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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.

Enterprise Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact lawsuitFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Enterprise Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact lawsuit (02/19)
The tribe signed an agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) but lawmakers failed to ratify it amid controversy over off-reservation gaming.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino dealFiled Under: Compacts
Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal (02/17)
The tribe planned to invest $200 million to $250 million in a gaming facility but Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to come to the table.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community eyes off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community eyes off-reservation casino (02/12)
The tribe wants to move the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette, Michigan, to a site that's actually closer to the reservation.

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.

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