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Foes raise money to fight Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation
Foes raise money to fight Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (01/11)
An opposition group is vowing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of preventing the tribe from opening a long-awaited casino.

Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casino (01/07)
The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, will see more gaming space, a 300-seat buffet, a larger lounge and entertainment area and a larger employee dining room and lounge.

Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in KansasFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas (12/18)
The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

Foes promise suit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Foes promise suit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino (12/18)
Don't expect the case to be filed soon -- opponents plan to wait up to six years to challenge the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB caseFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe weighs Supreme Court appeal in NLRB case (11/20)
The tribe is asserting its treaty rights in an attempt to shield the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort from the National Labor Relations Board.

Developers lose lawsuit over failed Kialegee Tribal Town casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Developers lose lawsuit over failed Kialegee Tribal Town casino (11/19)
Attorney Dennis J. Whittlesey was accused of malpractice but a federal judge dismissed the case against him.

BIA formally declares reservation for Cowlitz Tribe casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
BIA formally declares reservation for Cowlitz Tribe casino (11/09)
Administrative appeals and litigation have delayed construction of the $510 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe buys gaming site for $34.5MFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe buys gaming site for $34.5M (11/09)
The tribe hopes to break ground on the long-awaited First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts, in spring 2016.

Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gamingFiled Under: California | Legislation
Ietan admits tribes met with Sen. Feinstein to discuss gaming (10/30)
The California Democrat has been seen as hindering efforts to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Pauma Band celebrates win for $36.2M in compact overpaymentsFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Pauma Band celebrates win for $36.2M in compact overpayments (10/27)
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is considering an appeal in the long-running dispute.

Pauma Band wins dispute over $36.2M in gaming compact overpaymentsFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Pauma Band wins dispute over $36.2M in gaming compact overpayments (10/26)
The tribe was paying a higher revenue sharing rate despite not being able to add more gaming machines to its casino.

Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty ActFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Meetings
Key Democrat defends support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (10/20)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) blasted a labor union for running ads that she called 'racist' and 'blatantly anti-Indian."

Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming casesFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases (10/06)
The states of Oklahoma and Wisconsin were handed defeat by the justices as they opened their October 2015 term.

Judge rejects challenges to Ione Band land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge rejects challenges to Ione Band land-into-trust application (10/01)
Opponents raised the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of stopping the tribe from building a casino in Amador County, California.

Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016 (09/30)
A lawsuit challenging the tribe's land-into-trust application is still pending in the federal court system.

Enterprise Rancheria wins ruling in casino land-into-trust caseFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria wins ruling in casino land-into-trust case (09/28)
A federal judge rejected a slew of claims made by two rival tribes with existing casinos in northern California.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gaming site officially put in trustFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gaming site officially put in trust (09/25)
A 151-acre site in Taunton, Massachusetts, plus another 170 acres in Mashpee, the location of tribal headquarters, were immediately placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces lawsuit over gaming projectFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces lawsuit over gaming project (09/22)
An attorney is already lining up clients in hopes of preventing the Bureau of Indian Affairs from finalizing a long-delayed land-into-trust application.

Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projectsFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects (09/18)
More lawsuits are expected if the Bureau of Indian Affairs ever approves the tribe's land-into-trust applications.

Seneca Nation wins decision in off-reservation gaming lawsuitFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Seneca Nation wins decision in off-reservation gaming lawsuit (09/16)
The tribe is pursuing a $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over machines at racetracksFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe wins decision over machines at racetracks (09/11)
About 250 instant horse racing machines will have to be removed from non-Indian gaming facilities.

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.

Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town dispute (09/01)
The battle began when the tribe announced plans to open a gaming facility on an Indian allotment near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe prepares for decision on gaming planFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe prepares for decision on gaming plan (08/28)
The tribe is eager to start work on the $500 million First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to see BIA decision on casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to see BIA decision on casino project (08/26)
It's only taken eight years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is going to make a decision on the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casino (07/29)
The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust in March but plans for a casino there are being tested in federal court.

Wisconsin asks Supreme Court to rule on Ho-Chunk Nation pokerFiled Under: Litigation
Wisconsin asks Supreme Court to rule on Ho-Chunk Nation poker (07/28)
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the tribe can offer electronic poker but the state isn't happy with that decision.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker rulingFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling (07/23)
A rehearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court are possible.

9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker gamesFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker games (07/22)
Texas Hold'em games aren't legal under the Idaho Constitution or authorized by the Class III gaming compact.

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