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Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compact
Posted: January 9, 2017
Of the 17 tribes with casinos, 16 signed agreements whose provisions have raised concerns at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Libertarian candidate takes credit for New Mexico tribal casinosFiled Under: Compacts
Libertarian candidate takes credit for New Mexico tribal casinos
Posted: October 18, 2016
Gary Johnson signed the first Class III gaming compacts after his Democratic predecessor refused to do so.

Navajo Nation celebrates sixth birthday of casino in New MexicoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Navajo Nation celebrates sixth birthday of casino in New Mexico
Posted: October 10, 2016
The Flowing Water Navajo Casino was the tribe's second casino at the time of its debut in October 2010.

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.

National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industryFiled Under: California | Connecticut | NIGC | New York | Openings and Closings | Regulation
National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry
Posted: July 20, 2016
Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.

Santa Ana Pueblo adds hotel to casino with $50M expansion planFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Santa Ana Pueblo adds hotel to casino with $50M expansion plan
Posted: July 19, 2016
The New Mexico tribe said construction will take about two years to complete.

Appeals court backs sentence in death near Navajo Nation casinoFiled Under: Litigation
Appeals court backs sentence in death near Navajo Nation casino
Posted: June 14, 2016
Marvin Ahasteen was 36 years old when he was struck and killed in front of the Fire Rock Casino near Gallup, New Mexico.

Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues
Posted: May 11, 2016
The New Mexico tribe is refusing to sign a Class III gaming compact that increases the revenue sharing rate.

Nambe Pueblo pays off remaining funds owed to gaming developer Filed Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Nambe Pueblo pays off remaining funds owed to gaming developer
Posted: May 5, 2016
The New Mexico tribe agreed to pay $500,000 to Full House Resorts after a casino project never came to fruition.

Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effect
Posted: April 5, 2016
The Land of Enchantment is now home to 15 tribes with 'deemed approved' agreements, the most of any state in the nation.

Laguna Pueblo still looking for second suspect in casino shootingFiled Under: Public Relations
Laguna Pueblo still looking for second suspect in casino shooting
Posted: March 28, 2016
A tribal officer shot and killed Mario Sandoval, 19, at the Route 66 Casino Hotel in New Mexico while one person fled the scene.

Laguna Pueblo police officer involved in fatal shooting at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Laguna Pueblo police officer involved in fatal shooting at casino
Posted: March 24, 2016
The FBI is helping the tribe investigate the early morning incident at the Route 66 Casino Hotel in New Mexico.

Mescalero Apache Tribe opens new 'Native gastropub' at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mescalero Apache Tribe opens new 'Native gastropub' at casino
Posted: March 16, 2016
The Broken Arrow Tap House is now serving families and other patrons at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in New Mexico.

Nambe Pueblo hopes small casino stands out in a crowded marketFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nambe Pueblo hopes small casino stands out in a crowded market
Posted: February 9, 2016
The Nambe Falls Casino is a lot smaller and offers fewer amenities than its tribal neighbors in northern New Mexico.

Navajo Nation casinos in New Mexico saw net win of $19.3M in last quarterFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Navajo Nation casinos in New Mexico saw net win of $19.3M in last quarter
Posted: January 25, 2016
The figure is expected to grow as the tribe converts another facility from Class II to Class III and expand its enterprise.

Pojoaque Pueblo rebuffed in complaint against state gaming boardFiled Under: Compacts
Pojoaque Pueblo rebuffed in complaint against state gaming board
Posted: January 25, 2016
The tribe accused the New Mexico Gaming Control Board of violating the state's open meetings law by discussing gaming matters in a closed executive session.

Sandia Pueblo hires more employees thanks to casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Sandia Pueblo hires more employees thanks to casino expansion
Posted: January 21, 2016
The New Mexico tribe is hiring more than 100 people at the Sandia Resort and Casino, within the tribal government and at other businesses.

Navajo Nation yet to share $6M in casino revenues with chaptersFiled Under: Legislation | Regulation
Navajo Nation yet to share $6M in casino revenues with chapters
Posted: January 20, 2016
The tribe opened its first gaming facility in 2008 yet none of the chapters have received their shares of revenues from the growing enterprise.

Nambe Pueblo announces grand opening for new gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nambe Pueblo announces grand opening for new gaming facility
Posted: January 15, 2016
The 7,310 square-foot Nambe Falls Casino in New Mexico features 180 slot machines.

Navajo Nation celebrates fourth birthday of New Mexico casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Navajo Nation celebrates fourth birthday of New Mexico casino
Posted: January 7, 2016
The Northern Edge Navajo Casino near Farmington, New Mexico, opened in January 2012.

BIA allows another New Mexico gaming compact to go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows another New Mexico gaming compact to go into effect
Posted: January 4, 2016
The Land of Enchantment is now more to more 'deemed approved' compacts than any other state thanks to former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn.

Pojoaque Pueblo shooting incident started in casino parking lotFiled Under: Public Relations
Pojoaque Pueblo shooting incident started in casino parking lot
Posted: November 3, 2015
No one was injured in the incident, which occurred after a Halloween party at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in New Mexico.

President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterpriseFiled Under: Compacts | Meetings
President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterprise
Posted: November 2, 2015
In just five years, the tribe has built four gaming facilities and has paid out more than $122.5 million in employee benefits and salaries.

BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effect
Posted: October 28, 2015
The state is now home to 12 'deemed approved' compacts, a record number.

Nambe Pueblo to open first gaming facility in mid-DecemberFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nambe Pueblo to open first gaming facility in mid-December
Posted: October 14, 2015
The Nambe Falls Casino will be the sixth tribal facility in the Santa Fe, New Mexico, area.

Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming disputeFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming dispute
Posted: October 8, 2015
The tribe's gaming revenues have taken a hit after the state threatened vendors that do business on the reservation.

Pojoaque Pueblo asks 10th Circuit to overturn gaming decisionFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo asks 10th Circuit to overturn gaming decision
Posted: September 29, 2015
The tribe and the state have been unable to reach a new Class III gaming due to disagreements about revenue sharing.

Pojoaque Pueblo to attend 10th Circuit hearing in casino disputeFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo to attend 10th Circuit hearing in casino dispute
Posted: September 24, 2015
The tribe and the state of New Mexico are at odds after failing to negotiate a new Class III gaming compact.

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.

Editorial: Right decision on off-reservation casino in New MexicoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Right decision on off-reservation casino in New Mexico
Posted: September 8, 2015
It was a big deal but it wasn’t the right fit for Albuquerque.

New Mexico tribes weren't involved in off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker
New Mexico tribes weren't involved in off-reservation casino bid
Posted: September 3, 2015
A developer never actually approached any tribes despite mentioning them in a proposal for a project in downtown Albuquerque.

New Mexico tribes proposed casino in downtown AlbuquerqueFiled Under: Casino Stalker
New Mexico tribes proposed casino in downtown Albuquerque
Posted: September 2, 2015
Documents obtained by KRQE describe a casino, a 400-room hotel and a12,000 seat multi-purpose arena on a prime piece of city-owned real estate.

Official denies representing Laguna Pueblo in casino contract flapFiled Under: Litigation | Regulation
Official denies representing Laguna Pueblo in casino contract flap
Posted: August 25, 2015
The tribe's economic development corporation was passed over for a lucrative commercial casino contract.

BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect
Posted: August 13, 2015
The state is home to nine deemed approved compacts, accounting for more than half of the tribes with casinos.

BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect
Posted: July 30, 2015
Seven tribes now have deemed approved Class III gaming compacts, a seemingly unprecedented number in any state.

Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilitiesFiled Under: Legislation
Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilities
Posted: July 28, 2015
The 3.25 percent tax is expected to generate $73,000 a year for a public safety fund on the reservation.

Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fightFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fight
Posted: July 24, 2015
Pojoaque cannot legally engage in gambling without a state compact – which expired June 30.

Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feudFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feud
Posted: July 21, 2015
The tribe accuses Gov. Susana Martinez (R) of negotiating in bad faith for a Class III gaming compact.

Santa Clara Pueblo wants Pojoaque Pueblo to shutter casinosFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Santa Clara Pueblo wants Pojoaque Pueblo to shutter casinos
Posted: July 16, 2015
Pojoaque Pueblo has been operating without a valid Class III gaming compact since June 30.

Pojoaque Pueblo resists higher revenue sharing rate at casinosFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo resists higher revenue sharing rate at casinos
Posted: July 15, 2015
The tribe was operating under a compact that capped the rate at 8 percent while a new deal goes as high as 10.5 percent.

New Mexico tribes see 3.6 percent dip in slot machine winningsFiled Under: Compacts | Regulation
New Mexico tribes see 3.6 percent dip in slot machine winnings
Posted: July 14, 2015
The net win at tribal casinos in 2014 was $731.3 million, down from $758.6 million in 2013.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casinoFiled Under: Litigation
Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casino
Posted: July 13, 2015
The reservation was placed in trust in 2002 but the tribe is facing opposition from the federal agency that regulates Indian gaming.

Four more tribes in New Mexico enter Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Four more tribes in New Mexico enter Class III gaming compact
Posted: July 2, 2015
Zuni Pueblo, Ohkay Owingeh, Taos Pueblo and Isleta Pueblo signed the deal and more tribes are in talks.

Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo gets pass on illegal gaming operationFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo gets pass on illegal gaming operation
Posted: July 2, 2015
Pojoaque rolled the dice in a bet that the federal government would not actually enforce the laws requiring Indian gambling operations to be subject to compacts with states. And won.

Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expiresFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expires
Posted: July 1, 2015
U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez will closely monitor the tribe's casinos while a lawsuit plays out in federal court.

Navajo Nation Council approves bill to share gaming revenueFiled Under: Legislation
Navajo Nation Council approves bill to share gaming revenue
Posted: July 1, 2015
All 110 chapters on the reservation, not just the host communities, will share in the proceeds.

Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal
Posted: June 30, 2015
The compact expires at midnight tonight and Gov. Susana Martinez (R) contends the tribe's casinos will be operating illegally without a new agreement.

Navajo Nation leader hails action on Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Navajo Nation leader hails action on Class III gaming compact
Posted: June 25, 2015
A notice of the new agreement was published in the Federal Register on June 22.

BIA raised concerns about Class III gaming deal in New MexicoFiled Under: Compacts
BIA raised concerns about Class III gaming deal in New Mexico
Posted: June 10, 2015
The agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

Navajo Nation to add Class III table games to New Mexico casinoFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Navajo Nation to add Class III table games to New Mexico casino
Posted: June 9, 2015
The Flowing Water Navajo Casino in Shiprock will see table games thanks to a new gaming compact with the state.

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