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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:
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.

Tlingit and Haida Tribes win federal approval of gaming ordinanceFiled Under: NIGC
Tlingit and Haida Tribes win federal approval of gaming ordinance (08/26)
President Richard Peterson said Class III gaming is not on the table after an independent journalist speculated about the prospects.

Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita disputeFiled Under: Litigation
Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita dispute (08/23)
A tribal member who received $272,000 for her household has lost a significant ruling in the case.

Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industryFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Donald Trump wages war on the Indian gaming industry (08/18)
Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump, has been waging war against American Indian Tribes since 1988.

Enterprise Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III gamesFiled Under: California
Enterprise Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games (08/15)
The decision comes after the tribe had put a pause on construction of the Fire Mountain Casino in California.

Referendum to expand gaming in Nebraska fails to qualify for ballotFiled Under: Legislation
Referendum to expand gaming in Nebraska fails to qualify for ballot (08/11)
State authorities rejected a significant number of signatures submitted by a group backed by the Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation.

Enterprise Rancheria puts a pause on casino work amid uncertaintyFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria puts a pause on casino work amid uncertainty (08/11)
Chairwoman Glenda Nelson is blaming rival tribes for holding up the long-delayed project.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casinoFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino (08/01)
The state of Texas has finally broken its silence on the Naskila Entertainment facility on the tribe's reservation.

Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in WashingtonFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington (07/18)
Neither the Samish Nation nor the Suquamish Tribe are interested in developing the site in Bremerton.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limboFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo (07/12)
The southern California tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't commenting on the long-delayed project.

Gaming firm denies being responsible for anti-tribal amendmentFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Gaming firm denies being responsible for anti-tribal amendment (07/11)
MGM Resorts International is trying to stop the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe from opening a new casino in Connecticut.

Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming proceduresFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures (07/08)
The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.

Winnebago Tribe's corporation turns in signatures for gaming voteFiled Under: Legislation
Winnebago Tribe's corporation turns in signatures for gaming vote (07/07)
A series of ballot measures could finally put tribes in Nebraska on the same footing as those in neighboring states.

National Indian Gaming Commission raises penalty amount to nearly $50KFiled Under: Federal Register | NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission raises penalty amount to nearly $50K (07/07)
Tribes, management companies and other parties doing business in the Indian gaming industry are facing higher penalties for violating federal law.

Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcelFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcel (07/05)
The Minnesota tribe is looking to grow but local officials are worried about a casino at the site.

Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compactFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact (07/04)
The state of California faces a deadline to consent or reject the tribe's agreement.

Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bidFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid (06/30)
Plans to develop land around the Coconut Creek Casino in Florida have been in the works for six years.

Connecticut tribes still working on plan for potential new casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes still working on plan for potential new casino (06/30)
The process has been taking so long that one location has been taken off the table although the tribes still have options.

Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues (06/28)
The money goes to local governments and schools and the tribe hopes to replicate that effort with an off-reservation casino.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casinoFiled Under: Connecticut
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casino (06/28)
The tribe's sad saga is at the center of a battle over a new casino in Connecticut.

Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation caseFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case (06/27)
The state of California is still on the hook for paying $36.2 million back to the tribe but a key issue remains on the table.

Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plansFiled Under: Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans (06/27)
The amendment would have punished certain tribes that enter the commercial industry by requiring the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject their gaming compacts.

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.

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