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United Keetoowah Band interested in pursuing casino in Georgia
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
United Keetoowah Band interested in pursuing casino in Georgia (February 22, 2017)
'We can’t come back as fast as Georgia kicked us out,' the tribe's executive director said.

United Keetoowah Band won't talk about plans for potential casino
Casino Stalker
United Keetoowah Band won't talk about plans for potential casino (December 1, 2016)
Chief Joe Bunch contacted a local paper to talk about the project but didn't have enough time to talk about it.

United Keetoowah Band faces opposition at potential casino site
Casino Stalker
United Keetoowah Band faces opposition at potential casino site (November 29, 2016)
A local official who opposes the idea spilled the beans about a potential gaming facility in Enid, Oklahoma.

Briefs filed in lawsuit over United Keetoowah Band's gaming site
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Briefs filed in lawsuit over United Keetoowah Band's gaming site (September 12, 2014)
The tribe shut down the casino in August 2013 because the land is not in trust.

Judge hears dispute over United Keetoowah Band gaming site
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge hears dispute over United Keetoowah Band gaming site (July 28, 2014)
The Cherokee Nation is suing to prevent the UKB casino site from going into trust.

Oklahoma tribes reach for gamblers across border in Arkansas
Openings & Closings
Oklahoma tribes reach for gamblers across border in Arkansas (June 3, 2014)
Gaming facilities operated by the Choctaw Nation and the Cherokee Nation attract patrons from Arkansas.

Judge sets hearing in United Keetoowah Band gaming dispute
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge sets hearing in United Keetoowah Band gaming dispute (May 12, 2014)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma will be in federal court on July 25 to defend its gaming and land rights.

United Keetoowah Band casino remains closed after 27 years
Openings & Closings
United Keetoowah Band casino remains closed after 27 years (November 25, 2013)
It looks like the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma won't be ending 2013 on a good note.

Cherokee Nation takes credit for NIGC's new facility regulation
NIGC | Regulation
Cherokee Nation takes credit for NIGC's new facility regulation (September 27, 2013)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is taking credit for a regulation that requires tribes to submit new facility licenses to the National Indian Gaming Commission.

United Keetoowah Band closes gaming facility after 27 years
Litigation | Openings & Closings
United Keetoowah Band closes gaming facility after 27 years (September 3, 2013)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma shut down its gaming facility after failing to come to an agreement with the Cherokee Nation.

United Keetoowah Band and Cherokee Nation  in casino talks
Litigation | Openings & Closings
United Keetoowah Band and Cherokee Nation in casino talks (August 30, 2013)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Cherokee Nation remain in talks to keep the UKB casino in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, up and running. The Keetoowah Cherokee Casino is due to close at midnight tonight because the land isn't...

United Keetoowah Band  talks gaming with Cherokee Nation
Litigation | Openings & Closings
United Keetoowah Band talks gaming with Cherokee Nation (August 29, 2013)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is reportedly discussing gaming options with the Cherokee Nation. The UKBs must shut down the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino tomorrow because the land isn't in trust. But the Cherokees have proposed two options that...

United Keetoowah Band set to close gaming facility on Friday
Litigation | Openings & Closings
United Keetoowah Band set to close gaming facility on Friday (August 28, 2013)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is set to close its gaming facility on Friday. The tribe has operated the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino in Tahlequah for more than 25 years. But the land is not in trust...

10th Circuit won't help United Keetoowah Band   with casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
10th Circuit won't help United Keetoowah Band with casino (August 27, 2013)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday refused to help the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma keep its casino open. The tribe asked the court to stay a ruling that prevents the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

United Keetoowah Band faces deadline to shut down  casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
United Keetoowah Band faces deadline to shut down casino (August 26, 2013)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma faces an August 30 deadline to close its casino.

Cherokee Nation wins decision over UKB casino land-into-trust
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cherokee Nation wins decision over UKB casino land-into-trust (August 13, 2013)
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on Monday that prevents the Bureau of Indian Affairs from placing the casino site of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians into trust. Despite expressing skepticism at a hearing on Friday,...

Judge skeptical in Cherokee Nation suit over UKB casino land
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge skeptical in Cherokee Nation suit over UKB casino land (August 12, 2013)
A federal judge heard five hours of arguments on Friday in a gaming dispute between the Cherokee Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. The Cherokee Nation wants to prevent the Bureau of Indian Affairs from...

Judge sets hearing in fight  over United Keetoowah Band casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Judge sets hearing in fight over United Keetoowah Band casino (August 8, 2013)
A federal judge has scheduled a hearing in a gaming dispute between the Cherokee Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

United Keetoowah Band optimistic for trust status at casino
Litigation
United Keetoowah Band optimistic for trust status at casino (August 2, 2013)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians remains confident that its casino site in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, will be placed in trust. The land-into-trust application the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino is being litigated by the Cherokee Nation. The UKBs, however, aren't worried....

United Keetoowah Band awaits final BIA action on gaming site
Litigation
United Keetoowah Band awaits final BIA action on gaming site (July 31, 2013)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is waiting for final action from the Bureau of Indian Affairs on its gaming site in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The tribe operates the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino on a 2.03-acre site that is not in...

Cherokee Nation offers settlement in UKB casino land dispute
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cherokee Nation offers settlement in UKB casino land dispute (July 25, 2013)
The Cherokee Nation is offering to settle a land-into-trust dispute with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. The United Keetoowah Band operates the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino on a 2.03-acre site in Tahlequah. The Bureau of Indian Affairs plans to...

Cherokee Nation sues to block UKB casino land-into-trust bid
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cherokee Nation sues to block UKB casino land-into-trust bid (July 24, 2013)
The Cherokee Nation went to court on Tuesday to block the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians from operating a gaming facility. Both tribes are headquartered in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. But the Cherokee Nation claims it is the only one with...

United Keetoowah Band celebrates 27 years of tribal gaming
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
United Keetoowah Band celebrates 27 years of tribal gaming (July 23, 2013)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians celebrated the 27th anniversary of its gaming facility in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The Keetoowah Cherokee Casino was one of the first gaming facilities in Indian Country and is one of the oldest in Oklahoma....

Cherokee Nation sues DOI over United Keetoowah Band casino
Litigation
Cherokee Nation sues DOI over United Keetoowah Band casino (August 31, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation is suing the Obama administration for putting land into trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. The Cherokee Nation claims sole jurisdiction over a "treaty territory" that includes the site of the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino....

Cherokee Nation to file lawsuit for UKB gaming land decision
Litigation
Cherokee Nation to file lawsuit for UKB gaming land decision (August 23, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation is going straight to federal court to dispute a decision that allows the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians to keep its casino open. Cherokee Nation Attorney General Todd Hembree previously said the tribe would file a...

Federal Register notice for United Keetoowah Band casino land
Land Acquisitions
Federal Register notice for United Keetoowah Band casino land (August 7, 2012)
It's official -- the casino site of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is going into trust. The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a notice in today's issue of the Federal Register, announcing approval of the tribe's land-into-trust application....

Cherokee Nation outlines strategy for fighting UKB gaming ruling

Cherokee Nation outlines strategy for fighting UKB gaming ruling (August 2, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma outlined its strategy for fighting a decision that allows the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians to keep its casino open. The Cherokees will ask the Interior Board of Indian Appeals to overturn the Bureau...

Cherokee Nation disputes United Keetoowah Band casino ruling
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cherokee Nation disputes United Keetoowah Band casino ruling (August 1, 2012)
As expected, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will fight a decision that allows the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians to keep its casino open. In a decision on Monday, the Bureau of Indian Affairs said the former reservation of...

United Keetoowah Band celebrates BIA approval of casino land
Litigation | Openings & Closings
United Keetoowah Band celebrates BIA approval of casino land (July 31, 2012)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma won last-minute approval on Monday to keep its casino open. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved a land-into-trust application for two acres covering the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino. The decision stated that...

United Keetoowah Band still confident of decision on casino site
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
United Keetoowah Band still confident of decision on casino site (July 30, 2012)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is confident the Obama administration will keep its disputed casino open. The tribe agreed to close the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino today unless the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves a land-into-trust application....

United Keetoowah Band prepares to shutter casino on July 30
Litigation | Openings & Closings
United Keetoowah Band prepares to shutter casino on July 30 (July 27, 2012)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is prepared to close its casino at midnight on July 30. The tribe agreed to the deadline as part of a settlement with the state. Only a decision by the Bureau...

United Keetoowah Band confident of BIA decision on casino land
Litigation | Openings & Closings
United Keetoowah Band confident of BIA decision on casino land (July 23, 2012)
The clock is ticking on the casino owned by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. As part of a settlement with the state, the tribe agreed to close the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino on July 30 if the...

United Keetoowah Band  faces deadline on disputed gaming site
Litigation | Openings & Closings
United Keetoowah Band faces deadline on disputed gaming site (July 11, 2012)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians faces a big deadline to keep its casino open. Under a settlement with the state, the tribe agreed to close the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino on July 30 if the land at the site...

Cherokee Nation ready to fight UKB casino land-into-trust ruling
Litigation | NIGC
Cherokee Nation ready to fight UKB casino land-into-trust ruling (June 15, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is getting ready for a potential decision affecting the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians casino. The Cherokees say they will fight the Bureau of Indian Affairs if it approves a land-into-trust application for the...

United Keetoowah Band enters agreement on disputed casino
NIGC
United Keetoowah Band enters agreement on disputed casino (June 11, 2012)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians reached a settlement with the state of Oklahoma over its disputed casino. The tribe has been engaged in gaming in Tahlequah for more than 20 years. The site is within the former Cherokee...

Oklahoma tribes expect continued growth of their casinos
Openings & Closings
Oklahoma tribes expect continued growth of their casinos (February 24, 2012)
Oklahoma is home to over 90 casinos and three tribes still expect to see continued growth in the coming years. The Cherokee Nation operates eight gaming facilities. The tribe is building a new one and is expanding or renovating three...

Oklahoma tribes help local economy with gaming facilities
Compacts
Oklahoma tribes help local economy with gaming facilities (February 23, 2012)
Indian gaming revenues are not just helping tribes provide services and programs to their members, they are benefiting communities across Oklahoma. One of the biggest impacts is employment. The Cherokee Nation, the largest in the state, has put 3,000 people...

Editorial: Tribal casino holds some promise in South Carolina
Opinion
Editorial: Tribal casino holds some promise in South Carolina (February 20, 2012)
"The recent emergence of gambling issues on several fronts says it's time again for a full-throated debate on this subject, especially given South Carolina's history on gambling and its statutory ban against most forms of it, including friendly poker games...

UKB hopes to convince South Carolina governor on casino bid
Casino Stalker
UKB hopes to convince South Carolina governor on casino bid (February 9, 2012)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma hopes to convince South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to agree to an off-reservation casino. Haley has expressed doubts about signing a Class III gaming compact with the tribe and supporting...

Opinion: Tribal gaming isn't the only choice in South Carolina
Opinion
Opinion: Tribal gaming isn't the only choice in South Carolina (February 6, 2012)
"Perhaps it's a coincidence that the Catawba Indian Nation renewed its efforts to force our state to authorize high-stakes gambling just as the Cherokees started trying to build political support for a casino in Jasper County. But there's much the...

Editorial: Tribal gaming projects not good for South Carolina
Opinion
Editorial: Tribal gaming projects not good for South Carolina (February 1, 2012)
"South Carolina’s love-hate relationship with gambling is heading for another round of…well…loving and hating, in the state legislature and elsewhere. At issue are plans for Native American-sponsored casinos at two potential locales. Members of the Cherokee Nation are proposing to...

Opinion: UKB casino in South Carolina a win for the economy
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Opinion: UKB casino in South Carolina a win for the economy (January 30, 2012)
"Citizens in Jasper County and other parts of the Lowcountry are telling us, “This is our time. This is our opportunity. We must prevail.” They’re talking about their future — theirs and their children and grandchildren — as they contemplate...

United Keetoowah Band confirms   South Carolina casino plan
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United Keetoowah Band confirms South Carolina casino plan (January 18, 2012)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma confirmed interested in a casino in South Carolina. The tribe has teamed up with developers for a casino and hotel near Hilton Head Lakes. “The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians...

United Keetoowah Band looking at a casino in    South Carolina
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United Keetoowah Band looking at a casino in South Carolina (January 16, 2012)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is reportedly interested in a casino in South Carolina, although a news report doesn't provide any confirmation from the tribe. However, the idea for a casino near Hilton Head Island has...

United Keetoowah Band requests trust status for gaming site
NIGC
United Keetoowah Band requests trust status for gaming site (November 21, 2011)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma has submitted a land-into-trust application for its gaming site in Tahlequah. The tribe operates the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino on about two acres. The site is within the former Cherokee Reservation but...

NIGC rules UKB casino not on Indian land in long-running dispute
NIGC
NIGC rules UKB casino not on Indian land in long-running dispute (July 25, 2011)
The casino owned by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma is not on "Indian land," the National Indian Gaming Commission said in a decision last Thursday. The tribe opened the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino in 1991. The site...

NIGC yet to issue ruling on United Keetoowah Band  casino
NIGC
NIGC yet to issue ruling on United Keetoowah Band casino (May 23, 2011)
A federal judge ordered the National Indian Gaming Commission to rule on the legality of casino being operated by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma. That was five years ago. The NIGC doesn't appear to have issued...

United Keetoowah Band running casino amid land status issue
NIGC
United Keetoowah Band running casino amid land status issue (March 28, 2011)
In September 2000, the National Indian Gaming Commission concluded that a casino being operated by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians was not on Indian land. More than 10 years later, the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino is still up and...

Joe Bunch: Oklahoma tribes know how to regulate gaming facilities
NIGC | Opinion
Joe Bunch: Oklahoma tribes know how to regulate gaming facilities (August 6, 2010)
The following is the opinion of Joe Bunch, the chairman of the gaming commission for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. On October 20th, 2006, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Colorado...

Keetoowah  man elected vice president of OIGA
Public Relations
Keetoowah man elected vice president of OIGA (November 21, 2007)
Joe Bunch, a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, has been elected vice president of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association. Bunch is the chairman of the tribe's gaming commission and has been assistant operations manager for...

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