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Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Nisqually Tribe welcomes public to non-smoking area at casino (04/22)
The tribe has completed the second phase of a $45 million casino expansion. The final phase is expected to debut in July 2015.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Nooksack Tribe can't pay back $15M loan for struggling casino (04/20)
The tribe says the Nooksack River Casino has been operating at a loss and is $2 million in the hole.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Colville Tribes plan ceremonial debut of $68M casino next month (04/16)
The official opening of the 12 Tribes Resort and Casino will take place sometime this summer.

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: Public Relations
Chehalis Tribe honors singer at casino concert for defending girl (04/01)
The tribe donated $2,500 to a domestic violence advocacy agency to thank Aaron Lewis for taking a stand.

Filed Under: California | Connecticut | Public Relations
Report puts tribal gaming industry revenues at $28.3B in 2013 (03/31)
The tribal gaming industry grew just 0.5 percent in 2013, according to the new edition of Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Nisqually Tribe to open second phase of $45M casino expansion (03/30)
The tribe added a smoke-free area with a new deli, a full service bar and a gift shop to the Red Wind Casino.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Suquamish Tribe reaches deal to allow highway work at casino (03/25)
The improvements come as the tribe finalizes a $30 million expansion at the facility.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Man from Crow Tribe cites self-defense in fatal casino shooting (03/25)
Jeremy Schlenker, 27, is accused of shooting a man in the parking lot of the casino owned by the Puyallup Tribe in Washington.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Puyallup Tribe helps track man accused of murder in casino lot (03/23)
Video footage captured the suspect's car and the tribe saw his license plate.

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 | Regulation
Muckleshoot Tribe wins license to operate non-Indian racetrack (03/17)
The tribe already owns the 175 acres where the Emerald Downs sits.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Cowlitz Tribe eager to start work on long-delayed casino project (03/13)
The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust earlier this week.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Cowlitz Tribe celebrates as BIA finally puts gaming site in trust (03/10)
Opponents -- including a rival tribe with an existing casino -- are still in court trying to stop the project.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Cowlitz Tribe still waiting on BIA to place gaming site in trust (03/04)
The tribe filed the land-into-trust application after gaining federal recognition in 2000.

Filed Under: Compacts
Washington Gambling Commission approves tribal compacts (02/17)
The agreement allows tribes to add more gaming devices to their facilities.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Suquamish Tribe set to debut $30M casino expansion in June (02/16)
The tribe added 98 hotel rooms, a cafe, steakhouse and a 10,000-square-foot conference center to the facility.

Filed Under: Compacts | Opinion
Editorial: Approve new gaming compacts for Washington tribes (02/11)
Washington’s treaty tribes would find it easier to add electronic slot machines as their enterprises gradually expand.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Fiji axes license for casino that was linked to Snoqualmie Tribe (02/10)
The tribe invested $1.5 million in a project that never got off the ground.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Mohegan Tribe for supporting gaming bid (02/05)
The Mohegans have reportedly invested $40 million in the long-delayed project.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Opponents take Cowlitz Tribe gaming land dispute to DC Circuit (02/04)
The main issue in the case is the Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Member of Chehalis Tribe works on $40M expansion of casino (01/28)
The entire project will last about 18 months but a portion of the new casino will open this fall.

Filed Under: Compacts
Washington tribes can add more machines with new casino deal (01/26)
Tribes have almost reached the cap of about 28,000 machines set by compacts from 2007.

Filed Under: Opinion
Chehalis Tribe to start work on $40M expansion of gaming facility (01/23)
The tribe is adding 41,000 square-feet of space to the casino and a 120,000 square-foot parking garage.

Filed Under: Compacts
Most Washington tribes reach new Class III gaming compacts (01/15)
The state announced agreements with 27 of 29 tribes.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Men robbed after winning about $5000 at Tulalip Tribes casino (01/12)
The incident took place off the reservation but a tribal officer obtained a surveillance image of the suspect and sent it to local police agencies.

Filed Under: Regulation
Snoqualmie Tribe collects 8.6 percent sales tax on food at casino (01/08)
The tribe plans to use the revenues for government services and programs.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Cowlitz Tribe should work with others on casino plan (12/24)
All tribes — and potential tribes — can avoid wasteful litigation by working together whenever possible.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Opponents of Cowlitz Tribe plan appeal of gaming land decision (12/19)
The Grande Ronde Tribes fear competition will hurt their existing casino.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Stillaguamish Tribe welcomes visitors to $27M hotel at casino (12/17)
Elders were the first guests of the five-story, 125-room facility on Monday.

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