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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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of New Mexico that it wants to use for gaming.


Florida should not become another Nevada with gambling casinos strung across the state, but that's the possible scenario with pending legislation in Tallahassee.


The tribe believes the Bureau of Indian Affairs has restarted work on the application.


The agreement can now be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., for review.


The tribe says Gov. Rick Scott (R) has not come to the table since talks faltered a year ago.


The tribe is withdrawing from a commercial gaming project in order to concentrate on a new battle over its expansion plans.


The tribe claims Gov. Jerry Brown (D) won't negotiate in good faith after voters rejected a compact last November.


Fairness and equality should matter to all citizens of the New Mexico.


'The reality is there is a relationship, and it's truly a partnership, between the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe.'


We do have plans to replicate in Florida what we have done in Alabama — create jobs and economic security, add to the tax base and fiscal strength of our state, and be good and charitable neighbors.


A local group is already stirring up opposition but the mayor says he's open to discussions.


The tribe wants to develop a village and a Class III gaming facility in the city of South Bend.


The state Senate approved the new deal and it now awaits action in the House.


The tribe added a 99-room, four-story hotel to the casino in Immokalee amid talk of additional expansion plans.


The money was being withheld in a dispute over a rival off-reservation casino.


Don’t believe the spin that a massive Florida House gambling bill represents a 'contraction' in gaming.


The bill seeks to extend similar provisions from a gaming compact to the tracks.


The tribe is also sharing its unclaimed jackpots with local non-profits.


The tribe opposed prior versions but now supports the new deal despite concerns about the Navajo Nation.


In many debates over gambling expansion, often the starting point is that all gaming is equal.


The tribe has shared $1 billion with the state but would no longer be required to do so if it loses regional exclusivity.


Five tribes signed the agreement and are eager to see it approved before the end of the legislative session later this month.


Gov. Susana Martinez (R) refuses to negotiate a deal with the tribe.


For all of 2014, tribes shared about $66 million with the state.


The tribe's one-acre property in Florida was reportedly placed in trust in 1984 so it presumably can be used for a casino.


The county won out in a dispute over the cost of law enforcement services.


The deal covers te Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.


The metal structure could be used for a gaming facility -- or a marijuana operation.

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