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Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Alabama won't appeal decision in Poarch Creek gaming lawsuit (09/04)
Attorney General Luther Strange said a Class III gaming compact would be the only way for the state to gain a role in gaming on the tribe's reservation.

Filed Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in Alabama (09/03)
The state's attempt to dispute the legality of land placed in trust for the tribe in the 1990s was rejected by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in a unanimous decision.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town dispute (09/01)
The battle began when the tribe announced plans to open a gaming facility on an Indian allotment near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas (08/31)
Local officials said Chairman John Berrey hasn't followed up on his offer but he's planning on arranging meetings soon.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Shawnee Tribe works with Chickasaw Nation work on casino plan (08/24)
Global Gaming Solutions, a Chickasaw subsidiary, plans to manage the Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma's panhandle.

Filed Under: Business Deals | California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Guidiville Band and gaming partner ordered to pay $1.9M in fees (08/20)
The tribe is suing the city of Richmond and the federal government over a failed casino project at Point Molate.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Chemehuevi Tribe sees room for second off-reservation casino (08/19)
The Los Coyotes Band is already in the process and the Chemehuevi Tribe hopes to join the race soon.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe deadlocks on gaming referendum (08/17)
The vote fell short of the two-thirds majority that was required to put a halt to a controversial Class II facility on the reservation.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians back in court in gaming case (08/14)
The state of Alabama is seeking to demolish 50 machines seized from a short-lived casino on the tribe's reservation.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino plan (08/13)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing an environmental impact statement for a 250,000 square-foot casino in Kern County, California.

Filed Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (08/13)
The state is home to nine deemed approved compacts, accounting for more than half of the tribes with casinos.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for gaming rights in court (08/13)
A judge considers whether the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act supersedes a land claim settlement act that subjects the reservation to state and local laws.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker | Opinion
Chemehuevi Tribe to resubmit bid for off-reservation casino (08/13)
The Chemehuevi Tribe will be resubmitting a land-into-trust application for an off-reservation casino in Barstow, California.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mayor believes BIA decision coming soon on Sault Tribe casino (08/12)
The land-into-trust application for a site Lansing, Michigan, has been pending for 11 months.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Obama on holiday amid Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino flap (08/11)
Tribal leaders will be in federal court hundreds of miles away from their home on Martha's Vineyard, where the president and his family are taking some time off.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe denies claim of work on Kansas casino expansion (08/05)
Equipment seen at the Downstream Casino Resort was there for carpet replacement, not for construction.

Filed Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for off-reservation casino ruling (08/05)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs apparently asked for more information even though an environmental review was completed more than a year ago.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation revives plan for Illinois casino (08/05)
The tribe reacquired 127 acres within the Shab-eh-nay Reservation and contends the land can be used for gaming.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Sault Tribe remains confident in off-reservation gaming dispute (08/04)
The tribe wants to build the $245 million Kewadin Lansing Casino in Lansing, a project supported by the mayor.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Kalispel Tribe sees golf course purchase as way to boost casino (08/04)
The Kalispels are facing potential competition from the Spokane Tribe, whose off-reservation casino awaits a decision by Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Arizona claims immunity in Tohono O'odham Nation casino case (08/03)
Gov. Doug Ducey (R), Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Department of Gaming Director Daniel Bergin filed motions to dismiss the new lawsuit.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees big future with Class II casino (07/31)
Revenues from the contested facility are forecast at $4.5 million in the first year, $4.7 million in the second and $4.9 million in the third.

Filed Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (07/30)
Seven tribes now have deemed approved Class III gaming compacts, a seemingly unprecedented number in any state.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust land (07/30)
The Samish Nation, though, isn't interested. And neither is the Suquamish Tribe.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band prevails yet again in long-running casino feud (07/29)
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, already received $75 million from the Fond-du-Luth Casino but wanted even more.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge orders Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop work on casino (07/29)
Tribal leaders believe they will ultimately prevail despite a temporary setback in federal court.

Filed Under: Federal Register | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance (07/27)
The tribe is due back in federal court to defend the legality of a controversial Class II facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Filed Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014 (07/24)
Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.

Filed Under: Legislation | Regulation
Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming (07/23)
A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling (07/23)
A rehearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court are possible.

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