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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes start work on $35M casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes start work on $35M casino expansion
Posted: October 18, 2016
The work at the Fort Hall Casino is expected to be complete in March 2018.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes announce $35M casino expansion projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes announce $35M casino expansion project
Posted: October 4, 2016
Groundbreaking on the long-awaited development is scheduled for October 17.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe chooses one of its own as casino executiveFiled Under: Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe chooses one of its own as casino executive
Posted: September 12, 2016
Francis SiJohn, who previously served on the tribal council, has worked at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel for nearly a decade.

Kootenai Tribe hopes to lure Canadian customers back to casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Kootenai Tribe hopes to lure Canadian customers back to casino
Posted: June 27, 2016
The Kootenai River Inn Casino and Spa in Idaho has installed the first dual-currency machines in the United States.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe parts ways with top gaming executive againFiled Under: Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe parts ways with top gaming executive again
Posted: June 16, 2016
After being fired in 2006, David Matheson came back to the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in 2011. He's out of a job again.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes award $702K progressive slot jackpot Filed Under: Public Relations
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes award $702K progressive slot jackpot
Posted: April 8, 2016
A lucky gambler won $702,416.03 at the Fort Hall Casino in Idaho.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe revives popular powwow after gaming disputeFiled Under: Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe revives popular powwow after gaming dispute
Posted: March 11, 2016
The Julyamsh powwow was canceled last year because the venue where it had been held for 17 years was involved in a controversial gaming dispute.

Nez Perce Tribe wants county to stop making arrests at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Nez Perce Tribe wants county to stop making arrests at casino
Posted: January 28, 2016
The reservation covers most of Nez Perce Country and the casino apparently is an easy place to find people on outstanding warrants.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over fees in gaming litigationFiled Under: Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over fees in gaming litigation
Posted: December 3, 2015
The state of Idaho must pay $57,407 after losing a dispute over a law that banned historical horse racing machines from non-Indian facilities.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes need architect for casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes need architect for casino expansion
Posted: December 1, 2015
The tribe had been working with Thalden-Boyd-Emery Architects but the firm abruptly quit in early November.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't serve alcohol at casino for ten daysFiled Under: Regulation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't serve alcohol at casino for ten days
Posted: October 19, 2015
An all-male dance group known as The Hunks got too racy during a recent appearance at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Idaho.

Non-Indian racetracks cut machines and workers after rulingFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Non-Indian racetracks cut machines and workers after ruling
Posted: September 14, 2015
A ban on the so-called 'instant' racing machines went into effect in response to a lawsuit won by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over machines at racetracksFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over machines at racetracks
Posted: September 11, 2015
About 250 instant horse racing machines will have to be removed from non-Indian gaming facilities.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe presents case in gaming machine disputeFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe presents case in gaming machine dispute
Posted: August 11, 2015
The Idaho Supreme Court will determine whether non-Indian racetracks can continue to offer the so-called instant racing machines.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe awards largest jackpot with $1.3M paymentFiled Under: Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe awards largest jackpot with $1.3M payment
Posted: August 4, 2015
A longtime patron of the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Idaho hopes to put the money to good use.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker rulingFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling
Posted: July 23, 2015
A rehearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court are possible.

9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker gamesFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker games
Posted: July 22, 2015
Texas Hold'em games aren't legal under the Idaho Constitution or authorized by the Class III gaming compact.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe asks court to enforce ban on gaming devicesFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe asks court to enforce ban on gaming devices
Posted: June 4, 2015
Non-Indian racetracks have installed about 250 instant racing machines that have been the subject of considerable debate in the state.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes pass referendum for alcohol at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes pass referendum for alcohol at casino
Posted: June 3, 2015
Sales of beer, wine and liquor will be allowed as part of a $35.2 million expansion project.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes plan for $35M expansion of casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes plan for $35M expansion of casino
Posted: May 14, 2015
The Fort Hall Casino will be expanding to the site of the adjacent Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe busts nine in prostitution sting at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe busts nine in prostitution sting at casino
Posted: May 7, 2015
Management at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel noticed the problem and alerted tribal police.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe prepares challenge to instant racing devicesFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe prepares challenge to instant racing devices
Posted: May 5, 2015
Lawmakers repealed bets on historical horse races but the governor's veto of the measure is in doubt.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe seeks enforcement of ban on gaming devicesFiled Under: Legislation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe seeks enforcement of ban on gaming devices
Posted: May 1, 2015
The instant racing machines would have to be removed from non-Indian facilities by July 1.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans challenge over veto of horse race billFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans challenge over veto of horse race bill
Posted: April 10, 2015
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) vetoed a bill that would have repealed betting on historical horse races but some say he waited too long to take action.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe blasts governor for veto on horse race billFiled Under: Legislation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe blasts governor for veto on horse race bill
Posted: April 7, 2015
Gov. Butch Otter (R) waited until the last minute -- some say he waited too long -- to veto a bill that would have repealed bets on historical horse races.

BSPR: Gaming helps Idaho tribes foster a sense of independenceFiled Under: Public Relations
BSPR: Gaming helps Idaho tribes foster a sense of independence
Posted: February 25, 2015
A new study says the five tribes of Idaho play a major role in the state’s economy.

Study puts economic impact of tribal gaming in Idaho at $1.1BFiled Under: Public Relations
Study puts economic impact of tribal gaming in Idaho at $1.1B
Posted: February 20, 2015
University of Idaho economist Steven Peterson analyzed the impacts of the gaming operations of the five tribes in the state.

Idaho Senate passes bill to ban bets on historical horse racesFiled Under: Legislation
Idaho Senate passes bill to ban bets on historical horse races
Posted: February 19, 2015
Tribes support a repeal of the state law that authorized bets on previously-run races.

Law Article: Tribes and tracks go to battle over new machinesFiled Under: Legislation | Regulation
Law Article: Tribes and tracks go to battle over new machines
Posted: February 17, 2015
A popular and profitable form of gaming has sparked a controversy in Idaho between the state’s Indian tribes and horse racetracks.

Editorial: Ban instant horse race machines at non-Indian tracksFiled Under: Legislation | Opinion
Editorial: Ban instant horse race machines at non-Indian tracks
Posted: February 5, 2015
Idaho legislators reconsidering instant horse racing are on the right track.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe once eyed off-reservation casino at trackFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations | Regulation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe once eyed off-reservation casino at track
Posted: February 3, 2015
The tribe and the track are now at odds over historical horse racing machines that are being investigated by law enforcement authorities.

Gaming dispute leads to cancellation of major powwow in IdahoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations | Regulation
Gaming dispute leads to cancellation of major powwow in Idaho
Posted: February 2, 2015
The event was to be held at a non-Indian racetrack where disputed gaming machines are being offered.

Kootenai Tribe: The truth about the regulation of Indian gamingFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion | Regulation
Kootenai Tribe: The truth about the regulation of Indian gaming
Posted: January 30, 2015
The tribe clears up 'misinformation' about the tribal casino industry in Idaho.

Gaming machines at non-Indian tracks stir controversy in IdahoFiled Under: Legislation | Regulation
Gaming machines at non-Indian tracks stir controversy in Idaho
Posted: January 29, 2015
Top lawmakers are corned that the devices look more like slot machines.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes name executive for gaming operationFiled Under: Public Relations
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes name executive for gaming operation
Posted: January 27, 2015
John Phillipp has 30 years of experience in the Indian and commercial gaming industries.

Idaho lawmakers question gaming machines at non-Indian tracksFiled Under: Regulation
Idaho lawmakers question gaming machines at non-Indian tracks
Posted: January 23, 2015
A Senate committee advanced a bill to repeal the law that authorized bets on historical horse races.

Idaho authorities probe gaming machines at non-Indian tracksFiled Under: Regulation
Idaho authorities probe gaming machines at non-Indian tracks
Posted: January 21, 2015
Tribes say the devices resemble Class III slot machines.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe denies filing complaint at non-Indian trackFiled Under: Regulation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe denies filing complaint at non-Indian track
Posted: January 20, 2015
Law enforcement authorities confirmed they are looking into the historical horse racing machines at a racetrack.

Idaho tribes ask state to put a stop to 'instant racing' machinesFiled Under: Regulation
Idaho tribes ask state to put a stop to 'instant racing' machines
Posted: January 7, 2015
State lawmakers authorized bets on historical races in 2013.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't offer poker games pending appeal">Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't offer poker games pending appeal
Posted: September 22, 2014
The tribe is taking its case to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after a judge ordered a halt to the games.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes name manager for hotel next to casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes name manager for hotel next to casino
Posted: September 9, 2014
Cody Blackman, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, joined the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center late last month.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe seeks emergency appeal in poker game case">Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe seeks emergency appeal in poker game case
Posted: September 8, 2014
The tribe started offering Texas hold 'em games at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort in May.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe axes Ted Nugent at casino over racism">Filed Under: Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe axes Ted Nugent at casino over racism
Posted: July 22, 2014
The tribe found out about the rocker's racist attitudes and views.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe open to arbitration for disputed poker gameFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe open to arbitration for disputed poker game
Posted: June 25, 2014
Tribe continues to offer poker games at its casino in Idaho.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe blames Idaho for violating casino compactFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe blames Idaho for violating casino compact
Posted: June 24, 2014
Federal judge determines state jumped the gun by filing lawsuit.

Judge won't stop Coeur d'Alene Tribe from offering poker gameFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Judge won't stop Coeur d'Alene Tribe from offering poker game
Posted: June 23, 2014
State of Idaho might be forced to withdraw its lawsuit and proceed to binding arbitration.

Judge holds hearing in Coeur d'Alene Tribe poker game disputeFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Judge holds hearing in Coeur d'Alene Tribe poker game dispute
Posted: June 4, 2014
Poker room at casino has been popular, a tribal official said.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe defends poker games in lawsuit from stateFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Coeur d'Alene Tribe defends poker games in lawsuit from state
Posted: May 29, 2014
Hearing scheduled in federal court on June 3.

Idaho files suit against Coeur d'Alene Tribe to stop poker gamesFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Idaho files suit against Coeur d'Alene Tribe to stop poker games
Posted: May 5, 2014
The state of Idaho sued the Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Friday in hopes of stopping poker games.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes not planing to offer poker gamesFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes not planing to offer poker games
Posted: April 18, 2014
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho have no plans to offer poker games.

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