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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
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.

Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empireFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empire (03/25)
The casino in Grove will be the tribe's 10th casino in Oklahoma.

Seminole Tribe turns attention to courts after gaming deal faltersFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe turns attention to courts after gaming deal falters (03/23)
The tribe promised to share $3 billion with the state but the Florida Legislature failed to ratify a new Class III compact.

Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fightFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fight (03/17)
The northern California tribe has been trying to build a casino for more than 10 years but has been hindered by legal challenges.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe leaves casino operation to big firmFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe leaves casino operation to big firm (03/16)
The Genting Group, a well-known player in the Indian gaming industry, will run the First Light Resort and Casino under a management contract.

National Indian Gaming Commission finally gets its third memberFiled Under: Federal Register | NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission finally gets its third member (03/15)
The agency that regulates the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry is operating with a full slate for the first time in more than three years.

Seneca Nation faces fire over gas station and store at casino siteFiled Under: New York | Openings and Closings
Seneca Nation faces fire over gas station and store at casino site (03/15)
Some local officials and business leaders in Niagara Falls, New York, are worried about lower gasoline and tobacco prices.

Jamul Indian Village still waiting for decision on gaming contractFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Federal Register | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Jamul Indian Village still waiting for decision on gaming contract (03/14)
The tribe plans to open a $390 million on its reservation in southern California in July with or without a federally-approved management contract.

Connecticut tribes oppose further study of proposed third casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Litigation
Connecticut tribes oppose further study of proposed third casino (03/10)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe already warned of significant job and revenue losses due to increased competition in New England.

Seminole Tribe seeks delay in Class III gaming compact litigationFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks delay in Class III gaming compact litigation (03/10)
The tribe is accusing the state of Florida of failing to negotiate in 'good faith' as required by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Forest County Potawatomi Community marks 25th casino birthdayFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Forest County Potawatomi Community marks 25th casino birthday (03/09)
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino was the first facility to be approved under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site (03/03)
The tribe paid $500,000 for another 120 acres in Fruitport, Michigan, the location of the proposed casino.

Quapaw Tribe concedes loss in casino compact lawsuit in KansasFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe concedes loss in casino compact lawsuit in Kansas (03/02)
The state has asserted sovereign immunity and the tribe agrees that its lawsuit should be dismissed.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe prepares to open casino in a few weeksFiled Under: NIGC | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe prepares to open casino in a few weeks (02/29)
The 15,000 square-foot Naskila Entertainment facility will feature 365 Class II gaming machines and a restaurant.

North Fork Rancheria remains confident of off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria remains confident of off-reservation casino (02/29)
The tribe is closer to getting a new Class III gaming compact for a casino at the 305-acre site in Madera County, California.

Enterprise Rancheria plans to move forward with compact talksFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Enterprise Rancheria plans to move forward with compact talks (02/24)
A federal judge ordered the state of California to come back to the table and negotiate with the tribe.

Los Coyotes Band waits for decision on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band waits for decision on off-reservation casino (02/23)
The final environmental impact statement was completed nearly two years ago but there's still no word from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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