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Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming disputeFiled Under: Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute (May 17, 2017)
A highly-charged gaming dispute that sett off a litigation, legislation and lobbying frenzy is finally coming to an end.

Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new locationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location (May 12, 2017)
The scoping report for the new Eagle Mountain Casino has been released but it's only a small step in a long process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump teamFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team (May 8, 2017)
An answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is being promised by June 19.

Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land caseFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case (May 1, 2017)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has been hoping to leave the legal drama behind but the nation's highest court won't let that happen.

Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansionFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion (April 28, 2017)
With a long-running lawsuit nearly behind them, the leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians are preparing for the next chapter in their Indian gaming success story.

Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land caseFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case (April 25, 2017)
A non-Indian man who lives three miles from the tribe's casino in Michigan is trying to keep his long-running lawsuit alive.

Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with stateFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state (April 24, 2017)
Tribal leaders are resisting demands for a greater share of their revenues but options appear to be running out.

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land caseFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case (April 24, 2017)
The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of the Patchak petition.

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policyFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy (April 18, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is counting on the Trump team to defend its gaming project from a lawsuit filed by a rival in Washington state.

Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino (April 17, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington survived a slew of legal challenges and is the first gaming facility approved in the wake of a major Supreme Court decision.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country caseFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (April 17, 2017)
In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinosFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos (April 13, 2017)
After just a month in office, the new leader of the Department of the Interior has made it harder for tribes to open off-reservation casinos.

Former employee of North Dakota tribal casino admits to assaultFiled Under: Public Relations
Former employee of North Dakota tribal casino admits to assault (April 10, 2017)
Max Garett Moede apparently set fire to his trailer home at the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge after losing his job at the facility.

Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansionFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion (April 10, 2017)
A rival tribe claims the facility in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, doesn't comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casino (April 6, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to share revenues from table games.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino disputeFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute (April 3, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court's good news continues to spread across Indian Country.

Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approachesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches (April 3, 2017)
Chairman Bill Iyall praised the new leader of the Department of the Interior for supporting the tribe's land-into-trust efforts.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe hints at news regarding gaming projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe hints at news regarding gaming project (March 31, 2017)
The tribe announced the project nearly a year ago but there doesn't appear to be much movement on the federal level

Seneca Nation ends casino payments after sending $1.4B to state of New YorkFiled Under: Compacts
Seneca Nation ends casino payments after sending $1.4B to state of New York (March 24, 2017)
'Our obligation to the state ended,' President Todd Gates announced at a press conference.

Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nearsFiled Under: Federal Register | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears (March 22, 2017)
All the pieces are falling into place as the tribe prepares to open the ilani Casino Resort in late April.

Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute (March 20, 2017)
The Cowlitz Tribe will debut a long-awaited casino in April unless non-Indian opponents convince the court to take up the case.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino (March 13, 2017)
The project came up when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first appearance on Capitol Hill.

Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs officialFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official (March 10, 2017)
Two former Department of the Interior officials who once worked together are on opposite sides of a gaming debate in Connecticut.

Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino (March 7, 2017)
The Golden Mesa Casino will be located in Oklahoma's Panhandle, more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters.

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court briefFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (March 7, 2017)
The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facilityFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facility (March 6, 2017)
The casino in southern California is expected to open in the summer of 2018.

Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decisionFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision (March 2, 2017)
Opponents are hoping to trip up the Bureau of Indian Affairs even though the gaming site in California has been placed in trust.

Bureau of Indian Affairs questioned Seminole Tribe gaming dealFiled Under: Compacts
Bureau of Indian Affairs questioned Seminole Tribe gaming deal (March 1, 2017)
The state of Florida is trying to extract more and more gaming revenues from the tribe.

Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new locationFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new location (February 28, 2017)
Plans call for a 200-room hotel, 2,000 slot machines, 24 table games, a spa/fitness center, a 15,000 square-foot event space, six food outlets and a pool and sports bar.

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 27, 2017)
The Gun Lake Tribe is already operating a successful casino in Michigan but a non-Indian man won't drop his long-running lawsuit.

Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trustFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Land Acquisitions
Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust (February 21, 2017)
The tribe must still negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the state of California.

Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trustFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust (February 20, 2017)
The California tribe is celebrating a major milestone after going without land for nearly 60 years.

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 20, 2017)
President Donald Trump has an unusual connection to the dispute -- he once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe, whose casino is the subject of a closely-watched lawsuit.

Wilton Rancheria sees setback on land agreement for casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria sees setback on land agreement for casino project (February 9, 2017)
The California tribe remains confident of its plans for the $400 million development.

Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino (February 9, 2017)
The tribe is on its way to putting 1,100 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meetingFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting (February 7, 2017)
Officials in Elk Grove, California, might leave an agreement that affects the casino up to a vote of the people.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casino (February 3, 2017)
The California tribe appears to the beneficiary of yet another last-minute Obama administration action.

Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in OklahomaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in Oklahoma (February 3, 2017)
The $25 million Golden Mesa Casino would still need to be approved by the governor of Oklahoma.

Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administrationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration (February 2, 2017)
The California tribe has been without a land base ever since it was illegally terminated in the 1950s.

Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Business Deals | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case (January 31, 2017)
The new president once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe for a casino that's now before the nation's highest court.

Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project (January 31, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't make a decision before the end of the Obama administration.

Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in ColoradoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in Colorado (January 27, 2017)
High-level political opposition has prompted the tribe to come up with an alternative plan for a casino near the town of Dinosaur.

Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land applicationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application (January 26, 2017)
For the first time time in decades, the California tribe is looking forward to having a homeland.

Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid (January 26, 2017)
On the last full day of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened the door for approval of the project.

Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion
Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era (January 25, 2017)
Tribes can gain some insight into how a Republican administration would address off-reservation gaming by looking back to the Bush administration.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approachesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches (January 12, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort is due to open April 17 as opponents seek to derail it at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino (January 11, 2017)
The proposed Golden Mesa Casino is more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters in Oklahoma.

Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino (January 10, 2017)
The tribe has made significant progress on its land-into-trust application but outsiders are trying to derail the $400 million project.

Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compact (January 9, 2017)
Of the 17 tribes with casinos, 16 signed agreements whose provisions have raised concerns at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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