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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.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Cowlitz Tribe wins decision on casino land-into-trust application (12/15)
The tribe has been pushing for the casino for over a decade.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Nisqually Tribe reports no damage or injuries after fire at casino (12/15)
Crews put out a blaze that hit a propane tank behind the facility.

Filed Under: Compacts | Legislation | Regulation
Washington lawmakers put gaming and marijuana on same panel (12/09)
The Washington House Commerce and Gaming Committee will be a part of the next legislative session.

Filed Under: Regulation
Yakama Nation leaders suspended in clash over gaming panel (12/01)
The top two leaders of the general council allegedly refused to meet with the tribe's gaming commission.

Filed Under: Regulation
Washington gaming panel cuts jobs as non-Indian revenue falls (11/26)
The tribal casino industry, on the other hand, has grown by leaps and bounds.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Lawmaker wants BIA to wait on Cowlitz Tribe casino acquisition (11/25)
Sparring continues as parties wait for a decision in a long-running lawsuit.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Stillaguamish Tribe to open $27M casino at hotel next month (11/04)
The five-story, 125-room hotel will welcome guests in mid-December.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Worker at Puyallup Tribe's casino gets wedding band returned (10/30)
The 79-year-old employee had lost the ring when he went to work last week.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Grand Ronde Tribes continue fight against Cowlitz Tribe casino (10/29)
The two tribes would compete for patrons in the Portland, Oregon, area.

Filed Under: Public Relations
Puyallup Tribe offers reward for return of casino worker's ring (10/29)
A 79-year-old employee who lost his wife to cancer is hoping for the return of his wedding band.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: No logic in putting Cowlitz Tribe's gaming site in trust (10/28)
Newspaper says the Cowlitz Tribe should not open a casino.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Nisqually Tribe to launch part of $45M casino expansion project (10/28)
The facility is doubling in size to 95,000 square-feet.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
BIA announces intent to put Cowlitz Tribe gaming site in trust (10/24)
The tribe has been waiting 12 years for a decision.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Candidates differ on Spokane Tribe's off-reservation casino bid (10/22)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) opposes it while Joe Pakootas (D) won't object if it wins Bureau of Indian Affairs approval.

Filed Under: Regulation
Navajo lawyer named chair of Washington gaming commission (10/16)
Chris Stearns is the first Native American to hold the post.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Samish Nation isn't interested in pursuing casino on allotment (09/26)
Attorney says the tribe has 'repeatedly' turned down an Indian family's request to join in the project.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Indian family in Washington continues bid for casino on allotment (09/16)
It's not clear whether the Samish Nation, the Suquamish Tribe or the Quinault Nation exercise jurisdiction over the site.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Cowlitz Tribe sees setback in infrastructure plan for casino site (08/27)
The casino has been in limbo due to land-into-trust challenges from a rival tribe and some local opponents.

Filed Under: Federal Register | Openings and Closings
Stillaguamish Tribe finally secures reservation status for casino (08/26)
The effort took nearly 30 years, Chairman Shawn Yanity said.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Nooksack Tribe must answer to casino loan lawsuit in state court (08/22)
The tribe's business corporation agreed to a waiver of sovereign immunity.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Yakama Nation seeks to attract more visitors with casino hotel (08/14)
The $90 million expansion, which includes a 200-room hotel, is expected to open by the end of 2016.

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