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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.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Pokagon Band faces hurdles for a gaming compact with Indiana (03/30)
Gov. Mike Pence (R), who would be negotiating with the tribe, has said he opposes an 'expansion' of gaming in a state where revenues from existing facilities have fallen 17 percent in the last five fiscal years.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers seek role in Pokagon Band gaming compact (03/27)
The bill would require the Legislature to ratify a compact, a practice that is common other states with tribal casinos.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation extends agreement for off-reservation casino (03/27)
The tribe has agreed to share gaming revenues with the city of Beloit and Rock County.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA to host public meeting for Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (03/24)
The tribe is planning a $480 million development with housing and gaming in South Bend, Indiana.

Filed Under: Compacts
Ho-Chunk Nation hails movement on off-reservation casino bid (03/20)
The tribe believes the Bureau of Indian Affairs has restarted work on the application.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Pokagon Band set for first public hearing on Indiana casino bid (03/18)
A support group is rallying for the tribe while an opposition group remains secretive.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
Still no word from BIA on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (03/17)
The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application more than seven years ago.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
City questions BIA's use of firm for Coquille Tribe's casino report (03/13)
The environmental study hasn't been released but local officials are already raising questions about the contractor being used for the project.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Pokagon Band outlines $480M investment in Indiana casino plan (03/13)
A local group is already stirring up opposition but the mayor says he's open to discussions.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Federal Register
Pokagon Band includes casino in land-into-trust plan in Indiana (03/12)
The tribe wants to develop a village and a Class III gaming facility in the city of South Bend.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Oregon tribes continue battle over new Class II gaming facility (03/12)
The Coquille Tribe is facing intense opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria still waiting for BIA movement on gaming plan (02/27)
A draft environmental impact statement could be issued sometime this summer.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
BIA still working on Los Coyotes Band off-reservation casino (02/19)
The final environmental impact statement was published in April 2014.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register
BIA still working on potential Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (02/18)
The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application more than two years ago.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Ho-Chunk Nation won't ask tribes about off-reservation casino (02/18)
The tribe's Class III gaming compact authorizes four locations.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Menominee Nation sought to bar rival off-reservation casino (02/17)
An offer to fund a new stadium was linked to the Ho-Chunk Nation's casino in Beloit.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
BIA holds public hearing on Coquille Tribe off-reservation casino (02/04)
Chairwoman Brenda Meade speaks in support of the proposed Class II facility in Medford.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Public Relations
Cow Creek Band ties casino layoffs to economy and rival tribe (02/03)
The tribe laid off 93 people at the Seven Feather Casino Resort.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Regulation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting for BIA answer on casino (02/02)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn promised a decision in "early 2013" but that deadline has long passed.

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