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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.

Meskwaki Tribe searches for fugitive reportedly seen at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Meskwaki Tribe searches for fugitive reportedly seen at casino (06/29)
John David Henderson has been on the loose for eight months and may have been seen jumping out of third-story hotel room window at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Iowa.

Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old trackFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old track (06/29)
A media consultant said the tribe has no 'current' plans for a casino at the site near Portland, Oregon.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $34M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $34M expansion at casino (06/24)
The Indigo Sky Casino in Wyandotte, Oklahoma, is seeing another 128 hotel rooms and a ballroom / event center.

Cachil Dehe Band reaches $20M settlement for faulty casino workFiled Under: California | Litigation
Cachil Dehe Band reaches $20M settlement for faulty casino work (06/22)
A construction company agreed to pay the tribe for shoddy work on a casino expansion project.

Chumash Tribe unveils new sculptures as part of casino expansionFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chumash Tribe unveils new sculptures as part of casino expansion (06/06)
The six bronzes at the Chumash Casino Resort depict various aspects of tribal culture.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe aims to stay debt free as casino expandsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe aims to stay debt free as casino expands (06/03)
Chief Glenna Wallace said the tribe remains on solid financial ground as it embarks on a $34 million expansion of its flagship facility.

Seminole Tribe starts work on scaled back casino expansion planFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe starts work on scaled back casino expansion plan (06/01)
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa will see some additional amenities but a new hotel tower is no longer on the table.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe plans $34M expansion of flagship casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe plans $34M expansion of flagship casino (06/01)
The Indigo Sky Casino will see a seven-story addition with another 150 hotel rooms and a ballroom.

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation still interested in developing casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation still interested in developing casino (05/20)
The band just won approval for an urban reserve and Chief Marcel Moody remains hopeful about gaming in Thompson, Manitoba.

Chumash Tribe to unveil casino expansion as foes return to courtFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chumash Tribe to unveil casino expansion as foes return to court (05/09)
A group called Save the Valley already lost two lawsuits in protest of the work at the Chumash Casino Resort but has since filed a third one.

Shakopee Tribe starts work on casino hotel and convention centerFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Shakopee Tribe starts work on casino hotel and convention center (05/04)
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel is getting a nine-story hotel with 180 rooms and a 70,000-square-foot convention center.

Cowlitz Tribe aims to hire locally as casino construction continuesFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe aims to hire locally as casino construction continues (05/02)
With about 1,000 jobs on the line, the tribe is reaching out to its members and to the local community.

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.

Graton Rancheria on track to complete $175M casino expansionFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Graton Rancheria on track to complete $175M casino expansion (04/27)
The Graton Resort and Casino is seeing a hotel with 200 rooms and a convention center.

Connecticut tribes delay decision on potential casino until 2017Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes delay decision on potential casino until 2017 (04/27)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe had insisted they could move quickly in order to counteract competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casinoFiled Under: Meetings | Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casino (04/18)
The tribe hopes to open a casino at Star Lake, a community away from the reservation, sometime in 2017.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes working on $21M casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes working on $21M casino (04/15)
The new Gray Wolf Peak Casino is expected to open late October or early November.

Umatilla Tribes consider new hotel as part of casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Umatilla Tribes consider new hotel as part of casino expansion (04/12)
The tribe will hire an architectural and engineering firm to come up with proposals for the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Oregon.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe arrests seven for drug activities at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Rosebud Sioux Tribe arrests seven for drug activities at casino (03/16)
Employees at the Rosebud Casino in South Dakota called tribal police after observing drug use in the parking lot.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe updates casino and works toward an expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pascua Yaqui Tribe updates casino and works toward an expansion (03/07)
The Casino del Sol Resort could be seeing a second hotel in the coming years, CEO Kim Van Amburg said.

Chumash Tribe plans to hire more than 200 for gaming expansionFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chumash Tribe plans to hire more than 200 for gaming expansion (03/01)
The $160 million expansion at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, is set to debut in mid-May.

United Auburn Indian Community spends $40M on hotel at casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
United Auburn Indian Community spends $40M on hotel at casino (02/25)
The Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, California, will be gaining another 111 hotel rooms and the existing 279 rooms are being renovated.

Cowlitz Tribe starts hiring process for long-awaited casino resortFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe starts hiring process for long-awaited casino resort (02/25)
The tribe is creating more than 1,200 construction and permanent jobs and expects to open the $500 million casino in the spring of 2017.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reduces gaming per capita paymentsFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reduces gaming per capita payments (02/18)
Chief Frank Cloutier discussed the issue at length during his State of the Tribe address on January 23.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe on track with $30M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shoshone Tribe on track with $30M expansion at casino (02/16)
A three-story hotel with 61 rooms is expected to draw more visitors to the Shoshone Rose Casino in Wyoming.

California tribes seek out new customers with casino expansionsFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings | Public Relations
California tribes seek out new customers with casino expansions (02/02)
The Pechanga Band, the Pala Band, the San Manuel Band and the Morongo Band are focusing on non-gaming aspects of their facilities.

Seminole Tribe plans $1.8B in gaming projects with new compactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe plans $1.8B in gaming projects with new compact (02/01)
The expansions at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood and in Tampa depend on approval of the agreement.

Yavapai-Apache Nation starts construction on new casino hotelFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Yavapai-Apache Nation starts construction on new casino hotel (01/29)
The Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, Arizona, will see a six-story hotel with 122 rooms.

Airport touts hotel as spot for new tribal casino in ConnecticutFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Airport touts hotel as spot for new tribal casino in Connecticut (01/28)
The Connecticut Airport Authority believes an interim casino can open within six months at the hotel in Hartford.

Navajo Nation casinos in New Mexico saw net win of $19.3M in last quarterFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Navajo Nation casinos in New Mexico saw net win of $19.3M in last quarter (01/25)
The figure is expected to grow as the tribe converts another facility from Class II to Class III and expand its enterprise.

Little Traverse Bay Bands start construction on Class II facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Little Traverse Bay Bands start construction on Class II facility (01/08)
The casino in Mackinaw City, Michigan, is expected to open in May as the tribe expands its gaming operation.

Navajo Nation goes ahead with $14M development next to casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Navajo Nation goes ahead with $14M development next to casino (01/06)
The first phase of The Outlook at Glittering Mountain calls for a 50,000 square-foot entertainment center.

Seminole Tribe promises more jobs with Class III casino compactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe promises more jobs with Class III casino compact (01/05)
Seminole Gaming CEO James Allen said the agreement will enable the tribe to expand its facilities, primarily by adding more hotel rooms.

Mohegan Tribe sets opening date for $130M hotel at casinoFiled Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings
Mohegan Tribe sets opening date for $130M hotel at casino (12/18)
The Earth Hotel features 400 rooms and joins the existing 1,200-room Sky Hotel at Mohegan Sun.

Pechanga Band breaks ground on $285M expansion at casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Pechanga Band breaks ground on $285M expansion at casino (12/17)
The project includes a new hotel wing with 568 rooms, a 67,000 square-foot events center, a 23,000-square-foot building with a spa, salon and fitness center, two new restaurants and a four-acre pool complex.

Agua Caliente Band plans to build new hotel and expand casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Agua Caliente Band plans to build new hotel and expand casino (12/15)
The hotel could feature up to 350 rooms and 510,000 square-feet of space and the Spa Resort Casino could grow by 68,000 square-feet.

Chumash Tribe continues to face opposition to casino expansionFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chumash Tribe continues to face opposition to casino expansion (12/14)
The tribe is spending $170 million to add a 215-room hotel, more gaming space, a pool and a parking garage to the Chumash Casino Resort.

Chehalis Tribe closes casino in response to flooding conditionsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Chehalis Tribe closes casino in response to flooding conditions (12/11)
Tribal members who have been displaced by flooding are staying at the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel in Washington.

Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revampFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revamp (12/08)
The hotel is the final piece of an $80 million expansion project at the facility in Roland, located just a few miles from the Arkansas border.

Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex on site next to casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex on site next to casino (12/07)
Plans call for indoor and outdoor playing fields, a cultural center and a hotel on nearly 48 acres adjacent to the Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility.

Pauma Band to add hotel to casino after win in gaming litigationFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Pauma Band to add hotel to casino after win in gaming litigation (12/04)
The tribe won a $32.6 million judgement against the state of California after being forced to sign a new compact with higher revenue sharing rates.

Poarch Creeks debut new casino after $65M expansion projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks debut new casino after $65M expansion project (12/02)
The Wind Creek Montgomery boasts a 65,000-foot gaming floor, three restaurants with 10,000 feet of dining space, a swimming pool, a salon and barbershop and a 123-room hotel.

Pechanga Band moves ahead with $285M expansion at casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Pechanga Band moves ahead with $285M expansion at casino (12/01)
The tribe reached a deal with the city of Temecula, California, to pay for infrastructure improvements and a police officer position.

Poarch Band to welcome visitors to $65M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Band to welcome visitors to $65M expansion at casino (11/25)
The expanded gaming floor and BB King's Blues Club at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery will open December 1.

Bishop Paiute Tribe loses ruling in casino expansion disputeFiled Under: California | Litigation
Bishop Paiute Tribe loses ruling in casino expansion dispute (11/16)
The Intertribal Court of Southern California Court of Appeals sided with a tribal member who opposes the $30 million project.

Poarch Creeks almost done with $65M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks almost done with $65M expansion at casino (11/11)
A grand opening at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery is set for December 15.

Graton Rancheria celebrates 2nd birthday of Bay Area casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Graton Rancheria celebrates 2nd birthday of Bay Area casino (11/04)
The $825 million Graton Resort and Casino, which will be seeing a $175 million hotel, is the closest Class III facility to San Francisco.

Viejas Band debuts $50M hotel tower as part of casino expansionFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Viejas Band debuts $50M hotel tower as part of casino expansion (11/02)
The tower at the Viejas Casino features 109 rooms, a fitness center, a business center, a bar and lounge and conference and meeting space for up to 1,200 people.

Shakopee Tribe to bring hotel with convention center to casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Shakopee Tribe to bring hotel with convention center to casino (10/15)
The expansion will make the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel the fourth-largest hotel and conference center in the Twin Cities area.

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