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Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compact (January 9, 2017)
Of the 17 tribes with casinos, 16 signed agreements whose provisions have raised concerns at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming dealFiled Under: Compacts
Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming deal (September 29, 2016)
Kevin Washburn, the former Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, rejected the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's compact anyway.

Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues (May 11, 2016)
The New Mexico tribe is refusing to sign a Class III gaming compact that increases the revenue sharing rate.

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 (April 7, 2016)
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.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation sees action on Illinois casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation sees action on Illinois casino plan (January 5, 2016)
In one of his final actions, former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn started the environmental review process for the tribe's proposed Class II gaming facility.

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 (January 4, 2016)
The Land of Enchantment is now more to more 'deemed approved' compacts than any other state thanks to former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces lawsuit over gaming projectFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces lawsuit over gaming project (September 22, 2015)
An attorney is already lining up clients in hopes of preventing the Bureau of Indian Affairs from finalizing a long-delayed land-into-trust application.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe aims to start casino work next yearFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe aims to start casino work next year (September 21, 2015)
Approval of the land-into-trust application took eight years and the tribe is eager to start work on the first Indian gaming facility in Massachusetts.

Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino planFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino plan (August 13, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing an environmental impact statement for a 250,000 square-foot casino in Kern County, California.

BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (August 13, 2015)
The state is home to nine deemed approved compacts, accounting for more than half of the tribes with casinos.

Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty ActFiled Under: Legislation | Meetings | NIGC | Regulation
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (July 22, 2015)
Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.

BIA raised concerns about Class III gaming deal in New MexicoFiled Under: Compacts
BIA raised concerns about Class III gaming deal in New Mexico (June 10, 2015)
The agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

BIA rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming compactFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
BIA rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming compact (March 30, 2015)
Even if Gov. Scott Walker (R) had approved the controversial casino in Kenosha, the agreement would have been rejected by the federal government.

Still no word from BIA on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
Still no word from BIA on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (March 17, 2015)
The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application more than seven years ago.

Menominee Nation pushes governor to change mind on casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Menominee Nation pushes governor to change mind on casino (February 5, 2015)
The final deadline on the off-reservation casino in Kenosha is February 19.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting for BIA answer on casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Regulation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting for BIA answer on casino (February 2, 2015)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn promised a decision in "early 2013" but that deadline has long passed.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sues BIA over rejected compactFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sues BIA over rejected compact (January 22, 2015)
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Menominee Nation still negotiating off-reservation casino dealFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Menominee Nation still negotiating off-reservation casino deal (January 20, 2015)
A new Class III compact could be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs this week.

Menominee Nation seeks meeting for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Menominee Nation seeks meeting for off-reservation casino (January 14, 2015)
Gov. Scott Walker (R) has indicated he will wait until February 19 to announce a decision.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe to sue BIA over gaming dealFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe to sue BIA over gaming deal (January 13, 2015)
The tribe believes it must be compensated for losses from a rival casino.

BIA rejects Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's gaming compactFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
BIA rejects Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's gaming compact (January 12, 2015)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the deal went against the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

City won't allow vote on Tohono O'odham Nation casino plan">Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
City won't allow vote on Tohono O'odham Nation casino plan (September 18, 2014)
The decision came as the Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on a bill that would bar the casino.

Audio: SCIA takes up bill to bar Tohono O'odham Nation casino">Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation
Audio: SCIA takes up bill to bar Tohono O'odham Nation casino (September 17, 2014)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) clashed repeatedly at the hearing.

BIA won't commit to timeline on Mashpee Wampanoag casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
BIA won't commit to timeline on Mashpee Wampanoag casino (July 30, 2014)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn initially promised a decision in spring 2013 but that didn't happen.

Wyandotte Nation off-reservation casino lawsuit dismissedFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wyandotte Nation off-reservation casino lawsuit dismissed (July 22, 2014)
The tribe has indicated it will submit a new land-into-trust application for the gaming site.

Wyandotte Nation agrees with dismissal of casino site lawsuitFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wyandotte Nation agrees with dismissal of casino site lawsuit (July 21, 2014)
The tribe can submit another land-into-trust application for the site in Kansas.

Federal judge asked to dismiss Wyandotte Nation casino lawsuitFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Federal judge asked to dismiss Wyandotte Nation casino lawsuit (July 9, 2014)
The tribe still plans to fight for the off-reservation casino in Kansas.

Rival tribes blast casino land ruling for Tohono O'odham Nation ">Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Rival tribes blast casino land ruling for Tohono O'odham Nation (July 4, 2014)
The Gila River Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community hope Congress will stop the project.

BIA acquires land for Kaw Nation off-reservation casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker
BIA acquires land for Kaw Nation off-reservation casino project (March 11, 2014)
The Kaw Nation of Oklahoma can move forward with an off-reservation casino now that it has cleared all major hurdles in the process.

Oklahoma backs Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes in compact caseFiled Under: Compacts
Oklahoma backs Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes in compact case (February 4, 2014)
The state of Oklahoma is supporting the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in a dispute over a Class III gaming compact that authorizes Internet wagering.

BIA took issue with Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe compactFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
BIA took issue with Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe compact (January 14, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is warning the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the state of Massachusetts not to violate the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Coquille  Tribe defends plan for off-reservation Class II facilityFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Coquille Tribe defends plan for off-reservation Class II facility (October 30, 2013)
The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is facing fresh opposition to its proposed off-reservation casino.

House subcommittee talks off-reservation gaming standardsFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
House subcommittee talks off-reservation gaming standards (September 24, 2013)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing last Thursday to discuss standards for off-reservation gaming acquisitions.

House subcommittee sets hearing   on gaming land standards   Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
House subcommittee sets hearing on gaming land standards (September 13, 2013)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next week to discuss standards for land-in-trust decisions for gaming purposes.

Menominee Nation wins approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Menominee Nation wins approval for off-reservation casino (August 26, 2013)
The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin has won federal approval of its off-reservation casino.

Jonodev Chaudhuri nominated for  associate member at NIGCFiled Under: NIGC
Jonodev Chaudhuri nominated for associate member at NIGC (August 1, 2013)
Jonodev Chaudhuri. Photo from Muscogee Creek Supreme Court The National Indian Gaming Commission is about to get a new member. According to a notice that will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is naming...

Los Coyotes Band waiting on action  for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band waiting on action for off-reservation casino (June 20, 2013)
The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians is still waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take action on its off-reservation casino. The Bush administration rejected the proposed casino because Barstow is more than 100 miles from...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting on casino land bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting on casino land bid (May 31, 2013)
Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is still waiting for an answer on its gaming land-into-trust application. The tribe plans to build the $500 million First...

Massachusetts seeks dismissal of non-Indian gaming suitFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | Regulation
Massachusetts seeks dismissal of non-Indian gaming suit (May 29, 2013)
Artist's rendering of proposed First Light Resort and Casino. Image from Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe The state of Massachusetts is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit field by a non-Indian casino developer. K.G. Urban Enterprises wants to open a...

Dave Palermo: Indian gaming for the next four years at the BIAFiled Under: Compacts | Regulation
Dave Palermo: Indian gaming for the next four years at the BIA (March 13, 2013)
Dave Palermo reports on the the next four years of Indian gaming under President Barack Obama and Assistant Secretary Kevn Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Holding the line on revenue sharing in tribal-state casino compacts and...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has more hurdles in casino questFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has more hurdles in casino quest (February 13, 2013)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe must clear some more hurdles in its quest for a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. As a newly recognized tribe, the Mashpees qualify for an exception in Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Assistant Secretary...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails good news  on gaming planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | NIGC
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails good news on gaming plan (February 12, 2013)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe got some good news from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as it pursues a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The tribe's proposed casino site in Taunton qualifies for an exception in Section 20 of the Indian Gaming...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe   waiting for ruling on casino landFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe waiting for ruling on casino land (February 5, 2013)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is still waiting to hear from the Bureau of Indian Affairs on its casino land-into-trust application. In a December 31, 2012, letter, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the BIA would determine whether the tribe...

Sen. Schumer slams Seneca-Cayuga off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | New York
Sen. Schumer slams Seneca-Cayuga off-reservation casino (January 29, 2013)
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is urging the Obama administration to reject an off-reservation casino for the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma. The tribe recently submitted a land-into-trust application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe wants to use 229...

BIA promises decision on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
BIA promises decision on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (January 14, 2013)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising to make a final decision on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid by this spring. One decision will come later this month. Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the BIA will determine whether the...

Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit   takes place in SeattleFiled Under: Meetings | NIGC
Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit takes place in Seattle (December 13, 2012)
The 10th annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit kicks off today in Seattle, Washington. Featured speakers include Kevin Washburn, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Tracie Stevens, the chairwoman of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Hot topics...

Muscogee Nation cites Carcieri in  Poarch Creek casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation
Muscogee Nation cites Carcieri in Poarch Creek casino lawsuit (December 12, 2012)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit in federal court today aimed at preventing the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama from operating a casino on a sacred site. The Muscogee Nation is upset over the $246 million...

BIA asked to help with dispute over Creek  casino at sacred siteFiled Under: Litigation
BIA asked to help with dispute over Creek casino at sacred site (December 3, 2012)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being asked to help resolve a dispute between the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama. The Muscogee Nation is upset over the expansion of the Wind Creek...

Los Coyotes Band presses BIA for off-reservation casino rulingFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band presses BIA for off-reservation casino ruling (November 29, 2012)
The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians in California is still waiting for an answer on its off-reservation casino. Tribal leaders and officials from the city of Barstow met Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the new leader of the...

Dave Palermo: Washburn shifts stance on Class III regulationFiled Under: NIGC | Regulation
Dave Palermo: Washburn shifts stance on Class III regulation (November 5, 2012)
"[Kevin] Washburn, who in 2005 testified that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) should be amended to give the National Indian Gaming Commission more regulatory authority over Class III, casino-style gaming on Indian lands, said he is no longer certain...

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