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National Indian Gaming Association ready for legislative summitFiled Under: Legislation | Meetings
National Indian Gaming Association ready for legislative summit (06/07)
This year's event will be special because the organization is debuting its new home, the Stanley R. Crooks Tribal Leaders Center.

Shakopee Tribe starts work on casino hotel and convention centerFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Shakopee Tribe starts work on casino hotel and convention center (05/04)
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel is getting a nine-story hotel with 180 rooms and a 70,000-square-foot convention center.

Shakopee Tribe to bring hotel with convention center to casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Shakopee Tribe to bring hotel with convention center to casino (10/15)
The expansion will make the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel the fourth-largest hotel and conference center in the Twin Cities area.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe starts work on $30M casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shoshone Tribe starts work on $30M casino expansion (09/16)
The tribe is adding a 61-room hotel, more floor space, an outdoor patio, conference rooms, a swimming pool and a coffee bar to the Shoshone Rose Casino in Lander, Wyoming.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe to break ground on casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shoshone Tribe to break ground on casino expansion (07/20)
The tribe is adding a 61-room hotel, an outdoor patio, conference rooms, a swimming pool and a coffee bar to the Shoshone Rose Casino in Lander.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe secures grant to update casino securityFiled Under: Regulation
Eastern Shoshone Tribe secures grant to update casino security (06/29)
The $335,000 grant comes from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe extends Class III gaming deal to 2046Filed Under: Compacts
Eastern Shoshone Tribe extends Class III gaming deal to 2046 (06/25)
The tribe is embarking on a $28 million casino expansion of the Shoshone Rose Casino on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe finalizing $27M casino expansion planFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Eastern Shoshone Tribe finalizing $27M casino expansion plan (04/10)
The Shoshone Rose Casino will see a 65-room hotel, a larger gaming floor, an outdoor patio, conference rooms, a swimming pool and a coffee bar.

Fort Peck Tribes might scale back plans for new gaming facilityFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Fort Peck Tribes might scale back plans for new gaming facility (03/30)
Tribal leaders took a straw poll and eight out of 12 council members said they do not support the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge in its current form.

Fort Peck Tribes move forward with casino plan thanks to loanFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Fort Peck Tribes move forward with casino plan thanks to loan (03/23)
A groundbreaking on the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge is set for June 15.

Shakopee Tribe funds Eastern Shoshone Tribe casino expansionFiled 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.

Great Plains Indian Gaming Association moves meeting dateFiled 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.

Shakopee Tribe grant helps Lower Brule Sioux Tribe with casinoFiled 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,...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe faces off-reservation gaming protestFiled 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...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe planning $34M off-reservation casinoFiled 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...

Blog: Shakopee Tribe  casino per capita comes to $1M a yearFiled 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...

Winnebago Tribe partners with Shakopee Tribe for  gaming bidFiled 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...

Shakopee  Tribe starts serving alcohol at casino for the first time 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...

Shakopee Tribe's deal boosts racetrack industry in MinnesotaFiled 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...

Ernie Stevens: Stanley Crooks was an Indian gaming visionaryFiled 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...

Lac Courte Oreilles Band near bankruptcy with casino debts 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...

Shakopee  Tribe spreads gaming revenue across Indian CountryFiled 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...

Horse breeders welcome Shakopee Tribe's $75M deal  with trackFiled 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...

Santee Sioux Tribe set to open new Class II facility in DecemberFiled 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...

Details about Shakopee Tribe's deal with non-Indian racetrack 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...

Editorial: Putting an end to non-Indian casino expansion debate 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...

Editorial: Promising deal between Shakopee Tribe and  racetrack 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...

Column: Shakopee Tribe racetrack deal a benefit to entire state 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...

Shakopee Tribe to pay $75M in agreement with non-Indian trackFiled 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...

MPR: Shakopee Tribe signs agreement with non-Indian racetrackFiled 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,...

Shakopee Tribe reportedly makes deal over non-Indian gaming 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...

Column: Bill benefits Shakopee Tribe and racetrack industryFiled 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...

Santee Sioux Tribe holds groundbreaking for new $20M casinoFiled 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...

Shakopee Tribe running sophisticated surveillance unit  at casinoFiled 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...

Judge tells casino to stop using Shakopee Tribe's 'Mystic' nameFiled 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...

Santee Sioux Tribe secures $20M Shakopee loan for new casinoFiled 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...

Shakopee Tribe to build temporary amphitheater  at casinoFiled 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...

Police fear increase in calls with liquor at Shakopee casinoFiled 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...

Shakopee Tribe considers liquor sales amid casino  debateFiled 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...

Shakopee Tribe spreads its wealth thanks to successful casinoFiled 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...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe plans casino renovation  with Shakopee loanFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Rosebud Sioux Tribe plans casino renovation with Shakopee loan (03/10)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is planning to spend $5.8 million to remodel its casino. The tribe will redo the gaming floor, kitchen, bar, restaurant area and exterior entrance at the Rosebud Casino, Hotel, and Fuel Plaza. Plans...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe to use Shakopee  Tribe loan  for casino workFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Rosebud Sioux Tribe to use Shakopee Tribe loan for casino work (03/08)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has secured funding to make upgrades to its casino. The tribe will redo the entire gaming floor at the Rosebud Casino, Hotel, and Fuel Plaza. The tribe is also installing a new surveillance...

MinnPost: Shakopee chair one of 25 to watch in gaming industryFiled Under: Public Relations
MinnPost: Shakopee chair one of 25 to watch in gaming industry (01/24)
"There's no doubt that gambling initiatives of various kinds will crank up in the Legislature over the next four months, from racino proposals to expanding in-bar charitable gaming. As that unfolds, the profile of Chairman Stanley R. Crooks of the...

Gamblers weren't deterred by a blaze at Shakopee Tribe's casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Gamblers weren't deterred by a blaze at Shakopee Tribe's casino (01/21)
A fire at the casino owned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota couldn't keep the gamblers away. The fire caused some damage to the roof of the Mystic Lake Casino and there was never a major threat...

No injuries reported after fire breaks out in Shakopee Tribe  casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
No injuries reported after fire breaks out in Shakopee Tribe casino (01/20)
About 100 people were evacuated after a fire broke out in the casino owned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The fire began this morning in an area of the Mystic Lake Casino that is closed for...

Shakopee Tribe contributes $1M  to NIGA building in Washington Filed Under: Public Relations
Shakopee Tribe contributes $1M to NIGA building in Washington (10/27)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has awarded a $1 million grant to the National Indian Gaming Association. The money will help NIGA with its new headquarters in Washington, D.C. The building is near the U.S. Capitol. "This new...

Red Cliff Band hosts ground-breaking ceremony for new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Red Cliff Band hosts ground-breaking ceremony for new casino (10/06)
The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin is ready to break ground on a new casino resort. The 77,000 square-foot Legendary Waters Resort and Casino at Red Cliff will feature 300 slot machines, a restaurant...

Red Cliff Band set to begin construction on $23.5M casino resortFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Red Cliff Band set to begin construction on $23.5M casino resort (09/14)
The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin is ready to break ground on a $23.5 million casino resort. The tribe is adding a hotel, event center and more gaming space to the Isle Vista Casino. Construction...

Yankton Sioux Tribe breaks ground on   expansion project at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Yankton Sioux Tribe breaks ground on expansion project at casino (08/31)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota broke ground on a $10 million casino expansion project. The Fort Randall Casino and Hotel will be expanded in three phases. The first phase includes a new gaming floor, an improved ventilation system...

Shakopee Chair: Reject expansion of non-Indian gaming industryFiled Under: Opinion
Shakopee Chair: Reject expansion of non-Indian gaming industry (08/05)
"For all the same tired arguments people make in favor of expanding gambling in Minnesota in order to place slot machines at the horse racing track, there are still plenty of good reasons against it. As popular as horse racing...

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