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Supreme Court decision affects employees of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe
Litigation
Supreme Court decision affects employees of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe (May 1, 2017)
The writing was on the wall for the tribal casino employees who are being sued in Louisiana state court.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casino
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casino (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 hotel
Openings & Closings
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians secures funding for casino hotel (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 chairman
Regulation
Ex-casino manager for Chitimacha Tribe admits giving bonus to chairman (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 docket
Business Deals | Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court opens new term with tribal immunity on the docket (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 Louisiana
Business Deals
Laguna Pueblo signs deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana (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 casino
Regulation
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe announces a new general manager for casino (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 Louisiana
Business Deals
Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana (June 27, 2016)
The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond Alabama.

Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus
Compacts | Regulation
Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus (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 home
Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe offers gaming options closer to home (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
Business Deals | Connecticut | NIGC
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe enters gaming agreement with Mohegan Tribe (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 theft
Public Relations
Chitimacha Tribe's casino manager denies allegations of theft (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 arrests
Public Relations
Chitimacha Tribe installs new casino management after arrests (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians celebrates 3rd birthday of casino (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 crash
Litigation
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe casino employees face suit for fatal crash (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Chitimacha Tribe plans $20M expansion and renovation at casino (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 campaigns
Opinion
Column: Casino industry pours millions into Texas campaigns (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 facility
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Jena Choctaws celebrate second birthday of Class II facility (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 project
Opinion
Editorial: Put a halt to Tunica-Biloxi Tribe video gaming project (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 Georgia
Business Deals | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe involved in video gaming project in Georgia (February 3, 2015)
The Louisiana-based tribe paid $6 million for a site in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Coushatta Tribe celebrates major anniversary for gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Coushatta Tribe celebrates major anniversary for gaming facility (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?
Opinion
Column: Taking a gamble in Louisiana - What's legal and illegal? (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 quarter
Compacts
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe won't be sharing gaming revenues this quarter (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 contract
Business Deals
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe won't renew gaming management contract (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe brings boost to local economy with casino (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 facility
Openings & Closings
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facility (June 5, 2014)
Casino was the vision of the late Chairman Earl Barbry.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe affected by 'fluctuations' in gaming revenues
Compacts
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe affected by 'fluctuations' in gaming revenues (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 loss
Compacts
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe reportedly operating casino at net loss (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 evacuation
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Coushatta Tribe reopens casino after blaze prompts evacuation (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 resort
Openings & Closings
Coushatta Tribe marks 19th anniversary of casino resort (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 enterprise
Openings & Closings
Chitimacha Tribe marks 20th birthday of gaming enterprise (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 revenue
Public Relations
Tribes in Louisiana experience small decline in casino revenue (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 facility
Openings & Closings
Jena Band fulfills dream with debut of Class II gaming facility (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   facility
Openings & Closings
Jena Band making plans to expand brand new gaming facility (February 13, 2013)
The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino finally opened to the public.

Jena Band set to open Class II gaming facility on Wednesday
Openings & Closings
Jena Band set to open Class II gaming facility on Wednesday (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 deal
Business Deals | Litigation
Chickasaw Nation in court over failed non-Indian gaming deal (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 casinos
Business Deals
Chickasaw Nation exits from deal to buy non-Indian casinos (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 facilities
Business Deals
Chickasaw Nation set to buy two non-Indian gaming facilities (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 2013
Openings & Closings
Jena Band on track to open 1st gaming facility in January 2013 (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 facility
Openings & Closings
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe opens nature trail to guests at gaming facility (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
Public Relations
Travel: Coushatta Tribe hits the jackpot with hotel at casino (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
Business Deals | Regulation
Chickasaw Nation aims to buy non-Indian casino in bankruptcy (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
Openings & Closings
Coushatta Tribe opens doors to $60 million expansion at casino (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
Openings & Closings
Jena Band plans to hire 270 people for Class II facility (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 compact
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Jena Band goes to Class II after governor refuses compact (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  casino
Business Deals
Coushatta Tribe signs deal over Israeli skin care products at casino (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Coushatta Tribe starts work on $60M expansion project for casino (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Coushatta Tribe spends $60M to add more rooms to hotel casino (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 birthday
Openings & Closings
Coushatta Tribe announces expansion of casino on 16th birthday (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 revenues
Regulation
Louisiana casinos report another dip in revenues (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...

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