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Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casino (06/22)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Non-Indian gaming firm asks Congress to block new tribal casinoFiled Under: Connecticut | Legislation
Non-Indian gaming firm asks Congress to block new tribal casino (06/22)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) said he fought efforts to add anti-casino language to a defense bill.

National Indian Gaming Association honors the late Catawba Nation Chief Gilbert BlueFiled Under: Public Relations
National Indian Gaming Association honors the late Catawba Nation Chief Gilbert Blue (06/15)
NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens worked closely with the late Catawba Nation leader and the pair were even arrested together on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battleFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle (06/13)
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, is dropping two court cases and withdrawing a land-into-trust appeal.

Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinanceFiled Under: California | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance (06/10)
The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino rulingFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (06/09)
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to courtFiled Under: Litigation | New York | Opinion
Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to court (06/09)
While we will vigorously defend our rights in court when left with no other option, negotiation, not litigation, is our preferred method of dispute resolution.

Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino (06/08)
The decision marks only the second time that an off-reservation casino has been approved in Washington.

Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feudFiled Under: Litigation
Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feud (06/08)
The tribe will pay $150,000 a year to address operations at the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota.

Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact caseFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case (06/07)
The tribe has accused the state of Florida of violating the exclusivity provisions of the agreement and of failing to negotiate in good faith.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming planFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (06/06)
The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.

Winnebago Tribe's corporation collects signatures for gaming voteFiled Under: Legislation
Winnebago Tribe's corporation collects signatures for gaming vote (06/06)
Keep the Money in Nebraska said voters are responding to the group's efforts to expand gaming in the Cornhusker State.

Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next yearFiled Under: California | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next year (06/03)
The 140,000 square-foot Fire Mountain Casino is expected to open in April or May of 2017.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservationFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (06/02)
A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appealFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal (06/01)
The tribe is currently barred from opening a Class II gaming facility on its reservation in Massachusetts.

Supreme Court won't hear long-running Seneca Nation casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court won't hear long-running Seneca Nation casino case (05/31)
The tribe's gaming enterprise remains on solid legal ground now that the nation's highest court has put an end to the dispute.

Kaw Nation receives national award for tribal gaming initiativesFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Kaw Nation receives national award for tribal gaming initiatives (05/26)
Kaw Gaming, Inc. received the Tribal Gaming Visionary award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino dealFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino deal (05/24)
The tribe continues to offer banked table games at five of its seven casinos even though a key provision in its Class III gaming compact expired last July.

Supreme Court delays review of Seneca Nation land case againFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court delays review of Seneca Nation land case again (05/23)
Without explanation, the justices have twice delayed consideration of a petition that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York.

Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case againFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case again (05/18)
After delaying action on a petition filed by casino opponents, the justices are due to consider a case that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in New York.

Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land caseFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land case (05/16)
Without explanation, the justices delayed the consideration of a petition that questions whether the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is legal.

Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rightsFiled Under: California | Compacts | Opinion
Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rights (05/16)
The opinions expressed in The Sacramento Bee’s editorial are very concerning and full of misleading information on the state compacting process.

Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rightsFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation | Opinion
Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rights (05/16)
H.R.5079 would mark a dramatic shift in congressional policy, because it would modify the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to subject tribes to a state veto of the rights recognized in the Cabazon Supreme Court decision.

County in California  blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming billFiled Under: California | Compacts | Legislation
County in California blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill (05/13)
Rep. Jeff Denham (R) expressed support for the North Fork Rancheria's efforts as a state lawmaker but it looks like his tune has changed since arriving on Capitol Hill.

Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming informationFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming information (05/12)
The state inadvertently released a transcript of the deposition of a top gaming executive to a news organization.

Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino dispute (05/11)
Opponents have been questioning the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, for years.

Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues (05/11)
The New Mexico tribe is refusing to sign a Class III gaming compact that increases the revenue sharing rate.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino site (05/10)
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't reconsider his stance but one local lawmaker is supporting the relocation of the Ojibwa Casino.

North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compactFiled Under: California | Compacts | Legislation | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact (05/09)
Rival tribes are still hoping to stop the new development through H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act.

Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinosFiled Under: California | Compacts | Legislation
Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos (05/06)
H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act, includes extremely tailored yet twisted language aimed at preventing two California tribes from engaging in Class III gaming on their trust lands.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked to resubmit casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked to resubmit casino project (05/06)
The tribe has been pursuing the casino since 2006 but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't agree to it.

National Indian Gaming Commission selects first vice chair in yearsFiled Under: NIGC | Regulation
National Indian Gaming Commission selects first vice chair in years (05/04)
Kathryn Isom-Clause, a member of Taos Pueblo, was selected for the post by her colleagues.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino (05/04)
The tribe wants to relocate a casino to a site that's actually closer to the reservation but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is standing firm against it.

New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in CaliforniaFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California (05/02)
The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria are now being targeted by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole TribeFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe (04/29)
Some lawyers are getting paid as high as $350 an hour as part of a dispute over a Class III gaming compact.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid (04/29)
A large group of advocates listened to Chairman George Gholson explain why the tribe is pursuing a development more than 130 miles from its headquarters.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiencyFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency (04/28)
The tribe has a reservation in Death Valley National Park but living conditions there can be difficult and development options are extremely limited.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe enters gaming agreement with Mohegan Tribe Filed Under: Business Deals | Connecticut | NIGC
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe enters gaming agreement with Mohegan Tribe (04/28)
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority will provide gaming, hospitality and entertainment consulting services to the Paragon Casino Resort.

Oglala Sioux Tribe wins approval for new Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Oglala Sioux Tribe wins approval for new Class III gaming compact (04/25)
The tribe is now able to offer craps, keno and roulette following voter approval of a gaming initiative in South Dakota.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casino (04/19)
The tribe wants to relocate the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette. Michigan, to a site that's actually closer to its reservation.

Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan (04/11)
The Coquille Tribe is already facing opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe and now Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) has stepped into the fray.

Enterprise Rancheria shares $811K as casino work finally beginsFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria shares $811K as casino work finally begins (04/11)
The Fire Mountain Casino is still about a year away from local communities are already benefiting from the long-awaited project.

Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming siteFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming site (04/07)
The state of Oklahoma won't oppose the certification of an arbitration award that said gaming website was permissible under the Class III gaming compact.

Enterprise Rancheria ready to start work on $170M Class II facilityFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria ready to start work on $170M Class II facility (04/07)
The long-awaited Fire Mountain Casino will be located on the tribe's 40-acre reservation in California.

Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effect (04/05)
The Land of Enchantment is now home to 15 tribes with 'deemed approved' agreements, the most of any state in the nation.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applicationsFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | NIGC | New York
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications (04/01)
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.

North Fork Rancheria blasts rival tribes over anti-casino effortsFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Legislation
North Fork Rancheria blasts rival tribes over anti-casino efforts (03/30)
A Republican Congressman confirmed that discussions are underway for a bill that could block the new development.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casino (03/29)
The ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals again confirms the legality of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort, which opened in December 2015.

Judge agrees to delay trial in Seminole Tribe's compact lawsuitFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Judge agrees to delay trial in Seminole Tribe's compact lawsuit (03/29)
The tribe is accusing the state of Florida of failing to negotiate in 'good faith' as required by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to block North Fork Rancheria casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to block North Fork Rancheria casino (03/25)
A 14-month casino shutdown hasn't made the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians more sympathetic to the gaming dreams of one of its fellow California tribes.

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