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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.

Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinanceFiled Under: California | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance (06/10)
The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino rulingFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (06/09)
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to courtFiled Under: Litigation | New York | Opinion
Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to court (06/09)
While we will vigorously defend our rights in court when left with no other option, negotiation, not litigation, is our preferred method of dispute resolution.

Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino (06/08)
The decision marks only the second time that an off-reservation casino has been approved in Washington.

Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feudFiled Under: Litigation
Fond du Lac Band reaches agreement in long-running casino feud (06/08)
The tribe will pay $150,000 a year to address operations at the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota.

Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact caseFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case (06/07)
The tribe has accused the state of Florida of violating the exclusivity provisions of the agreement and of failing to negotiate in good faith.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming planFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (06/06)
The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.

Winnebago Tribe's corporation collects signatures for gaming voteFiled Under: Legislation
Winnebago Tribe's corporation collects signatures for gaming vote (06/06)
Keep the Money in Nebraska said voters are responding to the group's efforts to expand gaming in the Cornhusker State.

Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next yearFiled Under: California | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next year (06/03)
The 140,000 square-foot Fire Mountain Casino is expected to open in April or May of 2017.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservationFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (06/02)
A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appealFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal (06/01)
The tribe is currently barred from opening a Class II gaming facility on its reservation in Massachusetts.

Supreme Court won't hear long-running Seneca Nation casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court won't hear long-running Seneca Nation casino case (05/31)
The tribe's gaming enterprise remains on solid legal ground now that the nation's highest court has put an end to the dispute.

Kaw Nation receives national award for tribal gaming initiativesFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Kaw Nation receives national award for tribal gaming initiatives (05/26)
Kaw Gaming, Inc. received the Tribal Gaming Visionary award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino dealFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino deal (05/24)
The tribe continues to offer banked table games at five of its seven casinos even though a key provision in its Class III gaming compact expired last July.

Supreme Court delays review of Seneca Nation land case againFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court delays review of Seneca Nation land case again (05/23)
Without explanation, the justices have twice delayed consideration of a petition that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York.

Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case againFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case again (05/18)
After delaying action on a petition filed by casino opponents, the justices are due to consider a case that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in New York.

Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land caseFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land case (05/16)
Without explanation, the justices delayed the consideration of a petition that questions whether the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is legal.

Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rightsFiled Under: California | Compacts | Opinion
Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rights (05/16)
The opinions expressed in The Sacramento Bee’s editorial are very concerning and full of misleading information on the state compacting process.

Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rightsFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation | Opinion
Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rights (05/16)
H.R.5079 would mark a dramatic shift in congressional policy, because it would modify the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to subject tribes to a state veto of the rights recognized in the Cabazon Supreme Court decision.

County in California  blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming billFiled Under: California | Compacts | Legislation
County in California blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill (05/13)
Rep. Jeff Denham (R) expressed support for the North Fork Rancheria's efforts as a state lawmaker but it looks like his tune has changed since arriving on Capitol Hill.

Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming informationFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming information (05/12)
The state inadvertently released a transcript of the deposition of a top gaming executive to a news organization.

Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino dispute (05/11)
Opponents have been questioning the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, for years.

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