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Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute
A federal judge will go ahead with a previously scheduled hearing after the tribe said a settlement wasn't on the horizon.
Non-Indian firm set to open $1.4B casino outside of nation's capital
In just a week's time, a massive gaming and entertainment facility will be open right outside of Washington, D.C.
Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact
The tribe wasn't included in talks for the updated agreement but signing it would resolve a long-running dispute with the state of Arizona.
Cahuilla Band celebrates casino anniversary with renovations
The Cahuilla Casino has undergone a series of interior and exterior upgrades for its 20th birthday.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.
Tohono O'odham Nation poised for win in long-running casino feud
A new Class III gaming compact would end a years-long dispute over the legality of a new casino in the Phoenix area.
Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino
More than two years after winning a major decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Michigan tribe appears to reviving the project.
Jamul Indian Village refutes complaints about casino and alcohol
Opponents are trying to prevent the tribe from securing a liquor license for its southern California casino.
Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino
The tribe is hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.
Osage Nation set to break ground on $150M expansion at casino
The tribe is adding a hotel, a brewery, more gaming space and other amenities to the facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casino
The tribe will be hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.
Nottawaseppi Huron Band puts casino food to good use at pantry
The Fire Hub in Battle Creek, Michigan, will offer a pantry, a restaurant and space for community gardens.
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe announces opening for casino hotel
The 94-room hotel at The Point Casino in Washington debuts November 25.
Sycuan Band plans to start work on $220M expansion of casino
The Sycuan Casino will be seeing a 300-room hotel, more gaming space and other amenities.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in office
What will Indian gaming look like with Republican Donald Trump in the White House?
Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project
The casino in Washington is likely the last of its kind to gain approval under the Obama administration.
Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court rarely accepts cases but this one might be attractive because it involves one of their prior decisions.
Oneida Nation announces $20M in investments for flagship casino
The Turning Stone Resort Casino will be seeing a new gaming floor, a food hall and a floor-by-floor remodel of 285 hotel rooms.
Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development
The Alabama tribe sees children having fun at a $500 million entertainment destination but locals are thinking about a casino.
Blackfeet Nation brings hotel and casino under 'Glacier Peak' name
The adjoining properties in Browning, Montana, are now known as the Glacier Peaks Hotel and Casino.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes open doors to new casino
The Gray Wolf Peak Casino offers more gaming machines, a new restaurant and other amenities.
Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino
Non-Indian opponents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a closely-watched land-into-trust case.
Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino
Grande Ronde leaders have changed their mind and won't try to prevent a fellow tribe from joining the Indian gaming industry.
Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge
The United Auburn Indian Community, the owners of a successful gaming facility, is fighting the new development.
Editorial: Tule River Tribe deserves support for casino relocation
The Porterville Recorder: 'We feel the tribe has been a good steward of its profits from the casino and has in the past and we expect will in the future, continue to invest in its people and the community.'
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sees decline in business at casino
A #NoDAPL blockade set up by local law enforcement led to a $1 million decline in anticipated revenue.
Cowlitz Tribe spends $32M for highway project at new casino
The work will ease traffic for the new ilani Casino Resort, due to open in April 2017.
Seneca Nation on track to complete $40M expansion at casino
The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, is seeing a 57,000 square-foot addition.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces legal fight over modest casino
Naskila Gaming continues to draw notable crowds but the state of Texas contends it's illegal.
Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facility
The Cherokee Casino Grove, the tribe's 10th gaming facility, is creating 175 jobs.
Jamul Indian Village refinances $460M in casino related debt
The tribe is using $274 million to repay its partner in the new Hollywood Casino Jamul.
Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereignty
'They are playing in a game devised entirely by the U.S. as an extension of its colonial, Christian Discovery doctrines.'
Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story
The California tribe was once partners with Donald Trump but their relationship ended early.
Ho-Chunk Nation moves forward with $33M casino expansion
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) won't be doing anything to stop the project.
Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington remains on track for an opening in April 2017.
Swinomish Tribe starts work on $20M casino expansion project
The Swinomish Casino & Lodge in Washington will see a new gaming room and a new cafe and food court.
Ho-Chunk Nation faces opposition to casino expansion project
A new Indian gaming controversy is brewing in Wisconsin among tribes and Gov. Scott Walker (R).
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes start work on $35M casino expansion
The work at the Fort Hall Casino is expected to be complete in March 2018.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigation
The First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts remains in limbo as a result of a land-into-trust lawsuit.
San Carlos Apache Tribe aims to open new casino in December
The Apache Sky Casino is located near the southwestern edge of the reservation in Arizona.
Jamul Indian Village debuts casino to large crowds and traffic
The tribe has pledged $23 million for road and transportation improvements near the new Hollywood Casino Jamul.
Navajo Nation celebrates sixth birthday of casino in New Mexico
The Flowing Water Navajo Casino was the tribe's second casino at the time of its debut in October 2010.
Eastern Shoshone Tribe opens doors to newly expanded casino
The Shoshone Rose Casino and Hotel in Lander, Wyoming, now features a 61-room hotel.
State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation case
The tribe is seeking sanctions after notes about its casino were destroyed by an Arizona state attorney.
Jamul Indian Village ready to open doors to long-awaited casino
The Hollywood Casino Jamul will be the closest tribal gaming facility to downtown San Diego, California.
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes announce $35M casino expansion project
Groundbreaking on the long-awaited development is scheduled for October 17.
Chickasaw Nation celebrates interior and exterior casino upgrades
The Chisholm Trail Casino in Duncan, Oklahoma, now boasts are more modern look inside and out.
Non-Indian gaming firm announces opening for big casino near D.C.
The MGM National Harbor is located in Maryland, less than 10 miles from the U.S. Capitol.
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe casino project seen as a surprise to state
A provision in the Class III gaming compact limits the size of the St. Croix Casino Hertel Express in Webster, Wisconsin.
Graton Rancheria eyes November opening for $175M casino hotel
The six-story, 200-room hotel at the Graton Resort and Casino is on track to open on November 15.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land dispute
A federal judge acknowledged the tribe's 'undeniable and compelling interest' in the outcome of a lawsuit filed by casino opponents.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation releases casino expansion study
Plans call for a nine-story hotel with 459 rooms and a pool area, a 13,350 square-foot ballroom and more dining and restaurant space.
Ho-Chunk Nation starts work on $153M gaming expansion project
The tribe is upgrading three facilities, with work expected to be complete by the end of 2017.
Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casino
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Minnesota tribe has joined the growing fantasy sports industry.
Rincon Band almost ready to start brewing beer at casino eatery
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
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
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'
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
WinnaVegas the first casino in Iowa with a non-smoking area.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling
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
The Tortoise Rock Casino could be seeing a hotel and recreational vehicle park.
Choctaw Nation starts work on expansion of casino by Texas border
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Michigan tribe will be renovating and upgrading its casinos in Marquette and Baraga.
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation starts planning to expand casino hotel
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
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
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
Chairwoman Glenda Nelson is blaming rival tribes for holding up the long-delayed project.
Eastern Shoshone Tribe opens reservations for new hotel at casino
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The case was unusual by several accounts and even drew testimony from the tribe's longtime former chief and his hand-picked successor.
Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new site
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community starts work on casino upgrades
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming
Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming funds
Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case
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