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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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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
Posted: 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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