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Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming


Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.
Enterprise Rancheria addresses concerns about gaming site


The tribe hasn't announced a construction date for the 105,000 square-foot Class II facility.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino case


The tribe isn't give up on plans to open a gaming facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case


The tribe is asserting its treaty rights in an attempt to shield the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort from the National Labor Relations Board.
Seminole Tribe willing to share $3B in casino revenue with state


A new Class III gaming compact has failed to materialize as the parties battle in federal court.
Developers lose lawsuit over failed Kialegee Tribal Town casino


Attorney Dennis J. Whittlesey was accused of malpractice but a federal judge dismissed the case against him.
Lawmakers defy White House on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Republicans eagerly lined up to explain why tribes, like state and local governments, should be exempt from the National Labor Relations Act.
North Fork Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact case


Gov. Jerry Brown (D) failed to engage in 'good faith' negotiations for a controversial off-reservation site.
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act heads toward passage in House


Some Democrats have objected but Republicans are set to approve a bill that exempts tribes and their enterprises from the National Labor Relations Act.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino case


A federal judge determines that the tribe lacks 'governmental power' over its own reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.
Bishop Paiute Tribe loses ruling in casino expansion dispute


The Intertribal Court of Southern California Court of Appeals sided with a tribal member who opposes the $30 million project.
Tohono O'odham Nation working to open casino next month


The tribe has filled 400 of 500 permanent positions and has installed nearly half of the 1,089 gaming devices at the Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley in Glendale, Arizona.
Quapaw Tribe works on agreement for ancestral Arkansas land


Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly pledged not to pursue gaming on its former reservation in present-day Little Rock.
Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in favor of casino


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals barred the state of Arizona from enforcing a law that would have annexed the tribe's trust property.
Texas tribes optimistic as state stays mum on gaming ruling


The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe won approval of their Class II gaming ordinances amid a long battle with the state.
Seminole Tribe keeps blackjack games as key deadline passes


Negotiations for a new Class III gaming compact continue as the tribe defends its rights in federal court.
Tohono O'odham Nation sets December 20 opening for casino


After nearly six years of contentious litigation and high-stakes lobbying, the West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is almost here.
Former head of DOJ backs non-Indian gaming firm over tribes


Eric Holder and his law firm are representing MGM Resorts International, whose executives want to prevent two tribes in Connecticut from opening a new casino.
Seminole Tribe faces deadline to remove blackjack from casinos


Talks continue for a new Class III gaming compact but the tribe filed a lawsuit in federal court to ensure its rights are protected.
Pauma Band celebrates win for $36.2M in compact overpayments


California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is considering an appeal in the long-running dispute.
House gears up for consideration of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


The bill shields tribes and their enterprises, mainly gaming facilities, from federal labor law.
Cachil Dehe Band continues fight over Enterprise Rancheria casino


The Colusa Casino faces competition from a new development less than 40 miles away.
Pauma Band wins dispute over $36.2M in gaming compact overpayments


The tribe was paying a higher revenue sharing rate despite not being able to add more gaming machines to its casino.
House won't take up bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino


Local officials in Arizona objected when the Keep the Promise Act was being pushed for consideration under a process normally reserved for non-controversial bills.
Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."
Enterprise Rancheria quiet on casino despite victory in court


Plans called for a permanent Class II gaming facility but there is still no timeline for development.
Grand Ronde Tribes won't rule out casino at former racetrack


The site puts the tribe a lot closer to Portland, Oregon's most populous city and could address competition from a rival casino.
Tohono O'odham Nation hires 400 for opening of Class II casino


The West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is due to open in less than two months.
Connecticut tribes await proposals for a new gaming facility


At least two communities along a major interstate are interested in hosting a new casino for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.
Tohono O'odham Nation faces counterclaims in gaming litigation


The state of Arizona is once again arguing that the tribe promised it wouldn't pursue a casino in the Phoenix area.
Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming dispute


The tribe's gaming revenues have taken a hit after the state threatened vendors that do business on the reservation.
Chukchansi Tribe accused of illegal vote and casino preparations


A group that claims to represent the only true members of the tribe is questioning the activities of another faction.
San Pasqual Band loses claim for damages in gaming dispute


The tribe contended that it lost out on $315 million in profits because the state refused to allow 2,000 slot machines at the Valley View Casino.
Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases


The states of Oklahoma and Wisconsin were handed defeat by the justices as they opened their October 2015 term.
Poarch Creeks lose ruling over slot machines at Florida racetrack


The Alabama-based tribe owns a commercial racetrack in neighboring Florida but saw a setback in state court.
Ione Band of Miwok Indians continues with long quest for casino


The landless tribe has faced controversy over its proposed casino in Amador County, California.
Judge rejects challenges to Ione Band land-into-trust application


Opponents raised the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of stopping the tribe from building a casino in Amador County, California.
Poarch Creeks meet for mediation session in casino tax dispute


Nothing substantive came of the talks with Escambia County, whose tax assessor is claiming authority over the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.
Connecticut tribes release request for proposals for a new casino


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hope to select a host community by December 15.
Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016


A lawsuit challenging the tribe's land-into-trust application is still pending in the federal court system.
Tohono O'odham Nation sees massive turnout at casino job fair


More than 3,000 people filed applications for the controversial West Valley Resort that's due to open in December.
Pojoaque Pueblo asks 10th Circuit to overturn gaming decision


The tribe and the state have been unable to reach a new Class III gaming due to disagreements about revenue sharing.
Enterprise Rancheria wins ruling in casino land-into-trust case


A federal judge rejected a slew of claims made by two rival tribes with existing casinos in northern California.
EJ Montini: Tohono O'odham Nation still winning in casino fight


The tribe did not get the injunction it wanted from the judge but the case moves forward and the casino will open.
California tribes convince court to depublish immunity decision


Tribes across the state raised alarms when an appeals court opened gaming commissioners for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to a lawsuit.

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