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Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casinoFiled Under: 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 casinoFiled Under: 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.

Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site (January 5, 2017)
The tribe must gain approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the governor of California.

Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (January 4, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Cheryl Schmidt: Public kept in the dark on Wilton Rancheria casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Cheryl Schmidt: Public kept in the dark on Wilton Rancheria casino (December 14, 2016)
A group called Stand Up for California is trying to derail the California tribe's plan.

Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino projectFiled Under: 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.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be deadFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead (December 12, 2016)
The 60-acre site that was slated for the development has been sold, according to a local radio station.

Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1MFiled Under: Compacts
Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M (December 9, 2016)
This year, the tribe shared more than $1.58 million with local communities and schools in Michigan.

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino (November 28, 2016)
Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.

Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in IndianaFiled Under: 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.

Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria sees more local support for $400M casino project (November 2, 2016)
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock will be updating business leaders on the project on November 18.

Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on casino project (October 20, 2016)
The tribe is pursuing a $400 million development in Elk Grove, California.

Tejon Tribe seeks headquarters as casino project sits in limboFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Tejon Tribe seeks headquarters as casino project sits in limbo (October 17, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs missed an anticipated deadline on the California tribe's proposed gaming facility.

Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria makes significant progress on casino project (September 28, 2016)
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 (July 19, 2016)
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 (July 14, 2016)
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 (July 12, 2016)
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 (July 7, 2016)
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 (June 30, 2016)
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 (June 28, 2016)
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 (June 28, 2016)
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 (June 22, 2016)
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 (June 21, 2016)
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 (June 16, 2016)
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 (June 10, 2016)
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 (June 10, 2016)
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 (June 9, 2016)
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 (June 2, 2016)
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 (May 24, 2016)
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 (May 11, 2016)
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 (May 2, 2016)
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 (April 25, 2016)
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 (April 12, 2016)
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 (March 29, 2016)
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 (March 23, 2016)
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 (March 3, 2016)
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 (February 23, 2016)
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 (February 17, 2016)
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 (February 4, 2016)
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 (February 1, 2016)
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 (January 27, 2016)
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 (January 27, 2016)
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 (January 26, 2016)
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 (January 22, 2016)
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 (January 13, 2016)
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 (January 12, 2016)
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 (January 7, 2016)
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 (January 5, 2016)
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 (January 4, 2016)
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 (December 16, 2015)
Plans call for a 48,100 square-foot casino on about 11.41 acres in Skagit County.

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