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Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas

The Quapaw Nation is planning to build a commercial casino in an area of Arkansas where the tribe has long connections.

Posted: December 12, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe aims to open casino in the summer

Details remain scarce about the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts.

Posted: December 12, 2018


Mohegan Tribe lands entertaiment partner for casino in South Korea

The Mohegan Tribe is working with a big film studio on a theme park at its casino in South Korea.

Posted: December 10, 2018


Pechanga Band quickly wins approval for naming rights deal

The Pechanga Band's naming rights came as a surprise to local officials and to the tribe which previously held them.

Posted: December 6, 2018


Pueblo of Tesuque 'absolutely pleased' with response to new casino

New Mexico's newest tribal gaming facility opened to the public on the day after Thanksgiving.

Posted: December 6, 2018


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still working with backer of derailed casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe isn't the only one reeling from the Trump administration's termination-era decisions.

Posted: December 4, 2018


Pueblo of Tesuque welcomes visitors to new gaming facility

The first new tribal gaming property in northern New Mexico is finally open.

Posted: November 26, 2018


Pueblo of Tesuque getting ready to open new gaming facility

Pueblo of Tesuque officials are expecting large crowds at the Tesuque Casino, which opens a day after Thanksgiving.

Posted: November 19, 2018


Cahuilla Band breaks ground on new gaming facilty with hotel

The Cahuilla Band of Indians will be adding a 57-room hotel to its new casino in southern California.

Posted: November 16, 2018


Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut

The two tribal casinos in Connecticut each reported a 10 percent decline in slot machine revenues, a sign of growing competition in New England.

Posted: November 15, 2018


Choctaw Nation announces another expansion of flagship casino

The Choctaw Nation is adding a 1,000-room hotel and a slate of another amenities to its largest casino.

Posted: November 13, 2018


Snoqualmie Tribe opens private gaming room on 10th anniversary

The Snoqualmie Tribe has been celebrating the 10th anniversary of its casino in Washington with a string of upgrades and additions.

Posted: November 13, 2018


Coeur d'Alene Tribe undertakes massive renovation of casino

The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel is seeing some big changes as it wraps up its 25th anniversary celebration.

Posted: November 13, 2018


Cherokee Nation disputes disruption of sensitive sites at new casino

A local artist who claims Cherokee ancestry is accusing the Cherokee Nation of acting in a 'non-Indian' way.

Posted: November 8, 2018


A symbol of sovereignty: Ponca Tribe comes full circle with Prairie Flower

The descendants of Chief Standing Bear are celebrating the debut of a long-awaited casino on their homelands.

Posted: November 1, 2018


Ponca Tribe sets November 1 opening for long-awaited casino

History has come full circle for the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear.

Posted: October 29, 2018


Coquille Tribe questions governor's push to expand gaming options

The Coquille Tribe is wondering why Gov. Kate Brown (D), who is running for her first full term in office, wants to expand the Oregon Lottery.

Posted: October 29, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues work on gaming project

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is working with the Chickasaw Nation on a long-awaited casino.

Posted: October 17, 2018


Pueblo of Santa Ana jumps into sports betting industry

The Pueblo of Santa Ana will be the first tribe in New Mexico to offer sports betting.

Posted: October 10, 2018


Report: Dip in gaming revenues offset by other gains at Arizona casinos

Gambling revenues dipped slightly at Arizona’s tribal casinos in 2016, but those losses were more than offset by a strong jump in non-gaming revenues.

Posted: October 8, 2018


White Earth Nation blames poor financial situation on gaming projects

The White Earth Nation is experiencing financial hardships and some tribal leaders are blaming the situation on prior leadership.

Posted: October 4, 2018


Muscogee (Creek) Nation moves foward with charges in criminal case

A dispute over gaming on Indian allotments in Oklahoma has spawned a messy mix of litigation in tribal and federal court.

Posted: October 3, 2018


Graton Rancheria converts space at casino into smoke-free area

Patrons can now enter and gamble at the Graton Rancheria without coming into contact with secondhand smoke.

Posted: October 3, 2018


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reopens casino after storm

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community welcomed guests to its flagship casino after a month-long closure.

Posted: September 27, 2018


Trinidad Rancheria plans 100-room hotel adjacent to casino

The Trinidad Rancheria is seeking a federal loan guarantee to finance a 100-room hotel in northern California.

Posted: September 24, 2018


Tribes see dip in slot machine revenues as rival opens new facility

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe have entered a new era in gaming.

Posted: September 18, 2018


Ponca Tribe inches closer to opening of long-awaited casino

Anticipation is building as the Ponca Tribe prepares to open the Prairie Flower Casino in Iowa.

Posted: September 18, 2018


Comanche Nation heads to court to battle Chickasaw Nation casino

The Comanche Nation says it wasn't consulted before the Chickasaw Nation acquired land for yet another casino.

Posted: September 18, 2018


Whitecap Dakota First Nation breaks ground on hotel and conference center

The Whitecap Dakota First Nation is bringing a 155-room hotel and conference center to Saskatchewan.

Posted: September 17, 2018


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community working to reopen casino

Repairs at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino are taking longer than expected after a storm knocked out power and caused flooding.

Posted: September 17, 2018


Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas

Two tribes whose casinos are being threatened with closure are getting a big assist from Washington.

Posted: September 14, 2018


Spokane Tribe eyes new investments in gaming enterprise

With its new casino finally up and running, the Spokane Tribe is looking to make improvements in its gaming enterprise in Washington state.

Posted: September 12, 2018


Tohono O'odham Nation wins approval to restore more homelands

The Trump administration is facing fire for its tribal homelands decisions but not everything coming out of Washington looks bad for Indian Country.

Posted: September 11, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe solidifying plans for long-awaited casino

With the Chickasaw Nation as a partner, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is looking at a $12 million investment in its first casino.

Posted: September 10, 2018


Sauk-Suiattle Tribe welcomes Bigfoot to first gaming facility

The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe is almost ready to open the Last Chance Casino and Bingo in Washington

Posted: September 10, 2018


Ponca Tribe begins hiring employees for long-awaited casino

The Ponca Tribe will be hiring about 100 employees to work at the Prairie Flower Casino in Iowa.

Posted: September 5, 2018


Mississippi Choctaws become first in Indian Country with sports betting

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is offering sports betting at two gaming facilities.

Posted: September 3, 2018


Pocasset Tribe benefits from opening of non-Indian gaming facility

The Pocasset Tribe is welcoming the debut of a new casino in Rhode Island.

Posted: September 3, 2018


Osage Nation anticipates big payoff from $160 million expansion

The Osage Nation's new casino and hotel is located near downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Posted: August 29, 2018


Ponca Tribe honors 'sacrifices our people made' with gaming project

The Prairie Flower Casino is named in honor of a daughter of Ponca Chief Standing Bear.

Posted: August 27, 2018


Ponca Tribe still looking to debut casino before end of 2018

The Ponca Tribe is working with the Chickasaw Nation on a new casino in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 23, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe lands big partner for gaming project

Though plans remain in development, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is serious about Indian gaming.

Posted: August 22, 2018


Bay Mills Indian Community awaits decision on disputed casino

More than four years after securing victory at the nation's highest court, the Bay Mills Indian Community is waiting for a crucial decision.

Posted: August 22, 2018


Choctaw Nation and Cherokee Nation offer first ball and dice games

Patrons are finally rolling the dice at Choctaw and Cherokee casinos in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 21, 2018


Forest County Potawatomi Community celebrates hotel milestone

The Forest County Potawatomi Community is on track to complete an $80 million casino expansion project.

Posted: August 16, 2018


Tribes see decline in slot machine revenues as they await new arrival

With a non-Indian rival about to open a new facility, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are entering a new era.

Posted: August 15, 2018


Mohegan Tribe on track with first phase of big project in Korea

The Mohegan Tribe is meeting with officials in South Korea to update them on the Inspire project.

Posted: August 14, 2018


Hopland Band shuts down casino due to largest wildfire in state history

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has laid off all employees at its casino, after it was forced to evacuate due to ongoing fires.

Posted: August 13, 2018


Ak-Chin Indian Community highlights culture and tradition at new restaurant

The Ak-Chin Indian Community has debuted another component of an ongoing casino expansion project.

Posted: August 8, 2018


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians continues casino expansion work

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is adding a conference center, a new hotel and more to its flagship gaming facility in North Carolina.

Posted: August 8, 2018


Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation welcomes visitors to water park

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is hosting a grand opening for the 4 Bears Water Park in North Dakota.

Posted: August 7, 2018


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe breaks ground on brewery at casino

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is opening a brewery at its casino, the first of its kind in New York.

Posted: August 6, 2018


Osage Nation sets August 29 opening for $160 million casino expansion

The Osage Nation is debuting a new casino and hotel near downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Posted: July 31, 2018


Muckleshoot Tribe enters online gaming industry with unique system

Patrons of the Muckleshoot Casino will soon be able to download an app and place real-money bets on games.

Posted: July 30, 2018


Chemehuevi Tribe on track to finish new casino in the spring of 2019

The Chemehuevi Tribe is building a brand new casino on the California side of Lake Havasu.

Posted: July 30, 2018


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.3 million in gaming revenues

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shared more than $1.3 million in gaming revenues in Michigan.

Posted: July 27, 2018


San Manuel Band breaks ground on $550 million expansion at casino

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians celebrated Yaamava' as it broke ground on a major expansion project.

Posted: July 26, 2018


Puyallup Tribe makes good progress on $370 million casino expansion

The Puyallup Tribe is going big as it turns the Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel into a gaming and entertainment destination.

Posted: July 25, 2018


Nottawaseppi Huron Band announces second hotel tower at casino

With rooms almost always booked, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi is adding a second hotel tower at its casino in Michigan.

Posted: July 23, 2018


Authorities in North Carolina shut down Tuscarora Nation casinos

More than 26 people accused of operating an illegal gambling and marijuana ring in the name of the Tuscarora Nation have been arrested in North Carolina.

Posted: July 23, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still working on casino after court victory

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hasn't opened a casino this summer as planned but gaming is still on the agenda.

Posted: July 20, 2018


Ponca Tribe negotiates casino agreement as construction and litigation continues

The Ponca Tribe is being welcomed by the host of its casino but other neighbors are resorting to litigation.

Posted: July 19, 2018


La Jolla Band adds slot machines to trading post on reservation

The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians is finally getting back into the tribal gaming business.

Posted: July 19, 2018


Cowlitz Tribe offers treatment services for gambling addiction

The Cowlitz Tribe is offering treatment for gambling addiction with funding from its casino in Washington state.

Posted: July 17, 2018


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe secures victory over state in tax dispute

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe has once again emerged victorious in a taxation dispute in South Dakota.

Posted: July 17, 2018


Seminole Tribe looks to offer sports betting at new Hard Rock facility

The Seminole Tribe might soon offer sports betting at its new Hard Rock casino in New Jersey.

Posted: July 12, 2018


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe hits milestone with $60 million casino expansion

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is adding a five-story, 148-room hotel to the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino in Michigan.

Posted: July 11, 2018


Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation continues work on $200 million casino expansion

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is adding more than 400 hotel rooms to its casino in northern California.

Posted: July 10, 2018


Pokagon Band announces poker room after favorable opinion from federal regulators

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will open a poker room at its casino in Indiana in time for the Labor Day holiday.

Posted: July 10, 2018


Tohono O'odham Nation acquires land next to casino but won't use it for gaming

The Tohono O'odham Nation is expanding the footprint around its once controversial casino in Arizona.

Posted: July 5, 2018


Osage Nation almost done with $160 million casino expansion project

The Osage Nation is hiring more than 200 people as it completes a $160 million casino expansion project.

Posted: June 28, 2018


Seminole Tribe debuts Hard Rock casino in space once owned by Donald Trump

The Seminole Tribe continues to grow its Hard Rock empire with a new facility in New Jersey.

Posted: June 28, 2018


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation makes first entry into online gaming

Gamblers around the world can place bets on a roulette wheel at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Posted: June 28, 2018


Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw mixed results in slot machine revenues as they get ready to break ground on a new development.

Posted: June 19, 2018


Eastern Cherokees begin work on $200 million casino expansion project

The Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina keeps getting bigger, with a 725-room hotel and a convention center on the way.

Posted: June 18, 2018


'A new chapter': Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation breaks ground on new casino

More than two decades after the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation famously stood up for its sovereignty, the tribe is embarking on a new era in Indian gaming.

Posted: June 18, 2018


'Sovereign nation helping sovereign nation': Sauk-Suiattle Tribe finally opening casino

The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe is getting into the gaming industry for the first time thanks to a fellow Indian nation.

Posted: June 15, 2018


Gun Lake Tribe shares another $7.6 million in gaming revenues with community

The Gun Lake Tribe just shared more than $7.6 million in gaming revenues in Michigan, bringing the total to date to more than $109 million.

Posted: June 14, 2018


Ponca Tribe marches toward sovereignty with long-awaited gaming project

Chief Standing Bear’s people, who took the long walk home to Nebraska 139 years ago, are continuing their march toward sovereignty and self-sufficiency.

Posted: June 13, 2018


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as gaming industry advances in Massachusetts

As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sits in limbo before the Trump administration, non-Indian interests make strides in Massachusetts.

Posted: June 11, 2018


Table Mountain Rancheria plans new and larger casino with a hotel

The Table Mountain Rancheria is building a bigger casino on its reservation, adding a hotel to the property for the first time.

Posted: June 7, 2018


Shawnee Tribe wins federal approval of Class III gaming compact

The Shawnee Tribe continues to make progress on a long-awaited off-reservation casino.

Posted: June 7, 2018


Kalispel Tribe on track with $10.5 million casino and economic development project

The Kalispel Tribe has another big project on its agenda -- a $10.5 million casino and economic development project in Washington.

Posted: June 4, 2018


Shawnee Tribe plans to open long-awaited off-reservation casino in summer of 2019

After more than a decade of work, the Shawnee Tribe is finally joining the Indian gaming industry.

Posted: June 4, 2018


Jamul Indian Village completes takeover and announces new name for casino

The Jamul Indian Village is now managing its gaming facility in southern California after parting ways with a prominent partner.

Posted: May 30, 2018


Gaming market in Oregon survives after Cowlitz Tribe opens casino

The Cowlitz Tribe recently celebrated the first anniversary of its gaming facility in Washington and its neighbors in Oregon have survived just fine.

Posted: May 25, 2018


Shoshone-Bannock Tribes hire new general contractor to finish casino expansion

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are working to complete a $35 million casino expansion after running into a snag with the original contractor.

Posted: May 14, 2018


Mohegan Tribe gains sole ownership of $5 billion gaming project in Korea

With tensions thawing in the Korean Peninsula, the Mohegan Tribe is making moves of its own.

Posted: May 9, 2018


Seminole Tribe hires 3,500 people for Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City

The Seminole Tribe is making major progress as the opening of its Hard Rock casino in New Jersey approaches.

Posted: May 7, 2018


Tribes with casinos just a couple of miles apart step up their food game

The Kalispel Tribe and the Spokane Tribe are competing for gamblers' dollars and their taste buds too.

Posted: April 26, 2018


Non-Indian firm fighting tribes announces earlier opening date for casino

A $960 million commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts is coming together quickly while two tribes sit in limbo.

Posted: April 26, 2018


Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino

The Comanche Nation is expecting a 25 percent decline in revenues at one of its gaming facilities, and tribal citizens will feel the pain too.

Posted: April 23, 2018


Seminole Tribe readies June 28 opening for Hard Rock in Atlantic City

With Donald Trump's ghosts gone, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City is ready to rock and roll on June 28.

Posted: April 18, 2018


Karuk Tribe announces grand opening for long-awaited gaming facility

It's taken more than a decade but the Karuk Tribe has finally opened the doors to its long-awaited casino.

Posted: April 17, 2018


Buena Vista Rancheria hits another milestone after win in homelands case

The Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is on track to a brighter future after securing victory in a long-running tribal homelands case.

Posted: April 16, 2018


Muscogee Nation celebrates grand opening of casino expansion project

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming visitors to the newly-expanded Duck Creek Casino in Beggs, Oklahoma.

Posted: April 12, 2018


Cowlitz Tribe debuts event center as it celebrates casino anniversary

The Cowlitz Tribe is celebrating the first anniversary of its gaming facility with the unveiling of new events center.

Posted: April 10, 2018


Eastern Cherokees consider plans for new retail space at flagship casino

A retail area is in the works at Eastern Cherokee casino, with Chief Richard Sneed promising 'nothing like this' in the region.

Posted: April 9, 2018


Shoshone-Bannock Tribes said to be in dispute with casino builder

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are about to complete a $35 million casino expansion project amid a dispute with the main contractor.

Posted: April 2, 2018


Pala Band objects to large housing development across from casino

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is worried about a 760-unit housing development across the highway from its casino.

Posted: April 2, 2018


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