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More on: land-into-trust
Filed Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks file lawsuit over taxes imposed on gaming facility (05/28)
The tax assessor in Escambia County claims the tribe owes $22.3 million at the Wind Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band faces hurdles in plan to develop casino in Indiana (05/27)
Some state lawmakers aren't excited about a tribal casino joining riverboat and land-based casinos.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe looks to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (05/27)
Chairman John Berrey said the tribe's land-into-trust application for an ancestral site is about cultural preservation, not gaming.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hoping for casino decision this year (05/21)
The main hurdle is whether the Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar bars the tribe from following the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe buys properties next to casino (05/21)
The tribe will start a planning process but won't use the land for gaming. A land-into-trust application won't be filed either.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Meetings
Homeowner group raises fears of casino from Miccosukee Tribe (05/18)
The tribe has no plans to convert the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club into a casino but that hasn't stopped the opposition.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Judge issues decision in Fort Sill Apache Tribe gaming dispute (05/18)
The tribe had been waiting more than three years for the National Indian Gaming Commission to rule on an appeal affecting its reservation in southern New Mexico.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band questions legality of new gaming law in Indiana (05/14)
Chairman John Warren said the new law, which went into effect without the governor's signature, violates the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas (05/13)
Chairman John Berrey has insisted a casino is not in the works for ancestral land in Little Rock, the state capital.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dennis Whittlesey: Shocking proposals to halt tribal gaming (05/11)
Recent actions in Arizona and Indiana suggest that there is a new approach to local government opposition to Indian tribal applications for trust status of newly acquired land.

Filed Under: NIGC
NIGC rules against Fort Sill Apache Tribe in gaming dispute (05/07)
The agency determined that the tribe's reservation in southern New Mexico does not qualify for a casino under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Cowlitz Tribe and Mohegan Tribe committed to casino project (05/07)
The two tribes expect to break ground on the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort in Washington later this year.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Lawmaker slammed for comment about Pokagon Band casino bid (05/01)
An Indiana lawmaker brought up 'bows and arrows' in reference to the tribe's plan for a casino on ancestral territory in the state.

Filed Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation slams action on bill that blocks casino (04/30)
The Keep the Promise Act prevents the tribe from using land that's already been placed in trust for a casino.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Gaming bill opposed by Pokagon Band sent to Indiana governor (04/30)
The bill dictates what 'must' be included in a Class III gaming compact even though negotiations have not yet begun.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers advance bill against Pokagon Band's casino (04/29)
The bill asks Congress to declare that 'reservations and restored Indian lands within Indiana' are not eligible for gaming.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band leader vows support for off-reservation casino (04/29)
The tribe hopes to build an $180 million casino at a former racetrack about 80 miles from the reservation.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers ask Congress to stop Pokagon Band casino (04/28)
The tribe is planning a casino, hotel and other development on its ancestral territory in Indiana but lawmakers there aren't welcoming the project.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Cowlitz Tribe aims to start construction on casino later in year (04/28)
The Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort has been delayed by litigation but construction could start later this year with union hands.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Senate panel takes up bill to halt Tohono O'odham Nation casino (04/27)
Consideration of the Keep the Promise Act comes as the Congressional Budget Office warns that the federal government could be on the hook for $1 billion or more if the tribe wins a case in court.

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.

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