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Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Today's Indian wars are being fought over new casinos (05/21)
America still fights Indian wars, but today these battles center not around settlers pushing their homesteads onto tribal lands but around gambling.

Filed Under: Litigation | New York
Judge dismisses gaming case filed by Cayuga Nation faction (05/20)
Two rival groups have been at odds for the better part of a decade. One faction supports gaming while the other does not.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mayoral candidate embraces Fond du Lac Band urban casino (05/19)
Incumbent Mayor Don Ness, who has repeatedly criticized the tribe, will not be seeking re-election.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Supreme Court asks Kialegee Tribal Town for casino case brief (05/18)
The state of Oklahoma wants to be able to sue the tribe and its leaders for trying to open a casino on an Indian allotment.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Judge issues decision in Fort Sill Apache Tribe gaming dispute (05/18)
The tribe had been waiting more than three years for the National Indian Gaming Commission to rule on an appeal affecting its reservation in southern New Mexico.

Filed Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Sen. McCain denies being influenced by tribal casino lobbyists (05/15)
Rival tribes are spending millions of dollars in hopes of stopping the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening a new casino in the Phoenix area.

Filed Under: NIGC
Jonodev Chaudhuri takes oath of office as new leader of NIGC (05/14)
The Muscogee Nation citizen is the seventh chairman of the agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal casino industry.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band questions legality of new gaming law in Indiana (05/14)
Chairman John Warren said the new law, which went into effect without the governor's signature, violates the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas (05/13)
Chairman John Berrey has insisted a casino is not in the works for ancestral land in Little Rock, the state capital.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Fond du Lac Band prevails again in long-running casino case (05/08)
A judge had ordered the tribe to send another $12 million -- on top of $75 million -- to the city of Duluth but an appeals court said that was a mistake.

Filed Under: NIGC
NIGC rules against Fort Sill Apache Tribe in gaming dispute (05/07)
The agency determined that the tribe's reservation in southern New Mexico does not qualify for a casino under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Kialegee Tribal Town declines to submit brief in casino litigation (05/04)
The state of Oklahoma is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a dispute over a failed casino.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Seminole Tribe renews bid to negotiate Class III casino compact (05/04)
Key provisions of the existing agreement expire July 31 and the tribe is supposed to stop offering blackjack by October 29 if a new deal isn't reached.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Draft bill calls for a Class III gaming compact with Poarch Creeks (05/01)
The bill, which could be introduced next week, authorizes a lottery as well as slot machines and table games.

Filed Under: Compacts
Acoma Pueblo awaits BIA approval for Class III gaming compact (05/01)
Tribal leaders negotiated for nearly four years to reach the new deal.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Lawmaker slammed for comment about Pokagon Band casino bid (05/01)
An Indiana lawmaker brought up 'bows and arrows' in reference to the tribe's plan for a casino on ancestral territory in the state.

Filed Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation slams action on bill that blocks casino (04/30)
The Keep the Promise Act prevents the tribe from using land that's already been placed in trust for a casino.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Gaming bill opposed by Pokagon Band sent to Indiana governor (04/30)
The bill dictates what 'must' be included in a Class III gaming compact even though negotiations have not yet begun.

Filed Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Senate panel passes bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (04/29)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, spoke out against the measure at a business meeting.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in Alabama (04/29)
A top lawmaker is introducing legislation to expand non-Indian gaming options even as the tribe has offered to share revenue with Alabama.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers advance bill against Pokagon Band's casino (04/29)
The bill asks Congress to declare that 'reservations and restored Indian lands within Indiana' are not eligible for gaming.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band leader vows support for off-reservation casino (04/29)
The tribe hopes to build an $180 million casino at a former racetrack about 80 miles from the reservation.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Maine lawmakers introduce bills to authorize casinos for tribes (04/28)
One bill would authorize a casino for Houlton Band of Maliseet and the other would allow the Penobscot Nation to operate electronic Class II machines.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers ask Congress to stop Pokagon Band casino (04/28)
The tribe is planning a casino, hotel and other development on its ancestral territory in Indiana but lawmakers there aren't welcoming the project.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Pokagon Band casino remains a concern for Indiana lawmakers (04/24)
At least one top lawmaker doesn't believe the state can stop the tribe from opening a casino if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves a land-into-trust application for a 166-acre site in South Bend.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band questions bill that affects Indiana casino project (04/22)
Chairman John Warren said some lawmakers in Indiana aren't making the tribe feel welcome in its own territory.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (04/21)
Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Bill for more tribally-operated casinos advances in Connecticut (04/21)
The bill authorizes as many as three new facilities but it was written to avoid the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Fort Silll Apache Tribe continues push for casino in New Mexico (04/20)
The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of the state but Gov. Susana Martinez (R) won't come to the table.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid (04/17)
Two national organizations are coming to the defense of the tribe in response to questionable comments from state lawmakers whose county includes a non-Indian riverboat.

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