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Group opposed to Wilton Rancheria casino won't reveal its backers

Group opposed to Wilton Rancheria casino won't reveal its backers (08/19)

Protect Elk Grove held its first public meeting but no one knows much about the elusive group.
Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas

Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas (08/16)

Backers of the petition are asking voters to approve three casinos, one of which would be operated by the Oklahoma tribe.
Eight tribes push for passage of new gaming compacts in California

Eight tribes push for passage of new gaming compacts in California (08/10)

The Class III agreements include provisions that address revenue sharing and labor unions.
Tule River Tribe revives bid to move and expand casino at new site

Tule River Tribe revives bid to move and expand casino at new site (08/09)

A land-into-trust application was dropped amid local opposition but Chairman Neil Peyron said the proposal is back on the table.
Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in Oregon

Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in Oregon (08/08)

Despite losing at the polls in the past, two non-Indian developers are reviving plans for a gaming facility outside Portland, Oregon.
Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses

Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses (08/03)

Litigation against the long-delayed casino has already cost taxpayers in Butte County, California, more than $600,000.
Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in Michigan

Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in Michigan (07/22)

The Four Winds Dowagiac has grown to accommodate more slot machines and table games.
Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino

Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino (07/21)

Chairman Dennis Ramirez said his people have moved on from an attack on their legitimacy.
Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in community

Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in community (07/19)

A move to a more commercial site in a larger city has brought about bigger issues for the California tribe.
Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigation

Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigation (07/18)

The tribe has been battling officials in Butte County, California, for more than a decade.
Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington

Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington (07/18)

Neither the Samish Nation nor the Suquamish Tribe are interested in developing the site in Bremerton.
Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bid

Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bid (07/14)

The tribe is planning to build a casino at an outlet mall under construction in Elk Grove, California.
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo (07/12)

The southern California tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't commenting on the long-delayed project.
Gaming firm denies being responsible for anti-tribal amendment

Gaming firm denies being responsible for anti-tribal amendment (07/11)

MGM Resorts International is trying to stop the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe from opening a new casino in Connecticut.
Buena Vista Rancheria still faces local opposition to casino plan

Buena Vista Rancheria still faces local opposition to casino plan (07/11)

Officials in Amador County, California, have spent $2 million on litigation and are even considering another lawsuit.
Colville Tribes move forward with plans for another gaming facility

Colville Tribes move forward with plans for another gaming facility (07/08)

The Twin Lakes Casino is being described as a modest facility with just 50 gaming machines.
Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall site

Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall site (07/07)

The tribe envisions a $400 million to $500 million facility on a 35-acre site in Elk Grove, California.
Connecticut tribes still working on plan for potential new casino

Connecticut tribes still working on plan for potential new casino (06/30)

The process has been taking so long that one location has been taken off the table although the tribes still have options.
Buena Vista Rancheria signs updated Class III casino compact

Buena Vista Rancheria signs updated Class III casino compact (06/30)

The tribe has been trying to build a casino in northern California for more than a decade.
Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino

Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino (06/28)

The project has been in the works for more than a decade and would be much larger than the tribe's existing facility.
Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues

Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues (06/28)

The money goes to local governments and schools and the tribe hopes to replicate that effort with an off-reservation casino.
Non-Indian gaming firm loses challenge to law for new tribal casino

Non-Indian gaming firm loses challenge to law for new tribal casino (06/24)

MGM Resorts International is trying to stop the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe from opening a new casino in Connecticut.
Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casino

Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casino (06/22)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.
Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in Indiana

Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in Indiana (06/21)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the final environmental impact statement for the project in South Bend, Indiana.
Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinos

Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinos (06/20)

Seattle Times: What’s more dangerous is the precedent Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s approval may set for other tribes to expand their operations off reservations.
Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under construction

Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under construction (06/16)

The tribe has settled on a site less than four miles from its headquarters in Elk Grove, California.
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decision

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decision (06/16)

The tribe has been waiting for an answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for two years.
Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming development

Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming development (06/10)

The 35-acre property is located next to an outlet mall that's under construction in Elk Grove, California.
Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (06/09)

Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.
Coquille Tribe economic data outlines impacts on existing casinos

Coquille Tribe economic data outlines impacts on existing casinos (06/09)

Tribal casinos in Oregon and southern California are expected to see a decline in revenues if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves the new development.
Editorial: Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino bid leads to big fight

Editorial: Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino bid leads to big fight (06/09)

If the tribe is successful in its appeal, it will not be the residents of tribal lands who will determine the character of Aquinnah — mostly friends and neighbors — but the majority of the tribe’s voting members.
Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino

Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino (06/08)

The decision marks only the second time that an off-reservation casino has been approved in Washington.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval of casino agreement

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval of casino agreement (06/02)

The city of Ridgecrest. California, will support the tribe's land-into-trust application for a site near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal (06/01)

The tribe is currently barred from opening a Class II gaming facility on its reservation in Massachusetts.
Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming project

Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming project (05/24)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be making progress but has fallen behind on its anticipated schedule.
Settlement opens door to tribal casino at popular Oklahoma lake

Settlement opens door to tribal casino at popular Oklahoma lake (05/23)

Lake Texoma lies within Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation territory but state officials aren't saying whether they are interested in the casino.
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation still interested in developing casino

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation still interested in developing casino (05/20)

The band just won approval for an urban reserve and Chief Marcel Moody remains hopeful about gaming in Thompson, Manitoba.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe moves one step forward with casino bid

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe moves one step forward with casino bid (05/19)

Chairman George Gholson thanked supporters in Ridgecrest, California, for sticking by the tribe through countless hours of discussion.
Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino plan

Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino plan (05/18)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will 'immediately' place 61.83 acres in trust for the California tribe.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meeting

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meeting (05/17)

The city of Ridgecrest, California, will hold the fifth meeting in as many weeks on the proposed casino.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino discussed at another meeting

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino discussed at another meeting (05/13)

There's been so much talk about the project in Ridgecrest, California, that some supporters are wondering when it will all end.
Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casino

Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casino (05/11)

The process took so long that a nearby tribe opened a casino and is almost finished with an expansion project.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino site

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino site (05/10)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't reconsider his stance but one local lawmaker is supporting the relocation of the Ojibwa Casino.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked to resubmit casino project

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked to resubmit casino project (05/06)

The tribe has been pursuing the casino since 2006 but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't agree to it.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe plans to pay $5.5M to acquire gaming site

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe plans to pay $5.5M to acquire gaming site (05/06)

The tribe wants to build the casino on 26 acres near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in Ridgecrest, California.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino (05/04)

The tribe wants to relocate a casino to a site that's actually closer to the reservation but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is standing firm against it.
Editorial: County must work with Cloverdale Rancheria on casino

Editorial: County must work with Cloverdale Rancheria on casino (05/04)

The only real opportunity county supervisors have to mitigate the impacts of a Cloverdale casino is through direct negotiations with the tribe itself.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at city meeting

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at city meeting (05/03)

The project has stirred significant debate in Ridgecrest, California.
Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bid

Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bid (05/02)

The decision comes two years after the final environmental impact statement was issued and nearly eight years after the process formally began.
New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California

New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California (05/02)

The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria are now being targeted by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid (04/29)

A large group of advocates listened to Chairman George Gholson explain why the tribe is pursuing a development more than 130 miles from its headquarters.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency (04/28)

The tribe has a reservation in Death Valley National Park but living conditions there can be difficult and development options are extremely limited.
Connecticut tribes delay decision on potential casino until 2017

Connecticut tribes delay decision on potential casino until 2017 (04/27)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe had insisted they could move quickly in order to counteract competition from neighboring Massachusetts.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate (04/26)

The project, which is generating significant discussion online, is the subject of a special town hall in Ridgecrest, California.
Connecticut tribes still haven't selected a site for potential casino

Connecticut tribes still haven't selected a site for potential casino (04/22)

Key lawmakers say time is running out for them to consider a casino that would be jointly operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.
Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan

Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan (04/22)

One pastor asked: 'Do we want to risk the displeasure of God for $395,000 a year?'
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees opposition to off-reservation casino

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees opposition to off-reservation casino (04/21)

Officials delayed consideration of a municipal services agreement due to opposition voiced by residents in Ridgecrest, California.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks off-reservation casino agreement

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks off-reservation casino agreement (04/19)

The tribe is looking at a site in Ridgecrest, more than 130 miles from its headquarters in Bishop, California.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casino

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casino (04/19)

The tribe wants to relocate the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette. Michigan, to a site that's actually closer to its reservation.
Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case

Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case (04/19)

The Menominee Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi Community continue to battle over a controversial off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.
Seneca Nation in early discussions for off-reservation casino plan

Seneca Nation in early discussions for off-reservation casino plan (04/15)

A developer said the tribe wants to finance a casino and performing arts center in Rochester, New York.
Coquille Tribe questions opposition to new Class II gaming facility

Coquille Tribe questions opposition to new Class II gaming facility (04/14)

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) is urging the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the land-into-trust application for the proposed casino.
Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreement

Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreement (04/12)

The memorandum of understanding calls on the city of South Bend to support the tribe's land-into-trust application.
Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan

Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan (04/11)

The Coquille Tribe is already facing opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe and now Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) has stepped into the fray.
Pokagon Band agrees to share revenues from casino in Indiana

Pokagon Band agrees to share revenues from casino in Indiana (04/11)

A memorandum of understanding details what's being promised to the city of South Bend.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux district eyes 'micro-gaming'

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux district eyes 'micro-gaming' (04/01)

For many districts on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation the time for creating their own sustainable economies has arrived.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confirms groundbreaking for casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confirms groundbreaking for casino (03/30)

Work on the First Light Resort and Casino will begin April 5 and the first phase of the $1 billion project is due to open in the summer of 2017.
North Fork Rancheria blasts rival tribes over anti-casino efforts

North Fork Rancheria blasts rival tribes over anti-casino efforts (03/30)

A Republican Congressman confirmed that discussions are underway for a bill that could block the new development.
Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate

Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate (03/29)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to make a decision on the rival project in late April.
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation waits for ruling on Illinois casino

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation waits for ruling on Illinois casino (03/29)

The tribe acquired 128 acres within the historic Shab-eh-nay Reservation in Illinois but is still going through the land-into-trust process for the site.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and rival spar over potential casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and rival spar over potential casino (03/25)

A lot is at stake as the tribe prepares to break ground on the long-awaited First Light Resort and Casino in a matter of weeks.
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to block North Fork Rancheria casino

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to block North Fork Rancheria casino (03/25)

A 14-month casino shutdown hasn't made the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians more sympathetic to the gaming dreams of one of its fellow California tribes.
Pokagon Band reaches two agreements for casino site in Indiana

Pokagon Band reaches two agreements for casino site in Indiana (03/23)

The tribe is addressing sewer and water services, along with payments in lieu of property taxes, at its 166-acre land-into-trust in South Bend, Indiana.
Leader of Sault Tribe vows push for off-reservation gaming bids

Leader of Sault Tribe vows push for off-reservation gaming bids (03/22)

The Michigan tribe filed two land-into-trust applications in June 2014 but the Bureau of Indian Affairs has not made a decision,
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe responds to doubts on gaming plan

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe responds to doubts on gaming plan (03/22)

A lawsuit won't deter a groundbreaking on the First Light Resort and Casino and a gaming giant has stepped up with enough financing to finish the first phase by the summer of 2017.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on rival casino project

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on rival casino project (03/18)

The tribe plans to break ground on the First Light Casino and Resort in early April as Massachusetts regulators debate whether to approve a rival project less than 20 miles away.
Tribes in Connecticut see victory with defeat of casino study bill

Tribes in Connecticut see victory with defeat of casino study bill (03/18)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are working to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.
Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fight

Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fight (03/17)

The northern California tribe has been trying to build a casino for more than 10 years but has been hindered by legal challenges.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about casino site lawsuit

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about casino site lawsuit (03/17)

The Massachusetts tribe plans to break ground on the First Light Resort and Casino in April and open the first phase in the summer of 2017.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe leaves casino operation to big firm

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe leaves casino operation to big firm (03/16)

The Genting Group, a well-known player in the Indian gaming industry, will run the First Light Resort and Casino under a management contract.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe announces opening of casino in 2017

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe announces opening of casino in 2017 (03/15)

The First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton will beat commercial projects elsewhere in Massachusetts by more than a year if the timetable holds.
Connecticut tribes oppose further study of proposed third casino

Connecticut tribes oppose further study of proposed third casino (03/10)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe already warned of significant job and revenue losses due to increased competition in New England.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe foes remain confident as casino moves forward

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe foes remain confident as casino moves forward (03/09)

Opponents are being financed by a non-Indian billionaire who happens to be seeking approval to build a commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to break ground on long-awaited casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to break ground on long-awaited casino (03/08)

Chairman Cedric Cromwell said a ceremony could take place April 5. Three firms have already been hired to start the work.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe presses state to reject rival casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe presses state to reject rival casino (03/03)

A non-Indian billionaire is proposing a casino less than 20 miles from the tribe's gaming site and is financing a lawsuit that challenges the tribe's land-into-trust decision.
Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site

Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site (03/03)

The tribe paid $500,000 for another 120 acres in Fruitport, Michigan, the location of the proposed casino.
Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino

Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (03/02)

Developer Neil Bluhm is financing a lawsuit that questions whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can place land in trust for the tribe.
North Fork Rancheria remains confident of off-reservation casino

North Fork Rancheria remains confident of off-reservation casino (02/29)

The tribe is closer to getting a new Class III gaming compact for a casino at the 305-acre site in Madera County, California.
Mohegan Tribe wins license to develop $5B casino in South Korea

Mohegan Tribe wins license to develop $5B casino in South Korea (02/26)

The project will include a 215,278 square-foot casino, a hotel complex with 1,350 rooms, a 15,000-seat arena, an amusement park, shops, restaurants and other amenities.
Non-Indian firm that beat out Mohegan Tribe puts casino on hold

Non-Indian firm that beat out Mohegan Tribe puts casino on hold (02/25)

Wynn Resorts has canceled a groundbreaking, job fairs and other activities due to litigation in Massachusetts.
Connecticut tribes continue looking at sites for potential casino

Connecticut tribes continue looking at sites for potential casino (02/24)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hope to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.
Enterprise Rancheria plans to move forward with compact talks

Enterprise Rancheria plans to move forward with compact talks (02/24)

A federal judge ordered the state of California to come back to the table and negotiate with the tribe.
Los Coyotes Band waits for decision on off-reservation casino

Los Coyotes Band waits for decision on off-reservation casino (02/23)

The final environmental impact statement was completed nearly two years ago but there's still no word from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Enterprise Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact lawsuit

Enterprise Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact lawsuit (02/19)

The tribe signed an agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) but lawmakers failed to ratify it amid controversy over off-reservation gaming.
Wilton Rancheria focuses on two sites for potential gaming facility

Wilton Rancheria focuses on two sites for potential gaming facility (02/17)

The tribe is considering two locations along a major highway just outside of Sacramento, California.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ties casino suit to anti-Indian group

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ties casino suit to anti-Indian group (02/17)

Michelle Littlefield admits she helped the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance host a conference in Massachusetts in March 2013.
Sault Tribe proposes off-reservation casino near major airport

Sault Tribe proposes off-reservation casino near major airport (02/15)

The tribe plans to convert an abandoned 70,000 square-foot church near the Detroit airport into a gaming facility.
Kialegee Tribal Town stays quiet as failed casino sits unfinished

Kialegee Tribal Town stays quiet as failed casino sits unfinished (02/12)

The tribe started building the Red Clay Casino on an Indian allotment in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, but faced strong local opposition.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community eyes off-reservation casino

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community eyes off-reservation casino (02/12)

The tribe wants to move the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette, Michigan, to a site that's actually closer to the reservation.
Tribes in Connecticut still working on process for potential casino

Tribes in Connecticut still working on process for potential casino (02/09)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe see a new casino as a way to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

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