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Winnebago Tribe breaks ground on expansion of casino in Iowa (12/17)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska broke ground on a $16 million expansion of its casino in Iowa. The tribe is adding a 78-room hotel to WinnaVegas. Construction is expected to finish by November 2011. "I...

Seminole Tribe spending $275M to expand its casino enterprise (12/17)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is spending $275 million to expand its gaming facilities. Most of the money, $125 million, will go towards the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. As part of the project, the tribe...

Michigan tells Bay Mills Indian Community to shut down casino (12/17)

Michigan attorney general Mike Cox is telling the Bay Mills Indian Community to shut down its off-reservation casino. The tribe says it's entitled to open a casino in Vanderbilt in connection with a land claim...

Mississippi Choctaws prepare for Monday opening of new casino (12/16)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians opens the doors to the Bok Homa Casino on Monday morning. The tribe spent $18 million on the 27,000 square-foot facility. It's located in the Bogue Homa Community,...

Omaha Tribe hosts grand opening for casino closed in June 2009 (12/16)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is back in the gaming business. The tribe shut down Casino Omaha in June 2009 amid regulatory concerns and the recession. But after hiring a new gaming executive and making...

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe ready for $7.5M expansion of casino (12/15)

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington plans to break ground on a $7.5 million expansion of the 7 Cedars Casino in March 2011. The tribe is adding 5,000 square-feet to the facility. There will be...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe sees most gaming patrons from Missouri (12/14)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma says 70 percent of its casino patrons come from Missouri. The Bordertown Casino is only a couple of miles from the Missouri border. The tribe is building a...

Editorial: Market dictates success of Mississippi Choctaw casino (12/13)

"The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is set to open its new Bok Homa casino on Dec. 20 near Sandersville in Jones County. The controversial casino - dubbed by vocal opponent Gov. Haley Barbour as...

Editorial: Bay Mills off-reservation casino sets a bad precedent (12/10)

"In a move that stretches the idea of tribal landholdings beyond recognition, the Bay Mills Indian Community has put 38 slot machines in a building in Vanderbilt. The tribe intends to double the number of...

IPR: Bay Mills expands off-reservation casino amid legal issues (12/10)

"A small casino that just opened last month in Vanderbilt is already growing. The Gaylord Herald Times reports leaders of the Bay Mills Indian Community are building on to the small facility, even as questions...

Navajo Nation moves forward with plan for flagship gaming facility (12/08)

The Navajo Nation is moving forward with plans for its biggest gaming facility. The tribe recently acquired about 406 acres off a major interstate in Arizona. The Navajo Nation Council approved a resolution to pave...

Bay Mills Indian Community doubles size of off-reservation casino (12/08)

The Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan is already expanding its controversial off-reservation casino. The tribe opened the 1,200 square-foot facility on November 3. A 1,400 square-foot addition will more than double the size of...

Gun Lake Tribe receives first shipment of slot machines for casino (12/07)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, received the first delivery of slot machines for new its new casino. The Gun Lake Casino will feature 1,450...

Mississippi Choctaws announce general manager for new facility (12/06)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians hired Bryce A. Warren to serve as general manager of the tribe's new gaming facility. Warren previously ran the Silver Star Hotel and Casino for the tribe. Now...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe cites favorable conditions for new casino (12/03)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is taking advantage of low interest rates and low construction costs for its new casino. The tribe hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the $85 million project on Tuesday. Chief...

Editorial: Mississippi Choctaw casino will bring boost to economy (12/02)

"Despite opposition from some in Jones County, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is moving ahead with plans to open the Bok Homa Casino near Sandersville. Instead of complaining about the opening of the casino,...

IPR: Little Traverse Bay Bands stay afloat with gaming debt deal (12/02)

"A struggling northern Michigan Indian nation has reached a deal with its bondholders that will save the tribe more than $80 million dollars. The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians borrowed the money back...

Agua Caliente Band closes poker room, makes lay-offs at casino (12/01)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California closed down the poker room at one of its casino and made an unspecified number of layoffs. No reason was given for the closure but the...

Little Traverse Bay Bands restructure $143M in debt from casino (12/01)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan announced a restructuring of $143 million in gaming debt. The tribe secured the financing to open the $122 million Odawa Casino Resort in 2007. But...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $85M gaming complex (12/01)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma broke ground on an $85 million gaming facility. The project includes a hotel and casino. It's expected to open in January 2013. The casino will be located just a...

Editorial: Mississippi Choctaws stood up for their rights to casino (12/01)

"The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians chose to quietly ignore the protests, the legal challenges and the political theater and proceed with construction of the facility after reviewing what they believe is their sovereign right...

Gun Lake Tribe cuts off applications for most positions at casino (11/30)

Note: Over 7,000 people applied for jobs. The 2,000 figure in the first version of this post came from a prior story. The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun...

Mississippi Choctaws plan December 20 opening for new casino (11/29)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will open a new gaming facility on December 20. The 27,000-square-foot Bok Homa Casino will feature about 775 slot machines, two electronic blackjack machines, an electronic roulette machine and...

Winnebago Tribe hosts ribbon-cutting for $3M casino renovation (11/24)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is hosting ribbon-cutting ceremony today for its casino in Iowa. The tribe spent $3 million on renovations at WinnaVegas. The building is 18 years old, The Sioux City Journal reported....

San Pasqual Band finishes construction on $72M hotel at casino (11/15)

The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians has finished work on a hotel at the Valley View Casino in southern California. The tribe spent $72 million on the project. Work took more than two years...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe continues work on $120M gaming expansion (11/15)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona is busy working on a $120 million expansion of the Casino Del Sol. The tribe is adding a 10-story hotel with more than 200 rooms to the facility. There...

Omaha Tribe gets ready to reopen casino after nearly two years (11/11)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is getting ready to reopen its gaming facility in Iowa. The tribe closed CasinOmaha on June 30, 2009. There were fears that it would never reopen but a grand...

Navajo Nation expects to start work on flagship casino next year (11/10)

The Navajo Nation has opened two casinos but a new one in Arizona is expected to be the biggest so far. The tribe plans to spend $100 million on the casino near Twin Arrows. The...

Little Traverse Bay Bands ends payment to state in casino dispute (11/09)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians won't be sharing any money with the state as long as another tribe's off-reservation casino remains open. Under its Class III gaming compact, the tribe makes a...

Bay Mills Indian Community defends legality of gaming operation (11/08)

The Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan says its new gaming facility is operating within the law. According to the tribe, the site in Vanderbilt sits on "qualified Indian lands." But other tribes say the...

Bay Mills Indian Community mum following purchase of more land (11/05)

The Bay Mills Indian Community is keeping Michigan guessing about its gaming plans. On Wednesday, the tribe opened an off-reservation casino on land that apparently hasn't been taken into trust. That same day, the tribe...

Pokagon Band begins work on second gaming facility in Michigan (11/05)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians began work last week on the tribe's second casino in Michigan. The Four Winds North will be a smaller version of the Four Winds Casino that the tribe opened...

MPR: Family accuses Red Lake Nation of stealing land for a casino (11/05)

"Some members of an Ojibwe family in Warroad say the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe is evicting them from land they've lived on for generations, so the tribe can use the property for its casino....

Mississippi Choctaws to offer limited gaming in new events center (11/04)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will continue to offer some gaming at its new events center. The tribe is converting most of the floor space at the Golden Moon Casino into a venue for...

Michigan tribes push for closure of Bay Mills off-reservation casino (11/04)

The Bay Mills Indian Community opened an off-reservation casino in Vanderbilt, Michigan, on Wednesday but other tribes aren't happy about it. In a joint statement, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, the...

Bay Mills Indian Community opens off-reservation casino after all (11/03)

The Bay Mills Indian Community has opened an off-reservation casino in Vanderbilt, Michigan. The tribe recently purchased 45 acres near a major interstate. Chairman Jeff Parker said the land would be used for hunting but...

Mississippi Choctaws converting gaming facility into event center (11/02)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is making changes at one of its gaming facilities. The tribe already reduced the hours of operation at the Golden Moon Casino. Now it's going to be used as...

Mescalero Apache Nation opens gaming facility inside ski lodge (10/28)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico is opening a gaming facility at its ski resort. The lodge at Ski Apache will offer slot machines. "So, you can come up and ski and play some...

Mississippi Choctaws still looking to fill positions at new casino (10/28)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has hired about 184 people for its new casino and is still looking to fill more positions. About 1,000 people have filed applications for the Bok Homa Casino. The...

More than 2000 file online applications for Gun Lake casino jobs (10/26)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is seeing a lot of interest in employment at its forthcoming casino. More than 2,000 people have filed applications...

Navajo Nation 'excited' with numbers from new gaming facility (10/18)

The Navajo Nation opened its second gaming facility last week and is already seeing a strong response from the community. Traffic has been backed up on the road leading to the Flowing Water Navajo...

Gun Lake Tribe plans to hire at least 700 people for first casino (10/14)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, plans to hire at least 700 people for its first casino. Tribal members and people who participated in a job...

Mississippi Choctaws set to hire over 300 people at new casino (10/14)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians plan to hire more than 300 people to work at the tribe's new gaming facility. The Bok Homa Casino will open in late December. The $18 million, 27,000-square-foot facility...

Navajo Nation hosts grand opening for Class II gaming facility (10/13)

The Navajo Nation opens the doors to its second gaming facility today. The Flowing Water Navajo Casino in Hogback, New Mexico, features 120 Class II machines. The 11,000-square-foot facility cost $3.1 million. "This is small...

Red Cliff Band hosts ground-breaking ceremony for new casino (10/06)

The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin is ready to break ground on a new casino resort. The 77,000 square-foot Legendary Waters Resort and Casino at Red Cliff will feature...

Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe working on casino renovation project (10/01)

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin is nearly finished with a $100 million casino renovation project. The tribe added a new hotel, business center, coffee shop, 24-hour fitness center and meeting rooms to the North Star...

Red Lake Nation partners with First Nations for Manitoba casino (10/01)

The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota is helping the First Nations of Manitoba with a new casino. The Red Lake Gaming Enterprises will receive a management and developmental fee during the construction of the $41...

First Nations in Manitoba to start construction on gaming facility (09/30)

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is hosting a groundbreaking on a new First Nations casino that is reportedly being financed by a U.S. tribe. The $40 million Spirit Sands Casino will be owned by all...

Navajo Nation seeks off-reservation land transfer for new casino (09/30)

The Navajo Nation is seeking off-reservation land for a casino in Arizona. Under the Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act, the tribe can acquire federal and private land off the reservation as long as it meets certain conditions....

Navajo Nation prepares for debut of second casino on October 13 (09/27)

The Navajo Nation will open its second casino on October 13. The Flowing Waters Navajo Casino is located in Hogback, New Mexico, near Farmington. The facility will offer Class II games. "We are all excited...

Editorial: Even more doubts facing Cowlitz Tribe's casino proposal (09/24)

"While the federal government continues its lengthy process to determine if the Cowlitz Tribe may build a mega-casino near La Center, the growing question is whether the tribe will ever find the money to do...

Kiowa Tribe celebrates opening of its second casino in Oklahoma (09/24)

The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma celebrated the opening of its second casino in Oklahoma. Julia Tsonetokoy Wolf, 94, the oldest living tribal member, cut the ribbon for the Kiowa Casino Verden. Kiowa warriors and drum...

Cherokee Nation set to debut events center at Hard Rock casino (09/21)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will open an events center at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa on September 30. The Joint is a $20 million, 45,000-square-foot facility with seating for 2,700. It will...

Leech Lake Band completes casino and hotel renovation project (09/20)

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota completed a two-month renovation of the Palace Casino and Hotel. The tribe asked customers for suggestions to improve the facility, which is housed in a building...

Skokomish Tribal Nation reopens casino after temporary closure (09/16)

The Skokomish Tribal Nation of Washington reopened its casino in July after a temporary 10-month closure. The tribe slimmed down operations at the Lucky Dog Casino, leaving just 130 electronic gaming machines. The casino employs...

Omaha Tribe warns of permanent closure of Iowa gaming facility (09/16)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska might not reopen its casino in Iowa. The tribe was supposed to reopen the Casino Omaha early next month. But CEO William Walsh told KCAU-TV that the date has been...

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation suspends work for casino event center (09/16)

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California has dropped plans for an event center at the Cache Creek Casino Resort. The tribal council cited the uncertain economy as the reason for killing the project. It...

Red Cliff Band set to begin construction on $23.5M casino resort (09/14)

The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin is ready to break ground on a $23.5 million casino resort. The tribe is adding a hotel, event center and more gaming space to...

Editorial: Eastern Cherokees have bright future with casino venue (09/09)

"Harrah’s Cherokee Casino unveiled its latest edition – a 3,000-plus seat Event Center – on Friday night, and the future of live entertainment in western North Carolina is a bright one. The new facility is...

Passamaquoddy Tribe sees a successful month at Class II facility (09/09)

The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township in Maine said it's new Class II facility is paying off. The tribe opened the facility, which offers bingo games and 50 electronic gaming machines, last month. The high-stakes...

Seminole Tribe continues to expand Hard Rock gaming enterprise (09/07)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is expanding two of its Hard Rock gaming facilities. The tribe is adding restaurants, shops and more gaming space to the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The facility is more than...

Tigua Tribe converts shuttered casino into a free concert venue (09/03)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas wants people to know that its gaming facility is still open even after all the legal battles with the state. The tribe was forced to remove the gaming machines...

Winnebago Tribe gains approval to expand parking lot at casino (09/01)

The Winnebago Tribe will move forward with a $3 million expansion of its casino in Iowa. The tribe is adding a hotel and expanding a parking lot at WinnaVegas. The hotel will be on...

Yankton Sioux Tribe breaks ground on expansion project at casino (08/31)

The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota broke ground on a $10 million casino expansion project. The Fort Randall Casino and Hotel will be expanded in three phases. The first phase includes a new gaming...

Choctaw Nation starts offering alcohol at its newest casino resort (08/31)

Alcohol is now available at the newest Choctaw Nation casino in Oklahoma. Restaurants and bars at the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant are offering liquor. Drinks are also available on the gaming floor. "You...

Editorial: Umatilla Tribes take brave step with expansion of casino (08/30)

"The state and national economy remains depressing. Folks are rightfully concerned about getting or keeping a job, and making ends meet as wages remain stagnant and prices rise. Many are fearful of what looms...

La Jolla Band plans for new casino with new gaming partner (08/27)

The La Jolla Band of Mission Indians of California plans to build a casino on its reservation with a new partner. The tribe is working with Panther Partners of Florida. Plans call for a 480,000...

Navajo Nation finalizes $5.3M loan to begin work on new casinos (08/25)

The Navajo Nation finalized a $5.3 million loan to build two more gaming facilities on the reservation. The tribe will spend about $3.3 million on a casino in Tse Daa K'aan, New Mexico. Another $2...

Deal of the Week: Eastern Cherokees bet on big casino expansion (08/25)

"Lady Antebellum and Hank Williams Jr. will be the headliners on Labor Day weekend when Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina opens a 3,000-seat event center. The owners,...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band pays off gaming loan four years early (08/24)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi of Michigan paid off a $35 million gaming loan four years early. The tribe secured the financing to buy 2,680 slot machines for the FireKeepers Casino. Just...

Navajo Nation prepares to start work on second gaming facility (08/13)

The Navajo Nation expects to break ground on its second casino this fall. The facility will be located in Upper Fruitland, near Farmington, New Mexico. Plans are still being finalized for the project. The tribe...

Eastern Cherokees see lower revenues from alcohol at casino (08/11)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians says revenues from liquor sales at its casino are lower than expected. Tribal members legalized alcohol at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino last year. Supporters hoped to see as much...

County to hold public hearing on Winnebago Tribe's casino plan (08/11)

The Winnebago Tribe will appear before another public hearing in Woodbury County, Iowa, to explain its casino plan. The tribe is adding a hotel and expanding a parking lot at the WinnaVegas. The hotel will...

Large non-Indian gaming facility in Alabama closes amid threat (08/10)

Victoryland, the largest non-Indian gaming facility in Alabama, closed on Monday but its owner promised a court fight to keep operating electronic machines. Victoryland at one point offered 6,400 electronic machines. Gov. Bob Riley (R)...

Red Cliff Band gets loan from Shakopee Tribe to build a new casino (08/03)

The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin has secured a $23.5 million loan to build a new casino. The Isle Vista Casino and Hotel will be located on the shores...

Pokagon Band compact authorizes up to three casinos in Michigan (07/29)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians can open up to three casinos under its Class III gaming compact with the state. The tribe opened the Four Winds Casino in August 2007. A new "satellite" facility...

Winnebago Tribe to develop emergency plan for expanded casino (07/27)

The Winnebago Tribe will develop an emergency plan as part of an expansion of its casino in Iowa. The tribe plans a four-story, a 78-room hotel at WinnaVegas. The local fire department can only rescue...

Skokomish Tribe reopens casino that closed over economic slump (07/22)

The Skokomish Tribe of Washington has reopened the Lucky Dog Casino after shutting the facility down last year amid the economic recession. The closure forced 120 people out of their jobs. The tribe hired 50...

Gun Lake Tribe shoots for January 2011 opening of delayed casino (07/21)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, hopes to open its casino in January 2011. The tribe secured a $165 million loan to finish the Gun...

Winnebago Tribe seeks zoning change to expand parking at casino (07/21)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is moving forward with plans for a hotel at its casino in Iowa. The tribe plans a 78-room hotel at WinnaVegas, a Class III facility. The project will include the...

Gun Lake Tribe secures $165M loan to finish construction of casino (07/20)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, secured a $165 million loan to finish work on its casino. The tribe broke ground on the Gun Lake Casino...

Iowa governor sought money from groups seeking casino license (07/20)

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) is under investigation for soliciting donations from groups that were bidding for new casino licenses, The Des Moines Register reports. Culver "personally" sought donations from two groups, the paper said....

Ak-Chin Indian Community breaks ground on expansion of casino (07/16)

The Ak-Chin Indian Community broke ground on a $20 million casino expansion project. The tribe will add a five-story hotel with 152 rooms to the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort. The project essentially doubles the...

Winnebago Tribe announces plans to build hotel at Iowa casino (07/01)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska announced plans to build a hotel at its casino. The tribe operates WinnaVegas, a Class III facility, on trust land in Iowa. Part of the project lies on land that...

United Auburn Indian Community debuts new hotel for casino (06/29)

The United Auburn Indian Community of California debuted a new hotel, spa, pool and amphitheater at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort on Monday. The project completed a major expansion of the casino. The tribe hired...

Salt River Tribe delays opening of hotel at casino for fire safety (06/28)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community of Arizona opened the $440 Talking Stick Resort to the public in April but the hotel remains closed due to fire safety issues. The tribe's fire department has withheld a...

Work begins on casino in Iowa opposed by South Dakota tribe (06/23)

Construction begins today on a $120 million casino in Iowa, just a few miles from the South Dakota border. The developers of the Lyon County Casino received approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Cherokee Nation hasn't decided on future of shuttered track (06/21)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma hasn't decided what to do with a shuttered racetrack it purchased last year. The tribe bought the 100-acre Blue Ribbon Downs for $2.5 million. The facility was owned by the...

Gun Lake Tribe won't give opening date for casino underway (06/18)

The Match-E-Be-Nash- She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, won't give an opening date for its casino, a spokesperson said. The tribe broke ground on the Gun...

Isleta Pueblo officially reopens casino as Hard Rock facility (06/14)

Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico officially rebranded its casino as the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Friday. The tribe spent $100 million to upgrade the facility. There's the signature oversized guitar out front, a...

Ak-Chin Indian Community starts expansion of casino hotel (06/10)

The Ak-Chin Indian Community of Arizona broke ground on a $22 million of the hotel at its casino. The tribe will add 152 rooms to the Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino. The project is...

Salt River woman in charge of finances for gaming facilities (06/04)

Patricia Tate, a member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona, serves as chief financial officer for the tribe's two casinos. Tate, 39, oversees the largest Indian gaming enterprise in the state....

Navajo Nation plans $180M casino near Flagstaff in Arizona (06/03)

The Navajo Nation expects to break ground on a $180 million casino near Flasgstaff, Arizona, sometime next year. The casino would be located in Twin Arrows, just off a major interstate. It would be the...

United Auburn Indian Community to host job fair for casino (06/02)

The United Auburn Indian Community of California plans to hire 100 more people at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort. The tribe has already hired 600 people for its newly expanded resort. A 297-room hotel and...

Crow Tribe to use $3M Shakopee loan to build a new casino (06/01)

The Crow Tribe of Montana agreed to the terms of a $3 million that will be used for a new casino. The tribe previously accepted a $2.5 million loan from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux...

Navajo Nation casino reports biggest net win in first quarter (05/31)

The Navajo Nation reported a net win of $11.7 million in the first quarter of 2010, the biggest in the history of the Fire Rock Navajo Casino in New Mexico. Last year, the casino reported...

Coeur d'Alene Tribe spends $75M for renovations at casino (05/28)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho is spending about $75 million to upgrade accommodations and amenities at the Coeur d’Alene Casino. Construction started last year. The project will add 98 hotel rooms, a steakhouse,...

Cherokee Nation ready for opening of eighth gaming facility (05/27)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will open its eighth gaming facility tomorrow. The 10,000 square-foot casino is located in Ramona, about 30 miles north of Tulsa. It employs 100 people. "By building a gaming...

Navajo Nation moves ahead with plans for five new casinos (05/24)

The Navajo Nation plans to build five more casinos, with two expected to open this year. The tribe plans to open a $5 million in Hogback, New Mexico, and a $2.5 million casino in Chinle,...

Passamaquoddy Tribe prepares to open new Class II facility (05/20)

The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township is getting ready to open a Class II casino. The facility will feature 50 electronic gaming machines, a restaurant and a bowling alley. "There is a lot of...

United Auburn Indian Community to debut expanded casino (05/14)

The United Auburn Indian Community of California offered a preview of its expanded Thunder Valley Casino. The tribe expanded the gaming floor and added a 294-room hotel, a spa, 10,000-square-foot entertainment center and a seven-story...

Otoe-Missouria Tribe cleans up casino after tornado damage (05/13)

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma is making repairs to the 7 Clans Paradise Casino, which suffered tornado damage on Monday. No one was hurt when the tornado hit the 40,000-square-feet casino. Power has been...

Eastern Cherokees spend $6.4M to buy land for new casino (05/12)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina is moving forward with a Class II facility. The tribal council authorized the acquisition of nearly 794 acres for $6.4 million. The land is located in...

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe delays plan for casino expansion (05/11)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington has delayed plans to expand its casino. The tribe opened the $4 million Elwha River Casino in March 2009. It currently offers only slot machines. "We opened...

North Dakota tribe adds entertainment options for casino (05/07)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is adding a nightclub to its casino. Entertainment at the 4 Bears Casino & Lodge was previously presented on the gaming floor. But some customers...

Choctaw Nation gains approval for alcohol sales at casino (05/05)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma won approval to sell liquor at its newest casino. All liquor sales will go through Delaware North, a concessions company. Restaurants and bars at the Choctaw Casino and Resort in...

Cherokee Nation plans to open casino event center in fall (05/05)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will open an events center at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa this fall. Cherokee Nation Entertainment CEO David Stewart said the Joint Tulsa should be finished by October....

Colville Tribes open casino miles from the main reservation (05/04)

The Confederated Tribes of the Coville Reservation in Washington opened a new casino over 100 miles from the main reservation. The Mill Bay Casino is located on an Indian allotment. “Some of our people...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band opens clinic for casino workers (04/30)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan opened a health clinic for employees of the FireKeepers Casino. The 766 square-foot facility is located in the back of the casino. A nurse practitioner...

Utah Navajos want to join gaming industry with Class II (04/15)

Members of the Navajo Nation who live in Utah don't want to be left out of the tribe's gaming initiatives. The tribe has seen success with Fire Rock Navajo Casino, a facility near Gallup, New...

Salt River Tribe optimistic for economy with new casino (04/15)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community of Arizona opens the Talking Stick Resort today in a tough economic climate. But casino executives are optimistic the $440 million facility will weather the storm. "We're seeing the country...

Eastern Cherokees on track for casino expansion project (04/14)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina is on track to complete a $633 million expansion of the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. The tribe is adding a 21-story tower and 532 rooms to the...

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe ready to open $450M casino (04/09)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community of Arizona will open a $450 million casino on April 15. The Talking Stick Resort features 240,000 square-feet of gaming space and a hotel with 497 rooms. There's also...

Eastern Cherokee council members protest Class II move (03/25)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina passed a resolution to move forward with a Class II gaming facility but two tribal council members have filed an official protest against the decision. Big...

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe secures $55M for casino project (03/24)

The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin secured $55 million in financing to expand one of its casinos. The tribe is using a $17 million conventional loan and a $38 million Bureau of Indian Affairs...

Seneca Nation still waiting on permanent Buffalo casino (03/17)

The Seneca Nation is waiting for the economy to improve before building a permanent off-reservation casino in Buffalo, New York, tribal leaders said. The tribe halted work on the $333 million Seneca Buffalo Creek...

Seneca Nation unveils temporary expansion of casino (03/16)

The Seneca Nation of New York unveiled a $9 million expansion of its off-reservation casino in downtown Buffalo. The tribe added 5,300 square-feet to the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. There will be nearly double the...

Eastern Cherokees move forward with Class II facility (03/11)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians passed a resolution to look for a sites for a new Class II gaming facility and secure financing for development. The tribe plans to build the facility in Cherokee...

Upper Sioux Community plans $10M casino expansion (03/08)

The Upper Sioux Community of Minnesota plans to spend $10 million on an expansion of the Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort. The tribe plans to add a 15,000 square-feet to the casino, add 80 hotel...

Navajo Nation plans to break ground on second casino (03/03)

The Navajo Nation expects to break ground on a casino near Flagstaff, Arizona, this fall, The Arizona Daily Sun reports. The $180 million facility includes a casino, hotel and spa. It's due to open in...

Cherokee Nation confirms it won't operate horse track (02/25)

The leader of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma confirmed the tribe won't resume horse races at the Blue Ribbon Downs. The tribe bought the property in December for $2.5 million, the Associated Press reported,...

Pinoleville Pomo Nation eyes fifth casino in county (02/18)

The Pinoleville Pomo Nation of California plans to build the fifth tribal casino in Mendocino County, population 90,000. The tribe gained state legislative approval for a casino with up to 900 slot machines. The compact...

Alaska Native backed casino in Las Vegas to shutter (02/17)

Casino Monte Lago, a Las Vegas, Nevada, resort that was originally owned by an Alaska Native regional corporation, will close its doors on March 14. Cook Inlet Region Inc opened the facility in 2003...

Eastern Cherokees bet on $633M expansion at casino (02/16)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hope the economy will improve in time for the opening of a $633 million expansion of the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel in North Carolina. The tribe will...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band to share revenues from casino (02/12)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians will make its first casino payment to local governments in Michigan. The tribe's compact calls for 2 percent of slot machine profits from FireKeepers Casino to be shared...

Fort Mojave Tribe to shutter casino at end of month (02/11)

The Fort Mojave Tribe is shutting down one of its casinos. The Crossing Casino in Arizona will close at the end of the month. Chairman Timothy Williams said the facility wasn't doing well. "The bottom...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band weighs casino expansion (02/11)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan is making plans to expand its casino. FireKeepers Casino opened last August on a 78-acre site. The Battle Creek Enquirer says the tribe has another 40...

Choctaw Nation celebrates opening of $300M casino (02/10)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma celebrated the opening of the $300 million Choctaw Casino and Resort on Tuesday. The casino features 3,000 slot machines, 30 poker tables and 38 table games and 110,000 square-feet of...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe starts work on casino expansion (02/10)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona broke ground on an $80 million expansion of the Casino del Sol near Tucson. The tribe is adding a convention center, a 215-room hotel, a restaurant, a buffet...

Choctaw Nation set for opening of big $300M casino (02/08)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will host a grand opening for the $300 million Choctaw Casino and Resort tomorrow. The facility is located in Durant. Construction took 22 months. "This is something like you'll never...

Crow Tribe owes $400K in casino employment taxes (02/08)

The Crow Tribe of Montana owes $400,000 to the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid employment taxes at the Little Big Horn Casino. The tribe is negotiating payment to the IRS. “The Crow Tribe takes...

Jackson Rancheria honors leader who opened casino (02/05)

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians is celebrating two special birthdays this year. The tribe is marking the 25th anniversary of Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel. The facility began as a bingo hall...

Gun Lake Tribe holds topping out ceremony for casino (02/04)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, held a topping out ceremony for the $157 million Gun Lake Casino last week. The tribe began work on the 83,000-square-foot...

Poarch Creek casino celebrates one year anniversary (02/04)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama says the first year of business at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel has been good. "We have seen growth in our operations despite the downturn...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe sees strong returns at casino (02/02)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is seeing strong business at the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, which marked its second anniversary in January. According to The Bay City Times, the casino took in $67.1...

Mashantucket casino in Pennsylvania hit for delays (01/28)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut faces thousands of dollars in fines and could lose its gaming license for delays associated with the Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia. The tribe and its partners still haven't...

Pinoleville Pomo Nation to start casino work next year (01/27)

After winning state approval of its Class III gaming compact, Pinoleville Pomo Nation of California expects to start construction on its first casino next year. The tribe plans a $50 million, 90,000 square-foot casino...

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation sets expansion for casino (01/25)

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California announced plans to expand the Cache Creek Casino Resort. The tribe previously halted a much larger expansion amid the national recession. But the scaled-back project is already drawing...

Red Lake Nation to hold grand opening for new casino (01/21)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is ahead of schedule with construction of a $157 million casino in Michigan. Work on the Gun Lake Casino began last...

Red Lake Nation to hold grand opening for new casino (01/21)

The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota is holding a grand opening on Friday to christen its new casino. The tribe spent $21 million on the Seven Clans Casino, Hotel and Conference Center. The 70,000...

Cherokee Nation to start construction on another casino (01/19)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will break ground this Thursday on another casino. The 10,000 square-foot casino is located in Ramona, about 30 miles north of Tulsa. It's the tribe's eighth casino. "We have proven...

Gun Lake Tribe on track to open $157M casino in summer (01/19)

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, began construction on a $157 million casino. The 83,000-square-foot Gun Lake Casino is located off a major interstate in Wayland Township,...

Twenty-Nine Palms Band unveils $52M casino renovation (01/15)

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California unveiled a $52 million renovation of the Spotlight 29 Casino on Thursday. The tribe opened the facility 15 years ago. The casino now boasts a...

Choctaw Nation prepares to debut $200M casino resort (01/14)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will open a $200 million casino on February 9. The Choctaw Casino Hotel and Resort is located in Durant. It features a 330-room hotel -- the tallest building in...

Chickasaw Nation takes control of Oklahoma City track (01/11)

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma took control of a commercial racetrack and casino on December 31 and has already been making changes at the facility. The tribe bought Remington Park last year from a company...

Gaming expansion in Pennsylvania benefits two tribes (01/08)

Connecticut's two federally-recognized tribes are ready to capitalize on the expansion of gaming in Pennsylvania. The Mohegan Tribe plans to hire up to 500 people at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the wake...
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