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Muscogee (Creek) Nation renews lawsuit over desecration of burial ground

Muscogee (Creek) Nation renews lawsuit over desecration of burial ground (June 5, 2019)

A completed casino expansion on Creek territory in Alabama continues to generate friction between two tribes.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians joins commercial gaming industry in Pennsylvania

Poarch Band of Creek Indians joins commercial gaming industry in Pennsylvania (May 29, 2019)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has secured regulatory approval to acquire and operate a casino in Pennsylvania.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians said to be on Trump's radar

Poarch Band of Creek Indians said to be on Trump's radar (May 9, 2019)

Are the Poarch Band of Creek Indians the next target of President Trump and his terrifying tweets?

Stephanie Bryan: Poarch Band of Creek Indians supports statewide vote on gaming

Stephanie Bryan: Poarch Band of Creek Indians supports statewide vote on gaming (February 25, 2019)

Will 2019 finally be the year of the lottery in Alabama? The Poarch Band of Creek Indians wants to know.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans $190 million investment in commercial casino

Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans $190 million investment in commercial casino (January 16, 2019)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has big plans for a commercial casino being acquired in Pennsylvania.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians defends sovereignty in immunity case

Poarch Band of Creek Indians defends sovereignty in immunity case (October 10, 2018)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is asking the nation's highest court to correct a sovereign immunity decision.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians open to lottery in Alabama

Poarch Band of Creek Indians open to lottery in Alabama (September 24, 2018)

Will the Poarch Band of Creek Indians be able to offer Class II games if the lottery becomes legal in Alabama?

Poarch Band of Creek Indians loses nearly $193K in theft case

Poarch Band of Creek Indians loses nearly $193K in theft case (August 17, 2018)

An Alabama man is being accused of stealing nearly $193,000 from a casino owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Lawmakers easily approve tribal land bill as Supreme Court weighs major case

Lawmakers easily approve tribal land bill as Supreme Court weighs major case (November 13, 2017)

A bill to protect the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and its gaming enterprise from litigation is moving forward in Congress while the U.S. Supreme Court determines whether the approach is legal.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians acquires two gaming properties on Caribbean islands

Poarch Band of Creek Indians acquires two gaming properties on Caribbean islands (October 24, 2017)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians continues to expand its gaming empire beyond the tribe's homelands in Alabama.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians cheated out of more than $500K in casino scam

Poarch Band of Creek Indians cheated out of more than $500K in casino scam (August 30, 2017)

A former employee of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and her mother admitted they cheated one of the tribe's casinos in Alabama out of more than $500,000.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casino

Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casino (April 7, 2017)

The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond its homeland in Alabama.

Poarch Creeks reiterate offer to share gaming revenue with state

Poarch Creeks reiterate offer to share gaming revenue with state (November 18, 2016)

The tribe has offered to negotiate a Class III gaming compact for years yet no state governor has come to the table.

Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development

Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development (November 4, 2016)

The Alabama tribe sees children having fun at a $500 million entertainment destination but locals are thinking about a casino.

Poarch Creeks won't see Class III gaming after lottery effort fails in Alabama

Poarch Creeks won't see Class III gaming after lottery effort fails in Alabama (August 26, 2016)

A bill to put a lottery on the November ballot died after lawmakers raised concerns about the tribe's gaming rights.

Poarch Creeks keep eye on lottery that could lead to Class III gaming

Poarch Creeks keep eye on lottery that could lead to Class III gaming (August 5, 2016)

Alabama could finally get a lottery and the tribe could finally get a Class III gaming compact.

Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana

Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana (June 27, 2016)

The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond Alabama.

Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida

Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida (June 23, 2016)

H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, confirms that the tribe's land in Florida is Indian Country.

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Band celebrate opening of unique casino

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Band celebrate opening of unique casino (May 31, 2016)

The Wa She Shu Casino was built with the help of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Suspect in custody for shooting at Poarch Creek casino garage

Suspect in custody for shooting at Poarch Creek casino garage (April 12, 2016)

Joseph Terry Grubbs, 52, is charged with first degree assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Poarch Creeks investigate shooting in parking garage at casino

Poarch Creeks investigate shooting in parking garage at casino (April 11, 2016)

The shooting occurred in the parking garage of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in Mississippi

Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in Mississippi (March 30, 2016)

The tribe continues to look beyond Alabama to expand its gaming portfolio.

Washoe Tribe set to open casino with Poarch Creeks in summer

Washoe Tribe set to open casino with Poarch Creeks in summer (March 17, 2016)

The casino will be located next to the Wa She Shu Travel Plaza, which just opened last month in Gardnerville, Nevada.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians warns of scam using casino name

Poarch Band of Creek Indians warns of scam using casino name (March 2, 2016)

Someone has been calling people and saying they have won a cash prize from the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal

Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal (February 17, 2016)

The tribe planned to invest $200 million to $250 million in a gaming facility but Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to come to the table.

Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino

Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino (January 25, 2016)

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 project

Poarch Creeks debut new casino after $65M expansion project (December 2, 2015)

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 casino

Poarch Band to welcome visitors to $65M expansion at casino (November 25, 2015)

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 casino

Poarch Creeks almost done with $65M expansion at casino (November 11, 2015)

A grand opening at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery is set for December 15.

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Creeks start work on casino project

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Creeks start work on casino project (November 4, 2015)

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 racetrack

Poarch Creeks lose ruling over slot machines at Florida racetrack (October 5, 2015)

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 dispute

Poarch Creeks meet for mediation session in casino tax dispute (October 1, 2015)

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 dispute

Poarch Creeks refute bribery allegations in casino tax dispute (September 17, 2015)

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 casino

Poarch Creeks remain confident in appeal over taxes at casino (September 9, 2015)

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 lawsuit

Alabama won't appeal decision in Poarch Creek gaming lawsuit (September 4, 2015)

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 Alabama

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.

Poarch Creeks continue work on $65M expansion project at casino

Poarch Creeks continue work on $65M expansion project at casino (August 25, 2015)

The Creek Casino Montgomery will feature a hotel with 123 rooms and new eateries.

MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians back in court in gaming case

MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians back in court in gaming case (August 14, 2015)

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 tax

Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing tax (July 27, 2015)

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 compact

Governor denies offer of $250M for Poarch Creek compact (July 21, 2015)

Chairwoman Stephanie A. Bryan, however, said the tribe's offer to pay the state is 'sincere.'

Poarch Creeks continue campaign for Class III casino compact

Poarch Creeks continue campaign for Class III casino compact (July 16, 2015)

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 Creeks

Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks (June 15, 2015)

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 racetrack

Poarch Creeks win ruling for slot machines at Florida racetrack (June 1, 2015)

The tribe owns a commercial racetrack in a county where voters support slot machines.

Poarch Creeks file lawsuit over taxes imposed on gaming facility

Poarch Creeks file lawsuit over taxes imposed on gaming facility (May 28, 2015)

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 enterprise

Opinion: Poarch Creeks need state to protect gaming enterprise (May 22, 2015)

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 Alabama

Poarch Creeks oppose efforts to expand gaming in Alabama (May 13, 2015)

Lawmakers are considering a bill to authorize Class III games at racetracks.

Washoe Tribe partners with Poarch Creeks for gaming project

Washoe Tribe partners with Poarch Creeks for gaming project (May 12, 2015)

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 cash

Poarch Creek casinos once seen as illegal now eyed for cash (May 7, 2015)

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 Alabama

Poarch Creeks eager to discuss gaming options with Alabama (May 6, 2015)

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 Creeks

Alabama governor won't rush into compact with Poarch Creeks (May 5, 2015)

The tribe is seeking a Class III gaming deal that offers some form of exclusivity.