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Proposal to link gaming expansion to car tags in Oklahoma gains little traction
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Proposal to link gaming expansion to car tags in Oklahoma gains little traction (September 14, 2017)
Key tribes in Oklahoma are questioning plans to expand gaming by linking it to car tag revenues.

Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration
Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration (July 19, 2017)
Two tribes won approval for new casinos in Oklahoma on the last full day of the Obama administration but the Trump team held up the official announcements for six months.

Cherokee Nation moves ahead with plan to put casino at new site
Openings & Closings
Cherokee Nation moves ahead with plan to put casino at new site (March 30, 2017)
The facility would be located at the Cherokee Springs Plaza, a tribal retail development in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facility
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Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facility (October 25, 2016)
The Cherokee Casino Grove, the tribe's 10th gaming facility, is creating 175 jobs.

Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid
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Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid (October 19, 2016)
The Arkansas Supreme Court knocked the initiative off the November ballot but a request for reconsideration is pending.

Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas
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Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas (October 14, 2016)
The tribe poured $1 million into the Arkansas Wins campaign in hopes of managing a commercial casino.

Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas
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Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas (September 2, 2016)
Voters are being asked to approve three commercial casinos, one of which will be managed by the Oklahoma tribe.

Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas
Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas (August 16, 2016)
Backers of the petition are asking voters to approve three casinos, one of which would be operated by the Oklahoma tribe.

Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bid
Opinion
Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bid (June 28, 2016)
There are already too many opportunities to lose the light bill in this state without inviting stand-alone, 24/7 casinos.

Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in Arkansas
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Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in Arkansas (June 23, 2016)
The Oklahoma tribe is hoping to expand its gaming empire into Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation sees strong progress on newest gaming facility
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Cherokee Nation sees strong progress on newest gaming facility (June 17, 2016)
The tribe is hosting a topping-off ceremony less than 80 days after breaking ground in Grove, Oklahoma.

Quapaw Tribe not worried about another Cherokee Nation casino
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Quapaw Tribe not worried about another Cherokee Nation casino (April 13, 2016)
The Cherokee Nation continues to expand its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation touts new jobs as work begins on $23M casino
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Cherokee Nation touts new jobs as work begins on $23M casino (March 29, 2016)
The 39,000 square-foot Cherokee Casino Grove is due to open this coming winter and it will put 175 people to work.

Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empire
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empire (March 25, 2016)
The casino in Grove will be the tribe's 10th casino in Oklahoma.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates opportunity with casino
Openings & Closings | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates opportunity with casino (February 3, 2016)
The tribe is the economic engine of this region, and we must keep pursuing opportunities to grow that impact, create jobs and further economic development for our friends and family.

Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility
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Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility (January 28, 2016)
The tribe's 10th casino will be located near Grove, Oklahoma, and will feature 400 gaming machines, a restaurant, a full-service bar, a live music venue and a dance floor.

Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revamp
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Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revamp (December 8, 2015)
The hotel is the final piece of an $80 million expansion project at the facility in Roland, located just a few miles from the Arkansas border.

Tribes in Oklahoma generated $4.2B at gaming facilities in 2014
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Tribes in Oklahoma generated $4.2B at gaming facilities in 2014 (November 20, 2015)
Tribal casinos generated $4.2 billion in revenue in 2014, representing 2.5 percent of private production in the state.

Cherokee Nation contributed $11M to upgrade road near casino
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Cherokee Nation contributed $11M to upgrade road near casino (September 1, 2015)
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa is located near two heavily-trafficked highways.

Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino project
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Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino project (August 11, 2015)
A firm opening date hasn't been determined but the 120-room hotel at the casino near the Arkansas border is set to open this fall.

Oklahoma tribes approach $1B in revenue sharing with state
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Oklahoma tribes approach $1B in revenue sharing with state (August 10, 2015)
The director of the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission believes tribes will reach the milestone this month.

Cherokee Nation to open hotel at $80M casino near Arkansas in fall
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Cherokee Nation to open hotel at $80M casino near Arkansas in fall (July 3, 2015)
The 170,000 square-foot Cherokee Casino in Roland enjoyed a soft opening in May.

Comanche Nation closed casino for one day to address flooding
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Comanche Nation closed casino for one day to address flooding (May 28, 2015)
Chairman Wallace Coffey declared an emergency in response to record-setting rain and dangerous flooding conditions.

Cherokee Nation to debut $80M casino near Arkansas border
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Cherokee Nation to debut $80M casino near Arkansas border (May 13, 2015)
The tribe created another 300 jobs at the new Cherokee Casino in Roland, set to open May 19.

Editorial: Cherokee Nation contributes to economy with casino
Openings & Closings | Opinion
Editorial: Cherokee Nation contributes to economy with casino (March 31, 2015)
It’s the latest evidence that tribal gambling is very big business in Oklahoma and that money rolls from the tribes to the general economy.

Cherokee Nation to launch $6.9M renovation project at casino
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Cherokee Nation to launch $6.9M renovation project at casino (March 26, 2015)
Work will start in May and will include a spa, a 16,000 square-foot pool area and an improved hotel lobby.

Cherokee Nation opens $10M gaming facility by Kansas border
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Cherokee Nation opens $10M gaming facility by Kansas border (March 6, 2015)
Of the 135 employees at the new casino, more than 100 are tribal citizens.

Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to manager of $80M casino
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Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to manager of $80M casino (February 26, 2015)
Chad McReynolds started off as a card dealer at the casino in Roland and has risen through the ranks.

Cherokee Nation on track to complete $80M casino this summer
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Cherokee Nation on track to complete $80M casino this summer (January 20, 2015)
The 170,000 square-foot facility features a hotel with 120 rooms and space to host conferences, events, weddings and trade shows.

Oklahoma reports drop in gaming exclusivity fees from tribes
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Oklahoma reports drop in gaming exclusivity fees from tribes (November 21, 2014)
For the first time since 2004, tribes shared fewer revenues with the state.

Cherokee Nation highlights benefits of growing casino industry
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Cherokee Nation highlights benefits of growing casino industry (November 18, 2014)
The state has seen dramatic growth since voters authorized Class III gaming in 2004.

Oklahoma tribes share $900M in gaming revenues with state
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Oklahoma tribes share $900M in gaming revenues with state (November 14, 2014)
The Cherokee Nation will hold a ceremony on Monday to mark 10 years of Class III gaming.

Cherokee Nation promotes tribal member to manager of casino
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Cherokee Nation promotes tribal member to manager of casino (September 25, 2014)
Tony Nagy has worked for Cherokee Nation Entertainment since 2007

Editorial: Cherokee Nation brings jobs with project next to casino
Openings & Closings | Opinion
Editorial: Cherokee Nation brings jobs with project next to casino (September 15, 2014)
Newspaper praises the Cherokee Nation for creating jobs and revenue with plans for an entertainment district and outlet center next to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Briefs filed in lawsuit over United Keetoowah Band's gaming site
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Briefs filed in lawsuit over United Keetoowah Band's gaming site (September 12, 2014)
The tribe shut down the casino in August 2013 because the land is not in trust.

Cherokee Nation to announce $80M retail development at casino
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Cherokee Nation to announce $80M retail development at casino (September 9, 2014)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma continues its streak of major gaming-related developments.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates a new 'field of dreams'
Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates a new 'field of dreams' (September 8, 2014)
Cherokee Nation Nation Bill John Baker touts plans for a $170 million casino, hotel and retail development in Tahlequah, the tribe's capital.

Editorial: Cherokee Nation boosts economy with new casino plans
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Editorial: Cherokee Nation boosts economy with new casino plans (September 5, 2014)
Newspaper welcomes $170 million Cherokee Nation development that will include a new casino, hotels and retail.

Cherokee Nation seeks trust status for new casino and hotel resort
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Cherokee Nation seeks trust status for new casino and hotel resort (September 3, 2014)
The Cherokee Nation will relocate one of its casinos as part of a $170 million development.

Cherokee Nation announces $170M casino and retail development
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Cherokee Nation announces $170M casino and retail development (September 1, 2014)
The Cherokee Springs Plaza will include a casino, two hotels, retail, office space and a convention center on 150-acres in Tahlequah.

Cherokee Nation starts construction on casino at Indian allotment
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Cherokee Nation starts construction on casino at Indian allotment (August 28, 2014)
The $10 million facility features 300 electronic games, a bar and a 50-seat restaurant and it will generate 100 jobs.

Cherokee Nation to break ground on casino on Indian allotment
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Cherokee Nation to break ground on casino on Indian allotment (August 26, 2014)
The 17,000 square-foot facility will be located on an Indian allotment in South Coffeyville, just one mile south of the Kansas border.

Judge hears dispute over United Keetoowah Band gaming site
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge hears dispute over United Keetoowah Band gaming site (July 28, 2014)
The Cherokee Nation is suing to prevent the UKB casino site from going into trust.

Cherokee Nation builds next gaming facility on Indian allotment
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Cherokee Nation builds next gaming facility on Indian allotment (July 18, 2014)
The tribe is leasing the restricted allotment from a Cherokee family.

Cherokee Nation announces plans for casino by Kansas border
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Cherokee Nation announces plans for casino by Kansas border (July 16, 2014)
The facility near the Kansas border will be the tribe's eighth casino.

Cherokee Nation continues work on new $78.5M gaming facility
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Cherokee Nation continues work on new $78.5M gaming facility (July 10, 2014)
The casino in Roland will include a hotel with 120 rooms.

Cherokee Nation attracts new development to area with casino
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Cherokee Nation attracts new development to area with casino (June 25, 2014)
Tribe owned land where a new Wal-Mart Supercenter sits.

Chamber of commerce funds spent at Cherokee Nation casino
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Chamber of commerce funds spent at Cherokee Nation casino (June 24, 2014)
Some $120,000 was reportedly embezzled.

Oklahoma tribes reach for gamblers across border in Arkansas
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Oklahoma tribes reach for gamblers across border in Arkansas (June 3, 2014)
Gaming facilities operated by the Choctaw Nation and the Cherokee Nation attract patrons from Arkansas.

Judge sets hearing in United Keetoowah Band gaming dispute
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge sets hearing in United Keetoowah Band gaming dispute (May 12, 2014)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma will be in federal court on July 25 to defend its gaming and land rights.

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