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Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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).

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed 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.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Tulalip Tribes lose litigation over additional Class III machines (04/28)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state in a dispute over a proposed amendment to the Class III gaming compact.

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.

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