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Kalispel Tribe boosts off-reservation casino with $3M golf club (12/11)

The acquisition helps the tribe stay competitive in the event another off-reservation casino opens nearby.

Cowlitz Tribe closes on financing for long-delayed $550M casino (12/09)

The Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort will be located on the tribe's 152-acre reservation in Clark County, Washington.

Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case (12/02)

The dispute began after the tribe refused to pay $50 million in bonds that were issued for a failed commercial riverboat casino.

Mohegan Tribe signs partner for $5B casino proposal in Korea (11/24)

The Mohegan Sun Inspire project features a foreigners-only casino, a hotel complex, a 20,000-seat arena, shops, restaurants and other amenities.

Agua Caliente Band gaming enterprise signs deal with NBA team (11/20)

Agua Caliente Casino Resorts will be known as the presenting sponsor for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Creeks start work on casino project (11/04)

The Poarch Creeks are building and managing the facility, which is located on Washoe land in Nevada.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band uses casino funds to grow economy (10/26)

Gaming represents 75 percent of the tribe's $30 million budget but leaders are working to change that for the future.

Leader of Pamunkey Tribe ousted after questioning casino bid (10/26)

Kevin Brown was forced out just days before the Bureau of Indian Affairs granted recognition to the tribe, a first in the state of Virginia.

Arizona tribes on road to recovery with $1.81B in casino revenues (10/08)

The Arizona Indian Gaming Association is releasing a report that highlights the benefits of the state's tribal industry.

Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnership (10/05)

The Republican presidential candidate attempted to explain some of his negative and racially charged comments about Native Americans in a newly-disclosed letter.

Kalispel Tribe to buy golf course for $3M in bid to boost casino (09/11)

The acquisition will help the Northern Quest Resort and Casino address potential competition from another tribe.

Donald Trump supported then opposed casino in Connecticut (08/21)

The Republican presidential candidate who once said tribes in the state 'don't look like Indians to me' ended up with a sweet deal at the end of the saga.

Guidiville Band and gaming partner ordered to pay $1.9M in fees (08/20)

The tribe is suing the city of Richmond and the federal government over a failed casino project at Point Molate.

Yurok Tribe swindled out of $250K in scam to finance casino (08/07)

A Georgia man promised $8 million to finance the Redwood Hotel Casino but the tribe never saw any money from the failed deal.

Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans (07/27)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to issue a decision on a land-into-trust application that was submitted in September 2013.

Chukchansi Tribe planning to reopen casino by end of year (07/21)

Chairman Reggie Lewis said creditors have pledged up to $35 million to reopen the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

Sault Tribe protected by sovereign immunity in casino dispute (06/30)

Congress did not waive tribal sovereign immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, a federal judge ruled earlier this month.

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.

Former Seneca Nation gaming executive pleads in land case (06/23)

Bergal Mitchell III admitted he took $338,000 from a fraudulent land purchase.

Tohono O'odham Nation defends legality of casino in new case (06/23)

The tribe is seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the state from interfering with the West Valley Resort and from retaliating against vendors doing business with the tribe.

Former Seneca Nation gaming executive set for hearing in case (06/22)

Bergal Mitchell III was indicted in connection with the $2.1 million purchase of land that the tribe used to develop a golf course.

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.

Washoe Tribe partners with Poarch Creeks for gaming project (05/12)

The two tribes are working together on a small casino that would be located at a travel plaza now under construction in Nevada.

Fond du Lac Band prevails again in long-running casino case (05/08)

A judge had ordered the tribe to send another $12 million -- on top of $75 million -- to the city of Duluth but an appeals court said that was a mistake.

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.

Mashantucket Tribe plans grand opening for casino outlet mall (04/22)

The 320,000-square-foot Tanger Outlets at the Foxwoods Resort Casino debuts on May 21.

Mohegan Tribe announces plans for $5B casino in South Korea (04/21)

Chairman Kevin Brown signed a memorandum of understanding at a ceremony in Seoul, the nation's capital.

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.

Mohegan Tribe went to South Korea to discuss potential casino (04/16)

Chairman Kevin Brown led a small delegation to the East Asian nation but a deal hasn't been finalized, a gaming executive said.

Fond du Lac Band spars with city over services for urban casino (04/15)

The city of Duluth has demanded $2 million a year, a figure that the tribe won't accept.

Seminole Tribe faces complaints over business deals at casino (04/15)

Rock band Candlebox said it was promised $400,000 for a reunion tour but never saw any money.

Fort Peck Tribes might scale back plans for new gaming facility (03/30)

Tribal leaders took a straw poll and eight out of 12 council members said they do not support the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge in its current form.

Fort Peck Tribes move forward with casino plan thanks to loan (03/23)

A groundbreaking on the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge is set for June 15.

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.

Connecticut lawmakers move fast on bill for new tribal casinos (03/20)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are joining forces to counteract threats to their gaming empire.

Creek Nation council pushes leader to resign over gaming deal (03/20)

Chief George Tiger has defended his decision to sign a deal that promoted another tribe's casino.

Creek Nation council weighs action against chief in casino deal (03/19)

Chief George Tiger continues to face pressure to step down in response to a gaming deal he signed in 2009.

Quapaw Tribe promises fight to protect casino rights in Kansas (03/19)

The tribe is withdrawing from a commercial gaming project in order to concentrate on a new battle over its expansion plans.

Muscogee Nation leader faces ouster petition over gaming deal (03/18)

Chief George Tiger has denied any wrongdoing but tribal members and council leaders are angry.

Muckleshoot Tribe wins license to operate non-Indian racetrack (03/17)

The tribe already owns the 175 acres where the Emerald Downs sits.

Creek Nation leader won't resign amid criticism over casino deal (03/16)

Chief George Tiger said the agreement to promote the Kialegee Tribal Town casino was never a secret.

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.

Muscogee Nation Council asks chief to resign over gaming deal (03/11)

The council vote was symbolic but angry tribal members are planning to start a petition to remove George Tiger from office.

Creek Nation leader paid to promote Kialegee Tribal Town casino (03/09)

Chief George Tiger denies any wrongdoing in signing a deal to work as a consultant for another tribe.

Mashantucket Tribe joins gaming proposal in Massachusetts (03/04)

The tribe hopes to manage a commercial casino in the southeastern part of the state.

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.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe involved in video gaming project in Georgia (02/03)

The Louisiana-based tribe paid $6 million for a site in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Narragansett Tribe wins litigation filed by former gaming partner (01/22)

The tribe won't have to repay a $10 million loan simply because a non-Indian facility has opened in the state.

Eastern Cherokees not affected by bankruptcy of casino company (01/16)

The Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort will operate as usual and the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino is on track to open this fall.

Tonkawa Tribe signs agreement for machines and renovations (01/13)

Poydras Gaming Finance Corp. will supply 600 Class III machines and provide up to $5.5 million for renovations and developments at two facilities.

Shinnecock Nation said to be in gaming talks with Seminole Tribe (01/05)

The Shinnecocks were partnered with another firm but that relationship appears to have come to an end.
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