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Mississippi Choctaw citizens win court decision to put new casino to a vote
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw citizens win court decision to put new casino to a vote (August 17, 2017)
A group called Chahta for Better Government is trying to halt plans for a $25 million casino on the reservation.

National Indian Gaming Association chooses David Bean as vice chair
Public Relations
National Indian Gaming Association chooses David Bean as vice chair (June 23, 2017)
David Bean, a council member from the Puyallup Tribe, was sworn in as vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association on June 20.

Open Secrets: Indian gaming battles make for well-fed lobbyists
Legislation | Litigation | Public Relations
Open Secrets: Indian gaming battles make for well-fed lobbyists (June 1, 2017)
Spending on lobbying by gaming tribes hit a record high of more than $26.5 million in 2015, the same year that tribal gaming revenues experienced their highest growth in recent years.

Mississippi Choctaw government rejects petition against casino
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw government rejects petition against casino (May 30, 2017)
Citizens of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are vowing to fight back after their anti-casino petition fell just five votes short.

Mississippi Choctaw citizens request vote on $25M casino project
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw citizens request vote on $25M casino project (May 23, 2017)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians could be forced to rethink plans for a $25 million casino.

Leech Lake Band wins approval to build new casino at new site
Openings & Closings
Leech Lake Band wins approval to build new casino at new site (May 18, 2017)
Tribal citizens voted overwhelmingly to move the Palace Casino and Hotel to a different location in Cass Lake, Minnesota, that sees more traffic.

Spirit Lake Nation suspends referendum on liquor sales at casino
Public Relations
Spirit Lake Nation suspends referendum on liquor sales at casino (May 17, 2017)
Liquor sales at the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort are supposed to fund an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center.

Leech Lake Band asks citizens to approve new casino at new site
Openings & Closings
Leech Lake Band asks citizens to approve new casino at new site (May 3, 2017)
Plans call for a $45 million to $50 million investment in the Palace Casino and Hotel in Cass Lake, Minnesota,

Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting (February 7, 2017)
Officials in Elk Grove, California, might leave an agreement that affects the casino up to a vote of the people.

Wilton Rancheria slams non-Indian interests for fighting casino
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.

Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid
California | Litigation
Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid (December 13, 2016)
The California tribe has overcome numerous hurdles in the last 12 years and a new decision only muddies the waters.

Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria still wondering about anti-casino campaign (November 28, 2016)
More clues are emerging as the tribe seeks to open a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight (November 22, 2016)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode Island
Casino Stalker
Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode Island (November 9, 2016)
Ballots are still being counted for a casino that would sit just 400 feet from the Massachusetts border.

Jason Pack: Donald Trump would run America like his failed casinos
Opinion
Jason Pack: Donald Trump would run America like his failed casinos (November 7, 2016)
'Donald Trump's background as a bully of the casino lobby provides a shockingly accurate picture of how he is likely to govern.'

Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casino
Casino Stalker
Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casino (November 7, 2016)
The project site is right at the Massachusetts border, less than 20 miles from the casino being built by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Randy Noka: Racism at play with anti-tribal votes in Rhode Island
Opinion
Randy Noka: Racism at play with anti-tribal votes in Rhode Island (November 4, 2016)
Why are non-Indian interests in Rhode Island asking voters to approve yet another casino while the Narragansett Tribe has been repeatedly denied the same opportunity?

Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration
Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration (November 2, 2016)
The Michigan tribe submitted a land-into-trust application two more years ago and there's no decision in sight.

Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt
Business Deals
Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt (November 1, 2016)
The Republican presidential nominee racked up $1.3 billion in debt in connection with his failed gaming empire.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band disputes 'Donald Trump, You're Fired' story (October 21, 2016)
The California tribe was once partners with Donald Trump but their relationship ended early.

Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid
Public Relations
Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid (October 19, 2016)
The Arkansas Supreme Court knocked the initiative off the November ballot but a request for reconsideration is pending.

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election year
Legislation
Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act still in limbo in heated election year (October 18, 2016)
Tribes have been seeking to exempt their gaming facilities from the National Labor Relations Act for more than a decade.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts
Business Deals | California
Twenty-Nine Palms Band wore 'Donald Trump, you're fired' shirts (October 18, 2016)
Tribal members became concerned about their deal with the mogul and surprised him at a meeting with the t-shirts.

Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas
Public Relations
Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas (October 14, 2016)
The tribe poured $1 million into the Arkansas Wins campaign in hopes of managing a commercial casino.

APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe
Business Deals | California | Connecticut | Public Relations | Regulation
APTN links Donald Trump's 1993 smear to rebuff by California tribe (October 12, 2016)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's racial attacks on Indian Country go back decades.

Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida
Business Deals | Compacts
Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida (September 29, 2016)
Seven Arrows was paid to push for a deal with the Seminole Tribe but also was reimbursed for a potentially illegal trip to Cuba, Newsweek reports.

Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas
Casino Stalker
Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas (September 2, 2016)
Voters are being asked to approve three commercial casinos, one of which will be managed by the Oklahoma tribe.

Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industry
Opinion
Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industry (August 18, 2016)
Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump, has been waging war against American Indian Tribes since 1988.

Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill
Regulation
Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill (August 17, 2016)
The Republican presidential candidate once attacked tribes on tax issues but avoided paying his own tax bill for years.

Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas
Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas (August 16, 2016)
Backers of the petition are asking voters to approve three casinos, one of which would be operated by the Oklahoma tribe.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves $40M in casino projects
Openings & Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves $40M in casino projects (August 16, 2016)
The Michigan tribe will be renovating and upgrading its casinos in Marquette and Baraga.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heads to vote on casino projects
Openings & Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community heads to vote on casino projects (August 12, 2016)
The Michigan tribe is asking voters to approve $40 million in upgrades at two gaming facilities.

Referendum to expand gaming in Nebraska fails to qualify for ballot
Legislation
Referendum to expand gaming in Nebraska fails to qualify for ballot (August 11, 2016)
State authorities rejected a significant number of signatures submitted by a group backed by the Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation.

North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games
California | Compacts | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games (August 1, 2016)
The California tribe has been trying to open an off-reservation casino for more than a decade but rivals are trying to stop the project.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plans
Openings & Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plans (July 15, 2016)
The tribe is looking to spend $40 million to upgrade two casinos in Michigan.

Casino Foe: 'We've subsidized the Indians for hundreds of years'
Legislation
Casino Foe: 'We've subsidized the Indians for hundreds of years' (July 13, 2016)
Pat Loontjer of Gambling With the Good Life thinks Indian people should move away if they don't like economic conditions on their reservations.

Coquille Tribe faced threats for hosting Donald Trump supporters at casino
Meetings | Public Relations
Coquille Tribe faced threats for hosting Donald Trump supporters at casino (July 11, 2016)
Only about 50 people attended the meeting at The Mill Casino, which rented space to supporters of the controversial Republican presidential candidate.

Winnebago Tribe's corporation turns in signatures for gaming vote
Legislation
Winnebago Tribe's corporation turns in signatures for gaming vote (July 7, 2016)
A series of ballot measures could finally put tribes in Nebraska on the same footing as those in neighboring states.

Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming
Legislation
Mainstream media tunes into Donald Trump's attacks on Indian gaming (July 4, 2016)
A 1993 appearance on Capitol Hill was only just the beginning of the Republican presidential candidate's history of insulting Indian Country.

Donald Trump approved Indian gaming attack ads in New York
New York | Regulation
Donald Trump approved Indian gaming attack ads in New York (June 30, 2016)
The campaign was aimed at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, whose leaders were pursuing a casino that conflicted with the real estate mogul's interests.

Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bid
Opinion
Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bid (June 28, 2016)
There are already too many opportunities to lose the light bill in this state without inviting stand-alone, 24/7 casinos.

Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in Arkansas
Business Deals
Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in Arkansas (June 23, 2016)
The Oklahoma tribe is hoping to expand its gaming empire into Arkansas.

California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming record
California | Litigation
California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming record (June 22, 2016)
Kamala Harris tried to stop the Big Lagoon Rancheria from opening a casino on land that was placed in trust more than two decades ago.

Winnebago Tribe's corporation collects signatures for gaming vote
Legislation
Winnebago Tribe's corporation collects signatures for gaming vote (June 6, 2016)
Keep the Money in Nebraska said voters are responding to the group's efforts to expand gaming in the Cornhusker State.

Donald Trump claims 'Jack Abrahamoff scandal' proves he was right about tribes
Regulation
Donald Trump claims 'Jack Abrahamoff scandal' proves he was right about tribes (May 23, 2016)
The Republican presidential candidate's campaign manager in fact was a player in a scam that sent his boss -- a member of Congress -- to prison.

Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming
Regulation
Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming (May 19, 2016)
If the presumptive GOP nominee wins the presidency, he will hold considerable sway over the $28.5 billion and growing tribal casino industry.

Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casino
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casino (May 9, 2016)
The casino mogul often brags of his business prowess but he failed to seal a deal with the the Washington tribe in the early 2000s.

Winnebago Tribe's corporation wins approval to restart horse races
Openings & Closings
Winnebago Tribe's corporation wins approval to restart horse races (May 6, 2016)
The South Sioux City Racing and Events Center could be converted into a casino if voters in Nebraska approve a series of gaming measures in November.

Oglala Sioux Tribe wins approval for new Class III gaming compact
Compacts | Federal Register
Oglala Sioux Tribe wins approval for new Class III gaming compact (April 25, 2016)
The tribe is now able to offer craps, keno and roulette following voter approval of a gaming initiative in South Dakota.

Donald Trump tried to bully his way into New York tribe's casino bid
New York
Donald Trump tried to bully his way into New York tribe's casino bid (April 18, 2016)
After the developers refused to bring the Republican presidential candidate on board, he ran racist ads against the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.

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