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National Indian Gaming Commission slated to get a third memberFiled Under: Federal Register | NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission slated to get a third member (02/08)
Kathryn Isom-Clause, an attorney and member of Taos Pueblo, has been appointed to join the agency that regulates tribal casinos.

Little River Band hails BIA movement on off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band hails BIA movement on off-reservation casino bid (02/04)
The tribe is proposing a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, a suburb of Muskegon, Michigan.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asks 1st Circuit to hear gaming caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asks 1st Circuit to hear gaming case (02/03)
A federal judge determined that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act does not apply to the tribe's reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

8th Circuit upholds NIGC fine in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe caseFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
8th Circuit upholds NIGC fine in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe case (02/02)
A non-Indian gaming company that took too much money from the South Dakota tribe lost a fight over a $5 million fine.

Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegalFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal (01/29)
The real estate mogul didn't win in court but that didn't stop him from attacking tribes and the Indian gaming industry.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid faltersFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters (01/29)
The tribe still hopes to open a casino on its reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Chairman Tobias Vanderhoop said.

Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facilityFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility (01/28)
The tribe's 10th casino will be located near Grove, Oklahoma, and will feature 400 gaming machines, a restaurant, a full-service bar, a live music venue and a dance floor.

Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposalFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposal (01/27)
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock anticipates a long process to get the land in trust for the proposed casino.

Seminole Tribe finally gets response to gaming compact lawsuitFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe finally gets response to gaming compact lawsuit (01/26)
The state of Florida is blaming the tribe for violating a Class III gaming compact that was signed in 2010.

Quapaw Tribe sues Kansas to force gaming compact negotiationsFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Quapaw Tribe sues Kansas to force gaming compact negotiations (01/20)
The tribe plans to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto its trust land in Kansas but needs a compact in order to offer slot machines and other Class III games.

Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuitFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit (01/19)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing a dispute that tests the $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.

Chukchansi Tribe hosts a big celebration for reopening of casinoFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe hosts a big celebration for reopening of casino (01/15)
The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California closed for 14 months due to a leadership dispute on the reservation.

Seneca Nation begins work on $40M gaming expansion projectFiled Under: New York | Openings and Closings
Seneca Nation begins work on $40M gaming expansion project (01/14)
The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, will be seeing a two-level, 57,000 square-foot addition.

Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project (01/13)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino workFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work (01/06)
A federal judge ruled that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 does not apply to the reservation but the tribe is appealing.

BIA allows another New Mexico gaming compact to go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows another New Mexico gaming compact to go into effect (01/04)
The Land of Enchantment is now more to more 'deemed approved' compacts than any other state thanks to former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn.

Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid (01/04)
Plans call for a 601,780 square-foot facility that includes a 110,260 square-foot gaming floor, a 302-room hotel, a 48,150-square-foot convention center and a 3,500-space parking lot.

Chukchansi Tribe signs agreement with NIGC to reopen casinoFiled Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Chukchansi Tribe signs agreement with NIGC to reopen casino (12/22)
The tribe agreed to a fine of $19.845 million for violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act but only $500,000 will be paid as long as the settlement conditions are met.

Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in KansasFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas (12/18)
The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facilityFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility (12/11)
The Obama administration has reaffirmed the tribe's gaming rights but is refusing to file a brief in the long-running case.

Kalispel Tribe boosts off-reservation casino with $3M golf clubFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Kalispel Tribe boosts off-reservation casino with $3M golf club (12/11)
The acquisition helps the tribe stay competitive in the event another off-reservation casino opens nearby.

Kaw Nation celebrates expansion of casino near Kansas borderFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Kaw Nation celebrates expansion of casino near Kansas border (12/10)
The tribe completed a 10,000 square-foot addition with 275 games, table games and a cafe and bar.

Seminole Tribe and state remain at odds for new casino compactFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe and state remain at odds for new casino compact (12/03)
The tribe continues to oppose attempts to expand non-Indian gaming in Florida amid litigation in federal court.

Mark Pilarski: Why are games different at some tribal casinos?Filed Under: Regulation
Mark Pilarski: Why are games different at some tribal casinos? (11/25)
Why do some tribal casinos offer different types of games? Columnist Mark Pilarski offers an explanation.

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gamingFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming (11/24)
Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino case (11/23)
The tribe isn't give up on plans to open a gaming facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over laborFiled Under: Legislation | Opinion
John Yellowbird Steele: Restore tribal sovereignty over labor (11/23)
President Obama: Indian gaming is governmental gaming, as Congress has declared.

Seminole Tribe willing to share $3B in casino revenue with stateFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe willing to share $3B in casino revenue with state (11/20)
A new Class III gaming compact has failed to materialize as the parties battle in federal court.

North Fork Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact caseFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact case (11/17)
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) failed to engage in 'good faith' negotiations for a controversial off-reservation site.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino case (11/16)
A federal judge determines that the tribe lacks 'governmental power' over its own reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

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