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Seneca Nation ends casino payments after sending $1.4B to state of New YorkFiled Under: Compacts | New York
Seneca Nation ends casino payments after sending $1.4B to state of New York (03/24)
'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 (03/22)
All the pieces are falling into place as the tribe prepares to open the ilani Casino Resort on April 17.

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 (03/20)
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 (03/17)
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 (03/13)
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 (03/10)
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 (03/07)
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 (03/07)
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 (03/06)
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 (03/02)
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 (03/01)
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 (02/28)
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 (02/27)
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 (02/21)
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 (02/20)
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 (02/20)
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 (02/09)
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 (02/09)
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 (02/07)
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 (02/03)
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 (02/03)
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 (02/02)
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 (01/31)
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 (01/31)
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 (01/27)
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 (01/26)
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 (01/26)
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 (01/25)
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 (01/12)
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 (01/11)
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 (01/10)
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 (01/09)
Of the 17 tribes with casinos, 16 signed agreements whose provisions have raised concerns at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino (01/06)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has concluded that a lengthy environmental impact statement isn't needed for the project in Oklahoma.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino dealFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register | Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino deal (01/05)
The Michigan Native American Heritage Fund can be used to help schools eliminate harmful mascots.

Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site (01/05)
The tribe must gain approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the governor of California.

Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion projectFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion project (01/04)
The frontment of the legendary rock band are opening their first Rock & Brews casino with the tribe.

Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (01/04)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in WisconsinFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (01/03)
The proposed casino in Beloit has been under review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs for more than four years.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe enters new year with casino in limboFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe enters new year with casino in limbo (01/02)
The $1 billion project is on hold as a result of litigation from casino opponents in Massachustts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C.Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C. (12/14)
The Massachusetts tribe had hoped to open the First Light Resort and Casino in the summer of 2017.

Cheryl Schmidt: Public kept in the dark on Wilton Rancheria casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Cheryl Schmidt: Public kept in the dark on Wilton Rancheria casino (12/14)
A group called Stand Up for California is trying to derail the California tribe's plan.

Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino project (12/13)
With just a few weeks left in the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is delivering a big decision for the California tribe.

Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bidFiled Under: California | Litigation
Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid (12/13)
The California tribe has overcome numerous hurdles in the last 12 years and a new decision only muddies the waters.

Sault Tribe distributes $850K in casino revenue with communityFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Sault Tribe distributes $850K in casino revenue with community (12/13)
In 2016, the total payment came to $1,485,825, slightly higher than last year's distribution.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be deadFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead (12/12)
The 60-acre site that was slated for the development has been sold, according to a local radio station.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit (12/09)
Both the Massachusetts tribe and the Department of Justice are taking the case to a higher court.

Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1MFiled Under: Compacts
Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M (12/09)
This year, the tribe shared more than $1.58 million with local communities and schools in Michigan.

Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new site (12/07)
A scoping meeting -- the first step in a what is expected to be a long process -- takes place December 21.

Non-Indian gaming firm fighting Wilton Rancheria casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Non-Indian gaming firm fighting Wilton Rancheria casino project (12/06)
The non-Indian firm is trying to derail a land deal for the tribe's $400 million project.

Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effectFiled Under: California | Compacts | Federal Register
Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect (12/05)
In just the past three months alone, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed compacts for 10 tribes in the state to take effect.

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