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Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino
Chairman Dennis Ramirez said his people have moved on from an attack on their legitimacy.
Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigation
The tribe has been battling officials in Butte County, California, for more than a decade.
Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law
Congress has the power to ratify land-into-trust acquisitions, a move that protects the Michigan tribe from litigation.
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino
Fears of competition are driving the California tribe into an extremely litigious position.
Rival tribe distributes Tohono O'odham Nation gaming documents
The state of Arizona shared the documents with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, whose public relations firm gave them to a news agency.
Buena Vista Rancheria still faces local opposition to casino plan
Officials in Amador County, California, have spent $2 million on litigation and are even considering another lawsuit.
Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid
The Massachusetts tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process is at issue in a closely-watched case.
Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures
The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.
Kickapoo Tribe faces lawsuits over fatal casino bus crash in Texas
Nine people died and 43 were injured aboard a bus that was headed to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino.
Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact
The state of California faces a deadline to consent or reject the tribe's agreement.
Supreme Court takes a pass on tribal labor sovereignty dispute
Law professor Matthew Fletcher believes the justices avoided the cases in order to avoid a deadlock.
Tigua Tribe implements border controls after losing gaming case
Members of the media, law enforcement personnel and government officials must request permission from the tribe before entering the reservation.
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision
Opponents argue that the casino site in Massachusetts should not have been placed in trust as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino
The project has been in the works for more than a decade and would be much larger than the tribe's existing facility.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding
A non-Indian gaming developer stopped contributing to the lawsuit but a lead plaintiff vows to see the battle through.
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute
Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.
Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case
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.
Non-Indian gaming firm loses challenge to law for new tribal casino
MGM Resorts International is trying to stop the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe from opening a new casino in Connecticut.
Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents
The tribe and the state of Arizona continue to spar over a controversial casino that opened last December.
Cachil Dehe Band reaches $20M settlement for faulty casino work
A construction company agreed to pay the tribe for shoddy work on a casino expansion project.
California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming record
Kamala Harris tried to stop the Big Lagoon Rancheria from opening a casino on land that was placed in trust more than two decades ago.
Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case
The case will determine whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs should have approved the land-into-trust application for the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.
Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) isn't showing his cards even as the state tries to limit another tribe's gaming rights.
Appeals court backs sentence in death near Navajo Nation casino
Marvin Ahasteen was 36 years old when he was struck and killed in front of the Fire Rock Casino near Gallup, New Mexico.
Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, is dropping two court cases and withdrawing a land-into-trust appeal.
Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance
The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.
Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to court
While we will vigorously defend our rights in court when left with no other option, negotiation, not litigation, is our preferred method of dispute resolution.
Editorial: Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino bid leads to big fight
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.
Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feud
The tribe will pay $150,000 a year to address operations at the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota.
Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case
The tribe has accused the state of Florida of violating the exclusivity provisions of the agreement and of failing to negotiate in good faith.
Tohono O'odham Nation still eyeing Class III games at new facility
The state of Arizona is refusing to certify the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort in Glendale because it claims the tribe pursued the project through fraudulent means.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan
The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.
Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming site
With a federal appeals court panel's ruling last week reinstating the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York lawsuit against Union Springs, the village has a few options to consider.
Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law
The tribe sued to protect a Class II gaming facility in the village of Union Springs, New York.
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation
A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal
The tribe is currently barred from opening a Class II gaming facility on its reservation in Massachusetts.
Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute
A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about anti-casino lawsuit
Casino opponents are asking a federal judge to halt construction on the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Supreme Court won't hear long-running Seneca Nation casino case
The tribe's gaming enterprise remains on solid legal ground now that the nation's highest court has put an end to the dispute.
9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case
The development sets the stage for a potential appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino deal
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.
Supreme Court delays review of Seneca Nation land case again
Without explanation, the justices have twice delayed consideration of a petition that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York.
Kickapoo Tribe added to lawsuit over deadly casino bus accident
Nine people died and dozens were injured when a bus that was on its way to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino was involved in a rollover.
Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case again
After delaying action on a petition filed by casino opponents, the justices are due to consider a case that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in New York.
Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land case
Without explanation, the justices delayed the consideration of a petition that questions whether the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is legal.
Eastern Cherokee judge dismisses lawsuit filed by fired gaming officials
Chief Patrick Lambert fired the commissioners in one of his first actions after taking office last year.
Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming information
The state inadvertently released a transcript of the deposition of a top gaming executive to a news organization.
Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino dispute
Opponents have been questioning the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, for years.
Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues
The New Mexico tribe is refusing to sign a Class III gaming compact that increases the revenue sharing rate.
Chumash Tribe to unveil casino expansion as foes return to court
A group called Save the Valley already lost two lawsuits in protest of the work at the Chumash Casino Resort but has since filed a third one.
North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact
Rival tribes are still hoping to stop the new development through H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
Choctaw Nation offered settlements in fatal casino bus accident
The $75,000 that was offered to settle two lawsuits pales in comparison to the $10.9 million that the tribe was ordered to pay by a jury in Texas.
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation hoping to keep gaming lawsuit going
The tribe is suing the state of Connecticut after being denied a chance to pursue a new casino under a new state law.
Choctaw Nation ordered to pay $11M for casino bus crash deaths
The tribe plans to appeal after being held liable for a fatal bus accident that occurred in Texas in April 2013.
Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe
Some lawyers are getting paid as high as $350 an hour as part of a dispute over a Class III gaming compact.
Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casino
The footprint of the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota, is about to grow with approval of a land-into-trust application.
Connecticut tribes still haven't selected a site for potential casino
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.
Iowa Tribe aims to be first in Indian Country with poker website
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
Attorney General George Jepsen said the measure could jeopardize the exclusivity promised to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.
Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case
The Menominee Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi Community continue to battle over a controversial off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.
Eastern Cherokees shut down casino parking garage after collapse
One person suffered minor injuries when a parking ramp at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort collapsed.
Eastern Cherokees report new collapse at casino parking garage
The parking structure at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort has seen another defect incident for the second time in a little over a year.
Eastern Cherokees vow investigation of incident at casino show
Surveillance footage of a casino board member and her entourage is stirring major controversy on the reservation.
Jamul Indian Village wins county approval for gaming agreement
The $400 million Hollywood Casino near San Diego, California, is due to open this summer.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe moves full steam ahead with casino
The long-awaited $1 billion First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts is due to open in the summer of 2017.
Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M project
The addition to the Gun Lake Casino in Michigan will debut in the summer of 2017.
Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in Michigan
The tribe is adding more jobs and new options to the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan.
Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming site
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.
Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casino
The ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals again confirms the legality of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort, which opened in December 2015.
Judge agrees to delay trial in Seminole Tribe's compact lawsuit
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
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
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
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
The tribe promised to share $3 billion with the state but the Florida Legislature failed to ratify a new Class III compact.
California asks Supreme Court to hear Pauma Band compact case
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.
Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington wants to join the Indian gaming industry but the Grand Ronde Tribes in neighboring Oregon hopes that doesn't happen.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on rival casino project
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.
Oneida Nation wins ruling on documents for commercial casino
The tribe is fighting a $425 million casino that would be located right on the edge of its exclusivity zone.
Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fight
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
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.
Jamul Indian Village still waiting for decision on gaming contract
The tribe plans to open a $390 million on its reservation in southern California in July with or without a federally-approved management contract.
Connecticut tribes oppose further study of proposed third casino
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe already warned of significant job and revenue losses due to increased competition in New England.
Seminole Tribe seeks delay in Class III gaming compact litigation
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 foes remain confident as casino moves forward
Opponents are being financed by a non-Indian billionaire who happens to be seeking approval to build a commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts.
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation hires federal recognition foe for gaming lawsuit
Chief Richard Velky is working not only with a non-Indian gaming company but with former Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Connecticut), who was a critic of the tribe's federal recognition effort.
Mohegan Tribe casino worker wins case due to sovereign immunity
A limousine driver at Mohegan Sun was acting within his official duties at the time of an October 2011 accident so he can't be sued without his consent.
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation files suit against Connecticut casino law
Chief Richard L. Velky acknowledged that the tribe is being funded by a non-Indian gaming company that's building a casino just across the border in Massachusetts.
Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe ask judge to put a stop to casino work
Construction is proceeding quickly on the $500 million Cowlitz Casino Project and an injunction would pose a major setback to the tribe.
Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino
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
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
The tribe is closer to getting a new Class III gaming compact for a casino at the 305-acre site in Madera County, California.
Seminole Tribe wins ruling in employment case due to immunity
A former casino employee tried to argue that the tribe has never been federally recognized.
Enterprise Rancheria plans to move forward with compact talks
A federal judge ordered the state of California to come back to the table and negotiate with the tribe.
Enterprise Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact lawsuit
The tribe signed an agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) but lawmakers failed to ratify it amid controversy over off-reservation gaming.
Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casino
Opponents -- including a tribe with an existing casino -- are still fighting the project in court but the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort is quickly taking shape in Washington.
Eastern Band seeks $4M for collapse of casino parking lot deck
The North Carolina tribe is accusing several construction companies of breach of contract, negligence and bad faith in connection with the February 2015 incident.
Non-Indian firm looking to block Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino
Rush Street Gaming concedes that its proposed commercial casino in Brockton, Massachusetts, will benefit greatly if the tribe somehow goes away.
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.
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.
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Karuk Tribe ready for groundbreaking on long-awaited casino
Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in Michigan
Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino
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