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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes police help apprehend casino robbery suspect
Public Relations
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes police help apprehend casino robbery suspect (July 24, 2017)
A man walked away with a 'large amount' of cash from the Sage Hill Casino in Idaho, according to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe employee accused of repeated thefts at casino
Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe employee accused of repeated thefts at casino (May 12, 2017)
Colten N. Curley, 19, allegedly stole more than $64,000 over 42 separate occasions at the casino in Idaho.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes start work on $35M casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes start work on $35M casino expansion (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 project
Openings & Closings
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes announce $35M casino expansion project (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 executive
Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe chooses one of its own as casino executive (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 casino
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Kootenai Tribe hopes to lure Canadian customers back to casino (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 again
Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe parts ways with top gaming executive again (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
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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes award $702K progressive slot jackpot (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 dispute
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Coeur d'Alene Tribe revives popular powwow after gaming dispute (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 casino
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Nez Perce Tribe wants county to stop making arrests at casino (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 litigation
Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over fees in gaming litigation (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 expansion
Openings & Closings
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes need architect for casino expansion (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 days
Regulation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't serve alcohol at casino for ten days (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 ruling
Legislation | Litigation
Non-Indian racetracks cut machines and workers after ruling (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 racetracks
Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over machines at racetracks (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 dispute
Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe presents case in gaming machine dispute (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 payment
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Coeur d'Alene Tribe awards largest jackpot with $1.3M payment (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 ruling
Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling (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 games
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker games (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 devices
Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe asks court to enforce ban on gaming devices (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 casino
Openings & Closings | Regulation
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes pass referendum for alcohol at casino (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes plan for $35M expansion of casino (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 casino
Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe busts nine in prostitution sting at casino (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 devices
Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe prepares challenge to instant racing devices (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 devices
Legislation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe seeks enforcement of ban on gaming devices (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 bill
Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans challenge over veto of horse race bill (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 bill
Legislation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe blasts governor for veto on horse race bill (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 independence
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BSPR: Gaming helps Idaho tribes foster a sense of independence (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 $1.1B
Public Relations
Study puts economic impact of tribal gaming in Idaho at $1.1B (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 races
Legislation
Idaho Senate passes bill to ban bets on historical horse races (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 machines
Legislation | Regulation
Law Article: Tribes and tracks go to battle over new machines (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 tracks
Legislation | Opinion
Editorial: Ban instant horse race machines at non-Indian tracks (February 5, 2015)
Idaho legislators reconsidering instant horse racing are on the right track.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe once eyed off-reservation casino at track
Openings & Closings | Public Relations | Regulation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe once eyed off-reservation casino at track (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 Idaho
Openings & Closings | Public Relations | Regulation
Gaming dispute leads to cancellation of major powwow in Idaho (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 gaming
Compacts | Opinion | Regulation
Kootenai Tribe: The truth about the regulation of Indian gaming (January 30, 2015)
The tribe clears up 'misinformation' about the tribal casino industry in Idaho.

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

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes name executive for gaming operation
Public Relations
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes name executive for gaming operation (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 tracks
Regulation
Idaho lawmakers question gaming machines at non-Indian tracks (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 tracks
Regulation
Idaho authorities probe gaming machines at non-Indian tracks (January 21, 2015)
Tribes say the devices resemble Class III slot machines.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe denies filing complaint at non-Indian track
Regulation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe denies filing complaint at non-Indian track (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' machines
Regulation
Idaho tribes ask state to put a stop to 'instant racing' machines (January 7, 2015)
State lawmakers authorized bets on historical races in 2013.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't offer poker games pending appeal
Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't offer poker games pending appeal (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 casino
Public Relations
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes name manager for hotel next to casino (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
Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe seeks emergency appeal in poker game case (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
Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe axes Ted Nugent at casino over racism (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 game
Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe open to arbitration for disputed poker game (June 25, 2014)
Tribe continues to offer poker games at its casino in Idaho.

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

Judge won't stop Coeur d'Alene Tribe from offering poker game
Compacts | Litigation
Judge won't stop Coeur d'Alene Tribe from offering poker game (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 dispute
Litigation | NIGC
Judge holds hearing in Coeur d'Alene Tribe poker game dispute (June 4, 2014)
Poker room at casino has been popular, a tribal official said.

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

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