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Cowlitz Tribe close to reaching agreement with city for new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe close to reaching agreement with city for new casino (02/05)
Work has already begun on the $500 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort near La Center, Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe plans to debut long-awaited casino in spring of 2017Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe plans to debut long-awaited casino in spring of 2017 (01/27)
Construction is underway at the $500 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort in Washington.

Skokomish Tribe reaches new gaming compact with WashingtonFiled Under: Compacts
Skokomish Tribe reaches new gaming compact with Washington (01/26)
The agreement comes after the state entered into new compacts with 27 other tribes.

Republican lawmaker questions Cowlitz Tribe's gaming projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Republican lawmaker questions Cowlitz Tribe's gaming project (01/22)
The tribe is building a $13.4 million wastewater system at the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort in Washington.

Colville Tribes include restaurant in expansion project at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Colville Tribes include restaurant in expansion project at casino (01/21)
The Coulee Dam Casino will see a new restaurant, gaming area, lounge and deck on the second floor of the structure.

Quinault Nation announces $25M expansion project at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Quinault Nation announces $25M expansion project at casino (01/11)
The Quinault Beach Resort and Casino will gain space for additional slot machines, more food options, two bars, a coffee shop/gift shop and a parking garage that will double as a tsunami shelter.

Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casino (12/16)
Plans call for a 48,100 square-foot casino on about 11.41 acres in Skagit County.

Chehalis Tribe closes casino in response to flooding conditionsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Chehalis Tribe closes casino in response to flooding conditions (12/11)
Tribal members who have been displaced by flooding are staying at the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel in Washington.

Kalispel Tribe boosts off-reservation casino with $3M golf clubFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Kalispel Tribe boosts off-reservation casino with $3M golf club (12/11)
The acquisition helps the tribe stay competitive in the event another off-reservation casino opens nearby.

Snoqualmie Tribe sues city over loss of sewer service to casinoFiled Under: Litigation
Snoqualmie Tribe sues city over loss of sewer service to casino (12/10)
The Snoqualmie Casino will be forced to close without service from the city of Snoqualmie, the lawsuit alleges.

Cowlitz Tribe closes on financing for long-delayed $550M casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe closes on financing for long-delayed $550M casino (12/09)
The Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort will be located on the tribe's 152-acre reservation in Clark County, Washington.

Carol Evans: Spokane Tribe deserves off-reservation casino tooFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Carol Evans: Spokane Tribe deserves off-reservation casino too (12/08)
We face staggering social, health and environmental problems as historic sources of tribal revenue no longer exist, are in decline, and are near flatlining.

Stillaguamish Tribe debuts eatery and microbrewery at casino Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Stillaguamish Tribe debuts eatery and microbrewery at casino (11/25)
The Angel’s Tap House Brewery is the first tribally-owned brewery in Washington state.

Editorial: Reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Reject Spokane Tribe off-reservation casino project (11/23)
The Obama administration has tilted toward allowing tribes to create pockets of territory off their reservations, spurring casino development even as gambling revenues are leveling off.

Cowlitz Tribe plans $13.4M wastewater system at casino siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Cowlitz Tribe plans $13.4M wastewater system at casino site (11/13)
Chairman William Iyall is confident that the Environmental Protection Agency will approve the project.

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.

Grand Ronde Tribes won't rule out casino at former racetrackFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Grand Ronde Tribes won't rule out casino at former racetrack (10/16)
The site puts the tribe a lot closer to Portland, Oregon's most populous city and could address competition from a rival casino.

Cowlitz Tribe already in debt $485M for long-delayed casino bidFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe already in debt $485M for long-delayed casino bid (10/12)
Preliminary work has started on the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort, with an official groundbreaking set for early next year.

Indian gaming industry grew 116 percent between 2001 and 2013Filed Under: California | Public Relations
Indian gaming industry grew 116 percent between 2001 and 2013 (10/08)
The top five states in the $28 billion industry were California, Oklahoma, Florida, Washington and Arizona.

Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnershipFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnership (10/05)
The Republican presidential candidate attempted to explain some of his negative and racially charged comments about Native Americans in a newly-disclosed letter.

Spokane Tribe still waiting for answer on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (10/02)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) isn't rushing into a decision on the proposed development in Airway Heights that faces opposition from the Kalispel Tribe.

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.

Kalispel Tribe to buy golf course for $3M in bid to boost casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Kalispel Tribe to buy golf course for $3M in bid to boost casino (09/11)
The acquisition will help the Northern Quest Resort and Casino address potential competition from another tribe.

Spokane Tribe awaits governor's ruling on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe awaits governor's ruling on off-reservation casino (09/08)
A decision on the West Plains Mixed-Use Development in Airway Heights, Washington, is many months away.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe offers look at new hotel at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe offers look at new hotel at casino (08/21)
Groundbreaking on The Point Hotel, with 74,000 square-feet and 94 rooms, is slated by the end of the month.

Cowlitz Tribe casino agreement awaits decision in state courtFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe casino agreement awaits decision in state court (08/19)
The tribe reached a $14 million agreement with the city of La Center, Washington, for sewer service to the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort.

Kalispel Tribe sees golf course purchase as way to boost casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Kalispel Tribe sees golf course purchase as way to boost casino (08/04)
The Kalispels are facing potential competition from the Spokane Tribe, whose off-reservation casino awaits a decision by Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Snoqualmie Tribe hires new chief operating officer for casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Snoqualmie Tribe hires new chief operating officer for casino (08/03)
The Snoqualmie Casino recently announced a new chief executive officer as well.

Last defendant sentenced in theft case at Yakama Nation casinoFiled Under: Regulation
Last defendant sentenced in theft case at Yakama Nation casino (07/31)
Over $63,000 was stolen from the Yakama Legends Casino by 42 defendants.

Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust landFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust land (07/30)
The Samish Nation, though, isn't interested. And neither is the Suquamish Tribe.

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.

Editorial: Colville Tribes realize dream with flagship casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
Editorial: Colville Tribes realize dream with flagship casino (07/24)
Hats off to the Colville Confederated Tribes for persevering with plans to build a destination-style casino in the mid-valley area.

Editorial: Washington doesn't need another off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Washington doesn't need another off-reservation casino (07/09)
If tribes can place casinos on ancestral or aboriginal lands, rather than on reservations, then where does it end?

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe announces plans for hotel at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe announces plans for hotel at casino (07/08)
The 74,000 square-foot hotel at The Point Casino will feature 94 rooms.

Spokane Tribe partners with Hard Rock for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe partners with Hard Rock for off-reservation casino (06/29)
The tribe is hoping to convince Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) to sign off on the project.

Tulalip Tribes host Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & ExpoFiled Under: Meetings | Regulation
Tulalip Tribes host Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo (06/22)
Agenda topics include employee recruitment and retention, facility design, online gaming and regulation of the casino industry.

Nooksack Tribe owes more than $20.7M for unpaid casino loanFiled Under: Business Deals | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Nooksack Tribe owes more than $20.7M for unpaid casino loan (06/22)
The tribe might be forced to close the Nooksack River Casino after losing a series of rulings in the case.

Colville Tribes welcome public to $43M flagship gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Colville Tribes welcome public to $43M flagship gaming facility (06/18)
The 12 Tribes Resort and Casino features a 56,000 square-foot gaming floor, two lounges, two restaurants and an 80-room hotel with meeting space and an indoor/outdoor pool.

Spokane Tribe faces another hurdle in off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe faces another hurdle in off-reservation casino bid (06/17)
A Republican member of Congress, several state lawmakers and the Kalispel Tribe are mounting opposition to the project.

Spokane Tribe finally wins BIA approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe finally wins BIA approval for off-reservation casino (06/16)
It took nearly a decade of work but the tribe still has one more hurdle to cross -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Colville Tribes getting ready to welcome visitors to $43M casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Colville Tribes getting ready to welcome visitors to $43M casino (06/12)
The 12 Tribes Resort and Casino will finally open its doors on June 17.

Spokane Tribe still waiting on decision for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe still waiting on decision for off-reservation casino (06/12)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs completed the final environmental impact statement more than two years ago.

BIA approves Class III gaming compacts for 27 Washington tribesFiled Under: Compacts
BIA approves Class III gaming compacts for 27 Washington tribes (06/04)
Nearly every tribe in the state signed onto the deal, which paves the way for the addition of more gaming devices at their facilities.

Theft case at Yakama Nation casino wraps up with sentencesFiled Under: Regulation
Theft case at Yakama Nation casino wraps up with sentences (05/19)
The tribe asked federal authorities to investigate a scam at the casino that was orchestrated by a former employee.

Former Yakama Nation casino board director disputes ousterFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Former Yakama Nation casino board director disputes ouster (05/12)
Shay-Anne Spencer, the former chairwoman of the board of directors, plans to file an ethics complaint against the tribal council.

Yakama Nation removes casino board for mismanagementFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Yakama Nation removes casino board for mismanagement (05/11)
The three members of the board of directors were accused of mismanaging a $90 million expansion project.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe busts nine in prostitution sting at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe busts nine in prostitution sting at casino (05/07)
Management at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel noticed the problem and alerted tribal police.

Cowlitz Tribe and Mohegan Tribe committed to casino projectFiled 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.

Navajo lawyer re-appointed to Washington gaming commissionFiled Under: Regulation
Navajo lawyer re-appointed to Washington gaming commission (05/05)
Chris Stearns, a member of the Navajo Nation, is the first Native American to serve as chair of the Washington State Gambling Commission.

Cowlitz Tribe aims to start construction on casino later in yearFiled 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.

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