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More on: land-into-trust
Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Pokagon Band casino remains a concern for Indiana lawmakers (04/24)
At least one top lawmaker doesn't believe the state can stop the tribe from opening a casino if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves a land-into-trust application for a 166-acre site in South Bend.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming (04/23)
The tribe has no plans for a casino in Central Arkansas, so why not put a conservation easement on the 160 acres?

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Tohono O'odham Nation vows defense for off-reservation casino (04/23)
Chairman Ned Norris Jr. and local officials criticized the state of Arizona for threatening the West Valley Resort.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band questions bill that affects Indiana casino project (04/22)
Chairman John Warren said some lawmakers in Indiana aren't making the tribe feel welcome in its own territory.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
City reaffirms support for Tohono O'odham Nation urban casino (04/22)
The state of Arizona is threatening to block the tribe from opening the facility later this year.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (04/21)
Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Fort Silll Apache Tribe continues push for casino in New Mexico (04/20)
The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of the state but Gov. Susana Martinez (R) won't come to the table.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid (04/17)
Two national organizations are coming to the defense of the tribe in response to questionable comments from state lawmakers whose county includes a non-Indian riverboat.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Kansas seeks injunction to stop Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion (04/17)
Individual tribal leaders, including Chairman John Berrey, have been added to the state's lawsuit as defendants.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas (04/16)
Some local officials want the tribe to state that it won't use the land in Little Rock for gaming but that wouldn't necessarily bar a casino in the future.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Fond du Lac Band spars with city over services for urban casino (04/15)
The city of Duluth has demanded $2 million a year, a figure that the tribe won't accept.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA hears from public on Pokagon Band gaming plan in Indiana (04/15)
About 200 people attended a hearing to discuss plans for a $400 million development in South Bend, Indiana.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Pokagon Band gains city support for casino ahead of BIA hearing (04/14)
Leaders in South Bend, Indiana, are laying out the welcome mat for the tribe as it seeks to further its presence in the state.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA to hear from public on Pokagon Band casino plan in Indiana (04/13)
The tribe plans a $480 million development in South Bend, where many of its members live.

Filed Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chumash Tribe legal team 'laughed' at suit over casino expansion (04/09)
Chairman Vincent Armenta said the tribe's reservation is indeed a reservation despite claims from an opposition group.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
City weighs resolution to support Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (04/09)
The vote might come ahead of a Bureau of Indian Affairs public meeting on the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chumash Tribe and leaders sued over $160M casino expansion (04/08)
An opposition group claims the casino site was never placed in trust and is not part of the tribe's reservation.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident on gaming plan (04/06)
Attorney Arlinda Locklear said work picked up after a federal judge upheld a land-into-trust application for a recently recognized tribe in Washington.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation looks to develop property adjacent to casino (04/06)
The tribe owns 49 acres next to Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison that could be used for a sports complex, museum and entertainment venues.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
BIA still promising action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (04/03)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn told the top gaming regulator in Massachusetts that the tribe's land-into-trust application remains a 'high priority.'

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation | NIGC
Leader of Fort Sill Apache Tribe to discuss New Mexico gaming (04/03)
The tribe wants to use its reservation in the southern part of the state for gaming but has run into numerous obstacles.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Fond du Lac Band faces more court battles with city over casino (04/02)
The city of Duluth keeps on fighting despite losing a series of lawsuits affecting the Fond-du-Luth Casino.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band announces departure of casino general manager (04/02)
Wendell Long, a member of the Choctaw Nation, is leaving after two years on the job.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino deal goes 3 more years (04/01)
The tribe and supporters are still waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to release a draft environmental impact statement for the casino in Beloit.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Fort Sill Apache Tribe loses bid to force state into gaming deal (03/31)
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) has refused to enter into negotiations and it appears the tribe can do little to force her to come to the table.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Pokagon Band faces hurdles for a gaming compact with Indiana (03/30)
Gov. Mike Pence (R), who would be negotiating with the tribe, has said he opposes an 'expansion' of gaming in a state where revenues from existing facilities have fallen 17 percent in the last five fiscal years.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers seek role in Pokagon Band gaming compact (03/27)
The bill would require the Legislature to ratify a compact, a practice that is common other states with tribal casinos.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation extends agreement for off-reservation casino (03/27)
The tribe has agreed to share gaming revenues with the city of Beloit and Rock County.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request (03/26)
Chairman John Berrey told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that there are no plans to change the use of the land.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation | NIGC
Governor won't sign casino compact with Fort Sill Apache Tribe (03/26)
The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of New Mexico that it wants to use for gaming.

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