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Jason Salsman: Maybe tribal casinos shouldn't book Adam SandlerFiled Under: Opinion | Public Relations
Jason Salsman: Maybe tribal casinos shouldn't book Adam Sandler (April 5, 2017)
‘Here Comes the (Not So) Funny Tour’

Cherokee Nation moves ahead with plan to put casino at new siteFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation moves ahead with plan to put casino at new site (March 30, 2017)
The facility would be located at the Cherokee Springs Plaza, a tribal retail development in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Choctaw Nation opens doors to travel center and gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Choctaw Nation opens doors to travel center and gaming facility (March 29, 2017)
The Choctaw Travel Plaza and Casino Too in Heavener, Oklahoma, features an 10,200 square-foot fueling station, a full-service kitchen and 37 gaming machines.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino (March 13, 2017)
The project came up when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first appearance on Capitol Hill.

Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino (March 7, 2017)
The Golden Mesa Casino will be located in Oklahoma's Panhandle, more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters.

United Keetoowah Band interested in pursuing casino in GeorgiaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
United Keetoowah Band interested in pursuing casino in Georgia (February 22, 2017)
'We can’t come back as fast as Georgia kicked us out,' the tribe's executive director said.

Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in OklahomaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in Oklahoma (February 3, 2017)
The $25 million Golden Mesa Casino would still need to be approved by the governor of Oklahoma.

Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project (January 31, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't make a decision before the end of the Obama administration.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation security guard brought gun to casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Citizen Potawatomi Nation security guard brought gun to casino (January 12, 2017)
An employee who was shot and killed at the tribe's casino in Oklahoma had only been on the job for a few months.

Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino (January 11, 2017)
The proposed Golden Mesa Casino is more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters in Oklahoma.

FBI leads probe into Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shootingFiled Under: Public Relations
FBI leads probe into Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting (January 11, 2017)
A 22-year-old employee of the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Oklahoma died after being shot.

One reported dead in Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shootingFiled Under: Public Relations
One reported dead in Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting (January 10, 2017)
The shooting took place among employees at the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino (January 6, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has concluded that a lengthy environmental impact statement isn't needed for the project in Oklahoma.

Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion projectFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion project (January 4, 2017)
The frontment of the legendary rock band are opening their first Rock & Brews casino with the tribe.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe hits milestone on $36M casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe hits milestone on $36M casino expansion (December 16, 2016)
A new hotel and other amenities at the Indigo Sky Casino in Oklahoma are expected to be complete by August 2017.

United Keetoowah Band won't talk about plans for potential casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
United Keetoowah Band won't talk about plans for potential casino (December 1, 2016)
Chief Joe Bunch contacted a local paper to talk about the project but didn't have enough time to talk about it.

Former casino worker took $23K from Northern Cheyenne TribeFiled Under: Regulation
Former casino worker took $23K from Northern Cheyenne Tribe (November 30, 2016)
Wenonah Sue Wagner is accused of stealing more than $23,000 from the Charging Horse Casino and Bingo in Montana.

United Keetoowah Band faces opposition at potential casino siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker
United Keetoowah Band faces opposition at potential casino site (November 29, 2016)
A local official who opposes the idea spilled the beans about a potential gaming facility in Enid, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association elects vice chairFiled Under: Meetings | Regulation
Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association elects vice chair (November 16, 2016)
Jean Ann Blalock, a member of the Quapaw Tribe, was sworn into her position during the organization's fall meeting.

Osage Nation set to break ground on $150M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Osage Nation set to break ground on $150M expansion at casino (November 15, 2016)
The tribe is adding a hotel, a brewery, more gaming space and other amenities to the facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Quapaw Tribe starts own coffee brand to serve casino patronsFiled Under: Public Relations
Quapaw Tribe starts own coffee brand to serve casino patrons (November 10, 2016)
Downstream Casino Resort serves more than 2 million cups of coffee a year so creating the brand was a logical step.

Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administrationFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administration (November 7, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be seeing a new leader following the inauguration of a new president in January 2017.

Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lakeFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lake (October 28, 2016)
The tribe is submitting a land-into-trust application for the site at Lake Texoma.

Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facility (October 25, 2016)
The Cherokee Casino Grove, the tribe's 10th gaming facility, is creating 175 jobs.

Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in OklahomaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | NIGC
Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma (October 19, 2016)
Steve Bruner, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, isn't ruling out gaming as he plans a dance hall and restaurant on his land.

Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bidFiled Under: Public Relations
Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid (October 19, 2016)
The Arkansas Supreme Court knocked the initiative off the November ballot but a request for reconsideration is pending.

Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in ArkansasFiled Under: Public Relations
Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas (October 14, 2016)
The tribe poured $1 million into the Arkansas Wins campaign in hopes of managing a commercial casino.

Oklahoma tribes contribute a record $132M in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Oklahoma tribes contribute a record $132M in gaming revenues (October 13, 2016)
Tribes took in nearly $2.2 billion in Class III revenues at their facilities, according to a state report.

Muscogee Nation investigates suspected abduction at casinoFiled Under: Regulation
Muscogee Nation investigates suspected abduction at casino (October 11, 2016)
Details are sketchy but the incident occurred over the weekend at the River Spirit Casino Resort.

Chickasaw Nation celebrates interior and exterior casino upgradesFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Chickasaw Nation celebrates interior and exterior casino upgrades (October 3, 2016)
The Chisholm Trail Casino in Duncan, Oklahoma, now boasts are more modern look inside and out.

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 (September 16, 2016)
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 (September 16, 2016)
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 (September 13, 2016)
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 (September 12, 2016)
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 (September 2, 2016)
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 (August 23, 2016)
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 (August 22, 2016)
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 (August 16, 2016)
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 (August 2, 2016)
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 (August 2, 2016)
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 (July 20, 2016)
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 (July 15, 2016)
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 (June 29, 2016)
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 (June 28, 2016)
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 (June 24, 2016)
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 (June 23, 2016)
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 (June 17, 2016)
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 (June 9, 2016)
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 (June 9, 2016)
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 (June 7, 2016)
A man reported to be in his 50s died at the Choctaw Casino in Pocola, Oklahoma, near the Arkansas border.

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