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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (08/25)
The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.

Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casino (08/22)
Opponents of the Cowlitz Tribe's new casino haven't decided whether they will pursue further appeals in the long-running case.

Puyallup Tribe breaks ground on another parking garage at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Puyallup Tribe breaks ground on another parking garage at casino (08/19)
The garage at the Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel will have space for more than 2,500 vehicles.

Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in courtFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court (08/17)
The Oregon tribe expects to lose a lot of business once the Washington tribe's casino opens in April 2017.

Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rightsFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights (08/15)
Two federal court decisions decided one day apart considered the definitions of 'Indian' under the Indian Reorganization Act.

Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in OregonFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in Oregon (08/08)
Despite losing at the polls in the past, two non-Indian developers are reviving plans for a gaming facility outside Portland, Oregon.

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinosFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (08/02)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.

Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new siteFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site (08/01)
The tribe continues efforts to expand its economy with a project just outside of Portland, Oregon.

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application (07/29)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.

Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | California
Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino (07/26)
The real estate mogul tiibal headquarters in California just a few months before he launched his infamous attack on Indian gaming.

Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in WashingtonFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington (07/18)
Neither the Samish Nation nor the Suquamish Tribe are interested in developing the site in Bremerton.

Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino (07/15)
Construction is slated to begin in the fall and the first phase will open in 2017.

Colville Tribes move forward with plans for another gaming facilityFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts
Colville Tribes move forward with plans for another gaming facility (07/08)
The Twin Lakes Casino is being described as a modest facility with just 50 gaming machines.

Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old trackFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old track (06/29)
A media consultant said the tribe has no 'current' plans for a casino at the site near Portland, Oregon.

Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrackFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack (06/24)
The tribe still hasn't said what it plans to do with the 31-acre site right outside of Portland, Oregon's most populous city.

Cowlitz Tribe announces name in Salish language for fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces name in Salish language for fast-rising casino (06/21)
The name for the facility -- ilani -- comes from the Salish word for 'sing.'

Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinosFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinos (06/20)
Seattle Times: What’s more dangerous is the precedent Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s approval may set for other tribes to expand their operations off reservations.

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino (06/20)
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe on track to open long-awaited casino in 10 monthsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe on track to open long-awaited casino in 10 months (06/17)
The $500 million facility In Washington is expected to welcome patrons on April 17, 2017.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino rulingFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (06/09)
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino (06/08)
The decision marks only the second time that an off-reservation casino has been approved in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe announces more hires for casino management teamFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces more hires for casino management team (06/08)
The Cowlitz Casino team is headed by Kara Fox-LaRose, a member of the Mohegan Tribe, a partner in the project.

Yakama Nation shares $898K in gaming revenues with communityFiled Under: Public Relations
Yakama Nation shares $898K in gaming revenues with community (06/03)
The tribe shared $464,307 with emergency providers and another $434,027 went to schools, charities and non-profits.

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino (05/25)
Clark County, however, remains part of a lawsuit that challenges the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casino (05/18)
Officials in Clark County, Washington, has been fighting the casino for more than a decade they might be willing to work with the tribe.

Editorial: Suquamish Tribe shares casino funds with communityFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Suquamish Tribe shares casino funds with community (05/17)
We raise our hands in thanks. Hy’sh’qa, Suquamish Tribe, for your generosity and your continued stewardship in your historical territory.

Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casino (05/17)
The Cowlitz Casino Project is 40 percent complete and a local government has rescinded a resolution of opposition.

Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casino (05/09)
The casino mogul often brags of his business prowess but he failed to seal a deal with the the Washington tribe in the early 2000s.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts forums on casino construction and related workFiled Under: Federal Register | Meetings | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosts forums on casino construction and related work (05/05)
The tribe will be offering updates on the fast-rising casino, a $15 million water reclamation plant and a $32 million highway improvement project.

Cowlitz Tribe aims to hire locally as casino construction continuesFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe aims to hire locally as casino construction continues (05/02)
With about 1,000 jobs on the line, the tribe is reaching out to its members and to the local community.

Kalispel Tribe welcomes public players to golf course near casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Kalispel Tribe welcomes public players to golf course near casino (04/21)
The general public will be able to play at the storied Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane, Washington, for the first time.

Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrackFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack (04/14)
The building that housed the old Multnomah Greyhound Park near Portland, Oregon, is being demolished to make way for some sort of development.

Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' gamesFiled Under: Compacts | Regulation
Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' games (04/13)
Some lawmakers say the devices look more like slot machines, which only tribes have the right to operate.

Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workersFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers (04/08)
Construction is progressing quickly on the tribe's reservation but officials in Clark County, Washington, aren't happy about it.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applicationsFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | NIGC | New York
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications (04/01)
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.

Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Appeals court in D.C. hears closely watched land-into-trust case (03/18)
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington wants to join the Indian gaming industry but the Grand Ronde Tribes in neighboring Oregon hopes that doesn't happen.

Cowlitz Tribe faces unusual opposition to casino wastewater plant Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe faces unusual opposition to casino wastewater plant (03/07)
Three communities and two tribes in Washington are using a membrane bioreactor system without incident but the Cowliz Tribe is being met with questions.

Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe ask judge to put a stop to casino workFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe ask judge to put a stop to casino work (03/04)
Construction is proceeding quickly on the $500 million Cowlitz Casino Project and an injunction would pose a major setback to the tribe.

Cowlitz Tribe and city reach long-awaited agreement for casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe and city reach long-awaited agreement for casino (03/02)
The tribe will pay $32 million to renovate a highway interchange near the Cowlitz Casino Project that's already under construction.

Cowlitz Tribe included waiver of immunity in old casino agreementFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe included waiver of immunity in old casino agreement (03/01)
The memorandum of understanding would have allowed the tribe to be sued for alleged violations but it can't be enforced because it was invalidated.

Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threatFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threat (02/29)
Officials in Clark County, Washington, claim construction of a wastewater treatment system at the casino site violates a local ordinance.

Cowlitz Tribe starts hiring process for long-awaited casino resortFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe starts hiring process for long-awaited casino resort (02/25)
The tribe is creating more than 1,200 construction and permanent jobs and expects to open the $500 million casino in the spring of 2017.

Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe celebrates start of construction on $500M casino (02/15)
Opponents -- including a tribe with an existing casino -- are still fighting the project in court but the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort is quickly taking shape in Washington.

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.

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