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Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino (07/21)
Chairman Dennis Ramirez said his people have moved on from an attack on their legitimacy.

Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in communityFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in community (07/19)
A move to a more commercial site in a larger city has brought about bigger issues for the California tribe.

Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigation (07/18)
The tribe has been battling officials in Butte County, California, for more than a decade.

Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bid (07/14)
The tribe is planning to build a casino at an outlet mall under construction in Elk Grove, California.

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casinoFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino (07/14)
Fears of competition are driving the California tribe into an extremely litigious position.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limboFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo (07/12)
The southern California tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't commenting on the long-delayed project.

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bidFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (07/08)
The Massachusetts tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process is at issue in a closely-watched case.

Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming proceduresFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures (07/08)
The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.

Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall site (07/07)
The tribe envisions a $400 million to $500 million facility on a 35-acre site in Elk Grove, California.

Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcelFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcel (07/05)
The Minnesota tribe is looking to grow but local officials are worried about a casino at the site.

Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compactFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact (07/04)
The state of California faces a deadline to consent or reject the tribe's agreement.

Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bidFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid (06/30)
Plans to develop land around the Coconut Creek Casino in Florida have been in the works for six years.

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decisionFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision (06/30)
Opponents argue that the casino site in Massachusetts should not have been placed in trust as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino (06/28)
The project has been in the works for more than a decade and would be much larger than the tribe's existing facility.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of fundingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding (06/28)
A non-Indian gaming developer stopped contributing to the lawsuit but a lead plaintiff vows to see the battle through.

Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues (06/28)
The money goes to local governments and schools and the tribe hopes to replicate that effort with an off-reservation casino.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casinoFiled Under: Connecticut
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casino (06/28)
The tribe's sad saga is at the center of a battle over a new casino in Connecticut.

Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casino (06/22)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in Indiana (06/21)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the final environmental impact statement for the project in South Bend, Indiana.

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case (06/21)
The case will determine whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs should have approved the land-into-trust application for the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino (06/20)
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.

Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under constructionFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under construction (06/16)
The tribe has settled on a site less than four miles from its headquarters in Elk Grove, California.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decisionFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decision (06/16)
The tribe has been waiting for an answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for two years.

Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battleFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle (06/13)
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, is dropping two court cases and withdrawing a land-into-trust appeal.

Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming developmentFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming development (06/10)
The 35-acre property is located next to an outlet mall that's under construction in Elk Grove, California.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino rulingFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (06/09)
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Coquille Tribe economic data outlines impacts on existing casinosFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Coquille Tribe economic data outlines impacts on existing casinos (06/09)
Tribal casinos in Oregon and southern California are expected to see a decline in revenues if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves the new development.

Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino (06/08)
The decision marks only the second time that an off-reservation casino has been approved in Washington.

Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming siteFiled Under: Litigation | New York | Opinion
Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming site (06/06)
With a federal appeals court panel's ruling last week reinstating the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York lawsuit against Union Springs, the village has a few options to consider.

Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next yearFiled Under: California | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next year (06/03)
The 140,000 square-foot Fire Mountain Casino is expected to open in April or May of 2017.

Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming lawFiled Under: Litigation | New York
Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law (06/02)
The tribe sued to protect a Class II gaming facility in the village of Union Springs, New York.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval of casino agreementFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval of casino agreement (06/02)
The city of Ridgecrest. California, will support the tribe's land-into-trust application for a site near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about anti-casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about anti-casino lawsuit (05/31)
Casino opponents are asking a federal judge to halt construction on the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino (05/25)
Clark County, however, remains part of a lawsuit that challenges the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming project (05/24)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be making progress but has fallen behind on its anticipated schedule.

Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gamingFiled Under: Regulation
Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming (05/19)
If the presumptive GOP nominee wins the presidency, he will hold considerable sway over the $28.5 billion and growing tribal casino industry.

Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an endFiled Under: California | Legislation | Opinion
Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an end (05/19)
It shouldn’t take an act of Congress for common sense to prevail. But in the case of the casino project that wouldn’t die, that’s what it’s come to.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe moves one step forward with casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe moves one step forward with casino bid (05/19)
Chairman George Gholson thanked supporters in Ridgecrest, California, for sticking by the tribe through countless hours of discussion.

Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casino (05/18)
Officials in Clark County, Washington, has been fighting the casino for more than a decade they might be willing to work with the tribe.

Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino planFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino plan (05/18)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will 'immediately' place 61.83 acres in trust for the California tribe.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meetingFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meeting (05/17)
The city of Ridgecrest, California, will hold the fifth meeting in as many weeks on the proposed casino.

Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casino (05/17)
The Cowlitz Casino Project is 40 percent complete and a local government has rescinded a resolution of opposition.

Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribesFiled Under: California | Legislation | Opinion
Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribes (05/13)
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians want to use their wealth, gained from casino gaming, to change the rules and deny us our sovereign right to conduct class III gaming on our lands.

Claudia Gonzales: Off-reservation gaming fuels attacks on tribesFiled Under: California | Legislation | Opinion
Claudia Gonzales: Off-reservation gaming fuels attacks on tribes (05/13)
Please allow the California gaming tribes to solve a local California problem in a local state specific way and do not oppose the passage of H.R. 5079, the California Compact Protection Act.

County in California  blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming billFiled Under: California | Compacts | Legislation
County in California blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill (05/13)
Rep. Jeff Denham (R) expressed support for the North Fork Rancheria's efforts as a state lawmaker but it looks like his tune has changed since arriving on Capitol Hill.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino discussed at another meetingFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino discussed at another meeting (05/13)
There's been so much talk about the project in Ridgecrest, California, that some supporters are wondering when it will all end.

Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casino (05/11)
The process took so long that a nearby tribe opened a casino and is almost finished with an expansion project.

Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues (05/11)
The New Mexico tribe is refusing to sign a Class III gaming compact that increases the revenue sharing rate.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino site (05/10)
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't reconsider his stance but one local lawmaker is supporting the relocation of the Ojibwa Casino.

Pala Band enters Class III gaming compact for more slot machinesFiled Under: California | Compacts
Pala Band enters Class III gaming compact for more slot machines (05/10)
The tribe will be able to offer up to 2,500 machines at the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in southern California.

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