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Iowa Tribe aims to be first in Indian Country with poker websiteFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Iowa Tribe aims to be first in Indian Country with poker website (04/20)
PokerTribe.Com is set to launch with free money play on May 17 and real money play on August 17.

Quapaw Tribe not worried about another Cherokee Nation casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe not worried about another Cherokee Nation casino (04/13)
The Cherokee Nation continues to expand its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming siteFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming site (04/07)
The state of Oklahoma won't oppose the certification of an arbitration award that said gaming website was permissible under the Class III gaming compact.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applicationsFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | NIGC | New York
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications (04/01)
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.

Another employee pleads guilty for Choctaw Nation casino theftFiled Under: Public Relations
Another employee pleads guilty for Choctaw Nation casino theft (03/31)
The Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, appears to be a hotspot for criminal activity by its employees.

Security guards at Wyandotte Nation casino saved patron's lifeFiled Under: Public Relations
Security guards at Wyandotte Nation casino saved patron's life (03/29)
Three employees put their CPR and AED training to use when a patron fell unconscious on the gaming floor on March 19.

Cherokee Nation touts new jobs as work begins on $23M casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation touts new jobs as work begins on $23M casino (03/29)
The 39,000 square-foot Cherokee Casino Grove is due to open this coming winter and it will put 175 people to work.

Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empireFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empire (03/25)
The casino in Grove will be the tribe's 10th casino in Oklahoma.

Another guilty plea from ex-employee of Choctaw Nation casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Another guilty plea from ex-employee of Choctaw Nation casino (03/24)
The Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, appears to be a hotspot for criminal activity by its employees.

Oklahoma tribes take credit for stopping fantasy sports measureFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Oklahoma tribes take credit for stopping fantasy sports measure (03/21)
Tribes believe the Oklahoma Fantasy Contests Act would have violated the exclusivity provisions of their Class III gaming compacts.

Seminole Nation develops plan to address issues raised by NIGCFiled Under: NIGC | Regulation
Seminole Nation develops plan to address issues raised by NIGC (03/16)
The tribe hopes to avoid a notice of violation, closure order or additional fines, Chief Leonard Harjo said.

Choctaw Nation casino employee accused of stealing from facilityFiled Under: Public Relations
Choctaw Nation casino employee accused of stealing from facility (03/10)
The Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, appears to be a hotspot for criminal activity.

Fantasy gaming threatens exclusivity promised to Oklahoma tribesFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Fantasy gaming threatens exclusivity promised to Oklahoma tribes (03/09)
Since 2004, tribes with Class III gaming compacts have shared $1.1 billion in revenues with the state.

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track for opposition in ArkansasFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track for opposition in Arkansas (03/04)
Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly disavowed plans to open a casino on its ancestral reservation but local officials remain skeptical.

Quapaw Tribe concedes loss in casino compact lawsuit in KansasFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe concedes loss in casino compact lawsuit in Kansas (03/02)
The state has asserted sovereign immunity and the tribe agrees that its lawsuit should be dismissed.

Kickapoo Tribe put casino on lockdown due to shooting incidentFiled Under: Public Relations
Kickapoo Tribe put casino on lockdown due to shooting incident (02/23)
Rival biker gangs reportedly exchanged gunfire at the travel plaza next to the Kickapoo Casino in Harrah, Oklahoma.

Quapaw Tribe seeks to acquire more ancestral land in ArkansasFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe seeks to acquire more ancestral land in Arkansas (02/18)
Chairman John Berrey is again disclaiming plans for a casino but local officials are wary of entering into any agreements with the tribe.

Osage Nation seeks trust status for sites of two potential casinosFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Osage Nation seeks trust status for sites of two potential casinos (02/18)
One sites lies across from the Bartlesville Municipal Airport and another is located in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town stays quiet as failed casino sits unfinished Filed Under: Casino Stalker | NIGC
Kialegee Tribal Town stays quiet as failed casino sits unfinished (02/12)
The tribe started building the Red Clay Casino on an Indian allotment in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, but faced strong local opposition.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates opportunity with casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation creates opportunity with casino (02/03)
The tribe is the economic engine of this region, and we must keep pursuing opportunities to grow that impact, create jobs and further economic development for our friends and family.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes celebrate opening of 6th casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes celebrate opening of 6th casino (01/28)
The new Lucky Star Casino is located at the tribe's travel center in Hammon, Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facilityFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility (01/28)
The tribe's 10th casino will be located near Grove, Oklahoma, and will feature 400 gaming machines, a restaurant, a full-service bar, a live music venue and a dance floor.

Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas landFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas land (01/21)
Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly promised that the tribe doesn't want to build a casino on a 160-acre site in Little Rock.

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Gaming website resurfacesFiled Under: Business Deals | Compacts | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Gaming website resurfaces (01/14)
The Iowa Nation of Oklahoma released a media statement announcing the launch of the Pokertribe.com online gambling website in 2016.

Choctaw Nation casino enterprise donates $100K to tornado reliefFiled Under: Public Relations
Choctaw Nation casino enterprise donates $100K to tornado relief (01/04)
The money will assist people affected by devastating tornadoes in North Texas.

Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in KansasFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas (12/18)
The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe starts work on $27M casino event centerFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Fort Sill Apache Tribe starts work on $27M casino event center (12/17)
The Apache Casino Hotel in Lawton will see a 50,000 square-foot event center with seating for up to 1,200 people for concerts, meetings, banquets and other functions.

Kaw Nation celebrates expansion of casino near Kansas borderFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Kaw Nation celebrates expansion of casino near Kansas border (12/10)
The tribe completed a 10,000 square-foot addition with 275 games, table games and a cafe and bar.

Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revampFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revamp (12/08)
The hotel is the final piece of an $80 million expansion project at the facility in Roland, located just a few miles from the Arkansas border.

Chickasaw Nation emerges as major player with shows at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Chickasaw Nation emerges as major player with shows at casino (12/07)
The WinStar World Casino and Resort is booking top musicians, comedians and other acts that might otherwise perform in the Dallas, Texas, area.

Tribes in Oklahoma generated $4.2B at gaming facilities in 2014Filed Under: Compacts
Tribes in Oklahoma generated $4.2B at gaming facilities in 2014 (11/20)
Tribal casinos generated $4.2 billion in revenue in 2014, representing 2.5 percent of private production in the state.

Developers lose lawsuit over failed Kialegee Tribal Town casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Developers lose lawsuit over failed Kialegee Tribal Town casino (11/19)
Attorney Dennis J. Whittlesey was accused of malpractice but a federal judge dismissed the case against him.

Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in ArkansasFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in Arkansas (11/03)
Chairman John Berrey has been willing to sign a no-casino pledge although it's not clear whether it would be enforceable.

Oklahoma tribes mark $1B milestone in gaming revenue sharingFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Oklahoma tribes mark $1B milestone in gaming revenue sharing (10/15)
The Chickasaw Nation by and large shared more gaming revenues than any other tribe in the Sooner State.

Otoe-Missouria Tribe breaks ground on fifth gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Otoe-Missouria Tribe breaks ground on fifth gaming facility (10/14)
The 4,500 square-foot 7 Clans Perry Casino will feature more than 100 slot machines, table games, a smoke shop, a cafe and a bar.

Indian gaming industry grew 116 percent between 2001 and 2013Filed Under: California | Public Relations
Indian gaming industry grew 116 percent between 2001 and 2013 (10/08)
The top five states in the $28 billion industry were California, Oklahoma, Florida, Washington and Arizona.

Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming casesFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases (10/06)
The states of Oklahoma and Wisconsin were handed defeat by the justices as they opened their October 2015 term.

Column: Casino industry pours millions into Texas campaignsFiled Under: Opinion
Column: Casino industry pours millions into Texas campaigns (09/15)
Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico Indian tribes are making fortunes off Texas folks who play their slot machines and table games.

'Secret' park in Maryland was once eyed for Shawnee casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
'Secret' park in Maryland was once eyed for Shawnee casino (09/14)
A developer was talking to the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma but a deal never materialized.

Tribes contributed $1.4M to politicians amid gaming fight in TexasFiled Under: Regulation
Tribes contributed $1.4M to politicians amid gaming fight in Texas (09/08)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma donated $670,000 in the 2014 election cycle, the largest amount among casino interests.

Chickasaw Nation sees false alarm of shooting at casino RV parkFiled Under: Public Relations
Chickasaw Nation sees false alarm of shooting at casino RV park (09/07)
A search at the WinStar World Casino RV Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma, failed to turn up any evidence of a shooting.

Osage Nation weighs plan to expand flagship casino with hotelFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Osage Nation weighs plan to expand flagship casino with hotel (09/04)
The facility in Tulsa would see a 126-room hotel, a parking garage, convention space, more slot machines and more table games

Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town dispute (09/01)
The battle began when the tribe announced plans to open a gaming facility on an Indian allotment near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation contributed $11M to upgrade road near casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Cherokee Nation contributed $11M to upgrade road near casino (09/01)
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa is located near two heavily-trafficked highways.

Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in ArkansasFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas (08/31)
Local officials said Chairman John Berrey hasn't followed up on his offer but he's planning on arranging meetings soon.

Quapaw Tribe not rushing into expansion of casino on Kansas landFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe not rushing into expansion of casino on Kansas land (08/25)
Chairman John Berrey anticipates the Downstream Casino Resort will expand into Kansas in the new three to four years.

Leader of Muscogee Nation discloses shortfall in gaming budgetFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Leader of Muscogee Nation discloses shortfall in gaming budget (08/24)
Demand for services -- membership has grown 13 percent -- has put a strain on the tribe's revenues, Chief George Tiger said.

Shawnee Tribe works with Chickasaw Nation work on casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Shawnee Tribe works with Chickasaw Nation work on casino plan (08/24)
Global Gaming Solutions, a Chickasaw subsidiary, plans to manage the Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma's panhandle.

Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino project (08/11)
A firm opening date hasn't been determined but the 120-room hotel at the casino near the Arkansas border is set to open this fall.

Oklahoma tribes approach $1B in revenue sharing with stateFiled Under: Compacts
Oklahoma tribes approach $1B in revenue sharing with state (08/10)
The director of the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission believes tribes will reach the milestone this month.

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