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Bureau of Indian Affairs allows last casino deal in New Mexico to take effect
Compacts | Federal Register
Bureau of Indian Affairs allows last casino deal in New Mexico to take effect (October 26, 2017)
It's official -- every tribe in New Mexico is operating under a Class III gaming compact that was neither approved nor outright rejected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Pojoaque Pueblo agrees to sign gaming deal with higher revenue sharing rate
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo agrees to sign gaming deal with higher revenue sharing rate (August 7, 2017)
After losing two major court decisions, the Pueblo of Pojoaque plans to sign a Class III gaming compact with the state of New Mexico.

Opinion: Tribal and state governments need to get out of gaming business
Compacts | Opinion
Opinion: Tribal and state governments need to get out of gaming business (July 10, 2017)
Guy C. Clark, the chairman of Stop Predatory Gambling New Mexico, has a recommendation for tribes and the state of New Mexico.

Two more Pueblo tribes challenge state's demand for gaming revenue
Compacts | Litigation
Two more Pueblo tribes challenge state's demand for gaming revenue (June 27, 2017)
Santa Ana Pueblo and Santa Clara Pueblo are resisting the state of New Mexico's demand for another $9 million in gaming revenues.

Pueblo tribes dispute state's demand for $40M in gaming revenues
Compacts
Pueblo tribes dispute state's demand for $40M in gaming revenues (June 22, 2017)
The state of New Mexico continues to try and squeeze more and more gaming revenues out of tribes.

Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state (April 24, 2017)
Tribal leaders are resisting demands for a greater share of their revenues but options appear to be running out.

Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compact
Compacts
Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compact (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 casinos
Compacts
Libertarian candidate takes credit for New Mexico tribal casinos (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 Mexico
Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation celebrates sixth birthday of casino in New Mexico (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 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.

National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry
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National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry (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 plan
Openings & Closings
Santa Ana Pueblo adds hotel to casino with $50M expansion plan (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 casino
Litigation
Appeals court backs sentence in death near Navajo Nation casino (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 revenues
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues (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
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Nambe Pueblo pays off remaining funds owed to gaming developer (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 effect
Compacts | Federal Register
Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effect (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 shooting
Public Relations
Laguna Pueblo still looking for second suspect in casino shooting (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 casino
Public Relations
Laguna Pueblo police officer involved in fatal shooting at casino (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Mescalero Apache Tribe opens new 'Native gastropub' at casino (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 market
Openings & Closings
Nambe Pueblo hopes small casino stands out in a crowded market (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 quarter
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation casinos in New Mexico saw net win of $19.3M in last quarter (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 board
Compacts
Pojoaque Pueblo rebuffed in complaint against state gaming board (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 expansion
Openings & Closings
Sandia Pueblo hires more employees thanks to casino expansion (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 chapters
Legislation | Regulation
Navajo Nation yet to share $6M in casino revenues with chapters (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 facility
Openings & Closings
Nambe Pueblo announces grand opening for new gaming facility (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation celebrates fourth birthday of New Mexico casino (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 effect
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BIA allows another New Mexico gaming compact to go into effect (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 lot
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Pojoaque Pueblo shooting incident started in casino parking lot (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 enterprise
Compacts | Meetings
President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterprise (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 effect
Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effect (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-December
Openings & Closings
Nambe Pueblo to open first gaming facility in mid-December (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 dispute
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming dispute (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 decision
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo asks 10th Circuit to overturn gaming decision (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 dispute
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo to attend 10th Circuit hearing in casino dispute (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 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.

Editorial: Right decision on off-reservation casino in New Mexico
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Right decision on off-reservation casino in New Mexico (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 bid
Casino Stalker
New Mexico tribes weren't involved in off-reservation casino bid (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 Albuquerque
Casino Stalker
New Mexico tribes proposed casino in downtown Albuquerque (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 flap
Litigation | Regulation
Official denies representing Laguna Pueblo in casino contract flap (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 effect
Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (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 effect
Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (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 facilities
Legislation
Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilities (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 fight
Compacts | Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fight (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 feud
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feud (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 casinos
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Santa Clara Pueblo wants Pojoaque Pueblo to shutter casinos (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 casinos
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo resists higher revenue sharing rate at casinos (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 winnings
Compacts | Regulation
New Mexico tribes see 3.6 percent dip in slot machine winnings (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 casino
Litigation
Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casino (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 compact
Compacts
Four more tribes in New Mexico enter Class III gaming compact (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 operation
Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo gets pass on illegal gaming operation (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.

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