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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.

Filed Under: Legislation | Meetings | NIGC | Regulation
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (07/22)
Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feud (07/21)
The tribe accuses Gov. Susana Martinez (R) of negotiating in bad faith for a Class III gaming compact.

Filed Under: Business Deals | California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe planning to reopen casino by end of year (07/21)
Chairman Reggie Lewis said creditors have pledged up to $35 million to reopen the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Massachusetts tribes still trying to get into the casino game (07/20)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe face different hurdles in their quests to join the $28 billion Indian gaming industry.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe casino expansion faces opposition from tribes (07/20)
The Iowa Tribe and Sac and Fox Nation want to join a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas in federal court.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo resists higher revenue sharing rate at casinos (07/15)
The tribe was operating under a compact that capped the rate at 8 percent while a new deal goes as high as 10.5 percent.

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria won't see tribal opposition at Class II site (07/15)
The United Auburn Indian Community and the Colusa Indian Community won't fight the smaller casino that's near their Class III facilities.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Republican who killed Menominee Nation casino opens campaign (07/14)
Tribal leaders believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) rejected the $800 million casino because he was thinking about his presidential race.

Filed Under: Compacts | Regulation
New Mexico tribes see 3.6 percent dip in slot machine winnings (07/14)
The net win at tribal casinos in 2014 was $731.3 million, down from $758.6 million in 2013.

Filed Under: Litigation
Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casino (07/13)
The reservation was placed in trust in 2002 but the tribe is facing opposition from the federal agency that regulates Indian gaming.

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria still hopes to open Class III gaming facility (07/13)
The tribe plans to open a 10,000 square-foot Class II facility and local officials are wondering if they will see any revenues from it.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino (07/13)
The tribe's land-into-trust application for 160 acres near Little Rock has been met with significant controversy in the state.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria case (07/10)
The state of California can now ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that's being closely watched across Indian Country.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust (07/10)
Four members of the state's Congressional delegation -- including two who have received contributions from the tribe -- want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the application.

Filed Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria won't face local opposition to Class II casino (07/09)
The tribe plans to build a 10,000 square-foot gaming facility on land that was placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case (07/06)
David Patchak, who wants money from the tribe, will take the case to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time since 2008.

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.

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