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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.

Viejas Band opens new gaming floor and hotel with expansionFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Viejas Band opens new gaming floor and hotel with expansion (10/09)
The tribe added another 16,500 square-feet of gaming space to the Viejas Casino and will debut a new hotel later this month.

White Earth Nation plans hotel and RV park at third casino siteFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation plans hotel and RV park at third casino site (10/09)
The development will be located on 270 acres at Star Lake, a small community in Minnesota located outside of the boundaries of the main reservation.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe to debut $30M expansion of casino in 2016Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shoshone Tribe to debut $30M expansion of casino in 2016 (10/09)
The Shoshone Rose Casino in Lander, Wyoming, will see a 61-room hotel and other improvements.

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.

Chemehuevi Tribe hosts public hearing for new gaming facilityFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chemehuevi Tribe hosts public hearing for new gaming facility (10/06)
The 25,000 square-foot facility will feature 320 gaming machines and six table games. Plans also call for a 48-room hotel.

Navajo Nation to offer housing for employees of casino in ArizonaFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Navajo Nation to offer housing for employees of casino in Arizona (10/05)
The Outlook at Glittering Mountain calls for restaurants, stores, hotels and housing on land next to the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff.

Eastern Cherokees welcome big crowd for debut of $110M casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Cherokees welcome big crowd for debut of $110M casino (09/29)
Some people waited hours in line for the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel, which caused some local traffic jams.

White Earth Nation outlines plan for yet another gaming facilityFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
White Earth Nation outlines plan for yet another gaming facility (09/28)
The tribe will build a casino with a hotel and RV park at Star Lake, a small community south of the reservation.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino ruling stirs shakeup of sortsFiled Under: Compacts | Connecticut | Litigation | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino ruling stirs shakeup of sorts (09/23)
A commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts faces significant hurdles now that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the land-into-trust application for the first Indian gaming facility in the state.

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