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Poarch Creeks won't see Class III gaming after lottery effort fails in AlabamaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks won't see Class III gaming after lottery effort fails in Alabama (08/26)
A bill to put a lottery on the November ballot died after lawmakers raised concerns about the tribe's gaming rights.

Poarch Creeks keep eye on lottery that could lead to Class III gamingFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks keep eye on lottery that could lead to Class III gaming (08/05)
Alabama could finally get a lottery and the tribe could finally get a Class III gaming compact.

Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in LouisianaFiled Under: Business Deals
Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana (06/27)
The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond Alabama.

Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in FloridaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida (06/23)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, confirms that the tribe's land in Florida is Indian Country.

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Band celebrate opening of unique casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Washoe Tribe and Poarch Band celebrate opening of unique casino (05/31)
The Wa She Shu Casino was built with the help of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Suspect in custody for shooting at Poarch Creek casino garageFiled Under: Public Relations
Suspect in custody for shooting at Poarch Creek casino garage (04/12)
Joseph Terry Grubbs, 52, is charged with first degree assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Poarch Creeks investigate shooting in parking garage at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Poarch Creeks investigate shooting in parking garage at casino (04/11)
The shooting occurred in the parking garage of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in MississippiFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in Mississippi (03/30)
The tribe continues to look beyond Alabama to expand its gaming portfolio.

Washoe Tribe set to open casino with Poarch Creeks in summerFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Washoe Tribe set to open casino with Poarch Creeks in summer (03/17)
The casino will be located next to the Wa She Shu Travel Plaza, which just opened last month in Gardnerville, Nevada.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians warns of scam using casino nameFiled Under: Public Relations
Poarch Band of Creek Indians warns of scam using casino name (03/02)
Someone has been calling people and saying they have won a cash prize from the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino dealFiled Under: Compacts
Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal (02/17)
The tribe planned to invest $200 million to $250 million in a gaming facility but Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to come to the table.

Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casinoFiled Under: Compacts
Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino (01/25)
The tribe hosted five members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.

Poarch Creeks debut new casino after $65M expansion projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks debut new casino after $65M expansion project (12/02)
The Wind Creek Montgomery boasts a 65,000-foot gaming floor, three restaurants with 10,000 feet of dining space, a swimming pool, a salon and barbershop and a 123-room hotel.

Poarch Band to welcome visitors to $65M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Band to welcome visitors to $65M expansion at casino (11/25)
The expanded gaming floor and BB King's Blues Club at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery will open December 1.

Poarch Creeks almost done with $65M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks almost done with $65M expansion at casino (11/11)
A grand opening at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery is set for December 15.

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Creeks start work on casino projectFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Washoe Tribe and Poarch Creeks start work on casino project (11/04)
The Poarch Creeks are building and managing the facility, which is located on Washoe land in Nevada.

Poarch Creeks lose ruling over slot machines at Florida racetrackFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Poarch Creeks lose ruling over slot machines at Florida racetrack (10/05)
The Alabama-based tribe owns a commercial racetrack in neighboring Florida but saw a setback in state court.

Poarch Creeks meet for mediation session in casino tax disputeFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks meet for mediation session in casino tax dispute (10/01)
Nothing substantive came of the talks with Escambia County, whose tax assessor is claiming authority over the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.

Poarch Creeks refute bribery allegations in casino tax disputeFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks refute bribery allegations in casino tax dispute (09/17)
A local official who is at the losing end of a lawsuit is seeking more funds to pay for his legal battle against the tribe.

Poarch Creeks remain confident in appeal over taxes at casinoFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks remain confident in appeal over taxes at casino (09/09)
A county official claims he can assert authority over the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel even though it's located on trust land.

Alabama won't appeal decision in Poarch Creek gaming lawsuitFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Alabama won't appeal decision in Poarch Creek gaming lawsuit (09/04)
Attorney General Luther Strange said a Class III gaming compact would be the only way for the state to gain a role in gaming on the tribe's reservation.

Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in AlabamaFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in Alabama (09/03)
The state's attempt to dispute the legality of land placed in trust for the tribe in the 1990s was rejected by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in a unanimous decision.

Poarch Creeks continue work on $65M expansion project at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Poarch Creeks continue work on $65M expansion project at casino (08/25)
The Creek Casino Montgomery will feature a hotel with 123 rooms and new eateries.

Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing taxFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing tax (07/27)
A tax assessor hit the tribe with a $22.3 million bill for the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Governor denies offer of $250M for Poarch Creek compactFiled Under: Compacts
Governor denies offer of $250M for Poarch Creek compact (07/21)
Chairwoman Stephanie A. Bryan, however, said the tribe's offer to pay the state is 'sincere.'

Poarch Creeks continue campaign for Class III casino compactFiled Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Poarch Creeks continue campaign for Class III casino compact (07/16)
The tribe is airing ads touting revenue sharing as lawmakers meet to consider a $200 million shortfall in Alabama's budget.

Seminole Tribe seeks to join case affecting Poarch Creek trackFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks to join case affecting Poarch Creek track (06/18)
The Seminoles believe their Class III gaming exclusivity rights are threatened by a May 29 decision in the lawsuit.

Column: Seminole Tribe can thank Poarch Creeks for casino rulingFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Column: Seminole Tribe can thank Poarch Creeks for casino ruling (06/04)
A Florida appeals court's ruling to allow slot machines at a tiny barrel-racing track in rural Gadsden County could send huge shockwaves through Florida's gambling landscape.

Editorial: Don't turn Poarch Creek racetrack into a full casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Don't turn Poarch Creek racetrack into a full casino (06/02)
Casinos won’t kill you, although they offer ample opportunity to hurt yourself.

Poarch Creeks win ruling for slot machines at Florida racetrackFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Poarch Creeks win ruling for slot machines at Florida racetrack (06/01)
The tribe owns a commercial racetrack in a county where voters support slot machines.

Poarch Creeks file lawsuit over taxes imposed on gaming facilityFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks file lawsuit over taxes imposed on gaming facility (05/28)
The tax assessor in Escambia County claims the tribe owes $22.3 million at the Wind Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Opinion: Poarch Creeks need state to protect gaming enterpriseFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Poarch Creeks need state to protect gaming enterprise (05/22)
You can't blame the tribe for trying to protect its business interests, but that's the problem with cutting a classic sweetheart deal.

Poarch Creeks oppose efforts to expand gaming in AlabamaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks oppose efforts to expand gaming in Alabama (05/13)
Lawmakers are considering a bill to authorize Class III games at racetracks.

Poarch Creek casinos once seen as illegal now eyed for cashFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation | Litigation
Poarch Creek casinos once seen as illegal now eyed for cash (05/07)
The tribe has offered $250 million up front to the state in exchange for some form of exclusivity for Class III games.

Poarch Creeks eager to discuss gaming options with AlabamaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks eager to discuss gaming options with Alabama (05/06)
Republican leaders in the state are offering competing and somewhat confusing proposals to authorize gaming in the state.

Alabama governor won't rush into compact with Poarch CreeksFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Alabama governor won't rush into compact with Poarch Creeks (05/05)
The tribe is seeking a Class III gaming deal that offers some form of exclusivity.

Poarch Creeks question plan to authorize casinos at racetracksFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks question plan to authorize casinos at racetracks (05/04)
The tribe would rather negotiate a Class III compact that includes some form of exclusivity, Vice Chairman Robert McGhee said.

Draft bill calls for a Class III gaming compact with Poarch CreeksFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Draft bill calls for a Class III gaming compact with Poarch Creeks (05/01)
The bill, which could be introduced next week, authorizes a lottery as well as slot machines and table games.

Opinion: Negotiate Class III casino compact with Poarch CreeksFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Opinion: Negotiate Class III casino compact with Poarch Creeks (04/30)
If there must be Poarch Creek gambling, it might as well include card games. They certainly won't harm the public weal any more than electronic bingo already does.

Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in AlabamaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in Alabama (04/29)
A top lawmaker is introducing legislation to expand non-Indian gaming options even as the tribe has offered to share revenue with Alabama.

Alabama Democrats push for gaming compact for Poarch CreeksFiled Under: Compacts
Alabama Democrats push for gaming compact for Poarch Creeks (04/09)
The tribe has been eager to negotiate a deal but Republican Gov. Robert Bentley has refused to come to the table.

Seminole Tribe could gain one-year extension for gaming pactFiled Under: Compacts
Seminole Tribe could gain one-year extension for gaming pact (04/06)
Lawmakers would need to act quickly before the end of their session on May 1 and before key provisions of the existing deal expire on July 31.

Stephanie Bryan: Poarch Creeks want casino not pot in FloridaFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Stephanie Bryan: Poarch Creeks want casino not pot in Florida (03/16)
We do have plans to replicate in Florida what we have done in Alabama — create jobs and economic security, add to the tax base and fiscal strength of our state, and be good and charitable neighbors.

Opinion: Poarch Creeks come with slot machines and marijuanaFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Poarch Creeks come with slot machines and marijuana (02/27)
Don't they know how slot machines and marijuana would destroy the very fabric of the lifestyle we have built in harmony with the land our humble people cherish?

Florida governor wants land ruling for Poarch Creek gaming siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | NIGC
Florida governor wants land ruling for Poarch Creek gaming site (02/25)
The tribe's one-acre property in Florida was reportedly placed in trust in 1984 so it presumably can be used for a casino.

Poarch Creeks start building on potential casino site in FloridaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Poarch Creeks start building on potential casino site in Florida (02/23)
The metal structure could be used for a gaming facility -- or a marijuana operation.

Poarch Creeks bring up marijuana in Florida gaming deal talksFiled Under: Compacts
Poarch Creeks bring up marijuana in Florida gaming deal talks (02/20)
The tribe is hoping to gain some leverage because Gov. Rick Scott (R) won't come to the table.

Alabama governor won't enter gaming deal with Poarch CreeksFiled Under: Compacts
Alabama governor won't enter gaming deal with Poarch Creeks (02/12)
The tribe is willing to share revenues with the state.

Editorial: Battle against Poarch Creek casinos is a waste of timeFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Battle against Poarch Creek casinos is a waste of time (01/26)
Our question is how much more will taxpayers have to shell out before this horse is officially laid to rest?

Muscogee man wins appeal over arrest at Poarch Creek casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Muscogee man wins appeal over arrest at Poarch Creek casino (01/15)
A jury voted unanimously to overturn guilty verdicts against Wayland Gray.

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