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Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casinoFiled Under: Compacts
Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino (01/25)
The tribe hosted five members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.

Poarch Creeks debut new casino after $65M expansion projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks debut new casino after $65M expansion project (12/02)
The Wind Creek Montgomery boasts a 65,000-foot gaming floor, three restaurants with 10,000 feet of dining space, a swimming pool, a salon and barbershop and a 123-room hotel.

Poarch Band to welcome visitors to $65M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Band to welcome visitors to $65M expansion at casino (11/25)
The expanded gaming floor and BB King's Blues Club at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery will open December 1.

Poarch Creeks almost done with $65M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks almost done with $65M expansion at casino (11/11)
A grand opening at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery is set for December 15.

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Creeks start work on casino projectFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Washoe Tribe and Poarch Creeks start work on casino project (11/04)
The Poarch Creeks are building and managing the facility, which is located on Washoe land in Nevada.

Poarch Creeks lose ruling over slot machines at Florida racetrackFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Poarch Creeks lose ruling over slot machines at Florida racetrack (10/05)
The Alabama-based tribe owns a commercial racetrack in neighboring Florida but saw a setback in state court.

Poarch Creeks meet for mediation session in casino tax disputeFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks meet for mediation session in casino tax dispute (10/01)
Nothing substantive came of the talks with Escambia County, whose tax assessor is claiming authority over the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.

Poarch Creeks refute bribery allegations in casino tax disputeFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks refute bribery allegations in casino tax dispute (09/17)
A local official who is at the losing end of a lawsuit is seeking more funds to pay for his legal battle against the tribe.

Poarch Creeks remain confident in appeal over taxes at casinoFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks remain confident in appeal over taxes at casino (09/09)
A county official claims he can assert authority over the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel even though it's located on trust land.

Alabama won't appeal decision in Poarch Creek gaming lawsuitFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Alabama won't appeal decision in Poarch Creek gaming lawsuit (09/04)
Attorney General Luther Strange said a Class III gaming compact would be the only way for the state to gain a role in gaming on the tribe's reservation.

Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in AlabamaFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in Alabama (09/03)
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.

Poarch Creeks continue work on $65M expansion project at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks continue work on $65M expansion project at casino (08/25)
The Creek Casino Montgomery will feature a hotel with 123 rooms and new eateries.

MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians back in court in gaming caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians back in court in gaming case (08/14)
The state of Alabama is seeking to demolish 50 machines seized from a short-lived casino on the tribe's reservation.

Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing taxFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing tax (07/27)
A tax assessor hit the tribe with a $22.3 million bill for the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Governor denies offer of $250M for Poarch Creek compactFiled Under: Compacts
Governor denies offer of $250M for Poarch Creek compact (07/21)
Chairwoman Stephanie A. Bryan, however, said the tribe's offer to pay the state is 'sincere.'

Poarch Creeks continue campaign for Class III casino compactFiled Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Poarch Creeks continue campaign for Class III casino compact (07/16)
The tribe is airing ads touting revenue sharing as lawmakers meet to consider a $200 million shortfall in Alabama's budget.

Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch CreeksFiled Under: Compacts
Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks (06/15)
The two tribes have been at odds over the handling of ancestral remains discovered at the site of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Poarch Creeks win ruling for slot machines at Florida racetrackFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Poarch Creeks win ruling for slot machines at Florida racetrack (06/01)
The tribe owns a commercial racetrack in a county where voters support slot machines.

Poarch Creeks file lawsuit over taxes imposed on gaming facilityFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks file lawsuit over taxes imposed on gaming facility (05/28)
The tax assessor in Escambia County claims the tribe owes $22.3 million at the Wind Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Opinion: Poarch Creeks need state to protect gaming enterpriseFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Poarch Creeks need state to protect gaming enterprise (05/22)
You can't blame the tribe for trying to protect its business interests, but that's the problem with cutting a classic sweetheart deal.

Poarch Creeks oppose efforts to expand gaming in AlabamaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks oppose efforts to expand gaming in Alabama (05/13)
Lawmakers are considering a bill to authorize Class III games at racetracks.

Washoe Tribe partners with Poarch Creeks for gaming projectFiled Under: Business Deals
Washoe Tribe partners with Poarch Creeks for gaming project (05/12)
The two tribes are working together on a small casino that would be located at a travel plaza now under construction in Nevada.

Poarch Creek casinos once seen as illegal now eyed for cashFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation | Litigation
Poarch Creek casinos once seen as illegal now eyed for cash (05/07)
The tribe has offered $250 million up front to the state in exchange for some form of exclusivity for Class III games.

Poarch Creeks eager to discuss gaming options with AlabamaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks eager to discuss gaming options with Alabama (05/06)
Republican leaders in the state are offering competing and somewhat confusing proposals to authorize gaming in the state.

Alabama governor won't rush into compact with Poarch CreeksFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Alabama governor won't rush into compact with Poarch Creeks (05/05)
The tribe is seeking a Class III gaming deal that offers some form of exclusivity.

Poarch Creeks question plan to authorize casinos at racetracksFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks question plan to authorize casinos at racetracks (05/04)
The tribe would rather negotiate a Class III compact that includes some form of exclusivity, Vice Chairman Robert McGhee said.

Draft bill calls for a Class III gaming compact with Poarch CreeksFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Draft bill calls for a Class III gaming compact with Poarch Creeks (05/01)
The bill, which could be introduced next week, authorizes a lottery as well as slot machines and table games.

Opinion: Negotiate Class III casino compact with Poarch CreeksFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Opinion: Negotiate Class III casino compact with Poarch Creeks (04/30)
If there must be Poarch Creek gambling, it might as well include card games. They certainly won't harm the public weal any more than electronic bingo already does.

Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in AlabamaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in Alabama (04/29)
A top lawmaker is introducing legislation to expand non-Indian gaming options even as the tribe has offered to share revenue with Alabama.

Alabama Democrats push for gaming compact for Poarch CreeksFiled Under: Compacts
Alabama Democrats push for gaming compact for Poarch Creeks (04/09)
The tribe has been eager to negotiate a deal but Republican Gov. Robert Bentley has refused to come to the table.

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