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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino (05/04)
The tribe wants to relocate a casino to a site that's actually closer to the reservation but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is standing firm against it.

Pokagon Band to debut casino expansion project by end of yearFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Pokagon Band to debut casino expansion project by end of year (04/27)
The Four Winds Dowagiac will grow by 2,700 square-feet to make way for more slot machines and table games.

Pokagon Band touts $248M in economic impacts fueled by gaming enterpriseFiled Under: Public Relations
Pokagon Band touts $248M in economic impacts fueled by gaming enterprise (04/25)
Gaming has been good for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the tribe's surrounding communities in Michigan and Indiana.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reopens casino after two bomb threatsFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reopens casino after two bomb threats (04/22)
Two bomb threats were phoned in to the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, on Thursday night.

Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with communityFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with community (04/19)
The Gun Lake Casino has been a boom to local communities and the state of Michigan.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casino (04/19)
The tribe wants to relocate the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette. Michigan, to a site that's actually closer to its reservation.

Ex-employee of Grand Traverse Band blames theft on gambling addictionFiled Under: Regulation
Ex-employee of Grand Traverse Band blames theft on gambling addiction (04/13)
Michael Gerard Buchanan admitted that he purchased electronic equipment using tribal funds and sold the items without authorization.

Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreementFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band wins local support for Indiana casino agreement (04/12)
The memorandum of understanding calls on the city of South Bend to support the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M projectFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M project (04/12)
The addition to the Gun Lake Casino in Michigan will debut in the summer of 2017.

Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan (04/11)
The Coquille Tribe is already facing opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe and now Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) has stepped into the fray.

Pokagon Band agrees to share revenues from casino in IndianaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band agrees to share revenues from casino in Indiana (04/11)
A memorandum of understanding details what's being promised to the city of South Bend.

Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in MichiganFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in Michigan (04/08)
The tribe is adding more jobs and new options to the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band breaks ground on gas station by casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nottawaseppi Huron Band breaks ground on gas station by casino (04/05)
The FireKeepers Pit Stop at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel will feature a gas station, convenience store and car wash.

Little River Band on track to complete $18M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Little River Band on track to complete $18M expansion at casino (03/23)
Already, three new restaurants have opened at the Little River Casino Resort and a full-service spa and larger gaming floor are on the way.

Leader of Sault Tribe vows push for off-reservation gaming bidsFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Leader of Sault Tribe vows push for off-reservation gaming bids (03/22)
The Michigan tribe filed two land-into-trust applications in June 2014 but the Bureau of Indian Affairs has not made a decision,

Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site (03/03)
The tribe paid $500,000 for another 120 acres in Fruitport, Michigan, the location of the proposed casino.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reduces gaming per capita paymentsFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reduces gaming per capita payments (02/18)
Chief Frank Cloutier discussed the issue at length during his State of the Tribe address on January 23.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares a record $21.9M in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares a record $21.9M in gaming revenues (02/17)
The success of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel continues to benefit the state of Michigan and local communities.

Grand Traverse Band sends $833K in casino funds to communityFiled Under: Public Relations
Grand Traverse Band sends $833K in casino funds to community (02/16)
Since 1994, the tribe has shared nearly $34 million with non-profits, charities and governmental units in six counties in Michigan.

Sault Tribe proposes off-reservation casino near major airportFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe proposes off-reservation casino near major airport (02/15)
The tribe plans to convert an abandoned 70,000 square-foot church near the Detroit airport into a gaming facility.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community eyes off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community eyes off-reservation casino (02/12)
The tribe wants to move the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette, Michigan, to a site that's actually closer to the reservation.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves upgrades at casinosFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves upgrades at casinos (02/10)
The tribe is spending $28 million on an entirely new Ojibwa Casino in Baraga, Michigan, and $12 million to expand a second facility in Marquette.

Lac Vieux Desert Band reopens hotel after disease scare at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Lac Vieux Desert Band reopens hotel after disease scare at casino (02/04)
The tribe conducted extensive testing and remediation to make sure patrons at the Lac Vieux Desert Resort and Casino in Michigan were safe.

Little River Band hails BIA movement on off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band hails BIA movement on off-reservation casino bid (02/04)
The tribe is proposing a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, a suburb of Muskegon, Michigan.

Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projectsFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projects (01/26)
The tribe filed land-into-trust applications for two sites in Michigan in June 2014 but there's been little concrete progress at the federal level.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band casino executive seeks personal touchFiled Under: Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band casino executive seeks personal touch (01/12)
Brian Decorah, the president and CEO of the FireKeepers Casino in Michigan, is trying to get to know as many of the 1,700 employees as possible.

Little Traverse Bay Bands start construction on Class II facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Little Traverse Bay Bands start construction on Class II facility (01/08)
The casino in Mackinaw City, Michigan, is expected to open in May as the tribe expands its gaming operation.

Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casino (01/07)
The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, will see more gaming space, a 300-seat buffet, a larger lounge and entertainment area and a larger employee dining room and lounge.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band names Brian Decorah as leader of casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band names Brian Decorah as leader of casino (01/05)
The Ho-Chunk Nation citizen will serve as president and CEO of the FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe enforces 'English-only' for table gamesFiled Under: Public Relations
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe enforces 'English-only' for table games (12/15)
A patron at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort was told to stop speaking Chaldean with her elderly mother, who has limited English skills.

Dispute resolved over shares of Pokagon Band gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Dispute resolved over shares of Pokagon Band gaming revenues (12/09)
The local revenue sharing board finally resolved an impasse that prevented the distribution of a $4.4 million payment.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB caseFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case (11/20)
The tribe is asserting its treaty rights in an attempt to shield the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort from the National Labor Relations Board.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributes $2.95M in casino revenueFiled Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributes $2.95M in casino revenue (11/19)
The tribe shares 2 percent of Class III revenues with local communities twice a year.

Editorial: Approve Little River Band off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Approve Little River Band off-reservation casino (11/16)
Public opinion now appears heavily in favor of getting the casino built and operating.

Little River Band might buy additional land near gaming siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Little River Band might buy additional land near gaming site (11/10)
The tribe has seen strong local support for the $180 million project in Fruitport Township in Michigan.

Steve Pego: Michigan compact bars off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Opinion
Steve Pego: Michigan compact bars off-reservation casino (11/06)
The Saginaw Tribe's opposition to the Little River off-reservation casino proposal in Muskegon is based on law and policy.

Little Traverse Bay Bands lose vote for Class III gaming at siteFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Little Traverse Bay Bands lose vote for Class III gaming at site (10/26)
The tribe will go ahead with Class II machines at the facility in Mackinaw City, Michigan.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band uses casino funds to grow economyFiled Under: Business Deals
Nottawaseppi Huron Band uses casino funds to grow economy (10/26)
Gaming represents 75 percent of the tribe's $30 million budget but leaders are working to change that for the future.

Little River Band hopeful after off-reservation casino hearingFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band hopeful after off-reservation casino hearing (10/19)
A final decision is years away but the tribe hopes local support translates into approval at the state and federal level.

Little River Band sees support for off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Little River Band sees support for off-reservation casino bid (10/16)
A large crowd attended the first Bureau of Indian Affairs public hearing on the $180 million project in Fruitport Township, Michigan.

Little River Band set for hearing on off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Little River Band set for hearing on off-reservation casino bid (10/14)
MLive Muskegon Chronicle will carry a webcast of the public meeting for the $180 million project in Fuirtport Township, Michigan.

Little Traverse Bay Bands want to break ground soon on casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Little Traverse Bay Bands want to break ground soon on casino (10/12)
The initial 56,000 square-foot facility could be open by May 2016 if the tribe breaks ground in November.

Thomas St. Dennis: Don't let rival tribe stop Little River casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Thomas St. Dennis: Don't let rival tribe stop Little River casino (10/09)
After years of working together with the local community to bring a new casino to Muskegon County, an outside force is now trying to derail the project.

Little River Band sees off-reservation casino as boost for revenueFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Little River Band sees off-reservation casino as boost for revenue (10/08)
The land-into-trust application touts the project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, as a means to gain self-sufficiency.

Little Traverse Bay Bands consider Class II for second casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Meetings
Little Traverse Bay Bands consider Class II for second casino (10/06)
Revenue sharing with the local community won't be required if the tribe sticks with Class II games at a proposed facility in Mackinaw City.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe vows fight over off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Meetings
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe vows fight over off-reservation casino (09/29)
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will be facing a formidable opponent as it purses the $180 million development in Michigan.

Little River Band sees strong support for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Meetings
Little River Band sees strong support for off-reservation casino (09/24)
Local officials are singing the praises of the $180 million project as the Bureau of Indian Affairs moves forward with the review process.

Little River Band remains committed to off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Little River Band remains committed to off-reservation casino (09/23)
The tribe is pursuing the project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

BIA sets hearing on Little River Band off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Meetings
BIA sets hearing on Little River Band off-reservation casino bid (09/21)
The tribe plans a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, about 80 miles from reservation headquarters.

Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projectsFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects (09/18)
More lawsuits are expected if the Bureau of Indian Affairs ever approves the tribe's land-into-trust applications.

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