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Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bid (05/02)
The decision comes two years after the final environmental impact statement was issued and nearly eight years after the process formally began.

Pokagon Band touts $248M in economic impacts fueled by gaming enterpriseFiled Under: Public Relations
Pokagon Band touts $248M in economic impacts fueled by gaming enterprise (04/25)
Gaming has been good for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the tribe's surrounding communities in Michigan and Indiana.

Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreementFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreement (04/12)
The memorandum of understanding calls on the city of South Bend to support the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation waits for ruling on Illinois casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation waits for ruling on Illinois casino (03/29)
The tribe acquired 128 acres within the historic Shab-eh-nay Reservation in Illinois but is still going through the land-into-trust process for the site.

Pokagon Band reaches two agreements for casino site in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band reaches two agreements for casino site in Indiana (03/23)
The tribe is addressing sewer and water services, along with payments in lieu of property taxes, at its 166-acre land-into-trust in South Bend, Indiana.

Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site (03/03)
The tribe paid $500,000 for another 120 acres in Fruitport, Michigan, the location of the proposed casino.

Los Coyotes Band waits for decision on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band waits for decision on off-reservation casino (02/23)
The final environmental impact statement was completed nearly two years ago but there's still no word from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Wilton Rancheria focuses on two sites for potential gaming facilityFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Wilton Rancheria focuses on two sites for potential gaming facility (02/17)
The tribe is considering two locations along a major highway just outside of Sacramento, California.

Little River Band hails BIA movement on off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band hails BIA movement on off-reservation casino bid (02/04)
The tribe is proposing a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, a suburb of Muskegon, Michigan.

Wilton Rancheria considers a second location for potential casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Wilton Rancheria considers a second location for potential casino (02/01)
A 28-acre property next to a half-completed mall is being reviewed as the tribe goes through the land-into-trust process.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation promotes gaming plan in IllinoisFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation promotes gaming plan in Illinois (01/27)
The tribe is going through the land-into-trust process for site within its ancestral reservation in present-day DeKalb County.

Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposalFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposal (01/27)
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock anticipates a long process to get the land in trust for the proposed casino.

Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projectsFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projects (01/26)
The tribe filed land-into-trust applications for two sites in Michigan in June 2014 but there's been little concrete progress at the federal level.

Pokagon Band sees opposition to work at casino site in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band sees opposition to work at casino site in Indiana (01/22)
The tribe wants to fill in wetlands and alter a stream at its 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend.

Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project (01/13)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.

BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Meetings
BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bid (01/12)
The tribe, whose headquarters are located in Kansas, plans a Class II facility on an ancestral reservation in Illinois.

Pokagon Band aims to build police station at Indiana casino siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band aims to build police station at Indiana casino site (01/07)
The facility would be located on the northern portion of the tribe's 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation sees action on Illinois casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation sees action on Illinois casino plan (01/05)
In one of his final actions, former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn started the environmental review process for the tribe's proposed Class II gaming facility.

Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid (01/04)
Plans call for a 601,780 square-foot facility that includes a 110,260 square-foot gaming floor, a 302-room hotel, a 48,150-square-foot convention center and a 3,500-space parking lot.

Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casino (12/16)
Plans call for a 48,100 square-foot casino on about 11.41 acres in Skagit County.

Little River Band might buy additional land near gaming siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Little River Band might buy additional land near gaming site (11/10)
The tribe has seen strong local support for the $180 million project in Fruitport Township in Michigan.

Wilton Rancheria at impasse with city over stalled casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria at impasse with city over stalled casino bid (10/29)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs released a scoping report in February 2014 but has yet to issue a draft environmental impact statement.

Cachil Dehe Band continues fight over Enterprise Rancheria casinoFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cachil Dehe Band continues fight over Enterprise Rancheria casino (10/27)
The Colusa Casino faces competition from a new development less than 40 miles away.

Little River Band hopeful after off-reservation casino hearingFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band hopeful after off-reservation casino hearing (10/19)
A final decision is years away but the tribe hopes local support translates into approval at the state and federal level.

Little River Band sees support for off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Little River Band sees support for off-reservation casino bid (10/16)
A large crowd attended the first Bureau of Indian Affairs public hearing on the $180 million project in Fruitport Township, Michigan.

Little River Band set for hearing on off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Little River Band set for hearing on off-reservation casino bid (10/14)
MLive Muskegon Chronicle will carry a webcast of the public meeting for the $180 million project in Fuirtport Township, Michigan.

Little River Band sees off-reservation casino as boost for revenueFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band sees off-reservation casino as boost for revenue (10/08)
The land-into-trust application touts the project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, as a means to gain self-sufficiency.

Coquille Tribe awaits next step in bid for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Coquille Tribe awaits next step in bid for off-reservation casino (10/02)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could release a draft environmental impact statement by the end of the year.

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.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe vows fight over off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Meetings
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe vows fight over off-reservation casino (09/29)
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will be facing a formidable opponent as it purses the $180 million development in Michigan.

Little River Band sees strong support for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Meetings
Little River Band sees strong support for off-reservation casino (09/24)
Local officials are singing the praises of the $180 million project as the Bureau of Indian Affairs moves forward with the review process.

Little River Band remains committed to off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Little River Band remains committed to off-reservation casino (09/23)
The tribe is pursuing the project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe aims to start casino work next yearFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe aims to start casino work next year (09/21)
Approval of the land-into-trust application took eight years and the tribe is eager to start work on the first Indian gaming facility in Massachusetts.

BIA sets hearing on Little River Band off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Meetings
BIA sets hearing on Little River Band off-reservation casino bid (09/21)
The tribe plans a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, about 80 miles from reservation headquarters.

Tejon Tribe anticipates lengthy process for casino in CaliforniaFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Tejon Tribe anticipates lengthy process for casino in California (09/09)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward on the land-into-trust application but a decision is years away.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seeks building inspector for casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seeks building inspector for casino (09/04)
A listing on the Indianz.Com jobs board outlines a resort with a 927,445 square-foot casino, a 329,000 square-foot hotel and a garage with space for up to 4,000 vehicles.

BIA clarifies timeline on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bidFiled 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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe prepares for decision on gaming planFiled 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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to see BIA decision on casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker
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.

Non-Indian facility in Massachusetts sees $18.1M in revenuesFiled 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.

Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino planFiled 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.

Rep. Cook supports Los Coyotes Band off-reservation casinoFiled 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.

Los Coyotes Band still waiting for off-reservation casino rulingFiled 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.

Cow Creek Band continues to oppose new Coquille Tribe casinoFiled 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.

BIA releases scoping report for Coquille Tribe Class II facilityFiled Under: Casino Stalker
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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can't stop non-Indian gaming facilityFiled 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.

Spokane Tribe still waiting on decision for off-reservation casinoFiled 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.

BIA confirms Soboba Band can put casino at newly acquired siteFiled 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.

Soboba Band still working on plan to relocate casino to new siteFiled 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.

Pokagon Band faces hurdles in plan to develop casino in IndianaFiled 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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