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Shakopee Tribe funds Eastern Shoshone Tribe casino expansion (12/17)

Construction on the $25 million expansion will start in the spring and last 12 months.

Supreme Court rejects suit over Yavapai-Apache casino contract (12/16)

The tribe will remain protected by sovereign immunity in a dispute with an outside company.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community voters reject new casino plan (12/16)

Tribal members rejected plans to buy a hotel and build a $31 million casino at the site.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe to put casino name on big arena (12/03)

The Talking Stick Resort Arena is located on land that was once a part of the tribe's reservation.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe might put casino name on arena (12/02)

The home of the Phoenix Suns and the Phoenix Mercury could be known as the Talking Stick Arena.

Pala Band to launch Internet gaming operation in New Jersey (11/06)

The Pala Interactive site is expected to be up and running within two weeks.

Quapaw Tribe faces competition for Kansas commercial casino (10/30)

One license for the southeastern region of Kansas is up for grabs.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won't confirm size of casino debt (10/10)

But Chairman Cedric Cromwell and Vice Chairman Jessie Baird hint that the figure is near or over $100 million.

Ex-manager for Shingle Springs Band's casino told to pay $2.4M (09/12)

Lakes Entertainment lost an arbitration dispute with an investor in the tribe's casino.

Cherokee Nation to announce $80M retail development at casino (09/09)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma continues its streak of major gaming-related developments.

Quapaw Tribe eyes local support for commercial casino in Kansas (08/29)

The tribe is working with a Las Vegas casino developer on the project.

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.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe won't renew gaming management contract (08/18)

Exceptional Gaming had been managing the Paragon Casino Resort for the past 14 years but the tribe decided to let the contract expire this month.

Gila River Tribe's gaming enterprise reaches naming rights deal (08/14)

The Gila River Arena is about a mile from the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino site.

Snoqualmie Tribe still trying to recover $1.5M for casino in Fiji (08/06)

The developer behind the troubled project has since sold its stake in the venture.

Quapaw Tribe announces partnership for state casino in Kansas (08/05)

The proposed site is less than 40 miles from the tribe's flagship gaming facility.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community goes ahead with gaming plan (08/05)

The tribe wants to move an existing casino to a new site on the waterfront but a lawsuit in tribal court could stop the project.

6th Circuit sides with Sault Tribe in commercial casino dispute (08/04)

Former investors claimed they were owed $74 million, plus interest.

Meskwaki Tribe seeks to foreclose on former dog racing track (07/11)

The tribe paid $9.1 million to save the track from bankruptcy and now holds a lien on the property.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community continues work on casino plan (07/09)

The tribe is still in negotiations to purchase an existing hotel on the waterfront.

Mississippi Choctaws plan casino upgrades with debt refinance (07/03)

Tribe signs loan package worth $145 million.

Chumash Tribe casino was second largest sponsor of NBA team (06/26)

Casino spent $1.3 million on advertising in the most recent season.

Seminole Tribe joins Chickasaw Nation for New York casino plan (06/20)

Plans call for a casino on the waterfront in Rensselaer, across the river from the state capitol.

Chickasaw Nation and partners change New York casino plans (06/05)

Global Gaming Solutions, a tribal subsidiary, plans to manage the proposed casino.

Auburn Community enters collaboration for Internet gambling (06/03)

The tribe is partnering with Win, a social gaming platform.

Mohegan Tribe pays ex-partner $900M not to manage casino (06/02)

Management contract was due to run for seven years until a new deal entered the mix.

Snoqualmie Tribe sues to recover $1.5M from failed Fiji casino (05/30)

Lawsuit was filed in Washington state court.

City waits for casino plan from Chickasaw Nation and partners (05/30)

Group faces June 30 deadline to negotiate a host agreement and secure local approval.

Seneca Nation won't be financing New York commercial casino (05/23)

Tribe will manage, but not invest in, the proposed development.

Seneca Nation enters commercial gaming project in New York (05/22)

Five tribes are seeking to run commercial facilities in different regions of the state.

Seminole Tribe still interested in acquiring casino in Atlantic City (05/21)

Hard Rock International could buy the Revel Casino Resort if the price is right.

Chickasaw Nation joins commercial gaming project in New York (05/20)

Tribal subsidiary would manage casino in the Albany region.

Catawba Nation hires Lumbee-owned contractor for bingo hall (05/19)

The tribes are supporting each other in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community looks at new site for casino (05/13)

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan is moving forward with plans to relocate one of its casinos.

Chumash Tribe hails action against NBA owner in racism dustup (04/30)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California praised the NBA for disciplining the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Mohegan Tribe spent $22M on failed casino bid in Massachusetts (04/30)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut spent at least $22 million pursuing a commercial casino in Massachusetts.

Chumash Tribe drops casino sponsorship in NBA racism dustup (04/29)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California has ended its relationship with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority renews golf partnership (04/29)

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has extended its sponsorship of a PGA Tour Canada event

Morongo Band announces partnership for Internet poker game (04/24)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California announced an Internet poker partnership.

Snoqualmie Tribe seeks repayment of investment in Fiji casino (04/24)

The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington says it is owed $1.5 million for investing in a casino project on the island nation of Fiji.

Mescalero Apache Tribe completes refinancing of casino debt (04/16)

The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico refinanced about $260 million in gaming debt.

Yurok Tribe getting closer to opening date for casino in Redwoods (04/09)

The Yurok Tribe is nearly finished with construction of a casino and hotel in the Redwoods of California.

Snoqualmie Tribe no longer involved with gaming project in Fiji (04/08)

The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington is no longer involved in a casino project on the island nation of Fiji.

Victor Rocha to host 2nd online gaming conference in Oklahoma (04/04)

Victor Rocha, the owner of, is bringing Indian Country Online to Oklahoma this June.

Morongo Band and card clubs continue discussions with poker site (04/01)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians and three non-Indian card clubs remain in negotiations with a controversial Internet poker site.

Company that owes $10.4M to gaming tribes files for bankruptcy (03/25)

A non-Indian cash management company that owes $10.4 million to tribes has filed for bankruptcy protections in federal court.

Mohegan Tribe faces depositions in Massachusetts casino spat (03/11)

The new leader of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut faces a deposition as part of a gaming disagreement in Massachusetts.

Seminole Tribe might be interested in buying Atlantic City casino (03/03)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida might be interested in acquiring a commercial casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Non-Indian firms play both sides in commercial gaming industry (02/21)

As more and more states expand gambling options, they are relying on consulting firms to help them write regulations and review casino applicants.

Firm says it put $40M in Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes gaming site (02/18)

A company that has been working with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma says it put $40 million into an Internet gaming site.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes kill plans for Internet gaming site (02/17)

It looks like the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma are getting out of the Internet gaming business for now.

Leech Lake Band to offer simulcast wagering on horse races (02/12)

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota reached an agreement to offer simulcast wagering on horse races.

Saskatchewan won't be selling two casinos to First Nations (02/11)

The Saskatchewan government has dropped plans to sell two casinos to the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.

Snoqualmie Tribe refinances $310M in gaming-related debt (02/05)

The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington has refinanced $310 million in gaming-related debt.

Lac du Flambeau Band sees Internet gaming as new frontier (02/04)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is ready to go when Internet gaming becomes legal in Wisconsin.

Press Release: Snoqualmie Tribe to refinance casino debt (02/03)

The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington closes on $310 million in financing.

Pala Band uses family's property for sewer pump near casino (02/03)

The Pala Band of Mission Indians in California placed a casino sewer pump on an Indian allotment without the family's permission.

Interview: Lac du Flambeau Band joins online gaming world (01/31)

Poker News interviews Jack Hakim, the CEO of a company that provides an Internet gaming platform for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin and the Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance.

Column: Non-Indian companies in tribal gaming business (01/27)

Howard Stutz looks at non-Indian financing of tribal casino projects in California and other states.
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