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April 17, 2015

The tribe ranked 12th in the Travel and Leisure category and 424th overall on the annual Forbes list.

Two national organizations are coming to the defense of the tribe in response to questionable comments from state lawmakers whose county includes a non-Indian riverboat.

Individual tribal leaders, including Chairman John Berrey, have been added to the state's lawsuit as defendants.

The tribe has already started construction on the West Valley Resort and plans to open an initial facility by the end of the year.

April 16, 2015

Attorney General George Jepsen highlighted two major concerns as lawmakers consider a bill to authorize as many as three casinos for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

The agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal gaming industry has been without a confirmed leader since September 2013.

The official opening of the 12 Tribes Resort and Casino will take place sometime this summer.

Some local officials want the tribe to state that it won't use the land in Little Rock for gaming but that wouldn't necessarily bar a casino in the future.

The tribe debuted a $160 million casino expansion a year ago that has generated additional traffic.

Chairman Kevin Brown led a small delegation to the East Asian nation but a deal hasn't been finalized, a gaming executive said.

April 15, 2015

Five tribes signed the new agreement, which allows people to ban themselves from tribal gaming facilities.

While the odds of a Mashpee Wampanoag casino opening in Taunton now appear slimmer than ever, how would a tribal casino affect a third state-licensed casino?

The city of Duluth has demanded $2 million a year, a figure that the tribe won't accept.

Rock band Candlebox said it was promised $400,000 for a reunion tour but never saw any money.

About 200 people attended a hearing to discuss plans for a $400 million development in South Bend, Indiana.

April 14, 2015

Construction on the new Shoshone Rose Casino on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming is expected to begin in June.

The 14 defendants who have been charged for a confrontation at the casino are each seeking more than $1 million from Madera County.

The 22-year agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

Leaders in South Bend, Indiana, are laying out the welcome mat for the tribe as it seeks to further its presence in the state.

An announcement regarding the opening date of the Yellow Brick Road Casino will be made before the end of this month.

April 13, 2015

The hope of prosperity is evidenced in the success of less regulated and prosperous Native American tribe businesses in the state.

Tribal casinos in the state took in $6.994 billion in 2013, according to a new report, and nearly 30 expansion projects are in development.

Rounding out the major economic impact of Tribes is the gaming industry. Jobs in food and beverage, lodging, and gaming operations are supported by this sector.

Connecticut’s response to its declining casino revenue has been to try to replace it with more gambling.

The tribe plans a $480 million development in South Bend, where many of its members live.

The 15 defendants include two leaders of a rival faction within the tribe and 13 non-Indians that were hired as police officers.

April 10, 2015

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) vetoed a bill that would have repealed betting on historical horse races but some say he waited too long to take action.

The Shoshone Rose Casino will see a 65-room hotel, a larger gaming floor, an outdoor patio, conference rooms, a swimming pool and a coffee bar.

The great mystery of Connecticut's casino monopoly is why it lasted so long.

Chairman Reggie Lewis said the tribe doesn't need regulators right now because there's no activity to regulate at the shuttered Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

April 9, 2015

Chairman Vincent Armenta said the tribe's reservation is indeed a reservation despite claims from an opposition group.

The tribe hopes to open a casino with 350 slot machines in northern Maine.

The tribe has been eager to negotiate a deal but Republican Gov. Robert Bentley has refused to come to the table.

The vote might come ahead of a Bureau of Indian Affairs public meeting on the tribe's land-into-trust application.

The tribe's casino has been closed for six months as 15 people who were involved in a confrontation there face charges in state court.

April 8, 2015

Montana is losing revenue because it does not allow table games, such as craps and roulette.

Agent Jeff Youngblood, a tribal member, helped investigate a 'pay to play' scheme that involved a key tribal employee.

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a former employee can't sue under the Civil Rights Act or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

A facility with 350 slot machines in the northern part of the state could bring in $200 million a year.

An opposition group claims the casino site was never placed in trust and is not part of the tribe's reservation.

April 7, 2015

A disenrollment dispute -- and its effect on per capita payments -- appear to be at the heart of an inter-tribal struggle that has kept the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino closed for six months.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe commissioned a study to determine the impact of the new establishments on their facilities.

It's notable this year that the pari-mutuels, who've been ferocious competitors, have ended their 'circular firing squad' lobbying efforts and joined hands around a single call: a level playing field with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Rival factions of the tribe were staking out the casino but the sheriff and his deputies kept the peace, according to the U.S. Attorney for Eastern California.

Gov. Butch Otter (R) waited until the last minute -- some say he waited too long -- to veto a bill that would have repealed bets on historical horse races.

April 6, 2015

Lawmakers would need to act quickly before the end of their session on May 1 and before key provisions of the existing deal expire on July 31.

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe aren't allowed to engage in gaming on their lands due to litigation from the state.

Attorney Arlinda Locklear said work picked up after a federal judge upheld a land-into-trust application for a recently recognized tribe in Washington.

The tribe owns 49 acres next to Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison that could be used for a sports complex, museum and entertainment venues.

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) takes a big step back after two off-reservation casinos he approved ran into major opposition.

April 3, 2015

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn told the top gaming regulator in Massachusetts that the tribe's land-into-trust application remains a 'high priority.'

Roger Dana Barnett, the former second chief, admitted he took the money but appears to be reluctant to face punishment.

The proposed $425 million Lago Resort and Casino sits on the edge of the tribe's exclusivity zone.

The state won't negotiate another Class III gaming compact so the tribe is in federal court in hopes of compelling talks.

The Bordertown Casino and Arena is located right on the Oklahoma border with Missouri.

The tribe wants to use its reservation in the southern part of the state for gaming but has run into numerous obstacles.

April 2, 2015

The top executive at MGM Resorts International ridiculed the tribes for proposing to build a 'box of slots' near the Massachusetts border.

The city of Duluth keeps on fighting despite losing a series of lawsuits affecting the Fond-du-Luth Casino.

Wendell Long, a member of the Choctaw Nation, is leaving after two years on the job.

The $27 million expansion of the Gray Wolf Peak Casino includes a hotel, spa, restaurant and lounge.

April 1, 2015

The tribe must return to state court to determine the fate of gaming machines seized from an operation that was shut down by local authorities.

The tribe and supporters are still waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to release a draft environmental impact statement for the casino in Beloit.

Tribes are increasing the number of Class II machines at their facilities and they don't have to share revenues from those devices.

The tribe donated $2,500 to a domestic violence advocacy agency to thank Aaron Lewis for taking a stand.

This time the city lost a lawsuit that was filed against the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Anywhere from 30,000 to 150,000 slot machines known as eight-liners are being offered around the state.

March 31, 2015

The 18-hole Tatanka Golf Club at the Ohiya Casino was developed by famed designer Paul Albanese and reflects stories in tribal culture.

It’s the latest evidence that tribal gambling is very big business in Oklahoma and that money rolls from the tribes to the general economy.

Chief Glenda Wallace said the doors to the Bordertown Casino and Arena will open at 11am on Thursday, April 2.

With the passage of Proposition 202, gaming tribes in Arizona volunteered to share a portion of shared gaming revenues with the state of Arizona and local governments to support specific state and local programs.

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are not standing pat; they have joined forces to propose several casinos, placed strategically around Connecticut to thwart the results of encroachment.

The tribal gaming industry grew just 0.5 percent in 2013, according to the new edition of Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) has refused to enter into negotiations and it appears the tribe can do little to force her to come to the table.

March 30, 2015

Gov. Mike Pence (R), who would be negotiating with the tribe, has said he opposes an 'expansion' of gaming in a state where revenues from existing facilities have fallen 17 percent in the last five fiscal years.

Unfortunately, Texas is already experiencing a few of the consequences of gambling, such as the addictive qualities, exploitation of the poor and dependence on welfare.

The tribe added a smoke-free area with a new deli, a full service bar and a gift shop to the Red Wind Casino.

Even if Gov. Scott Walker (R) had approved the controversial casino in Kenosha, the agreement would have been rejected by the federal government.

Tribal leaders took a straw poll and eight out of 12 council members said they do not support the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge in its current form.

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