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Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Cow Creek Band continues to oppose new Coquille Tribe casino (07/02)
The two tribes are at odds over gaming facilities that will be located about an hour apart.

Filed Under: Compacts
Four more tribes in New Mexico enter Class III gaming compact (07/02)
Zuni Pueblo, Ohkay Owingeh, Taos Pueblo and Isleta Pueblo signed the deal and more tribes are in talks.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expires (07/01)
U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez will closely monitor the tribe's casinos while a lawsuit plays out in federal court.

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Soboba Band celebrates 20th anniversary for gaming facility (07/01)
The tribe is planning to move the casino to a new site now that its land-into-trust application has been finalized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal (06/30)
The compact expires at midnight tonight and Gov. Susana Martinez (R) contends the tribe's casinos will be operating illegally without a new agreement.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
BIA releases scoping report for Coquille Tribe Class II facility (06/30)
The document comes as another community seeks to participate in the review process for the $26 million Cedars at Bear Creek.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe partners with Hard Rock for off-reservation casino (06/29)
The tribe is hoping to convince Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) to sign off on the project.

Filed Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Navajo Nation leader hails action on Class III gaming compact (06/25)
A notice of the new agreement was published in the Federal Register on June 22.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Mashantucket Tribe wins local vote for casino in Massachusetts (06/24)
The tribe plans to manage the $650 million facility in New Bedford.

Filed Under: California
Dry Creek Rancheria still working on finances for gaming debt (06/23)
The tribe defaulted on $140 million in gaming debt after another casino opened in the area.

Filed Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria to break ground on Class II gaming facility (06/19)
The tribe is going with Class II due to reluctance from the state to enter into a Class III compact.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can't stop non-Indian gaming facility (06/19)
The Plainridge Park Casino, with up to 1,500 slot machines, will open on June 24.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law (06/18)
The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act of 2014 protects the tribe's gaming facility from litigation.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Sault Tribe confident of victory in off-reservation gaming case (06/18)
The state hopes to block the Kewadin Lansing Casino by suing individual tribal leaders rather than the tribe itself.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe faces another hurdle in off-reservation casino bid (06/17)
A Republican member of Congress, several state lawmakers and the Kalispel Tribe are mounting opposition to the project.

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe offered settlement to county to reopen casino (06/17)
The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino has been closed for eight months but a tribal leader believes an agreement is near.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe requests dismissal of lawsuit over casino expansion (06/16)
The tribe and its leaders are claiming sovereign immunity in a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe finally wins BIA approval for off-reservation casino (06/16)
It took nearly a decade of work but the tribe still has one more hurdle to cross -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe still waiting on decision for off-reservation casino (06/12)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs completed the final environmental impact statement more than two years ago.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Big Lagoon Rancheria awaits move on Class III gaming compact (06/11)
The tribe proved that the state was negotiating in good faith for a casino on an 11-acre site on the reservation.

Filed Under: Compacts
BIA raised concerns about Class III gaming deal in New Mexico (06/10)
The agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

Filed Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Navajo Nation to add Class III table games to New Mexico casino (06/09)
The Flowing Water Navajo Casino in Shiprock will see table games thanks to a new gaming compact with the state.

Filed Under: California | Compacts
Lawmakers ratify Class III gaming compact for Jackson Rancheria (06/09)
The new agreement reduces the number of slot machines from 2,000 to 1,800.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Public Relations
Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track in Arkansas for opposition (06/08)
Local officials have raised concerns about a casino even though Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly insisted there aren't plans for one.

Filed Under: Compacts
Navajo Nation Council leader reports approval of gaming compact (06/08)
The agreement went into effect without an approval or denial from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Speaker LoRenzo Bates said.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute (06/04)
By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.

Filed Under: Compacts
BIA approves Class III gaming compacts for 27 Washington tribes (06/04)
Nearly every tribe in the state signed onto the deal, which paves the way for the addition of more gaming devices at their facilities.

Filed Under: Compacts | NIGC | Regulation
GAO releases report into regulation of $28B tribal casino industry (06/03)
The report does not contain any major bombshells or reveal any significant controversies but it provides some key information about Class III gaming compacts.

Filed Under: California | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
BIA confirms Soboba Band can put casino at newly acquired site (06/03)
The tribe spent nearly eight years trying to get the 410-acre site placed in trust.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
NIGC seeks dismissal of suit over Quapaw Tribe casino expansion (06/03)
The state of Kansas is trying to stop the tribe from moving forward with a $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.

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