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Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casinoFiled Under: Compacts
Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino (01/25)
The tribe hosted five members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.

Tohono O'odham Nation secures major victory in casino fightFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation secures major victory in casino fight (11/17)
A bill to prevent the tribe from using its trust land for a casino suffered a humiliating defeat on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Edward Manuel: Tohono O'odham Nation creates opportunityFiled Under: Legislation | Opinion
Edward Manuel: Tohono O'odham Nation creates opportunity (11/13)
If passed, H.R. 308 will not only renege on the United States' promises to the Tohono O'odham Nation, it will hand pink slips to the 1,800 men and women working on site.

Melanie Sloan: An expensive battle over a new tribal casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Opinion
Melanie Sloan: An expensive battle over a new tribal casino (11/13)
Tribes are showering Washington politicians with campaign cash in an effort to beat down rival nations.

Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gamingFiled Under: California | Legislation
Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gaming (10/30)
The California Democrat has been seen as hindering efforts to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Tohono O'odham Nation sets December 20 opening for casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation sets December 20 opening for casino (10/30)
After nearly six years of contentious litigation and high-stakes lobbying, the West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is almost here.

GOP still working on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
GOP still working on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (10/28)
The Keep the Promise Act was pulled from a vote this week as Republicans held a fundraiser on Capitol Hill.

Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino (10/22)
The Gila River Indian Community has spent $1.64 million on lobbyists so far this year to prevent a new casino from opening in the Phoenix area.

Official denies representing Laguna Pueblo in casino contract flapFiled Under: Litigation | Regulation
Official denies representing Laguna Pueblo in casino contract flap (08/25)
The tribe's economic development corporation was passed over for a lucrative commercial casino contract.

Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribesFiled Under: California | Connecticut | New York | Public Relations
Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes (07/31)
The casino mogul once accused the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut of not being Indians.

Navajo Nation Council supports bill to block rival casino in ArizonaFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Navajo Nation Council supports bill to block rival casino in Arizona (06/12)
Tribal lawmakers believe the West Valley Resort under construction near Phoenix poses a risk to the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino outside of Flagstaff.

Kurt Luger: It's time to put an end to the Indian wars in AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Kurt Luger: It's time to put an end to the Indian wars in America (05/29)
After 200 years of genocide by the United States, enough is enough!

Tohono O'odham Nation chooses new leader amid casino conflictFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation chooses new leader amid casino conflict (05/28)
Ed Manuel, a former chairman, ousted Ned Norris Jr., who pushed hard for the controversial casino during his two terms in office.

Opinion: Today's Indian wars are being fought over new casinosFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Today's Indian wars are being fought over new casinos (05/21)
America still fights Indian wars, but today these battles center not around settlers pushing their homesteads onto tribal lands but around gambling.

Sen. McCain denies being influenced by tribal casino lobbyistsFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Sen. McCain denies being influenced by tribal casino lobbyists (05/15)
Rival tribes are spending millions of dollars in hopes of stopping the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening a new casino in the Phoenix area.

Opinion: Sen. McCain changes tune on tribal casino in ArizonaFiled Under: Legislation | Opinion
Opinion: Sen. McCain changes tune on tribal casino in Arizona (05/13)
From 2004 to 2006, Washington was transfixed by the revelations that several Indian tribes had paid exorbitant fees to then-uber lobbyist Jack Abramoff to stop other tribes from opening casinos.

Opinion: Tribal war rages in Washington with anti-casino effortsFiled Under: Legislation | Opinion
Opinion: Tribal war rages in Washington with anti-casino efforts (05/05)
The Indian Wars still rage in Washington, fueled by the largest lobbying contracts the city has to offer.

Rivals outspend Tohono O'odham Nation in urban casino battleFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Rivals outspend Tohono O'odham Nation in urban casino battle (05/04)
The Gila River Indian Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are spending millions of dollars on lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

Salt River Tribe concerned about Tohono O'odham Nation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Salt River Tribe concerned about Tohono O'odham Nation casino (10/22)
Salt River President Diane Enos said there are only so many customers to go around.

Rivals funded DC trips to oppose Tohono O'odham Nation casino ">Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Rivals funded DC trips to oppose Tohono O'odham Nation casino (09/30)
The Gila River Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community picked up the tab for local officials.

Another tribe joins fight against North Fork Rancheria compactFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Another tribe joins fight against North Fork Rancheria compact (09/23)
The United Auburn Indian Community donated $100,000 to help defeat the North Fork Rancheria's off-reservation casino.

Rival tribe spends big in fight over Tohono O'odham Nation casino">Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Rival tribe spends big in fight over Tohono O'odham Nation casino (08/25)
The Gila River Indian Community is spending big in Washington, D.C., in its fight against the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino.

Aaron Payment: Story missed the boat on Soo Tribe gaming bid">Filed Under: Opinion
Aaron Payment: Story missed the boat on Soo Tribe gaming bid (08/18)
Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, offers tribal perspective on off-reservation gaming plans.

Tribes outspent in lobbying race over casinos in Massachusetts">Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
Tribes outspent in lobbying race over casinos in Massachusetts (07/15)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe spent $1.65 million but non-Indian interests spent far more.

Blog: Don't place any bets on Internet gaming bills in CongressFiled Under: Legislation
Blog: Don't place any bets on Internet gaming bills in Congress (05/13)
Tribes are all over the place on Internet gaming, OpenSecrets reports.

Column: Billionaire gaming mogul tries to stop online wageringFiled Under: California | Opinion
Column: Billionaire gaming mogul tries to stop online wagering (05/05)
Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has vowed to spend whatever it takes to stop Internet gaming.

Center: Billions at stake in costly debate over Internet gamblingFiled Under: Legislation | Regulation
Center: Billions at stake in costly debate over Internet gambling (04/15)
The Center for Public Integrity reports on the high-stakes battle over Internet gambling.

Contracts to fight Tohono O'odham Nation casino cost millionsFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Contracts to fight Tohono O'odham Nation casino cost millions (04/08)
The city of Glendale, Arizona, spent millions of dollars to fight the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino and most of the contracts were approved without city council approval or open debate.

Casino mogul plans to spend millions to battle Internet gamingFiled Under: Legislation
Casino mogul plans to spend millions to battle Internet gaming (03/26)
Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has vowed to spend 'whatever it takes' to impose a ban on Internet gaming.

Non-Indian firms play both sides in commercial gaming industryFiled Under: Business Deals | Regulation
Non-Indian firms play both sides in commercial gaming industry (02/21)
As more and more states expand gambling options, they are relying on consulting firms to help them write regulations and review casino applicants.

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