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More on: land-into-trust
Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins round in casino battle with Arizona (07/28)
A federal judge has rejected most of the state's requests to obtain more information about the controversial casino in a suburb of Phoenix.

Filed Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing tax (07/27)
A tax assessor hit the tribe with a $22.3 million bill for the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Land Acquisitions
Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans (07/27)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to issue a decision on a land-into-trust application that was submitted in September 2013.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Massachusetts tribes still trying to get into the casino game (07/20)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe face different hurdles in their quests to join the $28 billion Indian gaming industry.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe casino expansion faces opposition from tribes (07/20)
The Iowa Tribe and Sac and Fox Nation want to join a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas in federal court.

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria won't see tribal opposition at Class II site (07/15)
The United Auburn Indian Community and the Colusa Indian Community won't fight the smaller casino that's near their Class III facilities.

Filed Under: Litigation
Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casino (07/13)
The reservation was placed in trust in 2002 but the tribe is facing opposition from the federal agency that regulates Indian gaming.

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria still hopes to open Class III gaming facility (07/13)
The tribe plans to open a 10,000 square-foot Class II facility and local officials are wondering if they will see any revenues from it.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino (07/13)
The tribe's land-into-trust application for 160 acres near Little Rock has been met with significant controversy in the state.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria case (07/10)
The state of California can now ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that's being closely watched across Indian Country.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust (07/10)
Four members of the state's Congressional delegation -- including two who have received contributions from the tribe -- want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the application.

Filed Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria won't face local opposition to Class II casino (07/09)
The tribe plans to build a 10,000 square-foot gaming facility on land that was placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case (07/06)
David Patchak, who wants money from the tribe, will take the case to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time since 2008.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Cow Creek Band continues to oppose new Coquille Tribe casino (07/02)
The two tribes are at odds over gaming facilities that will be located about an hour apart.

Filed Under: California | Openings and Closings
Soboba Band celebrates 20th anniversary for gaming facility (07/01)
The tribe is planning to move the casino to a new site now that its land-into-trust application has been finalized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Local leaders talk Tohono O'odham Nation casino controversy (06/30)
The tribe is back in court in hopes of ensuring the controversial West Valley Resort opens later this year as planned.

Filed Under: Regulation
Quapaw Tribe faces competition from Kansas commercial casino (06/24)
The Kansas Crossing Casino will be located about 30 miles south of the tribe's Downstream Casino Resort.

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: California
Dry Creek Rancheria still working on finances for gaming debt (06/23)
The tribe defaulted on $140 million in gaming debt after another casino opened in the area.

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: Casino Stalker | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can't stop non-Indian gaming facility (06/19)
The Plainridge Park Casino, with up to 1,500 slot machines, will open on June 24.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law (06/18)
The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act of 2014 protects the tribe's gaming facility from litigation.

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: 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: 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: Compacts
Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks (06/15)
The two tribes have been at odds over the handling of ancestral remains discovered at the site of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe still waiting on decision for off-reservation casino (06/12)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs completed the final environmental impact statement more than two years ago.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Big Lagoon Rancheria awaits move on Class III gaming compact (06/11)
The tribe proved that the state was not negotiating in good faith for a casino on an 11-acre site on the reservation.

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.

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