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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.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
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.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
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.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Leader of Choctaw Nation faces tough questions in criminal trial (11/19)
Chief Gary Batton's testimony comes as trial against a former tribal employee nears its end.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Former leader of Choctaw Nation testifies in criminal trial (11/18)
Greg Pyle accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from companies that performed casino work for the tribe.

Filed Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Cherokee Nation highlights benefits of growing casino industry (11/18)
The state has seen dramatic growth since voters authorized Class III gaming in 2004.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Anticipation builds for testimony of Choctaw Nation leaders (11/17)
Attorneys for a former tribal employee are expected to call Chief Gary Batton and former Chief Greg Pyle to the stand.

Filed Under: Compacts | Regulation
Citizen Potawatomi Nation in arbitration over alcohol at casino (11/17)
The tribe doesn't believe it falls under a ban on Sunday sales in Pottawatomie County.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Trial exposes fraud against Choctaw Nation for gaming project (11/14)
Chief Gary Batton and former chief Greg Pyle haven't been charged with any crimes but both accepted gifts from outside companies that did business with the tribe.

Filed Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Oklahoma tribes share $900M in gaming revenues with state (11/14)
The Cherokee Nation will hold a ceremony on Monday to mark 10 years of Class III gaming.

Filed Under: Compacts
Tribal casino market in Oklahoma goes from $501M to $3.7B (11/12)
In just a decade, the state has become home to more Indian gaming facilities than any other in the nation.

Filed Under: Litigation
Kialegee Tribal Town welcomes decision in gaming dispute (11/12)
Tribal leaders plan to meet soon to discuss plans for an Indian allotment near Tulsa.

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