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Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation releases casino expansion studyFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation releases casino expansion study (09/27)
Plans call for a nine-story hotel with 459 rooms and a pool area, a 13,350 square-foot ballroom and more dining and restaurant space.

Ho-Chunk Nation starts work on $153M gaming expansion projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation starts work on $153M gaming expansion project (09/26)
The tribe is upgrading three facilities, with work expected to be complete by the end of 2017.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Twenty-Nine Palms Band considers expansion project at casino (08/25)
The Tortoise Rock Casino could be seeing a hotel and recreational vehicle park.

Choctaw Nation starts work on expansion of casino by Texas borderFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Choctaw Nation starts work on expansion of casino by Texas border (08/23)
The Choctaw Casino Resort in Grant, Oklahoma, will be seeing a new hotel tower with 96 rooms and other amenities.

Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansion (08/22)
The River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is about to get a lot bigger.

Ho-Chunk Nation announces $153M in casino expansion projectsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation announces $153M in casino expansion projects (08/16)
The Wisconsin tribe is upgrading three casinos and will be building new hotels at two of the facilities.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation starts planning to expand casino hotelFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation starts planning to expand casino hotel (08/15)
Plans call for 459 more rooms at the Cache Creek Casino Resort and a 1,300-seat ballroom.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe opens reservations for new hotel at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shoshone Tribe opens reservations for new hotel at casino (08/11)
The opening of the 61-room hotel comes as the tribe celebrates the 9th birthday of the Shoshone Rose Casino.

Graton Rancheria plans November opening for $175M casino hotelFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Graton Rancheria plans November opening for $175M casino hotel (08/05)
The California tribe is hiring 300 people as the opening for the 200-room, six-story hotel approaches.

Rincon Band offers more amenities with $14M casino expansionFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Rincon Band offers more amenities with $14M casino expansion (08/04)
The Harrah’s Resort Southern California will be seeing more food options, revamped hotel rooms and additional meeting rooms, among other upgrades.

Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new siteFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site (08/01)
The tribe continues efforts to expand its economy with a project just outside of Portland, Oregon.

Karuk Tribe hosts groundbreaking ceremony for long-awaited casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Karuk Tribe hosts groundbreaking ceremony for long-awaited casino (08/01)
The $35 million Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, California, is set to open in May 2017.

Karuk Tribe ready for groundbreaking on long-awaited casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Karuk Tribe ready for groundbreaking on long-awaited casino (07/22)
The 36,000 square-foot Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, California, is expected to open in May 2017.

Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facilityFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facility (07/20)
The Chumash Casino Resort features a 12-story hotel, a rooftop pool, a larger gaming floor and other new amenities.

Santa Ana Pueblo adds hotel to casino with $50M expansion planFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Santa Ana Pueblo adds hotel to casino with $50M expansion plan (07/19)
The New Mexico tribe said construction will take about two years to complete.

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facilityFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facility (07/13)
The Lucky 7 Casino and Hotel has steadily grown since its debut in a double-wide mobile home in 1996.

Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansion (07/12)
The Treasure Island Resort and Casino will see two new hotel towers and an expanded water park.

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 (07/07)
The tribe envisions a $400 million to $500 million facility on a 35-acre site in Elk Grove, California.

Patrick Lambert: Eastern Cherokees in talks for outlet mall and more at casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings | Opinion
Patrick Lambert: Eastern Cherokees in talks for outlet mall and more at casino (07/05)
An outlet mall, a convention center and new hotel at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina are under discussion.

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.

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