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Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casino

Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casino (09/22)

A long-running war between the Tohono O'odham Nation, the state of Arizona and two rival tribes continues.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek casino workers

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek casino workers (09/21)

The new Gray Wolf Peak Casino, set to open by November 1, will put 120 people to work.
Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement

Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement (09/20)

The Cowlitz Tribe is calling out the non-Indian allies of the Grand Ronde Tribes, because those allies have a financial connection to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino (09/19)

The tribe is seeking to generate support for its Class II facility amid a legal battle with the state of Texas.
First Nations see opposition in effort to relocate casino to big city

First Nations see opposition in effort to relocate casino to big city (09/16)

The premier of Manitoba is refusing to consider a move of the Aseneskak Casino to the largest city in the province.
San Manuel Band welcomes casino eatery from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS

San Manuel Band welcomes casino eatery from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS (09/15)

The legendary musicians are bringing Rock & Brews to the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in October.
State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fight

State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fight (09/15)

An attorney for the state of Arizona said rival tribes were interested in 'keeping things secret.'
First Nations warn of casino shutdown without move to big city

First Nations warn of casino shutdown without move to big city (09/14)

The Aseneskak Casino in northern Manitoba hasn't turned a profit in the last 10 years.
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on casino replacement project

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on casino replacement project (09/14)

The St. Croix Casino Hertel Express is seeing a major upgrade as part of a complex that includes a convenience store, truck stop, park and amphitheater.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (09/13)

Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.
Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case (09/13)

Is Indian Country ready for another Carcieri decision? Leaders of an Oregon tribe hope you are.
Winnebago Tribe sees strong turnout for one race at new track

Winnebago Tribe sees strong turnout for one race at new track (09/12)

The Atokad track in South Sioux City, Nebraska was only open for one event but a larger crowd than expected came to watch.
Chickasaw Nation expands mega-casino with convention center

Chickasaw Nation expands mega-casino with convention center (09/12)

The 65,000 square-foot space at the WinStar World Casino offers rooms for meetings of all sizes.
Winnebago Tribe's track offers race for one day to stay in game

Winnebago Tribe's track offers race for one day to stay in game (09/09)

The tribe hopes to turn the site into a casino but efforts to put a gaming question on the ballot in Nebraska failed.
Kalispel Tribe continues to build economy around gaming facility

Kalispel Tribe continues to build economy around gaming facility (09/08)

The tribe just opened a large laundry-processing business that is providing services to the casino and has already branched out to other clients.
Mille Lacs Band launches 'Grand Fantasy Sports' gambling website

Mille Lacs Band launches 'Grand Fantasy Sports' gambling website (09/07)

The Minnesota tribe has joined the growing fantasy sports industry.
Rincon Band almost ready to start brewing beer at casino eatery

Rincon Band almost ready to start brewing beer at casino eatery (09/01)

SR-76 Beer Works at the Harrah’s Resort Southern California is set to open by the end of the month.
Augustine Band announces first renovation of casino in 14 years

Augustine Band announces first renovation of casino in 14 years (09/01)

The Augustine Casino will close down for a month as it undergoes a major transformation.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (08/31)

Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.
Erica Pinto: Jamul Indian Village planning to debut casino 'soon'

Erica Pinto: Jamul Indian Village planning to debut casino 'soon' (08/26)

We wish to pursue the American Dream to the best of our ability and for the sake of our people.
Winnebago Tribe becomes first with non-smoking room at casino

Winnebago Tribe becomes first with non-smoking room at casino (08/26)

WinnaVegas the first casino in Iowa with a non-smoking area.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (08/25)

The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.
Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casino

Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casino (08/25)

The Tortoise Rock Casino could be seeing a hotel and recreational vehicle park.
Choctaw Nation starts work on expansion of casino by Texas border

Choctaw Nation starts work on expansion of casino by Texas border (08/23)

The Choctaw Casino Resort in Grant, Oklahoma, will be seeing a new hotel tower with 96 rooms and other amenities.
First Nations ratify agreement for seventh casino in Saskatchewan

First Nations ratify agreement for seventh casino in Saskatchewan (08/23)

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations plans to open the casino in Lloydminster, near the border with Alberta.
Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansion

Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansion (08/22)

The River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is about to get a lot bigger.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and land

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and land (08/22)

The tribe's burial ground, headquarters and other important sites are in limbo as part of a court case.
Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casino

Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casino (08/22)

Opponents of the Cowlitz Tribe's new casino haven't decided whether they will pursue further appeals in the long-running case.
Puyallup Tribe breaks ground on another parking garage at casino

Puyallup Tribe breaks ground on another parking garage at casino (08/19)

The garage at the Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel will have space for more than 2,500 vehicles.
White Earth Nation welcomes customers to second gaming facility

White Earth Nation welcomes customers to second gaming facility (08/18)

The new Shooting Star Casino is located on the northeastern edge of the Minnesota reservation.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights (08/17)

The state of Texas is once again trying to shut down a gaming facility on the reservation.
Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court

Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court (08/17)

The Oregon tribe expects to lose a lot of business once the Washington tribe's casino opens in April 2017.
Ho-Chunk Nation announces $153M in casino expansion projects

Ho-Chunk Nation announces $153M in casino expansion projects (08/16)

The Wisconsin tribe is upgrading three casinos and will be building new hotels at two of the facilities.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land dispute

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land dispute (08/16)

Construction work on the First Light Resort and Casino has been put on hold amid legal uncertainty.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves $40M in casino projects

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves $40M in casino projects (08/16)

The Michigan tribe will be renovating and upgrading its casinos in Marquette and Baraga.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation starts planning to expand casino hotel

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation starts planning to expand casino hotel (08/15)

Plans call for 459 more rooms at the Cache Creek Casino Resort and a 1,300-seat ballroom.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight looms

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight looms (08/15)

The state of Texas is seeking to shut down Naskila Entertainment, a Class II facility on the reservation.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heads to vote on casino projects

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heads to vote on casino projects (08/12)

The Michigan tribe is asking voters to approve $40 million in upgrades at two gaming facilities.
Enterprise Rancheria puts a pause on casino work amid uncertainty

Enterprise Rancheria puts a pause on casino work amid uncertainty (08/11)

Chairwoman Glenda Nelson is blaming rival tribes for holding up the long-delayed project.
Eastern Shoshone Tribe opens reservations for new hotel at casino

Eastern Shoshone Tribe opens reservations for new hotel at casino (08/11)

The opening of the 61-room hotel comes as the tribe celebrates the 9th birthday of the Shoshone Rose Casino.
Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in Oregon

Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in Oregon (08/08)

Despite losing at the polls in the past, two non-Indian developers are reviving plans for a gaming facility outside Portland, Oregon.
California governor reaches five more Class III gaming compacts

California governor reaches five more Class III gaming compacts (08/05)

The Agua Caliente Band, the Pechanga Band, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and the Jamul Indian Village signed new deals while the Yurok Tribe amended its agreement.
Graton Rancheria plans November opening for $175M casino hotel

Graton Rancheria plans November opening for $175M casino hotel (08/05)

The California tribe is hiring 300 people as the opening for the 200-room, six-story hotel approaches.
Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases

Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases (08/04)

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar continues to generate uncertainty for tribes across the nation.
Rincon Band offers more amenities with $14M casino expansion

Rincon Band offers more amenities with $14M casino expansion (08/04)

The Harrah’s Resort Southern California will be seeing more food options, revamped hotel rooms and additional meeting rooms, among other upgrades.
Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarter

Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarter (08/03)

The state's top gaming official is trying to blame the drop on the Tohono O'odham Nation without acknowledging his role in creating the situation.
Appeals court upholds conviction in Choctaw Nation corruption case

Appeals court upholds conviction in Choctaw Nation corruption case (08/02)

The case was unusual by several accounts and even drew testimony from the tribe's longtime former chief and his hand-picked successor.
Iowa Tribe delays launch of real money games on online poker site

Iowa Tribe delays launch of real money games on online poker site (08/02)

PokerTribe.Com is now promising real money play on October 15 instead of August 1.
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (08/02)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.
Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site

Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site (08/01)

The tribe continues efforts to expand its economy with a project just outside of Portland, Oregon.
Karuk Tribe hosts groundbreaking ceremony for long-awaited casino

Karuk Tribe hosts groundbreaking ceremony for long-awaited casino (08/01)

The $35 million Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, California, is set to open in May 2017.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling (08/01)

The tribe expected to open First Light Resort and Casino about a year from now but that was before a federal judge stepped into the fray.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino (08/01)

The state of Texas has finally broken its silence on the Naskila Entertainment facility on the tribe's reservation.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute (07/29)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs should not have approved the land-into-trust application for the tribe's casino in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled.
Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application (07/29)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.
Karuk Tribe ready for groundbreaking on long-awaited casino

Karuk Tribe ready for groundbreaking on long-awaited casino (07/22)

The 36,000 square-foot Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, California, is expected to open in May 2017.
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.
Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in Michigan

Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in Michigan (07/22)

The Four Winds Dowagiac has grown to accommodate more slot machines and table games.
Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino

Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino (07/21)

Plans call for a gas station and convenience store at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff, Arizona.
John Schneider: New Little Traverse casino is underwhelming

John Schneider: New Little Traverse casino is underwhelming (07/21)

Did you notice all the fanfare associated with the grand opening, around Memorial Day, of the new Odawa Casino in Mackinaw City?
National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry

National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry (07/20)

Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.
Hannahville Indian Community names new casino golf course

Hannahville Indian Community names new casino golf course (07/20)

Sage Run will serve as a complement to the Sweetgrass Golf Club at the tribe's casino in Michigan.
Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facility

Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facility (07/20)

The Chumash Casino Resort features a 12-story hotel, a rooftop pool, a larger gaming floor and other new amenities.
Eastern Cherokees start work on $13M bowling center at casino

Eastern Cherokees start work on $13M bowling center at casino (07/20)

The 50,000 square-foot facility at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is expected to open in the fall of 2017.
Santa Ana Pueblo adds hotel to casino with $50M expansion plan

Santa Ana Pueblo adds hotel to casino with $50M expansion plan (07/19)

The New Mexico tribe said construction will take about two years to complete.
Navajo Nation Council debates travel center at Arizona casino

Navajo Nation Council debates travel center at Arizona casino (07/18)

A bill on the council's summer session agenda seeks a $10 million loan for a gas station and convenience store at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plans

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plans (07/15)

The tribe is looking to spend $40 million to upgrade two casinos in Michigan.
Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino

Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino (07/15)

Construction is slated to begin in the fall and the first phase will open in 2017.
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino (07/14)

Fears of competition are driving the California tribe into an extremely litigious position.
Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino

Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino (07/14)

The tribe has embarked on a $76 million expansion of its casino in Michigan.
Rival tribe distributes Tohono O'odham Nation gaming documents

Rival tribe distributes Tohono O'odham Nation gaming documents (07/13)

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.
Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facility

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facility (07/13)

The Lucky 7 Casino and Hotel has steadily grown since its debut in a double-wide mobile home in 1996.
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.
Agua Caliente Band begins work on new parking garage at casino

Agua Caliente Band begins work on new parking garage at casino (07/12)

The garage is part of a larger effort by the tribe to develop land around the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, California.
Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansion

Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansion (07/12)

The Treasure Island Resort and Casino will see two new hotel towers and an expanded water park.
Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (07/08)

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

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.
Patrick Lambert: Eastern Cherokees in talks for outlet mall and more at casino

Patrick Lambert: Eastern Cherokees in talks for outlet mall and more at casino (07/05)

An outlet mall, a convention center and new hotel at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina are under discussion.
Karuk Tribe plans to debut long-awaited $30M casino in May 2017

Karuk Tribe plans to debut long-awaited $30M casino in May 2017 (07/05)

The Rain Rock Casino is expected to attract visitors in northern California and southern Oregon.
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.
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid

Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid (06/30)

Plans to develop land around the Coconut Creek Casino in Florida have been in the works for six years.
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision (06/30)

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.
Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old track

Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old track (06/29)

A media consultant said the tribe has no 'current' plans for a casino at the site near Portland, Oregon.
Tohono O'odham Nation shares $1.2M from controversial casino

Tohono O'odham Nation shares $1.2M from controversial casino (06/29)

The tribe agreed to pay the city of Glendale for hosting the new facility.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding (06/28)

A non-Indian gaming developer stopped contributing to the lawsuit but a lead plaintiff vows to see the battle through.
Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack (06/24)

The tribe still hasn't said what it plans to do with the 31-acre site right outside of Portland, Oregon's most populous city.
Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $34M expansion at casino

Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $34M expansion at casino (06/24)

The Indigo Sky Casino in Wyandotte, Oklahoma, is seeing another 128 hotel rooms and a ballroom / event center.
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.
Cowlitz Tribe announces name in Salish language for fast-rising casino

Cowlitz Tribe announces name in Salish language for fast-rising casino (06/21)

The name for the facility -- ilani -- comes from the Salish word for 'sing.'
Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case (06/21)

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

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino (06/20)

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.
Cherokee Nation sees strong progress on newest gaming facility

Cherokee Nation sees strong progress on newest gaming facility (06/17)

The tribe is hosting a topping-off ceremony less than 80 days after breaking ground in Grove, Oklahoma.
Cowlitz Tribe on track to open long-awaited casino in 10 months

Cowlitz Tribe on track to open long-awaited casino in 10 months (06/17)

The $500 million facility In Washington is expected to welcome patrons on April 17, 2017.
Eastern Cherokees bring benefits to community with new casino

Eastern Cherokees bring benefits to community with new casino (06/17)

The Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel in Murphy, North Carolina, has been open less than a year but it's already paying off for the tribe and local businesses.
Eastern Cherokees urged to bring more retail options to casino

Eastern Cherokees urged to bring more retail options to casino (06/15)

The North Carolina tribe has been in talks with one of the largest outlet mall developers in the United States.
Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino

Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino (06/15)

Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) isn't showing his cards even as the state tries to limit another tribe's gaming rights.
Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance

Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance (06/10)

The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees brighter future with gaming facility

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees brighter future with gaming facility (06/08)

Leaders plan to use the revenues for education, infrastructure and housing needs on the reservation in east Texas.
Cowlitz Tribe announces more hires for casino management team

Cowlitz Tribe announces more hires for casino management team (06/08)

The Cowlitz Casino team is headed by Kara Fox-LaRose, a member of the Mohegan Tribe, a partner in the project.
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open casino in Mississippi

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open casino in Mississippi (06/07)

The 781,000 square-foot Foxwoods Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe is tentatively scheduled to open in the spring of 2019.

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