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Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees big future with Class II casino (07/31)
Revenues from the contested facility are forecast at $4.5 million in the first year, $4.7 million in the second and $4.9 million in the third.

Filed Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (07/30)
Seven tribes now have deemed approved Class III gaming compacts, a seemingly unprecedented number in any state.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust land (07/30)
The Samish Nation, though, isn't interested. And neither is the Suquamish Tribe.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band prevails yet again in long-running casino feud (07/29)
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, already received $75 million from the Fond-du-Luth Casino but wanted even more.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge orders Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop work on casino (07/29)
Tribal leaders believe they will ultimately prevail despite a temporary setback in federal court.

Filed Under: Federal Register | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance (07/27)
The tribe is due back in federal court to defend the legality of a controversial Class II facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Filed Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014 (07/24)
Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.

Filed Under: Legislation | Regulation
Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming (07/23)
A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling (07/23)
A rehearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court are possible.

Filed Under: Legislation | Meetings | NIGC | Regulation
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (07/22)
Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feud (07/21)
The tribe accuses Gov. Susana Martinez (R) of negotiating in bad faith for a Class III gaming compact.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Members of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe debate casino bid (07/21)
Former chairwoman Beverly Wright is urging tribal members to vote in a referendum and stop the Class II facility for at least year.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe casino expansion faces opposition from tribes (07/20)
The Iowa Tribe and Sac and Fox Nation want to join a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas in federal court.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbies Congress for gaming rights (07/16)
The tribe is willing to drop its land claim -- and $270 million in damages -- in order to reopen a casino that was closed more than a decade ago.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge sets hearing in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino case (07/15)
The town of Aquinnah wants a restraining order or an injunction to halt the construction of a 6,500 square-foot Class II gaming facility.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Republican who killed Menominee Nation casino opens campaign (07/14)
Tribal leaders believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) rejected the $800 million casino because he was thinking about his presidential race.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces court action over casino bid (07/14)
The town of Aquinnah wants a federal judge to enforce a cease and desist order and stop construction on the Class II facility.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe might stop work on Class II project (07/13)
A referendum on August 16 will determine whether the tribe moves forward with a controversial casino on the reservation.

Filed Under: Litigation
Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casino (07/13)
The reservation was placed in trust in 2002 but the tribe is facing opposition from the federal agency that regulates Indian gaming.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe ignores order to stop working on casino (07/07)
The tribe offered to meet with the town of Aquinnah to work on a government-to-government agreement affecting the Class II gaming facility.

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to stop working on gaming facility (07/06)
Local officials are sending a cease and desist letter to the tribe after learning that construction will start soon.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts work on Class II gaming facility (07/03)
Tribal leaders are converting an unfinished community center into a casino and hope to open it by the end of the year.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expires (07/01)
U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez will closely monitor the tribe's casinos while a lawsuit plays out in federal court.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal (06/30)
The compact expires at midnight tonight and Gov. Susana Martinez (R) contends the tribe's casinos will be operating illegally without a new agreement.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
BIA releases scoping report for Coquille Tribe Class II facility (06/30)
The document comes as another community seeks to participate in the review process for the $26 million Cedars at Bear Creek.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe partners with Hard Rock for off-reservation casino (06/29)
The tribe is hoping to convince Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) to sign off on the project.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Column: Chemehuevi Tribe won't seek off-reservation casino (06/26)
Chairman Charles Wood said the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act makes the process too difficult.

Filed Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Navajo Nation leader hails action on Class III gaming compact (06/25)
A notice of the new agreement was published in the Federal Register on June 22.

Filed Under: Legislation
Houlton Band upset with failure of yet another tribal casino bill (06/25)
Chief Brenda Commander said tribes are looking at their options in the wake of another defeat at the state capitol.

Filed Under: Legislation
Maine lawmakers kill bill to authorize tribally-operated casino (06/23)
The Senate blocked LD 1446 on narrow voter after it cleared the House by a wide margin.

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