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State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes

State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes (07/22)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community then shared the internal documents with a reporter.
Another Class III gaming compact up for review in South Dakota

Another Class III gaming compact up for review in South Dakota (07/19)

The agreement with the Yankton Sioux Tribe will be the subject of a public hearing on August 11.
Oklahoma tribes stress unity as they prepare for new casino deals

Oklahoma tribes stress unity as they prepare for new casino deals (07/15)

The first Class III gaming compacts in the state are due to expire on January 1, 2020.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe eyes new Class III gaming compact

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe eyes new Class III gaming compact (07/13)

The proposed agreement appears to be the first in South Dakota to mandate some form of revenue sharing.
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.
Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures

Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures (07/08)

The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.
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.
Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact

Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact (07/04)

The state of California faces a deadline to consent or reject the tribe's agreement.
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.
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.
Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case

Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case (06/27)

The state of California is still on the hook for paying $36.2 million back to the tribe but a key issue remains on the table.
Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans

Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans (06/27)

The amendment would have punished certain tribes that enter the commercial industry by requiring the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject their gaming compacts.
Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida

Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida (06/23)

H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, confirms that the tribe's land in Florida is Indian Country.
Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents

Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents (06/23)

The tribe and the state of Arizona continue to spar over a controversial casino that opened last December.
Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus

Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus (06/20)

O’Neal Darden Jr., who was elected last July, turned himself in to face charges in Louisiana state court.
Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case

Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case (06/07)

The tribe has accused the state of Florida of violating the exclusivity provisions of the agreement and of failing to negotiate in good faith.
Seminole Tribe starts work on scaled back casino expansion plan

Seminole Tribe starts work on scaled back casino expansion plan (06/01)

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa will see some additional amenities but a new hotel tower is no longer on the table.
Iowa Tribe offers free play on poker website ahead of full launch

Iowa Tribe offers free play on poker website ahead of full launch (05/26)

The tribe launched PokerTribe.Com after winning a dispute over its Class III gaming compact.
Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino deal

Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino deal (05/24)

The tribe continues to offer banked table games at five of its seven casinos even though a key provision in its Class III gaming compact expired last July.
Editorial: Suquamish Tribe shares casino funds with community

Editorial: Suquamish Tribe shares casino funds with community (05/17)

We raise our hands in thanks. Hy’sh’qa, Suquamish Tribe, for your generosity and your continued stewardship in your historical territory.
Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rights

Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rights (05/16)

The opinions expressed in The Sacramento Bee’s editorial are very concerning and full of misleading information on the state compacting process.
Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rights

Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rights (05/16)

H.R.5079 would mark a dramatic shift in congressional policy, because it would modify the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to subject tribes to a state veto of the rights recognized in the Cabazon Supreme Court decision.
County in California  blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill

County in California blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill (05/13)

Rep. Jeff Denham (R) expressed support for the North Fork Rancheria's efforts as a state lawmaker but it looks like his tune has changed since arriving on Capitol Hill.
Seminole Tribe drops motion after gaming revenues published

Seminole Tribe drops motion after gaming revenues published (05/13)

A top executive said the tribal gaming enterprise generated $2.2 billion in revenues in 2015.
Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming information

Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming information (05/12)

The state inadvertently released a transcript of the deposition of a top gaming executive to a news organization.
Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues

Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues (05/11)

The New Mexico tribe is refusing to sign a Class III gaming compact that increases the revenue sharing rate.
Pala Band enters Class III gaming compact for more slot machines

Pala Band enters Class III gaming compact for more slot machines (05/10)

The tribe will be able to offer up to 2,500 machines at the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in southern California.
North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact

North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact (05/09)

Rival tribes are still hoping to stop the new development through H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos

Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos (05/06)

H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act, includes extremely tailored yet twisted language aimed at preventing two California tribes from engaging in Class III gaming on their trust lands.
Arizona reports 5.1 percent decline in casino revenue from tribes

Arizona reports 5.1 percent decline in casino revenue from tribes (05/03)

Tribal gaming contributions totaled about $23.9 million for the quarter that ended on March 31, 2016.
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.
Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe

Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe (04/29)

Some lawyers are getting paid as high as $350 an hour as part of a dispute over a Class III gaming compact.
Oglala Sioux Tribe wins approval for new Class III gaming compact

Oglala Sioux Tribe wins approval for new Class III gaming compact (04/25)

The tribe is now able to offer craps, keno and roulette following voter approval of a gaming initiative in South Dakota.
Iowa Tribe aims to be first in Indian Country with poker website

Iowa Tribe aims to be first in Indian Country with poker website (04/20)

PokerTribe.Com is set to launch with free money play on May 17 and real money play on August 17.
Fantasy sports bill in doubt due to impact on tribes in Connecticut

Fantasy sports bill in doubt due to impact on tribes in Connecticut (04/19)

Attorney General George Jepsen said the measure could jeopardize the exclusivity promised to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.
Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with community

Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with community (04/19)

The Gun Lake Casino has been a boom to local communities and the state of Michigan.
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.
Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' games

Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' games (04/13)

Some lawmakers say the devices look more like slot machines, which only tribes have the right to operate.
Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming site

Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming site (04/07)

The state of Oklahoma won't oppose the certification of an arbitration award that said gaming website was permissible under the Class III gaming compact.
Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effect

Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effect (04/05)

The Land of Enchantment is now home to 15 tribes with 'deemed approved' agreements, the most of any state in the nation.
Judge agrees to delay trial in Seminole Tribe's compact lawsuit

Judge agrees to delay trial in Seminole Tribe's compact lawsuit (03/29)

The tribe is accusing the state of Florida of failing to negotiate in 'good faith' as required by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
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.
Editorial: Courts hold the cards on Seminole Tribe's casino deal

Editorial: Courts hold the cards on Seminole Tribe's casino deal (03/24)

Since the Florida Legislature failed to produce legislation addressing the future of gambling, lawmakers lost control of this years-long conundrum to the courts.
Seminole Tribe turns attention to courts after gaming deal falters

Seminole Tribe turns attention to courts after gaming deal falters (03/23)

The tribe promised to share $3 billion with the state but the Florida Legislature failed to ratify a new Class III compact.
Yavapai-Apache Nation shares casino funds with the community

Yavapai-Apache Nation shares casino funds with the community (03/23)

Recipients included five charities and non-profits in Yavapai County in Arizona.
California asks Supreme Court to hear Pauma Band compact case

California asks Supreme Court to hear Pauma Band compact case (03/21)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the state to pay $36.2 million to the tribe for misrepresentations during the Class III negotiation process.
Oklahoma tribes take credit for stopping fantasy sports measure

Oklahoma tribes take credit for stopping fantasy sports measure (03/21)

Tribes believe the Oklahoma Fantasy Contests Act would have violated the exclusivity provisions of their Class III gaming compacts.
Miccosukee Tribe remains content without Class III gaming deal

Miccosukee Tribe remains content without Class III gaming deal (03/15)

The tribe doesn't have to share any revenues from its Class II facility with the state of Florida.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe continues work on Class III gaming compact

Rosebud Sioux Tribe continues work on Class III gaming compact (03/10)

The tribe and the state have been negotiating for at least a year but have been unable to finalize a new agreement.
Seminole Tribe seeks delay in Class III gaming compact litigation

Seminole Tribe seeks delay in Class III gaming compact litigation (03/10)

The tribe is accusing the state of Florida of failing to negotiate in 'good faith' as required by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Fantasy gaming threatens exclusivity promised to Oklahoma tribes

Fantasy gaming threatens exclusivity promised to Oklahoma tribes (03/09)

Since 2004, tribes with Class III gaming compacts have shared $1.1 billion in revenues with the state.
Editorial: A 'shameful' delay on Seminole Tribe gaming compact

Editorial: A 'shameful' delay on Seminole Tribe gaming compact (03/03)

Once again, the powers that be in Tallahassee stand poised to punt on gambling legislation.
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.
Seminole Tribe faces setback for new Class III gaming compact

Seminole Tribe faces setback for new Class III gaming compact (03/02)

The Florida Legislature is only in session for one more work but lawmakers have yet to ratify the new agreement.
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.
Quapaw Tribe concedes loss in casino compact lawsuit in Kansas

Quapaw Tribe concedes loss in casino compact lawsuit in Kansas (03/02)

The state has asserted sovereign immunity and the tribe agrees that its lawsuit should be dismissed.
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.
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.
Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal

Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal (02/17)

The tribe planned to invest $200 million to $250 million in a gaming facility but Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to come to the table.
Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares a record $21.9M in gaming revenues

Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares a record $21.9M in gaming revenues (02/17)

The success of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel continues to benefit the state of Michigan and local communities.
Seminole Tribe's gaming compact takes a step forward in Florida

Seminole Tribe's gaming compact takes a step forward in Florida (02/10)

The new agreement guarantees $3 billion in the first seven years but lawmakers are being pressured by non-Indian interests to expand gaming elsewhere in the state.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe sends fewer gaming funds to communities

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe sends fewer gaming funds to communities (02/09)

St. Lawrence County in New York is seeing a decline in its share of revenues from the tribe.
California communities go without as casino revenue fund dries up

California communities go without as casino revenue fund dries up (02/08)

Communities in Tulare County have received $4 million from the fund since 2004 but no money was distributed last year and no money is expected this year.
Arizona sees 6.9 percent boost in gaming contributions from tribes

Arizona sees 6.9 percent boost in gaming contributions from tribes (02/05)

The increase marks the fifth consecutive quarter of growth as tribes shared $15.2 million with the state.
Seminole Tribe plans $1.8B in gaming projects with new compact

Seminole Tribe plans $1.8B in gaming projects with new compact (02/01)

The expansions at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood and in Tampa depend on approval of the agreement.
Seminole Tribe runs ad touting $3B in revenues in casino compact

Seminole Tribe runs ad touting $3B in revenues in casino compact (01/27)

The tribe is also promising to create 4,800 casino jobs and 14,000 construction jobs through various gaming projects.
Skokomish Tribe reaches new gaming compact with Washington

Skokomish Tribe reaches new gaming compact with Washington (01/26)

The agreement comes after the state entered into new compacts with 27 other tribes.
Seminole Tribe finally gets response to gaming compact lawsuit

Seminole Tribe finally gets response to gaming compact lawsuit (01/26)

The state of Florida is blaming the tribe for violating a Class III gaming compact that was signed in 2010.
Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino

Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino (01/25)

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

Navajo Nation casinos in New Mexico saw net win of $19.3M in last quarter (01/25)

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

Pojoaque Pueblo rebuffed in complaint against state gaming board (01/25)

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.
Quapaw Tribe sues Kansas to force gaming compact negotiations

Quapaw Tribe sues Kansas to force gaming compact negotiations (01/20)

The tribe plans to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto its trust land in Kansas but needs a compact in order to offer slot machines and other Class III games.
Howard Stutz: Seminole Tribe pushes for Class III casino compact

Howard Stutz: Seminole Tribe pushes for Class III casino compact (01/19)

On the surface, the new gambling compact between the Seminole Indian Tribe and Florida Gov. Rick Scott looks like a win-win for both sides.
Seminole Tribe gets court date in 'bad faith' gaming deal case

Seminole Tribe gets court date in 'bad faith' gaming deal case (01/15)

The tribe reached a new Class III gaming compact but is defending its gaming rights in federal court.
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Gaming website resurfaces

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Gaming website resurfaces (01/14)

The Iowa Nation of Oklahoma released a media statement announcing the launch of the Pokertribe.com online gambling website in 2016.
Florida governor ignores Seminole Tribe's gaming deal in speech

Florida governor ignores Seminole Tribe's gaming deal in speech (01/13)

The tribe is promising to share $3.1 billion with the state and create up to 15,000 jobs but the big ticket item went ignored in the State of the State address.
Fred Grimm: Seminole Tribe casino compact far from a sure thing

Fred Grimm: Seminole Tribe casino compact far from a sure thing (01/12)

I’d put my money on nothing. No deal this legislative session.
Editorial: Limit non-Indian gaming in Seminole Tribe's compact

Editorial: Limit non-Indian gaming in Seminole Tribe's compact (01/11)

Because the compact can't take effect without approval from lawmakers, they have an opportunity to make it better.
Seminole Tribe faces hurdles for new Class III gaming compact

Seminole Tribe faces hurdles for new Class III gaming compact (01/08)

The Florida Legislature returns to work next week but a top lawmaker isn't sure the deal will be ratified.
Seminole Tribe sees support for gaming compact with new poll

Seminole Tribe sees support for gaming compact with new poll (01/07)

When prompted with information about the tribe's plans to expand its casinos and create more jobs, 75 percent of respondents said the Florida Legislature should approve the agreement.
Seminole Tribe promises more jobs with Class III casino compact

Seminole Tribe promises more jobs with Class III casino compact (01/05)

Seminole Gaming CEO James Allen said the agreement will enable the tribe to expand its facilities, primarily by adding more hotel rooms.
BIA allows another New Mexico gaming compact to go into effect

BIA allows another New Mexico gaming compact to go into effect (01/04)

The Land of Enchantment is now more to more 'deemed approved' compacts than any other state thanks to former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn.
Editorial: Seminole Tribe's gaming compact is good for Florida

Editorial: Seminole Tribe's gaming compact is good for Florida (12/28)

Give Gov. Rick Scott credit for finally hammering out a new gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Dispute resolved over shares of Pokagon Band gaming revenues

Dispute resolved over shares of Pokagon Band gaming revenues (12/09)

The local revenue sharing board finally resolved an impasse that prevented the distribution of a $4.4 million payment.
Seminole Tribe agrees to share $3B with new Class III gaming compact

Seminole Tribe agrees to share $3B with new Class III gaming compact (12/08)

The agreement must be ratified by Florida lawmakers and it will be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for review.
Seminole Tribe and state remain at odds for new casino compact

Seminole Tribe and state remain at odds for new casino compact (12/03)

The tribe continues to oppose attempts to expand non-Indian gaming in Florida amid litigation in federal court.
Tribes in Oklahoma generated $4.2B at gaming facilities in 2014

Tribes in Oklahoma generated $4.2B at gaming facilities in 2014 (11/20)

Tribal casinos generated $4.2 billion in revenue in 2014, representing 2.5 percent of private production in the state.
Seminole Tribe willing to share $3B in casino revenue with state

Seminole Tribe willing to share $3B in casino revenue with state (11/20)

A new Class III gaming compact has failed to materialize as the parties battle in federal court.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributes $2.95M in casino revenue

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributes $2.95M in casino revenue (11/19)

The tribe shares 2 percent of Class III revenues with local communities twice a year.
North Fork Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact case

North Fork Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact case (11/17)

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) failed to engage in 'good faith' negotiations for a controversial off-reservation site.
Arizona sees 6.4 percent increase in gaming revenues from tribes

Arizona sees 6.4 percent increase in gaming revenues from tribes (11/09)

Tribes shared $25.6 million with the state for the most recent quarter, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of growth.
Steve Pego: Michigan compact bars off-reservation casino

Steve Pego: Michigan compact bars off-reservation casino (11/06)

The Saginaw Tribe's opposition to the Little River off-reservation casino proposal in Muskegon is based on law and policy.
President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterprise

President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterprise (11/02)

In just five years, the tribe has built four gaming facilities and has paid out more than $122.5 million in employee benefits and salaries.
Seminole Tribe keeps blackjack games as key deadline passes

Seminole Tribe keeps blackjack games as key deadline passes (10/30)

Negotiations for a new Class III gaming compact continue as the tribe defends its rights in federal court.
Seminole Tribe faces deadline to remove blackjack from casinos

Seminole Tribe faces deadline to remove blackjack from casinos (10/28)

Talks continue for a new Class III gaming compact but the tribe filed a lawsuit in federal court to ensure its rights are protected.
BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effect

BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effect (10/28)

The state is now home to 12 'deemed approved' compacts, a record number.
Pauma Band celebrates win for $36.2M in compact overpayments

Pauma Band celebrates win for $36.2M in compact overpayments (10/27)

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is considering an appeal in the long-running dispute.
Pauma Band wins dispute over $36.2M in gaming compact overpayments

Pauma Band wins dispute over $36.2M in gaming compact overpayments (10/26)

The tribe was paying a higher revenue sharing rate despite not being able to add more gaming machines to its casino.
Little Traverse Bay Bands lose vote for Class III gaming at site

Little Traverse Bay Bands lose vote for Class III gaming at site (10/26)

The tribe will go ahead with Class II machines at the facility in Mackinaw City, Michigan.

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