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Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid (04/17)
Two national organizations are coming to the defense of the tribe in response to questionable comments from state lawmakers whose county includes a non-Indian riverboat.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Kansas seeks injunction to stop Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion (04/17)
Individual tribal leaders, including Chairman John Berrey, have been added to the state's lawsuit as defendants.

Filed Under: Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Letter raises legal issues for new tribal casinos in Connecticut (04/16)
Attorney General George Jepsen highlighted two major concerns as lawmakers consider a bill to authorize as many as three casinos for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas (04/16)
Some local officials want the tribe to state that it won't use the land in Little Rock for gaming but that wouldn't necessarily bar a casino in the future.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Fond du Lac Band spars with city over services for urban casino (04/15)
The city of Duluth has demanded $2 million a year, a figure that the tribe won't accept.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Seminole Tribe faces complaints over business deals at casino (04/15)
Rock band Candlebox said it was promised $400,000 for a reunion tour but never saw any money.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA hears from public on Pokagon Band gaming plan in Indiana (04/15)
About 200 people attended a hearing to discuss plans for a $400 million development in South Bend, Indiana.

Filed Under: Compacts
Tribes in New Mexico send new Class III gaming compact to BIA (04/14)
The 22-year agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Pokagon Band gains city support for casino ahead of BIA hearing (04/14)
Leaders in South Bend, Indiana, are laying out the welcome mat for the tribe as it seeks to further its presence in the state.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA to hear from public on Pokagon Band casino plan in Indiana (04/13)
The tribe plans a $480 million development in South Bend, where many of its members live.

Filed Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Judge affirms state jurisdiction in Chukchansi Tribe casino case (04/13)
The 15 defendants include two leaders of a rival faction within the tribe and 13 non-Indians that were hired as police officers.

Filed Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe lays off top casino executives and regulators (04/10)
Chairman Reggie Lewis said the tribe doesn't need regulators right now because there's no activity to regulate at the shuttered Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
City weighs resolution to support Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (04/09)
The vote might come ahead of a Bureau of Indian Affairs public meeting on the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident on gaming plan (04/06)
Attorney Arlinda Locklear said work picked up after a federal judge upheld a land-into-trust application for a recently recognized tribe in Washington.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation looks to develop property adjacent to casino (04/06)
The tribe owns 49 acres next to Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison that could be used for a sports complex, museum and entertainment venues.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Off-reservation gaming dead in tracks after California election (04/06)
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) takes a big step back after two off-reservation casinos he approved ran into major opposition.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
BIA still promising action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (04/03)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn told the top gaming regulator in Massachusetts that the tribe's land-into-trust application remains a 'high priority.'

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation | NIGC
Leader of Fort Sill Apache Tribe to discuss New Mexico gaming (04/03)
The tribe wants to use its reservation in the southern part of the state for gaming but has run into numerous obstacles.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Fond du Lac Band faces more court battles with city over casino (04/02)
The city of Duluth keeps on fighting despite losing a series of lawsuits affecting the Fond-du-Luth Casino.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band announces departure of casino general manager (04/02)
Wendell Long, a member of the Choctaw Nation, is leaving after two years on the job.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino deal goes 3 more years (04/01)
The tribe and supporters are still waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to release a draft environmental impact statement for the casino in Beloit.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Fort Sill Apache Tribe loses bid to force state into gaming deal (03/31)
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) has refused to enter into negotiations and it appears the tribe can do little to force her to come to the table.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Pokagon Band faces hurdles for a gaming compact with Indiana (03/30)
Gov. Mike Pence (R), who would be negotiating with the tribe, has said he opposes an 'expansion' of gaming in a state where revenues from existing facilities have fallen 17 percent in the last five fiscal years.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
BIA rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming compact (03/30)
Even if Gov. Scott Walker (R) had approved the controversial casino in Kenosha, the agreement would have been rejected by the federal government.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation extends agreement for off-reservation casino (03/27)
The tribe has agreed to share gaming revenues with the city of Beloit and Rock County.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request (03/26)
Chairman John Berrey told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that there are no plans to change the use of the land.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation | NIGC
Governor won't sign casino compact with Fort Sill Apache Tribe (03/26)
The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of New Mexico that it wants to use for gaming.

Filed Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
House panel backs bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (03/26)
The tribe is already building the facility on land that was placed in trust in July 2014.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe insists a casino isn't focus of Arkansas land plan (03/25)
The tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for 160 acres of its former reservation.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Navajo Nation signs Class III casino compact with New Mexico (03/25)
The agreement runs for 22 years and authorizes another facility in six years.

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