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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.

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.

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