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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 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.

Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist developmentFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development (11/04)
The Alabama tribe sees children having fun at a $500 million entertainment destination but locals are thinking about a casino.

Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino (11/01)
Non-Indian opponents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a closely-watched land-into-trust case.

Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino (10/31)
Grande Ronde leaders have changed their mind and won't try to prevent a fellow tribe from joining the Indian gaming industry.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigationFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigation (10/14)
The First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts remains in limbo as a result of a land-into-trust lawsuit.

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.

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.

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 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.

Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rightsFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights (08/15)
Two federal court decisions decided one day apart considered the definitions of 'Indian' under the Indian Reorganization Act.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust lawFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law (07/15)
Congress has the power to ratify land-into-trust acquisitions, a move that protects the Michigan tribe from litigation.

Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fixFiled Under: Connecticut | Legislation
Sen. Feinstein pushing for anti-gaming language in Carcieri fix (07/14)
The California lawmaker is trying to meddle with the Carcieri fix found in S.1879, the Interior Improvement Act.

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.

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.

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.

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case (06/21)
The case will determine whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs should have approved the land-into-trust application for the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino (06/20)
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disputes rival's casino market studyFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disputes rival's casino market study (04/26)
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to decide whether to move forward with a project less than 20 miles from the tribe's site.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe moves full steam ahead with casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe moves full steam ahead with casino (04/12)
The long-awaited $1 billion First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts is due to open in the summer of 2017.

Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M projectFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M project (04/12)
The addition to the Gun Lake Casino in Michigan will debut in the summer of 2017.

Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in MichiganFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in Michigan (04/08)
The tribe is adding more jobs and new options to the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan.

Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workersFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers (04/08)
Construction is progressing quickly on the tribe's reservation but officials in Clark County, Washington, aren't happy about it.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confirms groundbreaking for casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confirms groundbreaking for casino (03/30)
Work on the First Light Resort and Casino will begin April 5 and the first phase of the $1 billion project is due to open in the summer of 2017.

Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate (03/29)
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to make a decision on the rival project in late April.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe responds to doubts on gaming planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe responds to doubts on gaming plan (03/22)
A lawsuit won't deter a groundbreaking on the First Light Resort and Casino and a gaming giant has stepped up with enough financing to finish the first phase by the summer of 2017.

Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case (03/18)
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington wants to join the Indian gaming industry but the Grand Ronde Tribes in neighboring Oregon hopes that doesn't happen.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about casino site lawsuitFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about casino site lawsuit (03/17)
The Massachusetts tribe plans to break ground on the First Light Resort and Casino in April and open the first phase in the summer of 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe foes remain confident as casino moves forwardFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe foes remain confident as casino moves forward (03/09)
Opponents are being financed by a non-Indian billionaire who happens to be seeking approval to build a commercial gaming facility in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to break ground on long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to break ground on long-awaited casino (03/08)
Chairman Cedric Cromwell said a ceremony could take place April 5. Three firms have already been hired to start the work.

Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe ask judge to put a stop to casino workFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe ask judge to put a stop to casino work (03/04)
Construction is proceeding quickly on the $500 million Cowlitz Casino Project and an injunction would pose a major setback to the tribe.

Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation | Regulation
Non-Indian billionaire slams Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (03/02)
Developer Neil Bluhm is financing a lawsuit that questions whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can place land in trust for the tribe.

Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threatFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threat (02/29)
Officials in Clark County, Washington, claim construction of a wastewater treatment system at the casino site violates a local ordinance.

Opinion: Don't believe anti-casino hype in Lytton Band land bill Filed Under: California | Legislation | Opinion
Opinion: Don't believe anti-casino hype in Lytton Band land bill (02/23)
If you’ve been listening to Rep. Jared Huffman recently, you’d think that his bill HR 2538 would protect the town of Windsor and Sonoma County.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ties casino suit to anti-Indian groupFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ties casino suit to anti-Indian group (02/17)
Michelle Littlefield admits she helped the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance host a conference in Massachusetts in March 2013.

Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casino (02/15)
Opponents -- including a tribe with an existing casino -- are still fighting the project in court but the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort is quickly taking shape in Washington.

Non-Indian firm looking to block Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Non-Indian firm looking to block Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (02/08)
Rush Street Gaming concedes that its proposed commercial casino in Brockton, Massachusetts, will benefit greatly if the tribe somehow goes away.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino bid despite lawsuitFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino bid despite lawsuit (02/05)
Opponents not surprisingly are citing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar to argue that the tribe cannot follow the land-into-trust process.

Foes raise money to fight Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Foes raise money to fight Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (01/11)
An opposition group is vowing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of preventing the tribe from opening a long-awaited casino.

Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casino (01/07)
The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, will see more gaming space, a 300-seat buffet, a larger lounge and entertainment area and a larger employee dining room and lounge.

Foes promise suit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Foes promise suit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino (12/18)
Don't expect the case to be filed soon -- opponents plan to wait up to six years to challenge the tribe's land-into-trust application.

BIA formally declares reservation for Cowlitz Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
BIA formally declares reservation for Cowlitz Tribe casino (11/09)
Administrative appeals and litigation have delayed construction of the $510 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe buys gaming site for $34.5MFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe buys gaming site for $34.5M (11/09)
The tribe hopes to break ground on the long-awaited First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts, in spring 2016.

Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gamingFiled Under: California | Legislation
Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gaming (10/30)
The California Democrat has been seen as hindering efforts to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Judge rejects challenges to Ione Band land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge rejects challenges to Ione Band land-into-trust application (10/01)
Opponents raised the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of stopping the tribe from building a casino in Amador County, California.

Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016 (09/30)
A lawsuit challenging the tribe's land-into-trust application is still pending in the federal court system.

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