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Filed Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas (08/31)
Local officials said Chairman John Berrey hasn't followed up on his offer but he's planning on arranging meetings soon.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
BIA clarifies timeline on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (08/31)
A decision on the land-into-trust application for the $500 million First Light Resort and Casino isn't imminent.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe prepares for decision on gaming plan (08/28)
The tribe is eager to start work on the $500 million First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to see BIA decision on casino project (08/26)
It's only taken eight years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is going to make a decision on the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Shawnee Tribe works with Chickasaw Nation work on casino plan (08/24)
Global Gaming Solutions, a Chickasaw subsidiary, plans to manage the Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma's panhandle.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation must wait for support on casino (08/20)
A resolution to support the tribe's land-into-trust application for a Class II gaming facility in Illinois was tabled.

Filed Under: Business Deals | California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Guidiville Band and gaming partner ordered to pay $1.9M in fees (08/20)
The tribe is suing the city of Richmond and the federal government over a failed casino project at Point Molate.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe casino agreement awaits decision in state court (08/19)
The tribe reached a $14 million agreement with the city of La Center, Washington, for sewer service to the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Chemehuevi Tribe sees room for second off-reservation casino (08/19)
The Los Coyotes Band is already in the process and the Chemehuevi Tribe hopes to join the race soon.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation wants Illinois parcel in trust (08/19)
The tribe is seeking support from Dekalb County as it pursues a Class II gaming facility on ancestral territory in the state.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Non-Indian facility in Massachusetts sees $18.1M in revenues (08/18)
Gamblers poured nearly $181.6 million into slot machines and electronic table games at the Plainridge Park Casino in July.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino plan (08/13)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing an environmental impact statement for a 250,000 square-foot casino in Kern County, California.

Filed Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (08/13)
The state is home to nine deemed approved compacts, accounting for more than half of the tribes with casinos.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Chemehuevi Tribe to resubmit bid for off-reservation casino (08/13)
The Chemehuevi Tribe will be resubmitting a land-into-trust application for an off-reservation casino in Barstow, California.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mayor believes BIA decision coming soon on Sault Tribe casino (08/12)
The land-into-trust application for a site Lansing, Michigan, has been pending for 11 months.

Filed Under: Compacts | Connecticut | New York | Public Relations
American Gaming Association stakes claim in presidential race (08/12)
The Republican field includes a handful of contenders with somewhat negative records on Indian gaming.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Maryland sees 19 percent increase in lottery and casino revenue (08/11)
The state took in $1 billion in the last fiscal year -- $525 million from the lottery and another $487 million from five gaming facilities.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Rep. Cook supports Los Coyotes Band off-reservation casino (08/07)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs still hasn't made a decision on a project that has been in the works for more than a decade.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe denies claim of work on Kansas casino expansion (08/05)
Equipment seen at the Downstream Casino Resort was there for carpet replacement, not for construction.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for off-reservation casino ruling (08/05)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs apparently asked for more information even though an environmental review was completed more than a year ago.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Sault Tribe remains confident in off-reservation gaming dispute (08/04)
The tribe wants to build the $245 million Kewadin Lansing Casino in Lansing, a project supported by the mayor.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Kalispel Tribe sees golf course purchase as way to boost casino (08/04)
The Kalispels are facing potential competition from the Spokane Tribe, whose off-reservation casino awaits a decision by Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band wants to resolve long-running gaming fight (08/03)
The tribe already paid $75 million to the city for hosting the Fond-du-Luth Casino but officials in Duluth, Minnesota, want more despite losing several cases in court.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Catawba Nation still waiting for answer on casino land-into-trust (07/31)
A federal law mandates the acquisition of land in North and South Carolina but the Bureau of Indian Affairs does not move quickly.

Filed Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (07/30)
Seven tribes now have deemed approved Class III gaming compacts, a seemingly unprecedented number in any state.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casino (07/29)
The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust in March but plans for a casino there are being tested in federal court.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins round in casino battle with Arizona (07/28)
A federal judge has rejected most of the state's requests to obtain more information about the controversial casino in a suburb of Phoenix.

Filed 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.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Land Acquisitions
Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans (07/27)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to issue a decision on a land-into-trust application that was submitted in September 2013.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Non-Indian firm drops out of casino race in Massachusetts (07/23)
K.G. Urban Enterprises was unable to secure financing for a $650 million facility that was to have been managed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation from neighboring Connecticut.

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