporation.

The tribe still needs to hire a gaming commission before installing the machines.

The tribe plans to use the revenues for government services and programs.

The tribe has agreed to share a larger percentage of revenues over the course of the 22-year deal.

January 7, 2015

Authorities found $5,400 in counterfeit bills at the casino and another $37,800 in the suspect's car.

Republican leader thinks a casino proposal will help the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina win federal recognition.

The tribe is already on the hook for $100 million and some members are worried about the growing debt.

The tribe paid $1.1 million for eight parcels totaling 17 acres.

State lawmakers authorized bets on historical races in 2013.

The decision will help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) determine whether to approve an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation.

January 6, 2015

Council member Steve Cadue is accused of overspending and using a per capita trust fund as collateral without approval.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) faces a February 19 deadline to make a decision.

The hotel won't open until January 2016 but a casual eatery is debuting this week.

A former security guard is accused of stealing $132,500 from the casino vault.

The tribe is seeking to build a Class II facility on its reservation but the state opposes the plan.

January 5, 2015

The tribe lacks a Class III gaming compact so Class III games are illegal on the reservation.

The deal requires the tribe to share between 2 percent and 8.5 percent of its gaming revenues with the state.

California newspaper doesn't think the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians should be able to open an off-reservation casino due to voter opposition.

The Shinnecocks were partnered with another firm but that relationship appears to have come to an end.

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