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Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new site
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new site (December 7, 2016)
A scoping meeting -- the first step in a what is expected to be a long process -- takes place December 21.

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino
California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino (November 28, 2016)
Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.

California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts
California | Compacts
California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts (September 22, 2016)
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed 11 compacts with tribes so far in 2016 and resolved a $36.3 million compact dispute with another tribe.

Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute
California | Compacts | Legislation | Litigation
Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute (September 12, 2016)
The tribe is owed the money after being forced into signing a bad deal with the state of California.

Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case
California | Compacts | Legislation | Litigation
Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case (September 1, 2016)
A bill to pay the tribe for its victory in a lawsuit has been sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for his signature.

Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case
California | Compacts | Litigation
Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case (August 24, 2016)
The tribe was overcharged for more slot machines but the state of California has yet to pay up.

Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute
California | Legislation | Litigation
Supreme Court deals setback to tribes in labor sovereignty dispute (June 27, 2016)
Indian Country rallied after two Michigan tribes lost their labor law cases but the nation's highest court won't be taking up the matter.

Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case
California | Compacts | Litigation
Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case (June 27, 2016)
The state of California is still on the hook for paying $36.2 million back to the tribe but a key issue remains on the table.

Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance
California | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance (June 10, 2016)
The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.

Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute
Legislation | Litigation
Indian Country presses Supreme Court to hear labor law dispute (May 31, 2016)
A broad coalition of tribal organizations and even two states are arguing that federal labor law should not be imposed in Indian Country.

9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case (May 24, 2016)
The development sets the stage for a potential appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jamul Indian Village wins county approval for gaming agreement
California | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Jamul Indian Village wins county approval for gaming agreement (April 14, 2016)
The $400 million Hollywood Casino near San Diego, California, is due to open this summer.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casino (March 29, 2016)
The ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals again confirms the legality of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort, which opened in December 2015.

California asks Supreme Court to hear Pauma Band compact case
California | Compacts | Litigation
California asks Supreme Court to hear Pauma Band compact case (March 21, 2016)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the state to pay $36.2 million to the tribe for misrepresentations during the Class III negotiation process.

Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fight
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fight (March 17, 2016)
The northern California tribe has been trying to build a casino for more than 10 years but has been hindered by legal challenges.

Jamul Indian Village still waiting for decision on gaming contract
Business Deals | California | Federal Register | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Jamul Indian Village still waiting for decision on gaming contract (March 14, 2016)
The tribe plans to open a $390 million on its reservation in southern California in July with or without a federally-approved management contract.

Tohono O'odham Nation to open doors to contested casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation to open doors to contested casino (December 18, 2015)
The Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley is located on newly-acquired trust land in Glendale, Arizona.

Pauma Band to add hotel to casino after win in gaming litigation
California | Openings & Closings
Pauma Band to add hotel to casino after win in gaming litigation (December 4, 2015)
The tribe won a $32.6 million judgement against the state of California after being forced to sign a new compact with higher revenue sharing rates.

Tohono O'odham Nation working to open casino next month
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation working to open casino next month (November 12, 2015)
The tribe has filled 400 of 500 permanent positions and has installed nearly half of the 1,089 gaming devices at the Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley in Glendale, Arizona.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in favor of casino
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in favor of casino (November 6, 2015)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals barred the state of Arizona from enforcing a law that would have annexed the tribe's trust property.

Pauma Band celebrates win for $36.2M in compact overpayments
California | Compacts | Litigation
Pauma Band celebrates win for $36.2M in compact overpayments (October 27, 2015)
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is considering an appeal in the long-running dispute.

Pauma Band wins dispute over $36.2M in gaming compact overpayments
California | Compacts | Litigation
Pauma Band wins dispute over $36.2M in gaming compact overpayments (October 26, 2015)
The tribe was paying a higher revenue sharing rate despite not being able to add more gaming machines to its casino.

House won't take up bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
House won't take up bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (October 26, 2015)
Local officials in Arizona objected when the Keep the Promise Act was being pushed for consideration under a process normally reserved for non-controversial bills.

Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino (October 22, 2015)
The Gila River Indian Community has spent $1.64 million on lobbyists so far this year to prevent a new casino from opening in the Phoenix area.

Enterprise Rancheria quiet on casino despite victory in court
California | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Enterprise Rancheria quiet on casino despite victory in court (October 16, 2015)
Plans called for a permanent Class II gaming facility but there is still no timeline for development.

California tribes no longer forced to pay 'fair share' of revenues
California | Compacts
California tribes no longer forced to pay 'fair share' of revenues (September 7, 2015)
Former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger convinced some tribes to sign gaming compacts with a questionable revenue sharing provision.

Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in Alabama
Litigation
Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in Alabama (September 3, 2015)
The state's attempt to dispute the legality of land placed in trust for the tribe in the 1990s was rejected by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in a unanimous decision.

Guidiville Band and gaming partner ordered to pay $1.9M in fees
Business Deals | California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Guidiville Band and gaming partner ordered to pay $1.9M in fees (August 20, 2015)
The tribe is suing the city of Richmond and the federal government over a failed casino project at Point Molate.

Arizona claims immunity in Tohono O'odham Nation casino case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Arizona claims immunity in Tohono O'odham Nation casino case (August 3, 2015)
Gov. Doug Ducey (R), Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Department of Gaming Director Daniel Bergin filed motions to dismiss the new lawsuit.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins round in casino battle with Arizona
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins round in casino battle with Arizona (July 28, 2015)
A federal judge has rejected most of the state's requests to obtain more information about the controversial casino in a suburb of Phoenix.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling
Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling (July 23, 2015)
A rehearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court are possible.

9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker games
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker games (July 22, 2015)
Texas Hold'em games aren't legal under the Idaho Constitution or authorized by the Class III gaming compact.

9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria case
California | Compacts | Litigation
9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria case (July 10, 2015)
The state of California can now ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that's being closely watched across Indian Country.

Court allows lawsuit for incident at Tonto Apache Tribe casino
Litigation | Regulation
Court allows lawsuit for incident at Tonto Apache Tribe casino (July 1, 2015)
Three gamblers who won large sums of money at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino claim their earnings were stolen.

Tohono O'odham Nation defends legality of casino in new case
Business Deals | Litigation | Openings & Closings | Regulation
Tohono O'odham Nation defends legality of casino in new case (June 23, 2015)
The tribe is seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the state from interfering with the West Valley Resort and from retaliating against vendors doing business with the tribe.

Big Lagoon Rancheria awaits move on Class III gaming compact
California | Compacts | Litigation
Big Lagoon Rancheria awaits move on Class III gaming compact (June 11, 2015)
The tribe proved that the state was not negotiating in good faith for a casino on an 11-acre site on the reservation.

California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon case
California | Compacts | Litigation
California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon case (June 10, 2015)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected every one of the state's arguments in the closely-watched case.

Law Article: Big Lagoon Rancheria ruling clears air on casino land
California | Compacts | Litigation
Law Article: Big Lagoon Rancheria ruling clears air on casino land (June 9, 2015)
Big Lagoon is significant because of the court’s recognition that, as a matter of law, Carcieri did not operate to retroactively divest existing trust lands of their legal status.

Law Article: Big Lagoon decision brings certainty to Indian gaming
California | Compacts | Litigation
Law Article: Big Lagoon decision brings certainty to Indian gaming (June 8, 2015)
The ruling restores certainty to the federal government’s recognition of 'Indian lands' and states’ obligations to negotiate gaming compacts in good faith with tribes.

9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute
California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute (June 4, 2015)
By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.

Judge again refuses to stop Jamul Band from building casino
California | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge again refuses to stop Jamul Band from building casino (May 20, 2015)
The tribe expects to open the $360 million Hollywood Casino Jamul sometime this year.

Tulalip Tribes lose litigation over additional Class III machines
Compacts | Litigation
Tulalip Tribes lose litigation over additional Class III machines (April 28, 2015)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state in a dispute over a proposed amendment to the Class III gaming compact.

Redding Rancheria gets a second shot for casino at a larger site
California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Redding Rancheria gets a second shot for casino at a larger site (January 21, 2015)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a mixed victory to the northern California tribe.

9th Circuit rules in dispute over Redding Rancheria gaming site
California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
9th Circuit rules in dispute over Redding Rancheria gaming site (January 20, 2015)
The tribe has offered to close its existing casino and move operations to a larger site.

11th Circuit hears lawsuit over Poarch Creek casino operation
Litigation
11th Circuit hears lawsuit over Poarch Creek casino operation (January 13, 2015)
Alabama's attorney general has promised to drop the case if he loses this round of litigation.

Buena Vista Rancheria gets good and bad news in casino cases
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Buena Vista Rancheria gets good and bad news in casino cases (December 3, 2014)
A lawsuit that questioned the tribe's federal status appears to be dead but another one that challenges the tribe's land status remains on the docket.

Supreme Court won't hear Buena Vista Rancheria compact suit
California | Compacts | Litigation
Supreme Court won't hear Buena Vista Rancheria compact suit (December 1, 2014)
An opposition group tried to challenge the tribe's status as a federally recognized tribe.

Guidiville Band loses ruling in dispute over failed gaming project
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Guidiville Band loses ruling in dispute over failed gaming project (October 6, 2014)
The tribe is suing the federal government and the city of Richmond but the city has won a key ruling.

Jack Duran: State's 'shocking' attack on Big Lagoon Rancheria
California | Litigation | Opinion
Jack Duran: State's 'shocking' attack on Big Lagoon Rancheria (September 30, 2014)
Attorney recaps oral arguments in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California, an Indian gaming case that's being watched closely by tribes across the nation.

9th Circuit poses tough questions in Big Lagoon casino case
California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
9th Circuit poses tough questions in Big Lagoon casino case (September 18, 2014)
The judges criticized the state for waiting more than a decade to challenge the status of land placed in trust for the tribe in 1994.

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