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Arizona sees 6.9 percent boost in gaming contributions from tribes

The increase marks the fifth consecutive quarter of growth as tribes shared $15.2 million with the state.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation questions exclusion from casino process

Chief Richard Velkly said the state of Connecticut is violating the U.S. Constitution by not allowing his tribe to pursue a potential casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino bid despite lawsuit

Opponents not surprisingly are citing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar to argue that the tribe cannot follow the land-into-trust process.

Cowlitz Tribe close to reaching agreement with city for new casino

Work has already begun on the $500 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort near La Center, Washington.

Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casino

For the first time, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) publicly blamed Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) for the failure of the Keep the Promise Act.

Eastern Cherokee council revives plan for bowling alley at casino

The $13 million Bowling Entertainment Center will be located at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina.

Lac Vieux Desert Band reopens hotel after disease scare at casino

The tribe conducted extensive testing and remediation to make sure patrons at the Lac Vieux Desert Resort and Casino in Michigan were safe.

Little River Band hails BIA movement on off-reservation casino bid

The tribe is proposing a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, a suburb of Muskegon, Michigan.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asks 1st Circuit to hear gaming case

A federal judge determined that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act does not apply to the tribe's reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

House committee approves Lytton Band bill with casino limitation

H.R.2538 appears to be the first bill that imposes geographic and temporal restrictions on future land acquisitions for a tribe that already has federal recognition.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates opportunity with casino

The tribe is the economic engine of this region, and we must keep pursuing opportunities to grow that impact, create jobs and further economic development for our friends and family.

Connecticut won't allow another tribe to pursue potential casino

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation was quickly rebuffed by a state official after announcing it was joining the game.

California tribes seek out new customers with casino expansions

The Pechanga Band, the Pala Band, the San Manuel Band and the Morongo Band are focusing on non-gaming aspects of their facilities.

8th Circuit upholds NIGC fine in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe case

A non-Indian gaming company that took too much money from the South Dakota tribe lost a fight over a $5 million fine.

White Earth Nation saw fortunes change after winning casino case

A gaming developer was ordered to pay $18.5 million by the tribe's court, a decision that was recognized in the state court system.

Lytton Band accepts casino limitations in land-into-trust measure

H.R.2538, the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act, bars gaming on any lands north of State Route 12 and prevents the tribe from pursuing a casino on lands south of the highway for 22 years.

Wilton Rancheria considers a second location for potential casino

A 28-acre property next to a half-completed mall is being reviewed as the tribe goes through the land-into-trust process.

Sycuan Band executive among 22 indicted in illegal gambling case

Jim Muse is the former general manager of the Sycuan Casino and the current manager of the Sycuan Resort, a golf facility on the reservation.

Seminole Tribe plans $1.8B in gaming projects with new compact

The expansions at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood and in Tampa depend on approval of the agreement.

Don Vaccaro: Connecticut tribes need another casino to address competition

Since the Connecticut casinos opened more than two decades ago, they have contributed roughly $7 billion to the Connecticut Special Revenue Fund, as well as billions to the state economy and countless direct and indirect jobs.

Bois Forte Band reports rebound in gaming revenues in 2015 after decline in 2014

Chairman Kevin Leecy also said non-gaming aspects of the Fortune Bay Resort Casino continue to show growth.

Yavapai-Apache Nation starts construction on new casino hotel

The Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, Arizona, will see a six-story hotel with 122 rooms.

Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal

The real estate mogul didn't win in court but that didn't stop him from attacking tribes and the Indian gaming industry.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters

The tribe still hopes to open a casino on its reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Chairman Tobias Vanderhoop said.

Airport touts hotel as spot for new tribal casino in Connecticut

The Connecticut Airport Authority believes an interim casino can open within six months at the hotel in Hartford.

Tohono O'odham Nation still can't serve alcohol at new casino

The state of Arizona is conducting an unspecified investigation that could take several months to resolve.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes celebrate opening of 6th casino

The new Lucky Star Casino is located at the tribe's travel center in Hammon, Oklahoma.

Nez Perce Tribe wants county to stop making arrests at casino

The reservation covers most of Nez Perce Country and the casino apparently is an easy place to find people on outstanding warrants.

Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility

The tribe's 10th casino will be located near Grove, Oklahoma, and will feature 400 gaming machines, a restaurant, a full-service bar, a live music venue and a dance floor.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation promotes gaming plan in Illinois

The tribe is going through the land-into-trust process for site within its ancestral reservation in present-day DeKalb County.

Seminole Tribe runs ad touting $3B in revenues in casino compact

The tribe is also promising to create 4,800 casino jobs and 14,000 construction jobs through various gaming projects.

Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposal

Chairman Raymond Hitchcock anticipates a long process to get the land in trust for the proposed casino.

Catawba Nation still waiting for action on casino in North Carolina

The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application in September 2013 but there's been little activity on the federal level.

Cowlitz Tribe plans to debut long-awaited casino in spring of 2017

Construction is underway at the $500 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort in Washington.

Peter Roff: Congress should close Tohono O'odham Nation casino

One tribe should not be allowed to hide behind the doctrine of 'sovereign immunity' to do an end run around everyone else.

Skokomish Tribe reaches new gaming compact with Washington

The agreement comes after the state entered into new compacts with 27 other tribes.

Seminole Tribe finally gets response to gaming compact lawsuit

The state of Florida is blaming the tribe for violating a Class III gaming compact that was signed in 2010.

Non-Indian casino in Massachusetts defends decline in revenues

Patrons are spending less and less of their money at the Plainridge Park Casino, the first gaming facility in the state.

Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projects

The tribe filed land-into-trust applications for two sites in Michigan in June 2014 but there's been little concrete progress at the federal level.

Editorial: Legalize Internet gaming and fantasy sports in California

California lawmakers have been trying for years to create this sort of framework for online poker, only to be thwarted by internecine battles among the state's licensed gaming businesses.

Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino

The tribe hosted five members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.

Navajo Nation casinos in New Mexico saw net win of $19.3M in last quarter

The figure is expected to grow as the tribe converts another facility from Class II to Class III and expand its enterprise.

Pojoaque Pueblo rebuffed in complaint against state gaming board

The tribe accused the New Mexico Gaming Control Board of violating the state's open meetings law by discussing gaming matters in a closed executive session.

Pokagon Band sees opposition to work at casino site in Indiana

The tribe wants to fill in wetlands and alter a stream at its 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend.

Republican lawmaker questions Cowlitz Tribe's gaming project

The tribe is building a $13.4 million wastewater system at the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort in Washington.

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