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Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in FloridaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida (06/23)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, confirms that the tribe's land in Florida is Indian Country.

California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming recordFiled Under: California | Litigation
California tribes worried about Senate candidate's gaming record (06/22)
Kamala Harris tried to stop the Big Lagoon Rancheria from opening a casino on land that was placed in trust more than two decades ago.

Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band sees major progress on casino project in Indiana (06/21)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued the final environmental impact statement for the project in South Bend, Indiana.

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case (06/21)
The case will determine whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs should have approved the land-into-trust application for the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino (06/20)
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.

Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under constructionFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria plans casino by outlet mall under construction (06/16)
The tribe has settled on a site less than four miles from its headquarters in Elk Grove, California.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decisionFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decision (06/16)
The tribe has been waiting for an answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for two years.

Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming developmentFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria picks alternative site for gaming development (06/10)
The 35-acre property is located next to an outlet mall that's under construction in Elk Grove, California.

Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming siteFiled Under: Litigation | New York | Opinion
Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming site (06/06)
With a federal appeals court panel's ruling last week reinstating the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York lawsuit against Union Springs, the village has a few options to consider.

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.

Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming lawFiled Under: Litigation | New York
Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law (06/02)
The tribe sued to protect a Class II gaming facility in the village of Union Springs, New York.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval of casino agreementFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval of casino agreement (06/02)
The city of Ridgecrest. California, will support the tribe's land-into-trust application for a site near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about anti-casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about anti-casino lawsuit (05/31)
Casino opponents are asking a federal judge to halt construction on the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino (05/25)
Clark County, however, remains part of a lawsuit that challenges the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming project (05/24)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be making progress but has fallen behind on its anticipated schedule.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe moves one step forward with casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe moves one step forward with casino bid (05/19)
Chairman George Gholson thanked supporters in Ridgecrest, California, for sticking by the tribe through countless hours of discussion.

Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casino (05/18)
Officials in Clark County, Washington, has been fighting the casino for more than a decade they might be willing to work with the tribe.

Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino planFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino plan (05/18)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will 'immediately' place 61.83 acres in trust for the California tribe.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meetingFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at another meeting (05/17)
The city of Ridgecrest, California, will hold the fifth meeting in as many weeks on the proposed casino.

Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casino (05/17)
The Cowlitz Casino Project is 40 percent complete and a local government has rescinded a resolution of opposition.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino discussed at another meetingFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino discussed at another meeting (05/13)
There's been so much talk about the project in Ridgecrest, California, that some supporters are wondering when it will all end.

Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casino (05/11)
The process took so long that a nearby tribe opened a casino and is almost finished with an expansion project.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe plans to pay $5.5M to acquire gaming siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe plans to pay $5.5M to acquire gaming site (05/06)
The tribe wants to build the casino on 26 acres near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in Ridgecrest, California.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at city meetingFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino up for discussion at city meeting (05/03)
The project has stirred significant debate in Ridgecrest, California.

Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bid (05/02)
The decision comes two years after the final environmental impact statement was issued and nearly eight years after the process formally began.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid (04/29)
A large group of advocates listened to Chairman George Gholson explain why the tribe is pursuing a development more than 130 miles from its headquarters.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiencyFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency (04/28)
The tribe has a reservation in Death Valley National Park but living conditions there can be difficult and development options are extremely limited.

Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casinoFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casino (04/27)
The footprint of the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota, is about to grow with approval of a land-into-trust application.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disputes rival's casino market studyFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disputes rival's casino market study (04/26)
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to decide whether to move forward with a project less than 20 miles from the tribe's site.

Coquille Tribe succeeds with complaint against state lottery adsFiled Under: Public Relations
Coquille Tribe succeeds with complaint against state lottery ads (04/26)
It's the end of the trail for an ill-conceived Lewis and Clark-themed advertising campaign in Oregon.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debateFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate (04/26)
The project, which is generating significant discussion online, is the subject of a special town hall in Ridgecrest, California.

Pokagon Band touts $248M in economic impacts fueled by gaming enterpriseFiled Under: Public Relations
Pokagon Band touts $248M in economic impacts fueled by gaming enterprise (04/25)
Gaming has been good for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the tribe's surrounding communities in Michigan and Indiana.

Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino planFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan (04/22)
One pastor asked: 'Do we want to risk the displeasure of God for $395,000 a year?'

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees opposition to off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees opposition to off-reservation casino (04/21)
Officials delayed consideration of a municipal services agreement due to opposition voiced by residents in Ridgecrest, California.

Coquille Tribe slams 'Lewis and Clark' campaign for Oregon LotteryFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Coquille Tribe slams 'Lewis and Clark' campaign for Oregon Lottery (04/20)
The spots depict explorers Lewis and Clark, and even an animated bear, 'discovering' gaming machines in the wild

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks off-reservation casino agreementFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks off-reservation casino agreement (04/19)
The tribe is looking at a site in Ridgecrest, more than 130 miles from its headquarters in Bishop, California.

Coquille Tribe questions opposition to new Class II gaming facilityFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Coquille Tribe questions opposition to new Class II gaming facility (04/14)
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) is urging the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the land-into-trust application for the proposed casino.

Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrackFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack (04/14)
The building that housed the old Multnomah Greyhound Park near Portland, Oregon, is being demolished to make way for some sort of development.

Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreementFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreement (04/12)
The memorandum of understanding calls on the city of South Bend to support the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe moves full steam ahead with casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe moves full steam ahead with casino (04/12)
The long-awaited $1 billion First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts is due to open in the summer of 2017.

Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M projectFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M project (04/12)
The addition to the Gun Lake Casino in Michigan will debut in the summer of 2017.

Enterprise Rancheria shares $811K as casino work finally beginsFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria shares $811K as casino work finally begins (04/11)
The Fire Mountain Casino is still about a year away from local communities are already benefiting from the long-awaited project.

Pokagon Band agrees to share revenues from casino in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band agrees to share revenues from casino in Indiana (04/11)
A memorandum of understanding details what's being promised to the city of South Bend.

Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in MichiganFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in Michigan (04/08)
The tribe is adding more jobs and new options to the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan.

Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workersFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers (04/08)
Construction is progressing quickly on the tribe's reservation but officials in Clark County, Washington, aren't happy about it.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applicationsFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | NIGC | New York
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications (04/01)
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confirms groundbreaking for casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confirms groundbreaking for casino (03/30)
Work on the First Light Resort and Casino will begin April 5 and the first phase of the $1 billion project is due to open in the summer of 2017.

North Fork Rancheria blasts rival tribes over anti-casino effortsFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Legislation
North Fork Rancheria blasts rival tribes over anti-casino efforts (03/30)
A Republican Congressman confirmed that discussions are underway for a bill that could block the new development.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casino (03/29)
The ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals again confirms the legality of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort, which opened in December 2015.

Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Rival casino opposed by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits fate (03/29)
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to make a decision on the rival project in late April.

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