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Filed Under: Casino Stalker
BIA clarifies timeline on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (08/31)
A decision on the land-into-trust application for the $500 million First Light Resort and Casino isn't imminent.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe prepares for decision on gaming plan (08/28)
The tribe is eager to start work on the $500 million First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to see BIA decision on casino project (08/26)
It's only taken eight years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is going to make a decision on the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Non-Indian facility in Massachusetts sees $18.1M in revenues (08/18)
Gamblers poured nearly $181.6 million into slot machines and electronic table games at the Plainridge Park Casino in July.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino plan (08/13)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing an environmental impact statement for a 250,000 square-foot casino in Kern County, California.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Rep. Cook supports Los Coyotes Band off-reservation casino (08/07)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs still hasn't made a decision on a project that has been in the works for more than a decade.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for off-reservation casino ruling (08/05)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs apparently asked for more information even though an environmental review was completed more than a year ago.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Cow Creek Band continues to oppose new Coquille Tribe casino (07/02)
The two tribes are at odds over gaming facilities that will be located about an hour apart.

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BIA releases scoping report for Coquille Tribe Class II facility (06/30)
The document comes as another community seeks to participate in the review process for the $26 million Cedars at Bear Creek.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can't stop non-Indian gaming facility (06/19)
The Plainridge Park Casino, with up to 1,500 slot machines, will open on June 24.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe still waiting on decision for off-reservation casino (06/12)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs completed the final environmental impact statement more than two years ago.

Filed Under: California | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
BIA confirms Soboba Band can put casino at newly acquired site (06/03)
The tribe spent nearly eight years trying to get the 410-acre site placed in trust.

Filed Under: California | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Soboba Band still working on plan to relocate casino to new site (06/01)
It only took nearly eight years, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs has finally approved a land-into-trust application for the southern California tribe.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band faces hurdles in plan to develop casino in Indiana (05/27)
Some state lawmakers aren't excited about a tribal casino joining riverboat and land-based casinos.

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hoping for casino decision this year (05/21)
The main hurdle is whether the Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar bars the tribe from following the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band questions legality of new gaming law in Indiana (05/14)
Chairman John Warren said the new law, which went into effect without the governor's signature, violates the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Lawmaker slammed for comment about Pokagon Band casino bid (05/01)
An Indiana lawmaker brought up 'bows and arrows' in reference to the tribe's plan for a casino on ancestral territory in the state.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Gaming bill opposed by Pokagon Band sent to Indiana governor (04/30)
The bill dictates what 'must' be included in a Class III gaming compact even though negotiations have not yet begun.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers advance bill against Pokagon Band's casino (04/29)
The bill asks Congress to declare that 'reservations and restored Indian lands within Indiana' are not eligible for gaming.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Pokagon Band casino remains a concern for Indiana lawmakers (04/24)
At least one top lawmaker doesn't believe the state can stop the tribe from opening a casino if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves a land-into-trust application for a 166-acre site in South Bend.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band questions bill that affects Indiana casino project (04/22)
Chairman John Warren said some lawmakers in Indiana aren't making the tribe feel welcome in its own territory.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid (04/17)
Two national organizations are coming to the defense of the tribe in response to questionable comments from state lawmakers whose county includes a non-Indian riverboat.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA hears from public on Pokagon Band gaming plan in Indiana (04/15)
About 200 people attended a hearing to discuss plans for a $400 million development in South Bend, Indiana.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Pokagon Band gains city support for casino ahead of BIA hearing (04/14)
Leaders in South Bend, Indiana, are laying out the welcome mat for the tribe as it seeks to further its presence in the state.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA to hear from public on Pokagon Band casino plan in Indiana (04/13)
The tribe plans a $480 million development in South Bend, where many of its members live.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
City weighs resolution to support Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (04/09)
The vote might come ahead of a Bureau of Indian Affairs public meeting on the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident on gaming plan (04/06)
Attorney Arlinda Locklear said work picked up after a federal judge upheld a land-into-trust application for a recently recognized tribe in Washington.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation looks to develop property adjacent to casino (04/06)
The tribe owns 49 acres next to Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison that could be used for a sports complex, museum and entertainment venues.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
BIA still promising action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (04/03)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn told the top gaming regulator in Massachusetts that the tribe's land-into-trust application remains a 'high priority.'

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino deal goes 3 more years (04/01)
The tribe and supporters are still waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to release a draft environmental impact statement for the casino in Beloit.

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