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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as Supreme Court delays action in sovereignty dispute
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as Supreme Court delays action in sovereignty dispute (December 11, 2017)
While the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered good news to one tribe and its homelands, another must wait longer for an answer.

Tribes turn tables on non-Indian company intent on derailing new gaming facility
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Federal Register | Litigation
Tribes turn tables on non-Indian company intent on derailing new gaming facility (December 7, 2017)
Connecticut is getting 'played' by a non-Indian gaming company, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe say.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe awaits answer from Supreme Court in sovereignty case
Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe awaits answer from Supreme Court in sovereignty case (November 28, 2017)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is hoping to move forward with a casino on its reservation, so long as the Supreme Court turns back opponents in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe calls Trump team for help on eve of Thanksgiving
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe calls Trump team for help on eve of Thanksgiving (November 22, 2017)
In his first Thanksgiving proclamation, President Trump credited the Wampanoag people with helping the Pilgrims survive. The tribe wants the favor returned.

Tribes report mixed slot machine returns as they press Trump team on casino
Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Tribes report mixed slot machine returns as they press Trump team on casino (November 16, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe saw mixed slot machine results last month as they await word from the Trump administration about their gaming agreements.

Lawmakers join tribes in pressing Trump team for firm response on new casino
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Federal Register
Lawmakers join tribes in pressing Trump team for firm response on new casino (November 8, 2017)
Lawmakers from Connecticut are supporting the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe as they seek a firm response from the Trump administration on plans for a new casino.

Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Federal Register
Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut (November 1, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe honored a top Trump administration official but their gesture doesn't seem to have helped plans for a new casino in Connecticut.

Tribes spar with Obama's former Interior secretary over new casino in Connecticut
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Tribes spar with Obama's former Interior secretary over new casino in Connecticut (October 25, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are battling a big foe as they pursue a new casino in Connecticut.

Mohegan Tribe believes Trump team accepted new casino despite murky response
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe believes Trump team accepted new casino despite murky response (September 27, 2017)
The Mohegan Tribe believes the Trump administration has approved a new casino in Connecticut despite a seemingly ambiguous letter.

Connecticut tribes can't get clear answer from Trump team on bid for new casino
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes can't get clear answer from Trump team on bid for new casino (September 19, 2017)
Efforts by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe to open a new casino in Connecticut appear to have hit a snag within the Trump administration.

Connecticut tribes see another win as court refuses to rehear casino challenge
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Connecticut tribes see another win as court refuses to rehear casino challenge (September 11, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe have scored another win in their bid to open a new casino in Connecticut.

Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions legality of new casino in Connecticut
Connecticut | Openings & Closings
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation questions legality of new casino in Connecticut (August 17, 2017)
The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation is speaking out against a new casino in Connecticut.

Tribes report mixed results in slot machine revenues at casinos in Connecticut
Connecticut
Tribes report mixed results in slot machine revenues at casinos in Connecticut (August 15, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a decline in slot machine revenues while the Mohegan Tribe reported an increase as both team up to address growing competition in New England.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid (August 15, 2017)
The leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of plans for a long-delayed casino even though the Trump administration was prepared to kill the project.

Casino opponents ask Supreme Court to hear Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe case
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Casino opponents ask Supreme Court to hear Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe case (August 9, 2017)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe has been trying to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but continues to see opposition in Massachusetts.

Tribes in Connecticut await federal approval of revised gaming agreements
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Tribes in Connecticut await federal approval of revised gaming agreements (August 1, 2017)
Lawmakers in Connecticut gave final approval to a bill that updates gaming agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Connecticut tribes sign new gaming agreements to account for new casino
Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes sign new gaming agreements to account for new casino (July 20, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are another step closer to opening a new casino in Connecticut.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino (July 20, 2017)
With its land-into-trust application in doubt, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe could revive its casino by seeking a commercial license from the state of Massachusetts.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation hits milestone on gaming revenues
Compacts | Connecticut
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation hits milestone on gaming revenues (July 17, 2017)
Since 1993, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has shared $4 billion in slot machine revenues with the state of Connecticut.

Mohegan Tribe reports 7.6 percent increase in slot machine revenues
Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe reports 7.6 percent increase in slot machine revenues (July 14, 2017)
Mohegan Sun in Connecticut took in $49.2 million in June 2017, am increase from the same time last year.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm
Business Deals | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm (July 7, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is eager to restart work on its casino in Massachusetts and so is a key partner.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust (July 6, 2017)
The Trump administration is asking the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for more information about its land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Tribes celebrate as governor in Connecticut signs new casino bill into law
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Tribes celebrate as governor in Connecticut signs new casino bill into law (June 28, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are now authorized to build a $400 million gaming facility in Connecticut.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid (June 28, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is going back to court to defend its casino land-into-trust application amid signs of uncertainty from the Trump administration.

Tribes in Connecticut waiting on governor to sign bill for new casino
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Tribes in Connecticut waiting on governor to sign bill for new casino (June 23, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hope to open a new casino before the end of 2018 in order to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino (June 22, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe expects to hear a decision on its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts by June 27.

Connecticut tribes welcome court decision favoring new casino law
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Connecticut tribes welcome court decision favoring new casino law (June 22, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are praising a federal court decision in favor of a law that paved the way for their new casino in Connecticut.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team (June 20, 2017)
A June 19 deadline came and went without word on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official
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Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official (June 14, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe a letter from the Department of the Interior helped them get over the finish line for their proposed casino.

Connecticut tribes hope to break ground on new casino in the fall
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Connecticut tribes hope to break ground on new casino in the fall (June 9, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to open their jointly-operated facility before the end of 2018.

Lawmakers in Connecticut approve bill for tribal gaming facility
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Lawmakers in Connecticut approve bill for tribal gaming facility (June 7, 2017)
It looks like a third casino, to be operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, is coming to Connecticut.

Tribes face deadline in bid for new gaming facility in Connecticut
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Tribes face deadline in bid for new gaming facility in Connecticut (June 1, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are running out of time in their bid for a new gaming facility they say will protect jobs and revenues.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation threatens another lawsuit over casino
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation | Litigation
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation threatens another lawsuit over casino (May 31, 2017)
Plans over a new casino in Connecticut continue to face legal and political challenges.

Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in Connecticut
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in Connecticut (May 24, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe see the facility as a way to keep jobs and revenue in the state.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino (May 23, 2017)
The tribe's legal victory is on hold while opponents ask the nation's highest court to intervene.

Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casino
Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casino (May 15, 2017)
The new administration is sticking by a letter that should help the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribe in their quest.

Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located (May 12, 2017)
The Arizona Republican is joining the battle over a new casino in Connecticut but a letter sent to the Trump administration is marred by alternative facts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute (May 12, 2017)
Opponents are planning to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of stopping the tribe from opening a Class II facility on its reservation.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team (May 8, 2017)
An answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is being promised by June 19.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees more opposition to gaming win
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees more opposition to gaming win (April 25, 2017)
The state of Massachusetts is joining efforts to overturn the tribe's victory.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win (April 21, 2017)
Casino opponents are preparing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute
Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute (April 17, 2017)
Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais called on officials in Massachusetts to drop their long-running attempts to assert jurisdiction over her people's homeland.

Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case
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Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case (April 11, 2017)
In a unanimous decision, a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe can use its reservation in Massachusetts for a modest casino.

Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casino
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casino (April 6, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to share revenues from table games.

Non-Indian casino in Massachusetts hits construction milestone
Connecticut | Openings & Closings
Non-Indian casino in Massachusetts hits construction milestone (March 29, 2017)
The development has the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe in neighboring Connecticut worried.

Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts
Connecticut | Litigation | Regulation
Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts (March 20, 2017)
The Connecticut-based tribe lost out to a rival gaming firm owned by billionaire Steve Wynn.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case
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Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casino
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casino (March 16, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to address growing competition for gaming dollars.

Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official
Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official (March 10, 2017)
Two former Department of the Interior officials who once worked together are on opposite sides of a gaming debate in Connecticut.

Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casino
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casino (February 27, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to convert a vacant movie theater in East Windsor into a $300 million gaming facility.

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