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Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compact
Posted: January 9, 2017
Of the 17 tribes with casinos, 16 signed agreements whose provisions have raised concerns at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Laguna Pueblo signs deal to acquire commercial casino in LouisianaFiled Under: Business Deals
Laguna Pueblo signs deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana
Posted: August 22, 2016
The New Mexico tribe is making its first foray into commercial gaming with a deal worth $134.5 million.

Santa Ana Pueblo adds hotel to casino with $50M expansion planFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Santa Ana Pueblo adds hotel to casino with $50M expansion plan
Posted: July 19, 2016
The New Mexico tribe said construction will take about two years to complete.

Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues
Posted: May 11, 2016
The New Mexico tribe is refusing to sign a Class III gaming compact that increases the revenue sharing rate.

Nambe Pueblo pays off remaining funds owed to gaming developer Filed Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Nambe Pueblo pays off remaining funds owed to gaming developer
Posted: May 5, 2016
The New Mexico tribe agreed to pay $500,000 to Full House Resorts after a casino project never came to fruition.

Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effect
Posted: April 5, 2016
The Land of Enchantment is now home to 15 tribes with 'deemed approved' agreements, the most of any state in the nation.

Laguna Pueblo still looking for second suspect in casino shootingFiled Under: Public Relations
Laguna Pueblo still looking for second suspect in casino shooting
Posted: March 28, 2016
A tribal officer shot and killed Mario Sandoval, 19, at the Route 66 Casino Hotel in New Mexico while one person fled the scene.

Laguna Pueblo police officer involved in fatal shooting at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Laguna Pueblo police officer involved in fatal shooting at casino
Posted: March 24, 2016
The FBI is helping the tribe investigate the early morning incident at the Route 66 Casino Hotel in New Mexico.

Nambe Pueblo hopes small casino stands out in a crowded marketFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nambe Pueblo hopes small casino stands out in a crowded market
Posted: February 9, 2016
The Nambe Falls Casino is a lot smaller and offers fewer amenities than its tribal neighbors in northern New Mexico.

National Indian Gaming Commission slated to get a third memberFiled Under: Federal Register | NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission slated to get a third member
Posted: February 8, 2016
Kathryn Isom-Clause, an attorney and member of Taos Pueblo, has been appointed to join the agency that regulates tribal casinos.

Pojoaque Pueblo rebuffed in complaint against state gaming boardFiled Under: Compacts
Pojoaque Pueblo rebuffed in complaint against state gaming board
Posted: January 25, 2016
The tribe accused the New Mexico Gaming Control Board of violating the state's open meetings law by discussing gaming matters in a closed executive session.

Sandia Pueblo hires more employees thanks to casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Sandia Pueblo hires more employees thanks to casino expansion
Posted: January 21, 2016
The New Mexico tribe is hiring more than 100 people at the Sandia Resort and Casino, within the tribal government and at other businesses.

Nambe Pueblo announces grand opening for new gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nambe Pueblo announces grand opening for new gaming facility
Posted: January 15, 2016
The 7,310 square-foot Nambe Falls Casino in New Mexico features 180 slot machines.

BIA allows another New Mexico gaming compact to go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows another New Mexico gaming compact to go into effect
Posted: January 4, 2016
The Land of Enchantment is now more to more 'deemed approved' compacts than any other state thanks to former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn.

Pojoaque Pueblo shooting incident started in casino parking lotFiled Under: Public Relations
Pojoaque Pueblo shooting incident started in casino parking lot
Posted: November 3, 2015
No one was injured in the incident, which occurred after a Halloween party at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in New Mexico.

BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effect
Posted: October 28, 2015
The state is now home to 12 'deemed approved' compacts, a record number.

Nambe Pueblo to open first gaming facility in mid-DecemberFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nambe Pueblo to open first gaming facility in mid-December
Posted: October 14, 2015
The Nambe Falls Casino will be the sixth tribal facility in the Santa Fe, New Mexico, area.

Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming disputeFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming dispute
Posted: October 8, 2015
The tribe's gaming revenues have taken a hit after the state threatened vendors that do business on the reservation.

Pojoaque Pueblo asks 10th Circuit to overturn gaming decisionFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo asks 10th Circuit to overturn gaming decision
Posted: September 29, 2015
The tribe and the state have been unable to reach a new Class III gaming due to disagreements about revenue sharing.

Pojoaque Pueblo to attend 10th Circuit hearing in casino disputeFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo to attend 10th Circuit hearing in casino dispute
Posted: September 24, 2015
The tribe and the state of New Mexico are at odds after failing to negotiate a new Class III gaming compact.

Editorial: Right decision on off-reservation casino in New MexicoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Right decision on off-reservation casino in New Mexico
Posted: September 8, 2015
It was a big deal but it wasn’t the right fit for Albuquerque.

New Mexico tribes weren't involved in off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker
New Mexico tribes weren't involved in off-reservation casino bid
Posted: September 3, 2015
A developer never actually approached any tribes despite mentioning them in a proposal for a project in downtown Albuquerque.

New Mexico tribes proposed casino in downtown AlbuquerqueFiled Under: Casino Stalker
New Mexico tribes proposed casino in downtown Albuquerque
Posted: September 2, 2015
Documents obtained by KRQE describe a casino, a 400-room hotel and a12,000 seat multi-purpose arena on a prime piece of city-owned real estate.

Official denies representing Laguna Pueblo in casino contract flapFiled Under: Litigation | Regulation
Official denies representing Laguna Pueblo in casino contract flap
Posted: August 25, 2015
The tribe's economic development corporation was passed over for a lucrative commercial casino contract.

BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect
Posted: August 13, 2015
The state is home to nine deemed approved compacts, accounting for more than half of the tribes with casinos.

BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effectFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect
Posted: July 30, 2015
Seven tribes now have deemed approved Class III gaming compacts, a seemingly unprecedented number in any state.

Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fightFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fight
Posted: July 24, 2015
Pojoaque cannot legally engage in gambling without a state compact – which expired June 30.

Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feudFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feud
Posted: July 21, 2015
The tribe accuses Gov. Susana Martinez (R) of negotiating in bad faith for a Class III gaming compact.

Santa Clara Pueblo wants Pojoaque Pueblo to shutter casinosFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Santa Clara Pueblo wants Pojoaque Pueblo to shutter casinos
Posted: July 16, 2015
Pojoaque Pueblo has been operating without a valid Class III gaming compact since June 30.

Pojoaque Pueblo resists higher revenue sharing rate at casinosFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo resists higher revenue sharing rate at casinos
Posted: July 15, 2015
The tribe was operating under a compact that capped the rate at 8 percent while a new deal goes as high as 10.5 percent.

Four more tribes in New Mexico enter Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Four more tribes in New Mexico enter Class III gaming compact
Posted: July 2, 2015
Zuni Pueblo, Ohkay Owingeh, Taos Pueblo and Isleta Pueblo signed the deal and more tribes are in talks.

Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo gets pass on illegal gaming operationFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo gets pass on illegal gaming operation
Posted: July 2, 2015
Pojoaque rolled the dice in a bet that the federal government would not actually enforce the laws requiring Indian gambling operations to be subject to compacts with states. And won.

Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expiresFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expires
Posted: July 1, 2015
U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez will closely monitor the tribe's casinos while a lawsuit plays out in federal court.

Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal
Posted: June 30, 2015
The compact expires at midnight tonight and Gov. Susana Martinez (R) contends the tribe's casinos will be operating illegally without a new agreement.

BIA raised concerns about Class III gaming deal in New MexicoFiled Under: Compacts
BIA raised concerns about Class III gaming deal in New Mexico
Posted: June 10, 2015
The agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

Leader of Sandia Pueblo accused of preventing arrest at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Leader of Sandia Pueblo accused of preventing arrest at casino
Posted: May 26, 2015
A burglary suspect was followed to the Sandia Resort and Casino but he wasn't arrested there.

Nambe Pueblo announces construction of first gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Nambe Pueblo announces construction of first gaming facility
Posted: May 7, 2015
Plans call for a 7,310-square-foot casino with 180 slot machines off a major highway.

Acoma Pueblo awaits BIA approval for Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Acoma Pueblo awaits BIA approval for Class III gaming compact
Posted: May 1, 2015
Tribal leaders negotiated for nearly four years to reach the new deal.

NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinosFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
NLRB won't take stance on tribal labor bill that affects casinos
Posted: April 30, 2015
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee took up the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act as a federal appeals court was hearing a closely-watched case involving a Michigan tribe.

Pojoaque Pueblo places casino manager on administrative leaveFiled Under: Regulation
Pojoaque Pueblo places casino manager on administrative leave
Posted: April 24, 2015
Tribal leaders won't say why Mark Schrecengost, who has been managing Buffalo Thunder Resort since 2012, was on leave.

New Mexico gaming compact includes self-exclusion provisionFiled Under: Compacts | Regulation
New Mexico gaming compact includes self-exclusion provision
Posted: April 15, 2015
Five tribes signed the new agreement, which allows people to ban themselves from tribal gaming facilities.

Tribes in New Mexico  send new  Class III gaming compact to BIA Filed Under: Compacts
Tribes in New Mexico send new Class III gaming compact to BIA
Posted: April 14, 2015
The 22-year agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

New Mexico lawmakers give final approval to gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
New Mexico lawmakers give final approval to gaming compact
Posted: March 20, 2015
The agreement can now be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., for review.

New Mexico tribes clear one vote on Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
New Mexico tribes clear one vote on Class III gaming compact
Posted: March 12, 2015
The state Senate approved the new deal and it now awaits action in the House.

Sandia Pueblo opens parking garage as part of casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Sandia Pueblo opens parking garage as part of casino expansion
Posted: March 9, 2015
It took 15 months and 600 workers to build the 1,700-space garage.

Tribes in New Mexico concerned about bill for non-Indian tracksFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Tribes in New Mexico concerned about bill for non-Indian tracks
Posted: March 6, 2015
The bill seeks to extend similar provisions from a gaming compact to the tracks.

Laguna Pueblo supports Class III casino compact in New MexicoFiled Under: Compacts
Laguna Pueblo supports Class III casino compact in New Mexico
Posted: March 5, 2015
The tribe opposed prior versions but now supports the new deal despite concerns about the Navajo Nation.

New Mexico lawmakers advance new Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
New Mexico lawmakers advance new Class III gaming compact
Posted: March 2, 2015
Five tribes signed the agreement and are eager to see it approved before the end of the legislative session later this month.

Tribes share nearly $16M in gaming revenues with New MexicoFiled Under: Compacts
Tribes share nearly $16M in gaming revenues with New Mexico
Posted: February 26, 2015
For all of 2014, tribes shared about $66 million with the state.

Updated Class III gaming compacts get hearing in New MexicoFiled Under: Compacts
Updated Class III gaming compacts get hearing in New Mexico
Posted: February 24, 2015
The deal covers te Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

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