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Non-Indian firm looking to block Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Non-Indian firm looking to block Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (02/08)
Rush Street Gaming concedes that its proposed commercial casino in Brockton, Massachusetts, will benefit greatly if the tribe somehow goes away.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino bid despite lawsuitFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident of casino bid despite lawsuit (02/05)
Opponents not surprisingly are citing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar to argue that the tribe cannot follow the land-into-trust process.

Cowlitz Tribe close to reaching agreement with city for new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe close to reaching agreement with city for new casino (02/05)
Work has already begun on the $500 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort near La Center, Washington.

Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Sen. McCain still bothered by failure to block Arizona tribe's casino (02/04)
For the first time, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) publicly blamed Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) for the failure of the Keep the Promise Act.

Little River Band hails BIA movement on off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band hails BIA movement on off-reservation casino bid (02/04)
The tribe is proposing a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, a suburb of Muskegon, Michigan.

House committee approves Lytton Band bill with casino limitationFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
House committee approves Lytton Band bill with casino limitation (02/03)
H.R.2538 appears to be the first bill that imposes geographic and temporal restrictions on future land acquisitions for a tribe that already has federal recognition.

Lytton Band accepts casino limitations in land-into-trust measureFiled Under: California | Legislation
Lytton Band accepts casino limitations in land-into-trust measure (02/02)
H.R.2538, the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act, bars gaming on any lands north of State Route 12 and prevents the tribe from pursuing a casino on lands south of the highway for 22 years.

Wilton Rancheria considers a second location for potential casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Wilton Rancheria considers a second location for potential casino (02/01)
A 28-acre property next to a half-completed mall is being reviewed as the tribe goes through the land-into-trust process.

Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facilityFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility (01/28)
The tribe's 10th casino will be located near Grove, Oklahoma, and will feature 400 gaming machines, a restaurant, a full-service bar, a live music venue and a dance floor.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation promotes gaming plan in IllinoisFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation promotes gaming plan in Illinois (01/27)
The tribe is going through the land-into-trust process for site within its ancestral reservation in present-day DeKalb County.

Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposalFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposal (01/27)
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock anticipates a long process to get the land in trust for the proposed casino.

Catawba Nation still waiting for action on casino in North CarolinaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Catawba Nation still waiting for action on casino in North Carolina (01/27)
The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application in September 2013 but there's been little activity on the federal level.

Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projectsFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projects (01/26)
The tribe filed land-into-trust applications for two sites in Michigan in June 2014 but there's been little concrete progress at the federal level.

Pokagon Band sees opposition to work at casino site in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band sees opposition to work at casino site in Indiana (01/22)
The tribe wants to fill in wetlands and alter a stream at its 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend.

Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas landFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas land (01/21)
Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly promised that the tribe doesn't want to build a casino on a 160-acre site in Little Rock.

Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuitFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit (01/19)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing a dispute that tests the $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.

Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project (01/13)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe raises flag as casino faces oppositionFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe raises flag as casino faces opposition (01/13)
The Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe claims the gaming site in Taunton, Massachusetts, is part of its territory.

BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Meetings
BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bid (01/12)
The tribe, whose headquarters are located in Kansas, plans a Class II facility on an ancestral reservation in Illinois.

Foes raise money to fight Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Foes raise money to fight Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (01/11)
An opposition group is vowing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of preventing the tribe from opening a long-awaited casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ready to build long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ready to build long-awaited casino (01/08)
The First Light Resort and Casino will be located on about 151 acres in the city of Taunton, Massachusetts, land that is now officially a reservation.

Pokagon Band aims to build police station at Indiana casino siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band aims to build police station at Indiana casino site (01/07)
The facility would be located on the northern portion of the tribe's 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend.

Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casino (01/07)
The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, will see more gaming space, a 300-seat buffet, a larger lounge and entertainment area and a larger employee dining room and lounge.

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 (01/05)
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.

Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid (01/04)
Plans call for a 601,780 square-foot facility that includes a 110,260 square-foot gaming floor, a 302-room hotel, a 48,150-square-foot convention center and a 3,500-space parking lot.

Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in KansasFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas (12/18)
The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

Foes promise suit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Foes promise suit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino (12/18)
Don't expect the case to be filed soon -- opponents plan to wait up to six years to challenge the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Tohono O'odham Nation to open doors to contested casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation to open doors to contested casino (12/18)
The Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley is located on newly-acquired trust land in Glendale, Arizona.

Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casino (12/16)
Plans call for a 48,100 square-foot casino on about 11.41 acres in Skagit County.

Kaw Nation celebrates expansion of casino near Kansas borderFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Kaw Nation celebrates expansion of casino near Kansas border (12/10)
The tribe completed a 10,000 square-foot addition with 275 games, table games and a cafe and bar.

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