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Filed Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Shakopee Tribe funds Eastern Shoshone Tribe casino expansion (12/17)
Construction on the $25 million expansion will start in the spring and last 12 months.

Filed Under: Meetings
Great Plains Indian Gaming Association moves meeting date (09/25)
The Great Plains Indian Gaming Association will be hosting its annual conference earlier than usual next year.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Shakopee Tribe grant helps Lower Brule Sioux Tribe with casino (07/12)
A grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is helping the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota pursue an off-reservation casino. The Shakopee Tribe announced a $500,000 grant to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. Of the amount,...

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe faces off-reservation gaming protest (02/07)
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota wants to spend $34 million on an off-reservation casino but some members are objecting to the idea. The Lower Brule Land Owners and Tribal Members Association held a protest as the...

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe planning $34M off-reservation casino (02/06)
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota plans to spend $34 million on an off-reservation casino. The tribe will relocate the existing Golden Buffalo Casino to the 91-acre site. Plans call for a casino with 500 slot machines and...

Filed Under: Public Relations
Blog: Shakopee Tribe casino per capita comes to $1M a year (02/04)
"A generation ago, according to a report by the New York Times, members of the Shakopee Mdewakanton of Minnesota were living "in a motley collection of beat-up trailer homes, melting snow for bath water when wells froze over because they...

Filed Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Winnebago Tribe partners with Shakopee Tribe for gaming bid (11/16)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota are working together on a commercial casino in Iowa. Ho-Chunk Inc, the Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation, submitted a bid for the $122.3 million Warrior Casino and...

Filed Under: Regulation
Shakopee Tribe starts serving alcohol at casino for the first time (11/08)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has started serving liquor at its casino. The Mystic Steakhouse at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel began selling beer, wine and liquor yesterday. Other venues in the facility will soon offer liquor although...

Filed Under: Business Deals
Shakopee Tribe's deal boosts racetrack industry in Minnesota (09/04)
A $75 million deal with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is already helping the racetrack industry in Minnesota. The tribe is pouring money into purses at the Canterbury Park. That's attracted more people to the facility, which has seen a...

Filed Under: Opinion
Ernie Stevens: Stanley Crooks was an Indian gaming visionary (08/28)
"This past Saturday, I was notified that Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Chairman Stanley R. Crooks began his journey to the spirit world. This comes only two days after my visit with him at the St. Francis Regional Medical Center in...

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Lac Courte Oreilles Band near bankruptcy with casino debts (08/22)
The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe in Wisconsin is near bankruptcy as gaming revenues have fallen dramatically amid rising debts. The tribe only received $2 million from its casino in 2011. In the face of a $33...

Filed Under: Public Relations
Shakopee Tribe spreads gaming revenue across Indian Country (08/09)
Thanks to gaming revenues, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota is the most generous in Indian Country. Since 1996, the tribe has donated $243.5 million to tribes and lent another $478.5 million to tribes. “We feel we have an...

Filed Under: Business Deals
Horse breeders welcome Shakopee Tribe's $75M deal with track (06/28)
Horse breeders say a $75 million deal between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and a non-Indian racetrack will help their industry. The tribe is contributing to purses at Canterbury Park over the next 10 years. Breeders say that will increase...

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Santee Sioux Tribe set to open new Class II facility in December (06/28)
The Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska plans to open its new gaming facility in December. The new Ohiya Casino and Resort is a couple miles from the tribe's existing facility. It includes a 25,000-square-foot casino; a 4,000-square-foot events center; a...

Filed Under: Business Deals
Details about Shakopee Tribe's deal with non-Indian racetrack (06/27)
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports some details about an agreement between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and a non-Indian racetrack. The tribe is pouring $75 million into Canterbury Park over the next 10 years. In exchange, the tribe gets a...

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Putting an end to non-Indian casino expansion debate (06/14)
"Last week the Mdewakanton Sioux tribe, which owns Mystic Lake casino, and the Canterbury Park horse-racing track announced the tribe would contribute $75 million duirng the next decade to the track’s prize purses. In exchange, Canterbury agreed to abandon its...

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Promising deal between Shakopee Tribe and racetrack (06/13)
"Today -- fittingly in Shakopee, named for a Dakota chief -- the Minnesota Racing Commission will consider whether to approve a chance for a positive turn in this state's relationships with its native tribes. At the same time, the commission...

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Shakopee Tribe racetrack deal a benefit to entire state (06/07)
"In 1997, former state Sen. Dick Day sponsored a bill that would allow slot machines to be installed at Canterbury Park. Back then, few people were familiar with the concept of a racino, the now-common marriage of a casino with...

Filed Under: Business Deals
Shakopee Tribe to pay $75M in agreement with non-Indian track (06/06)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota will pay $75 million over 10 years as part of a new partnership with a non-Indian racetrack. In return, Canterbury Park agreed to oppose efforts to expand non-Indian gaming in the state. The...

Filed Under: Business Deals | Legislation
MPR: Shakopee Tribe signs agreement with non-Indian racetrack (06/05)
"A Minnesota horse racing track is getting a major financial boost from a former competitor. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community says it will spend $75 million over the next decade to subsidize prize purses at nearby Canterbury Park. In return,...

Filed Under: Legislation | Public Relations
Shakopee Tribe reportedly makes deal over non-Indian gaming (06/04)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has reached a deal that will put an end to expand non-Indian gaming in Minnesota, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The tribe will contribute $10 million over the next two years to purses at Canterbury...

Filed Under: Legislation
Column: Bill benefits Shakopee Tribe and racetrack industry (05/01)
"Jeff Hilger had grown tired of fighting. For years, the racehorse breeder from Stillwater had urged the Legislature to allow slot machines at Canterbury Park to help fortify purses. But he and his allies could not overcome opposition from Native...

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Santee Sioux Tribe holds groundbreaking for new $20M casino (10/14)
The Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska broke ground on a new $20 million casino on Thursday. The 25,000-square-foot facility will replace the existing Ohiya Casino. It will feature a 47-room lodge with two luxury suites, a banquet facility and...

Filed Under: Public Relations | Regulation
Shakopee Tribe running sophisticated surveillance unit at casino (08/24)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community spent at least $10 million on a state-of-the-art surveillance system for its gaming facilities. The tribe has a digital camera system that can capture license plates and record identifying information about offenders. The Mystic Lake...

Filed Under: Litigation | Public Relations
Judge tells casino to stop using Shakopee Tribe's 'Mystic' name (07/27)
A federal judge has ordered the operator of a gaming facility in Nevada to stop using "Mystic" name because the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota owns the trademark. The tribe opened the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in 1992. Templeton...

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Santee Sioux Tribe secures $20M Shakopee loan for new casino (07/12)
The Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska has received a loan of up to $20 million from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The money will be used to build a new Ohiya Casino and Lodge. The 25,000-square-foot facility will...

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Shakopee Tribe to build temporary amphitheater at casino (05/17)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota will build temporary amphitheater at its casino this summer. The 8,357-seat Mystic Amphitheater at Mystic Lake Casino will host six or seven shows. If they prove to be successful, the tribe might consider...

Filed Under: Legislation | Regulation
Police fear increase in calls with liquor at Shakopee casino (05/11)
Law enforcement are worried about an increase in calls if the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community starts serving liquor at its casino. The tribe might sell liquor at the Mystic Lake Casino if lawmakers expand non-Indian gaming in the state. One...

Filed Under: Legislation | Regulation
Shakopee Tribe considers liquor sales amid casino debate (04/28)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community might sell liquor at its successful casino if lawmakers authorize non-Indian gaming, the tribe's legal counsel said. Mystic Lake Casino is the most popular Indian gaming facility in the state. It's also the closest to...

Filed Under: Public Relations
Shakopee Tribe spreads its wealth thanks to successful casino (03/17)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota donated over $28 million to tribes, Indian organizations and non-profits and loaned another $60 million to tribes in the last fiscal year, all thanks to Indian gaming. The tribe operates the Mystic Lake...

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