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Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Casino industry pours millions into Texas campaigns (09/15)
Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico Indian tribes are making fortunes off Texas folks who play their slot machines and table games.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
'Secret' park in Maryland was once eyed for Shawnee casino (09/14)
A developer was talking to the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma but a deal never materialized.

Filed Under: Regulation
Tribes contributed $1.4M to politicians amid gaming fight in Texas (09/08)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma donated $670,000 in the 2014 election cycle, the largest amount among casino interests.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Chickasaw Nation sees false alarm of shooting at casino RV park (09/07)
A search at the WinStar World Casino RV Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma, failed to turn up any evidence of a shooting.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Osage Nation weighs plan to expand flagship casino with hotel (09/04)
The facility in Tulsa would see a 126-room hotel, a parking garage, convention space, more slot machines and more table games

Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town dispute (09/01)
The battle began when the tribe announced plans to open a gaming facility on an Indian allotment near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Cherokee Nation contributed $11M to upgrade road near casino (09/01)
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa is located near two heavily-trafficked highways.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas (08/31)
Local officials said Chairman John Berrey hasn't followed up on his offer but he's planning on arranging meetings soon.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe not rushing into expansion of casino on Kansas land (08/25)
Chairman John Berrey anticipates the Downstream Casino Resort will expand into Kansas in the new three to four years.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Leader of Muscogee Nation discloses shortfall in gaming budget (08/24)
Demand for services -- membership has grown 13 percent -- has put a strain on the tribe's revenues, Chief George Tiger said.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Shawnee Tribe works with Chickasaw Nation work on casino plan (08/24)
Global Gaming Solutions, a Chickasaw subsidiary, plans to manage the Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma's panhandle.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino project (08/11)
A firm opening date hasn't been determined but the 120-room hotel at the casino near the Arkansas border is set to open this fall.

Filed Under: Compacts
Oklahoma tribes approach $1B in revenue sharing with state (08/10)
The director of the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission believes tribes will reach the milestone this month.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Tribal casinos make big impact on Oklahoma economy (08/06)
Indian casinos have, by and large, been very good for the tribes, the state and many, many people.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe denies claim of work on Kansas casino expansion (08/05)
Equipment seen at the Downstream Casino Resort was there for carpet replacement, not for construction.

Filed Under: Regulation
Former workers at Choctaw Nation casino plead guilty to theft (07/30)
Two employees admitted that they stole money from the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma.

Filed Under: NIGC | Public Relations
Study outlines impacts of tribal gaming on economy in Oklahoma (07/29)
Tribes put 23,000 people to work at their casinos and contributed to another 14,000 jobs.

Filed Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014 (07/24)
Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe casino expansion faces opposition from tribes (07/20)
The Iowa Tribe and the Sac and Fox Nation want to join a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas in federal court.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Woman charged with possession of meth at Iowa Tribe casino (07/16)
The Cimarron Casino in Perkins, Oklahoma, sees another arrest in connection with the drug.

Filed Under: Litigation
Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casino (07/13)
The reservation was placed in trust in 2002 but the tribe is facing opposition from the federal agency that regulates Indian gaming.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions
Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino (07/13)
The tribe's land-into-trust application for 160 acres near Little Rock has been met with significant controversy in the state.

Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust (07/10)
Four members of the state's Congressional delegation -- including two who have received contributions from the tribe -- want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the application.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Comanche Nation casino employees and patrons rally after flood (07/09)
The tribe's gaming enterprise collected nearly 67,000 cans of food to help people affected by devastating storms.

Filed Under: Legislation | Regulation
Rep. Joe Barton of Texas plays poker at tribal casino in Oklahoma (07/06)
The Republican Congressman wants millions of people to continue enjoying the game on the Internet.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation to open hotel at $80M casino near Arkansas in fall (07/03)
The 170,000 square-foot Cherokee Casino in Roland enjoyed a soft opening in May.

Filed Under: Legislation
Appropriations bill blocks federal labor law at tribal businesses (06/22)
Efforts to shield tribal casinos from the National Labor Relations Act are stirring passions on Capitol Hill.

Filed Under: Legislation | Regulation
Debate on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act moves to House panel (06/17)
Tribal leaders call on Congress to resolve uncertainty created by the National Labor Relations Board.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe requests dismissal of lawsuit over casino expansion (06/16)
The tribe and its leaders are claiming sovereign immunity in a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas.

Filed Under: Compacts
Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks (06/15)
The two tribes have been at odds over the handling of ancestral remains discovered at the site of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

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