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Cherokee Nation purchases shuttered horse track (12/11)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma purchased a race track that had been closed by the Choctaw Nation. The Cherokees originally wanted to buy the Blue Ribbon Downs. The Choctaws ended up getting the track...

Laguna Pueblo unveils $3.9M expansion of casino (12/10)

Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico is unveiling a $3.9 million expansion of the Dancing Eagle Casino today. The tribe added 100 slot machines, a new restaurant, and a new stage and music lounge to the...

Snoqualmie Tribe won't talk about casino revenues (12/04)

The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington says an internal memo that said gaming revenues are falling far below expectations is inaccurate but officials won't provide details about business at the Snoqualmie Casino. The tribe opened...

Top executive for Dry Creek Pomo casino resigns post (12/01)

The top casino executive for the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California has resigned. Scott Garawitz served as chief executive officer at River Rock Casino for a little over a year. He...

Huron Band faces competition from Gun Lake casino (11/24)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians will have a nearby competitor when the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, opens a casino next summer. The Huron Band opened...

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe deals in smaller casino (11/13)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington says its new casino is doing better than expected. The 7,000-square-foot Elwha River Casino features 120 electronic gaming machines, a snack bar and gift shop. It opened...

Mayor wants Menominee off-reservation casino (11/12)

The mayor in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says an off-reservation casino will bring jobs and revenue into the community. Mayor Keith Bosman hopes the Menominee Nation wins federal and state approval to convert Dairyland Greyhound Park...

Shingle Springs casino not performing as expected (11/06)

The casino owned by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians isn't performing as well as expected, Lakes Entertainment Inc said on Thursday. The Red Hawk Casino opened in December 2008. Lakes, which manages...

Gila River Tribe raises stakes with bigger casino (10/30)

The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona is making a big splash tonight with the opening of a $215 million casino resort. The Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino features 1,002 slot machines, 71...

Gila River Community set to debut $215M casino (10/28)

The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona will open the $215 million Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino on Friday. The facility features 1,002 slot machines, 71 gaming tables, a non-smoking gaming area, five...

Choctaw Nation announces closure of horse track (10/23)

The Choctaw Nation will shut down its commercial racetrack and electronic gaming facility on November 28. The tribe purchased the Blue Ribbon Downs in 2003 for $4.25 million. The move drew controversy because the...

Pokagon casino still going strong two years later (10/21)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians continues to report strong slot machine revenues at its casino in Michigan. The Four Winds Casino took in $311 million on slots from August 2008 to August 2009,...

Seneca Nation breaks ground on bigger casino (10/20)

The Seneca Nation broke ground on an $8 million expansion of its off-reservation casino in Buffalo, New York. The expansion will add 6,500 square-feet to the temporary Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and double the...

Mashantucket Tribe faces deadlines on casino (10/20)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is up against some big deadlines as it seeks to build a commercial casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The tribe and its partners have until December 1 to tell...

Nooksack Tribe sued over casino loan payment (10/20)

The Nooksack Tribe of Washington is seeking to restructure its debt amid a lawsuit over a $26 million in casino loans. The tribe owes Marshall Bank of Minnesota for construction and equipment at the...

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sees casino hit (10/19)

The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin has cut holiday bonuses and merit pay increases and has eliminated employee perks at its casino in Milwaukee. People are still coming to the Potawatomi Bingo Casino...

Isleta Pueblo casino to join Hard Rock family (10/13)

Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico is joining the Hard Rock family. The Isleta Casino & Resort entered into an agreement to use the Hard Rock name. The tribe will spend millions in dollars in renovations...

Choctaws make difficult gaming decisions (10/13)

"Making difficult on-the- job decisions is not anything new for him. He made tougher calls while flying 160 combat missions as a command pilot over Viet Nam and Southeast Asia. Meeting Major General Paul A....

Nottawaseppi Band eyes hotel at casino (10/09)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan just opened its new casino but the tribe its already thinking about adding a hotel. Visitors to the FireKeepers Casino website are being asked about their...

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation kills expansion (10/07)

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California halted plans for a major casino expansion due to economic factors. The tribe planned to triple the size of the Cache Creek Casino Resort. The facility would have...

Seneca Nation will expand temporary casino (10/02)

The Seneca Nation of New York announced an $8 million expansion of its temporary casino in downtown Buffalo. The tribe will add 6,500 square-feet and double the number of slot machines to the Seneca Buffalo...

Skokomish casino couldn't survive the winter (09/30)

The Skokomish Tribe of Washington is closing the doors to the Lucky Dog Casino today. General manager Nick Phillips said the casino sees most of its business in the summer. But the recession took...

Skokomish Tribe closes casino due to economy (09/29)

The Skokomish Tribe of Washington is shutting down its casino for the winter, and maybe for good. The last day of operation for the Lucky Dog Casino is Wednesday, The Kitsap Sun reported. About...

Snoqualmie casino faring worse than expected (09/28)

The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington opened a $375 million casino less than a year ago and it doesn't seem to be performing as well as expected. The tribe expected $1 million a month from...

Chickasaw Nation opens doors to casino hotel (09/23)

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma debuted a hotel at one of its casinos. The hotel at the Winstar World Casino features 12 stories and 395 rooms. "I think they are impressed that they can have...

Gun Lake Tribe begins work on $157M casino (09/17)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, broke ground this morning on a $157 million casino in Michigan. Construction of the 83,000 square-foot casino is expected to take...

Gun Lake Tribe set for casino groundbreaking (09/16)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, will break ground on its casino on Thursday. The $157 million, 83,000 square-foot facility will be located near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Construction...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band sees hope in casino (09/14)

Members and leaders of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians say the tribe's casino will help them become self-sufficient. The FireKeepers Casino is expected to bring in at least $100 million a year...

Cherokee Nation breaks ground on casino hotel (09/10)

The Cherokee Nation broke ground on a hotel at its casino in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma. The seven-story hotel at the Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs will feature 140 rooms and seven suites. There's...

Gila River Tribe prepares to open $200M casino (09/10)

The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona will open a new casino on October 30. The tribe spent $200 million on the new Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. The facility features 1,002-slot machines,...

Poarch Creeks debut 'Cooking Studio' at casino (09/08)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians debuted another amenity at the Wind Creek Casino and Resort in Alabama. The Cooking Studio offers classes and demonstrations to aspiring chefs. "This is one of the most beautiful...

Gun Lake Tribe to break ground on smaller casino (09/04)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, announced a September 17 groundbreaking for its first casino. The $157 million Gun Lake Casino will feature a 83,000 -square-feet of...

County won't visit Huron Band casino eateries (08/25)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians won't allow health inspectors in Calhoun County, Michigan, inspect the eateries at the FireKeepers Casino. The tribe instead hired RockCity Food Safety to train employees and inspect...

Mashantucket Tribe gains new casino partner (08/25)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has gained another partner in its bid to operate a state-owned casino in Kansas. The tribe just added Lakes Entertainment Inc. to the $225 million proposed Chisholm Creek...

Poarch Band eyes slot machines at racetracks (08/25)

The Poarch Band of the Creek Indians has purchased controlling interests in two dog tracks in Alabama with the hopes of adding slot machines and table games to the facilities. The tribe purchased 65 percent...

Coquille Tribe seeks to minimize casino energy (08/21)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is taking steps to minimize the carbon footprint of The Mill Casino Hotel. The casino is participating in Pacific Power's Blue Sky program. The tribe purchased 750,000 kilowatts of power...

Gila River Tribe wants young crowd at casino (08/19)

The Gila River Indian Community is hoping to attract a younger crowd to its new $200 million casino. The Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino is set to open by October 31. The facility...

Northern Arapaho Tribe starts work on hotel (08/19)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe broke ground on a hotel at the Wind River Casino in Wyoming. The hotel will create 60 jobs on the Wind River Reservation. The project is expected to be finished in...

Northern Arapaho Tribe adds hotel to casino (08/17)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming is breaking ground today on a hotel at the Wind River Casino, the Associated Press reports. The four-story hotel will feature 66 rooms and is designed for up to...

Ned Norris: Say no to non-Indian 'racinos' (08/17)

"In recent weeks, Arizona's commercial horse and dog tracks have begun an all-out misinformation campaign. This is their latest attempt to expand off-reservation gaming, and they are using the exact same tactics they unsuccessfully employed...

Column: FireKeepers features earthy glitz (08/14)

"So maybe you're not an avid gambler, and you don't too much care about fancy food or live entertainment. There still is an eye-catching reason to visit FireKeepers Casino. The glitzy, neon-filled decor has...

Column: Eight days at Nottawaseppi casino (08/13)

"If you haven't taken the half-hour eastward drive from Kalamazoo down I-94 in the past week or so, you've missed quite an extravagant eight days. Other than the opening weekend -- when long lines...

Poarch Band promotes new casino with blimp (08/12)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama wanted the "biggest and best" way to promote its new casino so the tribe sent a blimp into the skies. The 200-foot airship touts the Wind...

Stillaguamish Tribe caters to local gamblers (08/11)

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington caters to a local crowd at its expanded casino. The tribe spent $44 million to add more space, amenities and slot machines to the Angel of the Winds Casino....

Nottawaseppi casino enjoys strong weekend (08/10)

Rain and traffic couldn't keep people away from the FireKeepers Casino, owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan The 3,000 spots in the parking lot and garage were always filled...

Cocopah Tribe closed casino for bomb threat (08/10)

The Cocopah Tribe of Arizona shut down its casino for about four hours on Saturday night after receiving a bomb threat. Customers were evacuated from the Cocopah Resort and Casino while authorities searched the facility....

Nottawaseppi Huron Band opens casino doors (08/06)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan opened the doors to the FireKeepers Casino on Wednesday. The tribe spent 18 months building the $300 million, 236,000-square-foot facility. Construction began after a lengthy...

Lakes Entertainment sees revenue turnaround (08/06)

After experiencing losses last year, Lakes Entertainment is seeing a turnaround in revenues thanks to its tribal casino business. Lakes earned $2.8 million in the second quarter of this year, a reversal of the $5.2...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band debuts FireKeepers (08/05)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians opened the doors to the FireKeepers Casino this morning. The casino, near Battle Creek, Michigan, features 107,000 square foot gaming floor with 2,680 slot machines, 78 table...

Cherokee Nation brings Hard Rock to Oklahoma (08/04)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma debuted the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on Monday. The casino is the first with the Hard Rock name in the Midwest. "We at Cherokee Nation wanted an...

Cherokee Nation casino joins 'Hard Rock' family (08/03)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma unveils Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa today. The tribe spent $155 million to revamp the existing Catoosa casino and brand it with the Hard Rock name. The facility...

Catawba Nation to open high-stakes bingo hall (07/29)

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina plans to open a high-stakes bingo hall in December. The tribe says the facility will create 200 jobs. Revenues will be used to fund tribal programs and future development....

Shakopee Community busy with casino upgrades (07/28)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is on a multi-year project to renovate the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Work started in the fall of 2008. The tribe has added a performance showroom and...

Shakopee Tribe loans $78M for casino projects (07/24)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is helping two tribes with casino projects. The tribe is loaning $48 million to the Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians in Wisconsin. The money will be used...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe won't stop Class II games (07/22)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma won't stop gaming at its facility in New Mexico, Chairman Jeff Houser said. The tribe has been offering paper bingo games at the Apache Homelands Entertainment Center. The...

Flag incident at Cherokee casino under review (07/21)

A non-Indian musician was arrested for allegedly trampling the U.S. flag during a performance at a Cherokee Nation casino last week. Marion Gooding III performed with his band, Smunty Voje, at the tribe's casino in...

Santa Ana Pueblo restarts casino expansion (07/20)

Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico is restarting work on a $25 million casino expansion. The tribe was going to add a hotel to the Santa Ana Star Casino but the project was halted amid...

South Dakota tribe worried about Iowa casino (07/20)

A study commissioned by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe says a proposed casino in Iowa will hurt the state of South Dakota. The Royal River Casino depends on business from the Sioux Falls area. That's...

Quechan Nation seeks new casino executives (07/20)

The Quechan Nation is searching for three new executives for its recently opened casino. The Quechan Casino Resort just opened in February. But the tribe has already lost its chief executive officer and executive marketing...

Coeur d'Alene Tribe sets $75M casino expansion (07/16)

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho will spend $75 million to expand the Coeur d’Alene Casino, Indian Country Today reports. The project will add 105 hotel rooms, a fitness center, a 15,000-square-foot spa and...

Eastern Cherokees expanding hotel at casino (07/15)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians broke ground on an expansion project at Harrah's Cherokee in North Carolina. The tribe will be adding another hotel tower to the facility, making it the largest hotel...

Tribal casinos in trouble amid economic woes (07/15)

Tribal casinos around the nation are in financial trouble due to the lingering recession, business and legal experts told Indian Country Today. The National Indian Gaming Commission reported a slight rise in gaming revenues in...

Town working on Nottawaseppi Huron casino deal (07/10)

Officials in Emmett Township, Michigan, are still working on a casino-related agreement with the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians. The town board was supposed to vote on a cross-deputization agreement with the tribe. The...

Red Lake casino parking under county jurisdiction (07/10)

Law enforcement in Beltrami County, Minnesota, will have jurisdiction over the parking lot at the new Red Lake Nation casino. But county deputies won't have authority to enter the $18 million casino itself because it...

Cherokee casino transitions to Hard Rock name (07/07)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is about to become a part of the Hard Rock family. The tribe's casino in Catoosa will change its name to the Hard Rock Casino Tulsa. The transition will be...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band set for casino debut (07/07)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians is moving closer to the opening of the tribe's casino in Michigan. An exact date hasn't been specified but the FireKeepers Casino is expected to open in...

Omaha treasurer suspended after casino closure (07/06)

The treasurer of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska was suspended following the closure of the tribe's casino in Iowa. Tribal members demanded the removal of Ansley Griffin, The Sioux City Journal reported. They blamed him...

Kevin Abourezk: NIGC urged Omaha casino closure (07/01)

"The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska closed a casino it operates near Onawa, Iowa, Tuesday, laying off about 185 employees. Jim Hunt, general manager of CasinOmaha, said the tribal council decided to close the casino...

Omaha Tribe closes casino, lays off workers (06/30)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has closed its Class III facility in Iowa, resulting in the layoffs of 185 employees. Operations at CasinOmaha will be suspended indefinitely while the tribe renovates the facility. Employees were...

Jackson Rancheria shuts down parts of casino (06/26)

The Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California has shut down parts of its casino and has canceled all remaining concerts due to safety concerns. The tribe has closed 45 of the 67 hotel rooms,...

Pojoaque Pueblo misses casino bond payment (06/25)

Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico wasn't able to make a monthly payment on the $245 million bond for its new casino resort, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The tribe is working with note holders...

Poarch Creeks promote new casino with blimp (06/23)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is hoping to attract more customers with a new promotional tool. The Alabama tribe launched a 178-foot blimp to promote the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel across the...

Montana tribe completing work on casino resort (06/19)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana are finishing up work on renovations at its casino resort. The tribe is completing work on the gaming floor, restaurant, lounge and motel at the KwaTaqNuk Resort....

Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans $75M casino expansion (06/15)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho announced plans for a $75 million expansion of its casino. The project will add 105 hotel rooms, new restaurants and a luxury spa to the Coeur d’Alene Casino...

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation adds golf to casino (06/15)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will be adding a golf course to its casino in Kansas. The tribe is working Navajo/Pueblo golfer Notah Begay III on the project. The 18-hold Firekeeper Golf Course is the...

Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation to expand casino (06/12)

The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation of North Dakota will break ground on Monday on a $3 million casino expansion. The tribe will add 15,000 square-feet to the Spirit Lake Casino and Hotel and remodel another...

Mashantucket Tribe sees delays in Pennsylvania (06/08)

After slot machines were legalized in Pennsylvania, two Connecticut tribes quickly jumped in the game but only one of them has succeeded in opening a facility. The Mohegan Tribe opened a racetrack with slot machines...

Colville Tribes begin work on larger casino structure (06/05)

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington began work on a larger, temporary casino last week. The $7.4 million, 36,000 square-foot structure replaces the Mill Bay Casino. The tribe will hire another...

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe marks 15th casino anniversary (06/03)

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Paragon Casino and Resort. The original name of the facility was the Grand Casino Avoyelles. It now employs 1,600 people. "Those are all...

Middletown Rancheria opens $42.5M casino resort (06/03)

The Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians holds a grand opening for its $42.5 million casino resort this week. The gaming floor at the Twin Pine Casino and Hotel officially opened last Thanksgiving. The hotel...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band brings in slot machines (06/02)

With a grand opening of the FireKeepers Casino two months away, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan rolled in the first slot machines to the facility. The tribe plans to open...

Thousands seek jobs at Nottawaseppi casino (05/28)

More than 28,000 people applied for 1,500 full- and part-time jobs at the Michigan casino being opened by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians. About 2,000 applicants sought jobs at card dealers. Of...

Nottawaseppi Huron not seeking compact revision (05/25)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians is not seeking to revise its Class III gaming compact with Michigan, Chairwoman Laura Spurr said. The tribe agreed to share 2 percent of revenues from the...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band readies first casino (05/20)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians is set to open its first casino in early August. The tribe didn't give an exact date for the opening of the FireKeepers Casino. The $300 million,...

Auburn Community continues casino expansion (05/14)

The United Auburn Indian Community of California expects to complete work on a casino expansion project in mid-2010. The tribe started work on the Thunder Valley Casino last year but stopped construction due to...

Shingle Springs Band eliminates jobs at new casino (05/08)

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has eliminated jobs at its recently opened Red Hawk Casino in northern California. The casino employed 1,750 full-time equivalents when it opened in December. Now it's down to...

Blue Lake Rancheria set to open hotel at casino (05/05)

The Blue Lake Rancheria of California will open a new hotel at the Blue Lake Casino in June. The tribe reduced the size of the project due to the economy. The 102-room hotel was...

Red Lake Nation casinos doing well despite economy (05/04)

Some tribes in Minnesota have reported double-digit drops in gaming revenues but the Red Lake Nation is experiencing a boost in business. According to Minnesota Public Radio, profits at Red Lake casinos were up...

Plans for First Nation casino fall through again (04/28)

Plans for a First Nations casino in Manitoba have fallen through again. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs failed to reach agreement with some landowners over a potential gaming site. The casino would have been located...

Isleta Pueblo lays off 200 employees at casino (04/28)

Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico is laying off 200 employees at its casino. The tribe said it is cutting jobs at the Isleta Resort and Casino in order to save $1 million. That's about 16...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band readies first casino (04/27)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians will open Michigan's 22nd casino this summer. The FireKeepers Casino is located along a major highway. It will feature machines, table games and poker tables and five dining...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe to start bingo in New Mexico (04/09)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma will start paper bingo games at its casino in southern New Mexico. The tribe opened the Apache Homelands Casino last year. The facility is located on trust land...

Thousands flock to new Muscogee Nation casino (04/01)

Thousands of people attended the grand opening of the new Muscogee (Creek) Nation casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday. The 300,000 square-foot River Spirit Casino filled up quickly after Chief A.D. Ellis opened the doors...

Thousands expected at Muscogee Nation casino (03/31)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma opens its $195 million casino the public this morning. The tribe expects thousands at the new River Spirit Casino in Tulsa. The facility replaces and older one at...

Navajo Nation boosts slot machines at casino (03/30)

The Navajo Nation is already expanding its first casino, just a few months after opening the facility. The tribe added 135 new slot machines to the Fire Rock Navajo Casino near Gallup, New Mexico. That...

Muscogee Nation set for debut of $195M casino (03/30)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma will open a $195 million casino to the public tomorrow. The tribe broke ground on the River Spirit Casino four years ago. "I've been in it from the...

Chickasaw Nation expands casino near Texas (03/27)

The Chickasaw Nation has expanded what is already the largest casino in Oklahoma, a site just a few miles away from the Texas border. The WinStar World Casino now features more than 500,000 square-feet...

Coyote Valley casino expansion on hold (03/26)

After spending more than $12 million on the project, the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California has put a $50 million casino expansion on hold. The tribe is waiting for the economy...

Gila River Tribe to open new casino in November (03/23)

The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona plans to open a new casino on November 1. The $200 million Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino replaces an older, nearby facility. It boasts more slot...

Navajo Nation considers site for second casino (03/20)

The Navajo Nation is considering three sites for its second casino. The tribe opened the Fire Rock Navajo Casino last November. The facility near Gallup, New Mexico, has exceeded expectations. Potential locations for a second...

Mississippi Choctaws laid off 70 casino employees (03/19)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians laid off 77 casino employees in its latest round of job cuts. The jobs were eliminated with the shortening of hours at the Golden Moon Casino. The facility is...

Work continues on Nottawaseppi casino (03/18)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians will open a casino along one of Michigan's busiest highways this summer. The $300 million FireKeepers Casino, on I-94 in Battle Creek, will boost the economy,...

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes set for casino opening (03/17)

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho opens a new casino on Wednesday. The Sage Hills Travel Center and Casino features a gaming floor, cafe, travel center and convenience store. The facility employs about 40 people. The...

Salt River Tribe creates 1600 jobs for new casino (03/13)

The economy is down and people are out of jobs but the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona is hiring. Construction on the new Casino Arizona has put 1,000 people to work. Another 600...

Oneida Nation begins $4.1M renovation at casino (03/04)

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is spending $4.1 million to upgrade the gaming floor and hotel at one of its casinos. The Oneida Casino and adjoining Radisson Hotel & Conference Center will see a...

Alturas Rancheria says casino opening not near (02/24)

The Alturas Rancheria of California says rumors about a casino opening are untrue. The tribe plans to open a casino in Yreka. But after breaking ground on the project, only a smoke shop has opened...

Auburn Community to resume work on casino hotel (02/19)

The United Auburn Indian Community of California will resume work on a hotel at its casino. The tribe halted construction at the Thunder Valley Casino amid the downturn in the economy. Work will start...

Pala Band expands casino amid economic concerns (02/19)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California expects to open a major expansion of its casino by the end of May. The tribe began work on the Pala Casino Spa and Resort last...

New Poarch Creek casino already expanding (02/18)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is already expanding its new casino in Atmore, Alabama. The tribe opened the $240 million Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in January. The facility features a 50,000 square-foot...

Pojoaque Pueblo off to slow start with big casino (02/17)

The leader of Pojoaque Pueblo says his tribe's $245 million resort in northern New Mexico is off to a slow start amid the national economic recession. But Gov. George Rivera said the tribe is meeting...

Thousands flock to new Quechan Nation casino (02/16)

Thousands attended the opening of the new Quechan Nation casino near Yuma, Arizona, on Friday. Customers lined up at 7am to enter the $214 million Quechan Casino Resort. "In my 30 years in the...

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to open first casino (02/13)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington will open its first casino in March. The 7,000 square-foot Elwha River Casino features Class II machines. The tribe spent $4 million on the facility and is putting...

Quechan Nation set for opening of $214M casino (02/12)

The Quechan Nation opens its $214 million casino on Friday. The tribe broke ground on the Quechan Casino Resort near Yuma in June 2007. Completion was nearly threatened by the downturn in the economy but...

Seminole Tribe to unveil $22M casino expansion (02/11)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida opens a $22 million expansion of one of its casinos on Thursday. The tribe nearly doubled the size of the Seminole Casino Immokalee. The facility now includes a deli-style...

Agua Caliente Band to debut $76M casino arena (02/10)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California will debut a $76 million performance arena at one of its casinos this week. With just 2,001 seats, The Show at the Agua Caliente Casino...

Gun Lake casino backer plans to file for bankruptcy (02/09)

The company behind the casino for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, plans to file for bankruptcy in March, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. But Station Casinos says the filing won't affect plans...

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes re-evaluate casino plans (02/06)

The sour economy has prompted the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho to re-evaluate its gaming plans. The tribe is committed to building a large resort off a major interstate, a casino executive said. But the...

Muscogee Nation to open new casino on March 31 (02/05)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma will open a new casino on March 31. The $195 million, 300,000 square-foot River Spirit Casino, currently known as Creek Nation Casino, is located in Tulsa. "It's a...

Poarch Band debuts hotel and plans casino expansion (02/03)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama opened the hotel at its new casino over the weekend as it announced plans to expand the facility. The 236-room hotel was already booked to capacity...

Thousands seek Nottawaseppi Huron casino jobs (01/30)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians began accepting applications for 1,500 jobs at its new casino in Michigan last week and the response has been overwhelming. Over 15,000 people are seeking employment...

Quechan Nation plans February 13 casino opening (01/28)

The Quechan Nation appears to have resolved its financial worries and will open a new casino on February 13. The tribe completed most of the work on the $214 million Quechan Casino Resort last...

Editorial: Bad bets for Catskills casinos in New York (01/27)

"Wow. Talk about playing long shots. Talk about dreaming dangerously. The push to bring gambling to the Catskills is on anew, with three state legislators from the region and near it showing the go-for-broke sort...

Little Traverse Bay Bands makes casino layoffs (01/21)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians laid off 80 more employees at its Michigan casino. The cuts at the Odawa Casino Resort are the second the tribe has made in five months. Officials...

Nottawaseppi Huron casino set to open in August (01/19)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatom Indians of Michigan will open a casino in August. The tribe plans to hire 1,500 people for the FireKeepers Casino. Applications are being accepted online starting on January 22....

Column: Poarch Creek casino will worsen problems (01/13)

"Tuesday’s opening of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel has generated excitement throughout town and the greater Gulf Coast region. Area citizens are amazed that such an establishment has been constructed in Atmore. Like...

Saginaw Chippewa casino doing well after a year (01/12)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe has become the second-largest employer in Arenac County, Michigan, with its newest casino. The Saganing Eagles Landing Casino opened a year ago. The facility employs 314 people, second only to...

Editorial: Poarch Band slides down slippery slope (01/12)

"The Poarch Creeks' new casino, which opened Tuesday in Atmore, offers patrons more than 1,600 gambling machines with names like "Wheel of Fortune," "Double Diamond" and "Triple Lucky 7's." If they sound familiar, it's probably...

Wyandotte Nation marks first anniversary of casino (01/09)

The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma quietly celebrated the one-year anniversary of its casino in Kansas. The tribe opened the 7th Street Casino in downtown Kansas City after years of battles with the state and...

Shingle Springs casino sees 19K visitors a day (01/08)

The new casino owned by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians sees an average of 19,000 visitors a day, an executive said. The Red Hawk Casino opened to large crowds on December 17,...

Red Lake Nation breaks ground on casino expansion (01/08)

The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota broke ground on an expansion of one of its casinos. The new Seven Clans Casino will replace a smaller facility. It will be the closest of the tribe's...

Auburn Community to resume casino expansion (01/08)

The United Auburn Indian Community of California will resume construction on a casino expansion in the coming months. The tribe began work on the Thunder Valley Casino last year but halted work in November amid...

Poarch Band confident casino will survive economy (01/06)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians opens a new casino today but tribal leaders don't think the nation's economic woes will affect business. The $240 million Wind Creek Casino and Hotel only offers Class II...

Poarch Band gets ready to open new casino (01/05)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama will open its new casino tomorrow. The Wind Creek Casino and Hotel features a 50,000 square-foot gaming floor with 1,600 electronic bingo games. The facility includes...

Mississippi Choctaws eliminate 570 gaming jobs (01/05)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will lay off 570 gaming employees and cut back operations at one of its casinos. The tribe cited the economy as one of the reasons for the downsizing. A...
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