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Filed Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Jena Choctaws celebrate second birthday of Class II facility (02/16)
Chief Cheryl Smith is still considering whether to push for a Class III gaming compact.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Put a halt to Tunica-Biloxi Tribe video gaming project (02/06)
A proposal for a video gaming 'barcade' could open the door to full-scale casino gambling in Georgia, and as such deserves to come up lemons.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe involved in video gaming project in Georgia (02/03)
The Louisiana-based tribe paid $6 million for a site in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Coushatta Tribe celebrates major anniversary for gaming facility (01/19)
The casino has grown to include 950 hotel rooms, an entertainment pavilion and a golf course.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Taking a gamble in Louisiana - What's legal and illegal? (09/29)
A rundown of what's legal and illegal in Louisiana in terms of gambling.

Filed Under: Compacts
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe won't be sharing gaming revenues this quarter (09/01)
This is the third quarter in the last year that no payment was made due to fluctuating revenues at the casino.

Filed Under: Business Deals
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe won't renew gaming management contract (08/18)
Exceptional Gaming had been managing the Paragon Casino Resort for the past 14 years but the tribe decided to let the contract expire this month.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe brings boost to local economy with casino (06/09)
With 1,500 employees, the casino is also the largest employer in the parish.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facility (06/05)
Casino was the vision of the late Chairman Earl Barbry.

Filed Under: Compacts
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe affected by 'fluctuations' in gaming revenues (05/09)
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana acknowledged that it failed to make a recent revenue sharing payment.

Filed Under: Compacts
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe reportedly operating casino at net loss (04/18)
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana appears to have hit hard times at its casino.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Coushatta Tribe reopens casino after blaze prompts evacuation (02/24)
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana reopened its casino on Sunday morning after an electrical fire on Saturday night prompted an evacuation.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Coushatta Tribe marks 19th anniversary of casino resort (01/20)
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana celebrated the 19th anniversary of its gaming facility over the weekend.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Chitimacha Tribe marks 20th birthday of gaming enterprise (01/09)
The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana is celebrating 20 years of being in the Indian gaming business.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Tribes in Louisiana experience small decline in casino revenue (03/01)
Tribal casino revenue in Louisiana took a slight dip in 2011, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report. Three tribes operated casinos in the state in 2011. They took in $460.5 million that year, down from $461.5 million the...

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band fulfills dream with debut of Class II gaming facility (02/20)
It only took 15 years but the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Louisiana has finally joined the Indian gaming industry.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band making plans to expand brand new gaming facility (02/13)
The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino finally opened to the public.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band set to open Class II gaming facility on Wednesday (02/12)
The 46,000-square-foot Jena Choctaw Pines Casino will feature more than 700 gaming devices, poker tables, a sports bar and a buffet.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Chickasaw Nation in court over failed non-Indian gaming deal (02/07)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma is in court over a failed deal to buy two non-Indian casinos. Global Gaming Solutions, a tribal subsidiary, planned to buy DiamondJacks casinos in Bossier City, Louisiana, and Vicksburg, Mississippi, for $125 million. But the...

Filed Under: Business Deals
Chickasaw Nation exits from deal to buy non-Indian casinos (02/04)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma has withdrawn from a deal to buy two non-Indian gaming facilities for $125 million. Global Gaming Solutions, a tribal subsidiary, planned to buy DiamondJacks casinos in Bossier City, Louisiana, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. But the tribe...

Filed Under: Business Deals
Chickasaw Nation set to buy two non-Indian gaming facilities (10/25)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma was the sole bidder on two non-Indian gaming facilities that are in bankruptcy proceedings. Global Gaming Solutions, a tribal subsidiary, will pay $27.5 million in cash and $97.5 million in new debt to acquire the...

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band on track to open 1st gaming facility in January 2013 (10/24)
The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Louisiana is on track to open its first gaming facility in January 2013. The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino will feature Class II games only. Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) won't discuss a Class III...

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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe opens nature trail to guests at gaming facility (09/06)
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has opened a nature trail next to its casino. Guests at the Paragon Casino Resort can use a boardwalk that's about one-mile long. The trail includes crossing points over the Coulee Des Grues, a waterway...

Filed Under: Public Relations
Travel: Coushatta Tribe hits the jackpot with hotel at casino (08/23)
"Any casino trip that begins with an Elvis impersonator gyrating in a black leather jumpsuit and concludes with a giant cake in the shape of a grand hotel can pretty much be considered an entertaining visit. Those were the bookends...

Filed Under: Business Deals | Regulation
Chickasaw Nation aims to buy non-Indian casino in bankruptcy (08/03)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma reached a deal to buy a non-Indian gaming facility in Louisiana that just declared bankruptcy. Global Gaming Solutions, a tribal subsidiary, will acquire "substantially" all of the assets of DiamondJacks, according to a press release....

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Coushatta Tribe opens doors to $60 million expansion at casino (07/12)
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana welcomed visitors to a $60 million expansion of its casino. The tribe added seven-story hotel tower to the Coushatta Casino Resort. That brings the total number of rooms to more than 950. The tribe added...

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band plans to hire 270 people for Class II facility (04/20)
The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians plans to employ 270 people at its Class II facility in Louisiana, Chief B. Cheryl Smith said. The tribe broke ground on the casino last month. Construction has been slowed a bit by bad...

Filed Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Jena Band goes to Class II after governor refuses compact (03/14)
The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians will begin construction on a Class II facility next week. The tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade. But its plans fell victim to Jack Abramoff, who...

Filed Under: Business Deals
Coushatta Tribe signs deal over Israeli skin care products at casino (02/01)
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will sell skin care products from an Israeli company at its casino. The tribe hopes the deal with Aya Natural will generate additional revenues. The tribe recently broke ground on a $60 million expansion of...

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Coushatta Tribe starts work on $60M expansion project for casino (01/27)
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana broke ground on a $60 million expansion of the Coushatta Casino Resort. The tribe is adding a seven-story hotel tower to the facility. The project will add 401 rooms to the hotel, bringing the total...

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