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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land dispute (09/28)
A federal judge acknowledged the tribe's 'undeniable and compelling interest' in the outcome of a lawsuit filed by casino opponents.

Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino project (09/28)
The tribe has agreed to share $132 million over 20 years with the city of Elk Grove, California.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe extends Class III gaming compact againFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Rosebud Sioux Tribe extends Class III gaming compact again (09/23)
Negotiations in South Dakota appear to be moving at a glacial pace.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wins approval of gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wins approval of gaming compact (09/20)
The tribe will be able to operate up to 1,000 slot machines at the Royal River Casino in South Dakota.

Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino site (09/14)
All the usual suspects -- including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) -- are swarming around the California tribe.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino siteFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (09/13)
Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case (09/13)
Is Indian Country ready for another Carcieri decision? Leaders of an Oregon tribe hope you are.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval to buy land for casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval to buy land for casino (09/08)
The sale passed by a narrow vote and Chairman George Gholson thanked the local community for supporting the project.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe awaits city's decision on casino land saleFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe awaits city's decision on casino land sale (09/07)
The city council will consider the sale as a new controversy appears to be brewing in Ridgecrest, California.

North Fork Rancheria defeats casino opponents in yet another caseFiled Under: California | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria defeats casino opponents in yet another case (09/07)
The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.

Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bills in conflict on gaming rightsFiled Under: Legislation
Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bills in conflict on gaming rights (09/06)
The Senate version ensures the North Carolina tribe can open casinos on trust lands while the House version bars gaming.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks approval to buy land for casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks approval to buy land for casino bid (09/05)
The plans to pay $5.5 million for about 24.6 acres owned by the city of Ridgecrest, California.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (08/31)
Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact caseFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact case (08/30)
The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.

Tlingit and Haida Tribes win federal approval of gaming ordinanceFiled Under: NIGC
Tlingit and Haida Tribes win federal approval of gaming ordinance (08/26)
President Richard Peterson said Class III gaming is not on the table after an independent journalist speculated about the prospects.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (08/25)
The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and landFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and land (08/22)
The tribe's burial ground, headquarters and other important sites are in limbo as part of a court case.

Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in courtFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court (08/17)
The Oregon tribe expects to lose a lot of business once the Washington tribe's casino opens in April 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land dispute (08/16)
Construction work on the First Light Resort and Casino has been put on hold amid legal uncertainty.

Enterprise Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III gamesFiled Under: California
Enterprise Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games (08/15)
The decision comes after the tribe had put a pause on construction of the Fire Mountain Casino in California.

Yankton Sioux Tribe getting closer to new Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Yankton Sioux Tribe getting closer to new Class III gaming compact (08/11)
The tribe plans to double the number of slot machines at the Fort Randall Casino, bringing the total to 500 devices.

Enterprise Rancheria puts a pause on casino work amid uncertaintyFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria puts a pause on casino work amid uncertainty (08/11)
Chairwoman Glenda Nelson is blaming rival tribes for holding up the long-delayed project.

Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust casesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases (08/04)
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar continues to generate uncertainty for tribes across the nation.

North Fork Rancheria saddened by rival tribe's anti-casino effortsFiled Under: California | Compacts
North Fork Rancheria saddened by rival tribe's anti-casino efforts (08/03)
Th Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians has spent millions of dollars trying to keep relatives out of the Indian gaming business.

Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refusesFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses (08/03)
Litigation against the long-delayed casino has already cost taxpayers in Butte County, California, more than $600,000.

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinosFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (08/02)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.

Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new siteFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site (08/01)
The tribe continues efforts to expand its economy with a project just outside of Portland, Oregon.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling (08/01)
The tribe expected to open First Light Resort and Casino about a year from now but that was before a federal judge stepped into the fray.

North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III gamesFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games (08/01)
The California tribe has been trying to open an off-reservation casino for more than a decade but rivals are trying to stop the project.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute (07/29)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs should not have approved the land-into-trust application for the tribe's casino in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled.

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application (07/29)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.

Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino (07/21)
Chairman Dennis Ramirez said his people have moved on from an attack on their legitimacy.

Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in communityFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in community (07/19)
A move to a more commercial site in a larger city has brought about bigger issues for the California tribe.

Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mechoopda Tribe wins decision in long-running casino litigation (07/18)
The tribe has been battling officials in Butte County, California, for more than a decade.

Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bid (07/14)
The tribe is planning to build a casino at an outlet mall under construction in Elk Grove, California.

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casinoFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino (07/14)
Fears of competition are driving the California tribe into an extremely litigious position.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limboFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo (07/12)
The southern California tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't commenting on the long-delayed project.

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bidFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (07/08)
The Massachusetts tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process is at issue in a closely-watched case.

Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming proceduresFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures (07/08)
The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.

Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall site (07/07)
The tribe envisions a $400 million to $500 million facility on a 35-acre site in Elk Grove, California.

Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcelFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcel (07/05)
The Minnesota tribe is looking to grow but local officials are worried about a casino at the site.

Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compactFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact (07/04)
The state of California faces a deadline to consent or reject the tribe's agreement.

Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bidFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid (06/30)
Plans to develop land around the Coconut Creek Casino in Florida have been in the works for six years.

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decisionFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision (06/30)
Opponents argue that the casino site in Massachusetts should not have been placed in trust as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino (06/28)
The project has been in the works for more than a decade and would be much larger than the tribe's existing facility.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of fundingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding (06/28)
A non-Indian gaming developer stopped contributing to the lawsuit but a lead plaintiff vows to see the battle through.

Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues (06/28)
The money goes to local governments and schools and the tribe hopes to replicate that effort with an off-reservation casino.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casinoFiled Under: Connecticut
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casino (06/28)
The tribe's sad saga is at the center of a battle over a new casino in Connecticut.

Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casino (06/22)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in Indiana (06/21)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the final environmental impact statement for the project in South Bend, Indiana.

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