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Filed Under: NIGC
Creek Nation seeks Native workers for $329M casino expansion (05/22)
The Tribal Employment Rights Office will hold a job fair at the River Spirit Event Center on May 28.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe to debut rodeo event at reopened casino (05/22)
The Bordertown Casino and Arena will host its first bull riding event over the Memorial Day weekend.

Filed Under: Litigation | Opinion
John Berrey: Governor in Kansas turns back on Quapaw Tribe (05/19)
The 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is very clear – the state of Kansas has an obligation to negotiate in good faith a gaming compact.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Supreme Court asks Kialegee Tribal Town for casino case brief (05/18)
The state of Oklahoma wants to be able to sue the tribe and its leaders for trying to open a casino on an Indian allotment.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas (05/13)
Chairman John Berrey has insisted a casino is not in the works for ancestral land in Little Rock, the state capital.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Judge weighs sentence in Choctaw Nation casino fraud case (05/13)
Federal prosecutors are seeking anywhere from 14 years to 17.5 years in prison for a tribal employee who oversaw casino construction contracts.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation to debut $80M casino near Arkansas border (05/13)
The tribe created another 300 jobs at the new Cherokee Casino in Roland, set to open May 19.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Osage Nation police won't be charged for incident at casino (05/11)
The Osage County District Attorney determined that the man's death was not caused by the use of a stun gun at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino in Tulsa.

Filed Under: Regulation
Ex-Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble sentenced (05/06)
Roger Dana Barnett, the former second chief, was sentence to 33 months in prison and was ordered to pay restitution and undergo gambling addiction treatment.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Kialegee Tribal Town declines to submit brief in casino litigation (05/04)
The state of Oklahoma is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a dispute over a failed casino.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Last defendant to be sentenced for Choctaw Nation casino fraud (04/27)
So far, seven people have been punished in connection with a casino expansion project in which the tribe was bilked out of $8.5 million.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming (04/23)
The tribe has no plans for a casino in Central Arkansas, so why not put a conservation easement on the 160 acres?

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (04/21)
Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Kansas seeks injunction to stop Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion (04/17)
Individual tribal leaders, including Chairman John Berrey, have been added to the state's lawsuit as defendants.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas (04/16)
Some local officials want the tribe to state that it won't use the land in Little Rock for gaming but that wouldn't necessarily bar a casino in the future.

Filed Under: Public Relations | Regulation
FBI agent discusses probe in Choctaw Nation casino fraud case (04/08)
Agent Jeff Youngblood, a tribal member, helped investigate a 'pay to play' scheme that involved a key tribal employee.

Filed Under: Legislation
Texas tribes aim for level playing field with casino amendment (04/06)
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe aren't allowed to engage in gaming on their lands due to litigation from the state.

Filed Under: Regulation
Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble awaits sentence (04/03)
Roger Dana Barnett, the former second chief, admitted he took the money but appears to be reluctant to face punishment.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe welcomes big crowd to reopened casino (04/03)
The Bordertown Casino and Arena is located right on the Oklahoma border with Missouri.

Filed Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Oklahoma tribes send fewer gaming dollars to state amid growth (04/01)
Tribes are increasing the number of Class II machines at their facilities and they don't have to share revenues from those devices.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
Editorial: Cherokee Nation contributes to economy with casino (03/31)
It’s the latest evidence that tribal gambling is very big business in Oklahoma and that money rolls from the tribes to the general economy.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe to welcome visitors to reopened casino (03/31)
Chief Glenda Wallace said the doors to the Bordertown Casino and Arena will open at 11am on Thursday, April 2.

Filed Under: California | Connecticut | Public Relations
Report puts tribal gaming industry revenues at $28.3B in 2013 (03/31)
The tribal gaming industry grew just 0.5 percent in 2013, according to the new edition of Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Supreme Court asked to hear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case (03/27)
The tribe dropped plans to build a casino on an Indian allotment but the state of Oklahoma is trying to keep the dispute alive by asking the justices to review a case that's very similar to one they recently decided.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request (03/26)
Chairman John Berrey told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that there are no plans to change the use of the land.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation to launch $6.9M renovation project at casino (03/26)
Work will start in May and will include a spa, a 16,000 square-foot pool area and an improved hotel lobby.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe insists a casino isn't focus of Arkansas land plan (03/25)
The tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for 160 acres of its former reservation.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe sees opposition to off-reservation gaming plan (03/25)
A called Panhandle Citizens for Truth in Gaming wants opponents to contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs and state lawmakers.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe faces opposition to potential casino in Arkansas (03/24)
The mayor of Little Rock is among those who are questioning whether a casino is right for the area.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe open to casino on historic homeland in Arkansas (03/23)
The tribe still needs to clear the land-into-trust process and would need to negotiate a Class III gaming compact.

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