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Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band faces hurdles in plan to develop casino in Indiana (05/27)
Some state lawmakers aren't excited about a tribal casino joining riverboat and land-based casinos.

Filed Under: Compacts
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to distribute $2.7M in gaming revenues (05/22)
Twice a year, the tribe shares 2 percent of Class III gaming revenues with communities affected by its two casinos.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band questions legality of new gaming law in Indiana (05/14)
Chairman John Warren said the new law, which went into effect without the governor's signature, violates the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Filed Under: Public Relations | Regulation
Nottawaseppi Huron Band looks into data breach at casino (05/13)
The tribe replaced the cash registers at FireKeepers Casino after reports of the potential theft of credit card and debit card numbers.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dennis Whittlesey: Shocking proposals to halt tribal gaming (05/11)
Recent actions in Arizona and Indiana suggest that there is a new approach to local government opposition to Indian tribal applications for trust status of newly acquired land.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Defendant pleads in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe casino robbery (05/08)
The victim was lured to the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort after he won $2,500 at another tribal facility in Michigan.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Opinion: Pokagon Band casino shouldn't stir fears in Indiana (05/08)
Why is Indiana being mean to the Indians again?

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Lawmaker slammed for comment about Pokagon Band casino bid (05/01)
An Indiana lawmaker brought up 'bows and arrows' in reference to the tribe's plan for a casino on ancestral territory in the state.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation
NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos (04/30)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee took up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act as a federal appeals court was hearing a closely-watched case involving a Michigan tribe.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Gaming bill opposed by Pokagon Band sent to Indiana governor (04/30)
The bill dictates what 'must' be included in a Class III gaming compact even though negotiations have not yet begun.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers advance bill against Pokagon Band's casino (04/29)
The bill asks Congress to declare that 'reservations and restored Indian lands within Indiana' are not eligible for gaming.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band leader vows support for off-reservation casino (04/29)
The tribe hopes to build an $180 million casino at a former racetrack about 80 miles from the reservation.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers ask Congress to stop Pokagon Band casino (04/28)
The tribe is planning a casino, hotel and other development on its ancestral territory in Indiana but lawmakers there aren't welcoming the project.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Pokagon Band casino remains a concern for Indiana lawmakers (04/24)
At least one top lawmaker doesn't believe the state can stop the tribe from opening a casino if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves a land-into-trust application for a 166-acre site in South Bend.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Pokagon Band questions bill that affects Indiana casino project (04/22)
Chairman John Warren said some lawmakers in Indiana aren't making the tribe feel welcome in its own territory.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid (04/17)
Two national organizations are coming to the defense of the tribe in response to questionable comments from state lawmakers whose county includes a non-Indian riverboat.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA hears from public on Pokagon Band gaming plan in Indiana (04/15)
About 200 people attended a hearing to discuss plans for a $400 million development in South Bend, Indiana.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Pokagon Band gains city support for casino ahead of BIA hearing (04/14)
Leaders in South Bend, Indiana, are laying out the welcome mat for the tribe as it seeks to further its presence in the state.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA to hear from public on Pokagon Band casino plan in Indiana (04/13)
The tribe plans a $480 million development in South Bend, where many of its members live.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
City weighs resolution to support Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (04/09)
The vote might come ahead of a Bureau of Indian Affairs public meeting on the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band announces departure of casino general manager (04/02)
Wendell Long, a member of the Choctaw Nation, is leaving after two years on the job.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Pokagon Band faces hurdles for a gaming compact with Indiana (03/30)
Gov. Mike Pence (R), who would be negotiating with the tribe, has said he opposes an 'expansion' of gaming in a state where revenues from existing facilities have fallen 17 percent in the last five fiscal years.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Indiana lawmakers seek role in Pokagon Band gaming compact (03/27)
The bill would require the Legislature to ratify a compact, a practice that is common other states with tribal casinos.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
BIA to host public meeting for Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (03/24)
The tribe is planning a $480 million development with housing and gaming in South Bend, Indiana.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Opinion: Bad gamble on Little River Band off-reservation casino (03/18)
Muskegon County cannot afford the luxury of an Indian casino.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Pokagon Band set for first public hearing on Indiana casino bid (03/18)
A support group is rallying for the tribe while an opposition group remains secretive.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Interview with Little River Band leader on off-reservation casino (03/16)
'We believe that there are going to be well over 1,000 jobs created.'

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Pokagon Band outlines $480M investment in Indiana casino plan (03/13)
A local group is already stirring up opposition but the mayor says he's open to discussions.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Federal Register
Pokagon Band includes casino in land-into-trust plan in Indiana (03/12)
The tribe wants to develop a village and a Class III gaming facility in the city of South Bend.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Little River Band casino could bring economic boost (03/11)
Tribe officials have said they will invest $180 million in the project and that they expect to create more than 1,200 new jobs.

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