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Guilty plea in yet another theft case from Choctaw Nation casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Guilty plea in yet another theft case from Choctaw Nation casino (09/16)
Charles Blair Smallwood, age 24, apparently stole nearly $25,000 from the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma

Osage Nation gears up for talks on new Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Osage Nation gears up for talks on new Class III gaming compact (09/16)
The Oklahoma tribe wants to offer more types of games, Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear said.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association awards $12K in scholarshipsFiled Under: Public Relations
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association awards $12K in scholarships (09/13)
Six Native students each received $2,000 during the organization's annual conference.

Chickasaw Nation expands mega-casino with convention centerFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Chickasaw Nation expands mega-casino with convention center (09/12)
The 65,000 square-foot space at the WinStar World Casino offers rooms for meetings of all sizes.

Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in ArkansasFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas (09/02)
Voters are being asked to approve three commercial casinos, one of which will be managed by the Oklahoma tribe.

Choctaw Nation starts work on expansion of casino by Texas borderFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Choctaw Nation starts work on expansion of casino by Texas border (08/23)
The Choctaw Casino Resort in Grant, Oklahoma, will be seeing a new hotel tower with 96 rooms and other amenities.

Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansion (08/22)
The River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is about to get a lot bigger.

Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in ArkansasFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas (08/16)
Backers of the petition are asking voters to approve three casinos, one of which would be operated by the Oklahoma tribe.

Appeals court upholds conviction in Choctaw Nation corruption caseFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Appeals court upholds conviction in Choctaw Nation corruption case (08/02)
The case was unusual by several accounts and even drew testimony from the tribe's longtime former chief and his hand-picked successor.

Iowa Tribe delays launch of real money games on online poker siteFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Iowa Tribe delays launch of real money games on online poker site (08/02)
PokerTribe.Com is now promising real money play on October 15 instead of August 1.

National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industryFiled Under: California | Connecticut | NIGC | New York | Openings and Closings | Regulation
National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry (07/20)
Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.

Oklahoma tribes stress unity as they prepare for new casino dealsFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Oklahoma tribes stress unity as they prepare for new casino deals (07/15)
The first Class III gaming compacts in the state are due to expire on January 1, 2020.

Former Choctaw Nation casino worker gets two months for theftFiled Under: Public Relations
Former Choctaw Nation casino worker gets two months for theft (06/29)
Allen Michael Scott admitted that he stole more than $1,000 from the tribe's gaming facility in Durant, Oklahoma.

Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bidFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bid (06/28)
There are already too many opportunities to lose the light bill in this state without inviting stand-alone, 24/7 casinos.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $34M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $34M expansion at casino (06/24)
The Indigo Sky Casino in Wyandotte, Oklahoma, is seeing another 128 hotel rooms and a ballroom / event center.

Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in ArkansasFiled Under: Business Deals
Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in Arkansas (06/23)
The Oklahoma tribe is hoping to expand its gaming empire into Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation sees strong progress on newest gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation sees strong progress on newest gaming facility (06/17)
The tribe is hosting a topping-off ceremony less than 80 days after breaking ground in Grove, Oklahoma.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino rulingFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (06/09)
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Iowa Tribe investigates another methamphetamine case at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Iowa Tribe investigates another methamphetamine case at casino (06/09)
A woman with a prior meth conviction is facing a new charge stemming from an incident at the Cimarron Casino in Perkins, Oklahoma.

Choctaw Nation police conduct investigation into death at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Choctaw Nation police conduct investigation into death at casino (06/07)
A man reported to be in his 50s died at the Choctaw Casino in Pocola, Oklahoma, near the Arkansas border.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe aims to stay debt free as casino expandsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe aims to stay debt free as casino expands (06/03)
Chief Glenna Wallace said the tribe remains on solid financial ground as it embarks on a $34 million expansion of its flagship facility.

National Indian Gaming Commission cites Seminole Nation againFiled Under: NIGC | Openings and Closings | Regulation
National Indian Gaming Commission cites Seminole Nation again (06/01)
The Oklahoma tribe was hit with yet another notice of violation, the latest in a string of enforcement actions that date to the late 1990s.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe plans $34M expansion of flagship casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe plans $34M expansion of flagship casino (06/01)
The Indigo Sky Casino will see a seven-story addition with another 150 hotel rooms and a ballroom.

Iowa Tribe offers free play on poker website ahead of full launchFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Iowa Tribe offers free play on poker website ahead of full launch (05/26)
The tribe launched PokerTribe.Com after winning a dispute over its Class III gaming compact.

Kaw Nation receives national award for tribal gaming initiativesFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Kaw Nation receives national award for tribal gaming initiatives (05/26)
Kaw Gaming, Inc. received the Tribal Gaming Visionary award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

Settlement opens door to tribal casino at popular Oklahoma lakeFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Settlement opens door to tribal casino at popular Oklahoma lake (05/23)
Lake Texoma lies within Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation territory but state officials aren't saying whether they are interested in the casino.

States with less Indian gaming presence rank higher for addictionsFiled Under: Public Relations
States with less Indian gaming presence rank higher for addictions (05/05)
States where non-Indian and commercial facilities outweigh tribal options rank at the top of a new study from WalletHub.com.

Choctaw Nation offered settlements in fatal casino bus accidentFiled Under: Litigation
Choctaw Nation offered settlements in fatal casino bus accident (05/04)
The $75,000 that was offered to settle two lawsuits pales in comparison to the $10.9 million that the tribe was ordered to pay by a jury in Texas.

Choctaw Nation ordered to pay $11M for casino bus crash deathsFiled Under: Litigation | Public Relations
Choctaw Nation ordered to pay $11M for casino bus crash deaths (05/03)
The tribe plans to appeal after being held liable for a fatal bus accident that occurred in Texas in April 2013.

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.

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