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Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casino
Posted: April 7, 2017
The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond its homeland in Alabama.

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians secures funding for casino hotelFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians secures funding for casino hotel
Posted: February 16, 2017
The 80-room facility at the Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Louisiana is expected to open next year.

Ex-casino manager for Chitimacha Tribe admits giving bonus to chairmanFiled Under: Regulation
Ex-casino manager for Chitimacha Tribe admits giving bonus to chairman
Posted: October 5, 2016
Chairman O'Neal Darden remains under indictment for allegedly accepting an unauthorized bonus from the Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docketFiled Under: Business Deals | Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket
Posted: October 4, 2016
Only one Indian law case is on the docket so far, a big change from last year's explosive session.

Laguna Pueblo signs deal to acquire commercial casino in LouisianaFiled Under: Business Deals
Laguna Pueblo signs deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana
Posted: August 22, 2016
The New Mexico tribe is making its first foray into commercial gaming with a deal worth $134.5 million.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe announces a new general manager for casinoFiled Under: Regulation
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe announces a new general manager for casino
Posted: August 4, 2016
A new partnership with the Mohegan Tribe is already benefiting the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe's gaming facility.

Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in LouisianaFiled Under: Business Deals
Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana
Posted: June 27, 2016
The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond Alabama.

Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonusFiled Under: Compacts | Regulation
Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus
Posted: June 20, 2016
O’Neal Darden Jr., who was elected last July, turned himself in to face charges in Louisiana state court.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe offers gaming options closer to homeFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe offers gaming options closer to home
Posted: May 26, 2016
The tribe is promoting the new Naskila Entertainment as a 'closer' destination for patrons who might otherwise go to Louisiana.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe enters gaming agreement with Mohegan Tribe Filed Under: Business Deals | Connecticut | NIGC
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe enters gaming agreement with Mohegan Tribe
Posted: April 28, 2016
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority will provide gaming, hospitality and entertainment consulting services to the Paragon Casino Resort.

Chitimacha Tribe's casino manager denies allegations of theftFiled Under: Public Relations
Chitimacha Tribe's casino manager denies allegations of theft
Posted: February 19, 2016
Anthony Patrone is accused of manipulating the computer system at the Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in order to give a $5,700 payout to a former employee.

Chitimacha Tribe installs new casino management after arrestsFiled Under: Public Relations
Chitimacha Tribe installs new casino management after arrests
Posted: February 18, 2016
The former general manager and the former chief financial are in custody in connection with an alleged theft at the Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in Louisiana.

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians celebrates 3rd birthday of casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians celebrates 3rd birthday of casino
Posted: February 11, 2016
The 46,000 square-foot Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Creola, Louisiana, opened to the public in February 2013.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe casino employees face suit for fatal crashFiled Under: Litigation
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe casino employees face suit for fatal crash
Posted: December 17, 2015
The lawsuit accuses a bartender and two security guards at the Paragon Casino Resort of negligence in connection with a drunken-driving accident in July 2013.

Chitimacha Tribe plans $20M expansion and renovation at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Chitimacha Tribe plans $20M expansion and renovation at casino
Posted: December 4, 2015
The Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel will see a larger gaming floor, a new restaurant and more retail options.

Column: Casino industry pours millions into Texas campaignsFiled Under: Opinion
Column: Casino industry pours millions into Texas campaigns
Posted: September 15, 2015
Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico Indian tribes are making fortunes off Texas folks who play their slot machines and table games.

Jena Choctaws celebrate second birthday of Class II facilityFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Jena Choctaws celebrate second birthday of Class II facility
Posted: February 16, 2015
Chief Cheryl Smith is still considering whether to push for a Class III gaming compact.

Editorial: Put a halt to Tunica-Biloxi Tribe video gaming projectFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Put a halt to Tunica-Biloxi Tribe video gaming project
Posted: February 6, 2015
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.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe involved in video gaming project in GeorgiaFiled Under: Business Deals | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe involved in video gaming project in Georgia
Posted: February 3, 2015
The Louisiana-based tribe paid $6 million for a site in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Coushatta Tribe celebrates major anniversary for gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Coushatta Tribe celebrates major anniversary for gaming facility
Posted: January 19, 2015
The casino has grown to include 950 hotel rooms, an entertainment pavilion and a golf course.

Column: Taking a gamble in Louisiana - What's legal and illegal?">Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Taking a gamble in Louisiana - What's legal and illegal?
Posted: September 29, 2014
A rundown of what's legal and illegal in Louisiana in terms of gambling.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe won't be sharing gaming revenues this quarterFiled Under: Compacts
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe won't be sharing gaming revenues this quarter
Posted: September 1, 2014
This is the third quarter in the last year that no payment was made due to fluctuating revenues at the casino.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe won't renew gaming management contractFiled Under: Business Deals
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe won't renew gaming management contract
Posted: August 18, 2014
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.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe brings boost to local economy with casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe brings boost to local economy with casino
Posted: June 9, 2014
With 1,500 employees, the casino is also the largest employer in the parish.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facility
Posted: June 5, 2014
Casino was the vision of the late Chairman Earl Barbry.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe affected by 'fluctuations' in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe affected by 'fluctuations' in gaming revenues
Posted: May 9, 2014
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana acknowledged that it failed to make a recent revenue sharing payment.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe reportedly operating casino at net lossFiled Under: Compacts
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe reportedly operating casino at net loss
Posted: April 18, 2014
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana appears to have hit hard times at its casino.

Coushatta Tribe reopens casino after blaze prompts evacuationFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Coushatta Tribe reopens casino after blaze prompts evacuation
Posted: February 24, 2014
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana reopened its casino on Sunday morning after an electrical fire on Saturday night prompted an evacuation.

Coushatta Tribe marks 19th anniversary of casino resortFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Coushatta Tribe marks 19th anniversary of casino resort
Posted: January 20, 2014
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana celebrated the 19th anniversary of its gaming facility over the weekend.

Chitimacha Tribe marks 20th birthday of gaming enterpriseFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Chitimacha Tribe marks 20th birthday of gaming enterprise
Posted: January 9, 2014
The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana is celebrating 20 years of being in the Indian gaming business.

Tribes in Louisiana  experience  small decline in casino revenueFiled Under: Public Relations
Tribes in Louisiana experience small decline in casino revenue
Posted: March 1, 2013
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...

Jena Band fulfills dream with debut of Class II  gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band fulfills dream with debut of Class II gaming facility
Posted: February 20, 2013
It only took 15 years but the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Louisiana has finally joined the Indian gaming industry.

Jena Band making plans to expand brand new gaming   facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band making plans to expand brand new gaming facility
Posted: February 13, 2013
The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino finally opened to the public.

Jena Band set to open Class II gaming facility on WednesdayFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band set to open Class II gaming facility on Wednesday
Posted: February 12, 2013
The 46,000-square-foot Jena Choctaw Pines Casino will feature more than 700 gaming devices, poker tables, a sports bar and a buffet.

Chickasaw Nation in court over failed non-Indian gaming dealFiled Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Chickasaw Nation in court over failed non-Indian gaming deal
Posted: February 7, 2013
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...

Chickasaw Nation exits from deal to buy non-Indian casinosFiled Under: Business Deals
Chickasaw Nation exits from deal to buy non-Indian casinos
Posted: February 4, 2013
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...

Chickasaw Nation set to buy two non-Indian gaming facilitiesFiled Under: Business Deals
Chickasaw Nation set to buy two non-Indian gaming facilities
Posted: October 25, 2012
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...

Jena Band on track       to open 1st  gaming  facility in January 2013Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band on track to open 1st gaming facility in January 2013
Posted: October 24, 2012
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...

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe opens nature trail to guests at gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe opens nature trail to guests at gaming facility
Posted: September 6, 2012
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...

Travel: Coushatta Tribe hits the jackpot with hotel at casino Filed Under: Public Relations
Travel: Coushatta Tribe hits the jackpot with hotel at casino
Posted: August 23, 2012
"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...

Chickasaw Nation aims to buy non-Indian casino in bankruptcy Filed Under: Business Deals | Regulation
Chickasaw Nation aims to buy non-Indian casino in bankruptcy
Posted: August 3, 2012
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....

Coushatta Tribe opens doors to $60 million expansion at casino Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Coushatta Tribe opens doors to $60 million expansion at casino
Posted: July 12, 2012
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...

Jena Band plans to hire 270 people for Class II facility Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band plans to hire 270 people for Class II facility
Posted: April 20, 2012
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...

Jena Band goes to Class II after governor refuses compactFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Jena Band goes to Class II after governor refuses compact
Posted: March 14, 2012
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...

Coushatta Tribe signs deal over Israeli skin care products at  casinoFiled Under: Business Deals
Coushatta Tribe signs deal over Israeli skin care products at casino
Posted: February 1, 2011
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...

Coushatta Tribe starts work on $60M expansion project for casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Coushatta Tribe starts work on $60M expansion project for casino
Posted: January 27, 2011
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...

Coushatta Tribe   spends $60M to add  more rooms to hotel casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Coushatta Tribe spends $60M to add more rooms to hotel casino
Posted: January 18, 2011
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will be spending $60 million to expand its casino. The tribe is adding 401 hotel rooms and 18 luxury suites to the Coushatta Casino Resort. That will bring the total number of rooms at...

Coushatta Tribe announces    expansion  of casino   on 16th birthdayFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Coushatta Tribe announces expansion of casino on 16th birthday
Posted: January 14, 2011
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana announced plans to expand its casino. The tribe will be expanding the gaming area and adding 400 hotel rooms to the Coushatta Casino Resort. Construction is scheduled to begin later this month. The tribe opened...

Louisiana casinos report another dip in revenuesFiled Under: Regulation
Louisiana casinos report another dip in revenues
Posted: November 19, 2009
Commercial casinos in Louisiana saw a 6.9 percent drop in revenues last month, the Associated Press reports. Louisiana has 13 riverboat casinos, one land-based casino in New Orleans and three racinos. The facilities took in $193.3 million last month, down...

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe  renews gaming manager dealFiled Under: Business Deals
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe renews gaming manager deal
Posted: October 21, 2009
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has renewed a gaming management deal. The tribe signed a five-year extension with Exceptional Gaming to manage the Paragon Casino Resort. The deal runs through September 2014. The tribe has worked with Exceptional Gaming for...

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