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Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to manager of $80M casino (02/26)
Chad McReynolds started off as a card dealer at the casino in Roland and has risen through the ranks.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation seeks 5000 workers for big casino expansion (02/26)
A job fair will be held March 5 at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
Quapaw Tribe proposes $110M 'Emerald City' casino in Kansas (02/24)
The tribe and its partner plan to build the commercial facility in two phases.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Man dies after being tasered by officer at Osage Nation casino (02/23)
The man, who had been banned from the casino, tussled with several officers before he died.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe plans April 2 opening for gaming facility (02/23)
The Bordertown Casino and Arena is undergoing a makeover based on a rodeo theme.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Community welcomes Shawnee Tribe off-reservation casino (02/19)
Local officials hope the Golden Moon Casino brings more people to Oklahoma's Panhandle.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe announces off-reservation casino in Oklahoma (02/18)
The tribe was restored to federal recognition by an act of Congress in 2000.

Filed Under: NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe slams casino expansion opposition as 'anti-Indian' (02/11)
The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

Filed Under: NIGC | Openings and Closings
County opposes expansion of Quapaw Tribe casino into Kansas (02/10)
A county claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Otoe-Missouria Tribe reaches agreement with city for new casino (01/23)
The tribe will pay $250,000 up front and $30,000 a year for city services.

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Cherokee Nation on track to complete $80M casino this summer (01/20)
The 170,000 square-foot facility features a hotel with 120 rooms and space to host conferences, events, weddings and trade shows.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Muscogee man appeals conviction over Poarch Creek casino (01/14)
Wayland Gray was trying to bless a burial site when he was arrested and later convicted.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Tonkawa Tribe signs agreement for machines and renovations (01/13)
Poydras Gaming Finance Corp. will supply 600 Class III machines and provide up to $5.5 million for renovations and developments at two facilities.

Filed Under: California | New York | Regulation
Oklahoma ranks high in gambling-related embezzlement cases (01/09)
The state is home to the largest number of tribal gaming facilities -- more than 100 and growing.

Filed Under: Litigation | Opinion
Jay Daniels: Kialegee casino dispute shows they just don't get it (12/29)
I get incensed when I see non-Indians forcing their dictas, or personal opinions without full support of standard case law decisions on Indians.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
10th Circuit refuses to rehear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case (12/23)
The tribe and its leaders are protected from the state's lawsuit due to sovereign immunity.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Modoc Tribe to welcome entertainers to comedy club at casino (12/11)
Jimmie J.J. Walker of 'Good Times' kicks things off with performances on January 2 and January 3.

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Wyandotte Nation holds grand opening for expansion at casino (12/11)
The 25,000 square-foot addition features a club, VIP lounge, bowling alley, billiards and shuffleboard room and an entertainment venue that seats 500

Filed Under: NIGC | Openings and Closings
Kansas attorney general questions Quapaw Tribe's gaming plans (12/10)
The tribe plans to build a $15 million casino expansion on newly acquired land in Kansas.

Filed Under: Compacts | Land Acquisitions | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe to expand gaming facility into ancestral territory (12/05)
The tribe has secured a favorable land determination from the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Police in Oklahoma kill suspect outside of Choctaw Nation casino (12/04)
The suspect led police on a high-speed chase that ended at the tribe's casino in Grant.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Wyandotte Nation to debut part of $30M expansion at casino (11/28)
The tribe made changes to the gaming floor an added a club with a billiards area, shuffleboard area and bowling alley.

Filed Under: Compacts | Regulation
Citizen Potawatomi Nation to meet over liquor sales at casino (11/26)
The tribe says its gaming facility doesn't have to comply with a county ban on Sunday liquor sales.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Quapaw Tribe faces even more competition for casino in Kansas (11/25)
Three groups, including the tribe, are now planning to bid on the sole commercial casino license.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Former Choctaw Nation employee plans appeal in criminal case (11/24)
Jason Merida, the former head of construction for the tribe, remains free until sentencing.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
Former employee found guilty for cheating Choctaw Nation (11/21)
Jason Merida is the seventh person found guilty in a case that started when the tribe discovered it had been cheated into purchasing $8.5 million in steel for a casino expansion project.

Filed Under: Public Relations | Regulation
Choctaw Nation releases statement after guilty verdict (11/21)
The tribe strengthened its auditing procedures and will be working on campaign reform in the wake of the trial that captured the attention of its citizens.

Filed Under: Compacts
Oklahoma reports drop in gaming exclusivity fees from tribes (11/21)
For the first time since 2004, tribes shared fewer revenues with the state.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Trial into Choctaw Nation fraud winds down with final testimony (11/20)
Jason Merida, the former head of construction for the tribe, took the stand in his own defense.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation finally starts work on $365M gaming project (11/20)
The project includes a 27-story hotel and a new 'Margaritaville' gaming and entertainment complex.

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