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Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino project (09/28)
The tribe has agreed to share $132 million over 20 years with the city of Elk Grove, California.

Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in communityFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria casino bid generates controversy in community (07/19)
A move to a more commercial site in a larger city has brought about bigger issues for the California tribe.

Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria faces anonymous campaign against casino bid (07/14)
The tribe is planning to build a casino at an outlet mall under construction in Elk Grove, California.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limboFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo (07/12)
The southern California tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't commenting on the long-delayed project.

Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria shares plans for major casino at outlet mall site (07/07)
The tribe envisions a $400 million to $500 million facility on a 35-acre site in Elk Grove, California.

Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bidFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid (06/30)
Plans to develop land around the Coconut Creek Casino in Florida have been in the works for six years.

Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino (06/28)
The project has been in the works for more than a decade and would be much larger than the tribe's existing facility.

Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues (06/28)
The money goes to local governments and schools and the tribe hopes to replicate that effort with an off-reservation casino.

Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casino (06/22)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in Indiana (06/21)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the final environmental impact statement for the project in South Bend, Indiana.

Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under constructionFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under construction (06/16)
The tribe has settled on a site less than four miles from its headquarters in Elk Grove, California.

Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinanceFiled Under: California | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance (06/10)
The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.

Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming developmentFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming development (06/10)
The 35-acre property is located next to an outlet mall that's under construction in Elk Grove, California.

Coquille Tribe economic data outlines impacts on existing casinosFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Coquille Tribe economic data outlines impacts on existing casinos (06/09)
Tribal casinos in Oregon and southern California are expected to see a decline in revenues if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves the new development.

Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming lawFiled Under: Litigation | New York
Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law (06/02)
The tribe sued to protect a Class II gaming facility in the village of Union Springs, New York.

Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming project (05/24)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be making progress but has fallen behind on its anticipated schedule.

Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casino (05/11)
The process took so long that a nearby tribe opened a casino and is almost finished with an expansion project.

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.

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