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Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino opposition

Wilton Rancheria continues to face mysterious casino opposition (12/01)

Someone is trying really hard to stop the Wilton Rancheria from opening a casino in northern California.
United Keetoowah Band won't talk about plans for potential casino

United Keetoowah Band won't talk about plans for potential casino (12/01)

Chief Joe Bunch contacted a local paper to talk about the project but didn't have enough time to talk about it.
Gabriel Ray: Scotts Valley Band working to re-establish homeland

Gabriel Ray: Scotts Valley Band working to re-establish homeland (11/30)

'We are looking to re-establish a home for our people and we intend to do so as productive partners with our neighbors and our community.'
Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana

Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana (11/29)

The tribe is celebrating major milestones as it moves forward with a casino in Indiana.
United Keetoowah Band faces opposition at potential casino site

United Keetoowah Band faces opposition at potential casino site (11/29)

A local official who opposes the idea spilled the beans about a potential gaming facility in Enid, Oklahoma.
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino (11/28)

Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.
Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign

Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign (11/28)

More clues are emerging as the tribe seeks to open a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California.
Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana

Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana (11/23)

The tribe is making history with approval of the first land-into-trust application in Indiana.
Wilton Rancheria faces shady opposition group in push for casino

Wilton Rancheria faces shady opposition group in push for casino (11/18)

No one knows for sure who is trying to derail a land agreement for the $400 million project in Elk Grove, California.
Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode Island

Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode Island (11/09)

Ballots are still being counted for a casino that would sit just 400 feet from the Massachusetts border.
Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casino

Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casino (11/07)

The project site is right at the Massachusetts border, less than 20 miles from the casino being built by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administration

Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administration (11/07)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be seeing a new leader following the inauguration of a new president in January 2017.
Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration

Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration (11/02)

The Michigan tribe submitted a land-into-trust application two more years ago and there's no decision in sight.
Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino project

Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino project (11/02)

Chairman Raymond Hitchcock will be updating business leaders on the project on November 18.
Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation

Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation (10/31)

The Porterville Recorder: 'We feel the tribe has been a good steward of its profits from the casino and has in the past and we expect will in the future, continue to invest in its people and the community.'
Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland

Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland (10/27)

The tribe purchased a 128-acre site in an area that was promised by an unratified treaty.
Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site

Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site (10/26)

The tribe wants to move the Eagle Mountain Casino to a location that offers room to grow.
Pinoleville Pomo Nation stays quiet on long-delayed casino plan

Pinoleville Pomo Nation stays quiet on long-delayed casino plan (10/21)

The $50 million project in Ukiah, California, has been in limbo for nearly eight years.
Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on casino project

Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on casino project (10/20)

The tribe is pursuing a $400 million development in Elk Grove, California.
Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma

Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma (10/19)

Steve Bruner, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, isn't ruling out gaming as he plans a dance hall and restaurant on his land.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein questions whether people from 'housing projects' should be at casinos

Sen. Dianne Feinstein questions whether people from 'housing projects' should be at casinos (10/18)

The Democrat doesn't think people who live in 'housing projects' should be gambling at tribal facilities.
Tejon Tribe seeks headquarters as casino project sits in limbo

Tejon Tribe seeks headquarters as casino project sits in limbo (10/17)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs missed an anticipated deadline on the California tribe's proposed gaming facility.
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casino

Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casino (10/17)

Plans call for a 400,000 square-foot casino with a hotel in Vallejo, California
United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino

United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino (10/14)

The Enteprise Rancheria plans to open a gaming facility 22 miles from the Auburn Community's casino.
White Earth Nation aims to stimulate economy with new casino

White Earth Nation aims to stimulate economy with new casino (09/30)

The Minnesota tribe just opened a second casino but plans for a third are running into opposition.
Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino project

Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino project (09/28)

The tribe has agreed to share $132 million over 20 years with the city of Elk Grove, California.
Rodney Butler and Kevin Brown: Tribes committed to new casino in Connecticut

Rodney Butler and Kevin Brown: Tribes committed to new casino in Connecticut (09/26)

'Working together, we can safeguard our state's economy and protect hardworking families all across Connecticut.'
Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrack (09/21)

Has a public relations firm spilled the beans on a new tribal gaming facility in Oregon?
Connecticut tribes no closer to choosing site for potential casino

Connecticut tribes no closer to choosing site for potential casino (09/16)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are reopening the bidding process until October 15.
First Nations see opposition in effort to relocate casino to big city

First Nations see opposition in effort to relocate casino to big city (09/16)

The premier of Manitoba is refusing to consider a move of the Aseneskak Casino to the largest city in the province.
First Nations warn of casino shutdown without move to big city

First Nations warn of casino shutdown without move to big city (09/14)

The Aseneskak Casino in northern Manitoba hasn't turned a profit in the last 10 years.
Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino site

Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino site (09/14)

All the usual suspects -- including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) -- are swarming around the California tribe.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval to buy land for casino

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval to buy land for casino (09/08)

The sale passed by a narrow vote and Chairman George Gholson thanked the local community for supporting the project.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe awaits city's decision on casino land sale

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe awaits city's decision on casino land sale (09/07)

The city council will consider the sale as a new controversy appears to be brewing in Ridgecrest, California.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks approval to buy land for casino bid

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks approval to buy land for casino bid (09/05)

The plans to pay $5.5 million for about 24.6 acres owned by the city of Ridgecrest, California.
Brenda Meade: Coquille Tribe remains patient in quest for casino

Brenda Meade: Coquille Tribe remains patient in quest for casino (09/05)

All we want is a chance to engage in good-old American competition. Federal law gives us that right.
Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas

Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas (09/02)

Voters are being asked to approve three commercial casinos, one of which will be managed by the Oklahoma tribe.
Frog Lake First Nation proposes gaming development in Alberta

Frog Lake First Nation proposes gaming development in Alberta (08/29)

Plans call for a casino, hotel, conference center and a Western Hockey League arena at a 140-acre site in Lloydminster.
Brian Fraser: Don't let tribes open casinos anywhere they want

Brian Fraser: Don't let tribes open casinos anywhere they want (08/29)

It’s a simple question: Should the Coquille Tribe be allowed to build and operate a Class II casino?
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.

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