Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears (March 22, 2017)

All the pieces are falling into place as the tribe prepares to open the ilani Casino Resort in late April.

Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts (March 20, 2017)

The Connecticut-based tribe lost out to a rival gaming firm owned by billionaire Steve Wynn.

Mohegan Tribe said gaming executive didn't disclose stake in firm (February 21, 2017)

Former president Bobby Soper, who is a tribal citizen, denied hiding anything.

Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute (December 1, 2016)

A federal judge will go ahead with a previously scheduled hearing after the tribe said a settlement wasn't on the horizon.

Former casino worker took $23K from Northern Cheyenne Tribe (November 30, 2016)

Wenonah Sue Wagner is accused of stealing more than $23,000 from the Charging Horse Casino and Bingo in Montana.

Mississippi Choctaws see increase in casino revenue and profit (November 22, 2016)

Chief Phyliss Anderson said revenues are up $11 million and profits are up $2 million.

Jamul Indian Village refutes complaints about casino and alcohol (November 18, 2016)

Opponents are trying to prevent the tribe from securing a liquor license for its southern California casino.

Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association elects vice chair (November 16, 2016)

Jean Ann Blalock, a member of the Quapaw Tribe, was sworn into her position during the organization's fall meeting.

Former employee of Winnebago Tribe's casino sentenced for theft (November 1, 2016)

Mark Hanan won't be serving any prison time but was ordered to repay more than $12,000 to his former employer.

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe (October 12, 2016)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.

Muscogee Nation investigates suspected abduction at casino (October 11, 2016)

Details are sketchy but the incident occurred over the weekend at the River Spirit Casino Resort.

Ex-casino manager for Chitimacha Tribe admits giving bonus to chairman (October 5, 2016)

Chairman O'Neal Darden remains under indictment for allegedly accepting an unauthorized bonus from the Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

Eastern Cherokee gaming board member removed after dispute (October 5, 2016)

Angela Kephart blamed Chief Patrick Lambert for cutting her term short.

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake takes action on online gaming (September 28, 2016)

The decision came after extended talks with the state of New Jersey about illegal gambling websites.

Chumash Tribe enters agreement for law enforcement at casino (August 30, 2016)

The California tribe is investing more than $530,000 in the first year alone.

Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill (August 17, 2016)

The Republican presidential candidate once attacked tribes on tax issues but avoided paying his own tax bill for years.

Ho-Chunk Nation secures approval to offer liquor at gaming facility (August 12, 2016)

Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison was the only tribal casino in Wisconsin that wasn't allowed to serve liquor.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe announces a new general manager for casino (August 4, 2016)

A new partnership with the Mohegan Tribe is already benefiting the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe's gaming facility.

Eastern Cherokee casino board member protests reduction in term (August 3, 2016)

Gaming enterprise board member Angela Kephart continues to stir controversy on the reservation.

Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarter (August 3, 2016)

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.

Ex-employee pleads guilty to theft from Winnebago Tribe's casino (August 2, 2016)

Mark Hannan, 20, admitted he stole between $11,000 and $15,000 by create fake jackpots at the Native Star Casino and pocketing -- literally -- the proceeds.

Appeals court upholds conviction in Choctaw Nation corruption case (August 2, 2016)

The case was unusual by several accounts and even drew testimony from the tribe's longtime former chief and his hand-picked successor.

National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry (July 20, 2016)

Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.

Former Sac and Fox Nation casino employee sentenced for theft (July 19, 2016)

David Collins, 32, was the manager of the players club at the tribe's casino in Kansas.

Chasing the Dream: The impact of Indian gaming in North Dakota (July 1, 2016)

Four tribes operate casinos in the state and they generated about $237 million in revenues in 2014.

Eastern Cherokee youth push for change in gaming per capita (June 30, 2016)

Leaders of the North Carolina tribe accepted a proposal to stagger payments for minors, a move that comes with economic benefits.

Donald Trump approved Indian gaming attack ads in New York (June 30, 2016)

The campaign was aimed at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, whose leaders were pursuing a casino that conflicted with the real estate mogul's interests.

Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus (June 20, 2016)

O’Neal Darden Jr., who was elected last July, turned himself in to face charges in Louisiana state court.

First Nations in Saskatchewan report $258M in gaming revenues (June 7, 2016)

Earnings were $86.3 million at the six Native casinos, representing a 2.6 percent increase from the year prior.

National Indian Gaming Commission cites Seminole Nation again (June 1, 2016)

The Oklahoma tribe was hit with yet another notice of violation, the latest in a string of enforcement actions that date to the late 1990s.

Former Winnebago Tribe casino employee denies theft charge (May 25, 2016)

Mark Hannan allegedly stole $15,000 in cash from the Native Star Casino on the Nebraska portion of the reservation.

Donald Trump claims 'Jack Abrahamoff scandal' proves he was right about tribes (May 23, 2016)

The Republican presidential candidate's campaign manager in fact was a player in a scam that sent his boss -- a member of Congress -- to prison.

Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming (May 19, 2016)

If the presumptive GOP nominee wins the presidency, he will hold considerable sway over the $28.5 billion and growing tribal casino industry.

Eastern Cherokee judge dismisses lawsuit filed by fired gaming officials (May 13, 2016)

Chief Patrick Lambert fired the commissioners in one of his first actions after taking office last year.

National Indian Gaming Commission selects first vice chair in years (May 4, 2016)

Kathryn Isom-Clause, a member of Taos Pueblo, was selected for the post by her colleagues.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises rejection of rival casino bid (April 28, 2016)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 4 to 1 to deny a license for a commercial proposal less than 20 miles from the tribe's First Light Resort and Casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disputes rival's casino market study (April 26, 2016)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to decide whether to move forward with a project less than 20 miles from the tribe's site.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits decision on rival casino plan (April 20, 2016)

The tribe has warned the Massachusetts Gaming Commission not to approve the $675 million project, which would be less than 20 miles from the First Light Resort and Casino.

Ex-employee of Grand Traverse Band blames theft on gambling addiction (April 13, 2016)

Michael Gerard Buchanan admitted that he purchased electronic equipment using tribal funds and sold the items without authorization.

Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' games (April 13, 2016)

Some lawmakers say the devices look more like slot machines, which only tribes have the right to operate.

Eastern Cherokees remove three gaming regulators after dispute (April 5, 2016)

The North Carolina tribe's gaming agency was in turmoil after hiring their former chief as the executive director.

Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate (March 29, 2016)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to make a decision on the rival project in late April.

Casino company in battle with tribes gears up two major projects (March 28, 2016)

MGM Resorts International is building a $950 million casino in Massachusetts and is preparing to open a $1.3 billion casino resort right outside of Washington, D.C.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe responds to doubts on gaming plan (March 22, 2016)

A lawsuit won't deter a groundbreaking on the First Light Resort and Casino and a gaming giant has stepped up with enough financing to finish the first phase by the summer of 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on rival casino project (March 18, 2016)

The tribe plans to break ground on the First Light Casino and Resort in early April as Massachusetts regulators debate whether to approve a rival project less than 20 miles away.

Seminole Nation develops plan to address issues raised by NIGC (March 16, 2016)

The tribe hopes to avoid a notice of violation, closure order or additional fines, Chief Leonard Harjo said.

Eastern Cherokees seek more tribal preference for casino work (March 16, 2016)

According to business owner Ernest Tiger, only four of the 530 of the vendors at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort are certified by the Tribal Employee Rights Office.

Leader of Fond du Lac Band decries 'lynch mobbing' in casino spat (March 14, 2016)

Interim Chairman Wally Dupuis said he paid for his campaign mailers out of his own pocket and said other candidates have hired the same printing firm as the one used by the Minnesota tribe's casino.

Chairman of Fond du Lac Band denies gaming license was revoked (March 11, 2016)

A rival candidate is accusing interim leader Wally Dupuis of using tribal casino resources to promote his election bid.

Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (March 2, 2016)

Developer Neil Bluhm is financing a lawsuit that questions whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can place land in trust for the tribe.

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