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Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Sault Tribe protected by sovereign immunity in casino dispute (06/30)
Congress did not waive tribal sovereign immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, a federal judge ruled earlier this month.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Legislation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can't stop non-Indian gaming facility (06/19)
The Plainridge Park Casino, with up to 1,500 slot machines, will open on June 24.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law (06/18)
The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act of 2014 protects the tribe's gaming facility from litigation.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Sault Tribe confident of victory in off-reservation gaming case (06/18)
The state hopes to block the Kewadin Lansing Casino by suing individual tribal leaders rather than the tribe itself.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe requests dismissal of lawsuit over casino expansion (06/16)
The tribe and its leaders are claiming sovereign immunity in a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas.

Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Union won't appeal decision in Chickasaw Nation casino dispute (06/12)
The National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over the WinStar World Casino and Resort due to the tribe's treaty rights.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Big Lagoon Rancheria awaits move on Class III gaming compact (06/11)
The tribe proved that the state was negotiating in good faith for a casino on an 11-acre site on the reservation.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
Law Article: Big Lagoon Rancheria ruling clears air on casino land (06/09)
Big Lagoon is significant because of the court’s recognition that, as a matter of law, Carcieri did not operate to retroactively divest existing trust lands of their legal status.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
City tries to lower litigation costs in Fond du Lac Band casino case (06/05)
After losing every round in the long-running battle, Duluth is handling the case in-house.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case (06/05)
Attorney General Derek Schmidt said he needs to conduct 'extensive' legal research amid a looming furlough for state employees.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute (06/04)
By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
City submits appeal in gaming dispute with Fond du Lac Band (06/02)
The city has lost every single ruling but is asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case anyway.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
Kialegee Tribal Town granted extension to respond in casino case (05/27)
The state of Oklahoma wants to sue the tribe and its leaders for proposing a casino on an Indian allotment.

Filed Under: California | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Graton Rancheria casino (05/27)
A group called the Stop the Casino 101 sued Gov. Jerry Brown (D), but not the tribe, for signing a Class III gaming compact.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hoping for casino decision this year (05/21)
The main hurdle is whether the Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar bars the tribe from following the land-into-trust process.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Supreme Court asks Kialegee Tribal Town for casino case brief (05/18)
The state of Oklahoma wants to be able to sue the tribe and its leaders for trying to open a casino on an Indian allotment.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Fond du Lac Band prevails again in long-running casino case (05/08)
A judge had ordered the tribe to send another $12 million -- on top of $75 million -- to the city of Duluth but an appeals court said that was a mistake.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Cowlitz Tribe and Mohegan Tribe committed to casino project (05/07)
The two tribes expect to break ground on the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort in Washington later this year.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Kialegee Tribal Town declines to submit brief in casino litigation (05/04)
The state of Oklahoma is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a dispute over a failed casino.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation
Seminole Tribe renews bid to negotiate Class III casino compact (05/04)
Key provisions of the existing agreement expire July 31 and the tribe is supposed to stop offering blackjack by October 29 if a new deal isn't reached.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation wins decision on legality of video poker games (04/30)
The ruling is a complete victory for the tribe over the status of machines that were installed at a facility in Madison, Wisconsin.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Cowlitz Tribe aims to start construction on casino later in year (04/28)
The Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort has been delayed by litigation but construction could start later this year with union hands.

Filed Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Chumash Tribe and leaders sued over $160M casino expansion (04/08)
An opposition group claims the casino site was never placed in trust and is not part of the tribe's reservation.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident on gaming plan (04/06)
Attorney Arlinda Locklear said work picked up after a federal judge upheld a land-into-trust application for a recently recognized tribe in Washington.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
BIA still promising action on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino (04/03)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn told the top gaming regulator in Massachusetts that the tribe's land-into-trust application remains a 'high priority.'

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Fond du Lac Band faces more court battles with city over casino (04/02)
The city of Duluth keeps on fighting despite losing a series of lawsuits affecting the Fond-du-Luth Casino.

Filed Under: Litigation | NIGC
City loses yet another ruling in Fond du Lac Band gaming dispute (04/01)
This time the city lost a lawsuit that was filed against the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Supreme Court asked to hear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case (03/27)
The tribe dropped plans to build a casino on an Indian allotment but the state of Oklahoma is trying to keep the dispute alive by asking the justices to review a case that's very similar to one they recently decided.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Cowlitz Tribe remains confident of casino bid despite litigation (03/23)
Chairman Bill Iyall believes opponents -- including a rival tribe with an existing casino -- have lost the war.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut lawmakers move fast on bill for new tribal casinos (03/20)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are joining forces to counteract threats to their gaming empire.

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