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Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casino (03/16)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to address growing competition for gaming dollars.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino (03/13)
The project came up when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first appearance on Capitol Hill.

Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs officialFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official (03/10)
Two former Department of the Interior officials who once worked together are on opposite sides of a gaming debate in Connecticut.

Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino (03/07)
The Golden Mesa Casino will be located in Oklahoma's Panhandle, more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters.

Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casino (02/27)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to convert a vacant movie theater in East Windsor into a $300 million gaming facility.

Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in WashingtonFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in Washington (02/22)
The Northern Quest Resort and Casino is growing by 40,000 square-feet and will see a new recreational vehicle park.

United Keetoowah Band interested in pursuing casino in GeorgiaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
United Keetoowah Band interested in pursuing casino in Georgia (02/22)
'We can’t come back as fast as Georgia kicked us out,' the tribe's executive director said.

Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in OklahomaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in Oklahoma (02/03)
The $25 million Golden Mesa Casino would still need to be approved by the governor of Oklahoma.

Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project (01/31)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't make a decision before the end of the Obama administration.

Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in ColoradoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in Colorado (01/27)
High-level political opposition has prompted the tribe to come up with an alternative plan for a casino near the town of Dinosaur.

Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid (01/26)
On the last full day of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened the door for approval of the project.

Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion
Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era (01/25)
Tribes can gain some insight into how a Republican administration would address off-reservation gaming by looking back to the Bush administration.

Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino (01/11)
The proposed Golden Mesa Casino is more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters in Oklahoma.

Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compact (01/09)
Of the 17 tribes with casinos, 16 signed agreements whose provisions have raised concerns at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino (01/06)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has concluded that a lengthy environmental impact statement isn't needed for the project in Oklahoma.

Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site (01/05)
The tribe must gain approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the governor of California.

Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion projectFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion project (01/04)
The frontment of the legendary rock band are opening their first Rock & Brews casino with the tribe.

Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (01/04)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in WisconsinFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (01/03)
The proposed casino in Beloit has been under review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs for more than four years.

Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bidFiled Under: California | Litigation
Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid (12/13)
The California tribe has overcome numerous hurdles in the last 12 years and a new decision only muddies the waters.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be deadFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead (12/12)
The 60-acre site that was slated for the development has been sold, according to a local radio station.

Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1MFiled Under: Compacts
Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M (12/09)
This year, the tribe shared more than $1.58 million with local communities and schools in Michigan.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gamingFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming (12/07)
A federal appeals court heard arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new site (12/07)
A scoping meeting -- the first step in a what is expected to be a long process -- takes place December 21.

Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal courtFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal court (12/06)
Police officers who were hired by one faction of the northern California tribe say their reputations have been damaged.

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino (11/28)
Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.

National Indian Gaming Commission announces 2017 consultation scheduleFiled Under: NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission announces 2017 consultation schedule (11/22)
Uncertainty is in the air in Indian Country but consultation remains a vital part of the federal agency's efforts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fightFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight (11/22)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casinoFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino (11/21)
More than two years after winning a major decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Michigan tribe appears to reviving the project.

Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with FloridaFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with Florida (11/10)
The tribe can continue offering blackjack and other banked card games and can do so without sharing revenues with the state.

Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project (11/09)
The casino in Washington is likely the last of its kind to gain approval under the Obama administration.

Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode IslandFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode Island (11/09)
Ballots are still being counted for a casino that would sit just 400 feet from the Massachusetts border.

Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administrationFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administration (11/07)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be seeing a new leader following the inauguration of a new president in January 2017.

Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administrationFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration (11/02)
The Michigan tribe submitted a land-into-trust application two more years ago and there's no decision in sight.

Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challengeFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge (10/31)
The United Auburn Indian Community, the owners of a successful gaming facility, is fighting the new development.

Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lakeFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lake (10/28)
The tribe is submitting a land-into-trust application for the site at Lake Texoma.

Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homelandFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland (10/27)
The tribe purchased a 128-acre site in an area that was promised by an unratified treaty.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit (10/26)
The tribe wants to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but the state of Massachusetts is opposed.

Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site (10/26)
The tribe wants to move the Eagle Mountain Casino to a location that offers room to grow.

Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereigntyFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereignty (10/24)
'They are playing in a game devised entirely by the U.S. as an extension of its colonial, Christian Discovery doctrines.'

Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in OklahomaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | NIGC
Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma (10/19)
Steve Bruner, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, isn't ruling out gaming as he plans a dance hall and restaurant on his land.

Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumorsFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Public Relations
Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumors (10/17)
The Minnesota tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for housing and non-gaming developments.

Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casino (10/17)
Plans call for a 400,000 square-foot casino with a hotel in Vallejo, California

United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino (10/14)
The Enteprise Rancheria plans to open a gaming facility 22 miles from the Auburn Community's casino.

Jamul Indian Village ready to open doors to long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Jamul Indian Village ready to open doors to long-awaited casino (10/05)
The Hollywood Casino Jamul will be the closest tribal gaming facility to downtown San Diego, California.

Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talksFiled Under: Business Deals | Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talks (10/03)
A long-awaited trial opened in federal court in Florida as the tribe's Hard Rock International marked a major milestone.

Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming dealFiled Under: Compacts
Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming deal (09/29)
Kevin Washburn, the former Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, rejected the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's compact anyway.

Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrackFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrack (09/21)
Has a public relations firm spilled the beans on a new tribal gaming facility in Oregon?

Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino site (09/14)
All the usual suspects -- including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) -- are swarming around the California tribe.

Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bills in conflict on gaming rightsFiled Under: Legislation
Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bills in conflict on gaming rights (09/06)
The Senate version ensures the North Carolina tribe can open casinos on trust lands while the House version bars gaming.

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