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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.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Tohono O'odham Nation defends legality of casino in new case (06/23)
The tribe is seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the state from interfering with the West Valley Resort and from retaliating against vendors doing business with the tribe.

Filed Under: Legislation
Measure to approve tribally-operated casino advances in Maine (06/22)
The casino would be located in the northern part of the state and would require a county referendum.

Filed Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria to break ground on Class II gaming facility (06/19)
The tribe is going with Class II due to reluctance from the state to enter into a Class III compact.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gary Metoxen: Indian gaming generates economic opportunities (06/19)
Indian gaming today provides more than 1 million jobs, pays millions in local, state and federal taxes as well as supports local charities.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Sault Tribe confident of victory in off-reservation gaming case (06/18)
The state hopes to block the Kewadin Lansing Casino by suing individual tribal leaders rather than the tribe itself.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe faces another hurdle in off-reservation casino bid (06/17)
A Republican member of Congress, several state lawmakers and the Kalispel Tribe are mounting opposition to the project.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe requests dismissal of lawsuit over casino expansion (06/16)
The tribe and its leaders are claiming sovereign immunity in a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe finally wins BIA approval for off-reservation casino (06/16)
It took nearly a decade of work but the tribe still has one more hurdle to cross -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Filed Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Sen. McCain claims authority on Tohono O'odham Nation casino bid (06/15)
The lawmaker sponsored two key laws that have given rise to a controversial casino in the Phoenix, Arizona, area.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Big Lagoon Rancheria awaits move on Class III gaming compact (06/11)
The tribe proved that the state was negotiating in good faith for a casino on an 11-acre site on the reservation.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation
Appeals court sides with NLRB in Little River Band casino case (06/10)
The decision comes as the Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up a bill to shield tribal casinos from federal labor law.

Filed Under: Compacts
BIA raised concerns about Class III gaming deal in New Mexico (06/10)
The agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon case (06/10)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected every one of the state's arguments in the closely-watched case.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Law Article: Big Lagoon decision brings certainty to Indian gaming (06/08)
The ruling restores certainty to the federal government’s recognition of 'Indian lands' and states’ obligations to negotiate gaming compacts in good faith with tribes.

Filed Under: Compacts
Navajo Nation Council leader reports approval of gaming compact (06/08)
The agreement went into effect without an approval or denial from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Speaker LoRenzo Bates said.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes for decision in casino litigation (06/08)
The tribe and the state will head to court on August 12 and they have agreed to let a judge, rather than a jury, decide the case.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
City tries to lower litigation costs in Fond du Lac Band casino case (06/05)
After losing every round in the long-running battle, Duluth is handling the case in-house.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case (06/05)
Attorney General Derek Schmidt said he needs to conduct 'extensive' legal research amid a looming furlough for state employees.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute (06/04)
By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.

Filed Under: Compacts
BIA approves Class III gaming compacts for 27 Washington tribes (06/04)
Nearly every tribe in the state signed onto the deal, which paves the way for the addition of more gaming devices at their facilities.

Filed Under: Compacts | NIGC | Regulation
GAO releases report into regulation of $28B tribal casino industry (06/03)
The report does not contain any major bombshells or reveal any significant controversies but it provides some key information about Class III gaming compacts.

Filed Under: California | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
BIA confirms Soboba Band can put casino at newly acquired site (06/03)
The tribe spent nearly eight years trying to get the 410-acre site placed in trust.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
NIGC seeks dismissal of suit over Quapaw Tribe casino expansion (06/03)
The state of Kansas is trying to stop the tribe from moving forward with a $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.

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