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Open Secrets: Indian gaming battles make for well-fed lobbyists
Legislation | Litigation | Public Relations
Open Secrets: Indian gaming battles make for well-fed lobbyists (June 1, 2017)
Spending on lobbying by gaming tribes hit a record high of more than $26.5 million in 2015, the same year that tribal gaming revenues experienced their highest growth in recent years.

Seminole Tribe working hard to rid new casino of Donald Trump's influence
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Seminole Tribe working hard to rid new casino of Donald Trump's influence (May 26, 2017)
It's going to cost a lot of money to make sure no one connects the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to the president.

Seminole Tribe paid just $50M for casino Donald Trump built for $1.2B
Business Deals
Seminole Tribe paid just $50M for casino Donald Trump built for $1.2B (May 9, 2017)
As the future president's gaming empire faltered, the tribe's blossomed.

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos (April 13, 2017)
After just a month in office, the new leader of the Department of the Interior has made it harder for tribes to open off-reservation casinos.

Seminole Tribe finalizes purchase of failed Trump casino in New Jersey
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Seminole Tribe finalizes purchase of failed Trump casino in New Jersey (April 6, 2017)
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will reopen in the summer of 2018 after a $375 million upgrade project.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (March 7, 2017)
The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

Seminole Tribe putting Hard Rock name on failed Trump casino
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Seminole Tribe putting Hard Rock name on failed Trump casino (March 3, 2017)
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will open in New Jersey after a $300 million investment.

Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision (March 2, 2017)
Opponents are hoping to trip up the Bureau of Indian Affairs even though the gaming site in California has been placed in trust.

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 27, 2017)
The Gun Lake Tribe is already operating a successful casino in Michigan but a non-Indian man won't drop his long-running lawsuit.

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 20, 2017)
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.

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (February 14, 2017)
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana), whose top staffer is a tribal citizen, thinks the bill can finally become law.

Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again
Legislation
Senate committee passes Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act once again (February 8, 2017)
Some Democrats on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs objected to a bill that shields tribes and their casinos from federal labor law.

Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration (February 2, 2017)
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 case
Business Deals | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case (January 31, 2017)
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 project
Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project (January 31, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't make a decision before the end of the Obama administration.

Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application
California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application (January 26, 2017)
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 bid
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid (January 26, 2017)
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 era
Opinion
Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era (January 25, 2017)
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 approaches
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches (January 12, 2017)
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 casino
Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino (January 11, 2017)
The proposed Golden Mesa Casino is more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters in Oklahoma.

Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino (January 10, 2017)
The tribe has made significant progress on its land-into-trust application but outsiders are trying to derail the $400 million project.

Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino (January 6, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has concluded that a lengthy environmental impact statement isn't needed for the project in Oklahoma.

Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (January 3, 2017)
The proposed casino in Beloit has been under review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs for more than four years.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C.
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C. (December 14, 2016)
The Massachusetts tribe had hoped to open the First Light Resort and Casino in the summer of 2017.

Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino project
California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino project (December 13, 2016)
With just a few weeks left in the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is delivering a big decision for the California tribe.

Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case
Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court schedules oral argument in tribal immunity case (December 6, 2016)
The justices will hear the dispute in Lewis v. Clarke on January 9, 2017.

Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana (November 23, 2016)
The tribe is making history with approval of the first land-into-trust application in Indiana.

National Indian Gaming Commission announces 2017 consultation schedule
NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission announces 2017 consultation schedule (November 22, 2016)
Uncertainty is in the air in Indian Country but consultation remains a vital part of the federal agency's efforts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in office
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in office (November 10, 2016)
What will Indian gaming look like with Republican Donald Trump in the White House?

Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project (November 9, 2016)
The casino in Washington is likely the last of its kind to gain approval under the Obama administration.

Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal (November 9, 2016)
The U.S. Supreme Court rarely accepts cases but this one might be attractive because it involves one of their prior decisions.

Jason Pack: Donald Trump would run America like his failed casinos
Opinion
Jason Pack: Donald Trump would run America like his failed casinos (November 7, 2016)
'Donald Trump's background as a bully of the casino lobby provides a shockingly accurate picture of how he is likely to govern.'

Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration
Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration (November 2, 2016)
The Michigan tribe submitted a land-into-trust application two more years ago and there's no decision in sight.

Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt
Business Deals
Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt (November 1, 2016)
The Republican presidential nominee racked up $1.3 billion in debt in connection with his failed gaming empire.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story (October 21, 2016)
The California tribe was once partners with Donald Trump but their relationship ended early.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts
Business Deals | California
Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts (October 18, 2016)
Tribal members became concerned about their deal with the mogul and surprised him at a meeting with the t-shirts.

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe
Business Deals | California | Connecticut | Public Relations | Regulation
APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe (October 12, 2016)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.

Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida
Business Deals | Compacts
Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida (September 29, 2016)
Seven Arrows was paid to push for a deal with the Seminole Tribe but also was reimbursed for a potentially illegal trip to Cuba, Newsweek reports.

Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industry
Opinion
Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industry (August 18, 2016)
Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump, has been waging war against American Indian Tribes since 1988.

Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill
Regulation
Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill (August 17, 2016)
The Republican presidential candidate once attacked tribes on tax issues but avoided paying his own tax bill for years.

Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino
Business Deals | California
Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino (July 26, 2016)
The real estate mogul tiibal headquarters in California just a few months before he launched his infamous attack on Indian gaming.

Coquille Tribe faced threats for hosting Donald Trump supporters at casino
Meetings | Public Relations
Coquille Tribe faced threats for hosting Donald Trump supporters at casino (July 11, 2016)
Only about 50 people attended the meeting at The Mill Casino, which rented space to supporters of the controversial Republican presidential candidate.

Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming
Legislation
Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming (July 4, 2016)
A 1993 appearance on Capitol Hill was only just the beginning of the Republican presidential candidate's history of insulting Indian Country.

Donald Trump approved Indian gaming attack ads in New York
New York | Regulation
Donald Trump approved Indian gaming attack ads in New York (June 30, 2016)
The campaign was aimed at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, whose leaders were pursuing a casino that conflicted with the real estate mogul's interests.

Dean Obeidallah: Donald Trump's smears go back to the first Americans
Opinion
Dean Obeidallah: Donald Trump's smears go back to the first Americans (June 2, 2016)
If you think Donald Trump just started demonizing minority groups for personal gain during this current presidential campaign, then you don’t know Trump.

Donald Trump claims 'Jack Abrahamoff scandal' proves he was right about tribes
Regulation
Donald Trump claims 'Jack Abrahamoff scandal' proves he was right about tribes (May 23, 2016)
The Republican presidential candidate's campaign manager in fact was a player in a scam that sent his boss -- a member of Congress -- to prison.

Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming
Regulation
Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming (May 19, 2016)
If the presumptive GOP nominee wins the presidency, he will hold considerable sway over the $28.5 billion and growing tribal casino industry.

Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casino
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casino (May 9, 2016)
The casino mogul often brags of his business prowess but he failed to seal a deal with the the Washington tribe in the early 2000s.

Donald Trump tried to bully his way into New York tribe's casino bid
New York
Donald Trump tried to bully his way into New York tribe's casino bid (April 18, 2016)
After the developers refused to bring the Republican presidential candidate on board, he ran racist ads against the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

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